(Website updated  June 4, 2019)
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THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 
BERLIN, MD 21811

​The meeting was called to order by Larry Walton at 10:05 a.m. Fourteen members were present, including officers, Larry Walton, Cliff Fridlind and Virginia Bender. The Pledge of Allegiance was conducted & a moment of silence was observed.
There were no new members. 
The minutes from the April 2019 meeting were approved as submitted.  
There was a temporary recess of the meeting for the monthly program. The speakers were Larry Noccolino, Executive Director of the Ocean City Convention Center, and Sharon Bradford, his assistant. She also is the box office manager and runs the Visitors Center. They explained what they do to keep the local hotels busy in the off-season. The expansion of the convention center will start next year, allowing the staff to do more and have different functions going on at the same time
The convention center and the performing arts center bring in $20 million a year to Ocean City. Larry gave them each a new NARFE coin.
The meeting resumed. The secretary mentioned the upcoming elections and Larry stated he and Cliff are running again. The V.P. Arlene Page is not. Virginia offered to run for the VP position if no one else is interested. The Nomination Committee will call members to ask who is interested in possibly a shared secretary position. Also our chapter’s Standing Rules should be amended to reflect recent changes. 
Officers Reports – Treasurer’s Report A summary of the report will be in the newsletter and report with back-up documentation will be available for audit. Members donated $18.00 to the Alzheimer’s Fund this month. 
Unfinished Business 
 Larry gave a summary of the Conference in Ocean City and asked for input from those at the meeting who attended the conference. He will take those suggestions to the June 10th conference wrap-up meeting in Bowie.
New Business
Doug Fischer and Emily Perry from Chapter 1519 will be taking over the responsibilities of Vendor Organization for our conferences and training meetings. Eleanor Kaul will be giving them some training. 
The meeting adjourned at 11:10 a.m. The next meeting is June 27, 2019. The 50/50 of $12.00 was won by Virginia Bender 

  Virginia Bender, Secretary
NARFE Chapter 2274