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February 2019 Minutes »

February 2019 Minutes

February’s meeting was held on February 21, 2019 at Noon at Flair of Country.

President, Melissa Bird opened the meeting.  Motion to approve January 2019 minutes by Jeff Vaughn, seconded by Chad Kamler, approved by membership in attendance.

Our treasurer’s report showed a balance of $3,306.52.

Old Business:  Chad Kamler reviewed different Facebook pages for content ideas and how to best utilize the social medical platform in the future.  Chad will send out links via email.  A request for members to offer their own website as examples was made to the group.  Cliptations volunteered.

Melissa Bird requested that members that utilize Facebook to please go out to the EBHA Facebook page and “like” the page.


  • Please invite new members. Please remember, their first lunch attendance is complementary.
  • If a member RSVP’s to lunch and is a no show, member will be billed.

Members in attendance each took turns giving their 30 second commercials.

New Business:  Old and new officers had a transition meeting and an additional executive session prior to lunch to set association goals for 2019 year.


  • Grow active membership
  • Support 1 or more community projects through volunteer work
  • Increase fundraising (review prior year’s fundraising and set a target fundraising goal for 2019)

Floor open to group to present any additional new business.  No other new business presented.

Vice President Chad Kamler introduced Matt Lushko from Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Donation Requests: Ed Porada spoke on behalf of Penn Highlands Putt a Palooza.  Ed Motioned for a $50 donation, Stan Haberkorn seconded.  Membership approved.  Community Action Basket Party donation request.  Melinda Novak motioned for $50 donation, Chad Kamler seconded.  Approved by membership in attendance.  After guest speaker presentation a motion was made by Roger Luther to make a $50 donation to fellowship of Christian Athletes, Jeff Vaughn seconded.  Membership in attendance approved.

Next meeting will be held on March 21, 2019 at Noon at Flair of Country.

Next month’s free lunch winner is Jeff Vaughn.

50/50 winner was Missy Grose.  O’Shea’s Candy giveaway winners were Kim Oleksa and Matt Lushko.

Next month’s speaker will be Greg Karcher from the Family Kitchen.

Motion to Adjourn: Stan Haberkorn and Jeff Vaughn.

January 2019 Minutes »

January 2019 Minutes


Januarys meeting was held on January 17, 2019 at Noon at Flair of Country.

Melissa Bird introduced the officers and thanked everyone for attending. This months meeting consisted of elections of new officers.

There were no minutes from December, in lieu of the Christmas Party.

Our Treasurers Report showed $3,899.48 in our account.

Old Business: Motion to approve $50.00 to every organization that asks for donations, Sue Henry and Chad Kamler motion to approve amount to each organization.  Going to try to get away from using the website and focus more on Facebook and emails to communicate. This would be more cost efficient and easier to maintain.


New Business: Members brought up a suggestion of trying to find volunteer opportunities for EHBA to help the community. Larry Crespo announced that FCA Banquet is coming up and if anyone can help donate, it would be greatly appreciated.


New Officers were elected:

President: Melissa Bird

Vice President: Chad Kamler

Treasurer: Roger Luther

Secretary: Kim Volk

Member Relations Coordinator: Andi Cveykus

A meeting will be held at a later date with the old officers and new officers to get materials switched over.

Next meeting will be held on February 21, 2019 at Noon.

Next Months free lunch winner is Melinda Novak

50/50 Winner was Karen Brubaker $4.00


Motion to adjourn: Roger Luther and Larry Crespo


November 2018 Meeting Minutes »

November 2018 Meeting Minutes

Introduction of officers

Treasurer’s report – $4,037.46

Intro of people at meeting – 30 second commercials

Election info – nominations

President – Melissa Bird

Vice President – Chad (Arbutus) and Andi (Memorial Hwy Chevrolet)

Member Relations – Kurt (Arbutus), Andi (Richland Fire), and Sue Henry

Treasurer – Andi (Richland Fire)

Secretary – none

Christmas party –

Motion to up to $15/meal for the party

Motion – Melinda

2nd – Chris Rubal

Play game?

  • Andi suggested one, Larry is going to put it together

Exchange for $15-$20

Ed – gave intro to website presentation – guest from UPJ – Skip Glenn

Skip went over what is needed for a website (ex: mobile friendly)

Suggestion – member relations officer should be responsible for updating social media, etc.

Chad said to look at Arbutus Facebook page, Kurt keeps it updated

50/50 Winner – Melinda Novak

Free Lunch Winner – Roger Luther

October 2018 Minutes »

October 2018 Minutes

This month’s meeting was held on October 18, 2018 at Flair of Country Catering.

We had 27 members present, some new faces were in attendance as well. Melissa welcomed everyone and introduced all officers.

Missy Grose and Larry Crespo approved the meeting minutes for August and September.

The Treasures report showed $3,474.44 in the account.

