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WE HAVE TWO VACANT BOARD POSITIONS
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR CHAIR
WE WOULD LOVE YOUR HELP!
Please contact Dianne - 813.758.2805
North Port Coalition for the Homeless/Needy Children, Inc.
October General Meeting Minutes
October 5, 2021
General meeting was called to order at 10:13 am by Judy Scheil at AMVETS 312.
The mission statement was read by all.
The General Meeting was read by Myra Cooley.
The Financial report was read by Susan Ricard.
*Amazon Smile – on going
*Perkins –on going
*AppleUmpkin – Being held on November 4, 2021. It was decided that we will ask people who are moving around the rooms, everyone would wear a mask.
*Carol asked if we could sell raffle tickets at Publix but everything has to go thru Corporation.
*Patricia is asking Move Mountains Coordinator for help with setup the tables on Wednesday afternoon and Larry Grant could get help to take the tables down.
*Everyone that is helping to set up the room needs to be there at 3 pm on Wednesday November 3rd. We have several people picking up the raffle baskets from Dianne’s at 2 pm on Wednesday.
*The new date and time for putting the raffle basket together is October 21st at 10am at Dianne’s.
*Theme Luncheon – Being held on March 23rd, 2022. Judy is writing a letter to all volunteers about how to sponsor a table and she will have Susan send to volunteers. How to sponsor for the Theme Luncheon –get 7 other people plus yourself for 8 total at each table. You can decorate the table how you want supplying everything except food and drink. We will give our volunteers first choice to sponsor and Susan volunteered to sponsor a table for people that did not want to sponsor themselves before opening up to the public. More to follow after AppleUmkin Fundraisers.
*We deliver 570 small and 161 large bags = 731 total bags. Hazels counted the remaining bags and have 3750 small unlabeled bags and about 7000 cloth bags. She will contract Publix and ask if they will donate small bags.
* Judy checked with Glennallen and they do want 440 small bags. Judy did talk to Herron Creek about the deliver problem last month and was told that they still had bags. Judy told them that from now on if they do not respond in timely manner no bags will be delivered to them.
*Judy ordered all the hygiene products on Friday and will contract Susan when deliver day is.
Judy will order the laundry soap next month now because deliveries are slowing down.
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*Patricia did ask the newspaper about a photographer to take pictures at the fundraiser. She all talks about Back Pack Angels on all of her radio shows and when she goes to Homeless to Home and North Port Chamber breakfast this month.
*The Newcomers Day is on November 6th, Patricia asked if any new volunteer would like to help Patricia that day. It is 10 am to Noon.
*Many gated communities put articles their new letter about us.
*Giving Tuesday being held on April 26-27/2022.
*Giving Tuesday is worldwide and it is the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. It will be held on
November 30, 2021, Patricia would like Larry Grant to video tape Back Pack Angels packing for Facebook.
*Naomi is still working on getting all the boxes needed and taken away from businesses that do not want them. Donations were great during opening of schools. Donations are down again.
*Naomi will be connecting with people on the list of volunteers picking up supplies and she did have people that volunteered today the help her.
*Dianne is working on grants from Junior League of Sarasota and Planation Community.
Adjourned at 11:15 am.
Judy Scheil at: email@example.com