Www.libertyandprosperity.org was founded in 2003 and is now in its 13th year.?? During that time, many other similar groups have come and gone.?? One important reason we have succeeded for so long is that we make all decisions at regular business meetings run by parliamentary procedure on the second Saturday of every month.? Because of this, all members participate in making proposals, discussing those proposals, and taking final votes to reach final decisions.?? Because of this, our recording secretary has the thankless, but essential job of taking accurate minutes of all meetings. ?? Jackie Fattibene of Williamstown has been doing that since 2012.
The job of treasurer is also of critical importance.?? We receive and spend more than $20,000 each year.??? Because we are a tax-exempt education organization, all donations and expenses must be carefully recorded, and all bills must be paid as approved at our business meetings.?? This is a tedious, time-consuming job.?? Fortunately, Bruce Barkoff stepped forward to do this job since 2012.?? Bruce Barkoff has also earned a reputation as peacemaker without our organization.?? On countless occasions, Bruce Barkoff suggested fair and reasonable compromises that resolved major disagreements among our members.?
Both Jackie and Bruce have also volunteered for numerous projects over the years, and have fully supported our major fundraising events.
For their outstanding work and dedication to our organization, the members surprised both Jackie Fattibene and Bruce Barkoff this afternoon by giving them each a Special Recognition Award for their contributions to our group.