Flagler County Trump Club General Meeting Minutes February 17, 2020 6:35 P.M.
Board Members: In attendance: Mimi Kowalsky, Chair Person/President; Mike McElroy, Vice-President; Janet Clerke, Treasurer; Beverly Danko, Secretary; Joe Kubasky, Fundraiser Chair; Ed Danko, Media Chair; Jim Green, Web Master; Bert Cordwell, Events Chair; Loretta Soulli, Office Manager; Kathy Kohn, Membership Chair
Prayer: Led by Maureen Kubasky
Pledge of Allegiance: Recited by all in attendance.
Secretary’s Report: Beverly Danko, Secretary, submitted the minutes of the 01/20/2020 meeting which have been posted on the website. Ed Danko made a motion to approve, the motion was seconded by Mike McElroy and after no discussion, the minutes were unanimously approved.
Treasurer’s Report: Janet Clerke, Treasurer, reported that the balance in the account as of 2/18/2020 is $20,371.58.
Membership Report: Kathy Kohn reported that total paid memberships to date is 168 and 58 checked in this evening for the membership meeting. Mimi introduced Shannon to the group and thanked her for volunteering with club memberships.
Fundraising Chair Report: Joe Kubasky reported that the Trump Club office donations for merchandise have been very successful to date. He has ordered additional merchandise. He also ordered a new item, lapel pins and there are two styles to choose from. They will be offered for donation at $15 each. Gold coins are still in stock for donation for $20 each per Jim Green. Trump yard signs are available for a $20 donation.
Web Master: Jim Green - there were 711 new websites visits since last month.
Events Chair: Bert Cordwell reported that the Trump Club’s presence at the Home Show was a success. 600 Trump buttons were given out.
Bert reported the outcome for the Flagler Trump Club straw poll at the Home Show held on 1/25/2020 and 1/26/2020 was as follows:
Total people participating: 257
1. President Trump Performance in Making America Great · Excellent 246 · Good 11 · Poor 0 2. Democratic House Performance in Making America Great · Excellent 0 · Good 4 · Poor 182 3. Main Stream Media Truthfulness in Reporting the News · Excellent 7 · Good 5 · Poor 170
In addition, Bert reminded all attendees about the February 22, 2020 Fundraiser at the VFW with Italian Buffet and music. 120 tickets have been sold to date, and Mimi reports there are still a few tickets remaining for sale.
Media Chair: Ed Danko – Reported there are now 108 Instagram followers. Ed informed the club via a source from CNN about the CNN recently completed obituary on Rush Limbaugh. The last line in the obit takes a very demeaning parting shot at Rush, claiming that his legacy “will always symbolize division.”
Office Manager: Loretta Soulli – Things are running smoothly. The office hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday and the office has been very busy. Mimi reports that the office hours will be extended once day light savings time begins.
None came before the general membership.
Mimi Kowalsky welcomed all new guests and members. She thanked all the volunteers for their hard work.
Mimi Kowalsky reminded all that March 7-14, 2020 is Flagler County Early Election. Early voting hours for all county-wide elections will be 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the following locations:
FLAGLER COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE 1769 E. Moody Boulevard Building 2, Suite 101 Bunnell, FL 32110
FLAGLER COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY 2500 Palm Coast Parkway NW Palm Coast, FL 32137
PALM COAST COMMUNITY CENTER 305 Palm Coast Parkway NE Palm Coast, FL 32137
Mimi Kowalsky wants to see volunteers at the corners of each polling place. If interested, Mimi has a sign up sheet. Volunteers may go to the Flagler Trump Club office to pick up signs. She will also send out an email. We need to have 20 volunteers who will be split up over each polling place.
Voting Primary: Mimi reminded everyone to be sure to vote on March 17, 2020 for President Trump in the primary.
Rallies: Al Ruiz gave a report on recent Flagler Trump Club Rallies. We are looking for more volunteers for the next Rally scheduled for Saturday, February 22 from 10-11 a.m. at the corner of Palm Coast Parkway and Belle Terre. We will meet at 9:30 a.m. Park by Kohl’s only. He reminded everyone that we need to ignore drivers who make negative remarks or gestures at our Rallies. Joe Kubasky stated Trump Club Rally members can be identified by our red and white printed rectangular signs. Other groups use handwritten signs which can be provocative. We do not allow other groups to utilize our signs for rallies and we have no control over what they do.
Mimi Kowalsky stated she sends out emails to notify all of our Flagler Trump Club rallies. Mimi stated the importance of working together to get President Trump reelected. We now have about 30-40 volunteers at every Trump Club Rally. We will soon begin scheduling Rallies every weekend.
Proposed Changes to Bylaws Article V. Section 2:
Mimi Kowalsky presented proposed changes to the existing Bylaws as follows: “A quorum of the Executive Board has the authority to spend the amount not to exceed $2,000.00 for a single purchase. Amount exceeding this must be approved at a meeting of the general membership.” Ed Danko made a motion to approve, the motion was seconded by Mike McElroy and after no discussion, the motion was unanimously approved.
Mimi then asked for approval to pay the VFW an amount which could possibly exceed $2,000, depending on attendance, for the upcoming February 22, 2020 fundraiser. Maureen Kubasky made a motion to approve, the motion was seconded by Mike McElroy and after no discussion, the motion was unanimously approved.
Mimi stated she needs volunteers to come in to the VFW on 3:30 Saturday, February 22, 2020 to help set up for the fundraiser dinner.
Mimi then gave two minutes each to two speakers in the group who spoke about current political issues.
February 2020 Rallies:
February 22, 2020 - Saturday Time: 10-11 a.m. Corner of Palm Coast Parkway and Belle Terre ( CVS and Library ). We will meet at 9:30 a.m. Please park by Kohl’s.
February 29, 2020 - Saturday Time: 10-11 a.m. Palm Coast Parkway and Boulder Rock. We will meet at 9:30. Please park in the Home Depot lot closest to Boulder Rock.
Please call: James Johnson for more information at 201-519-9613; or Al Ruiz at 386-569-8086; or you can always call Mimi Kowalsky at 386-446-5423.
Rallies are subject to change. Flagler Trump Club will provide signs. All signs must be returned. Reminder: Bring a guest to the next meeting
Next General Meeting: Monday, March 16, 2020 at the VFW, Palm Coast, FL.
A Motion was made by Mike McElroy to adjourn the meeting. The Motion to adjourn was seconded by Ed Danko and unanimously approved. The Meeting adjourned at 7:35 P.M.
Respectfully Submitted by Beverly Danko, Secretary