The Weekly Bulletin
Call to order: Mary Dewey, Vice President
Invocation: Jake Jolley
Pledge: Jack Cruise
Introduction of Guests
Chase Wyckwood is the volunteer engagement coordinator at The Food Bank. After completing a Master’s degree at Dayton University, he moved to Columbia to work in his current position at The Food Bank. He is a potential new member of our club.
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Mystery Person –
V.P. Mary Dewey made today’s award to Jim Murphy
Charlie Langreder mentioned a sighting of Chuck Pease and his wife. Chuck is maneuvering with a walker but is in good spirits and plans to attend our Shrimp Fest October dinner. Charlie asked about any sightings of Steve Henderson. Jake mentioned he was a judge and participant at the Boys and Girls Club fundraiser, Chili Cook-Off. Sid talked with him a month ago. He was in good spirits but did not look well. He is recovering from the after effects of multiple surgeries stemming from knee replacement surgery gone wrong.
- Sign In or Pay the Pig
Carl recognized Red Leighton for showing up with Carl at the Cow Patty Bingo event in Midway and
Jim Yankee for rappelling last Saturday at the ‘Over the Top” event at the Tiger Hotel
He also mentioned our board member Nadia Ryakhmyatullov hosted the event.
- Welcome any new or returning members.
- Food Bank – Jim Murphy/Larry Fick
Jim and Larry spent four hours packaging carrots last week. More members are welcome to join them.
- Tree lot – Jim Murphy, C.O. Scheffer, Rick McKernan
C.O reports some uncertainty with a firm tree delivery date. The North Carolina hurricane is effecting transportation all over the country as supplies are being shipped to restore hurricane damage. C.O. will keep us posted as we get closer to the actual delivery. Jim Murphy is asking for a Member Work Day at the clubhouse. Help is needed to set up the lot and install the two drill bits in preparation for the tree delivery. He suggests Saturday, October 27 at 9:00 am. Carl Scott mentioned Amazon is now offering Frazer trees for Christmas online with free delivery. No one thought $150.00 for a 7’ Frazer would be competition to our fund raiser.
- Koeze/Gift – Steve Winters, Jake Jolley
Steve repeated delivery dates:
Customer can expect delivery on Nov. 5 for orders in by October 24
Customer can expect delivery on Nov. 19 for orders in by Nov 7
Customer can pick up order at clubhouse on Dec 10 for orders in by Nov 28.
Steve needs help unloading Koeze Nuts when each shipment arrives and more volunteers to pick items for individual orders. More on specific dates and times for help with the October, November and December shipments will follow. Contact Steve to volunteer: firstname.lastname@example.org/.
- Club Social – Steve Winters: Oct 30th, Shrimp Fest.
Steve has 30 lbs. of 15 count shrimp in the freezer with 15 lbs. available for purchase when numbers increase. Other menu items include pasta with a special linguine sauce and blackberry cobbler with ice cream
- Announcements from the floor.
Jake Jolley headed the DOC delegation to the Show Me State Games Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. The DOC was honored with the Nancy Trass Hall of Fame trophy for our many years of volunteer service. The mounted plaque was circulated at the luncheon and will be put on display in the clubhouse. This is the first year this award was given to an organization rather than an individual.
John Baker, Community Foundation
John Baker is the Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Central Missouri. It’s the only foundation of its kind in Missouri. John was the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Columbia for 13 years prior to a vocation change from religion to finance. He and his wife Judy have been active in the community. She is a former state representative and candidate for state treasurer. The couple hosted one of the Russian doctors during the DOC three week exchange program.
Today’s session was all about philanthropy. As people grow in life so do their financial stability. Once retirement savings and inheritance for kids and grandkids are secure, it’s a good feeling to know your work through life can be helpful to some unrelated group or cause. The CFCM provides this opportunity for people in ten counties in central Missouri. The CFCM mission is to Inspire and Nurture Philanthropy for the Public Good. As John puts it “A slice of what you have become can aid others not related over time.” A simple $20,000 gift can sustain a group or cause at $1,000 a year for 20 years without touching the principle.
CFCM works with donors to connect their gift to public charities (501(c) 3’s). A donor names a trust to be public or anonymous for their gift, names the charity, decides the level of investment risk and takes the maximum allowable tax deduction for their gift. CFCM’s 17 member Board administers the trust for a nominal fee. In its eight years of existence CFCM has gone from zero to $9 million in holdings. They manage 103 separate trust funds issuing grants of $614,000 in 2017. In addition they managed the COMO Gives providing $718,000 in grants last year.
There are five categories of funds: A Donor Advisory Fund allows the donor to name the charity and how the funds are invested; a Designated Fund is an endowment style of fund.; a Field of Interest Fund has the donor naming an interest to direct annual grants but directs CFCM to select the charity/charities; a Scholarship Fund is used to provide scholarship grants from anywhere from pre-school to post-graduate programs; finally an Unobstructed Fund directs the CFCM board to decide where to direct grants.
Board members serve three year terms and can extend their time on the board two move times. If anyone wants more information, is interested in providing a gift or joining the board, feel free to contact John Baker at 573-817-5027 or email@example.com or at P.O. Box 6015, Columbia, MO 65205. John’s offices are located at 701 E. Broadway in Columbia.
Sept 24 – Merideth Lehman, Child Life Program at Women’s & Children’s Hosp.
Oct 1 – Randy Kiser, Counselor w/ CLAIM, – Medicare 101
Adjourn with the Creed: 1:00