Minutes by Natalie Glynn

The Events Committee held it’s monthly meeting on Friday, March 5, 2010 at 10:00 am at the OLLI office.  Present were Lucy, West, Co-Chair Pat Brunkow, Eileen Hines, Marie Hornbrook, Eleanor Stalnaker, Nancy Sjoberg, Natalie Glynn and Rudy Ruiz.   Absent were Chairperson Lee Redford (on a cruise) and Bernie Stephenson.

Minutes were read and approved.

Pat brought up the Mardi Gras, that was held in February, for discussion.  How to improve communication?  Too many activities?  High marks for the magician, Jim Whitehurst.  We were requested to think about how we could  incorporate these suggestions in the future.

The Open House at the Art Museum was next on the agenda being held at the new Tampa Art Museum.  This will the only Open House this semester with the Art Museum being the host while also providing refreshments and free tours.  Nancy volunteered to welcome people.  She spoke of handing out 45 SNUG flyers at the last Open House with 15 guests attending the next SNUG meeting as a result.  She would like to do a repeat.  Marie and Pat volunteered to handle the guest registration with Lucy working the faculty table.

Searching for a new secretary!  Natalie spoke of her decision to step down after a long stretch believing that it was time for newer members to be active..

Lecture series dates were filled with 4/2, Nancy, 4/9-Marie and Pat, 4/16 Eleanor, 4/23 Nancy, 4/20 Natalie, 5/7 Eileen, 5/14 Marie and 5/21 possibly Bernie.

‘What is in the future’ was next on Pat’s agenda.  We spoke of having the second ‘annual’ picnic,  David Henry had mentioned that he thought a Dancing event could be interesting with idea’s being offered.  Eleanor spoke of October while suggesting a Harvest Moon Dance with the possibility of being checked out at Alfano’s ballroom.

Joseph stopped by with news that registration is over 1200 with about 171 having signed up for Leland Hawes.

We adjourned at 11:00 with no meeting scheduled for April with nothing pre-planned.  Next meeting May 7th at 10:00 at the OLLI office