January 2020 Social

Belvedere Social Club

presents

The Belvedere Derby

Laurel Manor
Thursday, January 9, 2020
6:00 to 8:30 pm

Food: BYOB & snacks to share with your table. Club will provide decaf coffee & water.

Admission: $1.00 per member, $2.00 per guest accompanied by a member. See guest policy here.

Gaming: There will be approximately 6 races which includes the Daily Double. In each race you may place bets on one or more horses. Each bet is 1 Horse Buck. You may place bets on as many horses as you want and may place more than one bet per horse. The Daily Double is 2 Horse Bucks per bet. You will bet on one horse to win in the first race and one horse to win in the second race. If both horses win their respective races, you win. Please bring $1 bills to purchase your Horse Bucks which are $1 each. Please leave your large denomination bills at home.

ORDER TICKETS by January 3: Call Joanne Gregory at (352) 259-8838 to order your tickets. When you place your order, Joanne will arrange a time and place for you to get your tickets. Choices will be (1) pickup at the mail station, (2) pickup at Joannes’ house, or (3) delivered to your home. More information on ticket ordering and sales here.

(Tickets not available after January 3 nor at the door.)

Tables: There will be 8 people per table. If you wish to sit together as a group, please order your tickets at the same time.

Memberships: You may also buy your 2019 annual membership at $5 per person. Memberships run from Jan 1 to Dec 31. More information on membership here. When joining the club, please provide your address and email.

REMINDER: We will be voting on the proposed club by-laws at this meeting. Find out about the revisions here.

Fifty-Fifty raffle will be held. Please, no large bills.

December 2019 Social

Belvedere Social Club

presents

Country Christmas

Fun, Food, Music, Dancing, Door Prizes

DATE: DECEMBER 12, 2019
TIME: 6:30 – 8:30pm
PRICE: $16.00

LOCATION: Laurel Manor Recreation Center

Please join us for our Annual Holiday Dinner. This will be a buffet catered by Oakwood Smokehouse. See the menu below. BYOB.

ENTERTAINMENT will be provided by Amee Reese Automatic Duo.

This will be a MEMBERS ONLY event.

TABLES: Round tables of 8 maximum will be used for this evening. If you have more than 8, the excess will be assigned to a different table.

TICKETS: ORDER TICKETS from now until Dec 5: Call Joanne Gregory at (352) 259-8838 to order your tickets. When you place your order, Joanne will arrange a time and place for you to get your tickets.

(No tickets after Dec 5 nor at the door)

WHAT YOU WILL NEED: When you purchase your tickets, we will need names for each person for whom you are purchasing a ticket. You may pay with cash or a check payable to BSC (Belvedere Social Club).

FOOD:
Meat: Pulled Pork, Sliced Beef, or Smoked Chicken
Sides: Green Beans, Baked Beans, New Potatoes, Bread & Butter
Salad: Ranch or Viniagrette Dressing
Dessert: Blackberry or Peach Cobbler

DOOR PRIZES:
Your tickets will be collected at the door and used to draw names for a bunch of fabulous door prizes. So be sure to bring your ticket and make sure your name is on it.

We look forward to celebrating with all of you at our final social of the year.
—The Board of Directors

By Laws Revision Coming

Our current by-laws were written in 2005. Since then many of our practices have changed and some practices need to be revised. Therefore, since January, your Board has been working on revising the by-laws to reflect these changes and to correct some of the errors in the original by-laws.

We plan to roll out the revisions in November with the goal of having a vote on the revisions during the January 2020 social. With that in mind, we will have revised copies of the by-laws available at the conclusion of the November 14, 2019 social for you to take home and review.

That will open the discussion period during which we hope you will provide comments and recommendations that the Board will review and perhaps include. The discussion period will end December 31, 2019. At that time, the Board will finalize the by-laws to be presented for the January meeting for an up or down vote. There will be no floor discussion during the meeting, so please submit your comments and suggestions during the discussion period.

Copies of the proposed by-laws will be available at the conclusion of the November meeting. You can view them in advance online here. You can compare them to the original by-laws here.

Here is a summary of the updates:

  1. Deletes Clifton Villas from the list of Belvedere Villas. Clifton is now in Bonnybrook.
  2. Add former Belvedere residents as eligible members
  3. Deletes the requirement to post the minutes of the Executive Committee on the website.
  4. Makes the treasurer’s reports and annual audits available on request to the membership
  5. Requires officers to turn over any correspondence and papers of office to the new office holder upon leaving office.
  6. Adds charitable donations as a legitimate use of club funds.
  7. Requires Executive Committee approval for any contracts. Deleted the authority of the Chairman to enter contracts on his/her own.
  8. Limits board members to $100 or less purchases in carrying out their duties. Allows the Chairman to approve expenses between $100 and $200. Requires Executive Committee approval for expenditures above $200.
  9. Will change the date of the by-laws to the date they are approved by the membership, if approved.

2019 November Social

Belvedere Social Club

presents

Annual Trivia Night
&
Board Elections

Laurel Manor
Thursday, November 14, 2019
6:00 to 8:30 pm

Please bring new unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots.
Deposit toys in the receptacles inside our meeting room, not in the lobby!

Admission: $5 per person, guests $7 per person.

Food: BYOB & snacks for your table. Club will provide decaf coffee & water.

Ticket Sales:
ORDER TICKETS by November 7
: Call Joanne Gregory at (352) 259-8838 to order your tickets. When you place your order, Joanne will arrange a time and place for you to get your tickets.

Tables: Due to the nature of the event, there will be 8 people per table. Seats will be assigned when tickets purchased. If you wish to sit together as a group, you must purchase your tickets at the same time.

(Tickets not available after November 2nd nor at the door.)

Fifty-Fifty raffle will be held.

Note: We will be electing your 2020 Board of Directors during this meeting.

There are 4 elected officers of the Belvedere Social Club: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. We already have candidates for each position, but the nominations are not closed. If you would like to run for any of the positions, please click email host@belvedereclub.org and let us know what position you want to run for.

We will also have several other volunteer opportunities available once the new Board is elected. If you would like to be contacted to find out what opportunities are available, please email host@belvedereclub.org to open your email browser and contact the Board.

Note: We will be electing your 2020 Board of Directors during this meeting.

Reminder: As always, to participate in any event your annual membership dues of $5.00 per person must be paid. Membership is from January through December.