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ARS MINUTES: 9-5-17

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

The evening began at 6:30 PM with Benediction and the recitation of the rosary in the church, led by Joanne Cunningham, Prelate. The business meeting followed in Anderson Hall and was called to order by President Sandy Ragozine at 7:13 PM with 24 members in attendance and Father David Carter, who offered an opening prayer.

Minutes of the previous meeting of August 1, 2017 were provided to the members. Sis Lane is not on the Rummage Sale Committee as noted in the minutes. With this one correction noted, Margaret Staahl made a motion to approve the minutes. Bonnie Smith seconded the motion and the minutes were approved with one correction.

Linda Wasson presented the treasurer’s report with a beginning balance of $2,459.84 and an ending balance of $2,436.07. Linda Helch made a motion to accept the treasurer’s report, which was seconded by Linda Joyce. Motion carried and the treasurer’s report was approved.

OLD BUSINESS:

The large altar server cassock, previously discussed, has been ordered but not received. Sandy Ragozine thanked all who helped in any way with the Labor Day Weekend pie sale. Forty pies were donated and sold. Most of them were sold after the 5:00 Mass.

NEW BUSINESS:

Barb Mulligan, chairperson of the Rummage Sale, stated she is making good progress. The sale will be held Friday, September 29, from 9 AM until 6 PM. Saturday, September 30, from 9 AM until 1 PM will be “bag day.” Each bag will be $2.00. Tables will be set up on Wednesday, September 20 & Thursday, September 21. All tables will be labeled with category signs. There will be a cashier at each table this year. Merchadise drop-off hours are Monday, September 25 from 10 AM until 6 PM, Tuesday, September 26 from 1 PM until 7:30 PM and Wednesday, September 27 from 10 AM until 6 PM. Irene Frey will be in charge of the “cafe” – the food items available for purchase by the public. Sign up sheets were passed around to volunteer for donated food items and to man the sale on both days. Rosann will put it in the bulletin to advertise.

Claire Waldron will present our fall retreat on Saturday, October 7, the feast of the Holy Rosary, from 9 AM until 2 PM. The same format will be used as last time. Claire will meet with Father David soon to set the agenda. A light breakfast will start the day beginning at 8:30 AM. Lunch will also be served.

Mary Ann Shay, chair of the nominating committee, presented the slate of officers.
President – not yet filled. Joanne Cunningham originally agreed to accept the presidency, however, she is accepting the office of president in another organization she belongs to because of unforeseen circumstances and doesn’t feel she can properly fulfill the duties of both organizations. She is willing to take on the presidency of Altar Rosary in the second year of the term if needed.
Vice President – Bonnie Smith
Secretary – Megan McCoy
Treasurer – Linda Helch
Prelate – JoAnn Elwell
Because of the opening for president, by a show of hands, it was decided to hold election of officers at the October meeting.

The grill, which was one of the prizes in our Chinese Auction at the Parish Dinner in August, was donated back to the parish. Sandy stated that a reservation has been made on Sunday, December 3 at the Iroquois Boating Club for our annual Christmas party, beginning at 1 PM. The chili and cornbread supper will be held at our October meeting. Rebecca Novosel is hoping to be with us at our October meeting to share her experience on her recent mission trip to Haiti. Sunday, October 1, at 2 PM, the blessing of pets will take place in the parking lot. Our local Franciscans will join us. Instead of the boxes of goodies sent to our college students before their semester exams in December, it was suggested to send them gift cards instead. The postage on the boxes mailed goes up each year. A Sheetz gift card was suggested. This way they can use it for whatever they need – food or gasoline. The Parish Feast Day will again be celebrated in December. There was a discrepancy in the date for the celebration – either Saturday, December 9 or Sunday, December 10. Sandy will check with Pat Pineo for the correct date. The choir has reserved the Barbara J to cruise and view the Christmas trees around the lake again this year. Cost will be minimal and 20 places have been blocked for Altar Rosary participation.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Margaret Staahl spoke of the Samaritan “summer sale.” They will set up on Wednesday, September 6 and the sale of all their summer clothing will be held on Thursday, September 7 in Anderson Hall. Everything will cost $.25.

FATHER DAVID’S REMARKS:

Father David thanked the group for all they do for the parish. He is impressed and excited for all the activity of the parish, as a whole.

Marlene Gross was the winner of the 50/50 for $10.50. Sandy thanked the hostesses for the evening: Veronica Valentine, Rita Valentine and Marlene Gross.

Father David offered a closing prayer.

Linda Wasson made a motion to adjourn. Rosann Bost seconded the motion. Motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 8:06 PM.

Next business meeting is October 3, 2017.
Respectfully submitted,

Sue Drexler, Secretary
As a side note: the Parish Feast Day celebration will be Saturday, December 9.

ARS Minutes: 8-1-17

Friday, August 18th, 2017

The evening began at 6:30 PM with the recitation of the rosary in the church, led by Joanne Cunningham. Father David concluded with Benediction. The meeting followed the rosary in Anderson Hall and was called to order by President Sandy Ragozine at 7:15 PM with 26 members in attendance and Father David.

