02.10.2020 Weekly Bulletin

The Weekly Bulletin

Monday,  February 10,  2020

Attendee:    club members present  13

Call to order: President, Mary Dewey at    12:05 p.m.

Invocation: Red

Pledge: Jake Jolley

Introduction of Guests and New and Old Members (who have been gone)

none

Welcome any new or returning members

none

Birthdays and Anniversaries

none

Mystery Person:  

None today

Sign In or Pay the Pig:  

none

President Announcements

Food Bank:  Jim Murphy, Carl Scott, and Larry Fick.    Packaged cereal, buddy packs

Board Meeting next Thursday, February 20 at 6:00 pm at the Club House.  Two fundings, Xmas tree order

Soap Box Derby update: Rick McKernan
Evan Schilling is serving as Derby Director this year.  Most prior drivers have been contacted with good response.  There will be cars available.  

Computer Give Away: Rick McKerman: 50 Computers will be delivered on Wednesday, February 26.   Thursday, February 27 will be cleanup and hooking up the computers (4-6 p.m.). Additional help would be appreciated. Friday February 28 will be used to address any issues discovered on Thursday.   Saturday, February 29 computers will be given to selected recipients. Sign up sheet will be going around next week.  The Sheriffs department will again give internet safety presentation.  

Boys and Girls Club Chili Cook Off: Will be on Saturday, February 15. Scott Stager has a signup sheet for anyone able to help with cooking, serving the chili, or cleaning up.  

Scott reports that the following help is needed:
o 8:30 to noon – five people to do the prep and cooking
o noon to 2 p.m. just a couple to hold down the fort and monitor the cooking chili
o 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Five or Six people to serve chili
o 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Clean up and haul stuff back to clubhouse.  4-5 folks would be helpful.  We could use another person for this shift.  

Anyone who can help is asked to contact Scott at 573-474-5955 (H), or 573-424-4764 (cell), or stagers@missouri.edu

Table easel need has been satisfied – existing ones stored upstairs in clubhouse will be adequate

Jake Jolley mentioned that B&G club is opening 4th location at Blue Ridge school.  After school program on site.  50 capacity.  

CYBA game times: 3rd grade boys team coached by Lyman plays at 10:00 am at  Beulah Ralph  Elementary School this Saturday 2/15  and 7th/8th grade boys team coached by Tatum plays at 12:00 pm at the Columbia Sports Field house.

2nd Qtr East Missouri Conference: Will be held in Columbia on Friday, February 21 and 22 at the Drury Inn which is next to TGI Friday Restaurant.
o They will be collecting socks for homeless kids in the Columbia area
o Mary is in charge of Friday night activity – She is planning a Murder Mystery event.

.

Announcements from the Floor:  

Todays Speaker:    Lawrence Simonson from PedNet (Pedestrain and Pedaling Network)

Website: https://pednet.org

Following taken from their website

PedNet Coalition (pedestrian and pedaling network) is a nonprofit organization based in Columbia, Missouri. We work to build strong communities that are walk able, bike able, accessible, and have thriving public transit systems. We advocate for policies and infrastructure that ensure the transportation system is safe and convenient for everyone.

Mission

PedNets mission is to provide walking, biking, and transit solutions to meet peoples everyday transportation needs.

Vision

PedNets vision is towns built for people, where its easy to walk, bike, and ride transit, and everyone can get where they want to go.

2000: PedNet Coalition founded on Earth Day
2002: First Bike, Walk and Wheel Week held in Columbia with 750 participants
2003: PedNets first Walking School Bus pilot program began
2004: Successfully advocated for a Complete Streets policy in Columbia to ensure safe access for all travel modes on all new streets the first Complete Streets policy passed in the state of Missouri, and one of the first in the country
2005: Helped pass a $3.5 million sales tax for sidewalks around schools
2006: Hired as a 4-year sub-contractor to the City of Columbias GetAbout Columbia program through their $28 million federal Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Program grant
2009: Bike, Walk and Wheel Week held in Columbia with over 5,400 participants
2010: Offered first Lose the Training Wheels program for children with disabilities
2011: Established the Columbians for Modern, Efficient Transit (CoMET) campaign goal of expanded and improved public transit services
2013: PedNets first Walking Bus Stop summer pilot program began

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End of website extract

Lawrence passed out a brochure which contains their 2019 annual report.  It is well organized and thorough.  It is available on their website under the Contacts tab, or copies can be picked up at their office.  It contains short bios of their staff and list some of the activities in which they participate.  Their current office site is 201 W. Broadway, Building 3, Suite B,  Phone 573.999.9894.  

