Kayla Hughes called the meeting to order. The Secretary's report was given, with the correction to change Abigal Wilhelm's college to Ashland, instead of Akron University, as recorded from last month's notes. Debbie Jones reported that we have $5,400 in the CD account. We have $3,615.31 in our checking account. This is after we presented 17 scholarships to our 2017 recipients. Our scholarship fund has $1,850.03 in savings. We hope to have a wonderful, successful auction in November, to add to our scholarship account!
Under Old Business:
A. A moment of silence was held for the passing of Kathleen Wallace. A $25 donation has been placed in our scholarship fund, in Kathleen's honor.
B Committee Reports: Any committee ready to report today would be great. The Executive Committee would like to hear from each committee at each meeting (not the Nov. meeting), so you can keep the entire membership up to date on your activities.
I. Communications/ Publicity: Carole Koontz reported that the Advocate will no longer be printing club notes in the paper. Carole has been in contact with WCLT and discussed scripts, press releases, and their community events web-site for our auction. Carole would love to take any ideas or suggestions to help with advertising from our members.
ii. Teacher Grant Committee: It has been reported that Kay Hickman and her committee distributed 16 of the 17 teacher grants. They will be mailing out the last grant. Photo-graphs were also taken.
Iii. We Missed You Committee: It was suggested to Judy Clark, to contact Louise Whitis. The absent members would let Judy know who to contact and let them know we are thinking of them and see if we could help them out.
iv. Reserve Member Committee: Robin Somers was presented, and she will add Sandy Holcombe to our reserved members.
v. Leadership Committee; Jan Cassell was present.
vi. Auction Committee: Cherisse Hopper and Karen Birtcher were present. Cherisse reported that Nov. 5, 2017 would be the deadline for ticket sales. Please e-mail Cherisse what you are bringing to the auction if you can't attend the October meeting, by Oct.31. There are more gift cards and items donated by businesses!
Under New Business:
A. Grant Award Recipients of 2017: Angie Hile, Stevenson Elementary-Heath; Christine Jude, Granville; Sue Zeanah, Granville;
Alisa Zink, Adams Middle School- Northridge; Dawne Conger,
Licking Heights; Carissa Smith, Licking Valley; Heather Danna-
Eagle Wings Academy; Lindsay Clawson, Heath High School; Amanda Harp, Heath Middle School; Becky Kreagar, Flying
Colors Preschool-Newark; Natalie Napper, Newton Elementary;
Amy Keller, Newton Elementary; Taylor Staneluis, Newton
Elementary; Lynn Mason and Kim O'Dell, Newark High School;
Nicole Klick, Licking Valley; Garnett Andrews, Heath Middle
School; and Ashlie Chapman, Newark High School.
B. Bev Chopin, C-Tec Teaching Careers II Instructor, has earned the 2017 Leaders for Learning Award (for the second time!).
C. Sandy Holcombe has requested to be placed on the Reserve Membership List. Debbie Jones made the motion to accept, and Sandy Stoker seconded the motion. All members voted and accepted this motion.
D. Please make this change to your program booklet. The March 20th meeting will start at 6:30 p.m., instead of 6:00p.m., so that the residents can have a chance to finish their meals and not feel rushed out of the dining hall.
Debbie Jones introduced her niece, Trisha Brighton. Trisha is a math teacher, who works with students in grades second through sixth, in Lancaster, PA. She is a member of GAIN, which is a Christian ministry program. GAIN provides LouPads for women and young girls throughout the world. Our members donated towels and flannel material for this program today. We also helped cut out many pieces that Trisha provided. Debbie Jones' family members also provided a wonderful snack and cookies. Trisha provided written materials for us to share. If you wanted to help more, you could take a kit home and bring back to Debbie, when you finish. This was a wonderful and informative meeting.
Respectfully submitted by,