Many members have complained that they are not getting called before a meeting. The Attendance Committee does an outstanding job with their calling duties. However, they are getting way too many messages saying that the number is no longer in service or no person or machine is taking a message.
If you have changed your telephone number any time in the past three years, Theles Woodfin needs the new number. Some people have changed to using only a cell phone and she will also need that number if you expect to get a call. The numbers posted in the Directory are sometimes out-of-date numbers, so please make it easier for the calling committee and give them your updates!
Everyone should be getting a Newsletter before the General Membership Meeting to remind you of the date, time and place of the meetings. This information is also in the Directory. We generally meet the
second Tuesday of the odd months (September, November, January, March and May). If you are not getting a Newsletter in the mail, please call our Secretary, Susan Fant (626-7945 or 476-3145) and give her your name, mailing address, telephone and email address. Also, if your information is out-of-date in the Directory, you may give her the corrections. The Membership Chair, Ethel Gholston will also need updated information.
The cost of the lunch buffet will increase starting with the November 12, 2013 General Membership Meeting. Please have the correct amount when you come to the meeting because change may not be available. You may also pay with a $12.00 check made out to MREA. This is only a $2.00 increase but food and preparation costs have gone up and Heron Lakes Country Club can no longer offer us the fine meal for just $10.00.
Also remember, if you make a reservation to eat and are unable to attend the meeting, you still owe the $12.00. The Association does not have money in the treasury to pay for meals that are ordered and not eaten. If you have not received a call to make a reservation by the Thursday before the Tuesday meeting, call Theles Woodfin at 661-6795 and give her your lunch reservation. She must turn-in a count by noon the Friday before the Tuesday meeting.
Let’s not forget the wonderful job our servers and kitchen staff provide. A tip is always greatly appreciated and can be place in the basket on the serving table. They will divide what is collected among themselves. We are sure that everyone gives a gratuity when eating out at a restaurant, so we all can certainly give them the same appreciation.
The Board will meet on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Heron Lakes Country Club instead of the previously published date of Tuesday, February 12, 2013. Happy Mardi Gras!
Nomination forms for AEA and NEA Delegates are due in Montgomery on October 31, 2012 by 4:00 p.m. Any member in good standing who wishes to run for a delegate position should contact our local president, Mattie Shepard (661-1279) to get the appropriate forms.