As noted above Pednet has been around for 20 years.  Over time they have changed and there is some misconceptions on what they do.  They started as trails advocate but has evolved beyond trails.  They advocate for all aspects of transportation infrastructure.

They have a staff of five – going to seven in March.  They are moving offices to larger space.  

They believe transportation can be improved by proper planning and design.  Pedestrian, bike, public transportation are all involved with improved transportation.  Improving design will help all including auto transportation.  

Plans they worked on are listed in  the annual report brochure

They are not direct service agency, but an advocacy organization lobbying for good.  They lobby for long range benefits in the community.  

They do some work outside the immediate community

They work hard to avoid mission creep always maintaining a tight focus on their core mission.  They are advocates not activists.  

The Rock Island trail completion will make Missouris  rail to trail the largest in the world.  

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UPCOMING SPEAKER/EVENTS

2/15/20 Boy’s and Girl’s Club Chili Cook-off at the Holiday Inn Expo Center
​​Kidsfrist Optimist Club Trivia Night and Chili Cook-off from 6:00 pm starting the chili and

​​7:00 starts the Trivia Contest

2/17/20Bonnie Yantzi and Phil Williams from Fun City Youth
2/22/20Habitat For Humanity Pancake Day, detail to come
2/24/20Gay Litteken from Mary Lee Johnston Community Learning Center
3/2/20Lottie Creasy from CPS Motor Lab at Rock Bridge Elementary School
3/9/20Cheryl Howard from Nora Stewart Early Learning Center
3/14/20Coyote Hill Fundraiser Pancake Breakfast at Memorial Baptist Church from 7:30 -12:00
3/16/20Peter Stipleman, Superintendent for the Columbia Public School
3/21/20Kiwanis Club Pancake Day at Columbia College from 7 am to 12 pm
3/23/20 Charles Koening from CPS Stem Program
3/30/20Elizabeth Eichenberger from True North of Columbia
4/6/20Linda Schust from Jabberwocky Studio
4/20/20Darin Preis Executive Director from Central Missouri Community Action
4/27/20Bruce Yong from CMSE-Giving Gardens
5/4/20Jessica Muller from Great Circle

Adjourn with the Creed:   1 p.m.

Optimistically Yours,

The Weekly Bulletin

Monday,  February 10,  2020

Attendee:    club members present  13

Call to order: President, Mary Dewey at    12:05 p.m.

Invocation: Red

Pledge: Jake Jolley

Introduction of Guests and New and Old Members (who have been gone)

none

Welcome any new or returning members

none

Birthdays and Anniversaries

none

Mystery Person:  

None today

Sign In or Pay the Pig:  

none

President Announcements

Food Bank:  Jim Murphy, Carl Scott, and Larry Fick.    Packaged cereal, buddy packs

Board Meeting next Thursday, February 20 at 6:00 pm at the Club House.  Two fundings, Xmas tree order

Soap Box Derby update: Rick McKernan
Evan Schilling is serving as Derby Director this year.  Most prior drivers have been contacted with good response.  There will be cars available.  

Computer Give Away: Rick McKerman: 50 Computers will be delivered on Wednesday, February 26.   Thursday, February 27 will be cleanup and hooking up the computers (4-6 p.m.). Additional help would be appreciated. Friday February 28 will be used to address any issues discovered on Thursday.   Saturday, February 29 computers will be given to selected recipients. Sign up sheet will be going around next week.  The Sheriffs department will again give internet safety presentation.  

Boys and Girls Club Chili Cook Off: Will be on Saturday, February 15. Scott Stager has a signup sheet for anyone able to help with cooking, serving the chili, or cleaning up.  

Scott reports that the following help is needed:
o 8:30 to noon – five people to do the prep and cooking
o noon to 2 p.m. just a couple to hold down the fort and monitor the cooking chili
o 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Five or Six people to serve chili
o 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Clean up and haul stuff back to clubhouse.  4-5 folks would be helpful.  We could use another person for this shift.  

Anyone who can help is asked to contact Scott at 573-474-5955 (H), or 573-424-4764 (cell), or stagers@missouri.edu

Table easel need has been satisfied – existing ones stored upstairs in clubhouse will be adequate

Jake Jolley mentioned that B&G club is opening 4th location at Blue Ridge school.  After school program on site.  50 capacity.  

CYBA game times: 3rd grade boys team coached by Lyman plays at 10:00 am at  Beulah Ralph  Elementary School this Saturday 2/15  and 7th/8th grade boys team coached by Tatum plays at 12:00 pm at the Columbia Sports Field house.

