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General Meeting Minutes Overview

July 26 and September 25, 2017

July 26, 2017:  The General Meeting was called to order at 7:03 pm.

Acting President:  Minutes of the June meeting were approved.  Mary Jane congratulated Jay, Jackie and Cheri for assembling the Newsletter and mailing it in a timely fashion. The door in the back of the Township Building to the elevator will no longer be open to the public, however, due to complaints from seniors and disabled citizens, Charlotte said the Township Manager is looking in to the matter.    During August we will call members to see if they are still interested in attending Neighborhood Watch. Presently, 30 members may show up.  We voted to donate $250.00 to The Willingboro Police K9 Association. National Night Out Event will be July 31st in Mill Creek Park in Area D. The time is 6:00 pm-8:30 pm.

President:  Charlotte returned after a year of recovering from a major stroke.   Charlotte thanked everyone for their support as she continues her road to full recovery. Charlotte asked everyone to continue being vigilant.

Vice President:  Josselyne updated members on the speaker schedule for the rest of the year.

Treasurer:   As of July 30th, bank balance is $2,544.97 minus $90.00 for the WNW Post Office Box fee.

Director:  Jay spoke about a recent social security scam from a 323 area code. The scammer poses as a social security administration employee. Please call your local social security office or 1-800-772-1213 to report suspicious calls. Also call the Office of the Inspector General at 800-269-0271.  Preventive dental service is available to seniors as of September 2017 at Rowan College of Burlington County. The cost is $5.00 and the number to call is 856-291-4215.

The business meeting adjourned at 8:00 pm.

Josselyne introduced our featured speaker Lt. Vetter.  Lt. Vetter introduced Detective Galiazzi.,who informed members about the benefits of outdoor security cameras and registering them with the Police Department.  Lt. Vetter answered questions from citizens who live in Fairmont Park pertaining to the recent shootings.  Lt. Vetter gave an overview of the crimes and calls that have taken placed since May. Lt. Vetter said the police have answered 15,500 calls as of today. Heroin use is on the rise. Crime overall is down 20% and violent crime is up 14%.   If any citizen is interested in a detailed update of Willingboro crimes stats, it can be found on www.willingboro.police.org.

Respectfully submitted

 

Henry Bass, Secretary