Twisp Valley Grange #482
Minutes – June 14, 2017
Once again our Master Dixon opened our meeting in a timely way. We are pleased to welcome new members to our Grange – Mary and John Kolts will be a enjoyable addition to our group.
Treasurer report: Our cost for water was high this last winter – which wasn’t a total surprise due to the freeze up of our pipes, but the bill was more than expected. Discussion focused on being careful to adjust the running toilet valve.
Billie announced that the time has come for our grange to actively seek (and find) replacements to do both of the jobs that she has done for us for many years now. This is not an easy task – which she knows better than any of us…… So, she has given notice that she will step down at the end of the year.
Secretary report – We have been contacted by an insurance agency that says they can likely offer us a better rate than what we now have through Liberty. Billie offered to look into it.
Rental checklist – a new suggestion is made that we have an exit rental form – both for our and our renters protection. Wendy will work on drafting this.
Building: John gave a report on what he found about having a propane stove – it is NOT illegal in Okanogan county. It would be a good idea to install a CO monitor.
Kitchen Flooring – Gayle gave a report on the pros and cons of various flooring materials. We don’t have any estimate yet as we need to consider our options and look at samples.
Ramp update – Paul White has been chosen as the contractor. Not sure when work will begin on the concrete slab. Suellen advised that we transplant anything that we don’t want to loose in that area.
Rental: George Wooten would like rent the grange hall for a solstice party. His understanding was that members got half price on rentals. Susan said she would let him know that it takes active participation to get that discount. This event is open to the public and entry will be charged. After some discussion it was decided that he should pay full price.
Fundraiser: Blueberries – Larry says its a good crop this year. Price will go up 10 cents a pound. We decided to raise our price for a 10# bag respectively – making the cost $38.
Suggestion for the Good of the Order:
Flea Market – it was decided to have it on a Saturday & to discuss it more at the July meeting.
Other: We would like to get Aprons personalized with a design for our grange. Judy and Kim will begin the research this.
Meeting adjourned at 7:45 with 7 sisters &1 brother present.