June 2019 – Minutes

June 6, 2019

Present were: Rella, Norma, Jan, Wendy, Kathy and Don Guests: Vance Parrish and Lori Garcy

Meeting was called to order by President Rella at 3 p.m.

The minutes of the May 2nd meeting were accepted as read.

Don gave the treasurer’s report. He paid out money totaling $5,723.00, and we received $772.60.

Old Business:
The Gala event was reviewed. Generally, the board members were disappointed by the lack of attendance.
Suggestions were made that might help to improve things next year:

  1. Move the venue to the Halsey Community Center
  2. Have more variety in the type of refreshments to include gluten-free choices and less sweets. Also, have a sign up sheet so members can see what others are bringing.
  3. Create a master mailing list for invitations

Improvements to the New Member Packet were discussed.

New Business:
Lori continued with her Board Workshop by presenting the Board Member Handbook for revisions. The first topic was the Foundation’s mission statement. After discussion. Don made a motion that the mission statement should read:
“Our mission is to support and promote educational and charitable activities that improve the health, vitality and quality of life in Central Linn communities.”
Norma seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Criteria for Board members were discussed. It was agreed to keep the current application for new board members after editing for typos.

Rella suggested the new banner be carried in the Pioneer Picnic Parade, possibly by some youngsters who had benefited from Foundation grants. A Board member could walk along to hand out brochures.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:30. There will be no July meeting. The next meeting will be August 1, 2019 at 3 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Kathy Rogers, Substitute Secretary