United 4 Youth Countywide 10.9.17

Submitted by United 4 Youth Countywide

The board for United 4 Youth Countywide, Inc., met at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at Mary Cotton Public Library in Sabetha.

Board members present were Susan Bowman, Wendy Lierz, Scott Anson, Krista Stallbaumer, Heather Stewart, Adam Reel, Jessica Atwood and Richard Strathman. Executive Director Sarah Renyer and guest Laurel Smith also were present.

The board approved the minutes from the Sept. 12 meeting.

Treasurer Nick Scott was not present to present the treasurer’s report.

Reel said he had a check for Lisa Schmitz for Centralia’s mentor program supplies. Bowman said she received three checks – initial 5 percent of the grant, July financials and August financials – from the state. The board received a $300 check from Sabetha SADD chapter from the first day of school presenter.

Stewart presented the Grant Coordinator report. She discussed what was presented at the October grant training, as well as how the grant was resubmitted to the state after finding an error.

Old Business

Memorandum of Understanding: The board discussed suggested changes for the MOU next year.

Junior High Dance: The board discussed the junior high dance that was held on Saturday, Sept. 23, and if the SADD chapters met the requirements of the MOU and if the SADD chapters should receive their second half payment. The board decided to send letters to SADD sponsors, principals and superintendents about how the dance went and the board’s expectations, per the MOU.

Give to Grow Update: Renyer attended the Give to Grow meeting. They suggested contacting businesses or individuals before Nov. 24 to provide matching funds for the groups. Stallbaumer recommended contacting the hospital about matching funds.

Grant Checking Account: The board approved opening a second checking account for grant fund deposits.

New Business

T-shirts: The board discussed getting t-shirts for members and sponsors to wear at community events. Renyer will research t-shirts and will bring prices for t-shirts to the November meeting.

County Commissioners Meeting: United 4 Youth is on the schedule to attend the Nov. 6 Nemaha County Commissioners meeting.  Stallbaumer and Bowman said they can go to the meeting.

2016-17 Data: Renyer presented the data that was provided at the October grant training – KCTC data, Behavioral Health Report and the Coalition Capacity results. A data work group was established to review the data.

Grant Community Readiness Interviews: The board went through the list of potential interviewees and assigned who would contact them. Renyer will send an email out to board members about due dates for the interviews.

Logic Model: The board decided it needed a data work group to gather information. The data work group consists of Stallbaumer, Bowman and Strathman.

The next grant training dates are Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 23 and 24, 2018.

Renyer will send out an email to poll the board on a date for the next meeting.


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