02.16.2020 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 Leighton
Pledge: Jake Jolley
Introduction of Guests and New and Old Members (who have been gone)
Welcome any new or returning members
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Mystery Person:
None today
Sign In or Pay the Pig:
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 Sheriff’s 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:
8:30 to noon – five people to do the prep and cooking
noon to 2 p.m. just a couple to hold down the fort and monitor the cooking chili
2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Five or Six people to serve chili
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.

They will be collecting socks for homeless kids in the Columbia area
Mary is in charge of Friday night activity – She is planning a Murder Mystery event.

Announcements from the Floor:

Today’s 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.
PedNet’s mission is to provide walking, biking, and transit solutions to meet people’s everyday transportation
PedNet’s vision is towns built for people, where it’s 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: PedNet’s 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 Columbia’s 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: PedNet’s first Walking Bus Stop summer pilot program began

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
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 Missouri’s rail to trail the largest in the world.
• 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
• 2/17/20 Bonnie Yantzi and Phil Williams from Fun City Youth
• 2/22/20 Habitat For Humanity Pancake Day, detail to come
• 2/24/20 Gay Litteken from Mary Lee Johnston Community Learning Center
• 3/2/20 Lottie Creasy from CPS Motor
• 3/9/20 Cheryl Howard from Nora
• 3/14/20 Coyote Hill Fundraiser Pancake
• 3/16/20 Peter Stipleman, Superintendent
• 3/21/20 Kiwanis Club Pancake Day
• 3/23/20 Charles Koening from CPS
• 3/30/20 Elizabeth Eichenberger from
• 4/6/20 Linda Schust from Jabberwocky
• 4/20/20 Darin Preis Executive Director
• 4/27/20 Bruce Yong from CMSE
• 5/4/20 Jessica Muller from Great
Adjourn with the Creed: 1 p.m.
Optimistically Yours,
Mary Dewey, President
Prepared by Scott Stager

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