Parents’ Meeting
August 10, 1999
TROOP 36

PRESENT:

Jim Clarke Bruce McDade Bob & Karen Lamb
Mike Eberle Pat Busch Vicki Im
Lynn Freimanis Randy Morford John & Karen Bates
Bill Boles Cyrenea Mehefko Thomas Wray
Alan Rice Craig Oberlin Sean & Cheril Hendry
Yoko Fujita Penny Harwe Dale Vaughn
Ed & Beth Butsch Lynn Ognibene

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OPENING

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. June and July Parent meeting minutes were approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Treasurer’s Report

The Treasurer’s Report for period July 1, 1999 to July 30, 1999 was approved.

Scoutmaster’s Report

Randy Morford and ASMs in attendance noted that this year’s summer camp at Whitsett was one of the very best the Troop has ever been to. Visit the Troop 36 web site for pictures! Randy noted that we donated a dozen or so Troop 36 t-shirts to the Whitsett staff to thank them for all of their hard work.

Randy now has current standing of Eagle required Merit Badges for every Troop member. In addition, Ken Stone has prepared a recommended list of Merit Badges for Scouts. See Randy and/or Ken for details.

Randy also noted that, since we now have more first class Scouts, he needs two more parents for Merit Badge counselors to meet the increased demand. If interested, see Randy for more details.

Randy was contacted by Dan Thomas from the city of Irvine regarding procedures for renting the historic park for Eagle Scout ceremonies and other Scout events. There are two different hourly rates depending on the type of event planned. Reservations must be made. Any questions regarding renting the park should be directed to Randy.

Senior Patrol Leader’s Report

PLC (Patrol Leader Committee) meeting date has been changed to Tuesday, August 16th at 7PM.

Troop Planning Session for PLC is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 9th at 6:30pm at Western Digital.

Advancements

Advancement day scheduled for Saturday, August 14th from 9am to 12noon at Scout House.

Swimming Merit Badge event to take place Thursday, August 19th at Ken and Jeanne Stone’s Park Paseo community pool. Cost is $5.00 including dinner. First Class swimming requirement can also be completed. Must RSVP to Stones at 714-573-3978.

Court of Honor scheduled for Wednesday, August 25th at Newport Dunes from 4pm to 9pm. Pot luck list will be posted in Scout House and sent home with Scouts.

Fund-raisers

Yoko Fujita stated the Troop 36 Car Wash is scheduled for Saturday, August 28th from 9am to 3pm at the Chevron service station on the corner of Old Irvine Blvd. and Newport Avenue in Tustin. Troop sign ups are now taking place. Parent volunteers are still needed. There is a sign up sheet in the Scout House. Old towels are also needed. Please drop towels off at Scout House before August 25th.

Out Door / Activities

KENNEDY MEADOWS - August 21st & 22nd

Overnight backpacking trip is scheduled for August 21st and 22nd. Individual cooking in typical backpacking style to take place. Scouts are required to bring $8-$10 for žroad foodÓ, plus $10 gas money for drivers. (A motion was made and approved to drop gas money requirement for drivers) Lynn Ognibene volunteered for phone contact. Leaving from Scout House Saturday at 6am. Estimated return time is Sunday between 3pm and 5pm.

SNOW SUMMIT MOUNTAIN BIKING / September 25th - ?

Plans are under way for this trip. May just be a day trip. Details to come.

JALAMA BEACH / October 23rd - 24th

Overnight beach trip planned. Good tide pools and hiking. More details to come.

 

OLD BUSINESS

Tustin Tiller Days / October 8th - 10th

Bruce McDade and his culinary crew treated parents to a preview of our Philly Cheese Steaks which we plan to sell at Tustin Tiller Days. As of this publication, we have no reported deaths from the Parent Meeting. Which means, with a few suggested tweaks, we will move forward with PCS sandwiches for our fund raising. Cooking lessons will take place one week prior to Tustin Tiller Days for all those who plan to help. Details to come!

It was also noted that proceeds from Tustin Tiller Days will be split up for Summer Camp 2000.

Hawaii Summer Camp

(Summer Camp 2000 in Hawaii was approved at the recent Hawaii Summer Camp meeting) Expense details were discussed for Hawaii 2000. To date, $1500 per Scout is the estimated amount for flight, hotel, camp, food and transportation. Other Hawaiian tour options are still being investigated. Upon final confirmation of details, a $50 deposit (per person) will be due. Payments can be made thereafter. Final details will be solidified within the next month.

The Rest Of Us Summer Camp

Tom Corbin volunteered to coordinate summer camp for those not going on Hawaii trip. Possibly considering Lost Valley. See him if you would like to help.

Parent Involvement

Pat Busch will have year-to-date list of Parent Involvement at next Parent Meeting. He reminded parents that 12 hours of service annually are required from each parent to stay in the Troop.

 

NEW BUSINESS

Popcorn Sales / September Dine-Out Night

Yoko Fujita reminded parents that popcorn sales are coming up soon. She also mentioned a possible Dine-Out night in September. Details to come.

Christmas Party / Silent Auction

Karen Bates volunteered to chair this event as long as she gets strong parent support. Yoko Fujita and Lynn Freimanis volunteered to assist. Parents were reminded that a donation of two items per family are required. It was also suggested that, if people have a "service" to donate, they only use this for one donation. The second donation should be an item.

Troop T-shirts

It was noted that we are running low on Troop 36 t-shirts and need to order more.

CLOSING

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m.
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8-16-99