MINSTER — Craig Muhlenkamp explained his “Get Real” program, which he began several years ago, during the Jan. 30 meeting of the Minster Civic Association in the Wooden Shoe restaurant.
It is a youth development program for fifth- and sixth-graders. He explained the changes and improvements he has made over the years. He listed some of the groups who have helped him with his program.
Christine Purdy, YMCA board president and Lowell Nees, interim CEO, spoke about the improvements made since their fundraising drive three years ago, the remaining improvements needed and their plans for further fundraising in the future.
Following these presentations, new officers of the Minster Civic Association were introduced: President Tony Schmiesing, Vice-president JJ Woehrmyer, Secretary Randy Hemmelgarn and Treasurer Tyler Fogt. Also introduced were Wes Thieman and new board members Andy Schmitmeyer and Matt Purpus.
Following the introductions, Ryan Rindler provided a summary of the finances of the organization over the last year including its several major donations. He also mentioned anticipated donations planned in the next year.
Don Harrod, Minster’s village administrator, reported on several projects the village is working on currently. Brenda Boeke, Minster School superintendent, explained the plans for school schedule changes to accommodate a large renovation project beginning this year.
The next Civic Association meeting is planned for Feb. 27 at the Wooden Shoe. A tour of the remodeled Minster Dental Center will precede the meeting.