Meeting Minutes September 17, 2020

 

 

Pledge:                       Led by Maureen Wookey

 

Secretary Report:  Given by Norma Kirkpatrick and approved.

 

Treasurer Report:  Given by Carolyn Browne for July 16, 2020 and  approved.

 

 

Old Business:         Members are urged to continue to patrol either by auto or walking.

 

New Business:

 

  • The Shredding event will be on Saturday.  Wear masks. Do not ask anyone to wear a mask and try to maintain social distancing.

 

  • Dianna Hyres was honored with flowers and a gift card for all she has done for this organization.  Dianna thanked everyone and said her work for the organization was a labor of love.

 

  • Officer Gauby spoke about how everything is so volatile.  People are trying to provoke the police officers all the time.

 

  • There are still “Support the Police” signs at the Township Building for $20 each.

 

  • Officer Gauby thanked the group for doing patrols. The police department is thankful for all the patrols. It was announced that the group did 83 patrols since the beginning of the year.

 

  • Janice Haas, a longtime member passed away.  We will be making a $50 donation to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in her name.

 

  • Three people were chosen for the 2021 Nominating Committee. They are: Dianna Hyres, Sue Derecola, and John Derecola.

 

 

Attendance:           16 Members and   1 Guest  attended

 

Adjournment:          Carolyn  Browne motioned to adjourn and was seconded by Nancy Crevin.

 

Respectively Given:  Norma Kirkpatrick, Secretary of ATCW

 

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Meeting Minutes July 16, 2020

 

 

Pledge:                       Led by Maureen Wookey

 

Secretary Report:  Given by Norma Kirkpatrick and approved.

 

Treasurer Report:  Given by Carolyn Browne for July 16, 2020  approved.

 

 

Old Business:         The Thrivent  Community Impact Card/$250.00 will be used to off-set some of the cost of the shredding event.

 

New Business:

 

  • The shredding event plans are in their final phase . Contacts are to be made to local businesses, churches, websites, e-mails, and newspapers. Signs also need to be distributed.

 

  • The police request that we concentrate our patrols at local businesses and the Monocacy Hill area. In addition pay attention to the house that is being renovated on Route 422 near Douglassville Hotel. It has been broken into.

 

  • Be careful when patrolling and do not use any signs

 

  • The September meeting has been confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

 

  • Officer Tom Gauby reported that there were many fireworks complaints . Phone scams are still taking place including attempting to open unemployment claims.

 

 

 

Attendance:           14 Members and  No Guests attended

 

Adjournment:          Alan Browne motioned to adjourn and was seconded by Dianna Hyres.

 

 

Respectively Given:  Norma Kirkpatrick, Secretary of ATCW

 

 

 

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Meeting Minutes June 18, 2020

 

 

Pledge:                       Led by Maureen Wookey

 

Secretary Report:  Given by Norma Kirkpatrick and approved.

 

Treasurer Report:  Given by Carolyn Browne for March 19 and May 21 approved.

 

 

Old Business:         No speakers will be scheduled until further notice

 

 

New Business:

 

  • The Shredding event will be September 19.  At the next meeting we will need specific assignments for all the tasks from setup to working the day of the event.

 

  • Welfare calls will be made to members that haven’t been to meetings.

 

  • Police have requested that we concentrate our patrols at local businesses and the Monocacy Hill area.  Crime Watch signs should no longer be used on autos.

 

  • The next meeting will be on July 16th again at the Hill Road pavilions. The church may be available  in September.

 

  • Officer Tom Gauby gave a summary of police activities and reported that the Amity community has been supportive of the police.

 

 

 

Attendance:           13 Members and  No Guests  attended

 

Adjournment:          Carolyn Browne motioned to adjourn and was seconded by Dianna Hyres.

 

Respectively Given:  Norma Kirkpatrick, Secretary of ATCW

 

 

 

Meeting Minutes June 18, 2020

 

 

Pledge:                       Led by Maureen Wookey

 

Secretary Report:  Given by Norma Kirkpatrick and approved.

 

Treasurer Report:  Given by Carolyn Browne for March 19 and May 21 approved.

