Meeting Minutes

October 19, 2021 – Unapproved Minutes

The Liberal Area Civic Group held its October meeting on Tuesday, the 19th 2021 in the Barton Mutual Education Room. Interim President Sheri Keltner called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM with thirteen members and one guest present.

Mrs. Keltner asked for a reading of the previous minutes, and upon hearing them read by Secretary Sally Fast, declared them approved. Next Treasurer Jacqui Nichols gave the Treasurer’s report. She stated the checking account held $6,584.03 and the CD held $8,679.15. Mrs. Nichols stated final results for Prairie Day had not been calculated due to pending receipt of Event Packets, she also reported receipt of $800.00 from the County Commission/Chamber for advertising.

Mrs. Keltner led a review of Prairie Day and each chairperson reported on their event. Event packets were collected by the Treasurer. A candid discussion followed on the future of Prairie Day and if it should continue or be changed in some way to gather more participation. Ideas and changes were discussed with each member being encouraged to seek and gather suggestions for future discussion.

Next details for the Business Spotlight project were finalized. The cover letter and questionnaire were approved. This project is intended to gather and share information regarding businesses, organizations and churches so that the public is aware of all that is happening and available locally. The Lamar Democrat, Liberal News and Facebook will be used to share the information gathered. Mary’s Flower Cart Café will serve as a physical site for picking up forms and leaving responses which are not electronically completed or submitted by mail.

Mrs. Keltner reminded the group that Santa Day will be held December 4 in the High School gym. Preliminary details were addressed with finalization taking place at the November meeting. The consensus of the group was to ask for donations of purchased cookies rather than homemade due to the remaining presence of Covid.

The election of officers will be held in 2022, and those present were reminded of the December 1 filing deadline.
Also, Mrs. Keltner confirmed that Prairie Jubilee would be held the weekend following Prairie Day and would be another event the Civic Group would participate in.

With no other business to discuss, Carol Gaines made a motion to adjourn, Bill Keltner seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously. The meeting ended at 7:59 PM.


September 14, 2021

The Liberal Area Civic Group held its September meeting on Tuesday, the 14th 2021 in the Barton Mutual Education Room. Interim President Sheri Keltner called the meeting to order at 7:01 PM with fourteen members present.

Mrs. Keltner asked for a reading of the previous minutes, and upon hearing them read by Secretary Sally Fast, declared them approved. Next Jacqui Nichols gave the Treasurer’s report. She stated the checking account held $4,729.59 and the CD held $8,665.62.

Mrs. Keltner reviewed the agenda for Prairie Day and each chairperson reported on their event. Event packets and t-shirts were distributed.

Next Mary Toney gave an update on the new project, Business Spotlight. The intent is to collect information on businesses, churches and organizations in the Liberal area and share the information with the public so that residents will be aware of all the resources which are available locally. The group reviewed the questionnaire and discussed details for moving the project forward. It is expected that the final draft of the questionnaire and procedures will be ready next month,

Mrs. Keltner reminded the group that election of officers will be held in 2022, and that anyone interested in running for office should declare their intent by December 1.

Mrs. Keltner stated Santa Day would be the next event following Prairie Day and set the next meeting date for October 19, 2021.

With no other business to discuss, Willis Strong made a motion to adjourn, Billy Strong seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously. The meeting ended at 7:30 PM.