Family Connection holds April meeting
by Whitley Clifton | May 17, 2019 1:30 pm
Last Updated: May 16, 2019 at 2:47 pm
Emanuel County Family Connection met April 18. Coordinator Tammy Allen gave the welcome and introduced the speaker, Lexi Moon, an intern from Georgia Southern University.
Moon prepared a Green quinoa salad for sampling, and she gave a short talk on macronutrients.
Minutes from the previous meeting were distributed by email beforehand, and no corrections were necessary.
Lori Bonds gave the treasurer’s report, which included $21,054.62 in the BOE Fund, $960 in the Cohort Fund, $989.53 in the WIC Matters Grant, $214.79 in the Miscellaneous Fund, and $250 in the Scholarship Fund.
According to chairman Ann Rogers, Family Connection has received eight applications from three high schools in the county. The committee will meet and select the recipient.
Allen gave the coordinator’s report. She stated that Emanuel County Family Connection will receive the WIC Matters Grant again next year. She also asked for volunteers for the Charlie Cart classes at Swainsboro Primary School and Pre-K Fun Day. Allen encouraged the assembled to purchase a shopping bag from Harvey’s so that Family Connection receives funds from the program. In closing, she stated that Farm Day at Swainsboro Primary was a huge success; Family Connection provided vegetable salsa for all students.
In reference to partner updates:
• Rogers reported that Milestone testing was underway at all schools.
• Dawn Scarboro with The Refuge informed the assembled about the Jeans For Justice campaign, which promoted sexual assault advocate training.
• Wendy Ward with Franklin Memorial Library stated the sign-up date for the Summer Reading Program is May 13.
• Cheryl Goodman, president of Swainsboro Kiwanis Club, stated that April was National Volunteer Month. On that note, she informed the group that the local Kiwanis Club is working with 100 children to plant fruits and vegetables in the community. She also stated that the Kiwanians will have given out 400 books in the area by the time the campaign is finished.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. Emanuel County Family Connection will meet again May 16. There will also be an executive board meeting on this date.