x – Meeting Minutes – December 13, 2011

Meeting of the Board of Directors
December 13, 2011
Merion Cricket Club


The meeting convened at 7:30 PM, chaired by Wayne Hunt.

Attending:   Wayne Hunt, President; Stephen Billings, 1st VP; Lorraine Jones, Treasurer; Jane Carton, Secretary; Kerstin Humann, Tom Wilkinson, Anne Mezey, Andy Orr, Tash Duff, George McFarland

Commissioners: Cheryl Gelber, Scott Zelov

Apologies: Karen Shapiro, Lee Tabas

No response: Shelly Brietling, Elizabeth Kuensell, Stephen Lee, Francis Leto, Cary McCain, Steven Mezrow, Carol Rando, Polly Richman, Paul Simpson, Vinnie West

1. Election of Officers & Board Members.

Charles Bloom, Esquire, representing the Nominating Committee, nominated the slate of officers and new board members for consideration of the members. The slate was unanimously approved. The duly elected officers and board members for 2012 are:

For a Term of One (1) Year Expiring December 31, 2012

President                       Wayne Hunt
1st Vice President        Tom Wilkinson, Esq.
2nd Vice President       Andy Orr
Treasurer                      Lorraine Jones
Secretary                      Jane Carton

New Board Members for an Initial Term of Three (3) Years Expiring December 31, 2014

George Boudreau, DDS
Linda Caldwell
Hala Imms
Chris Robinson

The Additional Board Members are as Follows (board members can serve a maximum of two (2) consecutive terms of three (3) years each):

Name                                         Expiration       Term #

Stephen Billings                        2012                2nd
Shelly Brietling                         2011                1st
Andrew Bruckner                    2011                1st
Tash Duff                                   2013                1st
Kerstin Humann                       2011                1st
Stephen Lee                              2012                1st
Frank  Leto                               2012                2nd
Cary McClain                            2011                1st
George McFarland                  2013                1st
Steven Mezrow                        2012                2nd
Carol Rando                              2012                1st
Karen Shapiro                           2012                1st
Paul Simpson                            2011                1st
Andrea Straub                          2011                1st
Lee Tabas                                  2011                1st

Board Members Completing the Maximum Two (2) Terms as of December 31, 2011:

Elizabeth Kuensell
Polly McHugh Richman
Tony Vale
Vinny West

Representative to the Federation of Civics: Les Tabas (temporary appointment)

Liaison to the Federation of Civics: Anne Mezey

We thank the retiring board members for their service and welcome the new board members.

2. Recognitions.

JoAnn Jackson, director of catering of the Merion Cricket Club, and the club liaison to the Haverford Civic Association, was presented with a framed water color likeness of Sharpe Park with a plaque inscribed:

Sharpe Park
Presented to the Merion Cricket Club
The Haverford Civic Association
In Recognition of Its Community Support
December 13, 2011

Jane Carton was recognized for her creativity and dedication in the formation of Neighbor’s Night Out – Twilight in the Park as well as Art in Sharpe Park. Jane was presented with a framed water color likeness of Sharpe Park with a plaque inscribed:

Sharpe Park
Presented to Jane Carton
The Haverford Civic Association
In Recognition of Her Dedication to the Community
December 13, 2011

3. Lecture.

A lecture and slide show, followed by a question and answer period, was presented by George Harding, author of “Main Line by Rail.”  Hardcover books were available to the attendees.

4. Commissioners’ Reports.

Commissioners Gelber and Zelov reported the following:

    • The Bryn Mawr Acme should open in May, 2012.
    • A committee of commissioners was formed to recommend the proper disposition of some $6,900,000 in collected business tax revenue
    • The 2012 budget hearings are underway, with zero increase likely for 2012.
    • Use of a building with limited parking on Wynnewood Rd was defeated for a Dunkin’ Donuts.
    • Rite Aid has appealed the zoning hearing board decision re the vacant lot on the corner of Lancaster & Ardmore Ave.

5. New Business – None

6. Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

7. NEXT MEETING – January 10, 2012, 7:30 p.m., Merion Cricket Club, 2nd Floor Board Room

Respectfully submitted,

Jane Carton

December 14, 2011

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