Meeting Minutes

RALPHO TOWNSHIP BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

October 21, 2021 Meeting Minutes

 

The meeting was held via Zoom; and opened with the financial report approved on a motion by Dave Latorre, seconded by Frank Berger. The minutes of the September meeting were approved on a motion by Dave Latorre, seconded by Carole Swank.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Setting up the Santa’s mailbox has been approved by the township supervisors and Frank will co-ordinate with the road crew as to when it can be done. Also, Frank will do publicity for the mailbox, Michelle Fetterolf and Candace from MTB will do response letters to the children (return addresses must be provided on envelopes), Frank Bebenek will include information on our Facebook page. Letters can be placed in the mailbox from Nov. 29 thru Dec.20 to receive a response.

 

The decision was made to renew our website for another year; cost to be approximately $165.00.  Frank Bebenek will get that done and update the association.

 

Two maps will be mailed to each RTBA member ( approx.70) at a cost of $0.98 per mailing Frank will make copies of the letters to be included in the mailings.; Sue Brouse has prepared the mailing labels.

 

The Southern Football and Cheerleader Boosters made a monetary donation to the Food Pantry to recognize our assistance with their breakfast they served on Labor Day.

 

The RTBA will make donations to the Oak Grove and Elysburg food pantries in the amount of $500.00 each toward their Thanksgiving food distributions. Checks will be prepared and give to each pantries point of contact.  Our facebook page will be update to ask the community to join in with donations sent to our PO box and inturn will be totaled and split for possible additional funding.

 

The Christmas tree pick-up project will held January 8, 2022. Volunteers are needed, email Frank at fspacrew@ptd.net if you are interested in helping.

 

Dave Latorre will contact the FBLA for the first quarter award recipient and also for the ending dates of each quarter of the school year.

 

Frank Berger will notify the area high schools regarding the annual scholarship award.

 

Reminder to members searching any officer position.  With this year restructuring our election of officers will be done at the January meeting.  We are asked not to put out your campaign signs any earlier than two weeks prior to that meeting.  All interested members please contact Frank Berger to have your names entered on the ballot.

 

As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned on a motion by Frank Berger, seconded by Carole Swank.

 

 

The next meeting will be November 18, 2021 via Zoom. Note no December meeting.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Carole A. Swank, acting secretary