Volume 12                  Number 1
General Meeting: Thursday, August 5th. BYOB Happy Hour 6 to 6:30. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Club house on Burlington. Meeting at 7pm. Guest Speaker: from Fisher House - Stephen Gaither.
DUES: Bring cash or check
Board Meeting: Tuesday, August 24th at 5:30 p.m. on Zoom (for those you cannot make it in person) AND in person at the club house.
Important dates in August.
Besides it being International Pirate and Catfish Month...
2nd - National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
6th - Wiggle Your Toes Day
16th -  National Tell a Joke Day
23rd -  Ride the Wind Day
30th -  Frankenstein Day
"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much."
-Helen Keller-
Board of Directors 2021-2022
Tim Echternach
Vice President of Membership
Sara Echternach
Kay Brejcha
Sargent at Arms
Elaine McCoy
Brett Benton
2 Year Term
Dayton Shepherd
Aaron Zaner
1 Year Term
Brian McNeill
Todd Shelmadine
Deb Koepke - 6th
Leo Manson - 29th
Dinner will be catered by
Big Daddy's BBQ
There will be pulled pork and brisket
to choose from.
Side items: baked beans, green beans, slaw
ONLY $9.50 per person
Bottled water will be provided.
Minutes from the July 27, 2021 Board Meeting
 for the Show-Me Cosmopolitan Club
Attendance:  Kay Brejcha (zoom) Brett Benton, Tim Echternach, Elaine McCoy, Bryan McNeill, and Aaron Zaner
  • Bill Tetro is not a member of the board but attended this meeting to give an update.
Treasurer’s report:
            We have $1210 in outstanding checks.  Brett is looking into the check for Camp Hickory Hill. Tim tried to meet with them, but it didn’t pan out. Tim mailed it to the camp, but it came back a month later as undeliverable. So, he mailed it to Jessica’s home. The others are to the places we will need to purchase material for them rather than give a cash donation.
  • Bill has renewed our postal box for the year.
  • He has renewed our tax papers with the State of Missouri.  The state will not accept a post office  box address, so Bill used his home address.
  • Bill is working on the taxes to take to Phil Hansen.
  • He needs receipts from delegates to the International Convention to finish paying them.
  • Club Runner is paid thru September, and we hope to have everything transferred to the new program before then.  Dayton is working on this project.
  • Dues have been paid to International.
            We need a full committee and someone to step up and chair the committee. Brett volunteered to be on the committee but does not want to chair the committee. The date will be the Sunday, October 3rd. Tim will reserve Lamb Shelter.
Entertainment was discussed. Tim and Brett will investigate the Burney Sisters, but the latest quote was out of our price range. Brett thought that a local attraction may bring in more people. Tim suggested that we work on a better price for shirts.
Ideas for guest speakers:
Gabe Huffington from the luncheon club.
(There are other suggestions from members as well that we are looking into)
Report from the convention:
            Overall, everyone had fun.  But the business meeting was not organized and caused a problem. An amendment to the by-laws was voted on and our club members had not received copies of these items.
Dues:  Kay reminded people to bring their dues (cash or check) to the next meeting.
The meeting was adjourned.
General Meeting Minutes - July 1, 2021
Call to order:  The first meeting of the club year was called to order by President Tim Echternach.
Blessing:  Jan Barry gave the blessing over the dinner provided by Hy-Vee catering.
Thank you:  A thank you was voiced to Sara Echternach for decorations that made the meeting place more festive.
Contributions:  Tim announced that the contributions committee is working with the people who are to receive funds.  An actual gift of money could affect eligibility for future grants.  We are working with them to fund a piece of equipment and donate it.
Minutes:  A motion to approve minutes of the previous meeting was made by Dayton Shepherd, seconded by Maxine Powell.  The motion passed.
Donations:  Julie McNeill made a motion to give $150.00 to the St. Charles club’s bowling event.  Bill Giddings seconded the motion.  The motion passed.  This event is being held August 7th, from 1:30 to 4:30.  The event will use all funds for a diabetes “working” dog for a young man in the St. Louis area.
If you remember over a year ago how valuable these dogs are alerted our guest speaker that her “sugar” was low during her speech. And the dog was still in his training stage.
Past Presidents Gift:  Brett Benton presented the past president’s gift.  Brett listed and described some of the activities completed this year in the midst of the pandemic that were led by Tim.  The gift was one that Tim appreciated - a print of the Beatles (all of them) in masks.
Special Presentation:  Maxine Powell presented a special watch that had belonged to her husband, Wayne to Larry Benton.  This watch was of special significance because it had been presented to Wayne thru a Cosmo event.  We were pleased to have Maxine back after Wayne’s death.
Bingo:  Jan Barry requested more help at Bingo concessions.  Kay Brejcha commented that it added considerably to our budget.
Member illness:  It was reported that Clarence Jett is in the hospital.  Jan Goodson has sent a card from the club.  Tim will send his address out in an email so other members can send a card.
Installation of officers:  Larry Benton installed the officers for the new year.
            President:  Tim Echternach
            President elect:
            Vice President of Membership:  Sara Echternach
            Secretary:  Kay Brejcha     
            Sergeant of Arms:  Elaine McCoy
            Parliamentarian:   Brett Benton
            Two-year board members:
            Dayton Shepherd
            Aaron Zaner
            One year board members:
            Brian McNeill
            Todd Shelmadine
Birthdays:  Cards presented to the following.
            Tim Echternach – the 6th
            Julie McNeill – the 19th
            Phyllis Erhardt – the 26th
Tim sang his own rendition of Happy Birthday and club members joined in.
50/50:  Tom Leyden won $33.00 from the 50/50.
September meeting:  John Kadlec announced he will cook for the September meeting.  Price to cover expenses will be announced later.  Everyone will need to bring their own drinks.
Gifts:  Tim presented gifts to the board members.
Adjournment: The meeting closed with saying the pledge.
Clean up:  Thank to those who cleaned up: Julie& Brian McNeill, Dayton Shepherd, Sara & Tim Echternach

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PO Box 105762
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