January 28, 2020 – Unapproved Minutes
The first meeting of the Liberal Area Civic Group for 2020 was held on Tuesday, January 28 at Mary’s Flower Cart Cafe. Nine members were present when Vice President Sheri Keltner called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.
The Vice President called for a reading of the previous minutes, and upon hearing them read by the Secretary, declared them approved. Next the Treasurer’s report was given by Jacqui Nichols, Treasurer. She stated the checking account held $8,456.65, the CD held $8,381.90, and gave an update on the costs of Santa Day and the results of the Scholarship Raffle.
Next was the biennial election of officers. The Vice President stated there had been no filings for any of the positions, and that the President had stated her desire to step down from her office. The bylaws state the Vice President will fill the absence of President, and with no filings, Mrs. Keltner agreed to serve as President on an interim basis. The slate of officers was presented as Sheri Keltner, Interim President; Jacqui Nichols, Treasurer, and Sally Fast, Secretary. Truman Gazaway made a motion to approve the officers, Willis Strong seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously.
Next the results of Santa Day were discussed. Sixty-two children visited Santa. Overall the group felt the event was a success.
Mrs. Keltner stated the Membership Drive was underway until March 30. Dues are $10.00 per individual and can be mailed to Liberal Area Civic Group, PO Box 4, Liberal, MO 64762 or left at Mary’s Flower Cart Café. Membership can be on an active or support basis.
Next Mrs. Keltner brought up future items for consideration. She stated she would research the status of Tax Paperwork which Mrs. Toney had previously been working on. Other items for future discussion were Music for the Fall Festival and items for future raffles. Mrs. Keltner was given the authority to secure a tent from World Class Rentals for Prairie Days.
The calendar of events for 2020 was listed as:
City Wide Garage Sale – June 6
Flag Retirement Ceremony – June 12
Prairie Days – September 18 & 19
Santa Day – December 5 (tentative)
A discussion followed regarding the next meeting date, which was set for March 17, 2020. With no other business to be discussed the President declared the meeting adjourned at 7:29 PM.