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Monday, February 13, 2017

Seniors Lunch at Renick Community Center

The Renick Community Center hosts a luncheon meeting for the local Senior Citizens on the second Wednesday of each month beginning at noon. The group is always looking for new faces and we encourage you to come on out and join them.

You can see it on our RCC Events Calendar.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Guitar for Beginners--Orientation

Renick Community Center will be hosting a three week "Orientation to Guitar for Beginners," offered by Larry Combs of Droop Mountain. The first installment will be 5:00-5:30 pm Monday February 13. Cost for this 3 week session is $10.00. You will need to bring your own guitar.
At the end of this three week starter, additional classes can be scheduled if you wish to continue.
The Community Center is located at 217 Huff Street in Renick.

February Music Night at Renick Community Center


Guitars, electric bass, mandolin, fiddle, concertina, vocals--another great evening at RCC! Not to mention delicious food and fine conversation.

Renick Community History, Published Around 1925

West Virginia Culture and History has a  History of Renick Community" published by the WVU Agricultural Extension Agency in the late 1920's. It's quite interesting, and ends with this discription of the "current" state of Renick:

On date of February 15, 1924 the first County Life Council meeting was held. The community at present is primarily agricultural, containing about two hundred homes of which about seventy-five percent are farm homes. There are now four churches, a high school, four graded schools, a bank, two mills, a desk factory, a rock crusher, a creamery, and eight stores.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Next RCC Music Night--Saturday, February 11

The Renick WV Community Center's next Music Night is this Saturday, February 11, starting at 6 pm. Bring your instrument and/or voice, join in, or just come to listen, visit, and enjoy the pot luck supper.

Music Night at the RCC happens on the second Saturday of each month, at 6 pm. 

RCC Music Nights Past, on Facebook

Renick Community Center Board Meeting Minutes, December, 2016


Renick Community Center Meeting Minutes,  December 5, 2016

The monthly board meeting was called to order by President Cheryl Workman at 6 pm. 

Members Present: Cheryl Workman, Lois McCutcheon, Peggy Bovee, Annie Gillenwater,
Anne Canterbury, Rebecca Clayton, David Ramsey 
 
Others Present: Rich Bovee, Larry Combs, Quincey Gray McMichael 

Approval of Minutes: The minutes for the November 7 meeting were reviewed by those present,
and Peggy Bovee moved that they be approved as corrected. The motion carried. 
Treasurer’s Report: Lois McCutcheon presented the treasurer’s report. Anne Canterbury moved 
that it be accepted, and the motion passed.

Old Business

Bathroom and wall removal update: $1956.14 remains from the $3500 grant,
which can be used to remodel the existing bathroom, add a second bathroom, and remove an
interior wall to create a larger meeting room for events. The two bathroom projects can proceed at
the same time. The timing for these projects will be determined at the January board meeting.

Holiday craft show: Six vendors displayed at the December 3 craft show. The RCC netted $60 in
vendor fees, and $80 in donations for food and beverages. Vendor reaction was positive, because
the low set-up fee of $10 allowed them to make a profit even though attendees were few. Vendors
suggested that more shoppers might attend if the show were timed so that it coincided with some
other event, such as a Fourth of July parade or an ice cream social. Scheduling the craft show at
least a few months in advance would also help attract vendors and allow for more advance
advertisement. A decision about scheduling the craft show for 2017 will be made at the January
meeting.

Health Alliance Grant:
Cheryl Workman will work on the grant application for this mini-grant in the next week. Fitness activities such as “Walk Across America” were discussed as possibilities.

Disposal of Kitchen Equipment:
The non-working refrigerators and other metal items will be hauled to the scrap yard.

Strategic Planning Session
(Work session held after the meeting) Bylaws were the topic of
discussion this month. Cheryl Workman collected the additions and corrections, and will work on
these before the next meeting.

New Business
Music night update: The menu for the December 10 music night will be chili and accompaniments.

Marie B. Leist Grant: The RCC was awarded this grant, for $2500 for telephone and Internet
access, as well as the equipment needed for these things. We will begin action on this project after
the first of the year. 

