October 28, 2015

Called to order at 3:45pm by Crawmer
Present:  Coopman, Crawmer and Wicihowski
Absent:   Rollins-Jump    
Also Present:   M. Erdman, Director Lenz and K. Dreyer (Administrative Assistant)

Public Comment/Communication: 
Lenz showed the committee Neenah Public Library’s giving brochure.  The committee discussed a possible donor wall.

Action Items/Fundraising Efforts
A. Approval of Minutes:  Wicihowski moved, Coopman seconded to approve the Fundraising Committee minutes from October 12, 2015.  Motion carried unanimously.

B. Mission Statement/Goals: At its meeting on October 22, 2015, the board agreed to move forward with the current mission statement and goals.

C. Smith Family Book Collection: The Smith Family Collection has been posted on booksalefinder.com.  There have been no bids or inquires.  The deadline is November 1.

D. Chili Cook-Off: 
    • The 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Waverly Beach.
    • Tickets:  $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $200 for table
    • A list was made of organizations that we will send letters to asking them to support the event by making a donation or donating a basket or raffle item. A list was also made of restaurants inviting them to enter their chili in the event.  If restaurants are not able to donate chili, then they could donate a gift card.
    • Erdman suggested sending letters with a self addressed stamped envelope and personally writing on the request that any size donation would be greatly appreciated. 
    • Crawmer will email the Menasha High School about music.
    • Lenz and Dreyer will work on posters/flyers, solicitation letters, tickets (300) and putting together packets for solicitation purposes. 
    • At the next meeting, we will discuss who will serve chili and who will emcee the event.
    • Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 10 at 3:45pm.

E. Other Fundraising Efforts:  Tabled until the next meeting.

Motion to adjourn the meeting at 4:38pm was made by Wicihowski and seconded by Coopman.   Motion carried unanimously. 

Respectfully submitted,
Kathy Dreyer, recording secretary