Our first foundation meeting for the new year was held on Jan. 13th. Kristy Dewey reqested a leave of absence and will be inactive as a director until further notice. Pam Hansen was appointed to fill the secretary vacancy.
Discussion was held regarding the $500 that was donated last year to be given out as a scholarship. Carolyn H. will contact the guidance counselor for information on the appliation process. Also, $125 was received and designated for the fine arts. Mrs. Trimble will get back to us with some suggestions for using these funds.
A request was received from Pippa Fineran, MS teacher, for additional books for a language arts literacy circle. The estimated cost would be around $300. Funding through the school was not available. The group voted unanimously to approve her request. Carol A. will send Pippa the application form to be returned and the books may then be ordered.
The 2nd Annual Foundation Fling has been set for April 10th. It was decided that we need to know what the entertainment will be before proceeding. Beth Wulf will check prices of "dualing pianos", and Terri Carstensen is checking on entertainers through Comedy Productions. We will then meet again on Monday, Jan. 25th at 7:30 PM in the meeting room at UBI. Sponsorships will again be offered.
It was also decided to request applications for mini-grants this spring to coincide with the district's yearly ordering process for the next year. Mrs. Trimble informed us of the budget cuts from the state and felt that there would be more needs for additional funds at this time.
The foundation is in need of persons willing to serve as committee members to help with the annual fundraiser and other events. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend the next meeting on Jan. 25th.