The minutes of the previous meeting of June 6, 2017 were provided to the members and with no corrections made, Mary Ann Shay made a motion to approve the minutes. Barb Boyer seconded the motion and the minutes were approved.

Linda Wasson presented the treasurer’s report from June, with a beginning balance of $3,898.54 and an ending balance of $2,955.54. July beginning balance of $2,955.54 and an ending balance of $2,459.84 Rosann Bost made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, which was seconded by Denise Thomas. Motion carried and the treasure’s report was approved.

OLD BUSINESS:

Marlene Gross sent hand made rosaries to the young people that attended work camp. The ARS donated $300 for the group attending work camp for their free day. Joanne Cunningham provided a personal letter to all of the young people going to work camp. The summer outing at the Iroquois Club was attend by 30 and was a success and a good time was had by all.

NEW BUSINESS:

It was decided that the pie sale would be after all three masses. The price will remain $10.00, with more advertising needed. The motion was made by Mary Ann Shay, which was seconded by Denise Thomas. Motion was approved.
Pie sale committee:
5:00 mass – Linda Wasson & Pat Gilfoyle
8:00 mass – Dee Dee Morian & Amanda Darke
10:30 mass – Sandy Ragozine & Rosann Bost
Rosann will add info about the pie sale in the bulletin.

The tall altar robe is missing, Amanda Darke made a motion to purchase another robe, which was seconded by Megan McCoy, motion was approved.

BY LAWS: Mary Ann Shay and her committee, Marlene Gross and Pat Saeger will nominate new officers. We need to pray about filling these positions.

Feast of the Holy Rosary retreat Oct. 7th 9:00 – 2:00 in the PEC with Claire Waldron, followed by mass or adoration.

BOOK CLUB: Father Downs suggested reading “Sunny Spaces.” The book club will meet on Aug 23rd at 6:00 in the basement of Silver Shores.

COMMITTEE REPORTS: Barb Mulligan reported on the up and coming rummage sale, Sept 29th 9:00 – 6:00 and Sept 30th 9:00 – 1:00 with Sat. being $2.00 bag day. Collection of items will start the weekend before. Pat Gilfoyle offered the use of half of her garage for storage. Suggestion was made to make the Cafe’ larger for more seating and the hot dogs from the golf outing would be served. Committee for the rummage sale: Barb Mulligan, Linda Joyce, Marlene Gross, Sis Lane, Sandy Ragozine and Pat Saeger. Rosann wanted each person to remember how they ran the cafe’ at the rummage sale.

FATHER DAVID’S REMARKS:

He introduced the Melchizedek Project, an ongoing program to support and encourage our young people who feel called to the priest hood or religious life. We need to cultivate our high school kids. We are faithfully praying for these vocations in working toward a new generation of young priests, and religious sisters and brothers.

Joanne Cunningham shared what ARS is and does for all of us and how fortunate we are to have each other in our lives and how the Blessed Mother is guiding us. Letting each of us know that she felt all our prayers.

The winner of the 50/50 raffle was Barb Boyer. She won $10.00. Sandy thanked our hostesses for the evening: JoAnn Elwell and Pam Humes. Father David offered a closing prayer.

Mary Ann Shay made a motion to adjourn. JoAnn Elwell seconded the motion. Motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 8:12 PM.

Respectfully submitted in the absence of the secretary,
Linda Wasson, Treasurer

Altar Rosary Minutes: 6-6-17

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

The evening began at 6:30 PM with the recitation of the rosary in the church, led by Joanne Cunningham, prelate. The meeting followed in the hall and was called to order by President, Sandy Ragozine at 7:09 PM with 19 members in attendance and Father Jeff.

The minutes of the previous meeting of May 2, 2017 were provided to the members and with no correction or additions made, Sue Treacy made a motion to approve the minutes. Linda Wasson seconded the motion and the minutes were approved.

Linda Wasson presented the treasurer’s report with a beginning balance of $2,267.87 and an ending balance of $3,898.54. The card party netted $1,832 and the pie sale netted $480. Sue Treacy made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report. Megan McCoy seconded the motion. Motion carried and the treasurer’s report was approved.

OLD BUSINESS:

President Sandy Ragozine thanked all those to put flowers on Mary’s altar during the month of May, those who sold carnations at all the Masses on Mother’s Day weekend for Right to Life, and those who baked pies and manned the pie sale on Saturday morning of Memorial weekend and those who sold the remaining pies after the weekend Masses. The morning pie sale was not as busy as usual, so we had pies left and they were sold after the Masses.

The profit of the Card Party was down this year. Members offered their ideas as to why. The number of guests was down from previous years. Since we did not send out 50/50 tickets to the membership early, the amount of the 50/50 was several hundred dollars below normal. Some thought we needed to advertise more. There was not a chairperson this year. Despite these shortcomings, the food was fabulous and everyone had a great time.

NEW BUSINESS:

We have two new altar servers – Hailey McCoy and Charlie Dickey – and not small enough robes to fit them. Irene Frey made a motion, seconded by Dolly Werner to purchase two small altar server robes at $50 each. Motion carried.

The ministerium is holding their annual His Work, His Way project June 12-16. Index cards were passed around with the menu items needed for the meals for the week.

