Yorktown Indiana Chamber of Commerce
August 15, 2017
Mellott Family Center
INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME: Diana Smiley, Charlotte Azumah, Keith Gary, Rick Yencer, Trisha Coulter, Leslie Baim, Greg Hinshaw, David Sturgeon, Rich Lee, Kallie Sulanke, Matt Anderson, Niccole Mansker, David Riggs, Barb Baker, Al Baker, Fran Bullock, Carolyn “Buffy” Grieves, Laura Mickler, Liz Rozelle, Brendon Comp, Melissa Bucur, Angie Cravens, Kristie Carpenter, Mark Goodpaster, Mitch Isaacs, Bonita Ramirez, Maureen Walby, Dustin Humm, Ed Armantrout
QUESTION OF THE DAY: Have you attended the 100 Men Who Cook event or do you play golf? Quite a number had attended the 100 men who cook as well as play golf.
BREAKFAST SPONSOR: Yorktown Manor – Trisha Coulter – Presented information about new memory care unit, upcoming events and activities provided at the center.
SECRETARY REPORT: Approved as submitted
TREASURER REPORT: Approved as submitted
SCHOOL REPORT: School has just begun with a smooth start. David Sturgeon introduced the new superintendent, Greg Hinshaw. Hinshaw reported that enrollment was up 35-40% with total number of students at about 2,600.
TOWN REPORT: Todd Blevins reported that Movie in the Meadow would take place on August 18 at dusk, “Beauty and the Beast” would be shown with a visit from the Muncie Symphony. The movie is sponsored by Toyota of Muncie. Blevins reminded members of upcoming events including an ice cream social to be held August 24, 5 – 8 p.m., in the east parking lot at Chase Bank. Touch-A-Truck event will be held August 25, 4-7 p.m., at Morrows Meadow. BRE Luncheon to take place from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at El Rancho Poblano, August 15.
PROGRAM: CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) – Susan Page – When children are removed from their home due to abuse or neglect, CASA volunteers are assigned to represent the child or children at court hearings. CASA volunteers make recommendations to the court about what they believe is in the child’s best interest. There are presently more than 600 children in the Delaware County Court system with a need for approximately 170 additional volunteers to assist in meeting these children’s needs. CASA volunteers can train to check on the children in their school as well as their home environment. Page indicated there has been a 40% increase in child abuse and neglect cases since 2012. The impact made by CASA includes evidence that a child is more likely to be adopted; the child is half as likely to re-enter foster care, is less-likely to spend time in long-term foster care. Children involved in CASA do better in school and are more likely to maintain and consistent, responsible adult presence in their lives. Individuals, companies and organizations are invited to donate funds that are used for training and outreach. A new training session for CASA volunteers will begin September 28, 2017. The training session is a six-week commitment with a morning or evening session offered to accommodate the volunteer’s schedules. All who are interested should contact Susan Page at firstname.lastname@example.org
ANNOUNCEMENTS: 100 Men Who Cook – looking for new chefs, also is looking for golf teams for upcoming tournament. Ed Armantrout can provide additional information; Morrison Woods is breaking ground for new free-standing dementia unit to be completed by fall of 2018; Morrison Woods is sponsoring “Cookies for a Cause” raising money for books for children, $50.00 booth rental for this event. Contact Melissa Bucur for further information; The Community Foundation awarded $2,500 grant to Yorktown schools for Kickoff to Kindergarten, and also a $500 award to Yorktown Council for the Arts; Dustin Humm, from E-Keepers, encouraged non-profit organizations to sign up for the Website-Through-the-Night event to be held in January, 2018. Volunteers in conjunction with E-Keepers will provide assistance to non-profit organization with building a website.
TIP FOR THE MONTH: Mark Goodpaster thanked the ladies in the kitchen for a delicious breakfast. Goodpaster also provided information about periodic cleaning of the clothes dryer vent screen as it collects residue from dryer sheets. Goodpaster indicated that periodic cleaning of dryer screen can prevent a possible fire. Goodpaster also added that dryer sheets tucked inside your pocket help ward off mosquitos.
NEXT MEETING: September 19, 2017 – BRING A GUEST!