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

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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.  

————————————————————————————

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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02.03.2020 Weekly Bulletin

The Weekly Bulletin

Monday, February 3, 2020

Attendee: club members present 13

Call to order: President, Mary Dewey at 12:03 pm

Invocation: Rick

Pledge: Cyrilla

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

none

Welcome any new or returning members

none

Birthdays and Anniversaries

non

Mystery Person:

Larry picked Rick

Sign In or Pay the Pig:

Carl finally had his badge, but put in 4 quarters for the four quarters in yesterday Superbowl game.

President Announcements

· Food Bank: Jim Murphy, Carl Scott, and Larry Fick. Packaged cereal, removed shrink wrap on products destined for senior packs.

· Soap Box Derby update: Rick McKernan Evin Schilling will serve as Derby Director this year. Most prior drivers have been contacted with good response. There will be cars available. Organizational meeting this week of board.

· 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.). 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:

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 He also asked if anyone had a table easel to display last years 3rd place engraved cutting board. Additionally smaller stands for a couple of the photos would be nice. Mary says she can come up with an easel to hold the cutting board.

· Chili Cook Off at the Clubhouse: (Cancelled) This was scheduled for Thursday 02/06 but was cancelled because of only one chili’s offered and small signup to attend.

· CYBA game times: 3rd grade boys team coached by Lyman plays at 9:00 am at Battle Elementary School this Saturday 2/8 and 7th/8th grade boys team coached by Tatum has a bye week 2/8.

· 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:

A number of members reported having gone to the Midway and Ashland pancake feeds this past weekend.

Today’s Speaker:

Tim Haller from Big Muddy National Fish & Wildlife Refuge

website: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/big_muddy/

He will be talking about the wild land, fire fighting and helicopters

Tim is with the Fish and Wildlife Service. This is a federal department within the Department of Interior.

Their Office and Visitor Center is across the river near Booneville. Take the Woolridge exit (111) and go right to the north. Take a left almost immediately – not the direction of the Clydesdale farm. They have a public meeting room which is available for non profit groups. They have been in this new building for three years, but there is one last mile yet to be paved.

The land along the river managed by them belongs to the Corp of Engineers and was purchased in 1994 after the 1993 flood.

They manage 6400 acres in the immediate area. From St. Louis to Kansas City there are 20,000 acres under their management. There are an additional few small areas within the state but not adjacent to the river that they also manage.

They primarily manage land for wildlife. They even do prescribed burns to manage the land. There is one coming up if weather permits.

In addition to their daily duties employees of the Fish and Wildlife Services serve as wild fire firefighters. They receive regular training for this and are rated for physical abilities. They receive specialized training and are listed with specialties that are needed in wildfire firefighting. There is a national database of all personnel which lists their ratings. They are subject to immediate call to service whenever the need arises and and are required to report to wherever in the country they are needed.

Tim discussed some details on the logistics of getting people to fires as needed. It is quite a massive operation that can place fire fighting bases quickly whenever and wherever needed.

In addition to other qualifications Tim is qualified for helicopter service. He can provide support in helicopter firefighting. He had some slides and discussed how helicopters are used in wildfire suppression. He showed three sizes of helicopters that are used from small ones that handle only 3-4 people and maybe only 100 pounds of water up to the large Sikorsky sky cranes that carry very large water tanks. There was one photo of one of the big ones dropping a syphon into a water tank to suck up water to be dropped on a fire. Supplying water for these in remote areas can be a challenge sometimes requiring it be trucked in to pick up sites by tanker.

They perform wildland firefighting. They do not have structural qualifications. Structural firefighting is done by local properly trained firefighters with support from wildland firefighters.

UPCOMING SPEAKER/EVENTS

· 2/10/20 Lawrence Simonson from PedNet (Pedestrain and Pedaling Network)

· 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 Lab at Rock Bridge Elementary School

· 3/9/20 Cheryl Howard from Nora Stewart Early Learning Center

· 3/14/20 Coyote Hill Fundraiser Pancake Breakfast at Memorial Baptist Church from 7:30 -12:00

· 3/16/20 Peter Stipleman, Superintendent for the Columbia Public School

· 3/21/20 Kiwanis Club Pancake Day at Columbia College from 7 am to 12 pm

· 3/23/20 Charles Koening from CPS Stem Program

· 3/30/20 Elizabeth Eichenberger from True North of Columbia

· 4/6/20 Linda Schust from Jabberwocky Studio

· 4/27/20 Bruce Yong from CMSE-Giving Gardens

· 5/4/20 Jessica Muller from Great Circle

Adjourn with the Creed: 1:04 p.m.