The Fr. Steve Anderson Golf Scramble will be held at Whispering Pines Golf Course on Sunday, July 23, beginning at 1 PM. Barb Mulligan, chairperson, has asked the Altar Rosary Society members to provide cookies for dessert for this fundraiser.

There is no business meeting in July. Our summer outing will be a dinner on the patio at the Iroquois Boating Club on Tuesday, June 27, beginning at 6 PM. Cost of the dinner is $20, payable that evening. Guests are welcome at the same price. Those attending are to let Sandy Ragozine know by June 24, so that proper preparations can be made.

The $1,000 Altar Rosary Graduation Award will be presented at the Baccalaureate Mass on Sunday, June 11, at the 10:30 Mass. Four applications have been received.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

The parish picnic will be held on Sunday, July 9, at the Iroquois Boating Club beginning at 4 PM. Bring a tureen dish to share. We will not have access to the tent this year since we are providing our own food.

Father Jeff will present a slideshow of his recent trip to Italy and France on Thursday, July 29, at 6:30 PM in Anderson Hall.

CatholicHeart Work Camp candles sold very well this year.

FATHER JEFF’S REMARKS:

Fifteen teens are attending the CatholicHeart Work Camp – this year in Illinois the week of June 18-24. These volunteers spend the week providing assistance to homeowners and community groups by doing home repairs, yard work, house cleaning, etc. On their way home, they will have a “fun day” in Chicago. Sue Treacy made a motion to give the group $300 toward their fun day, to be used for their lunch and/or dinner. Joanne Cunningham seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Diane Fritz won $7.25 in the 50/50 raffle. Sandy Ragozine thanked Amanda Darke and Megan McCoy, our “good fairy hostesses”! Joanne Cunningham offered a closing prayer. Sue Treacy made a motion to adjourn. Dee Dee Morian seconded the motion. The motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 8:01 PM. Our next business meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.

Respectfully submitted,
Sue Drexler, Secretary

ARS Minutes: 5-2-17

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

The evening began at 6:30 PM with the recitation of the rosary in the church, led by Joanne Cunningham, prelate. The meeting followed the rosary in Anderson Hall and was called to order by President Sandy Ragozine at 7:06 PM with 21 members in attendance and Father Jeff. We sang to Father Jeff to celebrate his birthday.

The minutes of the previous meeting of April 4, 2017 were provided to the members and with no corrections made, Barb Mulligan made a motion to approve the minutes. Diane Fritz seconded the motion and the minutes were approved.

Linda Wasson presented the treasurer’s report with a beginning balance of $2,600.32 and an ending balance of $2,267.87. Rosann Bost made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, which was seconded by Pat Taylor. Motion carried and the treasurer’s report was approved.

OLD BUSINESS:

Dolly Werner, Bonnie Smith, Sue Drexler and Sandy Ragozine cleaned the church before Easter. Sandy thanked them for Rebecca Novosel. Diane Fritz wrapped the rolls for Holy Thursday. Sandy thanked Diane also. Father Jeff stated that “The Night at the Races” was a “stunning success.” There were 110 people in attendance and, according to a preliminary report, the profit for the night was approximately $3,600.

NEW BUSINESS:

 The annual card party is next Tuesday, May 9. Tickets will be sold at the door for $10. The doors will open at 5 PM with the appetizer table and drinks ready. The food buffet will be set up at 5:50 PM. Father Jeff will welcome everyone and offer a prayer. Dinner will be served beginning at 6 PM, with tables called by number. The Chinese Auction baskets will begin to be raffled at 6:45 PM. The 50/50 winner will be announced at 7:55 PM, with clean up to follow.
 The pie sale will be held on Saturday, May 27, beginning at 9 AM. Dee Dee Morian, Linda Wasson, Julia Catalano and Barb Mulligan will work the pie sale. If pies are not all sold in the morning, Clare Waldron & Linda Wasson will sell them after the 5:00 Mass. Megan McCoy and Amanda Darke will sell after the 8:00 Mass, if necessary. Rosann Bost will put an announcement in the bulletin and Sue Drexler will send an email to the membership reminding them of the pie sale and asking for pie donations. Pies can be dropped off in the hall on Thursday & Friday anytime or on Saturday morning before 9:00.
 Pat Taylor will again head the Graduation Award committee. She will send out the applications to Aaron Brown, Maria Corner, Peyton Morian and Brenna Prenatt. Three Altar Rosary Society members will read and score the applications.
 Carnations will be sold after all Masses Mother’s Day weekend, May 13 & 14, to benefit Right to Life.
 The Art Fest will be held in Anderson Hall May 20 – 23, following Mass on Saturday and Sunday and on Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday afternoon.
 The Diocesan “Pray for Priests” calendar lists Father Jeff on Wednesday, May 17.

FATHER JEFF’S REMARKS:

Father Jeff will be at the card party after the Parish Council meeting. He asks for prayers while he is on vacation to Italy and France. After he returns, he offered to host “A Taste of Italy and France” to show his photos.

The winner of the 50/50 raffle was Diane Fritz. She won $8.00. Sandy thanked our hostesses for the evening: Barb Boyer, Linda Wasson and Sue Drexler. Joanne Cunningham offered a closing prayer.

