- Recap: Senior Center TransX Team, Common Ground Toledo
- Gallery 505 Open House
- Toledo Market Day Planning Meeting
Wednesday’s meeting of the Lewis County Senior Center Transition Team drew a sizable crowd of concerned community members. Comprised of stakeholders from all 5 Senior Centers plus county commissioners, this ad hoc committee voted at the last meeting to adopt nonprofit 501(c)3 entity status after considering numerous other options. County funding was extended to December 31, 2017 after public outcry at the initial forum held in Winlock on November 29, 2016. Creation of a team underscored the county’s decision to cut senior programs from their budget after 2017.
As most decisions depend upon finalizing a business structure, new sub committees formed to
- present a proposal to Lewis County Seniors to become a non-profit entity, working title Lewis County Seniors Nonprofit.
- Develop a business plan, bylaws, budget, policy and procedures, etc.
Questions from the room were addressed following the business meeting.
Commissioner Stamper promised one person a copy of the county budget that “precipitated this (funding) crisis.” Others chimed in that several such requests had gone unanswered.
Another spoke to the pitfalls and unforeseen expenses inherent in a retail operation (such as operating a thrift store), warning the possibility of failure can hinge on factors outside any entity’s control.
The volunteer team was complimented on their hard work by one listener.
Mona Rae Fish was named as contact person for Toledo Center, input invited.
Next meeting: 1 p.m. April 19 at Packwood Senior Center.
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Common Ground Toledo collected hundreds of one-gallon nursery pots for over 400 newly donated bare root plants and locally shared thinned plants…
Working in his yard one day, a member was recognized as “one of those people (responsible for) the downtown planters,” and made a generous donation on the spot.
Planter rehabilitation and makeovers are planned, maintenance and expansion of current greenscapes such as the first River’s Edge planting at the Toledo Post Office, and the Gospodor Eagle Plaza.
Next meeting May 3, 2017, time and location TBD.
To volunteer or follow their progress, visit CGT on Facebook.
Want to grow a little inspiration of your own?
Newly expanded Seed Library, at the Library. Of course.
Gallery 505 Artists Market hosts their locally famous Open House 1 - 8 p.m. tonight. April theme: SPRING Art & Garden Show. Meet and greet local crafters and artisans, make a work of art your own. A little something for everybody.
Also on Facebook.
Tonight: Toledo Market Day (Second) Planning Meeting 7-8 p.m. at Camp Singing Wind. Those interested in bringing local goods and produce to the community in a market setting are invited to get involved.
Health Corner returns next week.
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