EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
CLUB 2493 - DIVISION 2 - DISTRICT 5
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017
MINUTES OF THE GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

The General Membership Meeting of the Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast was brought to order at 12:10 pm, by President Joe, at C J Cannons. Alice gave the invocation and Joe led us in the pledge. There were 7 members and 3 guests present. Joe welcomed everyone to the meeting.

The one minute club member introduction was enjoyed as we went around the room.

Joe discussed our recent project and the up-coming projects. The South Beach Cleanup with KIRB went very well. Forty-five bags of trash was collected. The items were a little unusual this time as Hurricane Irma stirred up a lot of unusual trash. The Exchange Club Pathfinders and the Karate Club members were a great help, as usual and they really seemed to enjoy it. We did find out from the young helpers that the "doughnuts" were the best; the healthy stuff is not necessary.

The Tunnel to Towers Run will be held on Saturday, October 28th, Club volunteers are to be at Riverside Park at 6:30 am. The volunteers will be distributing little American Flags and 3 members will be at a water station.

The National Day of Service Project will be at Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, October 28th. A number of club volunteers will be at the house build out and the other volunteers will be at the ReStore.

Kim let everyone know that the scholarships have now been set up through Indian River State College. The ACE Scholarship winner will receive $1,000.00 and the Boy of the Year will receive $500.00, as well as, the Girl of the Year will receive $500.00. Our club will review the candidates and have input in the selection. The applicants are to be residents of Indian River County. The winners will come to our meeting to be awarded the scholarships.

The joint Exchange Club meetings have been going very well and are quite productive, according to Joe. We will have the Christmas Party on Friday, December 8th at the Vero Beach Inn & Suites, which is located on west Rt 60. More information will follow. The Freedom Shrine will be re-dedicated at the Post Office on 13th Avenue in Vero. Date, time and expense will be given to the members later.

Today's guest speakers are from the Vero Vino Wine & Food Festival. Glenn Ferdinand, Tammy Vock and Susan Rane shared information about this Festival, which will be held at The Heritage Center on Saturday, November 18th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. The proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indian River County. The tickets are $50.00 per person, which includes wine, beer and gourmet food pairings. There are a limited number of tickets available. Purchase tickets at www.Eventbrite.com.

Kim informed the members that the Pathfinders will be at the Black & White Ball, as greeters and will also be selling the 50/50 tickets. Kim also let us know she is on the board for the Shrimp Fest, which will be held March 16, 17 and 18 of 2018. She will share more information as it gets closer.

There will be a quick meeting of the Fundraising Committee right after this meeting.

The 50/50 winner was our guest, Glenn Ferdinand from the Vero Vino Festival. See, it pays to be at our meetings.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:06 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Alice W Gaskill
Secretary

EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
CLUB 2493 - DIVISION 2 - DISTRICT 5
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
MINUTES OF THE BOARD MEETING

The Board meeting was brought to order at 12:01, pm by President Joe at C J Cannons. Present were Joe, Leslie, Eric, Liz, Laurie, Cindy, Sam, Kathy, Kim and Alice. Joe thanked everyone for attending the meeting.

Joe thanked Alice for the Minutes and Newsletter for September. The September 7th Membership Meeting was cancelled as everyone, including CJ Cannons was getting ready for Hurricane Irma. The September 14th Board Meeting was cancelled as everyone was cleaning up after Hurricane Irma. The September 21st had been cancelled as the Chamber of Commerce had their annual Private Industry Awards Luncheon and a majority of the members had to be at the luncheon for their businesses.

The Board Members reviewed the Treasurer's Report. Eric asked that the Committee Chairs keep track of their expenses until he has the budget set up on his computer. The balances, as of October 12th are as follows; Foundation Account - $2,220.50; Fundraising Account - $5,646.87 and the Operating Account - $4,287.22. Eric was made aware of an internal issue with CASTLE so he placed a stop payment on the $3,000.00 check we gave them on October 5th. There was much discussion about the check. It was decided that when Joe received a written report; from the auditors, of the outcome of the issue, we will then give them the proceeds. Laurie made the motion that the funds were to be given to CASTLE, Kim second the motion and ALL were in favor.

Liz reminded us about the two up-coming projects; both on Saturday, October 28th. The Tunnel to Towers run at Riverside Park. Volunteers are to be at the park at 7:00 am. Club members will be handing out little American Flags and will man a water station. The second project is with Habitat for Humanity; which is our National Day of Service project. A number of club members will work at the home build out and several will work at the ReStore.

A number of ideas were brought up about new fund raisers. Joe decided to have a short meeting of the Fundraising Committee and others right after the October 19th General Membership Meeting.

Joe mentioned the joint Exchange Christmas Party; which will be held on Friday, December 8th at the Vero Beach Inn and Suites, located at 8797 20th Street, Vero Beach. Joe asked that the Board approve our club participation and the $100.00 fee (per club). There will be a 50/50 drawing. Everyone is asked to bring an unwrapped toy for a child. The cost is $40.00 person and there will be a cash bar. Sam made the motion and Laurie second the motion for the club to participate with the other Exchange Clubs for the Christmas Party and to pay the $100.00 fee. ALL were in favor. More information will follow.

Since club members are asked to bring an unwrapped gift for a child to the Christmas Party this club will not have its own Adopt A Family project.

Joe gave us an update on the Freedom Shrine Rededication. It will be at the Vero Beach Post Office, on 13th Avenue and it is a joint project with the other Exchange Clubs. He will let us know when this will take place and what expense the club might have.

The next New Member Event is scheduled for November 30th, at Walking Tree. Every member is asked to attend, even if you do not have a guest. Joe and Leslie discussed the contacts made with the guests that attended the August 31st event. It appears that several of the guests are interested in joining our club.

Joe reminded us about the Indian River Exchange Club's Black & White Ball. Joe has asked that all our club members and their guests be able to sit together.

Cindy informed us that the trip to the Navy Seal Museum; with the Pathfinders, will be on Saturday, December 9th.

Kim informed us that the Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast scholarship through Indian River State College is now set up. A check for $2,000.00 is to be sent to IRSC. The scholarships will be $1,000.00 for the ACE winner and a $500.00 scholarship for the Boy of the Year and a $500.00 scholarship for the Girl of the Year.

The meeting adjourned at 1:09 pm.

Respectively Submitted,

Alice W Gaskill
Secretary
EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
CLUB 2493 - DIVISION 2 - DISTRICT 5
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
MINUTES OF THE BOARD MEETING

The Board meeting was brought to order at 12:01, pm by President Joe at C J Cannons. Present were Joe, Leslie, Eric, Liz, Laurie, Cindy, Sam, Kathy, Kim and Alice. Joe thanked everyone for attending the meeting.

Joe thanked Alice for the Minutes and Newsletter for September. The September 7th Membership Meeting was cancelled as everyone, including CJ Cannons was getting ready for Hurricane Irma. The September 14th Board Meeting was cancelled as everyone was cleaning up after Hurricane Irma. The September 21st had been cancelled as the Chamber of Commerce had their annual Private Industry Awards Luncheon and a majority of the members had to be at the luncheon for their businesses.

The Board Members reviewed the Treasurer's Report. Eric asked that the Committee Chairs keep track of their expenses until he has the budget set up on his computer. The balances, as of October 12th are as follows; Foundation Account - $2,220.50; Fundraising Account - $5,646.87 and the Operating Account - $4,287.22. Eric was made aware of an internal issue with CASTLE so he placed a stop payment on the $3,000.00 check we gave them on October 5th. There was much discussion about the check. It was decided that when Joe received a written report; from the auditors, of the outcome of the issue, we will then give them the proceeds. Laurie made the motion that the funds were to be given to CASTLE, Kim second the motion and ALL were in favor.

Liz reminded us about the two up-coming projects; both on Saturday, October 28th. The Tunnel to Towers run at Riverside Park. Volunteers are to be at the park at 7:00 am. Club members will be handing out little American Flags and will man a water station. The second project is with Habitat for Humanity; which is our National Day of Service project. A number of club members will work at the home build out and several will work at the ReStore.

A number of ideas were brought up about new fund raisers. Joe decided to have a short meeting of the Fundraising Committee and others right after the October 19th General Membership Meeting.

Joe mentioned the joint Exchange Christmas Party; which will be held on Friday, December 8th at the Vero Beach Inn and Suites, located at 8797 20th Street, Vero Beach. Joe asked that the Board approve our club participation and the $100.00 fee (per club). There will be a 50/50 drawing. Everyone is asked to bring an unwrapped toy for a child. The cost is $40.00 person and there will be a cash bar. Sam made the motion and Laurie second the motion for the club to participate with the other Exchange Clubs for the Christmas Party and to pay the $100.00 fee. ALL were in favor. More information will follow.

Since club members are asked to bring an unwrapped gift for a child to the Christmas Party this club will not have its own Adopt A Family project.

Joe gave us an update on the Freedom Shrine Rededication. It will be at the Vero Beach Post Office, on 13th Avenue and it is a joint project with the other Exchange Clubs. He will let us know when this will take place and what expense the club might have.

The next New Member Event is scheduled for November 30th, at Walking Tree. Every member is asked to attend, even if you do not have a guest. Joe and Leslie discussed the contacts made with the guests that attended the August 31st event. It appears that several of the guests are interested in joining our club.

Joe reminded us about the Indian River Exchange Club's Black & White Ball. Joe has asked that all our club members and their guests be able to sit together.

Cindy informed us that the trip to the Navy Seal Museum; with the Pathfinders, will be on Saturday, December 9th.

Kim informed us that the Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast scholarship through Indian River State College is now set up. A check for $2,000.00 is to be sent to IRSC. The scholarships will be $1,000.00 for the ACE winner and a $500.00 scholarship for the Boy of the Year and a $500.00 scholarship for the Girl of the Year.

The meeting adjourned at 1:09 pm.

Respectively Submitted,

Alice W Gaskill
Secretary

EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
CLUB 2493 - DIVISION 2 - DISTRICT 5
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017
MINUTES OF THE GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

The meeting was brought to order at 12:05 pm by President, Joe Walsh at C J Cannons. Alice gave the invocation and Sam led us in the pledge. There were 9 members and 7 guests present at this meeting. Joe welcomed everyone. Everyone introduced themselves, as we went around the room. You will hear more about our guests a little later in the minutes.

Joe reminded us about the upcoming events....October 7th is the rescheduled date for the South Beach Clean-up, with KIRB. October 21st is the Black & White Masquerade Ball, which is sponsored by the Indian River Exchange Club, at the Vero Beach Country Club. October 28th is the rescheduled date for the Tunnel To Towers Run. Five (5) people are needed to distribute flags and for a water station.. October 28th is also the National Day of Service and members of this club will be volunteering at Habitat For Humanity. A number of members will be at the build-out house and several will be at the Re-Store.

