Minutes

2019

 

Clemmons Civic Club
Meeting Minutes
January 24, 2019

1. David Masucci led our group in prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance prior to our meal at 6:32 PM.

 

2. Club President David Barson opened our meeting at 6:52 PM and introduced our speaker, Village Manager, Scott Buffkin.  Scott spoke of projects in the village and upcoming events.  He invited us to contact him with any questions, or for additional information.  Club attendees engaged in a Q&A session.  Mayor John Wait provided additional information.


3. Garland Layton talked to us about programs and meals.  He announced that Lanie Pope would speak at the February meeting.


4. David Barson announced that our current Forsyth County Sherriff, Bobby Kimbrough, may come to speak with us and welcomed any suggestions for future speakers.


5. David Barson welcomed and introduced our guests.  Sponsored by David Barson--Mayor John Wait and Adam Solodow.  Sponsored by Garland Layton--Tom Pratt.


6. The clubs email address was announced, info@clemmonscivicclub.org


7. David Barson announced that the board members agreed that Bob Middleton should be a life member of the club.  This will be voted on by the club at the February meeting.


8. Treasurer Mark Turner gave us our treasurer’s report.  He announced that he would have the club checkbook and Jeff Johnston would handle the rentals.  The club thanked Jeff for his past service as treasurer.


9. David Barson informed our guests about some of the things our club is involved with.


10. Thao Sommerville passed around a copy of the upcoming club directory and asked members to make necessary corrections to the documents.


11. Jay Faircloth discussed club teams.


12. Frank Samuelson reported on behalf of our Community Outreach team.  He spoke about a prior Lewisville Clemmons Chamber of Commerce meeting and announced that there will be a meeting in February, and encouraged club members to attend.


13. David Barson announced the possibility of the club sponsoring a parade in Clemmons.  Mayer John Wait spoke to us about this subject.


14. Garland Layton informed us that the club donated food to the Clemmons Food Pantry.


15. Meeting adjourned at 8:27 PM


Respectfully submitted,

David Masucci.

 

Clemmons Civic Club
Meeting Minutes
February 28, 2019


1. David Masucci led our group in prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance prior to our meal at 6:35 PM.
 

2. Club President David Barson opened our meeting at 7:00 PM and thanked Jeanne Masucci and Thao Sommerville for the wonderful table decorations.
 

3. David Barson thanked Scott Binkley for preparing chicken stew for our meal.
 

4. David Barson announced that we would handle some club business while we waited for Lanie Pope to show up.  We had several guests of members, but no prospects for membership.
 

5. Club members voted unanimously to approve four new members.  
Adam Solodow, John Wait, Tom Pratt, & Bryant Galbaugh.

 

6. Club members voted unanimously to approve Bob Middleton as a lifetime member.
 

7. Treasurer Mark Turner gave us a brief treasurer’s report.  He told us he would have a detailed report quarterly.
 

8. Jeff Johnston reported that the club will be renting space to AlphaBEST Education, Inc. for Summer Care Services.
 

9. Dan Monroe announced that our scholarship committee met and they have talked about future plans.
 

10. David Barson reported that we will get assistance with our website development from students at West Forsyth High School.
 

11. Al Dillon informed the club that if we were interested in organizing a parade in Clemmons that we should act quickly.
 

12. Secretary David Masucci distributed January meeting minutes for review.  The January meeting minutes were approved and entered into record.
 

13. Garland Layton announced our guest speaker for the March meeting would be Robin Riddlebarger, Park Ranger at Hanging Rock  State Park.
 

14. David Barson introduced our speaker, Lanie Pope, WXII’s Chief Meteorologist.  Lanie spoke to the club members and their guests about her life experiences and her career in broadcasting.  Club attendees engaged in a Q&A session.  Lanie was presented with tickets for the upcoming Pancake Breakfast and a Civic Club t-shirt.
 

15. Meeting adjourned at approximately 8:30 PM


Respectfully submitted,

David Masucci.

