For those of you following the distribution process for Lindsborg/DN Fund, an announcement from the McPherson County Community Foundation….
"The McPherson County Community Foundation plans to host a community meeting on Tuesday, September 25, at 7 pm in Lindquist Hall, Bethany College to announce the distribution process and this year’s amount available from the Lindsborg/DN Fund.
"The Lindsborg/DN Fund was established in 2004 by former resident David J. Nutt. Upon his death in December 2016, Mr. Nutt had specified 50% of the remaining assets in estate were to be added to the fund administered by the Foundation. The amount donated equaled $7.4 million. Because it’s an endowment, grants up to five percent (5%) of the fund’s value will be awarded annually to organizations or projects benefitting the Lindsborg community.
"Representatives from the Foundation will be available that evening to describe the granting process and administration procedures for the fund. There will be an opportunity for questions from attendees. The meeting is free of charge and no RSVP is required. For additional information, contact Becky Goss, MCCF President/CEO at 620.245.9070 or toll free 1.866.245.9070. Questions may also be emailed prior to the meeting to firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com."
This morning Ad Hoc received a quick and basic introduction to the concept of crucial conversations. Crucial conversations address the elephant in the room — in other words, topics that we may tend to avoid or might make some of us shut down. Crucial conversation tools can be used in businesses and in interactions with friends and families. Thanks, Lindsborg Community Hospital CEO Larry VanDerWege, for sharing your explorations with us. Hats off to everyone at LCH who have been working with these techniques for several years.
As noted this morning, no person or organization ever masters the art of crucial conversations; it always is a work in progress — with successes *and* failures, to be sure. When these concepts are acknowledged among everyone involved in a workplace discussion, crucial conversations may save money and time, increase safety and, for organizations that build part of their long-term culture, foster satisfaction.
If you’d like to review crucial conversations concepts for yourself:
• subscribe to the weekly newsletter a free weekly newsletter at firstname.lastname@example.org
• get a used copy of Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by McMillan and Switzler.
If there are topics, large or small, that you’d like to hear more about in the Ad Hoc setting, please let Kathy Richardson or David Hay know. One suggested discussion: ideas for showing creative flair in unexpected places.
The results of Lindsborg’s 1st Impressions report reflected well on our community. The results confirm the many years of efforts to increase curb appeal, maintain a welcoming atmosphere, and tell our story. As part of the 1st Impressions program, five first-time visitors from Marysville made written observations about their trip to Lindsborg; visitors from Lindsborg did the same for Marysville’s consideration. 1st Impressions is project of K-State Research and Extension, and the City of Lindsborg facilitated. Thanks to everyone who helped.
To review the overview presentation given by K-State’s Nancy Daniels, go here: http://www.ksre.k-state.edu/community/civic-engagement/first-impressions/Lindsborg%20Comm%20Report.pdf
To read the full narrative, go here: http://www.ksre.k-state.edu/community/civic-engagement/first-impressions/LINDSBORG%20Comm%20Narrative.pdf
While the 1st Impressions sample size is small, it reminds us that every visitor forms an impression of Lindsborg that could (and often does) lead to more — return visits, new enrollments, property purchases, and the purchase of services of all kinds over the longer term. K-State Extension believes that visitors explore with these questions: How would it be to live here? Could I see myself or my family here? So visitors often poke around across the entire community, not just in one area.
In the meantime, let’s give a high five to our friends at MKC-Lindsborg for being noted in the 1st Impressions feedback as cleanest co-op ever. Go MKC!
21 SV Schools homecoming, 5:30 tailgate, 6:40 crowning, 7 p.m. game vs. Hesston
28 Hymn Festival at Bethany College, workshops for church musicians, starting 7 p.m.
28-30 Prairie Festival, Salina (often busy in Lindsborg)
29-30 Swedish Genealogy Workshop/Old Mill/both days
30 Bethany Home dinner, silent and live auction with keynote speaker, Sundstrom Center
12 Makers Street Art Walk 5-8 pm with emphasis on Bethany College students and alums
13 Bethany College Homecoming
13 2018 Coronado Heights Run, registration 6:30 a.m, 2 mile walk, 5K and 15K, 1 mile fun run starts 7:15-8:30
14 2018 Falun Classic Bike Ride, 1 p.m. 400 block of N. Main
20 Kasino Royale benefit for Svensk Hyllningsfest 6-10 p.m. at the Sundstrom Center
9 Makers Street Art Walk 5-8 p.m.; at 5 p.m. lighting of trees and Old Mill Bridge and unveiling of decorated shop windows with theme “Unwrap Lindsborg”
10 Lindsborg Holiday Open House 10-4 p.m. with Tomte Scrambler game, gift certificate/gift item baskets as prizes; shopper rewards also will be given
24 Small Business Saturday 10-4 p.m. with multiple in-store raffles, horse-drawn wagon rides and treats for children
1 Artists Studio Open House 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with maps to participating galleries and local artists studios in the Lindsborg area; demonstrations, refreshments and new projects
1 Snowflake Parade 10 a.m. downtown, a friendly little parade for children and other imaginative people
1 Pulled pork meal 11:30-2 at Trinity Methodist, by donation
2 Jultide at Bethany College, afternoon performance of beautiful holiday music
8 Lucia Festival, check the schedule of offerings at www.visitlindsborg.org for this beautiful and popular Swedish-American celebration of light
8 Old-Fashioned Christmas at the McPherson County Old Mill
15 Cookies and Mrs. Claus, morning First Bank Kansas; visit Mrs. Claus and decorate your own cookies
31 Roaring ‘20s-themed NYE party to launch the celebration of Lindsborg’s 150th year; see www.lindsborg150th.com