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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
March 2, 2021
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT
Judy Scheil, Vice President Dianne Patterson President
Myra Cooley, Secretary Brandon Johnson, Advisory
Susan Ricard, Treasurer/Volunteer Coordinator
Larry Grant, Advisor Sharma, Bachan, Advisor Patricia Petersmark, Publicity/Historian Hazel Goodman, Tagging
ADVISOR PRESENT ADVISOR ABSENT
Cheryl Doyle, Advisor Eileen Buckley, Advisor
Renee Remee, Advisor Carol Lazzeri, Advisor
Linda Warmington, Advisor
General Meeting was order at 10:05 am at Dallas White Part by Judy Scheil.
The mission statement was read by all.
There was no General Meeting Minutes due to due the weather in February.
We need a new Fundraiser Chair due to Sharma resigned his position as Fundraiser Chair and
Dianne asked him if he would stay on the board as advisor and he will let us know..
There were 6 new people at the general meeting. They got all their information about Back Pack Angels from different areas. We are very happy to have them as volunteers.
They all asked some good questions how the Back Pack Angels works and what the fundraiser and volunteer coordinator do. Everyone did an excellent job in answering their questions.
*Amazon Smile --- on going. Frank explained how Amazon Smile works on our website to the new people. We received $71.71 in our last quarter from Amazon.
*Perkins ---- on going. Myra explained how the coupon works and Frank explained the coupons on our website. Backpackangels.org
*Fundraising Ideas ---- Several people did have different ideas. More to follow
*Hazel has 1160 labeled small bags available for packing day and we do not have to label the cloth bags due to our name on the bag. Renee and Joyce do an excellent job labels the bags.
Products and Deliver Days
*Judy will be emailing schools this week for the bag count for hygiene products and Judy will be ordering this week. The packing and delivery of the hygiene products will be on March 22 and March 23 because Spring Break in the week of March 15th.
*Hazel asked if we could put deodorant in all the bags except the preschools because we have so much deodorant in storage bins. Many of the young children need the deodorant. It was suggested the Judy emails the schools and ask how many boy and girls get bags. It was suggested to put separate deodorant bags for boys and girls give to person giving out the bags. Also, it was suggested that we give a case of pads to schools instead of putting in the bags because we do not know if boys or girls are getting the bags.
*Up to date. Frank explained about our website and if you have any questions, email him.
*Patricia had an excellent article in the Sun newspaper this week. Wellen Park Neighbor Magazine has an article and pictures about the Back Pack Angels but Patricia does not know when article will be published. Several communities have put in articles in their community newspapers about us. She always talks about on her radio shows.
*Dianne applied for grants for Altrusa and Plantation. She is working on 2 more grants from Lightspeed Gives and Network for Good.
*We are getting some hygiene items and money from our different boxes around town. The information on the locations on the website. Big Thank you to everyone that donates and picks up the donations.
Any other Business
*The is a food drive on March 20, 2021 from 9a to 2 pm at 5900 Pan American Blvd, North Port. It is being held at new Non-Profit group -WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS with AWAKENING CHURCH. It is to help launch a new food pantry, Atwater Elementary School and replenishing other food pantries in North Port, Fl. More information is on both of their website and on Facebook.
*Patricia got call from Bob Cambridge, Bank OZC in Port Charlotte to tell Pat that we have an Undercover Angel that donated a check for $2500.00 for us. It is being mailed to us.
*Myra will have an update about the badges at the next meeting.
Meeting adjourned at 11:10 am.
Dianne Patterson, President date Myra Cooley, Secretary date
Judy Scheil at: email@example.com