Optimistically Yours,

Mary Dewey, President

Prepared by Scott Stager

01.27.2020 Weekly Bulletin

The Weekly Bulletin

Monday, January 27, 2020

 

Attendee:    club members present  13

 

Call to order: President, Mary Dewey at   12:03   pm

 

Invocation: Rick McKeman

             

Pledge: Carl Scott

 

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

 

none

 

Welcome any new or returning members

 

none

 

Birthdays and Anniversaries

 

Kansas Day 1/29 – Rick wanted to celebrate.  He asked if anyone knew the exact date when Missouri became a state.  Someone replied Tuesday.

 

Mystery Person:

 

Bonnie – picked C.O.

 

Sign In or Pay the Pig:

 

  • Carl – 50 yrs ago Chiefs won Super Bowl.
  • Rick- badge, and on TV with story of upcoming Computer Give away.
  • Scott – Ronald McDonald newsletter spot with picture.
  • Mary last week in City newsletter.

 

President Announcements

 

  • I would like to Thank everyone who came out last Monday in the snow for our make up Holiday Party. We had a great turn out.

 

  • We had four funding at our Board meeting on Thursday, January 16. They were
  • CYBA League of $300.00 for our two team we sponsored
  • Jr Achievement: We didn’t fund not enough information.
  • Big Tree Volleyball Club: $250
  • Big Brother and Big Sister: $2100

 

  • Food Bank: Jim Murphy, Carl Scott, and Larry Fick.  Buddy Packs (week before last)

 

  • Soap Box Derby update: Rick McKernan
    Evin Schilling will serve 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 delivered on Wednesday, February 26. Thursday, February 27 will be cleanup and hooking up the computers. Friday February 28 will be used to address any issues discovered on Thursday.  Saturday, February 29 computer 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 willing to help with cooking or serving  the chili.

    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.

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

      He also asked if anyone had a table easel to display last years 3rd place engraved cutting board.  Additionally smaller stands for a couple of the photos would be nice.  Mary says she can come up with an easel to hold the cutting board.

 

  • Chili Cook Off at the Clubhouse: Steve Winter will be out from his knee surgery.  Kelly Schilling has stepped up to put this together.   Cook off will be held on Thursday, February 6 (Optimist Day) at the Clubhouse – 6 p.m.  Cost is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids. If you bring Chili you eat for FREE. We need 6-8 people to make chili. Larry will start taking money and names of who is going to bring Chili today.

 

  • CYBA game times: 3rd grade boys team coached by Lyman plays at 8:00 am at Battle Elementary School this Saturday 2/1 and 7th/8th grade boys team coached by Tatum plays the same day at 9:00 am at the 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 Resta
    • 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.

 

  • Mary got lumber donated from LA Crosse Lumber to fix up the broken tree stands. We will be building them this spring or summer.

 

Announcements from the Floor:

 

 

Today’s Speaker:    

 

JoNette Weaver from Meals on Wheels

She started by thanking us for what we do in the community.

 

She is a retired Elementary Teacher/Principal.  She is the fund raising and volunteer coordinator.  She has lived 47 years in Columbia

 

Many years some local folks felt there was a need for providing meals to seniors or others who were homebound or unable to provide meals for themselves.  Meals on wheels started at what was the Calvary Baptist church activities building.

 

21 years ago they began searching for a partner and found a great one in the VA hospital.  VA already was producing meals for the hospital and had both facilities and personal who could prepare large quantities of meals.  In addition VA can get the food ingredients at government  rates and have registered dietician on site to ensure the meals are well balanced.  Meals on Wheels has contracted with them to do all the meal planning and creation. Meals are delivered by large group of volunteers.

 

Meals on Wheels is a non profit, have no federal involvement so no federal oversight or complications of funding suspensions.  This gives them much more flexibility in their operation.

 

There are three criteria  for qualifying to receive Meals on Wheels.  Satisfying any single one of them makes someone eligible.

 

  • Age >= 70
  • Recent hospitalization to help heal better
  • Chronic illness or disability.

 

They are members of a national group, but there is no funding or criteria coming down.  Each local group determines their own funding method.

 

Someone can call and get meals as soon as the next day.

 

Meals consist of a box dinner with three components

entree

carbs

vegetable

Today for example the meal consisted of Taco, rice, and green beans plus a beverage

 

The maximum price anyone pays is between $5-6.  There are subsidies for low income which are supported by fund raising.  80%  of recipients do get help with funding.

