In regards to our bill that calls for a time out if a site and charity cannot come to terms on parting ways. Representative Chris Swedzinksi has agreed to chief author our bill in the House. HF3469 is the House bill number. Senator Howe has agreed to chief author in the Senate. SF3428 is the Senate number. Ask your legislators to sign onto these bills. All bills will be posted to the ACM website @ www.alliedcharitiesmn.org under the News tab Legislation.
In regards to our bill that would move the outside annual audit and GM bond state mandates from Allowable Expenses to Lawful Purpose. Representative Ron Kresha has agreed to chief author our bill in the House. HF3550 is the House number. Senator Koran has agreed to chief author in the Senate. SF3459 is the Senate number. Ask your legislators to sign onto these bills. All bills will be posted to the ACM website.
Attached please find the Senate Republican’s plan for giving back to MN taxpayers. Charitable gaming relief is in the plan. Ask your Senator to support the plan.
Region 4 Director Colleen Johnson has resigned from the ACM board. She cites personal issues as her reason for doing so. Region 4 encompasses Big Stone, Douglas, Grant, Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Pope, Renville, Stevens, Swift, Todd, and Traverse counties. Region 12 is also currently vacant. Region 12 encompasses Dakota, Goodhue, Scott, and Washington counties. Attached is a board member application. Serving on the ACM board is a great way to better understand the issues that charities face and to get to know others that serve. Nine meetings a year, eight of them in Roseville and the other one at convention. Expenses are reimbursed. The Region 4 term would be for two years and be up for election at the 2021 convention in St. Cloud. The Region 12 term would be for the remainder of this year and be up for election at the 2020 Duluth convention this November. Come and be part of great group.
The DECC in Duluth is the site of our annual convention this coming November. On Thursday evening, November 19, Bentleyville will again be opening their doors for us ahead of their opening for the season. This is a big deal and a huge honor for charities. It is recognition of all the hard work that you folks do throughout the year. Mark your calendars!
One final item. I have informed the ACM board that 2020 will be my last year with ACM. I am not under any pressure to leave, it is just time. Time for someone else to take on the role. I have informed the board that I am available through the end of the year. The board will now work to decide how to move forward and start to look for a replacement. I will always cherish the time that I got to spend with you. My biggest regret is that I was never able to get certain segments of state government to know you as I do; as selfless, caring individuals that have a passion to help those in need. It has been an honor and privilege to serve you these past eight years. I will keep you informed of updates as they become available.
2020 ACM Interim Director Application 02202020.pdf