As we approach year’s end, the Lindsborg Ad Hoc Roundtable is busy looking ahead. We are always on the hunt for people who want to work together, ideas and good mojo.
We see plenty of running room in 2018, especially with the launch of a community-wide strategic planning group earlier this year. This group, now meeting regularly and involving representatives of larger organizations and missions in our community, is busy breaking out of silos. That’s good for all of us. The mindset of cross pollination and first turning to our neighbors for input and action? It puts us ahead of the game. The more action we can take that is based on full-circle understandings about what Lindsborg wants and needs, the more savvy we can be with resources and long-term efforts.
For Ad Hoc specifically, we’ve successfully established an over five-year record of working trust and communication, including handling money, making consensus decisions about it, and sharing risk. Ad Hoc has been operating under the Lindsborg Live! bank account.
Starting Jan. 1, Ad Hoc will begin operating under the umbrella of a new non-profit organization that extends the Ad Hoc viewpoint. David Hay of First Bank Kansas has been working with attorney and non-profit expert Susan Whitfield-Harding to create this 501 (c) 3 organization, named the Lindsborg At Work Association. Its stated purpose:
What does this mean for Ad Hoc?
• We will focus as many of our Ad Hoc projects as possible to meet the purpose of the non-profit. We think most that we already sponsor will fit nicely.
• Contributions to eligible Ad Hoc projects will be accounted for under Lindsborg At Work.
• Checks will be made out to Lindsborg At Work, not to Lindsborg Live.
• As a further next step, we will examine general liability insurance for events spearheaded by Ad Hoc.
Otherwise, much is steady on with us. Ad Hoc continues to be open to anyone who wants to learn about Lindsborg and be involved in community building. Our gatherings will continue to be from 8-9 a.m.most Mondays at City Hall. We will continue to operate in consensus and with the yellow card system of keeping discussions forward-looking and positive. Everyone around the circle of discussions — whether attending in person or following by Ad Hoc News and Notes -- has a voice and makes a difference in what we do.
Please warmly thank Jan Cambridge-Lewis of Small World Gallery for keeping Lindsborg Live! accounts over the past five-plus years. She will help transition Lindsborg Live! records to Lindsborg At Work.
Please also give warm thanks to David Hay, who has spearheaded this transition, and Susan Whitfield-Harding, for donating valuable time and hard-won expertise to constructing this association for Lindsborg’s benefit.
Questions? Please ask, as always.