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WE HAVE TWO VACANT BOARD POSITIONS
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR CHAIR
WE WOULD LOVE YOUR HELP!
Please contact Dianne - 813.758.2805
Due to CORVID-19
North Port Coalition for the Homeless/Needy Children, Inc.
January General Meeting Minutes
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT
Judy Scheil, Vice President Dianne Patterson, President
Myra Cooley, Secretary Sharma Bachan, Advisor
Susan Ricard, Treasurer/Volunteer Coordinator Brandon Johnson, Advisor
Patricia Petersmark, Historian/Historian
Hazel Goodman, Tagging Chair ADVISORS ABSENT
Larry Grant, Advisor ***************
Eileen Buckley, Advisor
ADVISORS PRESENT Linda Warmington , Advisor
Renee Remsen, Advisor
Carol Lazzeri, Advisor
Cheryl Doyle, Advisor
General Meeting was called to order at 10:05 am at Dallas White Park by Judy Scheill.
It was voted to have the February General Meeting here on February 2, 2021 at 10:00 am.
The mission was statement was read by all.
Financial Report ---- Susan read the financial report. Susan stated that we will receive a matching check from 100 Women Who Cares Greater Value—sponsor- Schultz Family who owns Best Buy. Susan stated in 2020, we received large amount of grant money due to Back Pack Angels were still delivering hygiene products the children during Covid-19 lockdown. Many non-profits had to close and have not opened yet. We should not except high grant money in 2121.
Financial R ---- Susan read the financial report. Susan stated that we will receive a matching check from 100 Women Who Cares Greater Value—sponsor- Schultz Family who owns Best Buy. Susan stated in 2020, we received large amount of grant money due to Back Pack Angels were still delivering hygiene products the children during Covid-19 lockdown. Many non-profits had to close and have not opened yet. We should not except high grant money in 2121.
*Perkins ----on going
*Fundraising Ideas—Dianne suggested that we have contest for drawings from several elementary school for notecards. Dianne to know if anyone has ideas for fundraising, let us know.
*Margie Fitchlee stated her friend that has donated lots of jewelry is willing to donate more jewelry when we have our next fundraiser.
*Judy will be ordering 10% more product this month because we are out of everything in the storage area. Donated items from the public is way down due to Covid-19. Judy will be sending emails to all the schools this week and will let Susan know when products are delivered.
Judy found out thru Amazon Business, we can show case more on our website. More to follow.
*Dianne is working on a grant from Altrusa.
*Patricia stated that the North Port Sun Newspaper printed 5 times about our On-line Auction.
She would like to have information about different events happenings around the area so she could talk on Out and About Radio show and put articles in the newspaper—such as the people who donated 2 bikes at Christmas. Frank and Carlos could not find who donated. Patricia is going to Homeless to Home Luncheon.
*Patricia asked Larry to take pictures at take pictures of the volunteers at packing and deliver day for the newspaper.
*Tricia Cook from Venice Nokomis Women’s Club called Patricia and told her that they had a taken up a collection of hygiene products for us and she dropped at Patricia’s and Myra took to the storage area before Christmas.
Christmas baskets to Southern Storage
*Hazel took the Christmas baskets to Pasta basket to Carlos and Spa basket to Terri. They loved both of them.
*Hazel stated that we have enough blue tote bags for 2-3 years and we lots of the small plastic bags for several years. Joyce and Renee took a couple of cases and labels home and labeled many small bags.
*Frank has the website up to date with the counts for 2020 with the new Board Members. Our counts are down due to Covid-19.
*If anyone wants a Back Pack Angels, call Pat Edulonis at 941-467-4605.
*Remain partners with New Hope or become a partner with Awaken Church
The discuss was about staying with New Hope Church or going with Awakening Church. Larry talked about Awaken Church and future mission for church and stated New Hope was on a different path then it was before. Renee asked several questions how was it different. New Hope is not doing everything to help the community and has stopped all food banks and outreach programs. Awakening Church has several going programs and is looking for a large building for outreach programs. Members took a vote and decided to vote to go with Awakening Church and Frank motioned to accept the motion and Hazel seconded. Frank will update our website about our new partnership with Awakening Church.
* Not sure if our drop-off boxes have items have hygiene products due to Covid-19.
* I know people would like name badges but the person that makes our badge is not at the radio station. We have to wait till the radio is open again.
Need New Boards Members
*We are still looking for Volunteer Coordinator and as of January 4, 2020, Joyce Hill resigned from the Fundraiser Chair. If anyone is interested, let Dianne Patterson know.
Adjourned at 11:00 am.
Dianne Patterson, President date Myra Cooley, Secretary date
Pat Edukonis at: contact @backpackangels.org