The meeting of the WLE POA Recreation Committee was called to order by Tri Chair Joey Marin at 10:02 a.m. Saturday, June 3, 2023, in the Adult Lodge.  Thirty-one members stood and recited the Pledge of Allegiance.  


Minutes for May were sent to the members to review before the meeting. Joey asked if there were any additions or corrections. There was one correction – cotton candy will not be available at the Car Show. Motion made to approve minutes by Peg Kostyshyn, seconded by Diane Sutton; raise of hands; no opposition; minutes approved as corrected.

The treasurer’s report was read by Joey Marino. Balance forwarded on 4/30/2023 was $27,245.94.  April’s total revenue was $9,449.58; total expenses were $3,720.34.  Consequently, our general ledger balance for 5/31/23 is $32,975.18.   The balance of our checking account is $39,975.18; venmo $500.00 and CD of $10,000.00 for a grand total of $43,475.18 on May 30, 2023.

Dan Braun made a motion to approve Treasurers Report; seconded by Jack Vetter. By raise of hands and no opposition, Treasurer’s Report was accepted. 


Event packet – Terry Cucciniello suggested we wait to the end of meeting for this discussion.

Craft store  Tara Stark reported they had sales of $5,011.00 Memorial Day weekend.  Recreation realized profit of $3,830.20 and she was able to order more clothing. 

Scavenger Hunt –  Terry C reported it was a huge success.  Twenty-six participants with 80 attendees.  Terry will chair again next year.

Corn Hole Tournament-  Bill Raimondy reported that 94 people participated.  He suggested another tournament be held – not only during summer.  He took advantage of a good sale at Sam’s Club and purchased eight sets at $99.00 each. Cassandra Galovic said the sets were regulation size and a great bargain.  Peg K made a motion to reimburse Bill, seconded by Stephanie Bradford. All raised hands, no opposition, motion passed.  Some discussion followed regarding storage of sets.  It was agreed that they be put upstairs in the barn.  Observation that area needs better lighting.  Terry will speak to John Carney.

Comedy night Event was sold out. 180 people attended; $2,100 profit.

Memorial Day Bingo– Stephanie B advised 176 people attended.  She felt everyone had a great time.  Thanked volunteers that helped.  Is looking for an additional bingo caller should there be a need.  Event earned $795.78.

Summer bingo –Summer Bingo starts July 11; Tuesday nights. The door opens at 6:30, games start promptly at 7pm.  


Sip-n-paint- Terry C reported there is still some availability for the June 24 event.  It is 7:00 P.M. in the MCH. $25 Per person, $26 if Venmo. A sunflower will be painted on wood. 

Swim Team – Terry said their schedule is done.  Practice begins June 26.  Three home meets, all at Beaver Pool.  Dates are July 6 – Eagle Lake, July 18 – The Hideout and July 25 – Sierra View.  Volunteers working on donations for Tricky Tray.

Jaden Turner has been hired for Summer Recreation coordinator.  Plan is to hire some helpers as we

Independence Day Picnic – A Caribbean food truck is coming.  Terry C advised that fried Oreo’s and funnel cakes will also be available. Should there be a rainout – event will be moved to July 2. 

Frank Carrotozzolo will continue with Wednesday Movie Nights starting July 5. 

Family Glow Party– Stephanie B – very few sign-ups to date; may be cancelled.  

Texas Hold’Em – ready to go for July 14, 7:30 p.m. in Beaver Lodge.  Second scheduled for August 11.

Ceramics – Bruce and Gwenn Phillips will start on Friday, July 7 and end in August.  Ceramics is at Beaver Lodge, Tuesday and Friday afternoons from 1-3.  Volunteers are needed.  Volunteer sign-up sheets were passed around. 

Flea Market will to be Saturday, July 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Kasper Lodge field.  Tables rent for $20 ea., $10 refund if site is clean.

Car Show – Jack Vetter announced flyers are out.  They will be selling hot dogs and Popcorn. Event will be August 8 in field by Kasper Lodge from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m.

Beach Party – Michelle Logue is waiting for two Polynesian Dance & Fire Show companies to give her quotes.  Plans to have Limbo Contest, Bouncy House for small children only; foam machine, S’mores, possibly pig roast.  The event has a budget of $4,000.  

Tricky Tray – Carol Grieg reported that they have 35 gift cards as of now and left some follow-ups with merchants.

Fishing DerbyTerry C is all set.  Date is August 12 for ages 16 and under. Starts at Deer Beach at 11:00 a.m.


Sand Art – no chair – remove from agenda

Triathlon – Terry C will chair one more time.  Expects to advertise differently, more teams, reorganize . 

Comedy Night –Uncle Floyd-no progress.  Additional Comedy night planned for July 22.

Cardboard Boat Building Chair – Joelle Lordi.  Usually Labor Day Weekend. Suggested she contact Rachele Harmuth for past details.

Craft Fair – December 2, 12:00-4:00 p.m., MCH.

Discussion about using Bocci Courts.  They are in bad shape.  In the past, volunteers who played maintained courts.  Possibility of temporary lights?  Equipment? Suggestion to Board of Directors, maintenance repair?

Stephanie B reported that a group played kickball at the baseball field on Mother’s Day.  Grass had not been mowed, no porta-potty, no sand, no base lines.  General feeling that amenities not kept up.

Terry C announced Facebook Workshops will be held July 12, July 19 and July 26 in the Main Clubhouse.  Brenda Basenese will present. These workshops will be free; sign-up in office required.

Terry was approached by individual offering a 4-hour CPR course for $25 with certificate.  There is interest, Terry will pursue.

Question about Pickle Ball.  Play is scheduled for Monday and Thursday afternoons starting at 5:00 ending at dusk. 

Golf Cart Parade – Will be held July 1.  Line-up starts at 10:00, parade at 11:00.  Jerry Beskovoyne, chair. 

Event Package– decision made to have tri-chairs review, come back with their document next meeting.

Review of budgets for new events.  Every new event over $1,000 must go to Board of Directors; under $250 – Tri-Chair approval; $251-$999 – quorum of recreation committee.

There being no other business to come before the meeting, Cassandra Galovic made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Stephanie Bradford.  All in favor, no opposed – meeting adjourned at 11:17 a.m.

Respectfully submitted, 

Gwenn Phillips

Recording Secretary