February 19, 2008



CALL TO ORDER: President, Barbara Taylor, CIT called the meeting to order at 6:08 p.m. Location of the meeting was the City Diner.  Secretary, Darlene Lee-Omana, was present.


INTRODUCTIONS:  Five members present:  one guest Jackie Ketchum


PROGRAM:   Felipa Lopez Wilmot from the Area Agency on Aging of the Coastal Bend


MINUTES:    The Minutes for January, 2008 were approved as written.


CORRESPONDENCE:  Correspondence was read and none required action.




PRESIDENT:  President, Barbara Taylor CIT reported that:

  1. Celina Romay has resigned and will not renew.  Her position on the Board will not be filled.
  2. Region 7 Fund is requesting that each member make a $5.00 donation.
  3. The Chapter needs to send $10.00 for the Directors Gift for Forum.


VICE PRESIDENT:  Vice President, Virginia Llanas reported the next business meeting will be held March 18, 2008 at City Diner.  There is no program for March.  The April 15, 2008 program will be Charlie Brite.  His topic will be “Understanding Credit”.



TREASURER:  Treasurer, Vickie Thompson submitted Treasurer’s Reports for January, 2008.  Reports were approved and filed for audit.

Darlene Lee-Omana reported that the bill for Thompson Allstate Bingo is $ 561.80; however she had a check from the Loving Spoonful for supplies that had been credited to them for $ 799.15.




Membership:  Lisa Huerta was absent. 

Professional Education:  Virginia Llanas reported that he speaker for February will be.

Darlene Lee Omana will try to find information on a program for Home Buyers with the City.

Block Kids: President, Barbara Taylor reported that Block Kids was a big success.  Thanks to everyone.  Winners were First place:  Jesse Anchondo, Second Place, Kasey Carrion and Third Place went to Charley Pena.  Vickie Thompson reported that Bonds had been purchased.

Badges & Identification:  Nothing at this time.

Publicity:  President, Barbara Taylor, CIT discussed publicity items sent in and article on Block Kids.

Education:  No report

Recycle:  Lisa Huerta absent.  More recyclables were also collected to give to her Saturday.

CAD:  President, Barbara Taylor, CIT reported that deadline for student entry is 3-7-2008.  Judges are line up and Sponsorships so far are:  CoastCon $300.00;  Teal Construction- $ 100.00;

Ewing Construction- $ 300.00 and American Bank- $ 150.00 for a total of $850.00.  We still need $200.00 so anyone that can get a sponsorship, let Barbara know.

Social:  Nothing at this time.

Roster: Kim Wilburn, CCA absent.  Roster is complete and distributed.

Ways and Means:  Committee Chairman, Darlene Lee Omana suggested a large rummage sale in the Spring.  Get contractors and suppliers to donate old merchandise that is not moving or is outdated.  Start working on your suppliers now. Kim Wilburn is going to check with Gayle at the AGC and see about a potential partnership on the Spring Sale with them.  Everyone start cleaning out those closets and get ready for spring.  Members discussed tabling of making watches to sell at Convention.  Virginia did a practice run on the rear-view mirror hangers and they came out looking great.  A meeting was called for Tuesday, February 26, 2008 after work at Dar’s house to make some so that Vickie and Lisa can sell them at Forum.  Kim Keplar was absent so the Ambit Energy discussion was tabled.

Communication:  No Report

Friendship:  No Report.

Website: Vickie Thompson had no report at this time.

Trash Off: Lisa Huerta sent instructions to meet at 8:00 am on March 22, 2008 to collect trash.

WIC Week:   Prescott School Nurse’s Station work day scheduled for March 29, 2008 at Kim Keplar’s shop at 3049 SPID- 10:00 am.  This is at Kostoryz and SPID behind the ADSAC office.

The Ark Assessment Center and Emergency Shelter for Youth used playground equipment installation is on hold until we find out if there is a way to buy new bolts and screws and an instruction book on how to put it together.  Manufacturer is Done Right Playgrounds and Barbara is going to contact them to get imformation.

Darlene Lee Omana  is in charge of the project for The Ark Drug Recovery for Women.  We won’t get started on this until the other two projects have been taken care of.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  President, Barbara Taylor, CIT announced that her and Darlene Lee-Omana had been judges for 18 students at Central Park Elementary School’s Spelling Bee on February 6, 2008. 

The budget has been corrected.

Skills USA is April 4,5,6.  Please submit names of judges to Barbara.

President, Barbara Taylor, CIT and Darlene Lee Omana, CCA, CIT, CCRRC attended the Texas A & M Awards Dinner.  Barbara read a letter from the girl that was awarded our scholarship.

ABC is have Casino Night on March 1, 2008 at King’s Crossing.  Tickets are $75.00 each.

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary has a scholarship is you know anyone that is interested, contact Barbara for information.


NEW BUSINESS:  President, Barbara Taylor, CIT reported:

The Forum committee is requesting any pictures we might have from the past.  They want them scanned and e-mailed by March 28, 2008.  Contact her for e-mail address.

Vickie Thompson made a motion that Lisa Huerta be our delegate for Forum.  Virginia Llanes seconded.  Motion carried.  Vickie Thompson and Lisa Huerta plan to go to Forum.

Habitat for Humanity wanted a joint venture with us on their project.  Barbara will let the know that we have too much at this time and maybe they could contact us after our spring projects.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Congratulations to Bruce Birmingham with Western Steel for winning the 2007 President’s Award from the AGC.


ADJOURNMENT:  There being no further business to come before the assembly, the meeting was adjourned at 8:46 p.m.


___________________                                  ____________________

Darlene Lee-Omana, Secretary                       Barbara Taylor, President


Members Present:                                         Guests Present:

Barbara Taylor, CIT                                        Jackie Ketchem

Virginia Llanas                                                                                                           

Darlene Lee Omana, CCA, CIT, CCRCC

Vickie Thompson

Cathy Beaudin, CCA, CIT