September 7, 2023
Also present were Lisa Kaufman and Chris Quaka from the Benton Community Foundation.
The meeting was called to order by Don at 3:00.
The minutes of the August meeting were read. Kathy asked about changes to the by-laws. It was explained that minor changes had been made. Minutes were approved as presented.
Wendy gave the Treasurer’s report. We have $12,910.00. We received the $1,000 pass through check from Sweet Home Sanitation, and Wendy has been in communication with Tammi Morrow at City Hall. The report was approved.
Mary reported on the Gala. We can get into the church at 5. She will make up a program when she gets RSVPs. Don will contact the grantees and get names of people attending. Information will be put in the Times.
By-laws were discussed and approved.
Dan is still working on fidelity insurance.
Chris and Lisa gave a presentation on what the Benton Community Foundation is doing. Lisa works with fund holders such as us. They will be doing some things in the future that might be of benefit to us. They will be having a training on fundraising. They will be starting a Mid-Valley non-profit network. They also discussed their Philanthropy at Large program. Under this program, when they get a request for money, they send the request to people in the community who have an interest in the particular kind of program.
Meeting adjourned at 4:10.
Chenoweth Robertson, Secretary