 

 

Old Business:         No speakers will be scheduled until further notice

 

 

New Business:

 

  • The Shredding event will be September 19.  At the next meeting we will need specific assignments for all the tasks from setup to working the day of the event.

 

  • Welfare calls will be made to members that haven’t been to meetings.

 

  • Police have requested that we concentrate our patrols at local businesses and the Monocacy Hill area.  Crime Watch signs should no longer be used on autos.

 

  • The next meeting will be on July 16th again at the Hill Road pavilions. The church may be available  in September.

 

  • Officer Tom Gauby gave a summary of police activities and reported that the Amity community has been supportive of the police.

 

 

 

Attendance:           13 Members and  No Guests  attended

 

Adjournment:          Carolyn Browne motioned to adjourn and was seconded by Dianna Hyres.

 

Respectively Given:  Norma Kirkpatrick, Secretary of ATCW

 

 

 

 

 

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Meeting Minutes for January 16, 2020

Pledge: Led by Maureen Wookey

Secretary Report: Given by Susan Smolinsky and approved.

Treasurer Report: Given by Carolyn Browne and approved.

Presentation: Carolyn Browne talked about the beginnings of the Christmas celebrations. The first of which was held at the Browne home where members enjoyed apple cider – plus. Later celebrations were held at other member’s houses including Dianna and Dave’s when it was under construction. Others were held at local churches. The group was also involved in local food drives and the police arranged to have the food delivered to needy families in the township. More recently summer parties were held at the Hyres home and also at the home of Officer Gauby When this early group of members went on patrol, in the age of the dinosaurs, before cell phones, the members had to use CBs to keep in touch.

Old Business:
Matthew Kessler will now speak at our March meeting.

New Business:
President Wookey asked members to try to do at least one patrol each month. A calendar is being developed to help keep track of patrols. New procedures will be distributed to members soon.
Alan and Carolyn Browne will participate in the 2020 Volunteer Fair on January 20, 2020.

Police News: Officer Gauby thanked Dianna for all the work these past years.
He reported that there has been a rash of auto accidents, especially at rush hours.
A new “ride list” has been set up for members interested in patrols with the police.

Attendance: 14 members attended the meeting.

Adjournment: Alan Browne motioned to adjourn the meeting and was seconded by Nancy Crevin .

Respectively Given: Norma Kirkpatrick, Secretary, ATCW, Inc.

 

 

 

Meeting Minutes 08/15/2019

Pledge: Led by Maureen Wookey

Secretary Report: Given by Susan Smolinsky and approved.

Treasurer Report: Given by Maureen Wookey and approved.

Presentation: Our guest speaker is Heather Ulrich from the Berks County District Attorney’s office. She discussed the Victim/Witness Unit. She advocates for crime victims’ rights and provides services including court accompaniment preparation for court testimony, assistance in filing compensation claims for losses and damages, and more. Her talk was very informative. She answered questions from the group. She provided pamphlets for those interested in them.

Old Business:

1. We had our Crime Watch picnic on July 27th at Tom and Lisa Gauby’s home. We had a nice crowd and great weather. Everyone enjoyed themselves. We thank Tom and Lisa for opening their home to all of us!
2. On August 3rd we had our table set up for the Townships Summer Splash Fest and did alright. Thank you to all that volunteered for this event. We sold several beverage pitchers and had some people sign up for the crime alert mailings.
3. We did find out that it is not cost effective to do an electronic recycling event. This type of event is something that the township would have to do. We do not have the funds to sponsor something like this.

New Business:

1. The Halloween Parade is on Tuesday, October 29th at Lake Drive @ 6:30 this year. John Fry will bring his truck this year. The Board voted to buy the same amount of candy as last year.
2. If anyone gets a guest speaker for next month, let the group know about it.
3. The Fall Harvest Fest is Saturday, October 12, from 2:00 to 8:00 and Sunday, October 13, from 1:00 to 7:00 at Amity’s Community Park.

Attendance: Eleven members and 3 guests attended the meeting.

Adjournment: Nancy Crevin motioned to adjourn the meeting and was seconded by Susan S.

Respectively Given: Susan Smolinsky, Secretary of ATCW