Community Club beefs up savings, donates to youth hockey

The popularity of pulltab sales at the Happy Hour Bar has benefited the Montgomery Area Community Club (MACC). On Monday, it also benefited the youth hockey program for Tri-City United Schools.
 
MACC’s gambling manager, Maureen Franek, reported at the monthly MACC meeting, that the net pulltab sales ending October 31 totalled $4,370. With that amount added to the gambling account’s previous total left an ending balance of $44,076.
 
Franek reported that the fund’s savings account balance was $3,401. She noted this money was committed to kolacky royalty scholarships so the community club never runs short of their scholarship commitments.
 
Board member Dawn Anderson suggested adding more to savings so the account always has the funds to pay the scholarship amounts. She also suggested that the account be renamed the scholarship savings account.
 
The group unanimously approved to increase the amount in the account to $10,000 and renaming it to Anderson’s suggestion, so there is no confusion as to what the funds are to be used for.
 
Also at its meeting, the group helped out the Tri-City United Youth Hockey organization with a donation of $1,000 toward new uniforms.
 
Hockey organizer Ernie Kotek approached the group and asked for a donation toward the jerseys for the youth hockey players. 
 
He was looking for $1,700 to help purchases two jerseys  (one each for home and away games) for the Mites and Squirts players. He said in previous years hockey organizers solicited businesses and fund raised for the uniforms.  He added that ice time, now at $170 per hour, is making it difficult to purchase the items. 
 
MACC Chairperson Marc Peterson motioned to donate $1,000, which was unanimously approved.
 
“This is what gambling money is for,” he said .