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2008 E-Government Award with Distinction
Council on Aging Minutes 05/19/2011

                                 Minutes of the Board Meeting May 19, 2011

Betty Beard called the meeting to order at 9:30 A.M. Members present were Sandra Szedlak, COA Director, Betty Beard, Stephanie Whalen, Fran Perkins, Dee Higgins, Lucile Cashin, Tess McAlpine, Peggy Lynn, Thomas Hawko, Pauline McGaughey & Marge Sturm (COA reps to FECOA).  Carol DiBona and Vicky Anderson were absent.  Vicky Anderson had submitted her resignation (full-time employment with the Town) to the Board of Selectmen earlier in the week.

A motion was made by Thomas Hawko to accept the minutes of the April 21, 2011 meeting.  This was seconded by Stephanie Whalen. The vote was unanimous.

Director’s Report:
  • Following a positive vote on the Town override, our new secretary (Jillian Benilli) will begin work on June 1, 2011.  
  • Both the Cape Cod Times and The Cape Codder have been publicizing our events quite regularly in recent weeks.  Cindy Dunham has been working on this.
  • A thank you note has been sent to The Four Points Sheraton regarding our Volunteer Luncheon.  Many positive comments were received.
  • There will be a joint FECOA-COA meeting on May 26 to review procedures for requests.  A discussion was held on the role of the FECOA.  
Committee Reports:

Kitchen redo - Stephanie Whalen has been in contact with the commercial range supplier in Fall River.  We are checking on the correct electrical configuration. Flooring has been difficult to choose.  Stephanie is still working on this aspect.   Work should begin in the kitchen around June 1, 2011.

Programs – The Health Fair was announced – this will take place on Friday, May 20th.

Old Business - None

New Business – Invitation to the High School Choruses performance, May 19th, 7:00 pm at St. Joan of Arc.

A motion was made by Thomas Hawko to adjourn the meeting at 10:46 A.M. It was seconded by Stephanie Whalen. The vote was unanimous.

Respectfully Submitted,

Sandra Szedlak
COA Director

                                                    UPCOMING EVENTS

May 26  Thursday          9:00   Joint FECOA-COA Meeting
May 27  Friday          11:30  Center cook off – Potluck (bring your recipe)
June 3          Friday          11:00 “Nutrition and Hydration” by Bayada Nursing
June 10 Friday          11:00    AAA presents “Older and Wiser Driving”
June 16 Thursday          9:30   COA Meeting
June 17 Friday          11:00    VNA presents “Fall Prevention”
June 23 Thursday          9:30   FECOA Meeting
June 24 Friday          10:30    Capering Canines (Dancing Dogs)
Movies every Friday 1:00 pm

Eastham, Massachusetts
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