2nd Qtr East Missouri Conference: Will be held in Columbia on Friday, February 21 and 22 at the Drury Inn which is next to TGI Friday Restaurant.
o They will be collecting socks for homeless kids in the Columbia area
o Mary is in charge of Friday night activity – She is planning a Murder Mystery event.

.

Announcements from the Floor:  

Todays Speaker:    Lawrence Simonson from PedNet (Pedestrain and Pedaling Network)

Website: https://pednet.org

Following taken from their website

PedNet Coalition (pedestrian and pedaling network) is a nonprofit organization based in Columbia, Missouri. We work to build strong communities that are walk able, bike able, accessible, and have thriving public transit systems. We advocate for policies and infrastructure that ensure the transportation system is safe and convenient for everyone.

Mission

PedNets mission is to provide walking, biking, and transit solutions to meet peoples everyday transportation needs.

Vision

PedNets vision is towns built for people, where its easy to walk, bike, and ride transit, and everyone can get where they want to go.

2000: PedNet Coalition founded on Earth Day
2002: First Bike, Walk and Wheel Week held in Columbia with 750 participants
2003: PedNets first Walking School Bus pilot program began
2004: Successfully advocated for a Complete Streets policy in Columbia to ensure safe access for all travel modes on all new streets the first Complete Streets policy passed in the state of Missouri, and one of the first in the country
2005: Helped pass a $3.5 million sales tax for sidewalks around schools
2006: Hired as a 4-year sub-contractor to the City of Columbias GetAbout Columbia program through their $28 million federal Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Program grant
2009: Bike, Walk and Wheel Week held in Columbia with over 5,400 participants
2010: Offered first Lose the Training Wheels program for children with disabilities
2011: Established the Columbians for Modern, Efficient Transit (CoMET) campaign goal of expanded and improved public transit services
2013: PedNets first Walking Bus Stop summer pilot program began

————————————————————————————

End of website extract

Lawrence passed out a brochure which contains their 2019 annual report.  It is well organized and thorough.  It is available on their website under the Contacts tab, or copies can be picked up at their office.  It contains short bios of their staff and list some of the activities in which they participate.  Their current office site is 201 W. Broadway, Building 3, Suite B,  Phone 573.999.9894.  

As noted above Pednet has been around for 20 years.  Over time they have changed and there is some misconceptions on what they do.  They started as trails advocate but has evolved beyond trails.  They advocate for all aspects of transportation infrastructure.

They have a staff of five – going to seven in March.  They are moving offices to larger space.  

They believe transportation can be improved by proper planning and design.  Pedestrian, bike, public transportation are all involved with improved transportation.  Improving design will help all including auto transportation.  

Plans they worked on are listed in  the annual report brochure

They are not direct service agency, but an advocacy organization lobbying for good.  They lobby for long range benefits in the community.  

They do some work outside the immediate community

They work hard to avoid mission creep always maintaining a tight focus on their core mission.  They are advocates not activists.  

The Rock Island trail completion will make Missouris  rail to trail the largest in the world.  

————————————————————————————

UPCOMING SPEAKER/EVENTS

2/15/20 Boy’s and Girl’s Club Chili Cook-off at the Holiday Inn Expo Center
​​Kidsfrist Optimist Club Trivia Night and Chili Cook-off from 6:00 pm starting the chili and

​​7:00 starts the Trivia Contest

2/17/20Bonnie Yantzi and Phil Williams from Fun City Youth
2/22/20Habitat For Humanity Pancake Day, detail to come
2/24/20Gay Litteken from Mary Lee Johnston Community Learning Center
3/2/20Lottie Creasy from CPS Motor Lab at Rock Bridge Elementary School
3/9/20Cheryl Howard from Nora Stewart Early Learning Center
3/14/20Coyote Hill Fundraiser Pancake Breakfast at Memorial Baptist Church from 7:30 -12:00
3/16/20Peter Stipleman, Superintendent for the Columbia Public School
3/21/20Kiwanis Club Pancake Day at Columbia College from 7 am to 12 pm
3/23/20 Charles Koening from CPS Stem Program
3/30/20Elizabeth Eichenberger from True North of Columbia
4/6/20Linda Schust from Jabberwocky Studio
4/20/20Darin Preis Executive Director from Central Missouri Community Action
4/27/20Bruce Yong from CMSE-Giving Gardens
5/4/20Jessica Muller from Great Circle

Adjourn with the Creed:   1 p.m.

Optimistically Yours,

Mary Dewey, President

Prepared by Scott Stager

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Mary Dewey, President

Prepared by Scott Stager

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