May, 2021

Notes from Your President

Gentlemen of the Sterling Club,

Welcome to spring and welcome to another COVID season. It's hard to believe that we are more than a year into social.3 distancing and mask wearing, finally a solution is in the mix. A brand-new vaccine created in less than a year and still infections are soaring. I am overjoyed that most of our membership have received at least one or both Vaccine injections. Let’s discuss whether to relax our COVID protocols.

There are reasons to rejoice. first let me say how happy I am that George Floyd (may he rest in peace) has found justice at last, I hope that this is the first of many cures of injustice because. NO JUSTICE NO PEACE!

I want to thank the board and general body for their input in submitting the application for the star grant. We are still waiting to hear if we have made the first round of cuts. I’m sure you will agree that the club is sorely in need of a facelift. We’ll cross our fingers and hope for the best.

Last month the body approved, that the Club explore applying for two other grants, recommended by the Summit University Council. Check the links below for additional information, your input would be greatly appreciated.

  1. The Cultural STAR Capital Project program provides loans and grants to acquire of upgrade physical assets such as buildings and equipment. Such activities must have the potential for significant or long-term impact and the expenditures must be depreciable.
  2. The Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants program —also known as Legacy Grants — is a competitive process created to provide financial support for projects focused on preserving Minnesota’s history and culture.

Please share with Curtis or myself, your ideas and vision for the next 5 or 10 years, what you personally see for our future club.

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Ellery C.