Meetings Minutes
Rosemont Early Childhood PTA
General Meeting
March 26th, 2015
Home of Venesa Sokolovic

 

The general meeting of the Rosemont Early Childhood PTA was called to order on March 26, 2015 at 8 pm at the home of Venesa Sokolovic, by President Melissa Love-Tristan, the Secretary being present.  A quorum was established. The reading of the February 2015 General Meeting minutes were waived and approved as distributed. 

Treasurer's Report: Casey  Cox
Opening Balance on 2/10/2015: $13,822.39. Deposits: $10,444.73 Disbursements: $16,382.81. Ending cash balance on 3/26/15: $7,884.31. Most incoming and outgoing funds are auction related and we expect more coming in. See Treasurer report for details.
 
Membership Report: Norell Liddell
We have 83 alumni and 283 general members, for 366 total which is the largest member roster to date.  WE are short membership cards, more coming soon. The next wine tasting will be at my house on April 2nd. Book club is April 21st. Part of our new community partnership with Methodist Hospital includes a $2500 from them along with the upcoming Pidge Picnic on March 28th - thanks to RECPTA member and Methodist liaison, Jerri Locke for helping this happen.
 
Programs: Emily Kaczmarczyk
April General meeting is TBD, details to come soon. May Appreciation will be at Tish Thompson’s house.
 
Fundraising Report: Terri Polachek
The auction was this past weekend, final numbers to come soon. Our spring mini-fundraiser will be early May and we will once again partner with Urban Acres for another RECPTA Pizza Night and incorporate the unsold auction items.
 
Volunteer Report: Sarah Valdez-Tate
Thank you to everyone who helped with the auction: we had a great volunteer response!
 
Communications Report: Brooke Price
Nothing discussed. Nothing to Report.
 
Community Report: Melissa for Amy Wallace Cowan
Clean your Park Day at Kidd Springs details coming soon.
 
Sunshine Report: Ally Newman
We had three babies born in March. Seven babies due in April and four due in May.
 
Rosemont Liaison: Venesa Sokolovic
I Bike Rosemont is April 20-24th.  This is a fun week that consists of morning bike rides to school by parents and students. The riders get a card that is punched each day they ride their bike to school. At the end of the week on Friday, the kids, their parents, volunteers and teachers participate in a group bike ride to Eno’s in the Bishop Arts District, where the kids turn their punch cards in for a free root beer float. Even if you don’t have kids at Rosemont, you can still participate by helping cheer the kids on as they get to school in the mornings, or cheer them along the bike route as they ride to Eno’s. For more information, contact Venesa Sokolovic at rosemont@recpta.org.
 
Alumni Liaisons: Melissa for Amy and Lynne
Spring event brought in 22 wine bottles - Amy will send out thank yous soon
 
Old Business:
Nothing discussed. Nothing to report.
 
New Business:
Nominating Committee’s Presentation of slate of 2015-2016 Board Members – Presented by Emily Kaczmarczyk
 
President: Terra McGhee
1st VP of Membership: Carolyn Mulvey
2nd VP of Programs: Terri Polachek
3rd VP of Fundraising: Brooke Price
4th VP of Communications: Ginnette Serrano-Correa
Treasurer: Shelley Collera
Secretary: Kristy Nail
Sunshine Coordinator: Maureen Fernandez
Volunteer Coordinator: Ellie Brin
Rosemont Liaison: Dori Trujillo
Alumni Liaison: Laura Pulis
 
Motion by Jenifer Parker “I motion to approve the proposed 2015-2016 board nomination as slated.” Motion seconded. Motion carried unanimously.  
 
Announcements
  • March 28th Methodist Pidge Picnic
  • April 7th: Story time at Rosemont, board meeting
  • April 15th: General meeting
  • April 20th-24th: iBike Rosemont
  • May 1st: Urban Acres Pizza night
  • May 5th: Board meeting
  • May 21st: Volunteer Appreciation
  • June 1st: New Board starts
Meeting adjourned at 9:01pm




 
Rosemont Early Childhood PTA 
Founder's Day General Meeting
February 11, 2015
Turner House

The Founder's Day general meeting of the Rosemont Early Childhood PTA was called to order on February 11, 2015 at 11:02 am at Turner House by President Melissa Love-Tristan, the secretary being present.  A quorum was established. The minutes of the January 2014 General Meeting were waived and approved as distributed.

