MEETING MINUTES— 1-12-2017
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska – The Pizza Ranch -84th & Lexington | 11:30am-1:00pm
Present: 24 in attendance
Members: Amy Fish; Dian Schilf; Mindy Lubeck; Tara Mohl; Fred Knight; Kevin Harrington; Joanne Bartels; Joe Willard; Larry Gadeken; Tim Kirkpatrick; Anthony Butler; Kolleen Meyer-Krikac; Sherri Recker; Barb Tyler; R.J. Lipert; Mark Whitehead; Dr. Micheal Patestas; Kyle Kudron; Casey French; Carl Tesch
Guests: Linda Birks-Lance; Diane Siefkes; Chad Wollan; Mark Egge; Kendra Vernon;
Introductions were given of all members.
New members, please email logo to Diana for the website
New Board slate was moved, seconded and approved.
Membership Chair Report:
New Member: Joe–Sirkdot
IT company that focuses on Offices with 50 employees or less. Does Managed Service Agreements. Works with businesses only, no residential. They do break/fix for non-contract clients. Also sells hosted VoIP phone systems.
New Member: Dr. Tara Mohl, DC-Green Chiropratic
Office located just north of Gateway Mall. Hand-on and instrument adjustments. Tara has a focus on posture improvements. Tara also likes to focus on pregnancy and pediatric adjustments as well.
Social Chair Update:
Stay tuned. More to come.
The Checking account now has about $1000.00 and $3000 in CD’s.
Lots of membership renewals to come in still.
Police/Fire Update: Captain Anthony Butler
Today is the first day of new rotations of Officers. Captain Butler has many new faces on his team. Of 34 officers, 8 are in the military. Scheduling can be in issues with their weekends. Has made an arrest in the arson cases. Street alive in the Belmont area. Block off a 2-block area. About 100 vendors to attend in Mid-September or October. More to come on that. Captain Butler thanked the group for the donation to Santa Cop. Sixty kids from north Lincoln schools got to shop with a cop.
Featured Speaker: Linda Birks-Lance with UNL Bright Lights
Bright Lights is an independent non-profit organization. Started as a master’s program. Linda’s background is in fundraising before being hired as Executive Director for Bright Lights. Bright Lights is a non-profit that takes the learning outside of the classroom. Founded in 1957 by Barbara Hoppe and Jan Dutton. In year one there were 281 kids signed up for classes. The second year a board of directors was formed. In the third year, need based scholarships were started. Three primary program weeks offering half-day classes and full-day camps. There are two additional weeks of camps and off-site classes. Classroom space is rented from public schools, UNL and others. Nurses are available at main program site. Bussing is available from Elliot and Everet. Bright Lights just celebrated 15 years with the international program. Kids from a private middle school in Japan participate in the international program. Bright Lights uses STEM as a curriculum base and has incorporated art to make it STEAM. The goal is to have a ratio of 7:1 for students to staff. A big benefit of summer learning for the students is to reduce what is called the summer slide. Grades for kids that attend a summer learning program remain strong when returning to school in the fall. In 2017, Bright Lights will add a third week of free busing for more students. Campbell Elementary, Dawes Middle School and Huntington Elementary. There are many new classes for 2017 for all grade ranges. For more information visit www.brightlights.org
Q & A
Are there programs for 2nd graders? No, programs start post-second grade.
Are there programs like this in other cities? There are programs similar but because of the size and culture of Lincoln, it works well here.
Are there programs for adults, this sounds like fun? Not at this time, but they may be reviving an adult night fundraiser.
Next meeting speaker on Feb. 9th: Captain Bliemeister – Lincoln Police Department
Next Association meeting:
February 9th, 2017 at THE PIZZA RANCH – 84th & Lexington | 11:30am- 1:00pm
Next Board meeting: Kyle Kudron – Kidwell March 23rd from 11:30am-12:30pm
Respectfully submitted by Kyle Kudron NLBA Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org