 

Clemmons Civic Club
Meeting Minutes
March 28, 2019


 1. David Masucci led our group in prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance prior to our meal at 6:35 PM.

 

 2. At 7:06 PM Garland Layton introduced Robin Riddlebarger, Park Superintendent at Hanging Rock State Park.  She had a great slide presentation and then fielded questions.  The group entered into a very interesting discussion.  Robin brought maps and brochures and shared them with our group.
 

 3. David Barson thanked Garland Layton for providing our meal, Publix chicken with all the fixins’.
 

 4. Treasurer Mark Turner gave us a brief treasurer’s report.  
 

 5. Secretary David Masucci distributed February meeting minutes for review.  The February meeting minutes were approved and entered into record.
 

 6. Dan Monroe spoke about the scholarships for West Forsyth students and stated that the Civic Club will award them on May 22nd.  Dan told us that students will submit an essay and the Scholarship Committee will choose two recipients.
 

 7.  David Hauser talked about the upcoming pancake breakfast on Saturday, April 20th.  Civic Club members were given tickets to sell for the event.  Garland Layton asked for volunteers and a sign-up sheet was passed around.  Our guest speaker received two complimentary tickets for the breakfast.

 8. David Barson announced that the Civic Club would participate in the 10th Annual Clemmons Community Day on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Jerry Long Family YMCA.  Garland Layton said he would help set up a table.

 

 9. David Barson stated that we would be having an upcoming board meeting, but didn’t provide a date or time.  Jay Faircloth requested that team leaders attend that meeting.
 

 10. Frank Samuelson informed the club that there will be no regularly scheduled Civic Club May meeting.  In lieu of the meeting,      Winston-Salem Dash baseball team tickets will be provided to members.  Frank said he will be at the main gate the night of the game with our tickets.
 

 11. Garland Layton announced that our April meeting speaker will be Nat Oliveri, owner of Mama Mia Italian Ice in Clemmons.  He will talk about the attacks of 9-11-2001.
 

 12. Our meeting adjourned at 8:19 PM.  We had 23 attendees.

 Respectfully submitted,
 David Masucci, Civic Club Secretary.


 

 

Clemmons Civic Club
Meeting Minutes
April 25, 2019


1. David Masucci led our group in prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance prior to our meal at 6:30 PM.
 

2. At 6:48 PM Nat Swanson introduced Nat Oliveri, owner of Mama Mia Italian Ice in Clemmons.  He talked about the attacks of 9-11-2001, and had a great slide show.  The group entered into a question and answer session.  Thanks to Nat Oliveri.
 

3. Club Vice-President Jay Faircloth started our meeting at 7:35, filling in for President David Barson.
 

4. Treasurer Mark Turner gave us a detailed treasurer’s report.  
 

5. Secretary David Masucci distributed March meeting minutes for review.  The March meeting minutes were approved and entered into record.
 

6. Garland Layton thanked all who participated in our successful pancake breakfast.  The next pancake breakfast will tentatively be October 26, 2019.
 

7.  Garland Layton informed the club that he would have a table at the upcoming Clemmons Community Day.  He stated that last year he recruited a couple of new members and asked for volunteers to join him on May 4, 2019.

8. Frank Samuelson informed the club that there will be no regularly scheduled Civic Club May meeting.  In lieu of the meeting,      Winston-Salem Dash baseball team tickets will be provided to members.  Frank encouraged us to invite prospective members.  He asked that if we reserved tickets and couldn’t attend, to pass the tickets on so that they wouldn’t be wasted.  The game will be held on May 30th.

 

9. Thao Sommerville spoke regarding the club pictorial directory and name badges.  We are waiting for the club president, David Barson, to write an introduction.  We are also waiting for Clemmons Mayor John Wait to provide commentary.
 

10. George Stewart talked about club shirts.  A minimum order of 11 shirts is necessary for a discounted price.  He mentioned that he would work on gathering information for a future order.
 

11. George Stewart and Bill Lawry asked club members to provide information so that they could update the Clemmons Civic Club webpage.
 