Joe gave us an up-date on the joint Exchange Club meetings. A plaque will be put up at C J Cannons, indicating all the local Exchange Clubs meet there. The clubs want to re-dedicate the Freedom Shrine at the Vero Beach Post Office. The clubs will also come together for the Christmas Party, which is scheduled for Friday, December 8th. More information will follow on the joint Exchange Club activities.

Joe introduced Katie Kowanic, from CASTLE. A portion of the 2017 Golf Shamble proceeds were given to CASTLE. Katie gave us an update on the family services they provide and the results they are able to achieve that goes forth for generations. Katie accepted the check. She also introduced Darrel Jones and Abby; who work with CASTLE. She wanted the club members to get to know them and them to get to know us, as we will be working with them in the future. Katie is leaving CASTLE, due to health issues.

Joe also recognized Walt McNulty from Linus Cadillac Buick GMC; Keith Kite, Missy Davis and Amy Selby from Springhill/Marriott and Jon Moses from Riverside Theatre. These businesses were recognized as they were major sponsors for the Golf Shamble. Our other major sponsor, Elite Airways was not able to join us nor was Joe Corr, an individual contributor.

Our 7th guest was Hailey, Cindy Jewett's daughter. Cindy let us know that our visit to the Navy Seal Museum, with the Pathfinders will be in December. More information will follow.

Katie Kowanic was presented the "Unsung Hero" plaque for all of her participation in our events during the 2016-2017 Exchange year.

The meeting adjourned at 1:06 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,
Alice W Gaskill
Secretary

EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
CLUB 2 - DIVISION 2 - DISTRICT 5
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
MINUTES OF GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

The General Membership Meeting was cancelled, due to the Chamber of Commerce Private Industry Luncheon being on this same day and the majority of this club's business members are attending the luncheon.

The next regularly scheduled membership meeting will be on Thursday, October 5, 2017.

Respectfully Submitted,

Alice W Gaskill,
Secretary

EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
CLUB 2492 - DIVISION 2 - DISTRICT 5
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
MINUTES OF BOARD MEETING

The Board Meeting was cancelled by President, Joe. Hurricane IRMA was not a direct hit; however there was a lot of wind and rain damage to our community; therefore President Joe cancelled the meeting as everyone, including C J Cannons was busy cleaning up.

The next, regularly scheduled membership meeting is Thursday, September 21st.

Respectfully Submitted,

Alice W Gaskill
Secretary

EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
CLUB 2493 - DIVISION 2 - DISTRICT 5
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2017
MINUTES OF GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

The General Membership Meeting was cancelled by President, Joe Walsh. Everyone, including C J Cannons was getting ready for hurricane IRMA.

The next meeting will be the Board Meeting on Thursday, September 14th at noon at C J Cannons.

Respectfully Submitted,

Alice W Gaskill
Secretary

EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TRASURE COAST
CLUB 2493 - DIVISION 2 - DISTRICT 5
THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 2017
MINUTES OF THE GENERAL MEETING

The General Membership meeting was brought to order at 12:10 pm by President Joe at C J Cannons. Alice gave the invocation and Eric led us in the pledge. Joe thanked Chief David Curry and Capt. Kevin Martin from the Vero Beach Police Department for coming to the meeting. There were 11 members and 4 guests present. Edward Roske from Seaside Engineering was a guest today and Haley; Cindy's daughter joined us for lunch. Joe welcomed everyone.

We each took one minute to introduce ourselves and share business cards.

Joe reminded us about the upcoming events; which are: September 9th - Tunnel to Towers Run; September 16th - KIRB Beach Cleanup at South Beach; October 5th - Present a check to CASTE from the Golf Tournament; October 5th - present plaques to the Main Golf Tournament Sponsors.

Joe gave us information from the meeting he and Leslie had with the VB Exchange Club and the IR Exchange Club. Some of the items discussed were having a joint Christmas Party again, putting a Freedom Shrine at the new south county facility on Oslo Road, having a joint plaque to be hung at C J Cannons, as all the Exchange Clubs meet there and the Veterans Day Initiative. Kim shared that Shannon is working on a project at Sebastian River High School for Veteran's Day. The project is called "Flags For The Fallen". Certificates will be sold for $1.00 each. Each certificate will represent a member of the military that has died. The funds raised will be given to the Veterans Council.

Chief David Curry and Capt. Martin accepted the "Time Out Teddies" from Cindy and Beth. Chief Curry spoke to us about how many ways his department uses the teddy bears to console young children. He also mentioned that several groups are now making quilts that are given to the children.

Joe presented Jon Moses with a plaque for the "Best Fundraiser" for the 2016-2017 Exchange Year. The plaque represents "all that he did for the golf tournament", from assisting the co-chairs to getting Riverside Theatre to be a major sponsor. Thank you, Jon.

The first part of this week Leslie and Joe presented plaques to John D'Albora and Donna D'Alfonso for their part in the St. Baldrick's Big Shave fundraiser. One of the four awards this club received from District was "Best Club Program" for the St. Baldrick's project. Thank you, John D and Donna.

Our next General Membership meeting will be September 7th.
Please note that the September 21st General Membership meeting has been cancelled.

Sam won the 50/50.

The meeting adjourned at 1:12 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,
Alice W Gaskill, Secretary

EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
CLUB 2493 - DIVISION 2 - DISTRICT 5
THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 2017
MINUTES OF THE BOARD MEETING

The Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast was brought to order at 12:00 pm by President Joe, at C J Cannons. Present were Joe, Leslie, Sam, Beth, Diana, Cindy, Liz and Alice. Liz started taking the minutes for Alice as she was running late. When Alice came to the meeting Liz was kind enough to give the minutes she started to Alice. Joe thanked everyone for attending the meeting.

To approve the Minutes from the July 6th Board meeting one correction had to be made. Darlene from Youth Guidance won the 50/50 and she donated her winnings back to the club. The July 20th minutes were to be corrected to show that Cindy won the 50/50. With those corrections to be made both set of minutes were approved. Sam made the motion and Leslie 2nd the motion. All were in favor.

Joe asked that the Board Members be brought up to date on the current projects the club is working on. Cindy, Chairperson of the Americanism Committee reminded us that September 9th is the "Tunnel To Towers" Run. Club members will be manning a water station and will be passing out little American Flags also. It was decided the flags would be shared before, during and after the run, to the spectators as well as the runners.

Cindy offered to check with the Seal Museum in Ft. Pierce to find out the cost of admission and then the club could possibly do a joint venture with the Youth Guidance Excel Pathfinders. This club sponsors the YG Excel Club.

Beth and Diana; co-chairs of the Child Abuse Prevention Committee, informed the members about a new project that could involve Castle, the other local Exchange Clubs, as well as this club.
"Paint Rocks" is the project. April, 2018 is the National Child Abuse Prevention month so their plans are to do this project then. Beth and Diana will give us more information as they are putting the project together.

Chief of Police, David Curry will be at the August 17th club meeting to receive the "Time Out Teddies" we have for the police force. The second half of the "Time Out Teddies" will be given to the Guardian ad Litem Courts. Beth is getting this set up and will let us know when we will make the presentation.

Liz and Sam; co-chairs of the Community Service Committee reminded us about the Beach Clean-Up with KIRB, which is Saturday, September 15th. They also let us know we may have to go back to the "Tea At Indian River Estates" in February of 2018. There have been some complications in getting the "Movie & Dinner" for the seniors.

The Board reviewed and approved the 2017-2018 club budget. The motion to approve was made by Leslie and 2nd by Diana. All were in favor.

It was discussed and decided that this club will give $3,000.00 to CASTLE, from the proceeds of the golf tournament. Beth made the motion and Cindy second the motion. All were in favor. Tentatively, we have scheduled October 5th as the day we will present the check to CASTLE. We will also give our major golf tournament sponsors a plaque. The major sponsors were Linus, Riverside Theatre, Marriott Springhill and Elite Airways.
Joe and Leslie will meet with the other Exchange Clubs, in our area to discuss joint efforts. They will share with the general membership the results from that meeting.

April, 2018 is the Air Show. It was suggested that we have Robert bring us up-to-date on what is happening. Joe will check with Robert.

The 5th Thursday of August is the 31st. Plans are in place for the New Member Event at Walking Tree Brewery. The Board approved giving each guest one ticket for a drink. The Board also approved giving the member that brought a guest to the event 3 additional 50/50 tickets at the September 7th meeting; when they purchase their own tickets.

Jon Moses and Leslie are discussing and working on a Holiday event, which will be held in early December. More information will follow.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:10 pm.

Respectfully Submitted, with Liz's help.

Alice W Gaskill
Secretary

EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
CLUB 2493 - DISTRICT 5
THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2017
MINUTES OF THE GENERAL MEETING

The General Meeting of the Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast was brought to order at 12:10 pm by President Joe at CJ Cannons. Alice gave the invocation and Joe led us in the pledge. There were 7 members and two guests present. Joe thanked everyone for coming to the meeting. He said he had received messages from a number of members who were on that last minute vacation before the children returned to school.

Today's guests were our speaker, Paul Munsie from Epic Missions and Jennifer Frederick, our Florida District Director; who is also a member of the Indian River Exchange Club.

We took one minute and went around the room to introduce ourselves.

The Tunnel to Towers Run will be Saturday, September 9th at Riverside Park. This club will man two water stations, throughout the course and Cindy and her daughter will give out small American Flags to the spectators during the run and to the runners, at the end of the run.

The KIRB - Beach Clean-up will be Saturday, September 16th at South Beach. Volunteers are needed. Jennifer will ask her club members to participate. The $250.00 sponsor fee has been paid.

The National Day of Service is Saturday, October 28th and this club's members will be working with Habitat for Humanity; at a house build out and at the Re-Store. Jennifer is also going to ask her club members to partner with our club; so that will take care of their National Day of Service obligation.

Liz reported that the March, 2018 Senior Lunch/Dinner project is progressing nicely. Beth is checking into this club using the Presbyterian Church again.

Sam informed us that David Curry, Chief of Police will be at the August 17th meeting to receive part of the Time Out Teddies. The other part will go to the EMT's, at a later date.

The fifth Thursday, August 31st this club will meet at Walking Tree Brewery, at 5:00 pm. Each club member is asked to invite a guest. We are hoping this will be a good way to increase membership.