 

Evening box dinners are available.  They usually consist of old cuts, jello or something similar.  30% of recipients get the box dinner.  They pay the same price for it as main dinner.

 

In addition to M-F meals, 35 meals go out Fridays for weekends.  Last Friday was particularly difficult  because of the bad weather.  They did 3 emergency deliveries in snow last weekend.

 

Recipients can sign up for as few as 3 days a week.

 

Over 100 volunteers help out in a typical week.  They head in 21 directions from the VA.  There is lots of training and volunteers need to be flexible, There were 197 active volunteers last year who provided over 11,000 hours of service.

 

They have a number of college student volunteers – 10 per semester who juggle schedules and drive on a weekly basis.   There are a couple of home school Moms who bring their children along which is a big hit with recipients.

 

Each volunteer makes 3-10 stops with an average 125 meals delivered per day.

 

An added benefit is that drivers can watch for problems and emergency contacts can be notified when necessary.

 

Funding:

  1. Client sliding fee scale.
  2. Fund raising – April Big Wheels partnership with Panera. $10 for a meal with $5 going back to Meals on Wheels.  These are sold to businesses with 4000 sold last time.  There is sometimes a fall fundraiser.
  3. COMO
  4. Grants from agencies, foundations and private companies like Veterans United.

 

At the present time their radius of coverage is within the city limits of Columbia.  They have a goal for 2020 to get to Ashland where there is currently no senior food service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING SPEAKER/EVENTS

 

  • 2/1/20 Ashland  and Midway Optimist Club Pancake Breakfast from 6 am to 1 pm
  • 2/3/20 Tim Haller from Big Muddy National Fish & Wildlife Refuge
  • 2/10/20 Lawrence Simonson from PedNet (Pedestrain and Pedaling Network)
  • 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 Humanity Pancake Day for detail to come
  • 2/24/20 Gay Litteken from Mary Lee Johnston Community Learning Center
  • 3/2/20 Lottie Creasy from CPS Motor Lab at Rock Bridge Elementary School
  • 3/9/20 Cheryl Howard from Nora Stewart Early Learning Center
  • 3/14/20 Coyote Hill Fundraiser Pancake Breakfast at Memorial Baptist Church from 7:30 -12:00
  • 3/16/20 Peter Stipleman, Superintendent for the Columbia Public School
  • 3/21/20 Kiwanis Club Pancake Day at Columbia College from 7 am to 12 pm
  • 3/23/20 Charles Koening from CPS Stem Program
  • 3/30/20 Elizabeth Eichenberger from True North of Columbia
  • 4/6/20 Linda Schust from Jabberwocky Studio
  • 4/27/20 Bruce Yong from CMSE-Giving Gardens
  • 5/4/20 Jessica Muller from Great Circle

 

Adjourn with the Creed:  12:57 p.m.

 

Optimistically Yours,

 

Mary Dewey, President

 

Prepared by Scott Stager

01.20.2020 Weekly Bulletin

The Weekly Bulletin

Monday, January 20, 2020

 

Attendee:   club members present  about 18

 

Call to order: President, Mary Dewey at 12:06 p.m.

 

Invocation:  Odie Swanegan (Deb Swanegan’s husband)

             

Pledge: Steve Klein

 

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

 

Jim Murphy’s wife, Sid Sullivan’s wife, Rick Mckeman’s wife, Deb Swanegan’s husband, Audrey Sapp (John Sapp Wife), Steve’s daughter,  and older member Robert Maxey.

 

Welcome any new or returning members

 

Greg Grimes

 

Birthdays and Anniversaries:

 

none

 

Mystery Person:

.

No Mystery  Person

 

Sign In or Pay the Pig:

 

None

 

President Announcements

 

  • We offical changed the Dowtown Optimsit Club Tree Lot to John H Sapp Memorial Tree. We had his wife Audrey there when we did the ribbon cutting for this event before we had lunch. Here is a picture of the sign if everyone hasn’t sen it yet. This is th sign that is hanging outside as soon you enter the tree lot. Thank you Steve, Rebeca and Tom for making the signs for us.

 

  • 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 Resta
    • 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

 

  • Food Bank: Jim reported that he worked with 4 Mizzou Baseballs while he was there Monday. He thank them for coming out and help unload the Christmas Trees in November. They told Jim “We really loved the breakfast you all served us that morning.”

 

  • Koeze Nuts – (There are a few items left for sale at 25 % off available at the clubhouse)

 

  • Computer Give Away: Rick McKernan says the computers will be delivered to the club house on Wednesday, February 26. Thursday, February 27 will the day of cleanup and hooking up all the computers. 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 to help will be passed around in the next two weeks.

