- May 21, 2015 Meeting
- May 7, 2015 Meeting
- April 17, 2015 Meeting
- April 2, 2015 Meeting
- March 19, 2015 Meeting
- March 5, 2015 Meeting
- February 5, 2015 Meeting
- January 15, 2015 Meeting
- January 8, 2015 Meeting
- December 4, 2014 Meeting
- November 20, 2014 Meeting
- November 6, 2014 Meeting
- October 16, 2014 Meeting
- September 18, 2014 Meeting
- September 4, 2014 Meeting
- August 21, 2014 Meeting
- August 7, 2014 Meeting
- July 17, 2014 Meeting
- July 10, 2014 Meeting
- June 19, 2014 Meeting
- June 5, 2014 Meeting
- May 15, 2014 Meeting
- May 1, 2014 Meeting
- April 17, 2014 Meeting
- March 20, 2014 Meeting
Meeting Agenda – April 2, 2015 3:30-5:00
Location: Community Foundation of the Ozarks
- Welcome – Gail Smart
- Approval of 3-19-15 Meeting Minutes
- Update on Poverty Simulations
- Community Survey Focus Groups
- Use of Infographics – Cora Scott
- Review of Draft Report
Gail Smart, City Center Christian Outreach
Nate Bibens, The Network
Sherry Coker, OTC
Brendan Griesemer, City of Springfield
Mary Kromrey, Healthy Living Alliance
Christian Mechlin, SPS
Morey Mechlin, Care to Learn
Marty Moore, SPS
Francine Pratt, United Way Board of Directors
Linda Ramey-Greiwe, Springfield News-Leader
Mary Ann Rojas, City of Springfield
Carl Rosenkranz, OACAC
Winter Skelton, CFO
Larry Spilker, Buckhorn, Inc.
Mark Struckhoff, Council of Churches
Maura Taylor, Health Commission
Jaimie Trussell, Convoy of Hope
Asher Allman, Center for Community Engagement
Emily Kiehne, Center for Community Engagement
Janet Dankert, CPO
Trent Sims, CPO
Myra Masey, CPO
Welcome & Approval of March 19, 2015 Minutes
Gail Smart welcomed members to the meeting and thanked them for attending. She called their attention to the minutes from the March 19, 2015 meeting and asked if there were any corrections or revisions. There being none, she asked for a motion to accept the minutes as presented.
ACTION: Morey Mechlin made a motion to accept the March 19, 2015 minutes as presented. Francine Pratt seconded the motion; motion carried.
Update on Poverty Simulations
Carl Rosenkranz reviewed the status of the poverty simulations:
- March 26th 8-10am at First Baptist Church with Downtown Rotary Club;
- April 20th 9:30am-11:30am at North Point Church with North Point Church (possibly);
- April 23rd 10am-noon location to be determined with Center City Christian Outreach;
- May 5th 1:00pm-3pm at Kraft Administration Building with Springfield Public Schools; 80 individuals have registered;
- July 14th 10:45am-12:45pm location to be determined with Greene County COAD.
Seventeen simulations have been completed in one year as a result of the Commission’s efforts, and three others are being planned. Because many of the volunteers have to ride the bus when assisting at the simulations, donations for bus passes would be helpful. OACAC has completed, or has scheduled, nine additional simulations, as well, surpassing all other Community Action groups in Missouri.
The Well of Life Food Pantry has scheduled a simulation April 23rd. Gail issued an invitation to join that group if you have not yet participated in one.
A complete report was provided in the meeting packet.
Data entry from the surveys should be completed before the next meeting, April 16th.
Use of Infographics
If you are interested in assisting with the multi-media version of the Commission Report, please contact Cora Scott.
Impacting Poverty Collaborative Update
The Collaborative is preparing information for a Collective Impact model, filtering priorities, identifying root causes and measurable indicators to provide to the Commission for feedback. Fragmented funding streams seems to be a common frustration with the agencies that are involved in this group, as well as the differences in levels of income necessary to qualify for various programs.
Review of Draft Report
After lengthy discussion, it was suggested that each member of the Commission should share his/her recommendations for the eight individual factors based on Dr. Ruby Payne’s studies and send them, in writing, to Greg and Gail: Financial; Emotional; Mental; Spiritual; Physical; Support Systems; Relationships/Role Models; and Knowledge of Hidden Rules. The recommendations will be compiled for further discussion.
The next meeting will be April 16, 2015, 3:30 p.m. at Community Foundation of the Ozarks, 425 E. Trafficway.