This morning at 11:00 am, the GAB met for the first time since its establishment.
Ross Marcus opened on schedule, and expressed that he will facilitate the first meeting or two until officers are elected sometime in the near future.
There were a total of seventeen people present.
The first order of discussion was the establishment of meeting dates and time. It was decided that the Board will meet every 2nd Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m.
Mr. Marcus indicated that the members of the group will decide what activities to take on, and which to pass on.
He went on to "WARN" everyone (in Fun of course - some chuckles were heard) that the meetings are open to the public, and the media is welcomed to attend as well (referring to Samantha of the Morning Call who was in attendance).
Then the purpose of the group was discussed, as well as terms and other matters of importance to the group itself, such as Robert's Rule Of Order being the format followed - all agreed.
Peg DeLesandro stated that she read Gracedales mission statement, and felt it important that the Board adhere to the MS. All agreed.
Marketing was also expressed to be PARAMOUNT to the future success of Gracedale.
The meeting went approximately 2 hrs so we won't get into all the specifics - the meeting served the purpose of paving a path that will prosper our beloved Gracedale from the current generation, to all future generations to come. We're on our way.