ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD ON NOV. 1711/26/2016
Fifty members, guests and park staff gathered at the Toscano Hotel for a very convivial Annual General Meeting. The evening got off to a good start with Jeff Weiss behind the Toscano bar serving champagne as people arrived. Then we proceeded to the Toscano Kitchen where pizza and red wine were available. It was a cozy setting but the few people left standing didn’t seem to mind. Yvonne Bowers, SPP president, served as emcee and introduced Philip Sales who gave a Powerpoint presentation of the Petaluma Adobe wall restoration that was funded by SPP and by grants obtained by SPP. Yvonne presented Vince Anibale with a check for $12,429 to cover the labor and services the park provided to repair the wall. Rob Pickett enumerated the parks projects that had been financed by SPP in 2016. Vince thanked SPP, on behalf of the local parks, for our financial support and volunteer hours. Stephen Hamilton reported on the financial status of SPP, which is very good thanks to the greatly improved sales at the Barracks store under the management of Patrick Kearney. The business meeting ended with re-election of four board members for three year terms: Bob Alwitt, Jim Carr, Anne Cox and Dave Brummett. This was the first time the AGM has been at the Toscano but everyone agreed it was a great place to hold the meeting - we shall return.