The meeting of the WLE POA Recreation Committee was called to order by Tri Chair Lonnie Galovic at

10:02 a.m. Saturday, January 14, 2023, in the Adult Lodge.  Thirty-four members stood and recited the Pledge of Allegiance.  


Minutes for December were sent to the members to review before meeting. Lonnie asked if there were any additions or corrections. There was a correction – the date of the Bonfire will be Saturday, February 18, 2023.  Dan Braun made a motion to accept the minutes as corrected, seconded by Rich Kurz.  All members voted with a raise of hands, no opposition, minutes were approved as corrected.

Treasurer’s report was read by Lonnie.  Balance forwarded on September 30 was $37,325.78. Revenue was $3,830.40; expenses were $4,549.44.  Current balance in checking account: $36,606.74. The Venmo account’s balance is $500.00; CD $5,321.13.  Total balance on hand is $42,427.87. 

Bruce Phillips advised committee that a CD was purchased January 9, 2023, in the amount of $10,000.00.  The CD will earn 4%.  It is for seven months.  Our original CD was for $5000.  The committee voted to increase amount by $5,000.  Fran Kurz made a motion to accept Treasurer’s report, seconded by Eileen McGregor.  Raise of hands, no opposition; motion approved.

Lonnie G thanked all volunteers and chairs for their efforts in recent events.

Old Business:  

Very Berry Christmas – Casandra Galovic reported that approximately 125 people attended.  They brought in close to $1,000 from admission, basket raffle, concession and 50/50.

Hero’s Holiday – Nicole Kurz said it turned out well.  She had lots of help.  Children enjoyed making ornaments and adults seemed to enjoy it more.  Some discussion as to where and how ornaments are sent/delivered.  That decision needs to be made prior to event.  Event will be put on September calendar.

New Year’s Eve   Frank Carrotozzolo reported on New Year’s Eve he chaired.  Turned out to be very nice; 58 attended; used DJ.  He suggested having a baby-sitting option using our lifeguards who have already been vetted.

An individual took video without permission.  Eileen McGregor said this was wrong; should not be allowed.  Committee members agreed.

Upcoming Business:

Super Bowl Party – Frank Carrotozzolo chairing for Sunday February 12, 5:30 – 10:00 p.m.  Deadline to buy tickets is February 6. It is an adult only event, BYOB, Main Clubhouse.

Cardboard Sled Race  – Frank C has the duct tape.  Building sleds at Beaver Lodge on Saturday, February 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Race will be at Rockledge at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 19 if we have snow. Terry C asked that Frank bring supplies to be stored to her for inventory purposes.

Bonfire will take place Saturday, February 18 at 7:30 at Deer Beach. A new fire pit has been purchased for $235.

Ice Cream Social will be chaired by Casandra G.  Hours will be 5:00 – 7:00 in the Main Clubhouse on February 18.

Some discussion regarding charging small fee to determine attendance numbers.  Might be added to Recreation FAC sheet.

Brunch/Breakfast – Casandra and Lonnie G chairing.  It is scheduled for Sunday, February 19 from 10:00 – 1:00.  Menu to include more breakfast items.  Charges:  adult – $12; child (ages 3-7)s – $5; under 3 – free.  Last day for tickets in office, Thursday, Feb 16.

Lonnie advised Maintenance will build 8-10 chafing boxes for Rec.  They will also take down trees in MCH and Adult Lodge and determine size of storage bins needed. FYI – Casandra will take down MCH Christmas decorations.

New Business:

Valentine’s Dance – not taking place.  Event will be considered again in future.

Family Bingo will be held during Presidents’ Weekend on Sunday, February, 19. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.; play starts at 7:00 p.m. in the MCH.  Marge Kenny will chair – Stephanie Bradford will help and become acquainted with system.  Marge invited more volunteers to familiarize themselves with Bingo program.

St. Patrick’s Day – Martin Logue chairing on Saturday, March 25, 2023.  It will be a family event with a DJ, hopefully a bagpiper and Irish Dancers.  Details to follow.

