General Meeting December 16, 2008
With a snowstorm blowing outside, 105 men braved the elements to attend the B.A.A.
monthly meeting. President Arsene VanVooren called the meeting to order at 7:30pm
and all of the Board members were present.
Treasurer Roland Deprez brought the membership up-to-date on our finances. Bob
Grant was collecting dues as well as guest fees for the January Installation Party.
Bob is also looking for advertisers for our new bulletin.
Entertainment Chairman Norm Kay reported that everything went well at the
Children’s Christmas party and he thanked all who helped to make it a success.
A list of 2009 activities will be listed in the January 2009 bulletin.
The Kitchen co-chairman, Gary Huyghe, thanked everyone who helped out this year
during his & Mel Ferdinande’s illnesses. Gary is stepping down from the Board
until he is 100% healthy.
Larry Mahieu reported that there were about 50 people at their Christmas concert
and tickets are now available for their Spring Concert.
Vice-President Dale Verhaeghe introduced Don Kardasz, a guest of John Roelandt.
Dale also introduced membership applicants Tom, Ray, Dan and Herb VanSteenkiste,
Floyd Willis, and Ed VanRossen who were then sworn in by President Arsene
Frank Mahieu reported that Mike DeBacker, Al Ostyn and Jim Baetens are still on
the sick list.
Today I delivered some Belgian cookies to our shut-ins, who were happy to
receive them and extended their thanks to the Club. I visited with Jim Baetens,
Mike DeBacker and Henri VanReybrouck. Rick Tanghe was kind enough to take cookies
to his uncle Maurice Verkeyn. I would also like to thank Etienne Elskens for
purchasing the cookies for the Club to give.
Publicity Chairman Etienne Elskens will be collecting the articles for the
bulletin at the January Board meeting.
If you have an ad for the website, please contact Chuck Myny.
The drawing winners were Marshall DeSmet, John Bopp, Larry Mahieu, Ed VanRossen,
Al Geldolf, Paul VanDenAbele, Dick Braeckevelt, Maury VanCoillie, Ted Westfall,
Dale Verhaeghe, Antoon Huyghe, Roger Mestdagh, Greg Silage, Bill Vreven,
Bill DeSchutter, Bill Meyers, Frank Mahieu, Cy DeWitte, Connie Sorgeloos and
The scholarship winners for 2008 are:
Amanda Elskens, daughter of Dr. Daniel Elskens and Chondra Elskens,
granddaughter of Etienne and Judy Elskens;
Katherine D’Hondt, daughter of Dr. Dennis and Mariann D’Hondt;
Janelle Wolf, daughter of Joe and Colette Wolf, granddaughter of Roland and Maggie
Kristen Yagley, daughter of Jim and Lynn Yagley, granddaughter of Leo and Irene
The winners will be awarded their scholarships at the January Installation Party.
Congratulations to all of the recipients and their families!
Leo Michaels reported the winners for 2008 are:
Poker - Norm Kay;
Darts - Ken Allemon;
Pinochle - Etienne Elskens;
Euchre - Al Embo;
Bien -Roger Omeye;
31 - Rick Dauw.
Respectfully Submitted and Happy New Year!,