 

  • Boys and Girls Club Chili Cook Off: Will be on Saturday, February 15. Scott Stager will be passing around a signup sheet next week to see who wants to help with cooking or serving  the chili.

    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 oversee the cooking chili
    • 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Five 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.

      Sign up sheet will be available soon.  Anyone who can help is asked to contact Scott at 573-474-5955 (H), or 573-424-4764 (cell)

 

 

  • Chili Cook Off at the Clubhouse: Steve Winter will be out from his knee surgery.  Kelly Schilling has stepped up to put this together.   Cookoff will be held on Thursday, February 6 (Optimist Day) at the Clubhouse – 6 p.m.  Cost is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids. If you bring Chili you eat for FREE. We need 6-8 people to make chili. Larry will start taking money and names of who is going to bring Chili today.

 

  • Soap Box Derby: Will have their first organizational meeting Next Tuesday 7 p.m. at clubhouse

 Announcements from the Floor:

 

 

Today’s Speaker:    

Speaker couldn’t come in rescheduled for Monday, February 17

 

.   UPCOMING SPEAKER/EVENTS

 

  • 1/25/20 COSMO Pancake Breakfast at 1715 Burlington St  from 6 am to 1 pm
  • 1/27/20 JoNette Weaver from Meals on Wheels
  • 2/1/20 Ashland Optimist Club Pancake Breakfast from 6 am to 1 pm
  • 2/3/20 Tim Haller from Big Muddy National Fish & Wildlife Refuge
  • 2/10/20 Lawrence Simonson from PedNet (Pedestrain and Pedaling Network)
  • 2/15/20 Boy’s and Girl’s Club Chili Cook-off at the Holiday Inn Expo Center  
    Kids First Optimist Club Trivia Night and Chili Cook-off  at the Legion Club . 6:00 pm start serving the chili and  at 7:00 the Trivia Contest begins
  • 2/17/20 Bonnie Yantzi and Phil Williams from Fun City Youth Academy
  • 2/22/20 Habitat Humanity Pancake Day for detail to come
  • 2/24/20 Gay Litteken from Mary Lee Johnston Community Learning Center
  • 3/2/20 Lottie Creasy from CPS Motor Lab at Rock Bridge Elementary School
  • 3/9/20 Cheryl Howard from Nora Stewart Early Learning Center
  • 3/14/20 Coyote Hill Fundraiser Pancake Breakfast at Memorial Baptist Church from 7:30 -12:00
  • 3/16/20 Peter Stipleman, Superintendent for the Columbia Public School
  • 3/23/20 Charles Koening from CPS Stem Program
  • 4/6/20 Linda Schust from Jabberwocky Studio
  • 4/27/20 Bruce Yong from CMSE-Giving Gardens

 

Adjourn with the Creed: 

 

Optimistically Yours,

 

Mary Dewey, President

 

Prepared by Scott Stager

 

 

 

East Missouri District 2018-2019 “IT’S FOR THE KIDS”

01.13.2020 Weekly Bulletin

The Weekly Bulletin

Monday, January 13, 2020

 

Attendee:   club members present  12

 

Call to order: President, Mary Dewey at 12:06 p.m.

 

Invocation:  Mary Dewey

             

Pledge: Steve Klein

 

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:

.

Jim Murphy picked Carl for all his work at clubhouse

 

Sign In or Pay the Pig:

 

Steve Klein: no badge, Carl: no badge, Tiger SEC win this weekend;  KU lost, Chiefs won,

 

 

President Announcements

 

  • Board Meeting: This Thursday at 6:00 pm at the clubhouse.  There are four funding request

 

  • 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 Resta
    • 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

 

  • Food Bank: packaged cereal

 

  • Koeze/ Restaurant Certificates– (There are a few items left for sale at 25 % off available at the clubhouse) We will have them on Monday, January 20 at the Luncheon .

 

  • Holiday Luncheon: Which was postponed before the holidays because of inclement weather will be on Monday January 20, 2020 at the Clubhouse. Larry Ficks is still  collecting money.  We are having fried chicken, herb-roasted pork loin, white cheddar macaroni, garden salad, apple Waldorf salad, and rolls.  The cost is $11.00 per person.

 

  • Computer Give Away: Rick McKernan says the computers will be delivered to the club house on Wednesday, February 26. Thursday, February 27 will the day of cleanup and hooking up all the computers. 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 to help will be passed around in the next two weeks.

