April 4, 2024 – Minutes

BOARD MEETING
April 4, 2024

Attendance:

Committee Members Present Absent Committee Members Present Absent
Kathy Rogers x Don Ware x
Norma Hoover x Dan Murphy x
Wendy Parker x Chenoweth Robertson x
Jan Schilling x Mary Canaday x

Also present was visitor Jo Judd.

Don called the meeting to order at 3:00.

Minutes of the March meeting were reviewed. It was noted that the next meeting should have said April 4th. The minutes were accepted as corrected.

Wendy gave the Treasurer’s report. We received $960 in donations, and have a balance of $15,320.42. The report was accepted as presented.

Grants for 2024 were discussed. Whether or not it is appropriate to give to churches was discussed. It was decided that it was okay as long as the grant was going toward a program that meets our goals of benefiting the community and not promoting religion. We need to put a policy in writing regarding our criteria, and Dan will draft up a proposal for our next meeting. We will send the checks out now and not wait to hand them out at our May event. The following grants were awarded:

Central Linn Gleaners – $900.
Calapooia Food Alliance – $900
Central Linn High School soccer program – $900
Central Linn Recreation Association – $750
Sharing Hands – $2000
Central Valley Church – $900
Brownsville Garden Club – $750
Central Linn Elementary School PTC – $900

A grant was not awarded to Oakville Community Christian since they are located outside the Central Linn School district boundary, and are, therefore, out of our boundary.

We briefly discussed moving our funds from Benton Community Foundation to a CD. The idea was tabled for discussion at a later date.

Next meeting will be May 2nd.

Respectfully submitted,
Chenoweth Robertson, Secretary