March 29, 2016
Following our annual tasty potluck, the business meeting was held.
President Connie Biehn called the meeting to order at 6:15 PM.
The minutes of the last meeting in December 2015 were approved.
Treasurer Sybil Solting presented the Treasurer’s Report .
Expenses were explained; the largest expenditure was the annual dues
payment. The current balance of the checking account is
$2723.50. The balance of the Scholarship/Grant In Aid account is
$4,665.84. The Money Market (for pre-service students) has
$870.10. The treasurer’s report was approved.
Standing Committee Reports:
Luncheon/Style Show (Beth Christensen)
Everything is falling into place, with thanks to
those who have been working hard on making this a success
again. There are only 3 tickets remaining.
Table favors are finished, themed baskets have been solicited, outfits
to be modeled have been chosen. We will have 8 models this year
(there have been 7 in the past). Silent auction items are needed.
So, ladies, search for those wonderful items to donate to the
cause! Volunteers were sought and assigned to monitor the silent
auction and directing the setting of the tables. The Style Show
begins at 1 PM. Volunteers should be at Hosanna by 11:15 to help
set tables, etc. up.
State Conference in Mankato April 15 – 17, 2016 ( Barb Muellerleile)
• Volunteers were sought to introduce speakers for
the breakout sessions.
• Virjean and Sybil will be at the registration table.
• Be at the registration table shortly after 7AM on
Saturday, if helping there. Other volunteers should be there by 9
• There will be a table for Read and Feed Scarves
(fundraiser). We should bring scarves (search your closets and
dressers, ladies!). Fashion scarves, decorative scarves, winter
scarves . . . People will choose scarves and make a free
will donation to Read and Feed.
• Sunday morning is the Service of Remembrance.
Beth Christensen will speak about Kris Lindvall.
Beth Christensen reported on the Winter (December 2015) Read and
Feed. There were over 2000 donated books and there were only 92
books left. The supply of primary books was depleted! Lots
of young readers!
• Harriet Plotz (our resident Master Gardener)
reported there will be planting opportunities at the Children’s
Museum. All planters are above ground (yeah for those of us with
creaky knees!). The dates will be emailed to us.
• Heather VonBank requested financial assistance with
sending 5 MSU-Mankato from the FACS department to the National Play
Conference in Clemson, SC in June 2016. Heather is on sabbatical
this year and has been working on bringing a national speaker to
Mankato June 25, 2016 for the Midwest Play Conference.
o Motion (B. Christensen/G. Keir): DKG, Nu Chapter
will give a total of $250 ($50 per student) to the MSU-Mankato students
to help with their travel expenses. The money will come from the
money market account intended for pre-service students.
o Motion passed.
North Mankato One Book One Community.
The book this year is The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.
April 14 Book Discussion with Beth Christensen
April 21 Viewing/Discussion of Documentary “Olympia”
April 28 Viewing of Presentation by Author
May 20 VINE Field Trip to the Mpls Rowing Club
All events in April are at 6:30 PM at the North Mankato Police
May 3, 2016 5PM North Mankato Police Annex
Meeting at 5PM
Author Presentation at 7 PM (Allen Eskens – The Life We Bury and The
Guise of Another)
The meeting was adjourned at 7 PM.