Paul Munsie from Epic Missions was our speaker today. Creating Ripples of Hope in the Community; these small ripples they create gain momentum and build a wave that is insurmountable! Paul and his wife, Jackie founded Epic Missions in 2011. They are located at 6025 12th Street. Their mission is to end hunger, homeless, despair and "at risk" behavior showing the needy person or child Christian love and compassion, by setting an example and by providing accountability in encouraging positive life choices to families and teenagers that they care for on a regular bases. They organize volunteer groups to go out into the county to provide service to meet their mission. Epic Missions is a 501() 3 organization and they love to make a difference and are making lasting positive impacts in our communities.

Jennifer thanked our club for including her in today's meeting. We are thankful she is able to visit our club often. She is good to share Florida District and National Exchange Club news; as well as what her club is doing.

Kathy won the 50/50.

The meeting adjourned at 1:05 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Alice W Gaskill
Secretary

THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
CLUB 2493 - DIVISION 2 - DISTRICT 5
THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017
MINUTES OF THE GENERAL MEETING

The General Meeting of the Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast was brought to order at 12:08 pm by President Joe, at C J Cannons. Alice gave the invocation and Eric led us in the pledge. There were 10 members and one guest. Willie Finklin was our guest and was the speaker. Joe welcomed everyone to the meeting.

We had our One Minute Club Member Introduction. As we went around the room many business cards were shared. Please bring your business cards to every meeting.

Joe has purchased a "Guest Book" for our guests to sign. It will help us to keep a record of guests so we can contact them later, in hopes that they will become a new member. Joe also showed the "Board" he had prepared for us to list guests at the meeting, so all members will know who the guest is and who brought them. Again, this is to help the members get to know who our guests are and for future contact.

Joe and Leslie are going to concentrate on "membership", as that is such an important part of the club. Leslie asked Alice to help by providing a list of guests, from the past meetings. Leslie is going to set up a database. Joe and Leslie are working very close together on a number of administrative functions; one, it is helpful to Joe to have her work right with him and it is also a great way for Leslie to prepare herself for the presidency in 2018-2019.

There are 4 months in this Exchange year that have 5 Thursdays. On the 5th Thursday the club members plan to meet at Walking Tree Brewery, afterhours. Joe distributed cards to the club members for them to use to invite guests to our meetings and afterhours functions.

The Community Service Committee; which is Liz and Sam, have set up several volunteer events. September 16th is the KIRB Beach Cleanup at South Beach. Liz sent a sign-up sheet around the room so the committee will know how many volunteers are available to work. October 28th; which is the National Day of Service, the club members will be volunteering at Habitat For Humanity. They need volunteers at the build out as well as at the Re-store. In March of 2018 the Community Service Committee is checking into a Senior Movie about scams, fraud, etc. More information will follow.

The first Americanism Project will be September 9th. The annual Tunnel To Towers Run will be at Riverside Park. As in the past, club members will hand out small American Flags. This is also known as GAKAFTW, which is an important function for Exchange. The Time Out Teddies project will be completed in the near future. It was decided that we will share them with the Police or Sheriff's Department and the EMT's. Cindy is our Americanism Committee Chair and more information will follow.

The Fundraising Committee and club members are thinking about and checking into other fundraising projects; as we found out that Hawks Nest will not be available to use for a 2018 golf tournament. Kathy, Amy and Jon Moses are the committee and have come up with several good and different ideas. Laurie has also suggested a "Business Scavenger Hunt". More information will follow.

Laurie let us know we now have a new Facebook page.

Willie Finklin was our guest speaker today. It was good to have Willie with us; as he is a past member of this club. Now with his new venture, Striving 4 Success; a nonprofit launched this summer at Oslo Middle School. is well on its way. The group has weekly meetings; on Thursday, so he is not able to rejoin the club at this time. The initial goal was to encourage greater interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), especially among lower-income and minority students. Soon after STEM was created they added arts into what has become the STEAM club. There was a great article in the September 8, 2016 Vero Beach 32963. This club certainly wishes Willie, his wife and the group the absolute best. Thank you Willie for what you are doing!

Cindy won the 50/50.

The meeting adjourned at 1:02 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Alice W Gaskill
Secretary

THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
CLUB 2493 - DIVISION 2 - DISTRICT 5
MONDAY, JULY 10, 2017
MINUTES OF THE BOARD MEETING

Thursday, July 13, 2017 was our regularly scheduled Board Meeting; however, our President, Joe had planned to attend the National Convention, in Jacksonville, from Thursday through Saturday. The Board Meeting was held at Joe's office, Caldwell Banker Paradise, from 5:00 pm to 6:10 pm. In attendance was Joe, Leslie, Eric, Alice, Cindy, Liz, Sam and Laurie. Joe thanked everyone for attending. Joe always starts his Board Meetings with a "moment of silence" and the pledge.

Leslie gave each one a copy of the existing 2016-2017 budget and the proposed budget for 2017-2018. We reviewed the budgets; however we were not able to vote; as several committees have not turned their requests and Eric has not had time to review all of the treasury information. When the budget is complete the Board will have an opportunity to review it again and vote on it. Joe will be in touch with the Committee Chairpersons to get their lists of projects and budget requests. We also reviewed the Golf Tournament financials and after expenses we netted $5,762.00. Way To Go!

Liz and Sam are the Chair and Co-chair for the Community Service Committee. Their budget has been submitted. They have a number of great ideas for this new Exchange Year. Some of the ideas presented were Tunnel to Towers; KIRB Beach Clean-up; Habitat for Humanity and a Senior Movie event. Tammy Bursick sent the Tunnel to Towers Run information to Joe and the Board decided that this club will participate. The run is scheduled for September 9th. The KIRB Beach Cleanup is scheduled for September 16th. More information will follow.

The club is planning a membership event every month that has a 5th Thursday. The first 5th Thursday event is August 31st at Walking Tree Brewery. Joe will have the invite cards ready for our next General Meeting; which is Thursday, July 20th. Joe is planning to build a database of new member contacts. Eric brought up a great thought - the best prospects for membership are in their 40's; however, retirees can make good members too.

Longtime Exchange Club member, Judy Landgrave asked if this club would like to join the other Exchange Clubs and work together on joint projects. Joe and Leslie will meet with the other clubs.

The Board discussed other fund raiser ideas. Laurie reported that Jon Moses from Riverside Theatre has introduced doing a Night of Lights right after the Festival of Trees. Laurie introduced a scavenger hunt and BBQ. Both are new ideas and need to be discussed by the Fundraising Committee.

The Board felt we are off to a great start. The meeting was adjourned at 6:10 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,
Alice W Gaskill, Secretary

THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
CLUB 2493 - DIVISION 2 - DISTRICT 5
THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2017
MINUTES OF THE GENERAL MEETING

The General Meeting of the Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast was brought to order at 12:04 pm by President, Joe at C J Cannons. There were 8 members and two guests present. Alice gave the invocation and the pledge was led by Joe. Joe welcomed everyone to the meeting.

Joe is asking that each one of us bring business cards to share as we go around the room with a one minute club member introduction. We plan to do this at each meeting.

Our guests and speakers for today were Doug Borrie, Executive Director and Darleen Medeiros, Mentor Coordinator from Youth Guidance; as well as Kim Prado, who is the leader of the Excel Club at Youth Guidance. Doug shared a power-point about the many opportunities given to the participants. Darleen spoke about the different mentor volunteer opportunities that they have. Darleen says that being a mentor is being a friend. Youth Guidance runs 15 groups for a 7 week period. One of their suggestions, was that this club consider, joining as a group mentor. Seven members from the club would take one meeting per week. Please consider this and if you are interested please let Joe know and we will be in touch with Darleen. Kim shared the many things that the Excel Club members have done and are doing. They are a busy bunch and you will hear about their accomplishments through our newsletter. Since the Excel Club is sponsored by this Exchange Club all members are invited to attend meetings, outings and functions. In fact, Leslie will be attending one of their meetings to do her presentation on the reasons not to smoke. Did you know, that this Excel Club has been named "The Florida District Excel Club of the Year", twice. How cool is that!

Please mark your calendars for Thursday, August 31st, the first 5th Thursday of the month. The club is planning a membership drive at Walking Tree Brewery. We plan to do this every 5th Thursday during this Exchange Year. This is new to this club and we are hoping it will help us bring in new members. Joe is working on "invite cards". More information will follow.

The Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 10th at 5:00 pm at Joe's office. Thursday, July 13th Joe and other club members will be attending the National Exchange Convention in Jacksonville, Florida.

We closed the meeting with the 50/50 drawing and for the life of me I do not remember who won.

The meeting adjourned at 1:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Alice W Gaskill, Secretary

EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
CLUB 2493 - DIVISION 2 - DISTRICT 5
THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017
MINUTES OF THE GENERAL MEETING

Joe Walsh, President-Elect brought the General Meeting of the Treasure Coast to order at 12:06 pm at
C J Cannons. Laurie was out of town and not able to attend. Thirteen members and 7 guests were present. Alice gave the invocation and Sam led us in the pledge. Joe welcomed everyone to the meeting.

Today's meeting was all about the "BOOK OF GOLDEN DEEDS AWARD". There were 4 people nominated and the winner was ROBERT SCHLITT, JR. Bob's 3 children (Patrick, Anthony and Tiffany) were at this awards luncheon, which was a surprise to him. Jenny Frederick, from Bob's home Exchange Club was at the awards luncheon also; to speak on his behalf. Bob joined the Exchange Club of Indian River in 1985. We found out that he shares his talents and endless hours of time volunteering in numerous areas of this community.

Robin Dapp, Executive Director of the Substance Awareness Council, was a guest today. She was invited by Leslie. Robin has spoken to this club before and I will be calling on her to speak again, in this new Exchange Year.

Kathy did a re-cap of the 2017 Golf Shamble. Everyone seemed to agree that it was a grrrrreat success. It was voted that Amy and Kathy will start thinking about 2018. The facts and figures are being put together now, so we will know "how we did" real soon, (psssst, don't tell anyone but I did hear, better than last year).

Joe reminded us about the Annual Officers and Directors/Chairperson Installation Banquet, which will be held on Thursday, June 29th at C J Cannons. The festivities will start at 6:00 pm and a cash bar will be available. Reservations have been sent in and the food has been ordered. Awards, plaques, honorable mentions are in place and are ready to be shared.

Amy won the 50/50.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Alice W Gaskill, Secretary

THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
CLUB 2493 - DIVISION 2 - DISTRICT 5
THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2017
MINUTES OF THE BOARD MEETING

The Board Meeting of the Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast was called to order at 12:04 pm, by President Laurie Collings, at C J Cannons. Present were: Laurie, Alice, Kathy, Joe, Liz and Leslie. Laurie thanked everyone for attending.

The first item of business, was for each one of us to sign "Thank You" cards that will be sent out the sponsors, tee sign sponsors, car sponsor, goody bags and silent auction items sponsors; etc. for the June 3rd Golf Shamble. Laurie will complete the cards and get them in the mail right away.

