2014-11-25 / Front Page

Cunot Community Center Board Discusses Funds, Plans Events

by Michael Stanley
Staff Writer

Funding may be tight for the Cunot Community Center, but board members are making plans for events in the near future in the hopes of bringing in additional revenue.

The board, along with concerned patrons of the center met Thursday, November 20 to discuss the current state of the nonprofit organization and efforts to continue operations into 2015. In attendance were three officers, two board members and seven others, including Owen County Councilman Nick Robertson and Owen County Recorder Peggy Robertson.

A treasurer’s report highlighted the center’s general fund account balance of $1,021.90 as of October 31st, and a current balance of $397.82 after monthly bills were paid for November. The center’s Bingo account has a balance of $610.11.

Current board vice president Claudia Dawson was not in attendance. Having missed more than three consecutive meetings, those in attendance discussed relieving her of her duties. It was noted that according to the organization’s by-laws, a board member’s repeated absence from meetings warrants a replacement. Nominations to fill her position with either Barron Barnett or Cheryl Fletcher were made, but a decision was tabled by a vote of 5-0 in order to contact Dawson for an official resignation.

Board member Ernest DuFault voiced his concern regarding a recent board decision made in his absence to transfer the balance of $459 from the center’s septic fund to the general fund and close out the account. DuFault said the funds for septic system improvements and repairs were donated to the center for that specific use and should not be utilized for another purpose.

Others such as board president Llona Skadra said the transfer was required in order to pay bills to keep the center operational. Skadra said the funds were used for repairs to the septic system, which is in working order.

Looking ahead, board members scheduled a Saturday, December 20 ‘Meet Santa’ event at the center from 1-3 p.m., featuring milk and cookies, coffee and gifts.

It was also mentioned that the center is in need of a new 50-gallon hot water heater, as well as additional volunteers.

Grant applications have been submitted to South Central Indiana REMC and Endeavor Communications. Councilman Robertson said he would discuss the center’s financial situation with the county council, which did not receive an application for annual community grants from the council. The center has received a grant of $1,000 in each of the past several years.

The center will host an ‘After Thanksgiving’ Bingo night this coming Saturday, beginning at 6:30 with a pitch-in dinner. All games will be speed ball Bingo and those attending are asked to bring a covered dish.

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