 

  • Boys and Girls Club Chili Cook Off: Will be on Saturday, February 15. Scott Stager will be passing around a signup sheet next week to see who wants to help with cooking or serving  the chili.

    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 oversee the cooking chili
    • 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Five 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.

      Sign up sheet will be available soon.  Anyone who can help is asked to contact Scott at 573-474-5955 (H), or 573-424-4764 (cell)

 

 

  • Chili Cook Off at the Clubhouse: Steve Winter will be out from his knee surgery.  Kelly Schilling has stepped up to put this together.   Cookoff will be held on Thursday, February 6 (Optimist Day) at the Clubhouse – 6 p.m.  Cost is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids. If you bring Chili you eat for FREE. We need 6-8 people to make chili. Larry will start taking money and names of who is going to bring Chili today.

 

  • CYBA: We are sponsoring two teams. 3rd grade boys who have already played their first game.   7/8 grade boys will play at Columbia Sports Field House Sat at noon.
  • Soap Box Derby: Will have their first organizational meeting Next Tuesday 7 p.m. at clubhouse
  • Cyrilla: reports that Mary Lehman is doing fine with good care from her kids, but she doesn’t get out much – She is now 94.

    Cyrilla also received a text from Steve Winters reporting on his condition following knee.  Pain level is low and he is doing joint stretches.  He is walking with walker, up/down staircase 3 times since Saturday.
     

Announcements from the Floor:

 

 

Today’s Speaker:    

Carla Lewis from CRIB program at Douglass High School

 

CRIB provides daycare for babies up to 2 years of age while their moms attend high school.  They have the capacity to handle eight babies.  Children three years and older participate in Title One preschool whose classroom is right next door).

 

Carla has taught for 20 years with the school district.  She also teaches childhood development at the MACC (Moberly Area Community College) campus at Parkade.  MACC students assist with the CRIB program.

 

Pregnant teens are encourage to go to Douglas because of the daycare.  This allows them to continue their education and hopefully get their high school diploma.  Mothers attend classes while their babies are lovingly cared for by CRIB.  Getting mothers to trust them so that they can be comfortable being away from their babies is the first step.  Mothers can come by anytime during the day to be with their babies.

 

In recent years the demographics of the teen mothers served have changed.  Many are now non english speaking immigrants. Many come from high poverty with parents divorced or never present.  They have to deal with depression.  Grandma was likely a teen Mom.  There are councilors at Douglas plus other therapy is available.

 

Other schools in the district do not have daycare.  In fact Douglass is the only high school in Missouri with a daycare.  They get lots of visitors wanting to see how they operate as an alternative school.

 

One things missing is that Douglas doesn’t have a gifted program.  They have had a girl have to give up the gifted program to be able to go to Douglas.

 

CRIB works closely with Parents as Teachers who help direct teen moms to the program.

 

They do take donations.  Diapers, wipes, and other baby needs including clothes

 

Last year there were 35 pregnant girls in the school district. Douglas served 12 of them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING SPEAKER/EVENTS

 

 

  • 1/20/20 Bonnie Yantzi and Phil Williams from Fun City Youth Academy w/ holiday luncheon
  • 1/25/20 COSMO Pancake Breakfast at 1715 Burlington St  from 6 am to 1 pm
  • 1/27/20 JoNette Weaver from Meals on Wheels
  • 2/1/20 Ashland Optimist Club Pancake Breakfast from 6 am to 1 pm
  • 2/3/20 Tim Haller from Big Muddy National Fish & Wildlife Refuge
  • 2/10/20 Lawrence Simonson from PedNet (Pedestrain and Pedaling Network)
  • 2/15/20 Boy’s and Girl’s Club Chili Cook-off at the Holiday Inn Expo Center  
    Kids First Optimist Club Trivia Night and Chili Cook-off  at the Legion Club . 6:00 pm start serving the chili and  at 7:00 the Trivia Contest begins
  • 2/17/20
  • 2/22/20 Habitat Humanity Pancake Day for detail to come
  • 2/24/20 Gay Litteken from Mary Lee Johnston Community Learning Center
  • 3/2/20 Lottie Creasy from CPS Motor Lab at Rock Bridge Elementary School
  • 3/9/20 Cheryl Howard from Nora Stewart Early Learning Center
  • 3/14/20 Coyote Hill Fundraiser Pancake Breakfast at Memorial Baptist Church from 7:30 -12:00
  • 3/16/20 Peter Stipleman, Superintendent for the Columbia Public School
  • 3/23/20 Charles Koening from CPS Stem Program
  • 4/6/20 Linda Schust from Jabberwocky Studio
  • 4/27/20 Bruce Yong from CMSE-Giving Gardens

