Northwest Meeting Minutes - July 29, 2009 


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July 29, 2009

Welcome and Introductions – Scott Niermann, Serve Illinois Commission

What is the Illinois Volunteer Management Network – Brief Recap

  • feel free to send any program spotlight information to them
  • send calendar events for them to post on the website
  • recognition certificates for volunteers on‐line from Governor Quinn
  • Nominate yourself or someone to the Commission
    • Meet 4 times a years either in Chicago or Springfield
    • Receive travel reimbursement and $125 per diem
    • 16-25 youth representative (want someone 22 or younger), community-based representative, expert youth in youth development, expert in education, and public members
  • go to appointments and look under Serve IL Commission rules


  • Joy from Community Foundations spoke about grants and fundraising research
  • Call Rock Island Library to get user name and password
    • Free but need to be a non‐profit

Conference Discussion

  • day or day and a half like ICOVA
  • Possible site is Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon
    • alternate years/locations between MVDOVIA and VMN conference
    • Goal of participant numbers
    • Need a date
    • Registration charge
    • Keynote
  • Conference topics
    • capacity building, disability track, environmental, disaster preparedness

Listening Tour for 3 year State Service Plan

(Scott Niermann, Serve Illinois Commission)

  • What should the Commission be doing?
  • August 31 in DeKalb, November in Quad Cities
  • Conference planners – Sabrina, Doug, Dave, Nancy


– Submitted by Sabrina Earl, ABC AmeriCorps, Sauk Valley Community College

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