The second item was to approve the Minutes of the May Meetings. Alice said she had to make one correction on the May 4th General Meeting Minutes. She stated that the annual $501.00 commitment from this club has been paid The funds are sent to National Exchange for the CAP Center Campaign; however the funds are sent to District Exchange for the CAP Center Campaign. With the promise of the correction being made, Leslie made the motion to approve the minutes; Kathy second the motion; all of the May Minutes were approved. All were in favor.

We reviewed the Financial Statement. Joe made the motion to approve and Liz made a second so the Financial Statement was approved. All were in favor.

It was reported that the Golf Tournament Shamble was a success. The golf course was beautiful and the weather was great. The 44 golfers were very happy with the organization at registration; the display of the raffle items and the silent auction items and many mentioned that they would love to come back. Approximately $950.00 was received through the raffle items, silent auction items and the Cooler of Cheer. With the 50/50, $260.00 went to the club and $255.00 went to the winner. Our own, Leslie Spurlock was the winner!!! YEA!!!

The Officer and Director/Chairperson Installation Dinner is on Thursday, June 29th, at C J Cannons, at 6:00 pm. A Cash Bar is available. The dinner reservations have been made. The group discussed the nominations for the various club awards. The plaques will be ordered. This is Laurie's last gathering for the 2016-2017 Exchange Year.

Joe is already planning for the New Exchange Year. He will cover for Laurie at the June 15th meeting; as she will be out of town. The June 15th meeting will be the Book of Golden Deeds Award presentation.

Laurie will be in her new office location, at 2155 15th Avenue, Vero, 32960 by July 1st.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:06 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,
Alice W Gaskill, Secretary

THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
CLUB 2493 - DIVISION 2 - DISTRICT 5
THURSAY, JUNE 1, 2017
MINUTES OF THE GENERAL MEETING

The Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast General Meeting was called to order at 12:04 pm, by President, Laurie Collings at C J Cannons. Alice gave the invocation and Eric led us in the pledge. There were 11 members and no guests present. Laurie welcomed everyone to the meeting.

Laurie started with a recap of the movie, "Resilience" and the spaghetti dinner which was held on Thursday, May 25th at the First Presbyterian Church at the Pointe, in Vero. The room was set up for 128 and it appeared to be full. It was a wonderful evening and the movie was the best. Thank you, Cindy and Beth for this great evening for Exchange and the public. Laurie suggested we do this again. Eric would like to include the teachers that he and his sister are trying to create another club for. Jon M. suggested showing it on August 5th to the group of teachers the Riverside Theater does a "Back To School" Program for. Laurie is going to check into this and will work with Jon.

Kathy went over the last minute items for the Saturday. June 3rd, Champions For Charity Golf Shamble. Everyone who can, meet at Hawks Nest Friday evening, at 5:30 pm to get everything set up. All members that are working the Registration, please be at the Golf Club at 6:30 am. Kathy did report that our club members, Signs By Tomorrow did not purchase a Tee Sign; however they gave the club $100.00 off of the printing cost.

Laurie reminded everyone present to give any and all nominations for club member awards to Alice. The awards are Exchangite of the year, Unsung Hero, Rookie of the Year, Americanism and Fundraiser. A couple of nominations have been received, but we would like to have more input from the members.

Cindy now has the items for the "Time Out Teddy" project. She will give us more information on the presentation later.

Eric is working on the 2018 Air Show Sponsorship. More information will follow. The 2018 Air Show will be April 21st and 22nd. The Air Show Board has been working on this project for quite a while. Our club members; Robert Paugh and Kim Prado have been busy with the Air Show Board.

50/50 was won by Laurie.

The meeting adjourned at 1:06 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,
Alice W Gaskill, Secretary

EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
CLUB 2493 - DIVISION 2 - DISTRICT 5
THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017
MINUTES OF GENERAL MEETING

The Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast General Meeting was brought to order at 12:10 pm by President, Laurie at C J Cannons. There were 12 members and two guests at the meeting. Today, our speaker was Bob Perry, President from Voices For Children of Okeechobee and the Treasure Coast. Our guest was brought to the meeting by Diana Dwarika. She was Shaylan from the Treasure Coast Corals. which is located on 14th Avenue, in downtown Vero Beach. They design, install and service aquariums. Laurie welcomed everyone to the meeting.

Before lunch and our speaker, Laurie mentioned that the Board members are starting to plan the new Exchange year, Since this is also a networking club Joe has decided to have one meeting a quarter to be just for networking. As the meetings are being planned, we will let you know what meeting the networking will be done.

The guests were glad to meet everyone, as we went around the room and introduced ourselves.

The Awards and Installation of Officers and Directors dinner will be on Thursday, June 29th at C J Cannons. The meal for the members will be taken care of by the club and the guests, spouses and special others will be $30.00 each. There will be a cash bar. The menu choices will be sent through e-mail by Laurie. RSVP's will be necessary and well as dinners paid ahead. More info to come.

Laurie asked members to think about members who would be deserving of the club awards; such as, Exchangite of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Unsung Hero, All American Volunteer. Please let Laurie or Alice know if you have a nomination for a particular award.

Also, the Book of Golden Deeds Awards nominations are open until Wednesday, May 31st. Please e-mail Alice with your nomination.

Even though we are almost at the end of this Exchange year, we are still busy. The next program is the "Dinner and a Movie" on Thursday, May 25th. The Movie is "Resilience" and the dinner is spaghetti. The First Presbyterian Church, at the Pointe in Vero is the location. Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm and the movie will be shown at 6:30 pm. There is no cost; however we will be taking up an offering for the Prevention of Child Abuse.

Bob Perry shared all kinds of information about GAL, the Guardian ad Litem Foundation for Children. He is the President of the Voices for Children, which minimizes expenses for the GAL; as the Board of Directors are all volunteers; VOTC does not maintain an office and has almost "zero" administrative expenses. Forty years ago a judge started GAL. A Guardian ad Litem is a court appointed volunteer who advocates solely for the best interests of that child. VOTC is the 501(c)(3) that can accept donations and all donations are tax-deductible. Virtually all of the money donated to VOTC goes either directly or indirectly to the children's needs. VOTC relies heavily on individual donors. The GAL and VOTC are excellent programs for our local retired people.

The June 3rd Champions for Charity Golf Shamble is fast approaching. As of this date we have 68 golfers signed up. We are still accepting sponsorships, tee signs sponsors, goodie bag items and silent auction items; as well as items for the "Cooler of Cheer". Please see or call on Amy and/or Kathy if you have any items you want them to have.

Eric won the 50/50.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:09 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Alice W Gaskill, Secretary

EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
CLUB 2493 - DIVISION 2 - DISTRICT 5
THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2017
MINUTES OF THE GENERAL MEETING

The Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast general meeting opened at 12:04 pm by President Laurie, at C J Cannons. Alice gave the invocation and Eric led us in the pledge. There were 8 members and 1 guest present. Our guest, Ann Sheppard, was brought to the meeting by Kim. She is from the Beach Office of Marine Bank and Trust. Laurie welcomed everyone to the meeting.

Laurie received a sponsorship request from Youth Guidance for their annual "Tropical Night Luau", which will be held at Grand Harbor on June 10, 2017 from 7:00 - 11:00 pm. The sponsorship includes 4 tickets (including 3 drink tickets per person), recognition in their event program, an event slideshow and social media. In the past, the club has given a $1,000.00 sponsorship. Laurie made a motion that we continue with the $1,000.00 sponsorship; Joe second the motion. All present were in favor.

Kim shared with us that she and the members from the Youth Guidance Excel Club Pathfinders go to the migrant community in Fellsmere, each Wednesday, in hopes of setting up an Excel Club there. Seniors have to purchase their own cap and gowns for graduation. This club will donate $130.00 to the Excel group so they can purchase caps and gowns for two seniors who otherwise could not afford them. The funds will come out of the general fundraising account. Joe made the motion and Kathy second the motion to donate $130.00 to the Excel Club for the caps and gowns. All were in favor.

The Book of Golden Deeds award and the club awards are coming up, as the end of this Exchange Year is quickly approaching. The Book of Golden Deeds award will be given out at the regular lunch meeting on June 15th. E-mails have been sent out to the members requesting nominations for this award. As soon as absolutely possible send your nomination, by e-mail to Alice.

The Board will be reviewing nominations for Exchangite of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Unsung Hero, All American Award, Best Fundraiser and Americanism Awards and those will be presented at the Installation Dinner on Thursday, June 29th, at CJ Cannons. Menu choices, prices for spouses and time of the event will be given at the next meeting.

Thursday, May 25th the movie "Resilience", (the biology of stress & the science of hope) will be shown at 6:30 pm at the First Presbyterian Church, located at 520 Royal Palm Blvd, Vero Beach. The spaghetti dinner will be served at 6:00 pm, before the movie. Members, as you are sharing information with the public, friends and family please remind them to RSVP.

The Champions For Charity Golf Shamble will be Saturday, June3rd at 8:30 am. Registration and Continental Breakfast will begin at 7:30 am. 6:30 am is the time for all those working at the Registration area are to be there.

The items needed for the "Time Out Teddy" project are on back order. More information will follow.

The American Flags for the "Flags For The Fallen Memory Field" project will be provided by this Exchange Club. The project will be done in the fall; but the club will pay for the flags in this Exchange Year. This project is an Americanism project that is headed by Shannon Prado; Kim and Tony Prado's daughter.

Laurie has put in a request to Dyer Chevrolet for the $3,000.00 a month drawing. Each month the employees decide what non-profit should receive their donation. This club is in hopes that we are the beneficiaries in May.

The annual $501.00 commitment, from this club has been paid. The funds are sent to National Exchange for the CAP Center Campaign.

Our President-Elect, Joe will be attending the Florida District Convention, which will be held from May 19th to the 21st at the St Petersburg Marriott in Clearwater. Kim will also be attending; she will be representing this club as well as representing the district.

The National Convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Jacksonville, Fl from July 12th to the 15th. Kim, Laurie, Leslie, Joe, Kathy and Eric will be attending this convention. Kim is running for Florida District President-Elect, so we will have members there to support her. Joyce Franklin; our National Director is running for National President-Elect. Our members can support her also.

The meeting adjourned at 1:05 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Alice W Gaskill
Secretary

EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
CLUB 2493 - DIVISION 2 - DISTRICT 5
THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017
MINUTES OF GENERAL MEETING

The General Meeting of the Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast was brought to order at 12:06 pm by President, Laurie Collings at C J Cannons. Alice gave the invocation and Eric led us in the pledge. There were 13 members and six guests present. Laurie welcomed everyone to the meeting.