Joann Elwell made a motion to adjourn. Barb Boyer seconded the motion. Motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 7:51 PM.
Respectfully submitted,
Sue Drexler, Secretary

ARS Minutes: 4-4-17

Monday, April 10th, 2017

The evening began at 6:30 PM with the recitation of the rosary in the church, led by Diane Fritz, in the absence of Joanne Cunningham, prelate. The meeting followed the rosary in Anderson Hall and was called to order by President Sandy Ragozine at 7:04 PM with 30 members in attendance and Father Jeff came after RCIA.

The minutes of the previous meeting of March 7, 2017 were provided to the members and with no corrections made, Mary Anne Shay made a motion to approve the minutes. Barb Boyer seconded he motion and the minutes were approved.

Linda Wasson presented the treasurer’s report with a beginning balance of $4,080.52 and an ending balance of $2,600.32. Barb Mulligan made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, which was seconded by Pat Taylor. Motion carried and the treasurer’s report was approved.

OLD BUSINESS:

Sandy Ragozine thanked Claire Waldron for presenting our recent retreat on March 25, which was attended by 19 ladies, and thanked the committee of Pam Humes, Ruth Ann Cooper, Dolly Werner, and Ruth Jezak. Claire thanked Rosann Bost for her help also. Everyone “participated beautifully.” Sandy also thanked everyone who helped with the recent Lenten Luncheon and the Soup & Bread Supper on March 17. Donations for the ARS “Taste of Italy” basket for the “Night at the Races” basket raffle were received. Barb Mulligan will put the basket together. We did not purchase a new chalice for Father Jeff. A new liner was put in his current chalice. Leslie Conlin presented a written report on the First Reconciliation brunch this past Saturday. There was one correction in her report. Two hundred dollars ($200) was budgeted and receipts for $99.42 were submitted, according to Linda Wasson.

NEW BUSINESS:

The annual Card Party will be held on May 9. Entrance into the hall will be the double glass doors, to avoid congestion near the kitchen. Doors will open at 5 PM, with drinks and appetizers available at that time. The buffet will begin at 6 PM. The basket raffle will begin after dinner and the 50/50 winner will be announced at the end of the evening. No 50/50 tickets were mailed to the members this year. Everyone must purchase an admission ticket for $10 and will include the buffet dinner and a Chinese Auction ticket. Additional Chinese Auction tickets and 50/50 tickets will be available for sale. Sign up sheets were passed around during the meeting for donations of baskets for the Chinese Auction, for volunteers to set up and decorate the hall on Monday, May 8 at 10 AM, for food donations for the buffet, and for helpers to clean up. Linda Joyce and Mary Anne Shay will sell admission tickets. Linda Helch and Nancy August will deliver prizes to the winners. Pat Saeger and Claire Waldron will be the “floaters,” to help where needed. Sue & Carol Saulsbery and Joanne Cunningham will sell the Chinese Auction tickets. Marlene Gross and Veronica Valentine will sell 50/50 tickets. Linda Wasson will be the banker. JoAnn Elwell, Sue Simonetta and Barb Mulligan will head the clean up crew. Barb Mulligan will be the MC. Pam Humes, Linda Helch and Ruth Jezak is the kitchen committee. Members were asked to take posters to different businesses to advertise the Card Party. Advertising will also include the newspapers and notifications to the surrounding parishes.

Claire Waldron declined her $100 stipend for presenting the ARS retreat. Mary Donegan, JoAnn Elwell and Claire Waldron purchased adult coloring books and colored pencils for hospice patients with the money.

We will have our annual pie sale on Saturday morning, May 27, beginning at 9 AM in Anderson Hall.

We will clean the church for the Triduum and Easter on Wednesday, April 12, beginning at 9 AM. Any help will be appreciated.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

“Night at the Races” will be held on Saturday evening, April 29, beginning right after the 5 PM Mass. The committee includes Jay Verno, Tim & Rosann Bost, Tony & Sandy Ragozine, and Tom & Mary Donegan. Admission tickets are $15 and include dinner, beer and soft drinks. BYOB. There will be a Chinese Auction. Horses can be purchased & named for $10. Winning horses in each race win $50.

The ARS will sponsor a Carnation Sale on Mother’s Day weekend, May 13-14, after all three Masses. Diane Fritz and Linda Wasson will sell carnations after the 5 PM Mass. Megan McCoy and Amanda Darke will sell after the 8 AM Mass. Barb Mulligan will sell after the 10:30 Mass.

Barb Mulligan will chair the Rummage Sale on September 29 & 30 (Friday and Saturday). Saturday will be Bag Day.

The Golf Outing is scheduled for Sunday, July 23, at Whispering Pines Golf Course, beginning at 1 PM. This outing will benefit the parish.

The Art Fest will be held on May 20-23. John Meyerhoff is chairman.

The Altar Rosary Society members will again provide altar flowers during the month of May. Call the office if you would like to provide the flowers any weekend of May.

FATHER JEFF’S REMARKS:

The floor in Anderson Hall, the kitchen & rest rooms will be replaced with CSA monies. The outside ramp at the entrance near the kitchen will also be redone. Bids for floor replacement will begin soon. This project will be done in September after the hall will no longer be needed to weekend liturgies.