Easter Egg Hunt – Cassandra G will chair Easter Egg Hunt for children.  She said we have approximately 1,000 eggs in storage.  She hopes the weather cooperates and will hold it outside in Rockledge area.  Event will be April 1, 2023, starting at noon.

Tara Stark will chair Adult Easter Egg Hunt after the children’s event, approximately at 6:00 p.m. in the Adult Lodge.  There will be no admission fee.  It will be Potluck dinner.  Participants to bring six adult-themed eggs.

Sip N Paint – Doreen Napoli will chair another Sip N Paint on the evening of June 24.  For a change of pace, It will not be a canvas; it will be painting on glass.

Terry Cucciniello raised the subject of Summer Rec program.  Terry is looking to fill the coordinator with a college student or someone older.  This is a paid position by WLEPOA. Talked about job description for coordinator.  Will check with office since position has been advertised before.  Suggest offering a bonus when the season is concluded.  

Terry C also talked about the Tricky Tray.  She felt the bulk of soliciting prizes rested on the shoulders of Recreation committee volunteers and would want more volunteers if event is repeated.  Face-to-face solicitation is most successful.  Letters do not bring in donations. Discussion of Swim Team and their participation in solicitation of prizes.  The Swim Team is funded by Recreation without much participation on their part.  Most present at the meeting felt Swim Team should be present at Rec meetings and more involved in raising funds.  Tri-chairs will reach out to Swim Team.  Both Dean ??? and Kathy Jordan do get copies of our minutes.

Website – Stephen Kriso is concerned about process for flyers. Tri-chairs reiterated that ALL flyers must have their approval before publishing.  After approval, flyers must be sent to Steve and Brenda Basenese so they can be posted on Recreation website and FaceBook, respectively.  Steve asked Recreation to pay charge generated by posting repeat events on Recreation website. This would be approximately $100.  Committee asked Steve to make payment and he will be reimbursed.  Rich Yack made a motion to incur this cost and then reimburse Steve for same.  Motion seconded by Elsie Kriso.  All members voted by a raise of hands, no opposition; motion approved.  Stephen also encouraged a back-up person be involved with technical aspects.  Michelle Logue volunteered.

Venmo – no recent issues. Venmo can be used only if admission price is $20 and over. Anything less must be presented to and approved by Tri-Chairs.

Brief discussion about Office’s vetting “members in good standing”.  If individual is not in good standing, his rights to all community venues is withdrawn including attendance at Rec functions.

Returning to paper flow – Terry C sends items to Stephen Kriso and Brenda Basenese.

Formation of committee to review and revise Event Package. Volunteers will gather immediately after this meeting. 

Supplies (Barn) – Terry reminded members that she is creating an inventory of stored items.

Terry C would like to bring in a “Wild Life” presentation in March or April.  She would like to have a budget of $400 approved so this free event can be scheduled.  Lonnie G made a motion to have this event. Seconded by Gwenn P.  A show of hands with no opposition was taken, motion approved.

Terry C met with John Carney and Paul Marion regarding hours for Kasper.  Changes have been made to create more family time.

Tara Stark – Craft Shop – In getting the Craft Shop up and running last year, Brook Lynne Gilleeny’s POS system was used.  She has offered to give it to the Craft Shop, but Tara thinks it appropriate to pay her $100 for the POS system.  Members of the committee agreed.  Cassandra G made a motion to buy the POS system from Brook Lynne Gilleeny for $100.  Rich Yack and Kathy Baker seconded the motion, raise of hands, all approved, no opposition.  Motion was approved.

Martin L plans to chair the first Adult Karaoke on February 25 at the MCH.   There will be no fee.  Starting time 8:00 p.m.

The POA has replaced the refrigerator/freezer in the MCH.  It is not to be locked.  However, if it is…there will be a key in the pantry.  Pantry is opened with a numerical code – Lonnie and Cassandra have code.

There being no further business to come before the meeting, Stephanie Bradford made a motion to adjourn meeting, seconded by Bob Kaminski.  All members agreed.  Meeting adjourned at 11:50 a.m.

Respectively submitted,  


Gwenn Phillips