Monday, February 1, 2010

Grand Mound Rochester Horizons

Three from the Grand Mound Rochester Horizons Group joined with others from the Pe El, Onalaska and Mossyrock Horizons Groups for a trip to Tillamook, Oregon. The purpose of the trip was to learn how the school district there has partnered with local businesses. The students there are involved in studies in cooperation with local businesses that enhance their learning with real-world experiences. This is a positive for both the students and the businesses as not only do both benefit from the exercise but so does the local community.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Grand Mound Rochester Horizons Project Steering Committee Meeting, January 21, 2010

Grand Mound Rochester Horizons
January 21, 2010 Steering Committee Meeting Agenda

Meeting called to order by Suzanne Brown at 6:30 PM

Introductions of those present: Joe Baisch, Gala Fagerness, Bill Liddle, Joan Hitchcock, Sandra Cornell, Danette Jones, Donna Smith, and Suzanne Brown.

Minutes of last meeting - Joan Hitchcock moved acceptance of previous minutes and it was seconded by Donna Smith. Motion approved

Treasurers Report: Resignation of Joan as treasure was accepted. Donna Smith moved and Joan seconded motion to appoint Suzanne Brown as interim treasurer. Motion approved.

Old Business:
Joe Baisch explained a little more about next weeks Tillamook trip. We will leave between 10:30
and 11:00 AM 0on Thursday, January 28th and return about 4:30 PM on Saturday. Those who are going are Donna Smith, Kim Fry and Bill Liddle. We will be joining with others from Mossyrock and Pe El.
Project Reports

o Sidewalks – Lowell Dequise not present so no report.
o Farmers Market – Sandra Cornell has researched port-a-potty outfits and has quotes. She also has garbage cans donated by Rochester Lumber plus quotes for signs and printing. The totals for all these items is $966.79 for the 2010 season. The first week the market booth fees will be $5.00 and $10.00 thereafter. The rules, regulations, sign-up sheet, contract form etc are all complete. Motion by Suzanne Brown and seconded by Joan Hitchcock to support the farmers market for the first season. Motion passed.
o Swimming Pools – Danette Jones says the church youth group is collecting cans to get money for the swimming pool fund. Any who are willing to donate money to this fund is encouraged to do so.
o Basic Computer Literacy – Bill Liddle reported there was no class scheduled for the December-
January period. The next class will commence in late February or early March. Updating the
PowerPoint presentations with slides representing OpenOffice word processing suite were added.
o Old Gate School – Donna Smith reported the 100 year celebration planning is underway.
o Rochester Soccer Center – Domingo is still looking for a building.
o Family Learning Center – Danette Jones reported the Methodist church is beginning the family learning center. She submitted it as a project and it was accepted.
o Rochester Clothing Bank - Donna Smith reported the Clothing bank project now has four storage units for use – they also have a double-wide mobile to be used as a crisis center.

New Business:
o March 18, 19, & 20 Horizons conference in Moses Lake.
o Next meeting is Thursday, February 18, 2010 in the Rochester Community Center Conference Room –bring snacks
Meeting adjourned at 9:30 PM

Respectfully submitted

Bill Liddle
Steering Committee Secretary
Grand Mound Rochester Horizons Group

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Grand Mound Rochester Horizons Project Steering Committee Meeting, December 17, 2009

Grand Mound Rochester Horizons
December 17, 2009 Steering Committee Meeting Agenda

The meeting was called to order by Bill Liddle at 6:30 PM.

Introductions of those present: Joe Baisch, Donna Smith, Bill Liddle, and Suzanne Brown

Because so few members were present there was no discussions about previous meeting minutes, Treasurer’s or committee reports.

New Business:

Joe Baisch told us there is a trip scheduled to Tillamook, Oregon for Thursday January 28th, Friday the 29th and Saturday Morning the 30th. Ed Armstrong will be our host and introduce us to how Tillamook …the community…the school…and Tillamook’s business community have created a vision for it self that works for the long term interest of everyone who live there. 4 to 6 people from Rochester should go on this tour. Transportation and lodging will be furnished by Horizons. It was suggested that Jim Anderson or Kim Fry from the Rochester School District and Lowell Deguise should be among those who go. We need to think about room-mates so a mix of guy and gals can be accommodated.
Joe also said there is a state-wide Horizons conference in Moses Lake on March 18, 19, & 20 and that we should be thinking about who will attend.
Next meeting is Thursday, January 21, 2010 in the Rochester Community Center Conference Room

A couple of ideas for the Grand Mound Rochester Horizons were tossed around for consideration.

A Fire Chiefs Ball – with a “Street of Paris” theme done by school students by another Horizons group as a fund-raiser, which generated about $10,000.
At another Horizons group the local high school students spent one week in the spring where the high school classes competes against each other for a fund raising project.

Joe presented the group with a professionally done curriculum called “Money Smart” for teaching fiscal strategies to help individuals and families become better managers of their money. Donna Smith and Bill Liddle will contact the three local banks to see if they will partner with us to present this to the community.

It was suggested the Rochester Methodist Church Clothing Bank become a Horizons Committee. The form for them to fill out was given to Donna Smith to take to the Clothing Bank.

Contacts will be made to set up the group from here to go to Tillamook in January.

Meeting was adjourned at 9:00 PM

Respectfully submitted

Bill Liddle
Grand Mound Rochester Horizons

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Grand Mound Rochester Horizons Project Steering Committee Meeting, November 19, 2009

Grand Mound Rochester Horizons Steering Committee 11/19/09 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Called to order at 6:43 PM by Suzanne Brown

Introductions of those present: Suzanne Brown, Donna Smith, Joan Hitchcock, Domingo Zamudio, Bill Liddle, Janet Weaver

Donna Smith moved and it was seconded by Joan Hitchcock to approve the minutes of the previous meeting. Motion was approved.

Treasurer’s report – No money yet so there is nothing to report

Sidewalks –Lowell Dequise is sick so there is no report on the Sidewalk committee.

Swimming Pools – No one to report on the status of the Swimming Pool committee.

Farmers Market – No one to report on the status of the Farmers Market committee.

Basic Computer Skills Class – Bill Liddle reported the second group of students is about half-way through the course. The next group will not begin until mid-January to early February. Anita McCoy at the Rochester High School will be contacted in regard to including RHS as a committee partner.

Old Gate School – Donna Smith commented the Old Gate School will be 100 years old next year and they are looking for ideas to promote the event.

Learning Center (Pre-school) – no report

Bill Liddle asked if the Rochester Independent Park could be included in the design by Jeanette McDonald’s students.

Domingo Zamudio commented that soccer is his main interest. He currently has 14 adult teams and thinks next year there will be 20. He is looking for an indoor place to play. This would give many youths an activity during the winter months. Donna Smith moved and Janet Weaver seconded adding his program of a soccer center to the program. Motion was approved.

The next meeting will be December 17th at the Rochester Library.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM

Respectively submitted

Bill Liddle
Grand Mound Rochester Steering Committee