Volume 8                  Number 9
Coming Up
General Meeting: Will give updates as they happen.
Board Meeting: Tuesday, April 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cosmo Building.
Ronald McDonald House:  John says were on hiatus for a bit. And that was before covid-19 hit us in the backyard.
Last Laugh:
Peanut Butter & Jelly Day-2nd
Beer Day - 7th
Animal Cracker Day - 18th
Bugs Bunny Day on the 30th

"In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt."

– Margaret Atwood


Birthdays in April
Maxine Powell - 11
James Linder - 12
Bill Tetro - 16
Jan Berry - 18
Jim Blue - 18
Rhonda Benton - 19
Dayton Shepherd - 22
Happy Easter
Minutes from the General Meeting of the Show-Me Cosmopolitan Club
March 5, 2020
The meeting was called to order by President John Hubert. Tim Echternach gave the blessing.
Several guests were introduced. Membership year pins were handed out. John giving a short history of Cosmopolitan Clubs part in the Diabetes Center.
Tim introduced our speaker from the Columbia Cosmopolitan Diabetes and Endocrinology Center, Todd Bocklage. He gave a very informative speech, especially for newer members of the club.
Diabetes affects one in ten US adults, and that number is increasing in Missouri. So, the need for the
clinic continues. The new location is at 3315 Berrywood. The slide presentation gave details of the
building. The number of patient rooms will make it easier to continue to see even more patients. A few of the other features are that it will be all wheelchair accessible and plans are to have a podiatrist available two to three days a week. They see about 900 patients a month. The goal is to move mid to late June. The other goal is to re-establish and continue communication with the Cosmopolitan Clubs. Part of this plan is to showcase the history of our club’s participation with the center in the entry/waiting room. He thanked us for 40 years of support and looks forward to a bright future together.
A business meeting followed:
Judy Weitkemper received Dinner on the Prez award based on her activity on the local level to the
international level.
Ronald McDonald House – John Kadlec gave a report. We will be taking some time off and will start
again in May or June.
Bunco – Sara Echternach reported March 13th  is the day. Cost is $10.00 a person. A sign-up sheet for those who plan to attend and those who will bring dessert was at the sign-in table.
Ready-for-Spaghetti Dinner – Jan Berry reported on the plans for the dinner. Jan had sign-up sheets to work and also sign-up to bring desserts. She had tickets available for those who needed more.
Hall of Fame: We will vote on a candidate at the next meeting.
MO-KAN convention – Gabe Huffington gave a report on all the planned activities and encouraged
members to attend.
Birthdays – Tim Echternach announced two birthdays in February and two in March. Gift bags were
presented to the birthday people who were in attendance.
Social – Brian McNeill gave a report on the social at Growlers and Pints. Everyone who attended were able to taste four beers and learn quite a bit about beer and how it is made. All reported having a great time. A suggestion was made to go to Canterbury Winery in June and invite the Jefferson Club to join us.
50/50 – Phyllis Erhart won $37.00. She donated the money to Extreme Bowling. Jan Berry won the
second drawing and received a Cosmo bag. The Zaner’s won the third drawing and received the
mystery box.
Extreme Bowl – Brett Benton reported we have 32 teams and 25 silent auction items. He encouraged members to come out and support the bowlers.
Members stood and said the pledge to adjourn the meeting.
The meeting was called to order by President John Hubert at 5:35pm. Members present were: Kay Brejcha, Sara and Tim Echternach, Bill Giddings, John Hubert, Julie McNeill, Bill and Jeane Tetro, Lora and Aaron Zaner, and Elaine McCoy (by phone)
Treasurer’s Report
Bill Tetro said there has been a change in bank ownership. The investment
account name will change from Raymond James to LPL Financial. Bank name has changed from Landmark to Simmons. There is a loss due to recent market events. Bill recommended we not take out the $2000.00 we had planned on using until there is a change in the market. His report on Extreme Bowling was given. Due to having to cancel Ready-for-Spaghetti, and loss of revenue from Bingo; he recommended that we donate $4550.00 from revenue from Extreme Bowling. A projected revenue report was given taking into account that there will be no more fund raisers for a while. A discussion about Beacons led to a motion that we give the regular amount of $200.00. Bill Giddings made the motion and Julie seconded the motion. The motion passed.
Kay Brejcha suggested a no purchase fund raiser but at this time it was decided not to pursue this idea.
Hall of Fame vote was taken and the representative we will present is Brett Benton.
Future Cosmo events are cancelled including the MO-KAN convention. Members will be notified when we can start meeting again.
The nominating committee will meet by email due to recent restrictions in the community.
The motion to adjourn was made by Lora, seconded by Tim.
The meeting adjourned at 6:25.