IABA Member Meeting January 13, 2021
Members attending: Janet Lombardi, Gina Hallisey, Melissa (Huff) Bower, Ann Bosso-Johnson, John Naccarato, Joannie Flynn, Gary Molinaro, Tish Gance, Anne Cucchi
Meeting called to order at 6:05 p.m. by President Janet Lombardi
Announcement of New Board:
Janet Lombardi – President
Gina Hallisey – Vice President
Melissa (Huff) Bower – Secretary
Ann Bosso-Johnson – Treasurer
John Naccarato – Membership
Joannie Flynn – Member at Large
Gary Molinaro – Member at Large
Treasurer's report was reviewed with the members.
Calendar for 2021: Gina went through the calendar for 2021.
Feb. – Show and tell business and endorse members you have done business with.
Mar. – Hopefully have in-person meetings. Mar. 10 is the member appreciation dinner. The board will cook for the members.
Apr. – Looking for a member's restaurant. Biz Bites.
May – Lori's new office will host.
June – Sons of Italy
July – Balistreri
Aug. – Italian summer holiday and BBQ
Sept. – Pietra's. Biz Bites
Oct. – Italian Heritage Event
Nov. – Caruso Kitchens for annual holiday fundraising event
Dec. – Holiday party and Bravo awards
Janet has been reaching out to members that have Covid.
Tish offered to do a video for the website walking people through how to's.
Janet told the members that we are going to continue the Andiamo paper for another 6 months and see how it goes.
Janet and Gina are looking at other Italian clubs to join and maybe we'll get some interest in our club from there. We talked about trying to set up reciprocity to explore each other's clubs.