The Prospect Commission On Aging meeting was called to order at 10 a.m. by Chairman Olga Novicky.
Members Present: Olga Novicky, Jeanette Lampron, Joseph Thompson, Steve Novicky, Miriam Cauette, Albert Miele Sr.
Members Absent: Ruby DeCosta, Michael Rutkowski, Jean Reilly
Others Present: Lucy Smegielski, Mayor Bob Chatfield, Richard Kuhn
A motion was made by Jeannette Lampron, seconded by Al Miele to approve the minutes of the June 7, 2000 meeting. Unanimous.
Director's Report: A motion was made by Joseph Thompson, seconded by Miriam Caouette to accept the director's report. Unanimous. Bus report handed to every member.
Old Business: The fund raising committee, Lucy Smegielski and Jeannette Lampron will get together with the Mayor to set guidelines for donations to the new Prospect Senior Center to be recognized in some way. Olga suggetsed the plagues in the Library are nice. Jeannette Lampron has been in contact with Norman Lizotte of the Waterbury Commission On Aging to attend their meeting if she can to find out time and place. She will contact other towns to find out when their meetings are, so anyone who wants can go to see what other Commissions do. Jeanette has received the Elder Service Manual, it is very helpful.
New Business: Denise Skrip will begin working at the Senior Center as of today. Lucy Smegielski told about her father Frank Vagueiro visiting and having such an interest in the new Prospect Senior Center that he has made 200 ceramic plagues with "Prospect Senior Center Grand Opening" on them along with the town of Prospect seal. He is sending them to Lucy to be used for the Grand Opening of the Senior Center, maybe to raise money for the center. He has also made a cornerstone for the new building. His donations are very much appreciated. Mayor Chatfield asked to appoint a personnel committee of one, Jeanette Lampron, to represent the Commission on Aging on any future meeting with an employee of the Senoior Center. A motion was made by Joseph Thompson, seconded by Miriam Caoutte to appoint a committee of one, Jeanette Lampron, to represent the Commission at future meetings with employees. Vote Unanimous
TRAID Report: More people are interested in coming out to the meetings after coming to the barbecue held at the Fire House last month. The "Fire Safety in the Home" program given by Fire Marshall, Keith Griffin was very informative.
AARP Report: The Prospect Chapter 2845 thanks Mayor Bob Chatfield for installing new officers for the coming year. The annual picnic will be held at the American Italian Civic Club, Waterbury, on July 11 at 12 noon.
Prospect Senior Club Report: Olga Novicky has stepped down as president and Tillie Wilmot has been elected president. The annual picnic will be held on August 8th at Volmar's Grove.
Public Participation: Richard Kuhn is glad the new building is coming along and it looks "pretty darn good". Olga thanked Lucy for what she has accomplished at the Senior Center with the small building to work with.
A motion was made by Jeannette Lampron, seconded by Miriam Caouette to adjourn the meeting at 11:07 a.m. Vote Unanimous.
The next meeting of the Commission On Aging will be held on August 2, 2000.