Committee Board Meeting
January 27, 2005
Pat Artz, Leah Benson, Scott Johnson, Chuck Neubauer
Bob Abrahamson, Sarah Winkelman, Al Wondrasek
Diane Olson, EDC Director, Nancy Sadowsky, Recorder
President, Pat Artz called the meeting to
Review of meeting with Tim Conlin,
Williston - Pat stated the meeting with Tim Conlin was good.
Key points taken from the meeting, 1) the committee would have to
do their homework before going after any sales tax funding, 2)
Filing for the 501(c) (3) status is a priority, 3) Recognizing the
negative supporters in the community and meeting with them is also
at the top of the list, 4) Hiring a professional fundraiser, who
is good and we like, will be done.
Pat noted that Tim Conlin’s estimate of $50,000 for the
cost of the feasibility study was too high.
The feasibility study will cost $9,000 to $10,000.
Review of the Teleconference with Michael
Walsh on 1-26-05 – Pat and Diane Olson held a teleconference
with Michael Walsh after the positive referral given by Tim Conlin. Pat stated he was totally impressed with Michael Walsh.
Michael is a North Dakota boy who lives and operates a
business in the cities now. Michael
has done fundraising for other projects and has been very
successful. Pat and
Diane felt he was very easy to communicate with and a good person. Michael stated he would be willing do our assessment and
feasibility study. The
cost of the assessment and feasibility study would be $10,000. Michael would conduct 30-50 interviews per week.
He stated the committee should decide on the site location,
get architect drawings, decide whom the key donators are, and whom
the key leaders are (not necessarily givers). Michael would like all of the preliminary work done before he
comes in. General
committee discussion. A
motion was made by Pat Artz for the executive committee board to
hire Michael Walsh to do our assessment and feasibility study.
Second by Leah Benson.
Organization Process – Team Leaders:
Leah Benson and Chuck Neubauer
Filing application for 501c3 tax exempt status
Filing of the 501c3 can be a 6-month process
per Chuck Neubauer. Chuck
stated, if possible, it would be nice to have a copy of another
wellness center’s filing application for reference.
Diane Olson stated she would check into this.
Site Selection – Team Leaders:
Pat Artz and Scott Johnson
Architect Drawing & Estimated Cost –
Team Leaders: Chuck
Neubauer and Pat Artz
Teams of 5-7 members will be formed to help
in each area. All
Committee Members will be notified and asked if they would like to
be team member in a certain area.
A deadline of March 1, 2005 was set to complete the teams.
Pat will notify each team leader of the interested
committee members. A committee meeting will be scheduled after each team is
Information to Committee Members and
Public – Pat stated he would like to some how post the
meeting minutes on a website.
This would be a good way for the public to keep up-to-date
and informed on the progress of this project in the future.
Suggested websites were the City and the Technology Center
websites. Pat stated
he would talk to Penny Nostdahl at the City Office.
Recorded by Nancy Sadowsky
Submitted by President, Pat Artz