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Final Meetings Recap  
by Vice President Knight Allen
Originally published on February 9, 2017 - reprinted with permission

    Your Nevada Seniors Coalition held two very important meetings in January and February.

    On January 12,2017 Jan Perry announced that Vern (who was home trying to recover from a bug that had sent his temperature as high as 104) was resigning the Presidency of NSC. Jan reported his decision was firm. He simply did not want to carry the responsibilities of the Office any longer.

    This put us in quite a bind since it is Vern, with help from Jan who does all the work. After discussion among the Members present about Vern's decision I turned the meeting into a Nominating Convention. Actually I just asked if anyone wanted to take the job. Again there was discussion but at the end it was clear no one was prepared to take on the position.

    Once that point had been reached another decision needed to be made. Do we shut down completely, liquidate the bank account and donate the funds to charity in accordance with our Charter? In discussion the Members understood there would be no more monthly meetings but, what about the "Foghorn"? I reported that Vern had indicated he might (emphasis on "might") be willing to continue the newsletter. After more discussion I called for a vote on the Question: "If Vern is willing to do it, should we continue to publish the Foghorn?"

  The results were:  Yay 13   Nay 0   Abstain 1

    Jan then announced we would have one more meeting February at which time Vern would announce his decision personally.


    On February 9,2017 we held our final meeting of the Nevada Seniors Coalition. Vern was there and presided. Before we got into the business at hand we gave the floor to Kay Schnell who reported to us on the service that was held at the Veterans Cemetery in Boulder City for Ted Mendalski one of the longest tenured and most dedicated members of our group. Very nicely done Kay and thank you for all you did for Ted through the years.

    Vern then took the floor and announced he would continue doing the "Foghorn." He will also retain the Presidency since the office has been restructured to only the newsletter and to facilitate our banking activities. Marcia Koben is now the cosigner on the account.


    Dues will no longer be assessed. All currently paid up members will receive the "Foghorn" each month and we will continue to maintain the nevadaseniors.com website until the money runs out or Vern no longer wants to do it.

I then ran the final raffle. I gave five tickets to everyone and closed the prize inventory. We then adjourned the meeting.


     A few personal thoughts if I may.
  I joined the NSC Board when Ken Mahal was President, Vern was Vice President, Florence Petris was Secretary and Belle Chohanin was Treasurer. Richard Thomas worked hard spreading our Meeting Notices. Except for Vern they're all gone now which is a kind of microcosm of what has happened to the group as a whole.

    When Ken left for Florida it was a natural progression for Vern to move into the Presidency and he has done a wonderful job. I was honored when he offered me the opportunity to write this column. I hope you have found it to be a positive contribution to the "Foghorn" and I hope it continues to be in the coming months and years.
 
It has been a pleasure to know you personally and while I'll miss the monthly meetings my contact info will continue to be at the end of each column and I'll be happy to stay in touch anytime.

       Happy Trails folks.

Contact Vice-President Knight Allen

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