Reminder to keep inviting new people! If you know that the guest is coming, please rsvp them. We will begin collecting names for the election coming up in December. We will discuss the open positions in more detail at November’s meeting. The Christmas party will be held on December 20th, 2018 at 6pm at Flair of Country.  Ed Porada discussed that he found someone who may be interested in helping re vamp our website. He is finding out more details.

30 second commercials, had some new people who were introduced into the group.

Our guest speaker was Brandy Smith, who is the Owner of Brandy’s Therapeutic Massage in Richland. She discussed the benefits of massage therapy and some health benefits as well. We were happy to have her as our guest speaker for this month.

November’s meeting will be held on November 15th, 2018 at Flair of Country.

There will be NO guest speaker in November and December.

Next Month Free lunch winner: Chad Kamler

50/50 Winner: $5.00 Chris Cameron

Motion to Adjourn: Larry Crespo and Carol Licastro

September 2018 Minutes »

September 2018 Meeting Minutes

Date of meeting September 20, 2018

27 people were present, Officers Melissa Bird and Jen Gojermac absent

August Meeting Minutes were not approved, September and August Meeting Minutes need approved at October Meeting

Treasurers Report shows $3,836.42.

Old Business: Candy bar sale is starting this month. 20 members take 20 bags of candy and sell for $1.50 a piece, money due at October meeting, $30 a bag

Bill Lehman from the Richland Fire Department was the guest speaker. He spoke about the duties of a firefighter, their training, and the expenses that it cost to keep a fire station open. At the end of the meeting, we had a motion to approve a donation of $50.00 to Richland Fire Department, approved by Mandy Keim and Larry Crespo.

Next Months meeting will be held on October 18, 2018 at 12 noon. The guest speaker will be Brandy Smith from Brandys Therapeutic Massage.

There will be NO guest speakers for remainder of year, Nov and Dec.

October Free Lunch Winner, Roger Luther

50/50 Winner $10.00 Tara Keirn

Motion to Adjourn Melinda Novak and Chris Cameron


August 2018 Minutes »

August 2018 Minutes

Date of Meeting August 16, 2018

19 people were present

Introduction of all members

Approval of July minutes, by Sue Henry and Jeff Vaughn

Treasurers Report shows $3,951.40

Reminder to invite new members but be sure to register them for lunch if they are coming!

Old Business: Missy Grose updated the group on the Duck Race Event. They raised approx. $30,000.00. The event was very successful and thanked EHBA for a donation.

New Business: Toy Bash for Beginnings is still going on. We are still accepting donations. The scholarship opportunity, the officers of the EHBA do not feel that we are able to help one individual, we are able to help schools and other organizations, just not an individual themselves. We can change the bi laws but must use an attorney. We as members would not be allowed to apply for the scholarship. Mention of the Kiwanis and how they can send out flyers and market the scholarship, and we are not due to the funds available. We can try to fundraise more but we also need more participation to have the money to do a scholarship.

Our guest speaker this month was Frank Duca from Frank Duca Funeral Home. He spoke about the funeral industry and explained some misconstrued theories or facts. He answered all questions that the audience had.

The guest speaker for September will be Bill Lehman from the Richland Fire Department.

September Free Lunch Winner is Chad Kamler.

50/50 Winner: Roger Luther

Motion to Adjourn: Ed Porada and Bill Lehman

July 2018 Minutes »

July 2018 Minutes

This month’s meeting was held on July 19, 2018 at noon. Our Vice President, Ed Porada, introduced the officers and thanked Flair of Country for hosting us. There were 22 people in attendance.

Melissa Grose and Sue Henry approved the June meeting minutes.

Our current treasurer’s report showed $4,029.00 in the account.

Old Business:

  1. The referral cards were handed out to members present.
  2. Toys/donations were collected for Beginnings Inc. If members forgot to bring to this meeting, they can bring next month.

New Business:

  1. Melinda Novak took a box of chocolate covered strawberries and a free lunch card to $2.49 Bake Shop to congratulate them and see if they would be interested in joining our association. She will be doing that for any new business that comes to the East Hills area.
  2. There were a couple new people in attendance at this month’s meeting and they were introduced at the end of the meeting

Donation Requests:

  1. St. Vincent de Paul Johnstown Family Kitchen Annual Duck Race – Motion to sponsor Melissa Grose for $50.00 made by Larry Crespo, second by John Riccilli
  2. Saturday’s Kitchen – Motion to donate $50.00 made by Melissa Grose, second by Kurt Weidlein
  3. YWCA Golf Outing – EHBA already sent a donation of $50.00 in May

Our guest speakers this month were Mike Kane and Katrina Perkosky from the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies. They spoke about their organization as well as how to start a scholarship fund. They also answered questions from the membership and passed out informational materials.

Next month’s meeting will be on August 16, 2018 at Noon, Flair of Country. The speaker will be a Funeral Director from the Frank Duca Funeral Home, Inc.