United 4 Youth Countywide

Submitted by United 4 Youth Countywide

The United 4 Youth Countywide (U4Y) Board met in regular session Tuesday, Nov. 7, at the United 4 Youth Board Office in Seneca. Board members present were Heather Stewart, Nick Scott, Scott Anson, Shannon Holthaus, Krista Stallbaumer, Sarah Kramer, Susan Bowman, Jessica Atwood and Adam Reel. Also present was executive director Sarah Renyer.

The board reviewed and approved the October minutes.

Scott gave the treasurer’s report. He also presented the updated payment schedule. The invoice for the Human Performance Project was presented. The board approved to withdraw the overage from the Greater Sabetha Community Foundation account to pay the remainder of the LOA Invoice that wasn’t previously budgeted.

Renyer reported that U4Y had participated in a Night at the Lobos event. The board received a check from Sabetha Area Amateur Baseball. U4Y also received a check that was made out to Bluejay Buddies.

Stewart presented the board the October supplemental form that was submitted to the state.

Renyer spoke about needing a grant auditor to go over the numbers and supplemental forms before submitting to the state. Discussion was held about having someone look at the board checking account as well. Scott Anson volunteered to be the grant auditor. The board decided to make Stewart grant treasurer, and Anson grant and board auditor and to add Stewart to the signature log for the grant checkbook.

Renyer said that the KDADS training date in January has been updated from a two-day training to one-day training.

Old Business

Community Readiness Interviews: Anson reported which interviews he had completed. Kramer and Renyer are to interview two more people. There are seven complete right now, and Renyer is working on contacting a 10th option.

Data Work Group: The data group has met once and worked on the logic model for the state.

MOU/Dance letter: Renyer and Reel reported that they met with Nemaha Central’s principal and the SADD sponsor and spoke about communication between the board and the SADD groups. Discussion was held about the middle school dance and how the board should handle the MOU going forward. Renyer will work up a follow-up letter to send to the schools. The discussion was tabled until an email can be sent to the board members for discussion.

New Business

Brochures: Board members reviewed the updated brochure, and Stewart will send out the updated brochure for approval.

T-Shirts: Renyer presented the two quotes for t-shirts. Scoby Brothers has a quote of $13.63 per shirt and Say It With Sparkle presented a quote for individual shirt prices of $12. The board decided to get shirts from Say It With Sparkle.

Facebook Invites: Renyer requested board members ask their Facebook friends to like the U4Y Facebook page.

Thrivent Choice Organization: Renyer talked about getting U4Y’s name on the Thrivent website, so people can donate to us if they want to. There is no money needed to start up the fund.

Richard Strathman has resigned his position on the board effective immediately.

Renyer will email a poll to board members for the next meeting date.

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