March 7, 2024 – Minutes

March 7, 2024


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

Also present was visitor Jo Judd.

The meeting was called to order by Don at 3:00.

The minutes were accepted as presented.

Wendy gave the Treasurer’s report. We have $14,760.42 as of today, and the Benton Community Foundation balance is $56,686.15. The report was accepted as presented.

2024 grant applications were discussed. As of this date, we have not received any. Don will talk to Vance regarding putting an article in the newspaper. We will be giving out $8,000 in grants this year.

The event will be held in May and will be a dessert, and all Board members will bring something. It will be held May 8th from 7-8 at the Community Room in Brownsville. If that site is not available, we will hold it in Halsey. Grant recipients will give a report and get their checks. Final plans will be made at a later date.

Don brought up our investments. He was under the impression that we get about 1% on our money with Benton Community Foundation and was wondering if we should put some of our funds somewhere else. It was decided we should have somebody talk to us about finances and we will discuss this at our next meeting.

Mary suggested that we think about changing our calendar and possibly by-laws regarding meeting dates.

Next meeting will be April 11th.

Meeting adjourned at 3:35.

Respectfully submitted,
Chenoweth Robertson, Secretary