General Meeting May 20, 2008
Prior to the start of the meeting, President Arsene VanVooren called the Officers and Board members together to review the application
for membership of Marshall DeSmet, son of member Marshall Desmet. He was approved subject to the usual conditions.
The meeting was then called to order at 7:30pm by President Arsene VanVooren at the Barrister Gardens. Norm Kay and Larry Mahieu were
the only Board members absent.
A moment of silence was observed for deceased member Rafael Jaecques. President VanVooren then swore in membership applicants Marshall
DeSmet, Edward VanRossen, and Matt VanSteenkiste.
The Marshalls then proceeded to pass out the ballots for the proposed by-law change pertaining to the election of Officers and Board
members. The proposal was voted down with final results of 48 to 37.
The minutes of the April Joint and May Board meetings were read and accepted.
Treasurer, Roland Deprez, read the April 2008 financial report which was accepted as read subject to audit.
Bob Grant reported membership at 305, with 13 members still delinquent.
President VanVooren was filling in for Entertainment Chairman, Norm Kay who had undergone back surgery again. He was giving out tee
times for the June golf outing. The picnic is now on July 20th as the previous Sunday was already booked. Contact Norm if you want
tickets for the Hazel Park outing on August 15th. The annual softball game is September 21st as again, the regular date was already
booked, and we had no other choice.
Recreation Chairman, Leo Michaels reported the scores were the same as in the bulletin as there were no games in April due to the Joint
Gary, with the help of his brothers Dick and Mike served lunchmeat and veggies with some cake from the ladies.
Vice-President Dale Verhaeghe introduced Ken De Meulenaere as a guest for the evening. Dale also announced that the scholarship
applications are available and due back by the 1st of August.
Frank Mahieu announced that Al DeBacker who had been on the sick list was in attendance. Welcome Back Al!
John Roelandt reported that the flags and flowers were at the funeral of deceased member Rafael Jaecques.
Our newly appointed Board member Chuck Myny reported that the website is up and running and reminded the members to contact Bob Grant
to get anything put on the website. This enables Chuck to deal with just one person instead of all the members.
Rick Dauw is looking for a couple more softball players to fill the team. If anyone is interested contact Rick Dauw.
Drawing winners were: Greg Silage, Ray VanHoet, Gary Huyghe, Charley Phlypo, Al Embo, Mel Ferdinande, Frank Mahieu, Hank Boullard,
Leo Michaels, Paul Mareel, Lou Danckaert, Ray Huyghe, Chuck Myny, Chuck LeFevre, Pat Delaere, Larry Allemon, Hank Denolf, Bob LaDuke,
Bob Putrycus, Dennis LaDuke, and Rene Nuyts.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:10pm.