IWSA General Assembly Meeting Minutes
Old San Francisco Steakhouse
 Gold Room
10223 Sahara Drive, San Antonio TX
April 25, 2019   


The meeting was called to order by President Lucy Martinez at: 11:59 pm.

Chaplain
Cheryl Ramirez gave the invocation.  


Corresponding Secretary-
Lisa Bumpas announced our April Luncheon Sponsor: Texas Med Clinic.  Mike Jones gave a brief presentation of their history and benefits.

1st Vice President –
Sue Finke announced our Guests and Birthdays

Sue announced that the April Birthdays were sponsored by Myrtha Castillo with Accident Fund Insurance.

Olga

Delgado

Texas Med Clinic

Debby

Colyer

Texas Med Clinic

Diane

Martinez

Texas Med Clinic

Mike

Jones

Texas Med Clinic

Olinda

Ramirez

Texas Med Clinic

Liza

Zarate

Burns & Wilcox

Sandra

Guerra

Burns & Wilcox

Lucy

Filipowitz

Calvary Construction & Restoration

Ester

Martinez

Farmers

Dianne

McWilliams

Southern Cross

Nathan

Breig

Southern Cross



President Elect
- Kamie Clark provided an update on the scholarship committee. We have a total of #30 applicants. She recently had #10 come thru and she will be e-mailing them to the committee members by Saturday. Committee members will send in their top 5 applicants. Committee members will meet on the 9th to review.

President, Lucy Martinez
- Stated the March General Assembly minutes were posted on the IWSA website.  
There was one correction to the minutes, we collected $104 for community service benefiting FIWT/donate life. 
The minutes will be filed as corrected.  The March Treasurer’s report was read at the April Board meeting and has been filed subject to audit.  

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORTS:

2nd Vice President/Finance- Lisa Bumpas provided an update to the recent Golf Tournament. Although it rained, and they didn’t get to play, all but 6 golfers turned out. The door prizes were given away and the venue offered each player a voucher to return and play with a guest. We raised an estimate of $16,000 from the tournament and an estimated total with the fall fundraiser of $18,300 raised this year.   


Community Service
- Julia Elizondo gave an update to the Woodrow Wilson 5th grade graduating class. IWSA will be providing an end of year party with snacks and autograph books on May 16, at 2:00pm.  There are 75 5th graders and they are very excited! If you want to help and or attend, please email Julie or Lucy. Reminders will
be sent out.

Convention Advisor
- Susie Hollingsworth reported that IWSA was well represented at the 2019 FIWT Leadership & Education Mid- Year Expo.  We had 10 attendees from San Antonio including our 1st timer scholarship winner Liz Glover.
Thursday started the event with the Over 40 community service project at Daybreak Community Day Hab.
Friday brought educational opportunities and an exciting and successful bowling tournament. Liz Dunn won the 50/50 raffle. Others in our group also won door prizes though out the conference.

The Friday night opening party was fun with a group of talented line dancers who performed.  Members were taught new line dances too!   The county store followed dinner and was fun and successful.  Thank you to all members who donated items to sell at our booth.
Saturday was full of both CE and non- CE classes which included a wonderful Lunch with keynote speaker from “Donate Life Texas” who spoke about organ donation.  The FIWT mid- year Board Meeting topped off the weekend. A group picture was taken at the end of the event.

By-Laws – Pat Villarreal proposed 2 changes to the By Laws regarding Officer Qualifications and Treasurer responsibilities. The proposed By Law changes were provided and emailed to membership last month. 

Pat made a motion to the floor to approve and accept the proposed changes to officer qualifications. Motion was seconded by Kamie and all were in favor. Lucy announced approval of proposed changes. 

Pat made a motion to the floor to approve and accept the proposed changes to treasurer responsibilities. Angie seconded the motion and all were in favor. Lucy announced approval of proposed changes.

Nominating Committee- Liz Dunn announced our slate of Officers to be voted on next month are:
Treasurer- Liz Dunn
Corresponding Secretary- Jennifer McCarter
Recording Secretary- Myrtha Castillo
2nd VP/Finance-   Liz Glover
1st VP/Membership- Cheryl Ramirez
President Elect- Lisa Bumpas
President- Lucy Martinez

Voting will take place at the May luncheon. 
Liz thanked each of the committee members Pat Villarreal, Sue Finke and Angie Cash for their assistance.

Parliamentarian Jean Schriever stated we were in order.

1st Vice President – Sue Finke introduced our new and returning IWSA members. We had a total of #10 this past year.  Sue sent each new member a list of questions for them to complete prior to the luncheon under the theme “Joy in Your Journey”. Each questionnaire was read aloud providing us with some personal information on each member to get to know them better.

Unfinished Business- None.

New Business- None.  Angie reminded members that the total money raised at the fundraisers will be used for operating expenses and for scholarships.  There are operating expenses, costs for the PO Box, storage fees, insurance, etc. 

Community Service Raffle- Community Service Raffle proceeds of $113.00 will go toward Community Service Funds. Raffle prize was sponsored by Enterprise Rent A Car 

Door Prizes-  Myrtha Castillo with Accident Fund Insurance  

Announcements- None.

Hearing nothing further, the meeting was adjourned by Lucy Martinez President at: 12:53 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Kenna Rickett
IWSA Recording Secretary 2017/2018

 

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