DATE: March 19th, 2024

START TIME: Meeting 8:00 AM

1701 Pilgrim Blvd, Yorktown, IN 47396

Agenda: 7:45 a.m.-8:00 a.m.: Doors open/Coffee served

8:00 a.m.: Call to order / Pledge of Allegiance

Introduction: Members-Question of the Month – Brianne Kelly: Are you going anywhere for Spring Break, and if so, where?

Attendees: Katadyn Connerley, Erin Hurley, Bree Hill, Marta Guinn, Alvie Sargent, Michael Cotton, Jeremy Hamilton, Missy Teats, Karen Good, Becky Monroe, Eric Baize, Keith Gary, Spencer Rutherford, Phil Gift, Carol Kosisko, Reed Levitz, Tyler Ewing, Scott Metzler, Tracey Gregory, Mary Ann Stroeh, Steve Stroeh, Marissa Earls, David Whitehair, Scott Jordan, Mark Goodpaster, Brendon Comp, Kim Evans, Erin McCabe, Brenda Olson, Molly Harty, Stacey Denny, Tia Drumm, Rigel Jackson, Bonnie Allen, Kat Blankenbaker, Brianne Kelly, Sam Schlagel, Greg Hinshaw, Maureen Walby, and Carolyn Grieves

Hot Spot: Breakfast Sponsor (3 minutes): Community Foundation

Carol Kosisko-The Community Foundation was started in 1985 by the Ball Brothers Foundation and the Ball Family. The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Inc. encourages philanthropy, assists donors in building an enduring source of charitable assets, and exercises leadership in directing resources to enhance the quality of life for residents of Muncie and Delaware County. The Community Foundation accepts gifts of all amounts and in many forms including cash, check, online, stock gifts, real estate, and more. Donors may choose to make a one-time in honor or memory of a special person in their lives, annual gifts to support community grant-making, or establish a named fund to create a lasting legacy.

The Community Foundation staff are your partner in charitable giving. Donors may consider giving to an existing fund or establishing a new fund. They have 363 different funds, over 3,000 donors, and manage over $83 million in funds. The Lily Endowment recipient was Lucy Holiday from Yorktown High School.

To learn more about what the Community Foundation is about, go to their website at:

Presentation of last month’s Minutes: Erin Ailstock: no changes

Treasurer Report: Tony Coston/Kat Blankenbaker- Our goal is to have a budget to the members by April, no later than May.

School Report: Dr. Greg Hinshaw-The school is in the planning process for the renovations and bids have come in lower than expected. The construction will start in June. The Science Department is undergoing a total renovation, the front entrance is getting improvements, and a new 30,000 sports performance facility will be south of the gym. This will be at least a 14-month project. Bonds were sold to help fund the project. In 2017, the school corporation decided that they would like each grade level to have around 225 students, they are at that number in most of the grade levels. They will not be accepting any transfer students for the elementary and high school.

Town Report: Chase Bruton/Erin Hurley- Saturday, April 6th is community clean-up day, this is for hazardous waste and shredding as well. Monday, April 8th is the Solar Eclipse and they invite the community to come to Marrows Meadow to view it. The park will be open to foot traffic only. Vehicles can park in the school parking lot. On April 13th, Sports Park of Delaware County Football Club is having their dedication at 11:00 a.m. Town Council signed the initiative for Yorktown to become a Dementia Friendly Community, all you have to do is online training and Yorktown would like to be the first community to do this!

Program: Jenny Hamilton “Full Stream Services”, Includes Q&A:

Jenny has been with LifeStream Services for 25 years and in 2018 she became the CEO. LifeStream Services covers 12 counties in East Central Indiana. They employ 175 people. The headquarters are in Yorktown but they have offices in Pendleton and Richmond as well. They have case managers available to help you with any questions you might have and they will guide you through the process. They offer several different programs and services. LifeStream offers In-Home Care Managers and Options Counselors to help clients connect with the care they need and deserve! They will come to your home and help you with the services you need. They work with 60 home care agencies to be able to find the right services for you.

Last year alone, LifeStream touched the lives of over 19,000 older adults and people with disabilities by helping them remain independent through programs and services including transportation, in-home care management, home-delivered meals, senior cafes, caregiver support, guardianship, information and referrals, and much more.

If you would be interested in volunteering, the LifeStream Volunteer Program matches students, children, adults, and groups with community needs. Join the fun of making a difference in the lives of others by completing an application to be a volunteer today. All volunteers undergo training and background checks before volunteering.

Lunch and Learns: Brendon Comp – The next Lunch and Learn will be Wednesday, June 12, 2024, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm with Tisha Gierhart at Pizza King, Yorktown. “Multi-Generational Teams Acting out”

The first lunch and learn was successful with 20 attendees. Brendon confirmed that you didn’t need to participate in the first lunch and learn to be able to participate in the next one. This is free for members and $10 for non-members.

Ambassador news: Katadyn Connerley- The ambassador council consists of these members: David Whitehair, Marissa Earls, Bonnie Allen, and Marta Guinn. The first after-hours was successful. The next member luncheon will be on April 25th at 11:30-1 at Mr. Mouse. May 9th at 4:30 will be the next After Hours and it will be held at the Carriage House. The ambassador council is looking for featured businesses to provide door prizes and with their donation, they can speak 2-5 minutes about their business. They are planning the first community picnic for this summer. It will be held on a Thursday from 1-3 pm. They will provide more information when everything is finalized. Please follow the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce on social media, share events, and post to your friends and followers. The members will get tagged on the Chamber’s social media which will add extra benefits to the members.

Brianne Kelly-she is working on a benefits one-sheet to be able to give to new members or current members who are curious what the benefits of being a member.

Civic Green Report: Kat B: Here are the sponsorships that are available for Civic on the Green: 1-$3500, 2-$1500, unlimited spots-$500, and unlimited spots-$150. The first concert is on May 31st. All concerts will be on Fridays except for the Saturday of Homecoming parade. The concert will be on that Saturday. The budget for this is $40,000.

Member Announcements:
Becky Monroe-Historic Alliance: Karen Good will be taking over and they can use more members. Becky will still be helping out.

Reed Levitz-Northwest Bank: The Northwest building is listed and for sale. He wanted to let everyone know that the banks long-term plan is to re-invest in downtown Muncie.

Stacey Denny: April 18th is the Dream Builder Breakfast for Habitat for Humanity.

Bonnie Allen-Jakes Heating and Cooling: turn on the A/C before it gets too hot to make sure it works!

Scott Metzler-Goosehead Insurance: He stated that the after-hours was a great event!

Katadyn Connerley-Encompass Home Appraisals: her son is in Cub Scouts and is looking for businesses and community projects to volunteer with. They have a bike rodeo on May 5th.

Tip of the day: Mark Goodpaster-
Never walk without a document in your hands: People with documents in their hands look like hardworking employees heading for important meetings.

Use computers to look busy: any time you use a computer, it looks like “work” to the casual observer.

Take a lot of stuff home with you at night: if you have an arm full of “work” it makes you look like you have a lot to get done and you are doing it at home!

Adjournment: Promptly at 9:00 am

Next Meeting: April 16th at Town Hall, located at 9312 W Smith St, Yorktown IN 47396. Chase Bruton will be the speaker and Apex Benefits is the Hot Spot.