Prior to the board meeting November 29, Agape House board members decorated the community room for Christmas. Members present were Alberta Cropp, Janet Heim, Karen Holbrook, Sterling Holbrook, Elwood LaRue, Nelva Owens, Phil Pennington, and Veanna Snodgrass.
During the meeting, the manager’s report was reviewed. During the months of October and November 117 guests, including 24 children, stayed at the house. Minor repairs were made in the facility.
Heim reported a newsletter had been mailed mid-November. A review of the policy manual and guest rules was conducted; a final copy will be presented for review and approval at the January 17 meeting.
Monetary gifts received in October and November include the following: United Way of Audrain County; Antioch Presbyterian Church and Edgewood Baptist Church of Bowling Green; Bethlehem Baptist Church of Centralia; Tommy and Carolyn Hooton and Ramsey Creek Baptist Church of Clarksville; Curryville Baptist Church and Elm Grove Baptist Church of Curryville; Farber Baptist Church and Gladys Williams of Farber; Connie Ciaramitaro of Florissant; Oby and Sandra Laplant of Fredericktown; Grand Crossings Baptist Association of Fulton; Sister Evelyn Peterman of Jefferson City; Arthur Wortman of Kansas City; Laddonia Christian Church; St. Peter’s Lutheran Women’s Aid of LaGrange; Dorothy Brown, Lockewood Park Baptist Church and Friendship Baptist Church, all of Mexico; Ladies’ LIGHT of Palmyra; St. Joseph Parish School of Martinsburg; Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Montgomery City; Louise Whisenhung of Mt. Vernon, IL; Mill Creek Baptist Church of Silex; Mary Scheffler of Leander, TX; John Yost and Hopewell Baptist Church of Thompson; First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Spencer Creek Baptist Church, Southside Baptist Church and First Christian Church, all of Vandalia, Paul Praefke of Wappapello; and Hopewell Baptist Church of Wellsville.
Non-monetary gifts were received: books, toiletries and linens from Mexico United Methodist Church, postage stamps, candy, cleaning supplies and detergent by Bible Book Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church, and toiletries from Ward Chapel AME Church, all of Mexico; printer cartridges for recycling from Lisa Lauer of Bellflower; magazines from Karen Miller of Montgomery City; paper products, snacks and beverages by family of Velma Motley, service by Brian and Veanna Snodgrass, postage stamps by Elenore Schewe, and luggage rack by Fred Geerlings, all of Vandalia; and personal hygiene products by Fellowship Baptist Church of Warrenton.