The winner of the 50/50 raffle was Marlene Gross for $9.50. Sandy thanked our hostesses for the evening: Pat Saeger, Sue Keas and Joanne Cunningham. Mary Anne Shay helped in Joanne’s absence. We recited the Hail Mary and Father Jeff offered a closing prayer.

Sue Treacy made a motion to adjourn. Veronica Valentine seconded the motion. Motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 8:03 PM

Respectfully submitted,
Sue Drexler, Secretary

ARS Minutes – 03-07-17

Friday, March 31st, 2017

The evening began at 6:00 with mass celebrated by Father Jeff Lucas. The meeting that followed was called to order by President Sandy Ragozine with 31 members in attendance. The minutes from the previous meeting were provided to the members and with no additions or corrections, Barb Mulligan made a motion to approve the minutes. Joanne Cunningham seconded the motion and the minutes were approved. Linda Wasson presented a treasurer’s report with an ending balance of $4,080.52. Rosann Bost made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, which was seconded by Linda Helch and approved.

Old Business

Sandy reported that several thank-you cards were received from college students for the Christmas gift boxes that they received from the ARS and one thank you was received for a shut in gift. Joanne Cunningham reported that Linda Wasson and a small group of ARS members went to visit shut in church members and gave them small angel figurines. Sis Lane thanked the group for their visit on behalf of her husband.

New Business

The ARS will host the Lenten Soup and Bread meal on March 17. Members were asked to sign up to bring either soup or bread for the meal.

All women of the parish are invited to attend the ARS retreat on Saturday, March 25 from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM. Claire Waldron will present the program titled Annunciation “Living the Scriptures,” which will include breakfast and a light lunch.

Sandy suggested presenting a ‘Style Show’ at the April 4 meeting, which would feature clothing from the Holy Ground Thrift Shop. After discussion, it was decided to put this idea on hold.

Barb Mulligan volunteered to be chairman for the annual rummage sale to be tentatively held on September 29 and 30. More details will follow.

Mary Anne Shay attended the recent Stations of the Cross and was impressed with the age appropriate books with stickers that were used by the Religious Education Program to educate children and parents about the Stations of the Cross. Amanda Darke provided more information about these books. Linda Helch made a motion to purchase books from the same company about “How to Pray the Rosary.” Barb Mulligan seconded the motion, which was approved.

Barb Mulligan asked the members if they still wanted to have an installation of officers’ mass in the near future or just wait until after the new slate of officers are elected next year. After discussion, it was decided to have the special mass after the next election of officers.

Announcements

Members are reminded of the upcoming Lenten Lunches to be held on Wednesdays throughout Lent beginning at noon. OLQA will host lunches on March 8 and 29. Volunteers are welcomed to help in the kitchen. We will be partnering with Faith and Grace Church on March 29 and ARS members are asked to volunteer to provide desserts for that luncheon.

Father Jeff spoke about the Night at the Races fundraiser, which will be held on Saturday, April 29. Only 150 admission tickets will be sold at a cost of $15 each and will be sold after all masses. Horses can also be purchased for $10. Beer, soft drinks and finger foods will be provided. A Chinese Auction and 50/50 drawing will also be available. Sandy asked members to help donate to an ARS basket to be included in the Chinese Auction. After discussion, it was decided that the theme of our basket will be “A Taste of Italy” and members are asked to bring donated items to the April meeting.

Mary Anne Shay asked for volunteers to help her with the ARS scrapbook. Rosann Bost suggested that volunteers could work on the scrapbook during meetings.

Sandy advised members that preparations for a new church directory would begin in June.

Father Jeff encouraged members to attend the Bread and Soup meals and the Stations of the Cross that follow. He also reminded the members about the Lenten Lunches on Wednesdays throughout Lent. We have a strong ecumenical ministerium in our community and the religious leaders all work well together. Father Jeff’s chalice has had a problem with pitting and the recent replating did not work. Irene Frey made a motion to purchase a new chalice at a cost of $1,261.00. Ann Koscelak seconded the motion which was approved.

Sandy thanked our hostesses Margaret Staahl, Pam Humes, and Mary Anne Shay. Bonnie Smith won the 50/50 for $14.00 and graciously donated it back to the ARS. Joanne Cunningham read a closing prayer. Barb Mulligan made a motion to adjourn the meeting, which was seconded by Linda Helch. The meeting was adjourned at 7:40 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Sue Treacy (Vice President) in the absence of the secretary

ARS Minutes: 11-1-16

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

ARS Minutes: 11-1-16

The evening began at 6:30 PM with the recitation of the rosary in the church, led by Joanne Cunningham, prelate. The meeting followed the rosary in the hall and was called to order by President Sandy Ragozine at 7:08 PM with 27 members in attendance and Father Jeff. We welcomed new members: Susan VanBuren, Mary Lou Banks, Julia Catalano, Elaine Zicarelli, Agnes Medrick, Dee Dee Morian, Claudia Predis, Pam McGonigle and Beth Grocé.

The minutes of the previous meeting of October 4, 2016 were provided to the members. There was one correction – the parish Feast Day dinner will be held after the 10:30 Mass on December 11, not December 18. Barb Mulligan made a motion to approve the minutes with one correction. JoAnn Elwell seconded the motion and the minutes were approved.