12. Dan Monroe spoke on behalf of the scholarship committee.  The committee will choose recipients and announce the winners on May 22nd at West Forsyth High School.
 

13.  The group entered in discussion regarding outside lighting.
 

14. Our meeting adjourned at 8:17 PM, with 21 attendees.  
 

Respectfully submitted,
David Masucci, Civic Club Secretary.


 

Clemmons Civic Club
Meeting Minutes
June 27, 2019


1. David Masucci led our group in prayer prior to our meal at 6:36 PM.
 

2. At 6:51 PM David Barson recognized Thao Sommerville’s birthday.
 

3. Club President David Barson introduced Sabrina Glenn who spoke on local PART public transportation.
 

4. Sabrina Glenn, our first guest speaker, talked about schedules and different vehicles that PART. is using in their fleet.  Along with Sabrina, Mark Kirshner, Director of Planning, continued to inform us of our transportation options in the Triad.  Their talks included the Business 40 project.  Mark then entertained our questions regarding public transportation and the Business 40 project.
 

5. Secretary David Masucci distributed April meeting minutes for review.  The April meeting minutes were approved and entered into record.  In lieu of our May meeting club members attended the W.S. Dash baseball game.
 

6. Club member Bobby Golding spoke briefly about our flag and the meaning of our pledge of allegiance.
 

7.  Club treasurer, Mark Turner gave a brief report and talked about 2019 club dues.
 

8. Jeff Johnston informed the club that summer rentals were going good.
        
9. David Barson gave us a scholarship update.  Two, $2,000 scholarships were presented on behalf of the Clemmons Civic Club to Ashley Greene and Alexia Mutkus from West Forsyth High School.  Club members thanked Dan Monroe and his Scholarship Committee for all their hard work.

 

10. Frank Samuelson informed us that the W.S. Dash game was well attended and we had a great time.
 

11. David Hauser informed the club that he was involved with a fund raiser regarding a Clemmemories Memorabilia Cabinet.  The cabinet will be installed in the Historic Broyhill Building, the former Clemmons School building.  The estimated cost to build the cabinet is $13,000.
 

12. David Barson told club member that Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough Jr. will be our speaker at the July 25th meeting.
 

13. Jay Faircloth asked if there was any progress made regarding the Boy Scout display in the Civic Club main hall.
 

14. Scott Binkley spoke to the club regarding scouts and mentioned that they were recruiting new members.
 

15. Our meeting adjourned at 7:57 PM with 21 in attendance.  
 

Respectfully submitted,
David Masucci, Civic Club Secretary.


 

 

Clemmons Civic Club
Meeting Minutes
August 22, 2019


1. David Masucci led our group in prayer and Pledge of Allegiance prior to our meal at 6:33 PM.
 

2. Steve Danner distributed Pancake Breakfast tickets to club members to sell.  The event will be on September 28, 2019.
 

3. Club President David Barson introduced our guest speaker at 7:02, Robert Garcia, account executive at Trellis Supportive Care.  He immediately engaged with our group and fielded questions regarding advance care planning and living wills.  gotplans123.org
 

4. David Barson made the club aware of the scout cabinet in the main hall.  There was discussion about donations to support the scouts.
 

5. Secretary David Masucci distributed July meeting minutes for review.  The July meeting minutes were approved and entered into record.  In lieu of a speaker at the September meeting club members will set up the hall for the Pancake Breakfast.
 

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7.  Club treasurer, Mark Turner gave a brief report and talked about 2019 club dues.
 

8. Jeff Johnston informed the club that summer rentals were going good.
        
9. David Barson gave us a scholarship update.  Two, $2,000 scholarships were presented on behalf of the Clemmons Civic Club to Ashley Greene and Alexia Mutkus from West Forsyth High School.  Club members thanked Dan Monroe and his Scholarship Committee for all their hard work.

 

10. Frank Samuelson informed us that the W.S. Dash game was well attended and we had a great time.
 

11. David Hauser informed the club that he was involved with a fund raiser regarding a Clemmemories Memorabilia Cabinet.  The cabinet will be installed in the Historic Broyhill Building, the former Clemmons School building.  The estimated cost to build the cabinet is $13,000.
 

