S.C.I.O. Annual Meeting • Thursday, April 26, 2018
The Annual Meeting of S.C.I.O, held on Thursday evening, April 26, was a fun-filled event with about 40 people attending. The S.C.I.O. mission is to work for a better future for Scio. Chairpersons of the three active committees gave reports on their current activities: Scio Beautification - Eloise Peaslee, Parks and Recreation - Greg Schneider, and Communications - Roger Gaither. A short business meeting followed and the Board passed revised By-laws. The terms for three board seats ran out last night and after nominations closed, Greg Schneider, Katrina Clouse, and Eloise Peasley were elected. Election of officers of the board for 2018 then followed; all of the current officers were retained in their positions - Doug Branch, President; Greg Schneider, Vice-President, Wendy Greenwald, Secretary; and Lynne Branch, Treasurer.
A major focus of the meeting was recruitment of additional active participants to help with current projects. More volunteers are needed to keep the downtown flower baskets watered and to make the city-wide Clean-Up Day on May 5 successful. (Interested? contact Eloise at 360-431-8185.) The committee currently working on long-range plans for a Scio Fairgrounds and Event center invited more people to join them in this important visioning stage. (Interested? Contact Greg at 503-394-4266). Finally, the newly launched community-wide comprehensive website www.sciosource.com is a work-in-progress. Folks were encouraged to join the committee and to send information to the website for posting on the calendar, as well as articles about current events and other information of interest to the Scio community. (Interested? Contact Roger @ 503-394-3696.)
After the close of the business meeting, we turned to the special fun of the evening, i.e drawing winning raffle tickets for the many door prizes donated by Scio area businesses and organizations. The prizes lined the room; one-by-one winners received gift baskets, wrenches, pliers, garden plants, gift certificates, an electric wench for trailer hitches, t-shirts, coffee mugs, BBQ pellets, more gift certificates, and more... Just about one prize for everyone.
And then the drawing for grand prize of $200 Scio Bucks. SMTA had given S.C.I.O. a donation of $200 and the organization created eight $25 Scio Bucks which can only be spent at cooperating Scio businesses. This keeps the prize money in Scio. Mark Tennison was the lucky and happy winner of the $200 in Scio Bucks! Congratulations, Mark!
Afterward, people enjoyed the snacks and refreshments and visited for a long time. So it was a good meeting, did some business, and had some fun. What more could you ask for?