Cultural Council Meeting Minutes 08/18/2021

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Otis Cultural Council
August 18, 2021 at 6:00 PM
Hybrid Meeting in- person at Town Hall and on Zoom

  1. Call to order: 6:06 PM. Present: Jeanne Randorf, Arlene Tolopko, Carol

Burke,   Shanon Albee, Deb Fogel and on Zoom Carol Lombardo, Faith Weldon.

  1. Approval of the Minutes of July 17, 2021 : Arlene made a motion to approve

the  minutes.  Minutes were approved.

III. Chair Report (Jeanne):
A. Vicki : she was very touched by the card we sent her.
B. Otis Observer articles for September- Jeanne wrote two articles for the

1. Upcoming events- List of upcoming events sponsored by the OCC.
2. Invitation to Grant applicants- Link to apply online. No longer accepting

written applications.
C. New text on OCC webpage: Jeanne posted events and invitation to apply for

grants on our webpage.

  1. Financial update (Shanon) – A report was not available. Based on the information

we have, we are in good shape.

  1. Grants:
    A. Feedback from 2021 grantees – School personal were very pleased with

pleased with support from the OCC.
B. Since we were unable to purchase tickets for Rites of Passage, a motion

was made to support the organization with a $ 200 donation. Motion

C. New Grant application software for 2022 applications- there will be a

webinar to tutor applicants on using the new software to apply.

  1.           Criteria for 2022 grants – priority will be given to programs for

youths.  Applicants proposing events or workshops must have a venue

for their program.

  1. Recycling program (Deb) –

Carol Lombardo spoke to Eric Jesner  to request refund of our $2,875

donation for electronic message board. We will investigate a better location

for the board.

VII. Meetings for remainder of 2021: Oct. 27 or Nov. 3 will be a Voting meeting (exception to the 3rd. Wed. schedule.
Meeting adjourned at 7:14PM
Minutes submitted by D. Fogel