Treasurer's Report: Casey  Cox 
Opening Balance (1/21/14) $13, 727.91  Deposits: $1070.  Disbursements: $975.25.  Ending cash balance (2/10/15): $13,822.39
 
Programs: Emily Kaczmarczyk
Mom's night out is next Wednesday at Bowl Lounge. Retreat will be March 14th in Granbury, more details to come. The next general meeting is March 12th at Venesa Sokolovic's house and Autumn Cooper will be there to show a few makeup and hair tips for the auction, which is a 1920's theme.
 
Fundraising Report: Melissa Love-Tristan 
March 20th is the Ritz for Rosemont Auction at the West End Event Center.  This is a big event and we need many more volunteers. The RECPTA auction funds help to fund the Rosemont School Arts programs.

Volunteer Report: Sarah Valdez-Tate
Our current needs are help with the Auction, setup/breakdown, donated items. Please contact me at volunteer@recpta.org.

Communications Report: Brooke Price
If you haven't been to the website lately, we have made several recent updates so please check it out. We would love help with our social media presence, and updates to the website. Please email communications@recpta.org.

Community Report: Melissa Love-Tristan
Our clean the Park will be at Kidd Springs in April. Date and time TBD. 

Sunshine Report: Ally Newman
We've had 61 babies, with around 250 meals delivered since June. 

Rosemont Liaison: Venesa Sokolovic
I Bike Rosemont is coming up in April.

Alumni Liaison: 
Tomorrow night is our alumni event at Amy Tawil's event. We ask that you bring a bottle of wine or liquor of at least $20 value for the auction. 
 
Membership Report: Norell Liddell
We have 82 alumni and 268 general members, for a total of 350. In addition to launching our new website this year, we also introduced a new corporate sponsorship program which includes an ad on the RECPTA website. We have flyers available today with pricing and more information on this program. We are excited to announce our new Lifetime Member, Shellie Driscoll. She has held many positions both within the little and big Rosemont PTA's, and currently librarian at Rosemont. Brief words by Shellie. 
 
Announcements: 
  • February 12th: Alumni event
  • March 20th: Ritz for Rosemont Auction

Speaker: Linda Hodge, former National PTA president

New Business: Rules of nominating committee reviewed. Nominations collected, counted and announced. The 2015 nominating committee member are: Emily Kaczmarczyk, Jenifer Paker, Carolyn Mulvey, Casey Cox, Ellie Brin with alternates Sarah Valdez-Tate and Brooke Price. 

Past president speeches

Meeting adjourned at 12:02 pm. 

 

Rosemont Early Childhood PTA

General Meeting

January 21, 2015

Kidd Springs Rec Center

 

The general meeting of the Rosemont Early Childhood PTA was called to order on January 21, 2015 at 9:34am at the Kidd Springs Recreation Center, by President Melissa Love-Tristan, the Secretary being present.  A quorum was established. The minutes of the November 2014 General Meeting were waived and approved as distributed.

 

Treasurer's Report: Casey  Cox

Opening Balance (12/11/14) $13, 946.04  Deposits: $1200.  Disbursements: $1454.03.  Ending cash balance (1/21/15): $13, 692.91.

 

Membership Report: Norell Liddell

We have 81 alumni and 260 general members, 341. The 2015 playgroup is doing well and has a new leader that will start soon. Wine club has a lot of interest, but great attendance so we are sending out a survey to get more information from members. Information on our corporate partnership program is available at the meeting today and always on the website.

 

Programs: Emily Kaczmarczyk

We will have another Moms Night Out soon, date and time still to be determined. Programs: Katie Clines Assistant Director to Kidd Springs discussed different programs the recreation center offers. Dori - Health club manager at Veranda Club, discussed different memberships at the club. Jeanine - gymboree and dance instructor at Kidd Springs.

 

Fundraising Report: Terri Polachek

The auction is March 20, 2014. This is a big event and we need many more volunteers. The RECPTA Auction funds help to fund the Rosemont School Arts programs such as Dallas Children’s Theater and Dance Programs.

 

Volunteer Report: Sarah Valdez-Tate

We still need several volunteers, specifically to help organize and prepare prior to the auction as well as during the auction. You can sign-up on recpta.org or contact Sarah at

volunteer@recpta.org

 

Communications Report: Brooke Price

We are working on reorganizing the RECPTA organization flowchart and finalizing the board position descriptions for access on the website so they are available for the upcoming nominations.

 

Community Report: Amy Wallace Cowan

The Clean your Bookshelf Drive for Reagan Elementary was very successful. We’ll have a Clean Your Park event later this spring.

