Organization News: Greater Sabetha Community Foundation 7.10.18
There were 16 present for the July board meeting of the Greater Sabetha Community Foundation, which was held Tuesday, July 10, at the Buzz Cafe.
Martin Mishler reviewed the bylaws, focusing on the terms for board members. In January, board members will be renewing or moving off the board. The nominating committee will meet to discuss suggestions for new board members.
The Give to Grow committee will meet to plan this year’s event.
Gina Murchison and Kyle Allen, representing the Chamber of Commerce and Sabetha Economic Development Commission, were present to discuss joining GSCF in planning and sponsoring the Community Celebration Gala. The special events committee will meet with them to discuss details.
Allen presented an update about what SEDC is doing to promote Sabetha through a video campaign that will start this week. These short videos will be available for businesses and individuals to promote the town. The videos will highlight the community, manufacturing and housing.
Jerre Lauer, Sabetha Cemetery Board member, shared about two projects they are funding through donations. The first is for straightening stones that are not maintained by family members. The other project is transferring all the records to an electronic system.
Scott Burger and John Pierson shared about the new press box project at Sabetha High School. The SHS Booster Club fund has benefited from two years of Give to Grow and those funds will be withdrawn to pay bills for the press box. Pierson said Aberle Ford, Community National Bank, Morrill and Janes Bank and Edelmans Home Center also have donated $10,000 each to advertise on the press box.
Dave Remmers reported that the Sabetha Health and Wellness Center committee that has planned and raised money for 10 years will be turning the project over to the Sabetha Community Hospital, the City of Sabetha and AHRS. Fundraising will continue to finish the gym floors, the fitness room floors and the walking track. Remmers said $270,000 is needed, and each donation is appreciated. After SCH announces the facility director, funds will be secured to buy equipment. Work should begin this month and is expected to take 10 months to complete.
The next meeting of the GSCF board will held on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Buzz Cafe. All are welcome to come to hear what all is happening in our community.
A regional conference for community foundations in the northeast portion of Kansas will be held in Manhattan on Friday, Aug. 24.