Tuesday, December 27, 2011

ICS Update - December 27, 2011, Happy New Year!

Greetings, my fellow ICSers- I hope that a wonderful Christmas was had by all that celebrate Christmas. And for those that don't, I hope that life is treating you well.

A new year is upon us, and that means dues are dooby dooby due. We strive to keep the dues to the basic level we need to operate. This club has always been run as a haven for movie geeks, and we strive to keep it a club that keeps its members happy.

I'm not sure the schedule for the new year yet, except that in April we will be having Martin Grams. I will be going over that with Charming Charlie at the January Meeting.

We did very well with the Silent Auction. $200 for the club! We are in fine financial straits, and a big THANK YOU to Nina for the wonderful job she's doing as our treasurer!

More later! Best Wishes for the New Year!


Sunday, December 18, 2011

ICS Update - December 18, 2011

Season's Greetings, everyone! This is your old elf Hendo bringing you some updates!

Despite having been double booked with another group that evening, things went off very well! The church has a new secretary who is probably not aware of how we move the December Meeting to before the holidays. However, we were able to get them into the church hall, and they were satisfied with that. To make sure we're straight for next year, I have mailed the following meeting dates to the church:

January 28
February 25
March 31
April 28
May 26
June 30
July 28
August 25
September 29
October 27
November 24
December 15

Thanks to everyone who brought stuff in for the 2nd Annual Silent Auction. John Ward was in charge of overseeing the auction, but he was ably assisted by Tom Proveaux and Courtney Spies and Darryl Chase and John Weber (and anyone else I may have missed) in setting up and marking lots and collecting money. Speaking of which, we collected $200 for the auction, which is a very nice haul! All the money goes to the ICS Treasury. And all the leftover items are being donated to Goodwill.

We watched the cult flick "Daughters of Darkness". I can see how this movie is one of those that you either like, or don't like. But it was different, and very few of the members had seen it. Thankfully it beat out "Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer". No lie.

It's dues time of year again. Dues remain the same again for this year. Nina Hawes started collecting at the December Meeting, and will continue in January. We know that times are hard- if one has a hardship they can ask for a waiver. We do not want to lose any members due to money problems. But please make sure it's really because you can't afford it. We do put the money towards club activities- like the Memorial Day Cookout and paying rent. So your fellow club members are carrying you. Yeah, yeah it's socialism, but if one is really hurting, we don't mind waiving the dues- if the need is real. And if you show up one day in a new Caddy, we may have to re-evaluate your waiver.

We will be having elections this January. Sam D and Rick A have agreed again to be our election judges, and will tally the votes. If you are interested in running, and it's not too late- please let Sam or Rick know. To date we have: Tom Proveaux, John Ward, Nina Hawes, Charlie Wittig, Dave Willard and myself, who will also be running for Chairman again. It was a good year last year, and we hope to continue to provide a fun atmosphere for watching movies and socialization.

If I don't communicate with you before the holidays- have a very safe and very Merry Christmas and the best of New Years!


Thursday, December 15, 2011

ICS Update - Season's Greetings, December 15, 2011

This Saturday will be our Holiday Meeting! Ho ho ho, and a bottle of rum and all that jazz. We'll be having our 2nd Silent Auction, and no, it's not too late, it's never too late to bring in an item. Jovial John Ward will be handling the event, so see him if you have an item to put up for auction.

Also it's a bring in a movie-select 3-vote for 1 nite. Bring in a favorite (or not so favorite) movie. We'll put them together, and pull out 3 at random. Then the club votes for 1. This is a way to get a little variety in our viewings.

Remember, dues are due come January. 

We'll also be having elections in January, too.

Happy Holidays~