12. David Barson told club member that Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough Jr. will be our speaker at the July 25th meeting.
 

13. Jay Faircloth asked if there was any progress made regarding the Boy Scout display in the Civic Club main hall.
 

14. Scott Binkley spoke to the club regarding scouts and mentioned that they were recruiting new members.
 

15. Our meeting adjourned at 7:57 PM with 21 in attendance.  
 

Respectfully submitted,
David Masucci, Civic Club Secretary.


 

 

Clemmons Civic Club
Meeting Minutes
September 26, 2019


1. David Masucci led our group in prayer and Pledge of Allegiance prior to our meal at 6:34 PM.
 

2. Club President David Barson thanked Thao Sommerville for our meal from a local restaurant, Payper Plates.
 

3. Club members entered into a discussion about the upcoming pancake breakfast on September 28th.
 

4. David Hauser told us the Hanes house on Middlebrook Drive will have an open house on October 27, 2019.
 

5. David Barson announced that there will be a round table discussion, hosted by Mayor John Wait on October 3, 2019 at the Peter Clemmons house.
 

6. David Barson informed us that there is a rough draft of the upcoming pictorial directory and it was passed around to club members for review and corrections.
 

7. David Barson announced that there will be a board meeting on October 3, 2019.
 

8. David Barson stated that the club would do our best to facilitate a parade in Clemmons in the upcoming year, 2020.

9. Bobby Golding brought new Civic Club shirts for new members.

 

10. David Barson asked that if anyone had suggestions for upcoming speakers at our monthly meeting to please let him know.
 

11. Garland Layton announced that our October meeting will be a cookout.  If members want to bring any guests please let him know in advance so that we could prepare enough food.
 

12. Secretary David Masucci distributed August meeting minutes for review.  The August meeting minutes were approved and entered into record.
 

13. Jeff Johnston gave a report on the club rentals.  He stated that it was going good.
 

14. David Hauser informed the club that he was involved with a fund raiser regarding a Clemmemories Memorabilia Cabinets.   He told us that $1,000 was needed for each of the three cabinets to be refinished and asked for donations.
 

15. Our meeting adjourned at 7:36 PM with 22 in attendance and we proceeded to set up the hall for the September 28th Pancake Breakfast.  
 

Respectfully submitted,
David Masucci, Civic Club Secretary.


 


Clemmons Civic Club

Meeting Minutes

November 21, 2019

1. The meeting began at 6:33 pm with David Hauser leading the group in prayer and Garland Layton leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
 

2. Club President David Barson thanked Garland for getting tonight's dinner from Little Richards.
 

3.The club will host a Christmas dinner next month.  Spouses and guests are invited.  Everyone should bring a covered dish and drink.  Attendees can choose to participate in a gift exchange.  The date is tentatively scheduled for December 12 but will be confirmed via email.

 

4. Garland brought the Attractions coupon books that the club will sell to raise money.  The club bought 100 at $12.50 each.  Members will sell them for $25.  Members wishing to purchase/sell them should contact Garland.  The coupons are good for 2020 throughout Forsyth County.
 

5. Jay Faircloth presented the slate of candidates for officers and board members for 2020 as selected by the nominating committee.  No additional nominations were offered from the floor. 

 

Candidates are:

  • President: David Barson

  • Vice President: Thao Sommerville

  • Assistant Vice President: Garland Layton

  • Treasurer: Mark Turner

  • Assistant Treasurer: Jeff Johnston

  • Secretary: David Masucci

  • Assistant Secretary: Jeanne Masucci
     

Additional Board Members:

  • Frank Samuelson

  • Bob Hensley

  • Dan Monroe

  • Steve Danner

  • Jay Faircloth

  • Nat Swanson

 

All positions were approved unanimously.

 

6. Snacks to be used by local school social workers were collected.  David will deliver them to Morgan Elementary School.
 

7. John Wait reported that the local VFW is willing to help coordinate a parade in Clemmons for fall of 2020.  The board will meet next month to discuss further details.
 