 

Adjourn with the Creed: 

 

Optimistically Yours,

 

Mary Dewey, President

01.06.2020 Weekly Bulletin

The Weekly Bulletin

Monday, January 6, 2020

 

Attendee:  15  club members present 

 

Call to order: President, Mary Dewey at 12:05  pm

 

Invocation:  Rick McKernan

             

Pledge: Jerry Sullivan

 

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

 

none

 

Welcome any new or returning members

 

none

 

Birthdays and Anniversaries: Jack Cruise birthday on Tuesday, Bonnie Langreder birthday on Wednesday, and Carl Scott birthday on Friday

 

Mystery Person:   Carl Scott gave the $10.00 gift card to Larry Fick for all his work that he does at the Food Bank.

 

Sign In or Pay the Pig:  Rick McKernan gave a $.25 for his missing bandage,  Carl Scott gave $.50 one was for the Battle High School Girl Wrestling Tournament, and the other for Kansas beginning #1 for only one week.

 

President Announcements

 

  • I would like to Thank everyone who helped at the Christmas tree lot this season. I would like to Thank Jim Murphy for all help he did with tre lot this year from delivery day to clean up

 

  • 2nd Qtr East Missour Conference will be held in Columbia on Friday, February 21 and 22 at the Drury Inn by TGI Friday Resturant.

 

  • Food Bank: Jim Murphy, Carl Scott, and Larry Fick. They bagged up popcorn and set up the cartons for the Senior Boxes

 

  • Koeze/ Restaurant Certificates– Steve Winter  (There is 7 items left for sale at 25 % at the clubhouse) Please let me know if you are interested in buy anything. We will have them on Monday, January 20 at the Luncheon .

 

  • Christmas Tree Lot update:O. Scheffer we had a great year. Not sure what the finally total is on the trees until Jack lets him know.

 

  • Holiday Luncheon:  Will be on Monday January 20, 2020 at the Clubhouse. Larry Ficks still  collecting for the Holiday Luncheon.  We are having fried chicken, herb-roasted pork loin, white cheddar macaroni, garden salad, apple waldorf salad, and rolls.  We need to know who would like cake, cupcakes or pies for dessert.  The cost is $11.00 per person.

 

  • Computer Give Away: Rick Mckernan says: the computers will be delivered to the club house on Wednesday, February 26, Thursday, February 27 will the day of clean up and hooking up all the computers, Friday, February 28 will be finish up what didn’t get done on Thursday, and Saturday, February 29  Computer  give away . Sign up will be passed around in the next two weeks

 

  • Boys and Girls Club Chili Cook Off: Will be on Saturday, February 15. Scott Stager will be passing around a signup sheet next week to see who wants to help with cooking or  servicing  the chili.

 

  • Chili Cook Off at the Clubhouse: Steve Winter will be out from his knee surgery. So someone else need to pick up to put this together for him. 

 

  • Reminder tonight is Sunrise Optimist Club Wild Game Dinner starting at 6:00 pm at their club house

Look at highlighted Pancake breakfasts
 

Announcements from the Floor:

 

Rick McKernan let us know that someone donated us some Lead Organ Pipes that will picked up from his house and will place in the back yard of the clubhouse. The lead will be melted down to make weights for the derby cars.

 

Today’s Speaker:    

  • Carol Montie from Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association

 

Mission of the

Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association is a not for profit agency that educates, supports, and advocates for foster and adoptive children, youth and families in central Missouri by offering services and partnering with community and governmental agencies to develop healthy and self-sufficient individuals and families.

Founded in 2007 by a former foster youth, foster parents, and adoptive parents, the CMFCAA is a community service organization that provides for the needs of foster, adoptive, kinship, and guardianship youth and families. What began as a small support group has grown into a multifaceted organization that provides direct support, education, services and advocacy to foster and adoptive families in a 13 county central Missouri region.

Currently, we are assisting over 640 foster families, over 1400 foster children, over 400 adopted children in our service area. Our goal is to be a support to the families, children and youth in this area, and we work tirelessly to provide much needed services to them.

In 2013, CMFCAA was recognized by the State of Missouri as the Central Missouri Adoption Resource Center in partnership with the Missouri Department of Social Services and LINC.

In 2017, we adopted two new programs to further our impact. 30 Days to Family® is a short-term intervention to diligently search for a child’s relatives and kin to identify potential placement options and supports. Extreme Recruitment® is a race to find permanency for youth using 12-20 weeks of intensive recruitment efforts and permanency preparation. Family Development is designed to recruit and train families to become resource families for abused and neglected children in order to increase the number of qualified, supportive families in Central Missouri. With these new programs CMFCAA is able to reach more children and families to provide stability and support to the children who need it the most.