 

Sunshine Report: Ally Newman

Forty-five meals were delivered for 11 babies in December. We have 6 babies due in January.

 

Rosemont Liaison: Venesa Sokolovic

I Bike Rosemont is coming up in April. Storytime is first Tuesday at 10:30, Kinder-Roundup is January 27th and Dual Language Lottery is February 10th both at 6 pm. If you are interested in Dual Language, it is recommended that you go to both meetings.

 

Alumni Liaisons:

An alumni event will be held later this spring. Details to come

 

Announcements:

  • January 27th: Brocepta, Rosemont Kinder Roundup

  • February 3rd: Board Meeting, Story Time at Rosemont

  • February 10th: Rosemont Dual Language Lottery

  • February 11th: Founder’s Day/General Meeting

  • March 20th: Ritz for Rosemont Auction

Meeting adjourned at 10:25 am.

 
Rosemont Early Childhood PTA
General Meeting
November 20, 2014
Home of Ally Newman

 

The general meeting of the Rosemont Early Childhood PTA was called to order on November 20, 2014 at 7:20 pm at the home of Ally Newman, by President Melissa Love-Tristan, the Secretary being present.  A quorum was established. Introductions of meeting attendees. The minutes of the November 2014 General Meeting were waived and approved as distributed.  

Treasurer's Report: Casey  Cox
Opening Balance (10/22/14) $15,322.50.  Deposits: $1,874.  Disbursements: $1,988.34.  Ending cash balance (11/19/14): $15,208.16. 

Membership Report: Norell Liddell
We have 79 alumni and 235 general members, for 314 paid members. December 1st will be first meeting of the new Craft group. RSVP to Jennifer Salas jennifersalasrn@gmail.com by 11/21. Review of corporate sponsorships.  

Programs: Emily Kaczmarczyk
Cookie Swap is December 11th at the home pf Anne Fahrenholz, which will also be the dropoff for the RECPTA Holiday Toy Drive. Founders Days is February 11th. 

  • Presentation on cooking with your children with Noemi Alvarado.

Fundraising Report: Terri Polachek 
The RECPTA Roaster was a success, raising $234. A big thanks to Alexa Taylor for hosting, Oddfellows for the coffee and everyone else who donated time and goods. The Urban Acres RECPTA Pizzapalooza went really well, they almost ran out of pizzas. The auction is March 20, 2014 and the theme is Ritz for Rosemont at the West End Event Center. This is a huge event and we need a lot more volunteers.

Communications Report: Brooke Price
Our e-list issues are resolved and should now be working normally. Past meeting minutes should be available on the website soon. We are looking for a graphic designer to manage flowsheet. We are adding new features so keep checking.  

Volunteer Coordinator: Sarah Valdez-Tate
Thank you to all of our recent volunteers. We need more volunteers for the auction, with planning and day of activities. 

Community Liaison: Amy Wallace Cowan
We are currently collecting books for the Clean Your Bookshelves through December 1st. Books can be used or new, and age appropriate for elementary aged children.  Dropoff locations are: Eno's. Cozy Cottage, Oil and Cotton, Spinster Records, Oddfellows and Grand Bank of Texas. 

Sunshine Report: Ally Newman
We had 17 meals delivered in October. Six babies due in November and 10 in December.

Secretary Report: Jenifer Parker
We were approved for non-profit mailing status, but we need to decide on how many precanceled stamps to purchase. They come in amounts of 500, 3000 or 10,000 and do not expire. Motion by Emily Kaczmarczyk to purchase 5000 precanceled stamps. Motion seconded and approved.

Rosemont Liaison: Venesa Sokolovic
December 2nd is the next story time. December 8-12th is the Rosemont Book Fair. 

Alumni Liaisons: Amy Tawil
We are working on a springtime event. Alumni will be collecting wine to donate to the auction.

Unfinished Business: 
Jessie Bartlett, with Girls Who Can, will have holiday orders available soon. 
New Business: 
Nothing discussed
Announcements
  • November 25th: Book Club
  • December 11th: Cookie Swap, Brocepta Happy Hour
  • December 12th: Kidd Springs parents night out, Rosemont Hay Ride
  • December 1st: Craft Night
  • December 2nd: Story Time at Rosemont, Board Meeting
  • December 6th: Winnetka Heights home Tour 

Meeting adjourned at 8:37pm

 

 

 

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.


 
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