July Meeting in Review

11695458_511157925701888_5567515623829782508_nIf you couldn’t make it to the meeting, or need to review dates and information from tonight’s meeting, you’ll find what you need to know here. Our congratulations to our friends at Bearded Monkey SC on their first successful competition. Bearded Monkey SC donated nearly $1200 to one of their local charity organizations, Heartsprings. QCBMF President Justin Bolin and member Bill Petersen brought home wins.

Our July volunteer event is a meal for our friends in need at the Veterans’ Homecoming Center. We’ll be serving at 1:00 P.M. on July 18. Please arrive at 12:50 if you would like to serve.

We’re serving up grilled burgers, chips, baked beans, deviled eggs, watermelon, cucumber salad and dessert. Check the facebook event page for specifics on what’s needed for the meal. Our thanks go to Patton Alley Pub for the generous donation of 80 lbs. of ground beef!

In the support of the Gathering Friends and all they do for those in need, we’ll now be passing the hat to collect a monthly commitment to supply $45.00 to the Gathering Friends and other outreach organizations to buy bus passes to provide transportation for those in need. These passes help individuals get to work, job training, doctor’s appointments and meet the basic needs of daily life that you and I take for granted.

In August, join us for two events. We have a scheduled street clean up on August 8th, meeting in the Incredible Pizza Parking lot at 10:00 A.M. This typically takes less than an hour and you’ll be on your way with a good deed done.

Additionally, we’ll have a booth at the Ozarks Mini Maker Faire on August 29th. You’re welcome to come staff our booth, or volunteer for the event itself through the link. Our own Vice-President, Jeremy Medley, is volunteer coordinator for this event.

Finally, in September, we’re planning an adults-only float trip on 9/12 on the Eleven Point River and a date to volunteer at the Haven Animal Rescue, still to be announced.