Linda Wasson presenter the treasurer’s report with a beginning balance of $5,648.63 and an ending balance of $5,660.13. Barb Boyer made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, which was seconded by Veronica Valentine. Motion carried and the treasurer’s report was approved. Linda read a letter from Tom Donegan regarding the annual audit of the Altar Rosary financial books and the books are in order.

NEW BUSINESS:

Leslie Conlin will chair the Gift Boxes for College Students project. The boxes will be packed on Tuesday, December 6, beginning at 2:45 PM in the hall. Items for the boxes can be dropped off in the kitchen between Dec. 2 & 6. Joanne Cunningham will serve as chairman of the Gifts for Shut-Ins project. The parish Feast Day will be celebrated on Sunday, December 11, following the 10:30 Mass. Help is needed for decorating the day before, for kitchen help the day of the dinner to receive and set up the tureens, and clean up. Sign up sheets were passes around to volunteer for any of these. The annual ARS Christmas Party will be held on Sunday, December 4, at the Iroquois Boating Club, beginning at 1 PM. A sign up sheet was passed around or you can call the office to make your reservation. The IBS is charging $20 per person for the dinner. There is no charge to attend the party if you are a member of the Altar Rosary Society. The ARS will pick up the tab. Father Jeff suggested that guests be allowed to attend for half of the cost of the dinner. Sue Treacy made a motion, seconded by Ann Koscelek, that you may bring a guest for $10. Motion carried. Sis Lane is, once again, collecting new sox for the Gifts for Kids program. Those attending the Christmas Party at the IBC are asked to bring sox for this project, in lieu of a gift exchange. Also on December 4, the choir has reserved the “Barbara J.” Altar Rosary members are invited at take part in this ride around the lake to see the Christmas trees lit up for $5.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Sandy announced that the trip to Kraynak’s in Sharon on Friday, December 11, has been cancelled due to lack of interest. Linda Wasson announced that there is an Ultreya for Cursillo on Friday, November 11, at 7 PM in the church. Rebecca Novosel has asked for help to spruce up the church for the coming holiday season. Anyone that can help is asked to be at the church on Tuesday, November 15, at 9 AM. Pat Kaider announced that the angel tags will be on the trees the weekend before Thanksgiving for the Gifts for Kids program. There are around 300 kids, 13 and under this year. Thursday, December 15, is the distribution day in the hall. The hall will be set up for the distribution on December 11 after the Feast Day dinner.

FATHER JEFF’S REMARKS:

Father Jeff welcomed the new members. He stated that a budget for ARS is needed, acceptable to everyone. Ground was broken for the new cemetery garage. An addition to the PEC garage has also begun. This is being done to create a foyer for the PEC for students to be dismissed from one door. Prayers are requested for Father’s sister, Mary, who has cancer.
The last Theology Uncorked will be this Thursday evening. Saturday is the Morning of Reflection.

Sue Drexler was the lucky winner of the 50/50 drawing for $10.50.

Sandy thanked our hostesses for the evening: Ruth Jezak, Pat Gilfoyle and Carol Herchenroether. She also thanked anyone who brought cookies for tomorrow evening’s Memorial Mass.

Father Jeff led us in the Memorare, as a closing prayer.

Barb Mulligan made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Rosann Bost. Motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 7:57 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Sue Drexler, secretary

ARS Minutes: 9-7-16

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

The evening began at 6:30 PM with the recitation of the rosary in the church, led by Fr. Lucas in the absence of Joanne Cunningham, prelate. The meeting followed the rosary in the hall and was called to order by President Rosann Bost at 7:03 PM with 16 members in attendance and Father Jeff.

The minutes of the previous meeting of August 2, 2016, were provided to the members and with no corrections made, Rosann Bost made the motion to accept the minutes, seconded by Mary Ann Shay. Motion carried and the minutes were approved.

Linda Wasson presented the treasurer’s report with a beginning balance of $5,927.64 and an ending balance of $5,647.39. Pat Taylor made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, which was seconded by Barb Mulligan. Motion carried and the treasurer’s report was approved.

OLD BUSINESS:
The Altar Rosary Society will be highlighted by the ABLAZE committee on the weekend of September 17th & 18th. Amanda Darke and Megan McCoy were thanked for doing the poster for this. There will be a bake sale on the weekend of October 1 & 2 after all three Masses, in place of the annual Labor Day pie sale and in conjunction with the Activities Fair sponsored by ABLAZE. Prices for the baked goods were discussed. Linda Wasson will make up price signs. Claire Waldron and Denise Thomas will “man” the baked goods table at the 5 PM Mass; Sue Treacy and Amanda Darke will handle the 8 AM Mass; Pat Taylor and Mary Ann Shay will take care of the 10 AM Mass. Baked goods can be brought to the hall on Friday, September 30, before 3 PM or before Mass on Saturday.

Our Chili and Cornbread supper will be our October meeting, our recruiting meeting. Bring a friend. A sign up sheet was passed around for donations of chili and/or cornbread.

A sign up sheet for snacks for the Religious Education Sunday evening classes was also passed around.

