[wendell-meetinghouse] Wendell Meetinghouse News
Jonathan von Ranson
commonfarm at crocker.com
Tue Aug 23 06:46:41 EDT 2011
Congratulations to Chris Queen and the meeting house stalwarts for
the new wave of energy for that project, and the amazing fundraising
effort: over $7,000 in a few short weeks!!
When is/was the raffle drawing? Asking since we were pretty keen to
win some of those prizes…
On Aug 22, 2011, at 12:52 PM, Chris Queen wrote:
> Dear Friends of the Wendell Meetinghouse,
> OLD HOME DAY
> Thanks to all who dropped by the Meetinghouse booth at Old Home Day
> to say hello. We saw many old friends and met a lot of new ones.
> Lemonade was flowing, tee-shirts and postcards were selling, and
> the raffle was a huge success.
> A special thanks to Marianne Sundell for organizing and running the
> raffle, and to Melinda Godfrey, Paul Godfrey, Charles Smith, and
> Jerry Eide for helping to construct our booth. And thanks to the
> twenty community members and businesses who contributed products
> and services to the raffle.
> We made $728.50 on the raffle! In addition, $935 in donations were
> received, for a total of $1,663.50 for the day.
> FUNDRASER COMPLETED EARLY
> Since the two matching grants were announced on July 17 – a double
> match by the end of Old Home Day, and a one-for-one match by
> October 1 – we had raised $1,400 before Old Home Day.
> With Saturday’s proceeds, we exceeded the $2,500 necessary for both
> matches – six weeks early – qualifying for the $4,000 pledged by
> our anonymous donor.
> Grand total for one month and three days of fundraising: $7,063.50.
> FALL WORK DAYS
> These funds will enable the Friends to work with Jerry Eide to
> clear all the refuse from the building and to cover exterior
> surfaces with a fresh coat of paint before the snow flies.
> We will announce work days in the fall for all who would like to
> practice their dumpster-tossing and paint-brushing skills. Stay
> MONTHLY MEETINGS
> We have permission to use the Wendell Senior Center on the Third
> Monday for our monthly meetings. We will begin this schedule on
> September 19. Please mark your calendars for that and the
> following meetings: October 17, November 21, and December 19. Next
> year’s meetings (third Thursdays) will be confirmed in a later
> newsletter. All meetings will be at 7:30 pm.
> ANNUAL MEETING – ELECTION OF OFFICERS
> October 17 is our Annual Meeting, according to the Friends of the
> Wendell Meetinghouse By-laws. All voting members are urged to cast
> their votes for officers at that time. While the by-laws recommend
> staggered terms for the three officers, we will have to elect all
> three this year.
> Charles Smith’s latest three-year term as president will expire
> after nearly a decade of leadership; Nancy Reibschleager’s interim
> appointment as treasurer will expire; and Melinda Godfrey will
> retire as clerk after years of devoted service. Self-nominees are
> welcome for all three positions.
> Nancy and I plan to run for treasurer and president, respectively,
> and we are hoping that an enthusiastic Friend or Friends will run
> for clerk. Recordkeeping, and, we hope, assisting with grant-
> writing, will become increasingly important in the coming months.
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