Did you know?

  • There are over 13,050 children in Missouri foster care
  • At the beginning of 2015 there were 651 licensed foster homes
  • Only 48% of children who enter care are expected to be successfully reunited with their biological family
  • The average age of foster children is 9 years old
  • The average time in foster care before reunification or another form of permanency is 28 months
  • 14% of foster children without permanent family become homeless adults
  • 18-26% of foster children without permanent family end up in the prison system

Serving 13 Mid-Missouri Counties!

Currently, we are assisting over 640 foster families, over 1400 foster children, and over 400 adopted children in our service area. Our goal is to be a support to the families, children and youth in this area, and we work tirelessly to provide much needed services to them

Family Development Training

Class Descriptions

Additional Training for Certified Foster Parents

  • Spaulding courses are required for certified foster families who are interested in adoption.
  • YEN (Level A) Training, Youth Elevated Needs: An 18 hour certified training to provide foster parents tools to help children with escalated emotional and/or behavioral needs. Training topics include: relationship building, communication skills, discipline, de-escalation, behavior management techniques, management of crisis situations, documentation, and more.
  • Sibling Bond Training: A 7 hour certified training to support sibling relationships, negative effects of separations on siblings, preparing to better support and care for sibling groups, minimizing the trauma of separation and more.
  • Resource Parent Curriculum (RPC) is trauma training for families who have had a child join their family, or after 1 year of licensure.
  • Ready, Set, Fly is for families interested in working with older youth.
  • STARS courses are required for foster care licensure.
  • Caregiver STARS discusses about some of the policies, procedures, and information needed for someone who is providing care for relatives or kiddos with whom they have prior connections.

 

UPCOMING SPEAKER/EVENTS

 

  • 1/13/20 Carla Lewis from CRIB program at Douglass High School
  • 1/20/20 Bonnie Yantzi and Phil Williams from Fun City Youth Academy w/ holiday luncheon
  • 1/25/20 COSMO Pancake Breakfast at 1715 Burlington St  from 6 am to 1 pm
  • 1/27/20 JoNette Weaver from Meals on Wheels
  • 2/1/20 Ashland Optimist Club Pancake Breakfast from 6 am to 1 pm
  • 2/3/20 Tim Haller from Big Muddy National Fish & Wildlife Refuge
  • 2/10/20 Lawrence Simonson from PedNet (Pedestrain and Pedaling Network)
  • 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
  • 2/24/20 Gay Litteken from Mary Lee Johnston Community Learning Center
  • 3/2/20 Lottie Creasy from CPS Motor Lab at Rock Bridge Elementary School
  • 3/9/20 Cheryl Howard from Nora Stewart Early Learning Center
  • 3/14/20 Coyote Hill Fundraiser Pancake Breakfast at Memorial Baptist Church from 7:30 -12:00
  • 3/16/20 Peter Stipleman, Superintendent for the Columbia Public School
  • 3/23/20 Charles Koening from CPS Stem Program
  • 4/6/20 Linda Schust from Jabberwocky Studio
  • 4/27/20 Bruce Yong from CMSE-Giving Gardens

 

Adjourn with the Creed:  

 

Optimistically Yours,

 

Mary Dewey, President

 

Prepared by Scott Stager

 

 

 

East Missouri District 2018-2019 “IT’S FOR THE KIDS”

12.09.2019 Weekly Bulletin

The Weekly Bulletin 

Monday, December 9th, 2019 

 

Attendance:    club members present  13 

 

Call to order: President, Mary Dewey at      12:07 pm 

 

Invocation: Ric McKernan 

  

Pledge:  Cyrilla Galbreath 

 

 

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:    

 

C.O. awarded to Jim Murphy for all his efforts at the tree lot 

 

Sign In or Pay the Pig:   

 

Mary Dewey paid $.25 for a picture on the Missourian Progress Award website.  

 

Carl paid for Jerry Sullivan working many hours at tree lot 

 

Ric – name tag in car and for Jerry and Murphy for his tree lot work 

 

 

 

President Announcements 

 

  • Zone 2 Holiday Ugly Sweater party will be (was) held Tuesday, December 10 from 6 to 9 pm at the Sunrise Optimist Cubhouse. The cost will be $12.00 for two meats and the rest is potluck. We will be playing BINGO, drawing and silent auctions and music/dancing. Please let me know ASAP if you coming.  