Request to use the RCC kitchen: Quincy Gray McMichael is looking for an inspected kitchen to
make sauerkraut and other fermented vegetable products for sale at the farmers’ markets. Health
regulations apparently require that the fermentation take place in the inspected facility, so she would
need to leave the preparation to work and ferment for at least several days. Our kitchen is not currently inspected, but it could be reinspected for a $100 fee, which Ms. McMichael would pay. After considerable discussion, it was decided that the prolonged fermentation process could interfere with other uses of the building. Peggy Bovee moved that our policy for use of the kitchen, should it be reinspected and licensed, is that we allow single-event use of the kitchen for individuals, at the current usage rate for the RCC, but we cannot commit to unattended materials that must be left in the building for extended periods. The motion carried. 

Upcoming Grant Proposals: Members generated a list of suggestions for grant proposal topics,
including building winterization, flooring upgrades, especially in the garage, and kitchen upgrades. David Ramsey moved that the meeting be adjourned, and the motion carried. 

Cheryl Workman, President 
Rebecca Clayton, Secretary

Tuesday, February 7, 2017


Renick Community Center Meeting Minutes, November 7, 2016

The monthly board meeting was called to order by President Cheryl Workman at 6 pm. 

 Members Present: Cheryl Workman, Lois McCutcheon, Peggy Bovee, Annie Gillenwater,
Anne Canterbury, Rebecca Clayton

Others Present: Rich Bovee 

 Approval of Minutes: The minutes for the October 10 meeting were reviewed by those present, and
Peggy Bovee moved that they be approved as corrected. The motion carried. 

Treasurer’s Report: Lois McCutcheon reported that there is currently $4267.60 in the mortgage 
fund, while the mortgage (@$495.60/mo) from November through July, 2017 will amount to $4460.40, a $192.80 shortfall. Lois explained that there is $1667.29 in the general fund, more than enough to cover monthly bills ($100/mo) November through June. If $200 were moved from the general fund to the mortgage fund, it would still leave $600 available for expenses such as wall removal. Peggy Bovee moved that $200 be transferred to the mortgage fund, and the motion passed.

Old Business

Roof and Bathroom update: The roof costs came to $1956.14, which leaves $1956.14 for the bathroom remodel (from the $3500 grant). Bingo update: This is on hold until after the holidays.

Music night update: The menu for the November 12 music night will be soup and accompaniments. It was suggested that a regular date for Music Night would allow people to plan and attend consistently. Lois McCutcheon moved that Music Night will be on the second Saturday of each month at 6 pm, until further notice. The motion carried. 

Wall removal update: Plans to remove a wall to create a larger activity space were discussed, noting
that the work could be done in cold weather. Cost estimates and plans are needed. Discussion of
adding a second bathroom also requires plans and estimates. 

Holiday craft show: Five vendors have expressed an interest in the December 3 Craft Show: Aunt
Bea’s Baskets will occupy two spaces, and Jane Dilley, Lost Sheep Designs, Somethin’ Diff’rent
each requested a space. At least six other vendors may attend. The garage can accommodate seven
vendors, and the remainder can display in the house. The board members will meet on Tuesday,
November 29, at 1 pm to decorate the buildings and set up vendor spaces. 

 Diabetes Self Management Training: These will begin in the spring.

Strategic Planning Session
(Work session held after the meeting) Bylaws were the topic of
discussion this month. Cheryl Workman prepared a revision, and passed out copies to board members
for evaluation and editing, to be discussed at the next meeting. Mission statements were also discussed.

New Business

Modern Woodman Matching Fund Fundraiser will next be available in 2019.

Lawn mower disposal:
The riding lawn mower at the RCC has transmission and rear-end issues, and would need a new engine, as its piston rings are bad. A new engine would cost at least $400 at Harbor Freight. Peggy Bovee moved that instead it be donated to Don Kellison for parts if he still wants it. The motion carried.

Mountain Music Trail/Traveling 219:
These organization list and publicizes music venues in our vicinity. The cost to be listed is $50 for each, and reaches major cities in Maryland, Virginia, and beyond. Discussion concluded that this is not needed at the present time, but might be considered in the future.

Health Alliance Grant: Cheryl Workman and Anne Canterbury will continue to move forward with potential mini-grant applications. Two topic possibilities were plans to use the RCC for healthy activities after hours, and to encourage home gardening.

Peggy Bovee moved that the meeting be adjourned, and the motion carried. Cheryl Workman, President Rebecca Clayton, Secretary