General Meeting Minutes October, 2018

South Palm Park Association
General Meeting Minutes
Monday 08 October 2018
The Beach Club, Lake Worth, FL 33460

I.        Call to order
a.     Meeting called to order at 7:00 PM by President Cheryl Rashkin. 

II.       Meeting Attendees - Executive Board 
a.     Cheryl RashkinPresident    
b.     Absent:- Melissa JordanVice President 
c.     Chris DiserioTreasurer
d.     Linda Brower Secretary

Block Board Members 
Coleman Veach – 5th
Jim Durbin – 12th
Absent: Peter Just – 6th 
Bob Rashkin – 13th
Absent: Bill (Lynn) Foley – 7th
Absent:Christine Herasz – 14th
Absent: Jon Jordan– 8th
Patrick Keith  – 15th
Absent:Luke Mittner – 9th
Art Broughton – 16th
Absent: Louis Makepeace – 10th
Chris Ide – 17th
Greg Richter – 11th
Absent:Melissa Jones – 18th

III.      Approval of MinutesSecretary was absent for the May General meeting, but minutes will be recorded from notes taken at that meeting and will be submitted for our next meeting.  

IV.     Treasurer’s Report– Chris Diserio 
Treasurer’s Reports for the months of May through September 2018 were reviewed and approved
Starting Balance May’18 

Total Deposits


Ending Balance Sept ‘18


Deposits:    Dues $50.00; 50/50 Raffle $33.00, t-shirts $152.40,
Disbursements:   Charitable donation $55.00; Raft Race $650.25; Costco Materials $11.76

VI.     Presidents Announcements/Comments:

-      The Lake Worth Historical Museum - reopening on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 2pm to 4pm at 414 Lake Avenue.
-      PBSO District 14 Annual Holiday Golf Scramble- At Atlantis Country Club, October 20, 2018. Held to provide Christmas gifts to low income families.  $125 per person, and $500 per foursome.Chip made a motion for SPP to donate $150, seconded by Mike Allison, motion passed. 
-      Neighborhood Association Presidents Council (NAPC) Community Holiday Kickoff Party Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 4PM to 7PM at CWS 522 Lucerne Ave. Held to benefit local food banks.  Please bring canned goods and non-perishable items. A motion from Heather for SPP to donate $100 and seconded by Maryann Furth was increased by Tom Copeland to $150.  This changed motion was agreed to by Heather and seconded by Maryann Furth, motion passed.  Guest John Bonfiglio, Mayor of Ocean Ridge and running for FL House of Representatives matched the SPP donation and added $50.
-       NAPC is walking the neighborhoodsThis effort is to walk the neighborhoods without associations to get them to, hopefully, have the neighborhood start their own association. This is led by Craig Frost.
-       Street Painting Festival– 2017 was down in sponsorship.  Does our Association want to donate $150?  There is no need to decide now, ‘food for thought’. 
-       Meet the Candidates – Hosted by NAPC to be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at the LW Playhouse.  Looking for volunteers to help with the forum.
-       Veterans Parade– Saturday, November 10that 11AM.  SPP will have no float, but we can walk, ride bikes or use gold carts to participate.  More information will be provided.
-       Taste of Lake Worth– Scheduled for February 22, 2018.  Please sponsor this event and buy tickets!
-       LW Commission Meetings – are still being held, but the dates have been modified, please check on line for specifics. 

VII.   Committees:

Social Committee:  Nathalie Makepeace
Note:  Christine Harasz has stepped down as committee chair, Nathalie has graciously accepted the chairmanship.
 Next Full Moon event Wednesday, October 24, 2018 6PM.  The full moon socials continue year-round.The Social Committee collects donations at the Full Moon Social for those wishing to contribute rather than bringing ‘Pot Luck’.  Currently the petty cash fund is ~$100.00. 

- Other upcoming events with specific dates TBD:
Holiday lighting party – Block captains are asked to check the power in their blocks. 
Bicycle Parade
Annual Garage Sale
Easter Egg Hunt 
- Natalie is asking for new suggestions and for volunteers to help. She can be reached at:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Communications – 
Mel Jones is stepping down from the Communications Committee.  Cheryl is looking for volunteers to both chair and assist with this committee.

Home/Yard of the Month– Jim Durban chair, Theresa Deveaux, and Art Broughton 
1615 South Palmway, the home of David Cram and Jane Anderson was chosen for October’s Home of the Month.
-      Jim asked for our membership to contact him, Theresa, and Art with recommendations each month and emphasized that they are looking for diverse home sizes.
I.        PBSO -District 14 
-       Bob Rashkin and Chris Ides met with PBSO and reported that our Neighborhood area had the lowest crime rate with one robbery in the last month.
-       Still dealing with prostitutes, changed rules are making it harder to make arrests.
-       Patrick Keith will provide a link to form letters and information so that our SPP membership can write to our leaders to express our opinions about this and other crime situations.
-       Chris Diserio reported that the city is installing additional high definition tilt cameras at various locations as well as license plate readers at our City’s main points of entry that have proven helpful in further lowering crime rates. 

VII.    Old or Unfinished Business
There was no old or unfinished business discussed at the October General Meeting 

VIII.  New Business 
Nominations Committee established for 2018: Lucy Richter with assistance from Linda Brower and Luke Mittner

IX.      Good of the order

John Faust, NAPC President - Guest
-       First Block Party was successful and continues for the first Friday of each month
-       Food Truck rescheduled to end of the month on Fridays
-       Bonfires on the beach starting?

Commissioner Herman Robinson 
-       Herman commented that even with the rescheduling of the Commission Meetings, don’t stop letting the Commissioners know of any concerns, they are still listening. Communication is key.
-       Our city has great volunteers and our neighborhoods are key to Lake Worth’s success
-       The goal of the city is to make all our schools A rated
-        Decisions still need to be made on the Casino 
-       Gulfstream Hotel – we have little control, but things are moving forward.

Commissioner Omari Hardy
-      Omari asked that we take part in education meetings 

Theresa Deveaux 
Theresa asked that for the taste of Lake Worth, vendors are encouraged to manage the amount of food available.

Tom Copland announced he was running for Commissioner, District 4

Historic Districts 
-Review of Historic Districts and Guidelines Workshop is being held on 10/23 

X.       Next General Meeting 
Monday, November 12, 2018

XI.      Adjournment
Meeting adjourned at 8:14 PM

Submitted by:
Linda Brower, SPPA Secretary