Amy's guest was Jessica Bindy from Springhill Suites; Donna D's guest was Trish Atwell from A Better Solution Insurance Service; Katie Kowanic from Castle was with us today, as she is part of the 2017 Golf Tournament committee; Jennifer Frederick, our District Director was with us today with Exchange news; Issac Perez, a former member, visited the club and is thinking about re-joining the club and Nancy McCurry was our guest speaker.

Laurie thanked Joe for the good job he did in getting press on the up-coming golf tournament. There was an article, with a picture, in the Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Your Newsweekly.

Jennifer reminded those who are going to attend the Florida District Convention to register. At this time it appears that Joe, Kim and possibly Laurie will be attending from this club. She reminded all of us to wear Blue on Mondays. She let us know that a member who brings in 3 new members will be rewarded from District and National. This will continue through the new Exchange year. The National Convention will be in Jacksonville, FL this July. Jennifer reminded us to send in the card indicating who will be voting on behalf of our club. Jennifer and Katie, from Castle, informed us about the Memory Field 2017, which will be this evening at 5:30 PM at Riverview Park in Sebastian. The Memory Field is to remember the 101 children who died last year in the State of Florida as a result of child abuse or neglect. Even one flag is too many.

Kathy gave us a brief update on the upcoming golf tournament. She is now collecting "Top Shelf" liquors and wines for the gift basket. This donation to the club is voluntary. Kathy reminded everyone to sell Tee Signs; they are $50.00 each and is a easy money maker.

Beth Dingee and Cindy are getting things in order for the May 25th Dinner and a Movie. The movie is Resilience, which has been provided by Prevent Child Abuse America; the spaghetti dinner will be at the First Presbyterian Church at the Pointe. Everyone is welcome. There is no cost for the dinner and movie; however, we will be taking donations for the Prevention of Child Abuse. Cindy has a list of those members that have volunteered. We will continue to receive information on this project at each meeting.

Nancy McCurry, Development Director at the Community Action Partnership, spoke to the club today. They are part of the Economic Opportunities Council of Indian River County. EOC works to assist low-income people to become self-sufficient and achieve their potential; that is the mission. The vision is that all residents of Indian River and Okeechobee counties have an equal opportunity for a quality of life. Their current programs are Head Start, Early Bird Program, REACH/Family Self-Sufficiency, The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, Weatherization Assistance Program and the Emergency Financial Assistance Program. EOC has been empowering low-income people and communities since 1965.

Laurie presented the proposed Slate of Officers and Board for the 2017-2018 Exchange Year. Officers will be; Joe Walsh, President; Leslie Spurlock, President-Elect; Alice Gaskill, Secretary; Eric Menger, Treasurer; Laurie Collings, Immediate Past President and Alice Gaskill, Editor. The Board of Directors/Chairs are Cindy Jewitt, Americanism; Kim Prado, Youth; Child Abuse Prevention, Diana Dwarika/Donna D'Alfonso; Community Service, Beth Dingee/Liz Phillips; Fundraising, Kathy Kragh/Amy Selby/Jon Moses; Communications, Joe Walsh and New Membership will be Laurie and one other member not yet mentioned. A vote was taken and ALL were in favor. The 2017-2018 Exchange year will begin July 1st.

Amy won the 50/50.

The meeting adjourned at 1:05 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Alice W Gaskill, Secretary

EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
CLUB 2493 - DIVISION 2 - DISTRICT 5
THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2017
MINUTES OF THE GENERAL MEETING

The Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast was brought to order at 12:05 pm by President, Laurie Collings at CJ Cannons. Alice gave the invocation and Eric led us in the pledge. There were 11 members and one guest present. Laurie welcomed everyone to the meeting.

Our guest today was Arianne Rust, from the Beach Office of Marine Bank. She was a guest of Kim Prado. Due to the terrible rain storm we had this morning Jenny Fredericks, our District Director was not able to make it to the meeting.

Cindy, Chairperson of the Child Abuse Prevention Committee, reported that "Time Out Teddy" information has been ordered. She also sent around a sign-up sheet for the May 25th Spaghetti dinner and movie, "Resilience", that this club is presenting to the other Exchange Clubs, Devereaux, CASTLE and the public. Cindy is asking for help from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm to set up, meet and greet, serve and take down, at the First Presbyterian Church at the Pointe, in Vero.

Kathy, Chairperson of the Fund Raising Committee; along with Amy, her co-chair brought us up-to-date on the 2017 Golf Tournament. The first item is to SELL, SELL, SELL; did I mention to sell Tee Signs. They are $50.00 each. They are a great way for businesses to advertise, at a small cost. Please ask, ask, ask; did I mention to ask a business if they want to buy a Tee Sign. Amy will be sending out a sign-up sheet for volunteers to work at the tournament. Jon at Riverside Theatre offered for us to be a part of "The Loop", as an extra way to get the word out. Kim has offered her electric sign at the Marine Bank US 1 Office for advertising the golf tournament. Friday night before the tournament the committee will meet to put the goody bags together and the tee signs out. Two people need to be at the "Hole In One". The Committee will be meeting within the next couple of weeks to put items in order. Kathy is also asking for us to get prizes, top shelf liquor and golfers.

The Community Service Committee has completed all of the required projects and then some for this Exchange Club year. GOOD JOB Liz and your committee!!!

The Americanism Committee has also completed all that they wanted to do this year and they are already planning projects for next year. WAY TO GO Sam and Eric!!!

Through Laurie, Donna D reported that our club raised $575.00, plus checks that were not recorded at this time, for the "Big Shave". THANK YOU JOHN D'ALBORA for participating on behalf of this Exchange Club.

Laurie reminded everyone to register for the District Convention, in St Petersburg, FL from May 18th to May 21st. Joe will be attending the convention. Kim always attends the District Conventions as she is a District Officer. Laurie reminded everyone that a member does not have to attend the entire convention; you are able to attend the sessions you would like to attend. The only time money is required is when you attend a function that is serving food.

Kim shared a number of Exchange items with us today; on March 22nd Kim's daughter, Shannon, spoke at the Sebastian Exchange Club about the project she is organizing at the Sebastian River High School. The project is "Flags for the Fallen". They will build a memorial field to honor all those who have served. Flags can be purchased for $1.00 and will include a certificate of dedication to someone who is serving or has served in the military. This Exchange Club is donating the flags.

Kim is hoping Shannon's project will inspire students to form a club at SRHS.

Kim and our Excel Pathfinders are going to Fellsmere, each Wednesday in hopes of forming an Excel Club there. The Excel Pathfinders are having a Car Wash on Saturday, April 8th at the US 1 Office of Marine Bank; as they are trying to earn money to pay their way to the District Convention.

Kim also shared that a number of fundraisers are going on to raise money for IRC Healthy Start Coalition-Team Georgia. Saturday, April 15th a Car Wash will be at the US 1 Office of Marine Bank. On Monday, April 24th A Paint Party Fundraiser will be at Paint on the Vine from 6-9 pm. Kim also shared a "Sponsorship Package" with the members to help Georgia with her fundraising.

Amy won the 50/50.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:05 pm.

After the meeting Laurie glued the new patches on our club banner.

Respectfully submitted,
Alice W Gaskill, Secretary

EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
CLUB 2493 - DIVISION 2 - DISTRICT 5
THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017
MINUTES OF THE GENERAL MEETING

The General Meeting of the Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast was brought to order at 12:05 pm by President, Laurie Collings at C J Cannons. There were 11 members and one guest present. Laurie welcomed everyone to the meeting. Alice gave the invocation and Eric led us in the pledge.

Our guest speaker was Angel Pietsch, founder of "Little Birthday Angels". Little Birthday Angels is a volunteer-led 501.c3 non-profit organization serving the Treasure Coast of Florida. Their program serves babies, young children and teens living in homeless shelters, traditional housing facilities and domestic violence shelters, as well as the transient homeless. Little Birthday Angels was started in August of 2014 by Brian and Angel Pietsch and their two sons. They felt inspiration from God to begin this organization. While making a donation at a local shelter, it was brought to their attention there were not enough funds to celebrate monthly birthdays. Thanks to the helping hands and hearts of many volunteers and supporters, Little Birthday Angels was given their wings. As they are growing, they need more volunteers; so go their website; www.littlebirthdayangels.org to let them know how YOU can become a part of the Army of Angels.

Angel also brought a necklace, a whale tail, from the new Vero Beach Jewelers, on 14th Avenue to be raffled off. The necklace is valued at $700.00. Tickets, $5.00 for one or 5 for $20.00 were sold at the club today. The drawing will be on Easter Sunday, April 16th.

Laurie reported for Cindy, the Child Abuse Prevention Committee Chairperson, that May 25th, at 6:00 pm there will be a spaghetti dinner and a showing of the movie "Resilience". The First Presbyterian Church at the Pointe, in Vero will be the location. Beth is also working right along with Cindy and they need help to co-ordinate this event, as well as preparing, serving, set up and clean up. There is no cost to the public for the meal and movie; however, we will take a donation for the prevention of child abuse.

Cindy is still working on the "Time Out Teddy" project. More information will follow.

$250.00 from the Community Service budget will be donated to the "Big Shave" for John D'Albora. It is Saturday, March 25th at Capt. Hiriam's in Sebastian, from 12:00 to 6:00 pm. Donna D, the co-ordinator of this project will send out an e-mail to let us know when John will have his head shaved.

Friday, March 17th Laurie and Sam will be going to the Osceola Magnet School to honor them with a "Proudly We Hail" plaque. This school displays the American Flag every day that the school is in session. It is raised each morning and lowered every afternoon by members of the Cub Scout Pack 567. The Cub Scout Pack also received a, "Proudly We Hail" plaque at their banquet in February. This is a wonderful Americanism project.

Kathy gave us an up-date on the Golf Tournament. She and Laurie discussed with Jon, from Riverside Theatre, the possibility of doing advertising through "The Loop". They will get dates from Jon and will let the club know when and what we can do. "The Loop" will promote the club as well as the golf tournament. More information will follow.

Laurie reminded everyone that can go to the Florida District Convention to register.
We have received several more service patches. They will be put on the club banner.
The next meeting is April 6th and Laurie asks that we bring a guest.

Our guest, Angel won the 50/50.

