Northwest Meeting Minutes - May 27, 2010 


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Volunteer Management Network: Northwest Illinois
Combined Regional and Conference Meeting
May 27, 2010
1:00 – 3:30 p.m.


  • Sabrina Earl
  • Lois Barnhart
  • Elaine Pfluger
  • Rick McDonough
  • Mike Shore
  • Scott Niermann
  • Dave Layton (on phone)

The Northwest Illinois Regional Committee has almost the same members as the Conference Committee so we had both meetings on the same day.

Northwest Regional Leadership Meeting Notes

All of the Regions are being organized under the new Leadership Teams. Scott said that the Illinois Commission did submit an application for the Volunteer Generation Initiative. They did apply for 6 members to work on building capacity in each region which would help the Regional groups. If the Commission receives the Volunteer Generation Fund grant, each region will have a local facilitator and Scott Niermann is our contact for the Illinois Commission but will not be expected to be at all our local planning meetings. September will be the announcement of grant awards.

The Serve Illinois web site has data from Hands on Network, Alive and the National web sites.

The West Central Region will meet August 18th from 1:00 – 3:00 in Peoria and all are welcome.

September 21, 10:30 – 12:30 will be the Northwest Conference evaluation and the Regional Leadership meeting.

October 14th, 11:30 working lunch will be held in Freeport to discuss the goals of Faith Based support, volunteer conferences and community mapping. It was suggested that Commissioner Fred Nettles talk about Faith Based organizations.

Meeting adjourned at 3:30

Submitted by: Elaine Pfluger, Legacy Corps of Lutheran Social Services of Illinois Program Director.

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