Heron Creek Community Foundation
Board of Directors Minutes
April 25, 2017

Present:  Laurie Huebner, Paul Plaza, Kevin Smith, Ed Luchi, Judy Wing, Tom Shannon, Jerry Stevens, Lynda Gifford, Lee Davies, David Hourigan.

 Absent:  Chris Trottier, Ellen Domke, Carol Kantor, Ron Cibolski.

The meeting was called to order at 2:00PM by president Laurie Huebner and a quorum declared.

Secretary's Report:  Minutes from March 25 reviewed and accepted.
                                 Lynda Gifford will be away for May and June meetings and Judy Wing
                                 will take minutes.

Treasurer's Report:  Tom Shannon reported that we have $3,371.60 in our cash account and
                                  the endowment is at $316,814.39.

President's Report:   Laurie Huebner updated us on the Pet Calendar project.  To date all
                                 the months and the covers have been sold.  She asked the board to 
                                 help sell the squares.

                                 We received notice from Take Stock in Children that the 2016 Heron 
                                 Creek Community Foundation Scholarship has been awarded to
                                 Bryce Munoz, a 9th grader at NPHS.  Congratulations to Bryce.
                                 We also received updates on "our" two other recipients, Gina and
                                 Dylan, who are both right on track.

                                 Donna Maorino has written an article about Neuro Challenge which 
                                 will be published on our web site and the newsletter.

Committee Reports

By-laws - Jerry Stevens : No report

Membership -  Kevin Smith presented a timeline for the proposed Membership 
                        Appeal, which would begin on June 1.  This would encompass 
                        offering the Entertainment Card to all members as an incentive to join, and
                        change member's renewal dates to one annual renewal in January.
                        Following a discussion of pros and cons on the plan, no action was taken at
                        this time. The Membership Committee did agree to re group and consider
                        other proposals. Kevin also discussed the new database he has created for
                        membership, and how we will be able to mine the data to develop targeted
                        membership drives and events.

Nominations - Ellen Domkes:   No report

Publicity-        No report.

Service -   No report

Ad-Hoc Committee Reports

Structure:  Laurie Huebner, Lynda Gifford, Tom Shannon & Jerry Stevens
.                The Committee has met with Plantation Community Foundation and Venice
                  Yacht Club Foundation.   A report and recommendation from the committee
                  should be ready by next meeting.

Growing Membership:  See Membership Committee Report.

Secretary's Report:  Lynda Gifford - Minutes for February were voted on and accepted.

New Business:  Kevin Smith as chair of the golf tournament reported that the                     
                          committee is trying to change the tournament date from January to March or
                          April and changing the day to a Monday.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:45 P.M>

Our next Board meeting will be on May 23, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Board Room.

 Respectfully Submitted,

Lynda Gifford, Secretary