In their May 19 meeting, Agape House of Vandalia board members reviewed by-laws of the organization and approved them in their original form.
In other business, the house manager reported there were 69 guests, including 14 children, staying at the house in April.
These guests, from across Missouri as well as three other states, visited family members in the correctional centers in Bowling Green and Vandalia.
House manager Doris Donoho remains on medical leave; in her absence, former managers Ed and Dolores Wendt, have assumed managerial responsibilities.
Minor repairs have been completed in the facility.
Kay Robnett reported she is submitting a grant application to Cardinals’ Care organization (St. Louis Cardinals baseball team) for funding for use by youth guests.
Members in attendance were Janet Heim, Karen Holbrook, Sterling Holbrook, Elwood LaRue, Phil Pennington, K. Robnett, Veanna Snodgrass and Edith Westmoreland.
The next meeting will be Tuesday, June 16 at 3:30 p.m.
Monetary gifts received in April include the following: United Way of Audrain County; Edgewood Baptist Church, of Bowling Green; Ramsey Creek Baptist Church, of Clarksville; Bethlehem Baptist Church, of Centralia; Curryville Baptist Church, and Elm Grove Baptist Church, of Curryville; Farber Baptist Church and Gladys Williams, of Farber; Grand Crossings Baptist Association, of Fulton; Frederick Neubert, of Ridge Farm, Ill.; Missouri Union Presbyterian Women, of Jefferson City; Nancy White, of Roeland Park, Kan.; Linda Ahmann, Union Baptist Church, Lockewood Park Baptist Church and Friendship Baptist Church, all of Mexico; Walter and Addie Park, of Middletown; William and Michelle Kearns, of Ozark; Nora Smith, of Peace Valley; Carol Clough, of Springfield; Mary Scheffler, of Leander, Texas; Hopewell Baptist Church and John Yost, of Thompson; Dorcas Society, Trinity Lutheran Church, of Troy; and Spencer Creek Baptist Church, Southside Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, First Baptist Church, and First Christian Church, all of Vandalia.
Non-monetary gifts included toiletries by Mary Waddell, of Curryville; linens by Judy Hull, of Farber; and beverages and toiletries by Ward Chapel AME Church, of Mexico.