The meeting adjourned at 1:08 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,
Alice W Gaskill, Secretary

EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
CLUB 2493 - DIVISION 2 - DISTRICT 5
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017
MINUTES OF THE GENERAL MEETING

The Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast General Meeting was at the CASTLE Office, at 148 Vista Royale Square, in Vero Beach. The meeting was brought to order at 12:05, by President, Laurie Collings. Nine members were present. Tatiana Spallone, from Bent Pine was at this meeting, as well as Theresa Garbarino-May and Rhonda Blakey. Rhonda and Theresa were the hosts of this meeting, as well as they provided lunch. Tatiana Spallone is the Membership and Marketing Director at Bent Pine. Tatiana will be joining this Exchange Club at the next March meeting.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. CASTLE was founded in 1981 by the Exchange Clubs so that children of the Treasure Coast could be free from abuse. CASTLE provides positive parenting education and quality resources for children and families. CASTLE Prevents Abuse...98% of the families who complete CASTLE programs stay together, create safe homes for their children and become better parents. CASTLE Is Efficient...studies have shown that for every $1 spent to prevent child abuse, $100 is saved in expensive remedial measures, such as foster care and adoption. CASTLE Provides The Answer...CASTLE offers parenting expertise through in-home counseling, monitored visitations, classes for first time parents, parents who are divorcing and for children who are experiencing the emotional stress and confusion of divorce. Have a Heart and Lend A Hand! CASTLE is looking for volunteers. Whether you have a lot of time or just a little, CASTLE NEEDS YOU...this is the message CASTLE wants to get out!!!

Poverty is a big cause of poor parenting and abuse.

On March 20th the Memory Field flags will be put up. Each flag in the Memory Field represents a child who perished as a result of child abuse. This year there are 101 flags that will be displayed throughout the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee County.

March 11th is the Indian River Exchange Club's "Toss Out Abuse" corn hole tournament.
March 17th is the "Fun Run" at Osceola Magnet School. This club will be presenting the principal and students with a "Proudly We Hail" plaque for their display of the American Flag.
March 25th is the "Big Shave" for St. Baldrick's at Capt Hiriam's in Sebastian.

Cindy gave us more information on the movie, Resilience. It will be shown on May 25th at the Presbyterian Church at the Pointe, in Vero. There will be refreshments. More information will follow.
Cindy is still working on the Time Out Teddy project.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:00 pm. A number of the members were headed up to Hawk's Nest for pictures to advertise our up-coming golf tournament.

Respectfully Submitted
Alice W Gaskill, Secretary

THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
CLUB 2493 - DIVISION 2 - DISTRICT 5
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017
MINUTES OF THE GENERAL MEETING

The General Meeting of the Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast was brought to order at 12:01 pm by President, Laurie Collings at CJ Cannon's. Alice gave the invocation and Eric led the pledge. There were 13 members and 1 guest speaker present. Laurie welcomed everyone to the meeting.

Up-dates were given by committee chairs... the Americanism Committee is working on two projects; Tuesday, February 28th a "Proudly We Hail" plaque will be given to Cub Scout Pack 567 for their daily participation in raising and lowering the American Flag at the Osceola Magnet School. The plaque will be presented at their banquet. On March 1st Eric will give the Veterans Council a donation from this club. On March 13th the club will give the Principal, Scott Simpson a "Proudly We Hail" plaque for Osceola Magnet School's American Flag display.

Liz, Chair of the Community Service Committee thanked everyone that participated in the Senior Tea at Indian River Estates on Tuesday, February 14th. She appreciated all the help in getting goodies for the goody bags; Diana Dwarika's bank team stuffing the bags and all that were at the Tea, sitting with the Seniors. This was a great success and the club looks forward to this project next year.

Donna D'Alfonso reminded us about the March 25th St Baldrick's Big Shave, at Capt. Hiriam's in Sebastian. St. Baldrick's is having their Gala on Friday, February 24th at Bent Pine. The cost is $55.00 per person. There will be nice auction items that guests can bid on. If you have any questions please contact Donna D.

Cindy and Beth Dingee are working together on the Child Abuse Prevention project..The Antwon Fisher Movie. More information will follow.

Kathy brought us up to date on the Champions For Charity Golf Shamble. The "Hole In One", sponsored by Linus Cadillac is coming together nicely. More information will follow.

Joe Coakley; a past member of this club, as well as past District President for the Florida District, was our speaker today. Joe Coakley is now the State Committeeman for Indian River County. Joe is the liaison for this county and the state. If a person, a club or organization and/or a business needs assistance with the state, Joe is the one to turn too. It is nice to have a person who will help us navigate the system, when needed. Joe shared the Indian River County Government Officials Guide with each member.

Laurie reminded us to register for the District Convention. She also reminded us about the Indian River Exchange Club Corn Hole fundraiser on March 11th, at Walking Tree. Laurie also read a "Thank You" note from Dogs For Life, for our participation and donations to them.

REMINDER: THE MARCH 2ND LUNCH/MEETING WILL BE AT CASTLE. ALSO PICTURES WILL BE TAKEN AT HAWK'S NEST.

Since I had to step out of the meeting a little early, I do not know who won the 50/50.

The meeting was adjourned right after 1:00 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Alice W Gaskill
Secretary

THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
CLUB 2493 - DIVISION 2 - DISTRICT 5
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2017
MINUTES OF THE GENERAL MEETING

The General Meeting was brought to order at 12:06 pm by President Laurie Collings, at CJ Cannons. Alice gave the invocation and Eric led us in the pledge. There were 11 members and 3 guests present. Laurie welcomed everyone to the meeting. Today our guests were Bonnie Brown from Youth Guidance, a guest of Laurie; Susan Haller from Vero Beach Magazine, a guest of Eric and Jennifer Frederick, our local District Director and a member of the Indian River Exchange Club.

Today Jenny shared information about the Florida District Convention, which will be held from May 19th through the 21st. It will be at the St Petersburg Marriott Clearwater. Members can attend the entire convention or bits and pieces. Laurie included a Registration Form with the e-mail that contained the Agenda for today's meeting. The most rewarding part of the convention is the Youth Speaking Contest.

Jenny informed us that Joyce Franklin, our National Director is running for National President-Elect and our own Kim Prado is running for District President-Elect. These ladies can use our clubs votes. The National Convention will be held in Jacksonville, FL, July 13th through the 15th at Hyatt Regency in Downtown Jacksonville.

Jenny also invited the members, their friends and families to the Corn Hole Tournament, which will be held on March 11th at the Walking Tree Brewery. More information will follow.

Laurie let us know that the Americanism Committee will do a "Proudly We Hail" presentation at Osceola Magnet School on March 17th at the schools Fun Run. Since the Boy Scouts are the ones that raise the flag each morning we want to recognize them at their February 28th Banquet. More information will follow about both activities. Also, the Americanism Committee wants to present a Freedom Shrine to the Osceola Magnet School next year.

Child Abuse Prevention Committee Chairperson, Cindy is collecting information for a "Time Out Teddy presentation. More info will follow.

Community Service Committee Chairperson, Liz reminded us that the Senior Tea at Indian River Estates is Tuesday, February 14th. Liz asked all that are attending to be at IRE at 1:00 pm. The Tea will begin at 1:30 pm. We are still accepting goodies for the goody bags.

Donna D reminded us about the St Baldrick's Big Shave which is on Saturday, March the 25th at Capt. Hiriam's, in Sebastian. Joe has set up our own website so you can make donations to support John D'Albora. He is getting his head shaved, to represent this club.

Laurie visited with Katie from Castle about the 2017 Golf Tournament. Castle is one of the beneficiaries of the proceeds from the Golf Tournament. One other item Katie shared with Laurie is that they would like to have a "Baby Shower" at Castle. We would take gifts, as if we were going to a personal baby shower. More information will follow.

Laurie shared with the club members that the Board met with Julia Keenan from Indian River State College Foundation, Inc. Julia's team is able to provide scholarship support to deserving students each year. This is thanks to the generosity of individuals, businesses and organizations; such as Exchange, in our community. The scholarship can be created in the Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast name and the club can set the criteria for the scholarship. The Board was "All In Favor" of letting IRSC handle the yearly scholarships. At this meeting member, Beth Dingee suggested that we check into the Scholarship Foundation. Laurie will contact the Scholarship Foundation and will share their information with the club and then we can make a firm decision on how to handle the scholarships.

Eric shared with the club members that he would like the club to consider a new Exchange Club for Educators; which will be an evening meeting. He and his committee are working on this so information will be shared as it becomes available.

Beth Dingee won the 50/50.

The meeting adjourned at 1:05 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,
Alice W Gaskill, Secretary

THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
CLUB 2493 - DIVISION 2 - DISTRICT 5
THURSDAY, JANUARY 19,2017
MINUTES OF THE GENERAL MEETING

The General Meeting of the Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast was brought to order at 1:00 pm by President-Elect Joe Walsh at C J Cannons. President Laurie Collings was not able to be at the meeting. Alice give the invocation and Eric led us in the pledge. There were 9 members and 2 guests present. Larry, Leslie's husband was a guest today and our speaker, Col. Sam Kouns, the President of the local Veteran's Council. Joe welcomed everyone to the meeting.

The January Newsletter and the minutes from the January 5th General Meeting and the January 12th Board Minutes were sent out on Wednesday, January 18th. Leslie informed me that in the January 12th Board Minutes there is a correction. For PayPal, the transaction fee is 2.9% (not 2.8% as stated in the minutes) plus 30 cents per transaction. Joe asked for the minutes to be approved with that correction. Leslie made the motion and Kathy second the motion to approve all the minutes. ALL were in favor.

Cindy shared with us that the Guardians for New Futures and Living Faith Church has opened The Sactuary4Kids which is a temporary shelter for children awaiting placement into foster care. This is a comfortable alternative to children waiting in a child-welfare professional's car or office.

Tuesday, February 14th our club is hosting a Senior Tea at Indian River Estates at 2250 Indian Creek Blvd W. Liz asks that we arrive in the parking lot by 1:10 pm as the function will start at 1:30 pm. Everyone is asked to share goodie bag items. We have 35 bags and need various items; i.e. pens, pencils, note pads, candy, tissues, etc. Please give the items to Liz or Diana at Harbor Community Bank. The February 2nd meeting is the last meeting before the Tea, so please bring your items to that meeting.

Sam Kouns was a guest of Eric and our speaker today. Sam has worked at all of our Air Shows. He formed the Veterans Council in 1987 to provide transportation for Vets going to the West Palm VA Clinic. They average 250 Vets a month. There are two busses holding 25 Vets going the VA Clinic and 1 bus that transports Vets locally. There is a VA Clinic on 17th Street, which handles limited care. The local clinic works under West Palms procedures. There is a Vet Retirement Home in Pt St Lucie. Veterans go into the schools and present programs on Americanism; such as information about the flag and the pledge of allegiance. Veterans Outreach helps transfer Vets from military to civilian life. Upward America Veterans Programs help with the money the Vets need.

Velde Ford puts on an annual car show and the proceeds from this function go to the Veterans Council. $6,000.00 was donated. The County Commission gives the Council $80,000.00 per year. The Council looks for other community donations.

