RED KNIGHTS MOTORCYCLE CLUB NY CHAPTER 29
Monthly Meeting – September 15, 2019
Churchtown Fire House
President Lisa Funk called the meeting to order at 9:10 am.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: 8 members. Answered the Roll with 1 guest Dan Bransfield.
Reading of the minutes from July meeting read by Carol Goold. Motion by Eugene Browning, 2nd Dave Goold, as corrected; carried. The amount of gifts for Fireman’s Home was corrected.
Correspondence: Thank You from Valatie Rescue Squad for donation in memory of Ed Oldrich’s Mom.
Treasurer’s Report: The Treasurer’s Report was read by Carol Goold. Motion by Eugenia Browning, 2nd Dave Goold, to accept as read; carried.
Bills presented: CCVFA, Christmas in September,. Run to the Home gifts. Funds were spent on gifts for home, which included coats, vests and room decorations. Motion by Dave Goold, 2nd Eugene Browning, to approve payment of bills; carried.
Presidents Report: Lisa reported on International meeting, she thought it was a great meeting. She feels that more than one person should attend the meeting for a chapter and members sit together with their chapter and then they could discuss their way of voting on any issues. There were 83 delegates present. There were 2 major concerns: 1. How long a person has to be a firefighter before they can become a Red Knight. 2. Having 2 regional directors for any region having more than 80 chapters. This failed as questions as to how it was going to work, more information is needed on this change.
The house in Boylston, Mass. is now owned by the Red Knights. Chapters should think about renting the house, the cost is $20 per night per person.
Old Business: Carol Goold had contacted the home about adopting two residents. The following were given: Bob Gilmore, from Middle Island Fire Company, and Robert Walsh, from Columbiaville-Washington Hose Co. 3. Neither have any family in area. Motion by Eugene Browning, 2nd Jason Peck, to adopt these two members; carried. We will present each with a Yankee Rally tee shirt and mug.
New Business: State Association meeting will be held on September 28, 2019 at noon at East Greenbush Firehouse on Phillips Road in East Greenbush. Spring meeting is April 25, 2020, Picnic is June 25, 2020, and Fall Meeting September 25, 2020, locations to be announced. At the meeting on September 28, 2020 is election of officers, Treasurer, Vice President, and Secretary to be elected.
Christmas in September limits on gifts. Lisa asked Carol to look up money received and money spent on last 3 years on Christmas in September. This is to be discussed at next meeting and a decision made on gift limits.
President, Lisa Funk, presented an application from Dan Bransfield for Active member. Application will sit for 30 days and will be voted on at October meeting.
Treasurer: Carol Goold stated she needs to order checks. Motion by Eugenia Browning, 2nd Jason Peck, to order checks; carried.
Quarter Master: No report. Still have lots of shirts.
Good of the Chapter: Next meeting is on October 20, 2019 at 9 am in Chatham. A ride will follow to get patch for Grand Tour.
Thank you to John Roberts for hosting meeting.
Meeting adjourned at 9:50 am.
After meeting the Christmas in September gifts were distributed.
Eugenia Browning, acting secretary.