Rosemont Early Childhood PTA
General Meeting
October 22, 2014
Home of Heidi Maher

The general meeting of the Rosemont Early Childhood PTA was called to order on October 22, 2014 at 9:53am at the home of Heidi Maher, by President Melissa Love-Tristan, the Secretary being present.  A quorum was established. The minutes of the September 2014 General Meeting were waived and approved as distributed. Sarah Valdez-Tate was introduced to attendees as the new Volunteer Coordinator. 

Treasurer's Report: Casey  Cox
Opening Balance on 9/16/14: $26,149.99 ($26,739.99).  Deposits: $6,263.28.  Disbursements: $17,680.77, which includes the auction funds that we sent to Rosemont.  Ending cash balance (9/16/14): $14,752.50 ($15,322.50). See treasurer report for details.  The Reconciliation Committee submitted its 2013-2014 report. Per a recent change to the Texas PTA bylaws, we now have the option to have only one signer on checks. When making a RECPTA related purchase, please remember to present our tax-exempt form as tax is not technically reimbursable.
**Please note this is updated from the original posted general minutes, to account for a revision in the treasurer report. Original numbers in parenthesis. See treasurer report for full revision details. 

Membership Report: Norell Liddell
We have 72 alumni and 214 general members. Although we considered changing the dates that our membership year runs, the National PTA dictates membership runs from August 1- July 31, so we will continue on that calendar.

Fundraising Report: Terri Polachek
The RECPTA Roaster, our pop-up coffee shop, will be November 8th from 8:30-11:30 at 102. S. Winnetka Ave (Home of Alexa Taylor).  Oddfellows will donate the coffee. Urban Acres will offer a upcoming RECPTA Pizza Night on November 14th,  where 50% proceeds go to RECPTA- more details to come. The auction is March 20, 2014, theme to be announced later. This is a big event and we need many more volunteers.ur Fall book drive will benefit Reagan Elementary, which lost a sponsor that helps with Christmas so this will help fill a small hole with needy kids.Dropoff locations to be announced.  We need a volunteer to represent RECPTA in the Oil and Cotton tent and help with crafts from 9-5, at the  Blues, Bandits and BBQ event on November 15th.

Sunshine Report: Ally Newman
We’ve had 31 meals delivered for seven babies in the last month. We have four babies due in November and nine moms due in December. If you can deliver a meal, please contact Ally Newman.

Secretary Report: Jenifer Parker
We are applying for non-profit mailing status, which will help reduce our bulk mailing costs.

Rosemont Liaison: Venesa Sokolovic
Rosemont offers tour any Wednesday, but the RECPTA group tour will be November 5th at 9am. Boo Bash is Friday October 24th 4-7pm. Rosemont Dad's movie night was a big success. The Golf tournament is November 3rd, proceeds go to Rosemont. Storytime is the first Tuesday every month at lower campus. Rosemont Holiday Hayride will be December 12th with Santa Claus, pictures and crafts.

Alumni Liaisons: Amy Tawil, represented by Brooke Wise
The Alumni happy hour at Nova had a great turnout.

Communications Report: Brooke Price
You can find upcoming RECPTA and other community event information on the website, so please let us know about any events to add to our calendar. We are working on a meeting for a general website review. Book club met for the first time last night and wine club still needs a leader. You can sign up for these groups online. The resource page is now viewable for current members for a few lists, but we still need help compiling more resources. Our Corporate Partnership Program, which is our website advertising that is viewable to anyone goes to RECPTA.org,  will be available very soon. Several different are levels available. For details, contact Brooke Price or Norell Liddell.

Programs: Emily Kaczmarczyk
Thank you to Heidi Maher for hosting our meeting. Presentation: Saving for College by Lisa Chapa.

Announcements:
  • October 24th: Rosemont Boo Bash

  • November 8th: RECPTA Roaster

  • November 14th: Pizza night at Urban Acres

  • November 15th: Blues, Bandits and BBQ

  • November 20th: General Meeting

Meeting adjourned at 10:51 am.