Posted by Vernette Knapp on Mar 05, 2019
Speaker:  Mary Westbrook, 5224Good .
President Dick announced that President Elect Hazel would had out ballots to vote for two-three term directors.
Guests were PDG Herb Wilson, Linda Farkas.
Announcements:  Mark announced the Mini-Golf Fundraiser will be held April 1, 2019 at Colonial Lanes beginning at 5:30 pm The cost is $20.00 per person.  Kate announced that Trivia Night will be  held April 5, 2019 at the Clarion and Casey will be the MC.  The University of Iowa Credit Union was recognized for their sponsorship.  The 2nd Annual Bike Ride will be June 15 2019  9am-1:00pm.  will be looking for sponsors and volunteers.  The Community Golf Fundraiser will be held May 20, 2019.  Volunteers will be needed.
Hats off to the can sorters from Friday, March 1, 2019.  We set a record of 54 bag and collected $600.
Shelter House book sale is coming up the end of March.  Karen Franklin will be collecting books up  to March 26, 2019.  Linda Farkas wanted to thank the club for their willingness to work together to help interview and select the RYLA and and the International Affairs students.
Jim Peterson announced there were 40 people going to Xiocotepec and this is the 16th year of this project.
Dick will be gone the next two weeks.  President-Elect Hazel Seaba will conducting the meetings.
Ann Romanowski, program chair for March introduced the speaker Mary Westbrook founder of 5224GOOD, A Learning and Giving Circle for Johnson County.  5224GOOD is a targeted, informed, powerful, socially engaged circle of women making a difference through education and grant making.  They work with the Community Foundation In five years 5224GOOD has granted $150,000 to help solve community issues like food insecurity, affordable housing, mental health, substance abuse, welcoming immigrants and refugees, and empowering women and girls.  In 2019 5224GOOD is focused on enriching lives through arts and culture...creation, access and appreciation. 
5224GOOD began fall, 2013.  The first meeting was held at Midwest One March 14, 2014.  There were 35 members in the beginning, now current membership is 150. Everyone is welcome to join.  In the beginning it was discussed if it should be a women only group. To date, they have only recruited women, but men have not been excluded.
There are for meetings to complete the process to issue a grant: First meeting, brainstorm about the potential focus areas, second meeting, invite community experts to share information on the area of focus selected, third meeting, focus on learning how the community provides support for the selected focus area, fourth meeting  knowledgeable 5224GOOD members present each of selected grant applications. The membership votes and we award grants Typically give 50% of money to top vote getter, 30% to second place and 20% to the third.
Annual $250 member(required) will be used to make grants to organizations in a selected focus are.
Annual $750 endowment contribution (recommended) will be used to build an endowment fund with 5 percent of the endowment granted annually.
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