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Grand Cougars Minutes

Minutes of the Grand Cougars Club from Sept 2018 meeting:

The regular monthly meeting of the BA Grand Cougars was held on Monday, September 10, 2018 in the Brookhaven Academy Library with 14 members present.

Sandra Martin, President called the meeting to order, and Debbie Smith opened in prayer.  Two new members, Howard and Pam Martin from Monticello were introduced.

Treasurer’s report was given by Liz Brown, with the club having a balance of $6,207.32. Minutes from the August meeting were read by Brian Emory. Both reports were approved.

Gloria Ratliff, Volunteerism Chairman reported that the Ford car drive raised $8,000, which will go to the science club.

President Martin presented an example of the blankets that the club has voted to sell for a fund raiser.  Throws will have the BA emblem lasered on one side and will be 50”x60”.  We will sell for $35 ea, and will make a profit of $22 for each one.

Brian Emory reported that plans are being discussed to incorporate a Book Fair with the 2019 Grandparent’s Day program.  The date has not been determined, but will be in either March or April. He also told us the Fall Festival is scheduled for November 3rd.

Mrs. Bozeman, Librarian, gave the club a report on how the funds raised at the Book Fair are being used.

The members were reminded to save “Box Tops” to assist the PTL in raising funds.

Debbie Smith has furnished aprons for those who volunteer in the cafeteria, which are very much appreciated!

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Elaine Brewer, Secretary


Minutes of the Grand Cougar “Grandparents Club” meeting for Monday July 9, 2018
Officers were elected at Monday's meeting for the coming year and they are:

    President                           Sandra Martin                        601-754-6344          

    Vice President                   Brenda Pittman                      601-833-2666

    Secretary                           Elaine Brewer                        601-833-6305

    Treasurer                           Liz Brown                              601-754-0402

    Volunteer Chairman         Gloria Ratliff                          601-265-2182

    Membership Chairman     Pat Douglas                            601-833-1123

    Prayer Chairman               Martha Lofton                        601-748-3705

    Historians                          Betty Johnson                        601-833-9419

                                              Peggy McLean                       601-587-2215

    Communication                Judy Nations                          601-835-4391

If you have any questions, comments, or information, feel free to contact any of these officers.

-Our organization is dedicated to the support of the Academy, it's staff, students, and their programs in any way.  To that end, fundraising for the coming year was discussed and many ideas are on the table to be discussed further.

-A recently completed project with a total of 39 iPad’s and a cart to house them and to move them around to locations as needed.  Our fundraising of $12,238.50 made that possible. 

-As a matter of security the next project to begin now is to remove the cyclone fence from the kindergarten building and replace with the black wrought iron fence used in other areas.  It will extend to the pickup area with a security gate to provide more protection for the kindergarten students.  Grand Cougars contributed $5,000 to the total cost of $10,000 and the full amount has been met.

-See you Monday August 13, 2018, 12:00 pm.