Liz won the 50/50.
The meeting adjourned at 1:00 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,
Alice W Gaskill, Secretary

THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
CLUB 2493 - DIVISION 2 - DISTRICT 5
THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2017
MINUTES OF THE GENERAL MEETING

The first General Meeting of the new calendar year was brought to order at 12:10 pm by President Laurie Collings at C J Cannons. Alice gave the invocation and Eric led us in the pledge. There were 13 members and one guest present. Laurie acknowledged that we were starting the meeting a little late; however, she enjoyed everyone visiting with each other as we had not been together since before Christmas. Laurie welcomed everyone to the meeting.

Ryan Mattes, DC was the guest of Eric Menger. Ryan is a Chiropractor at Parris Family Chiropractic. Ryan shared a little information about himself and extended a offer to each member to give him a call if they have any questions or concerns he could help them with. The club members extended an invitation for Ryan to join our club.

Sam, Americanism Chair, has been speaking with Georgia about doing something in the Sebastian Marine Bank. The club will be informed when they decide if this project is for Veterans or Proudly We Hail.

Cindy, Child Abuse Prevention Chair, first thanked the club members for their part in making Christmas Bright through Devereux. She also let us know she is thinking, planning and checking into several new projects for the Prevention of Child Abuse.

Liz, Community Service Chair, reminded us that the Senior Tea, at Indian River Estates will be on Tuesday, February 14th. The program will be at 1:30 so everyone plan to be there right after 1:00 pm. Liz asked us to bring items, including the goodie bags, such as tissues, pens, note pads, etc. We have just two meetings before the Tea so Liz asked us to bring the items to the meetings or deliver them to her directly. Also please remind Liz that you will be there as part of the club.

Diana, our Membership Chair is thinking about new ways to interest new members. This is a grrreat club, very active and always looking for new members and new projects.

Joe, our President-elect and chair of the Communications/Marketing and PR Committee let us know that he is constantly up-dating the website. He has added St. Baldricks. Donations can be made through the website for John D'Albora, who is getting his head shaved, representing this club at the St. Baldricks project, in March. Laurie mentioned that Donna D asked her to remind us about the up-coming project.

The Blue Angels, The Blue Angels, The Blue Angels, did I mention The Blue Angels are coming in 2018. The Air Show Board and Committee are already working on this big undertaking. Our club memberS, Robert Paugh and Kim Prado are on the board and are putting things in place. They know they can count on each one of us to help in anyway and in every way!

Eric will share a book with club members at each meeting. These are books he has read and want to pass on.

50/50 was won by Joe Walsh.

Joe closed the meeting at 12:55 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,
Alice W Gaskill, Secretary
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THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TEASURE COAST
CLUB 2493 - DIVISION 2 - DISTRICT 5
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2016
MINUTES OF THE GENERAL MEETING

The General Meeting was brought to order at 12:05 pm by President, Laurie Collings at CJ Cannons. Alice gave the invocation and Sam led us in the pledge. There were 10 members and 5 guests present. Laurie welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Laurie quickly reminded the club members about the "All Exchange Holiday Party", which will be this Saturday night at Dodgertown. 17 members and guests have made their reservations. See everyone there! The Indian River Estates Tea Party is Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Laurie said that Liz is asking that we start collecting items for the goodie bags. Plan on 35 items. This is such a wonderful Community Service project; we have such a good time and the Seniors are delighted. This year we will have singing by children for a local school. St Baldrick's "The Big Shave" will be on March 25, 2017. Donna D is heading this fundraiser and donations can be made on the website...More info to follow. Laurie also reminded us about the 2017 Golf Tournament, which is in June.
Amy attended the Castle Holiday Event, at Dyer Chevrolet and said it was very nice. Amy did say that the representatives from Castle want to be part of the Golf Committee.
Sam is looking at locations for the "Proudly We Hail" project in 2017. Several sites were recommended; such as the Juice Company on 66th, any schools and Kim even suggested the new Sebastian Office of Marine Bank. Sam will take a look at the sites suggested.
Eric announced that Elite Airlines are looking at several new destinations. How cool is this!
Laurie announced that our long time member and a past president, Erin Grall has joined the Board of Directors for Marine Bank. Congratulations goes out to Erin!
NOW FOR THE PROGRAM...OMG, WHAT A WONDERFUL PROGRAM WITH AMAZING PEOPLE AND AMAZING DOGS
Shelly Ferger, Harmony and LA shared information about Dogs For Life and what they do for our community, our residents and most of all for our Veterans. Gunny and Darel were the dogs with us. Shelly the Founder/ CEO, Director of Training and Secretary shared information about Dogs For Life (DFL). The Mission is "A non-profit organization devoted to improving the quality of life for people and dogs through training assistance dogs, pet-assisted therapy dogs and owning and operating an off-leash dog park". Harmony (U.S. Army) Veteran and "Gunny" were the featured speakers, well, Gunny did not talk, she just did what she was told. Harmony shared with the members how she became disabled and how Gunny made her independent once again. You could see the love between Harmony and Gunny. Gunny has helped Harmony in desperate 911 situations, Gunny has called 911 with a special telephone, and she has brought Harmony back from an anxiety attack that caused her to black out. The dogs are trained to lay across their human partner and the pressure is like a hug. LA, the Veteran Dog Program Coordinator, assisted Harmony and Shelly throughout the presentation. LA is the owner and trainer of Darel. There is so much more I could share about this program; but, it is hard to type with tears in your eyes. Our President, Laurie gave Dogs For Life a $250.00 donation.
The meeting adjourned at 1: 15 pm because no one wanted to leave.
There was no 50/50.
Respectfully Submitted,
Alice W Gaskill, Secretary

THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
CLUB - 2493 - DIVISION 2 - DISTRICT 5
DECEMBER 1, 2016
MINUTES OF THE GENERAL MEETING
The meeting was called to order at 12:04 by President, Laurie Collings at CJ Cannons. There were 16 members and 1 guest present. Alice gave the invocation and Eric led us in the pledge. Laurie welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Eric's guest today was Christy Northfield from Morgan Stanley. She has been an Exchange Club member with the Sebastian Club. Since most of her work is in Vero she has decided to join the Treasure Coast Club.
Laurie reminded us that tonight, Thursday, December 1st there are two great Exchange projects going on; "Painting With A Twist" which is a Indian River Exchange Club fundraiser and the Castle event at Dyer Chevrolet. Laurie also let Kathy know that she spoke to Katie about Castle being the beneficiary of the 2017 Golf Tournament.
Donna Leemon D'Alfonso gave us additional information about the fundraiser "The Big Shave" for St. Baldrick's, which will be held on March 25, 2017, at Capt. Hiram's. Our long time member, John D'Albora will represent this club by getting his head shaved. Thank You John! The mission for St. Baldrick's is to support and do research for children's cancer. There is no donation too small and certainly too big. This will be a Community Service Project for this club. Go to the TCclub website for more information and to donate.
Liz reminded us about the "Senior Tea" at Indian River Estates which will be on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. More information will come right after the first of the new year.
Eric mentioned at there will be two Christmas functions at the airport; one will be this Friday, December 2nd and one Friday, December 9th. Christmas in Vero will be hosted by Dodgertown from 5 pm to 10 pm. Tickets for adults are $6.00 each and $3.00 each for children ages 3 to 17. Children ages 3 and under are free.
Eric and Kelly went to the Youth Guidance "End of Semester Award Ceremony and Dinner" on November 30th at the new Intergenerational Center. Eric said it was very well done.
Kathy is ready to hand out packets for the 2017 Golf Tournament. We need sponsors, tee sign advertisers, raffle items and players. More information will be given at each meeting.
Don't forget to check out the Treasure Coast Exchange Club website!
Leslie is collecting reservations and checks for the "All Exchange Holiday Party"; which is Saturday, December 17th at Dodgertown from 6:00 - 10:00 pm. The cost is $35.00 per person and there will be a cash bar. Members do not have to bring gifts and the money collected from the raffle and 50/50 will be given to the Excel Club. Dress is Holiday attire. Hope to see everyone there!
Kathy won the 50/50.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:03 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,
Alice W Gaskill, Secretary

THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
CLUB 2493 - DIVISION 2 - DISTRICT 5
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2016
MINUTES OF THE GENERAL MEETING

The General Meeting of the Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast was brought to order at 12:06 pm by President Laurie Collings at C J Cannons. There were 17 members and 2 guests present. Alice gave the invocation and Eric led us in the pledge. Laurie welcomed everyone to the meeting.

One of our guests was Joyce Franklin, the National Exchange Club Regional Vice President. Her territory is Alabama, Florida and Puerto Rico. She has visited this club a number of times, in the past. Today she talked about her position with Exchange and that she will be running for National President-Elect. She let us know how proud of this club she is and thanked us many times for the good work we do, the number of members we have, the tenure of the members and the spirit of the club. She says "Keep Up The Good Work".

Our second guest was Jenny Frederick, another familiar face. She is our District Director. She shared information about the Exchange Club of Indian River Foundation. They are hosting "Painting with a Twist" on Thursday, December 1st from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Ryanwood Plaza to help raise awareness and funds for the prevention of child abuse, while having a little fun. She also gave us information about the "All Exchange Annual Holiday Party", which will be held on Saturday, December 17th from 6:00 to 10:00 pm at the Historic Dodgertown Conference Center. The charge is $35.00 per person.

The club members received updates on Child Abuse Prevention; we are providing Christmas gifts for the New Futures Group. They are the older teens that often get left out at Christmas. The club decided that each member could purchase gifts, as listed on their "Wish List" or could donate money so Cindy could pick up items for gifts.

Joe discussed the Club Website and an up-date on Facebook. Everyone, please take a minute and look at what he has accomplished for the club. Go to www.tcexchangeclub.org.

Laurie went over up-dates on the Golf Fundraiser, as Kathy was not able to speak well. The up-coming golf tournament will be a shamble not a scramble and is limited to the first 100 players. The golf packages are being printed and a sponsor can use their donation as a tax deduction. Kathy did ask Kim to organize volunteers for the golf tournament.

Sam and several club members gave out flags at the Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11th. Thanks to all of you that were able to help.

Kim shared with the club members that the Youth Guidance Exchange Excel Pathfinders will have their third installation on November 30th at 5:30 pm. This is the "End of Semester Award Ceremony and Dinner". Since this club supports the Excel Pathfinders, Kim asked that as many of us that can attend, please do so. The location of the ceremony is at the Intergenerational Center located at 1590 9th Street SW, Vero Beach, 32968. Please R.S.V.P. by November 28th to Holly Forde at the Youth Guidance Office. Please call 772-77-5040 or 772-501-7205.

