October 2019 General Meeting Minutes


South Palm Park Association
General Meeting Minutes
Monday, 14 October 2019
The Beach Club, Lake Worth Beach, FL 33460

I.          Call to order
a.     Meeting called to order at 7:01 PM by President Cheryl Rashkin.

II.         Meeting Attendees - Executive Board
a.     Cheryl Rashkin President
b.     Linda Brower Vice President
c.     Lewis Makepeace Treasurer
d.     Shari Cornutt Secretary

Block Board Members
VACANT – 5th
Jim Durbin – 12th
Peter Just – 6th (Absent)
Bob Rashkin – 13th
Bill (Lynn) Foley – 7th
Patrick Keith  – 14th
Bill (Bonnie) Robeson– 8th
Marcia (Luciano) Barrerra – 15th
Luke Mittner – 9th  (Absent)
Art Broughton – 16th
Chris Diserio – 10th
Chris Ide – 17th (Absent)
Greg Richter – 11th 
Lucy Richter – 18th

  Director at Large – Ted Johnson
  Guest: Donald Dougherty, Code Enforcement; Herman Robinson, Commissioner

III.        President’s Comments
      Self-Introductions
      50/50 Raffle tonight

IV.      Approval of Minutes
May General Meeting Minutes reviewed and accepted

IV.      Treasurer’s Report – Lewis Makepeace
Treasurer’s Report for October 2019 reviewed and approved.
Starting Balance 


$3,147.90
Total Deposits


$  155.00
Disbursements (including raft expenses)


$   363.55
Ending Balance Mar ‘19


$2,939.35


Deposits:      Dues $70.00; 50/50 Raffle $63.00, Check from Cheryl for float $22.00
Current and Upcoming Activity: 
      2019 Dues collection ($10 individual, $20 household)
Petty Cash for March 2019: 
      Balance - $30.00 

VI.       Committees:
Social Committee:  Nathalie Makepeace
      Full Moon Social – Nov 12
Continued through the summer, invites to new folks
      Holiday Party and Light Walk – Dec 7, sign-up for median work and volunteer for oversight (electricity needs, etc.), donations of holiday decorations accepted with receipt, Nov 23 start light work
      Committee for Annual Fundraiser – volunteers requested
CommunicationsTed Johnson ‘Director at Large’
      Facebook
 Invitation to join
      Website
For members who don’t use Facebook, can use website or email through Shari

Home/Yard of the Month – Jim Durbin chair, Theresa Deveaux, and Art Broughton
      1302 South Palmway chosen for Oct 2019

VII.     Old or Unfinished Business – none discussed

VIII.    New Business
      Guest SpeakerDonald Dougherty, Lake Worth Beach Code Enforcement – no show
      Guest Speaker – Lindy Seto, NAPC Vice Chair
2nd Annual Holiday Kick-off Party at CWS – raffle and prizes, monies for schools, donations accepted for raffle, need new home owners to get involved across the city, NAPC will help bring communication and discussions together, NAPC is onboard with using logo from NAPC on letter related to prostitution sting and help with communication with Goodwill and understanding the housing vouchers and what that means for us.  Cheryl working with Lindy on this effort.
      Discussion Items –
o      Crime Report – lowest crime rate in the city, local burglaries and stolen bike
o      Intense discussion on prostitution issues and Goodwill from several neighbors with input from Herman – prostitution not registered as ‘crime’, still concerned but no resolution, PBSO working but not good adjudications at trial, neighborhood group participates in ‘first appearances’, need help from City Commission, need money for infrastructure to help advance the Federal corridor and raise tax base, Cheryl invited neighbors to upcoming meeting to help address this with the City, task force suggested, Goodwill discussed, incentive plan in the city to bring up property values but we are at the end of the list, why is there a concentration of Goodwill housing near us, question as to having Goodwill address our neighborhood from Cheryl – there will be discussion as to where this will take place.  Herman will try to get a meeting with State Attorney’s Office on this.
      50/50 Raffle – Total $96, $48 was won by Toivo Juvonen

IX.      Good of the order
      Raft Race – awesome raft was built and ready for practice next year, thanks to everyone who helped
      Charity Golf Scramble – fliers available
      Veteran’s Day Parade – Saturday Nov 9, morning
      Farmer’s Market – re-opens Saturday Oct 19

X.       Next General Meeting
Monday, Nov 11, 2019

XI.      Adjournment
Meeting adjourned at 8:35 PM

Submitted by:
Shari Cornutt, SPPA Secretary