NEW BUSINESS:
Mary Ann Shay, head of the nominating committee, read a letter of acceptance for the office of President from Sandy Ragozine. President Rosann Bost asked for nominations from the floor. Since none were made, Pat Kaider made a motion to accept Sandy Ragozine’s nomination for President for the remainder of the term of Rosann Bost, who is resigning due to the workload of her position as parish secretary. Barb Mulligan seconded the motion. Motion carried and Sandy Ragozine will be President for the remainder of the current term.

The Altar Rosary Society will hold a retreat for members on Saturday, October 8, from 9 AM until noon, with a light lunch to follow the retreat. Claire Waldron will lead the retreat and will use the second chapter of “Jesus: A Pilgrimage” as the basis for the retreat. Sue Drexler will send out an email to members asking that they RSVP by October 4 by calling the office so that proper preparations can be made.

Installation of officers is on hold once again. We will wait until the next slate of officers is elected in 2017.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Sandy Ragozine made note of three dates of interest to the membership. On Tuesday, September 20, we will take a car trip to St. Michael’s Church in Greenville to view the Holy Door. We will leave the church parking lot at a10 AM, carpooling to Greenville and stopping for lunch at the Greenville County Club. Confessions will be available in Greenville. We should return to the church around 2 PM. October 2, at 3 PM, is the parish Pet Blessing in the parking lot. October 23, following the 8 & 10 AM Masses, Hofmann’s Church and Religious Goods of Erie will be in the hall to sell religious articles.

FATHER JEFF’S REMARKS:
Father Jeff will hold another “Theology Uncorked” this fall on the 4 Thursdays of October. “Mary” will be the topic. The ministeria of Linesville and Conneautville have a program where they provide meals over the weekends to those students who are not being fed at home for whatever reason. The ministerium of Conneaut Lake will join in this endeavor. Father Jeff would like to replace the Juan Diego statue in the sanctuary with another statue, perhaps Saint Theresa of Calcutta or Saint John Paul II. He asked if anyone knew who paid for this. Sandy Ragozine will check with Margy Nawrath to see if she remembers who paid for the Juan Diego statue. Father Jeff noted that the religious education classrooms are all very nice with new flooring and new paint. He stated that it wasn’t feasible to continue to let the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts meet in the parish any longer. The Boy Scouts are now meeting at the Sportsman’s Club and the Cub Scouts are meeting at Trinity United Methodist Church. Father Jeff again thanked Rosann for her service.

Veronica Valentine was the winner of the 50/50 for $7.50. Veronica donated her winnings back to Altar Rosary.

Rosann thanked our hostesses for the evening: Veronica Valentine, Rita Valentine and Marlene Gross.

Rosann passed the gavel, purchased by Susie Saulsbery, to Sandy Ragozine, our new President.

Father Jeff offered a closing prayer.

Mary Ann Shay made a motion to adjourn. Linda Wasson seconded the motion. Motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 7:58 PM.

ARS Minutes: 8-2-16

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Altar Rosary Minutes: August 2, 2016

The evening began at 6:30 PM with the recitation of the rosary in the church, led by Father Jeff in Joanne Cunningham’s absence. The meeting followed the rosary in the hall and was called to order by President Rosann Bost at 6:54 PM with 25 members in attendance and Father Jeff. One visitor, Dan Corner, was also present.

The minutes of the previous meeting of June 7, 2016 were provided to the members and with no corrections, Rosann Bost made a motion to approve the minutes. Nancy August seconded the motion and the minutes were approved.

Linda Wasson presented the treasurer’s report with a beginning balance of $7,318.49 and an ending balance of $5,927.64. Barb Mulligan made a motion to accept the treasurer’s report. Pat Saeger seconded the motion. Motion carried and the treasurer’s report was approved.

Dan Corner, chairman of the parish BBQ and chairman of ABLAZE, the parish’s evangelization group, spoke to the members about ABLAZE. For a series of 6 weeks, they will highlight different groups in the parish at all the weekend Masses, in the hopes of making known to the parishioners of OLQA, what groups and activities are available. On the weekend of October 1 & 2, there will be an activities fair after all Masses. The weekend to advertise the Altar Rosary Society is September 17 & 18. The ARS will prepare a poster highlighting the different activities that we do throughout the year to invite, welcome and recruit new members. The ARS gives a $50 honorarium to speakers at our meetings. Sue Treacy made a motion, seconded by Irene Frey, to give the $50 to the Holy Smoke BBQ in lieu of the honorarium to the speaker. Motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS:
Ryan Thomas was the recipient of this year’s $1,000 graduation award. There were two applications for the award. Both candidates were very close in the judging, but the fact that Ryan’s mother is a member of the ARS gave him a few extra points. After the September meeting, President Rosann Bost is stepping down. She cites the workload as the parish secretary as the reason. Mary Ann Shay has been ill, so the nominating committee will try to fill this position at the September meeting.

