We are happy to welcome nine new members as of our May 2014 meeting. We selected Susie’s Place to receive our quarterly donation; check presentation day and time TBA soon. Congratulations to Lisa Mallory for successfully and eloquently advocating for Susie’s Place.
We hope you’ll attend the upcoming meeting (bring a friend) and plan to stay for dinner afterwards! Send an email to Jocelyn Bowie if you plan to stay for the $12 salad dinner after the upcoming meeting.
Our next meeting is slated for Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at the Bloomington Country Club. Socializing starts at 5:30; our business meeting is from 6 PM to 7 PM. Come one, come all, and bring a friend. Kathy Romy from Meals on Wheels, our February recipient, will be on hand to describe the incredible impact that our group has had on the organization. Once again, we will have the option of staying for a salad dinner afterwards. See you then!
Old Man Winter is loosening his grip, so full steam ahead for our February meeting coming up in a couple of days. See you all on the 19th at the Bloomington Country Club; social time starts at 5:30. Bring a friend; bring a check, and if you’re up for renewal this quarter, bring two checks. See you Wednesday! Jeff Baldwin from the Boys and Girls Club will be on hand to tell us how our November contribution is making a difference.
In response to our recent member survey, we have made some changes and additions to the talking points for those who wish to advocate for an agency. An example of what presenters should include in their advocacy for a not-for-profit:
Identify the impact the funding will have on the organization and their mission. This should include who, how many, and the profiles of those the funds will impact. Be prepared to answer if 100% of the donations will stay in Monroe County and, if not, where some of the funds will go.