By Edwin Crayton
At the upcoming Tuesday, January 8, 2019 meeting of the Natchitoches Community Improvement Foundation, the board will vote to fill five board seats. Those interested in nominating citizens to serve on the board just need to send in the names and contact information of those persons nominated (who have agreed to serve): name, address, phone and email. Each nominee must be a resident of Natchitoches. Send the nominations to Governance Committee, Natchitoches Community Improvement Foundation, P.O. Box 606, Natchitoches, Louisiana 71458. According to the bylaws: “Nominations can be made to the Governance Committee by any community based civic organization or community interest located within the City of Natchitoches, including but not limited to any of the following: churches, sororities and fraternities, Masonic or similar group, any civic organization or community interest (all must be within the City of Natchitoches.) The nominations must be received by the board 15 days in advance, so mail in your nominations now. If you do, consider using registered mail and please keep your receipt.
The Natchitoches Community Improvement Foundation is a public foundation that has been set up and court approved to distribute 1.9 million in public funds to the people of Natchitoches by giving away grants and scholarships in the areas of housing, education, recreation and economic development. It is a volunteer position but with an opportunity to have impact on the community. The January meeting is usually at First Baptist Amulet at 7 pm. Please call 1-318-623-2466 in advance to verify time and place and learn of any changes.
“It is better to give than to receive.” –Acts 20:35