8. Frank Samuelson reported that the club will again attend the WS Dash game in May of 2020 in lieu of a meeting that month.
 

9. October minutes were distributed for review by acting secretary Dan Monroe.  Minutes were approved.
 

10. The next pancake breakfast will be April 18, 2020.  Prior to the that the club will decide whether to purchase a new entrance mat, a banner to replace the old wooden sign, and signs for major intersections.
 

11. Dan Monroe reported that Clemmons Elementary is seeking assistance from the club to help raise money to pay for new playground equipment.  No specific events or actions were identified yet.  Garland suggested the board consider changing our by-laws to allow for donation of club money to local groups.
 

12. Jay Faircloth proposed giving new members a copy of the club directory and constitution.
 

13. Our next meeting will be January 23, 2020.  Garland hopes to have the village manager as the speaker.
 

14.  David Barson announced the club has received estimates for repainting the inside of the club.  The board will review the bids.
 

15. David Hauser updated the club on the installation of a Clemmons memorabilia cabinet inside the Broyhill Center.  Items from the historical society members and other residents will be on display soon.
 

16. The meeting was adjourned at 7:55pm with 15 members and 1 guest in attendance.

 

Clemmons Civic Club
Meeting Minutes
October 17, 2019


1. David Masucci led our group in prayer and Pledge of Allegiance prior to our meal at 6:33 PM.
 

2. Club President David Barson thanked Garland Layton and his committee for preparing our cook-out (in) meal.
 

3. David Barson introduced our speaker at 7:07 PM.  From Camp Raven Knob, Keith Bobbit, Camping Director opened with a great video of the camp and stated they accommodate several counties in our area. The scouts earn merit badges throughout their stay at the camp.  Attendees entered in a Q&A session.  Accompanying Keith was J.J. Jacobson, Chaplain, both with Old Hickory Council.
 

4. David Barson welcomed the guests of members.
 

5. Secretary David Masucci distributed September meeting minutes for review.  The September meeting minutes were approved and entered into record.
 

6. Mark Turner gave the Treasurer’s Report. He stated that the Pancake Breakfast was a success, bringing in over $1,000. He also distributed a written financial report.  
 

7. David Barson thanked Thao Sommerville for completing the Club pictorial directory. Members in attendance received a copy.
 

8. Frank Samuelson talked about the upcoming Meet the Candidates Forum at WFHS on Thursday, October 24. He asked that members wear their Civic Club shirts if they plan to attend.
 

9. David Barson announced that we will vote for new Club officers at the November meeting. He will contact each member to ask if they have an interest in serving.

10. David Barson talked about purchasing 100 Clemmons Coupon Books at the cost p $12.50 each. Members can then sell the books for $25 each, resulting for a profit for the Club. Money raised will be used for Club improvements.

 

11. David Barson mentioned that we need volunteers to improve the aesthetics of the main hall and outside landscaping.
 

12. Thao Sommerville stated that the pictorial directories (without members’ personal information) will be placed in local office waiting rooms
 

13. David Barson announced that he would like to have a Club Christmas party in December on a TBD Thursday night.
 

14. Our next Pancake Breakfast will be on April 18, 2020. David Hauser will prepare posters to advertise the event.
 

15. John Wait will review the Club Rental Agreement.
 

16. David Barson stated that we’ve been asked to donate food snacks for local elementary school social workers. We will donate in November 2019. He will get more details. The prospective school is Morgan Elementary.
 

17. David Hauser reminded the Club about the Hanes open house on October 27, 2019, from 2 to 4 PM.
 

18. Bob Hensley commented on the Financial Report and stated that he was impressed with the growth in TD Ameritrade Brokerage account.
 

19. It was announced that we served 214 people at the Pancake Breakfast.
 

20. Club members voted to suspend the By-laws and vote in a new member at his first meeting. The new member is Peter Bahuk.
 

21. The meeting was adjourned at 8:16 PM with 27 members and guests in attendance.   
 

Respectfully submitted,
David Masucci, Civic Club Secretary.