Meeting Called to Order at 9:30 AM by Carol Coelho, President.


Gary Garofalo led the Pledge of Allegiance.


New Members:  Phyllis Boyle introduced 5 new members.


Membership: Pat Wells reported that including members who paid today we have 378 members.


Treasurer: Jeff Church announced that we currently have a total of $6,153 in the bank.


Carol reminded everyone that our annual membership fee of $15 per person is due by March.


Rita Roberts of the Garden Club announced that their annual Fashion Show will occur on Tuesday 2/6/18 from 4:30 – 7:30 pm.  Tickets are now on sale at $10 per person.


Tim Swisher spoke of the Knights of Columbus annual Casino Night fundraiser which will be on 1/20/18 at 6pm.  The cost is $85 per person or $150 per couple which includes 2 drinks and $2,000 in chips.


Our Speaker this month was Nancy Fitzpatrick, an Advanced Certified Neurofeedback Trainer.   Neurofeedback training is a drug free, non-invasive approach to treating the symptoms of many neurological based conditions including Alzheimer’s, dementia, depression, anxiety, post concussive syndrome, ADHD and PTSD.  This training shows where the brain is operating inefficiently and cues it to correct itself.  It actually sharpens the memory and slows brain aging as well as repairing damage caused by many types of trauma like stress, chronic illness, anxiety, injuries, toxins, etc.  by strengthening and even rebuilding damaged neural pathways.  For more information contact Nancy at Mastermind Neurofeedback 321.710.1954 or www.mmnfb.com.


January 3    Happy Hour from 5 to 7 pm at the Windmill.


January 6   Newcomers lunch 12:30 Artisan Park Clubhouse.

January 8    Lunch at noon at Town Tavern.

January 25  Dinner 6pm Romano Macaroni Grill, 5320 West Irlo Bronson Hwy.



January 21 Train tour, Georgia $724 per person 62 and over and $928 under 62.   The trip would run from January 21 to January 26 – 6 days, 5 nights from Kissimmee.  The Tour includes three nights in Charleston, arriving at 9 pm, with transfers to the hotel.  On the fourth day you will return to the train for the trip to Savannah for two nights.  Help is needed regarding this trip.  Please contact our President.

January 22  coupon cutting at Town Hall at 1 pm.  We have 8 families using these coupons and they are good for 6 months after the listed expiration date.


February Rodeo in Silver Spurs in Osceola will be $15 per person for entry fee.

March  St Patrick’s party at the Windmill.

April  Central Florida Historical Museum (and possibly)Fort De Soto.

Anyone who has suggestions for future activities/trips please use the Suggestion Box which will be available at each meeting

Veryl Kroon announced that anyone interested in woodworking can come to a meeting on 2/7 at 1:15 in the 851 building.  All are welcome to bring current projects.


The 50/50 paid $71 to the winner, Andrew Halperin.


Meeting adjourned:  10:30 am

Minutes Submitted: Ann Fitzpatrick, Secretary