The Smokey Good Sam Camping Club held their monthly meeting on Feb. 9, at a local restaurant in Macon.
The vice president, George Simmons, opened the business meeting leading the members with the pledge to the American Flag. Eleven members answered roll call.
The minutes of the January meeting were read. Marylee Gingrich made a motion that they be approved. Sherri Robb seconded and the motion carried.
The treasurer, Gwen Simmons, gave the treasurer’s report. Matt Auriene made motion to accept the report. Richard Bergfield seconded and the motion carried.
George Simmons gave a report on the Macon County Park Board meeting. He stated there would be a proposal on the April ballot for a sales tax of one quarter cent for three years for Macon County Fairgrounds Park improvement.
Under old business, it was reported the club has not had any response from the Missouri State Samboree authorities in response to the wooden race track they wanted to purchase.
Under new business, Gwen Simmons read thank you notes from the Jean Nothnagel family, Mary Keyton and Macon Town and Country Fair.
The service project for March will be Safe Passage Women's Shelter. Richard Bergfield made a motion to donate to this cause. Matt Auriene seconded and the motion carried.
Birthdays for February were Gwen Simmons and Sherri Robb The appropriate birthday song was sung. There were no anniversaries for February.
A report was given on Smokey members who had been ill. Bill Bergfield is improving after spending some time in the hospital. Clay Keyton is a patient in Columbia Medical Center and making improvement following surgery.
The group voted to go to a local restaurant in Macon for its March 9 noon meeting.