April 2017 Minutes

April EHBA meeting

22 members present at the April 2017 meeting

Treasurers report we have $2,588.32 in our first commonwealth checking account.

Speakers are booked through the rest of the year, and 4-5 speakers are on list for 2018 and/or to fill in for a speaker that cannot make it for 2017.

The Business/meet us for lunch card was approved as submitted, with only the change of a comma for the address to be added.

Missy suggested we look at a date for an after hours “how to survive an active shooter event” presentation. Open to anyone to be held in the east hills area. Kim Oleksa made the motion to move forward, Lee Ann Livingston seconded the motion.  We conducted an all in favor vote.

No donations for the east hills area were submitted. All requests were from in town Johnstown.

Ed Porada introduced our speaker Gary Lundgren a counselor with score, helping small business’s start up and grow. Gary handed out brochures and printouts for Service  Corps of Retired Executives. Score is a free service they train and certify the counselors.  Gary talked about the meetings, that they are looking for volunteers, as well as organizations who would like to make monetary donations. The meetings are Monthly and are open to everyone.  After consideration, EHBA did not open up to donate to score because of how large of an area they serve. The decision was made to refer people locally to help out score.

The introduction of members was done.

50/50 was won by Heartland merchant cc processing and was donated back to EHBA

Melissa bird won the free lunch for May.

Next month’s meeting will be at Bella Sicillia and Leonard Lapaka will be our speaker.

Meeting was adjourned with Jennifer Tiffany making a motion and Ed Porada second motion.