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General Meeting Minutes Overview

July 27, 2016:  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm.

Vice President: MaryJane Breen gave us an update on our President’s health and provided several cards for everyone to sign.   Charlotte had a stroke in early July and is on the road to recovery.   June minutes were approved.  Mary Jane talked briefly about the state of our nation’s Police and citizens, and basically said we have to work together. 

Lt. Vetter talked about pizza with the police and coffee with a cop.   Dates and times can be found on nixle.com and www. Willingboropolice.com.  Lt Vetter also reminded everyone to attend National Night Out and Pre-National Night out on August 1st & 2nd.  The Pre-Event will be held at Mill Creek Park Area D at 6 pm.

Mary Jane stated that Charlotte wanted the citizens of Willingboro to know there is a Food Bank at the Church of the Good Shepherd.  It is open every 3rd Thursday with meal.  The church has drop off on every 3rd Wednesday. Please bring canned goods to our monthly meetings.  Mary Jane asked for a motion to order WNW promotional items for table setups.  It was seconded and approved.  The offices of Vice-President, Secretary and 2 Directors will be on the ballot in November.  During October’s meeting we will take nominations.  

Treasurer:  Jay Meyer filled in for Chelie during her absence.  The treasury balance as of June 30th was $2,683.37. 

Director:  Joss Jackson said she would like to have as our September speaker a representative from the Underground Railroad Museum.   October- School Board Forum, November -Social and December no meeting.  There are 6 candidates running for school board and there are 3 open seats.  

Pastor Brewer from We Commission to Serve Inc. in Willingboro spoke briefly about troubled teens, homeless, battered women and Community Unity Day for the Citizens and Police of Willingboro. Business portion of the meeting was closed at 7:43 pm.

Joss Jackson introduced our speaker Sgt. Bradley Hill.  Sgt. Hill spoke about police operations. Questions were entertained.  The meeting adjourned 8:45 pm.

September 28, 2016: The Meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm.  Vice-President:   MaryJane Breen gave an update of our President’s recovery from her stroke and thanked everyone for their support during this difficult time for Charlotte. Charlotte is expected to be coming home Friday, Sept 30.  Mary Jane thanked all for bringing non-perishable food items to our meeting for our local food bank at The Church of the Good Shepherd.  Mary Jane thanked Cheri, Sgt. Hill and the Crime Prevention Unit for the recent Willingboro Night Out held at Mill Creek Park. It was a huge success with games, tables for community agencies.  If you have questions for our Police, you might want to attend the next “Coffee with a Cop” or “Pizza with the Police”.

Cheri mentioned the recent shooting in Willingboro and said that since they are under investigation, not much could be said.  There has been an increase in cars being stolen. Please make sure you close your car windows, lock your car and don’t leave any packages visible in your car.

Mary Jane also noted that our October meeting will be a forum with the candidates for the School Board (6 candidates for 3 seats).We also will be accepting nominations for our WNW Board offices. Vice President, Secretary and 2 Directors. 

Mary Jane Breen shared the booklets, information and calendars she received from the Sheriff’s office.  Also, She said a committee is organizing a Parade to Honor all  Veterans on Nov. 12 and encouraged everyone to offer their help to make this happen.  WNW will participate in the Parade and offer help.  Also , don’t forget the Mayor’s Forum at the Kennedy Center on October 13 at 6 p.m. Open to all residents.

Treasurer:  Chelie Miller reported a bank balance of $2,546, not including ShopRite contribution of $117.99 from  the past quarter.  Also,  Don’t forget your ShopRite receipts for July, August & Sept. 

Directors:  Joss  Jackson shared our speaker schedule: October is the School Board Forum. November is our annual Social and there is no meeting in December.    

Jay Meyer reminded everyone Our next “Watch Word” newsletter edition will be published in October and if anyone has information to put in the Watch Word, he needs it by the end of next week. 

The Business meeting. was adjourned at 7:20 p.m .   

Joss introduced our guest speaker for this evening: Louise Calloway, the Founder & Executive Director  of the Underground Railroad Museum. at 803 Smithville Road, Eastampton, N.J..609-500-3429, She  told us she had just completed a book and it is available at the Museum. Ms Calloway invited our members to come to the Museum to see the full  explanation of this terrible time. 

Respectfully submitted


Henry Bass, Secretary