Roger McQuain, President, declared a quorum (20 members in attendance/86 Proxies) and the meeting was called to order at 10:00 a.m.

Roger gave a brief overview of how the Foundation was founded in 2010.  The goal is to reach $500,000 in endowments which will allow us to decrease our fundraisers.

Roger then introduced Laurie Huebner, Vice President.  Laurie introduced and thanked the outgoing Board members; Roger McQuain (President), Richard Wimmer (Sponsorship), Marilyn Kosiorek (Services Committee), and Noreen Maloney (Secretary).  She also introduced the current Board members; Carol Kantor (Membership), Ellen Domke (Nominations), Jerry Stevens (Golf Committee), Tom Shannon (Treasurer), Lynda Gifford (Grants), Lee Davies (Wine Tasting) and Paul Plaza and Dave Hourigan (HOA) who were absent.

Roger then introduced the possible new Directors who will serve a three-year term - Ron Cibolski, Ed Luchi, Kevin Smith and Judy Wing.  A motion to elect these members as Directors was made by Rozier Sharp, seconded by Noreen Maloney and carried unanimously. The bios for the new Directors are on the we site.

Laurie then presented the Sponsors; which are on the web site.  She also thanked Richard Wimmer, along with Bob Smith, for spearheading the Sponsorship program.  

President's Report - Roger McQuain

  1. Over $39,000 was awarded in Grants for 2016.
  2. Foundation was given the Hunger Hero Award from the All Faiths Food Bank for donating the most food from one source in 2016.  Award will be presented at the Volunteers Luncheon on January 20th. This would not have been accomplished without Marilyn Kosiorek and her Committee.  They were also responsible for the Giving Tree which provided Chirstmas gifts for 77 children.
  3. Membership is currently at 237.  Carol Kantor has worked dilligently to recruit new members which are need to make the Foundation successful.
  4. Tom Shannon presented a detailed review of the financial reports for 2016 as well as the buget performance and new budget for 2017.  All financial reports are on the web site.

New Business - nothing to report
Questions/Answers - nothing from those present

In closing, Roger stated that as a former educator his passion was to set up a scholarship fund through the Foundation.  He and Rozier met with Gulf Coast Community Foundation regarding this effort.  However, Take Stock in Children (TSIC) made application for  a Grant 3 years ago and have been awarded a Grant annually since then.

There being no further business, a motion was made by Dale Kirkland; seconded by Rozier Sharp and unanimously agreed to adjourn the meeting at 10:35 a.m.

Submitted by:

Noreen Maloney