The last meeting of 2016 will be on December 15th, at CJ Cannons, as usual. This will be our Christmas lunch. We will not be drawing for Christmas gifts this year, but will do the regular 50/50.

Eric let us know that there will be two Christmas functions at the airport; one on December 2nd and one on December 9th. More information will be shared.

Eric and Sam informed the club that Sam Kouns, Colonel U.S. Army (Retired) will be our guest at the December 15th meeting. He will accept a donation from our cub to the Veterans Council, in recognition of "One Nation Under God" month.

Donna Leemon got married over the November 12th weekend, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! She is now Donna D'Alfonso.

Donna did remind us about the up-coming fundraiser for St. Baldric. We can start to do fundraisers to get ready for this project. She will share more information with the club. PSSSSST....John D'Albora will be the club member to get his head shaved. I imagine he will be as handsome without hair, as he is now.

The new Donna D won the 50/50.

The meeting adjourned at 1:06 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Alice W Gaskill
Secretary

THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
CLUB 2493 - DIVISION 2 - DISTRICT 5
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2016
MINUTES OF THE GENERAL MEETING

The General Meeting of the Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast was brought to order at 12:04 pm by President, Laurie Collings at C J Cannons. Alice gave the invocation and Eric led us in the pledge. There were 11 members and 4 guests present. Laurie welcomed everyone to the meeting.

Our guests today were Marie Blanchard, a guest of Leslie; Ron, Laurie's dad; Doug Borrie and Darlene Medeiros from Youth Guidance.

Doug and Darlene, the new Mentor Coordinator, gave a wonderful presentation through a power point. They shared items of interest about the youth, the programs; old and new, the Excel Club, the accomplishments and the appreciation from all that are involved with Youth Guidance. They discussed the need for group mentors. This club is going to take a closer look at the group mentors need and discuss it with our members.

Cindy gave us an update on the "Making Christmas Bright" project. This club will provide items for the Guardians for New Futures group. These are the older youths, who so often get left out. Cindy provided the members with a gift list. The items were for girls, for boys and unisex. The items include nail polish, perfume, jewelry, hair products, etc for the girls; wallets, footballs, men's after shave, books, ball caps, etc for the boys and headphones, movie passes, note cards, board games, etc for the unisex. The members can purchase the items or make a donation at the next club meeting so someone can go and purchase the items. This does included all four counties for Devereaux and some of the other Exchange Clubs. Thursday, December 1st is when we turn in the items to Cindy. Kim suggested that we track the items and the cost for this project.

The Day of Service projects went very well. This club along with the Indian River Club worked at Habitat for Humanity. Some worked at the "ReStore" and some worked at the construction site. The project was very worthwhile and Habitat was glad we participated. The Excel Club was part of the PAWrade at Dogs For Life.

Kathy gave us an update on the upcoming Golf Tournament fundraiser, which is in June of 2017. Forms are being prepared, sponsors are being contacted and information about the tournament can be found on our website.

Thanks to Joe the website is up and running. "It Is Alive"

Laurie shared some of the other projects going on; such as the HR Association had a function at Riverside Theatre and it was a wonderful venue. She thanked Jon Moses. The presentation to the Firefighter of the Year was a happy project and we did the presentation at the Fire Station. Today is also the Samartian Center's Soup Bowl fundraiser. Laurie suggested that the members stop by one of the locations and pick up soup for dinner. The December 17th Christmas Party will be at Dodgertown, with other clubs. More information will be given at our next meeting. The Christmas Parade will be December 3rd on the Oceanside. Sam will be at Memorial Island, Friday, November 11th, Veteran's Day at 8:00 am to give out Exchange Club flags.

Leslie won the 50/50 raffle drawing.

The meeting adjourned at 1:00 pm

Respectfully submitted,
Alice W Gaskill

EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
CLUB 2493 - DIVISION 2 - DISTRICT 5
OCTOBER 20, 2016
MINUTES OF GENERAL MEETING

The General Meeting of the Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast was called to order at 12:05 pm, by President, Laurie Collings at C J Cannons. There were 12 members and no guests present. Alice gave the invocation and Eric led us in the pledge. Laurie welcomed everyone to the meeting.

Laurie announced that two of our key members are needing some time off. I personally, understand that, as just a few years ago, when I was really struggling with my health, I too, had to be away from the club. Donna K needs a break as she has been going fast and furious. Sometime you just have to look back and say, give me a minute to catch up. Meg Hickey needs to be on a leave of absence as she is putting a new business together, selling her own home and dealing with family issues. Both of you ladies please know you are in our thoughts and in our prayers. Come back when you are ready.

As we were going over past events it reminded us of how busy we are and how much we accomplish, as a smaller club. We are small in numbers but we are BIG in action. Just in September alone we accomplished four good projects and the momentum is continuing. September 3rd we enjoyed the first fundraiser, "Howl At The Moon"; September 10th some of our members participated in the "Tunnel To Towers"; September 17th was the Beach Clean Up with KIRB and September 24th our Exchange Excel Club had a car wash at the Marine Bank and Trust on US #1.

October started with a visit from Hurricane Matthew. Thank goodness he did not stay too long, but while he was here he created a mess. At one point we were expecting a Catagory 4 storm hitting us; however, God was with us and moved him a little more to the east so we only had to put up with a little of him. October 22nd is our Exchange National Day of Service. This club will be working with Habitat of Humanity. Part of the club will be on a construction site and part of the club will be working in the ReStore. The Indian River Club will be joining forces with us. It will be nice to fulfill our National Day of Service requirement together. On October 24th this cub will be presenting the "Firefighter of the Year" award to Christopher Matherly at Fire Station 8, which is located at 1115 Barber Street in Sebastian. We are to meet at the station before 2:00 pm, as the presentation will be at 2:00.

At today's meeting I meant to ask that each one of us take a moment, in silence, to remember the family of David Dangerfield. He was such a good person and will be missed by our community. As you are reading this please take a moment to bow your head, close your eyes and say a prayer. Thank You.

Kathy gave us a brief up-date on the 2017 Golf Tournament. Castle is the beneficiary. Kathy will get with Katie to let her know.

Joe has made some progress with the club website and is continuing to get it up and going.

Laurie informed the members that the 2017-2018 Committee Chairs will be the Board of Directors. The President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer will still be part of the Board.

Laurie also reminded us about the reception for Charlie Pope, who is retiring from Youth Sailing. It is Sunday, November 13, 2016 at the Vero Beach Yacht Club from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. You must RSVP and it costs $30.00 for heavy hors d'oeuvres and soft drinks. There is a cash bar. If you have any additional questions please contact Stu Keilier at 410-703-8660.

Eric gave everyone a new business card showing the new Vero Beach Regional Airport logo.

Cindy said that the Making Christmas Bright project through Devereux will be a group home. The ages of the children range from 4 months to 8 years old. Her place of business, Harbor Insurance, is partnering with this club in this project. The members are thinking of ways we can give a little more since the employees of Harbor Insurance have already stepped up and will be purchasing a number of the gift suggestions.

Robert won the 50/50.

The meeting adjourned at 1:02 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Alice W Gaskill
Secretary

Meeting Minutes

EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
CLUB 2493 - DIVISION 2 - DISTRICT 5
OCTOBER 6, 2016
MINUTES OF THE GENERAL MEETING

The General Meeting of the Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast was cancelled due to Hurricane Matthew coming to our area. We did not have a direct hit; however the outer bands did some damage in our area.
The next meeting will be the Board Meeting on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at noon at CJ Cannons.

Respectfully Submitted,
Alice W Gaskill
Secretary

THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
CLUB 2493 - DIVISION 2 - DISTRICT 5
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
MINUTES OF THE GENERAL MEETING

The General Meeting of the Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast was cancelled due to the Chamber of Commerce is having their annual Private Industry Appreciation Luncheon on this date.

Respectfully Submitted,
Alice W Gaskill, Secretary

THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE TREASURE COAST
CLUB 2493 - DIVISION 2 - DISTRICT 5
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
MINUTES OF THE GENERAL MEETING

The General Meeting of the Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast was called to order at 12:00 noon at C J Cannons by President Laurie. Alice gave the invocation and Eric led us in the pledge. There were 17 members and two guests present. Laurie welcomed everyone to the meeting.

The speakers were Andrea Berry, the Interim Executive Director from Indian River County Healthy Start and Brieanna from Healthy Families of IRC. The Mission of I R Co Healthy Start is to offer a broad spectrum of programs to assure every pregnant woman and their young children receive necessary healthcare and support services. The Vision is that all babies in Indian River County be able to access and utilize services that maximize their health, growth and development. Some of the programs are Healthy Start Care Coordination, Parents As Teachers, Belly Beautiful, Mom Care, TLC Newborn and Healthy Families of IRC. Brieanna is the Program Manager for Healthy Families of IRC. The main topic discussed at this meeting was "Safe Sleep For Your Baby". September is the National Baby Safety Month so these ladies fit right in. There were a number of good questions with great answers.

Current events and happenings were discussed by Laurie and Committee Chairs. Saturday, September 3rd is our first fundraiser; it is "Howl At The Moon" at the Riverside Theatre. The next project is Tunnel to Towers on Saturday, September 10th and Saturday, September 17th is the Beach Clean Up with KIRB at South Beach....wow, what a wild and crazy month!

The Board will meet on Thursday, September 8th; however, Laurie reminded us that there will not be a meeting on Thursday, September 15th as that is the day of the Chamber Private Industry Appreciation Luncheon and so many of our members will be attending that.

Kim asked that any "Thank You" Letters the club receives be given to her as she can present them at her District Meetings and the club will receive recognition. Kim also shared that the Youth Guidance Excel Club will have a car wash on September 24th at the US 1 location of Marine Bank and Trust. Get your car washed to support the Treasure Coast Exchange Excel Club. Kim gave us a "Save The Date" for the 2016 Black & White Masquerade which will be on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 6 PM at the Vero Beach Country Club. She did share that she has applied to become part of the Guardian ad Litem. I know a number of our members were interested. What a wonderful group of people we have in our club!

Donna K passed around a sign-up sheet for the October National Day of Service project which is on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Habitat for Humanity. More info to follow.

Leslie gave us a flyer about the Public Forum, "The Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative (Amendment 2)". The Forum will be held tonight from 7 PM to 8:30 PM at the Fellsmere Old School Auditorium.

Sam let us know that the Dogs For Life has contacted him about our club partnering with them. Kim mentioned that the Excel Club is going to be at the PAWrade. More info to follow.

Cindy let us know that she took a tour of CASTLE. They will be contacting the club about speaking again and they are going to be the beneficiary of the proceeds from the 2017 golf tournament.

Donna K won the 50/50.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Alice W. Gaskill, Secretary

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