Joint Meeting October 20, 2009
The B.A.A. October Joint meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by President Arsene VanVooren at Barrister Gardens.
A roll call of Officers and Board members showed all present except Larry Mahieu and John Roelandt. A motion was made
to dispense with the regular order of business which was supported by Walt Baier.
With around 200 members and their guests in attendance, President VanVooren recapped our upcoming activities. He
thanked all, approximately 170, who attended the Memorial Mass. He reminded the members about the Halloween Party on
October 25th in the St. Gertrude’s gym. The Christmas Party is set for December 20th at St. Gertrude’s in their meeting
rooms A, B & C. The annual Board dinner is scheduled for January 23rd, 2010. He also mentioned that the Century Club
still has not found the trophy from the softball game. If anyone knows its whereabouts, please contact Pat DeLaere or
Rick Tanghe. Arsene also announced that he has Man-of-the-Year forms available.
Norm Kay reported that Dan DeHem is home from the hospital, but still not up to par and that Jim Yagley was hospitalized
for testing. Al VanDenBergh, Jr. announced that the Belgian Gazette was having a Kinterklaus party at American House
East on December 5th from 1pm to 3pm. The cost is $1.00 per child. There will be gifts and food at the party.
Our chaplain, Father Jim Commyn was then asked to say grace before lunch was served. A delicious meal was served by the
kitchen crew of Mel Ferdinande and Chuck Horan along with all of their helpers. The roast beef was provided by
Muliers Market while the delicious potatoe salad and regular salad were made by Toni Lams. Toni also made the cakes
for dessert. Special thanks to Marion Allemon and Irene Michaels along with my wife Anne for helping me pick the food
up at Toni’s. The chore of cutting the cakes went to Marion Allemon, Irene Michaels, Anne Putrycus, Marianne Baecke,
and Lucy Deckers. Thanks for all of your help.
The dance music was provided by the Jerry Robotka group and everyone seemed to enjoy them.
For the drawing, a money tree was made by Maureen Kay for the 1st prize. The winners were Gary Huyghe, Lucien Mareel,
Oscar Vercruysse, Kurt Mareel, Marcel Tanghe, Marie Ronse, Irene Michaels, John Begin, Bob Putrycus, Maurice Reygert,
Al DeBacker, Donald Putrycus, Jack Pieters, Carl Czupinski, Karen Baron, Monique Vasquez, and Pam VanVooren.