GRADS Meeting January 11, 2022

Via ZOOM 5:30 p.m.

Five people joined the Grant Roberts Area Disability Supports meeting via ZOOM.

Meeting Times

We will post meeting times on the website and calendar. Rachael will, as always, send the information to our email distribution list. She will send a separate email to Cheryl Pocklington with specific information to be posted.


GRADS will help sponsor this event by donating $100 toward printing, postage, and purchase of certificate covers. The SPED director’s office in Sisseton will design the invitation and poster. Cindy Kirschnan will design and print the certificates. Rachael Johnson will submit the funding application.

Farm Show Booth

We won’t have one this year. We aren’t aware of any transition fairs to attend.


MaryLou Bullert will do the Lucky Leprechaun fundraiser this year. She will do it through the schools She will not put an ad in the Grant County Review. Rachael Johnson will check with Sisseton’s SPED director to see if tickets can be sold at our schools.

We’re planning a rummage sale on June 11 (or June 18). Char Athey will check with Middlebrook Community Room for availability on June 10 at 5:00 for set up & for June 11.

Website Usage

Cheryl Pocklington sent a chart that shows website usage. The most used months were Feb./Mar. 32

& 37 and Oct./Nov. 30 & 31 respectively. It was proposed that having feature stories could increase usage. Charlotte Athey will contact Cheryl Pocklington to set up a text box for us to use in posting future stories. Ideas for stories include having Katrina Koeppe from Voc Rehab and Janet Guest from Independent Living Choices write about their programs.

We could also include timely topics such as tax information.


Banner: Laura Maag will get a high resolution logo to Sean Athey who will then make a banner.

Business Cards: Rachael Johnson suggested having GRADS business cards. She will bring a sample to the March meeting.

Financial Report

The balance in the First Bank & Trust/Milbank checking account was $1,962.60 as of 11/30/2021. Char has some money from jar sales to deposit.

Upcoming Meeting

The next GRADS meeting will be on Tuesday, April 12 at the Middlebrook Community Room, 902 E. Milbank Ave, the usual time of 6:30 p.m.