 

  • Food Bank:  Jim Murphy, Carl Scott, and Larry Fick – havent been there in awhile.  Annual holiday food drive is (was) Wednesday the 11th at Luckys Food Market.   

 

  • Koeze/ Restaurant Certificates:  Steve Winter says next order coming in Thursday the 12th.  Less than 2 pallets.   

 

  • Christmas Tree Lot update: Had a busy weekend.  All remaining trees are up on Pegs.  Jack says we are within $8K of last years total.  

 

  • Holiday Luncheon:   Mary is collecting today for the Holiday Luncheon at the clubhouse next week (Dec 6th).  We are having fried chicken, herb-roasted pork loin, white cheddar macaroni, garden salad, apple Waldorf salad, and rolls. The cost is $11.00 per person.  Prior to the luncheon at 11;45 there will be a dedication of lot to John Sapp. 
     
  • Chuck Pease visitation will be Saturday at United Methodist.
      

 

Announcements from the Floor:   

 

 

Todays Speaker:     

Ron Schmidt from City of Columbia CARE program 

 

 

RON Passed around three informative brochures 

 

CARE is an acronym for Career Awareness Related Experience 

 

In the early 1980s youth crime was increasing and employment programs were disappearing in Columbia.  Local officials recognized the need to get youth employed.  So the city created a program through Parks and Recreation. 

  

Every year teenagers apply for 150 positions to work for the city, 5-600 applicants are received for these positions.  The primary targets are 14-15 year olds.  In that age group there is severe competition with college students.  The applicant pool is around 60% females and 40% male. 55-60% of these teenagers come from single parent households and minority groups.  50% are qualified for free and reduced lunch programs.   

 

These teenagers become employees of city for 8 weeks in the summer.  They are placed at various locations around town.  The cooperating businesses get free labor but are expected to provide mentoring and training, as well as monitoring, supervision and evaluation.  The intent is to give the teenager a work experience that will enhance their ability to find later employment.  Many of these student are in fact eventually hired by their training work site.   

 

The students receive minimum wage and can work up to 20-25 hours per week for the 8 week period.  

 

Applications for next summers program are open now through February and can be made online.  The program is primarily designed for at risk youth, but that is not an absolute requirement.  

 

To prepare prospective workers the city provides Worship Wednesday events for 6th through 12 grade students from now through January.  These occur every Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. on the second floor of the Armory Sports Center.  Any interested student is invited to just drop in.  These workshops help with preparing resumes, cover letters, and how to get letters of recommendation.  In addition there is the opportunity to practice interviewing and help filling out the online application.  

 

Worksites that provide employment for selected teenagers are located all over town.  The program tries to select sites that work best for the workers keeping in mind interests and location.  They are always  

recruiting work sites, wanting to place youth at something they want to do.  Placement is restricted by child labor laws since 14 and 15 year olds cant do all kinds of work.  

 

The CARE program is an area of Parks and Recreation.  Participants are full city employees.  The program is not a separate non-profit, but is general fund just like police and fire.  

 

Transportation for workers is a problem.  It is not provided by the city, but work sites can provide transportation if they wish.   

 

The program has Job Coaches to help students in the program.  They work part time and act as intermediaries between workers and job sites.  

 

CARE can be contacted at (573) 874-6400.  For their website go to WWW.CoMo.gov and search for CARE.   

 

For more information regarding becoming a CARE summer work site partner, contact Ron Schmidt at Ron.Schmidt@CoMo.gov or (573) 874-6377.   

 

 

 

 UPCOMING SPEAKER 

 

  • 12/16/19Holiday luncheon at the Clubhouse 
  • 1/6/20Carol Montie from Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association 
  • 1/13/20Carla Lewis from CRIB program at Douglass High School 
  • 1/20/20Bonnie Yantzi and Phil Williams from Fun City Youth Academy 
  • 1/27/20JoNette Weaver from Meals on Wheels 
  • 2/3/20Tim Haller from Big Muddy National Fish & Wildlife Refuge 
  • 2/10/20Lawrence Simonson from PedNet (Pedestrain and Pedaling Network) 
  • 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 
  • 3/16/20Peter Stipleman, Superintendent for the Columbia Public School  
  • 3/23/20 Charles Koening from CPS Stem Program 
  • 4/27/20Bruce Yong from CMSE-Giving Gardens 

 

Adjourn with the Creed:  12:56 p.m.  

 

Optimistically Yours, 

 

Mary Dewey, President 

 

Prepared by Scott Stager 

 

      

 

East Missouri District 2018-2019 “IT’S FOR THE KIDS”