In their April 21 meeting, board members of Agape House of Vandalia held their quarterly inspection of the facility. It was found to be in exemplary condition. All areas were very clean and in good order. Guest surveys were also examined and generally, very complementary of the house and its management.
In other business, board members amended a portion of the policy manual regarding vacation time for the manager. The application for United Way of Audrain County funding has been submitted. Inspection and repairs to the front door will be completed soon.
The house manager reported having hosted 41 persons, including seven children, in March. Nearly half the guests had visited men in NECC of Bowling Green. One guest had traveled from South Dakota.
Members in attendance included Alberta Cropp, Carlene Galloway, Janet Heim, Karen Holbrook, Sterling Holbrook, Floy Oliver, Veanna Snodgrass, and Edith Westmoreland.
The next meeting will be held Tuesday, May 21.
Monetary gifts were received in March from Edgewood Baptist Church, of Bowling Green; Ramsey Creek Baptist Church, of Clarksville; Bethlehem Baptist Church, of Centralia; Curryville Baptist Church, Curryville Presbyterian Church, and Elm Grove Baptist Church, all of Curryville; Farber Baptist Church, and Gladys Williams, of Farber; Zachary Klinsbeck, of Farmington; Grand Crossings Baptist Association, of Fulton; Lockewood Park Baptist Church, Monsignor Patrick D. Gavan, Knights of Columbus Council, and Friendship Baptist Church, all of Mexico; Holy Cross Lutheran Ladies’ Guild, of O’Fallon; William and Michelle Kearns, of Ozark; Santa Fe Christian Church, of Paris; Carol Clough, of Springfield; Mary Scheffler of Leander, Texas; Hopewell Baptist Church and John Yost, of Thompson; Southside Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, First Baptist Church, and First Christian Church, all of Vandalia; and Hopewell Baptist Church’s Women on Mission, of Wellsville.
Non-monetary gifts included beverages, breakfast bars, paper products, from First Baptist Church Women’s Missionary Unit, of Fulton; and service by Jim Miller, of Vandalia.