Joy Allen, President
CALLING ALL MEMBERS... The 2012 Finalists have been selected and it is now our job to make an educated vote at the Annual Meeting, October 25th! Expect to receive a packet containing summaries from each finalist via the mail in the near future and make plans to attend site visits. Site visits give each member the opportunity to; not only understand the grant as detailed in the summary, but to ask questions of the grant applicants. These visits also allow members to really understand the passion and dedication of each organization's project and how it will truly "IMPACT" our community!
SITE VISIT SCHEDULE
September 12th (Wednesday)
10:00 am or 4:00 pm
Directions: Travel east on 18th Street. Turn right on Oak Drive in Rolling Heights and follow the Girls, Inc. signs. OASIS is directly across from Girls, Inc.
Marcia Carpenter, Chair of Health & Wellness (cell phone # 316-5874)
September 27th (Thursday)
CLIFF HAGAN BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
3:30 or 5:30 pm
Directions: Take Buckland Square east at Carter Road at Wright Farm Equipment & Unifirst. Will be next to Daymar College. 3415 Buckland Square (Mike Horn Unit)
Becky Gordon, Chair of Family (cell phone # 903-8214)
October 1st (Monday)
GIRL SCOUTS OF KENTUCKIANA
Noon or 5:00 pm
Directions: Take Hwy 231 South about 11 miles past Daviess County High. Turn right onto Girl Scout Road. Take Girl Scout Road until it ends and turn right into the camp.
Tamara Coy, Co-Chair of Envir., Rec. & Preserv. (cell phone # 925-1159)
October 2nd (Tuesday)
KENTUCKY WESLEYAN COLLEGE
9:00 am or 5:00 pm
Directions: Meet in the lobby of the Winchester Center (Student Center) located 2 buildings behind the Barnard-Jones Administration Building. Parking available in lot across from student center.
Sharon Knight, Chair of Education (cell phone # 792-7962)
October 3rd (Wednesday)
10:00 am or 5:30 pm
Directions: Meet in lobby of the RiverPark Center
Linda Overby, Chair of Culture (cell phone # 929-9001)
~~CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2012 FINALISTS ~~
Dr. Craig Turner & Jason Cradell (Kentucky Wesleyan College), Jill Faulkner & Julie Stallings (OASIS), Menisa Marshall & Sarah Dawson (Girls Scouts of Kentuckiana), Jon Troutman, Steve Winkler & Melissa Clements (Cliff Hagan Boys & Girls Club), David Renshaw & Roxie Will (RiverPark Center)
I have always believed, if nothing else, members should make every effort to attend the finalist's site visits. It is the best way to make a well informed decision. Being surrounded in the finalist's atmosphere, listening to their passion gives IMPACT members a much greater understanding of the needs these organizations see everyday and the hope they have in their project.
Thank you again for believing in our mission, your POWER OF ONE truly makes a difference. Just come and experience the POWER at our Annual Meeting October 25th!
IMPACT 100 Owensboro President
Tips for Selecting a Winner
Pat Jones, Grants Chair
When you recieve your IMPACT 100 Owensboro packet in the mail, here are some suggestions for making the most of the information you receive from the organizations that have been selected as finalists. I call these the 5 - S's!
S ~ S ~ S ~ S ~ S
SCAN ~ Become familiar with the 5 grants and the 5 non-profits represented.
STUDY ~ Get our your highlighter and read up on their proposed projects. Mark the things you have questions about - star the things you like.
SCHEDULE ~ Put the site visit dates on your calendar. Pick a time that works for you. Invite another IMPACT 100 Owensboro member to attend with you.
SEE AND HEAR ~ Becoming more familiar with the services offered by each of the finalists make us all winners in this process. Each organization not only has the opportunity to be selected for funding but is able to showcase their services to the IMPACT 100 women of Owensboro.
SELECT ~ Whether voting by absentee ballot or at the Annual Meeting, you will have made an educated decision because you have read about, visited, and heard the impact each of these organziations plan to make on our community.
2012 Grants Chair
IN THE NEWS... ACROSS THE STATE
Connections with Renee Shaw
Martha Clark and Joy Allen traveled to Louisville, Kentucky August 30th for an interview with TV host, Renee Shaw. A KET interview and discussion series, Connections with Renee Shaw, explores the cultures and concerns of Kentucky's diverse minority communities and celebrates everyday heroes. "Instead of just harping on what's wrong, we hope Connections will afford us the time to really discuss the issues with the people who are out there making things happen," says host and co-producer Renee Shaw. Please log on to www.ket.org/connections to read about IMPACT 100 Owensboro in the news.
Air Dates for IMPACT 100 Owensboro:
Friday, September 7 at 4:00 pm CT on KET2
Sunday, September 9 at 12:30 pm CT on KET
Thursday, September 13 at 6:30am CT on KET2
Kentucky Has One to Tell
IMPACT 100 Owensboro has been highlighted in an article in the Fall issue of STORY magazine. STORY is a new magazine directed at readers in Kentucky who are interested in Kentucky life that often falls outside the bounds of traditional media. To learn more about or to subscribe to STORY go to www.storythemagazine.com.