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General Membership Meeting
June 13, 2006
Warren, Michigan

President Niland called meeting to order at 1:15 p.m.

SPEAKER – Gordon Lambert – Chief of Operations for Oakland County
Community & Home Improvement Programs

Mr. Lambert along with Lon Shook explained the programs available through Oakland County.
1) Community Development Block Grant
2) Home Chore Grant
3) Loan Program

Mr. Shook indicated the loans are 100% deferred until the property is sold. There is a lien placed on the property and the maximum loan amount is $18,000. These funds are used to make homes decent, safe and sanitary in accordance with Section 8 guidelines. The program is federally funded.

Motion by Member Haluska, supported by Member Penn to approve the minutes of the May 9, 2006 meeting. Motion Carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT
Treasurer Martin reported we have $12,259.19 in our checking account and $19,647.70 I our savings account. She indicated she reached Kathy Phillips, who had misplaced the check we sent on behalf of her husband. A new check was issued.

Motion by Member Altman, supported by Member Haluska, to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion Carried.

OLD BUSINESS
President Niland indicated we need to finalize the scholarship program. She indicated the Board has recommended a total amount of $2,000 per year to be awarded for scholarships.

Motion by Member Smolen, supported by Member Underhill, to authorize the amount of $2,000 to be paid per year in scholarships. Motion Carried.

President Niland indicated the applications would be accepted from February 1st through May 1st with the scholarships being awarded at the June meeting. Applicants must also be a Michigan resident at the time of application. She indicated the applications would be reviewed anonymously. She requested three volunteers that would be willing to review the scholarship applications. She indicated these three persons could not be applying for a scholarship or have a family member that was applying for a scholarship. Members Brenda Smolen, Alan Amolsch and Kathy Pumphrey volunteered.

NEW BUSINESS
President Niland indicated the board had recommended authorizing fees for payment for our October Speaker, who will be speaking about the occult and signs to recognize. Fees will be between $1200 and $1500 for the day.

Motion by Member Penn, supported by Member Schuler to authorize payment for the October speaker. Motion Carried.

The 50/50 winner was Chuck Altman.
The free lunch winner was Linda Hindman

ADJOURNMENT
Motion by Member Kawa, supported by Member Chambers, to adjourn.

Submitted by:
Jeannie Niland