NEW BUSINESS:
There will be no Labor Day pie sale this year. Sue Treacy made a motion, seconded by Sandy Ragozine to have a bake sale after all Masses on the weekend of October 1 & 2, the weekend of the activities fair, noted above. Motion carried.
At the September meeting, typically we have a chili and cornbread supper, which is our recruiting meeting. Because of the activities fair on October 1 & 2, we will hold our chili and cornbread and recruiting meeting at our October meeting instead. This meeting will begin at 6 PM with Mass. The chili & cornbread supper will follow Mass in the hall. We will have dinner sign-up sheets available at the September meeting. Amanda Darke explained that the high school Religious Education classes meet on Sunday evenings during the school year. She asked for help from the ARS members to provide snacks for these approximately 60-70 6th – 12th grade students for their meeting nights. It would be a time of fellowship, so those ARS members can get to know the students and vice versa. A sign-up sheet was passed around with the dates of the high school religious ed. classes. Sue Treacy stated that she has been approached on a few occasions regarding reinstating the rummage sale. It had previously been decided to have this fundraiser every other year. Nancy August volunteered to chair this event, but the membership decided to forgo the rummage sale this year, as planned, since there were already several events for the ARS this fall.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Sis Lane thanked the members for their help with her sock collection for the Gifts for Kids program at Christmastime. The ARS half-day retreat will be September 18 conducted by Claire Waldron. Installation of officers will be held on October 16 at the 10:30 Mass. We will recite the rosary before Mass and have brunch after Mass in the hall.

FATHER JEFF’S REMARKS:
A Night at the Races is tentatively scheduled for the second weekend after Easter in 2017. Father Jeff thinks the parish is going down the right path with ABLAZE. He stated that we are the best ARS of any parish he has been in. We need to find a way to bring back fallen away members and recruit new ones.

Mary Purnell questioned the $50 honorarium given to the speakers. It was stated that this was agreed on previously.

Pat Saeger won the 50/50 for $10.50 and donated the money back. Rosann thanked out hostesses for the evening: Sis Lane and Pat Kaider.

Nancy August offered a closing prayer.

Jane Harmon made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Sue Treacy. Motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 7:46 PM.
Respectfully submitted,
Sue Drexler, Secretary

ARS Minutes – 6-7-2016

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Altar Rosary Minutes: 6-7-16
The evening began at 6 PM with Mass in the church. The meeting followed in the hall and was called to order by President Rosann Bost at 6:45 PM with 29 members and Father Jeff present.

Jenn Artman, who has served for 14 years with the Crawford County 911 Center, spoke to the membership about a new program to begin in Crawford County called “SafeTown.” SafeTown is an easy-to-use web-based program (www.SafeTown.org) that enables you to share information with local law enforcement, fire, emergency services, and other citizens to make our community a better, safer place to live. You can register your name, address, vital information, etc. with 911. In case of an emergency and a call was placed to 911, they would be able to access any information on file to expedite their help and care. Brochures were handed out to help with the registration of your information.

The minutes of the previous meeting of May 3, 2016, were provided to the members and with no corrections made, Amanda Darke made a motion to accept the minutes. Denise Thomas seconded the motion and the minutes were approved. These minutes were not emailed to the membership or placed on the parish website because of a computer glitch.

Linda Wasson presented the treasurer’s report with a beginning balance on May 1, 2016 of $6,126.40 and an ending balance of $7,318.49 on May 31, 2016. The motion to accept the treasurer’s report was made and seconded. Motion carried and the treasurer’s report was approved. The card party netted a profit of $1,761.34. The hors d’oeuvre table, new this year, was a big hit both for the guests and the workers, as it allowed kitchen prep time without being rushed to get the meal on the table! The pie sale netted $484, selling the pies for $8.

OLD BUSINESS:
The Baccalaureate is scheduled for June 12 at the 10:30 AM Mass. Pat Taylor, graduation award chairperson, received two applications. Her committee will meet this week and the winner will be presented the award at the Baccalaureate Mass.

NEW BUSINESS:
There is no July business meeting. Sue Treacy will make arrangements with the Iroquois Club to have either an evening picnic or beverages & desserts in place of the regular July meeting.

Rosann Bost, President, is resigning after the September meeting. She cited her workload as parish secretary as the reason. The nominating committee has been notified.

Joanne Cunningham presented Lucy Pisani with an angel holding a rosary in memory of her husband, Vince. The cost was $11.99 plus tax, purchased through Kraynaks. She suggested we purchase these for our Christmas gifts to the parish shut-ins this year. Pat Gilfoyle made a motion, seconded by Barb Mulligan, to have Joanne check into purchasing these for our annual Christmas gifts to the shut-ins. Motion carried.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Rebecca Novosel thanked the Altar Rosary Society, through Sandy Ragozine, for the new steamer for the altar cloths.

REMARKS:
Father Jeff spoke of a meeting called by Bishop Persico for all diocesan priests regarding a bill before the House of Representatives to raise the statute of limitations on child abuse cases. The bishop wants all parishes to put something in their bulletins concerning this. He then thanked Rosann for her service to the Altar Rosary Society as President.

Rosann thanked our hostess for the evening, Sue Treacy. Marlene Gross won the 50/50 for $12. Joanne Cunningham offered a poem by Cardinal Cushing entitled “I’m Fine.”

Mary Ann Shay made a motion to adjourn. Joanne Cunningham seconded the motion. Motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 7:39 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Sue Drexler, Secretary