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Business After Hours at Lord's Cupboard; Medication disposal box available; Herriott named MUM dean of faculty; Fairfield First fundraiser

May 21, 2018

Business After Hours set Thursday at The Lord’s Cupboard

The Lord’s Cupboard, Jefferson County’s emergency food pantry, will host a Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours from 5-7 p.m. Thursday.

Light appetizers and adult beverages will be served.

The Lord’s Cupboard recently moved from its longtime home to its new location at the southeast corner of Fourth Street and Grimes Avenue in the former Sunshine Laundry.

Participants are encouraged to bring a canned item to support The Lord’s Cupboard as it prepares for the L.O.A.F. program.

The Lord’s Cupboard is located in Fairfield, and serves as Jefferson County’s emergency food pantry. Monday through Friday afternoons, it serves low-income families food, paper goods, and other essentials. During the summer months, the L.O.A.F. Program helps feed hungry schoolchildren who depend on free lunches during the school year. Every December, the Cupboard provides Holiday Meal Boxes for the needy in Jefferson County. It is a private 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, relying on the generosity of the community to continue helping those less fortunate.

Business After Hours is a free, monthly networking event open to chamber members, their guests and the general public. Anyone interested in hosting a Business After Hours, should contact the chamber at 472-2111 or Chamber@FairfieldIowa.com.


Medication disposal box available

Nucara Pharmacy, located at Jefferson County Health Center, will have public access to a medication disposal box.

This box is available for people wanting to dispose of medications. Access to the medication disposal box is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays.

The medication disposal box is being provided in conjunction with Sieda Community Action.

Sieda Community Action says that if you or someone you know is struggling with prescription drug abuse, the Sieda Behavioral Health and Treatment Services team is here to help. For any concerns or questions, contact Sieda’s offices at 641-683-6747 or visit www.sieda.org.


Herriott named MUM dean of faculty

Vicki Herriott was recently appointed dean of faculty by Maharishi University of Management President John Hagelin, replacing Cathy Gorini, who had held the position for 15 years.

Herriott came to the university in 1984 and has served in a variety of leadership positions as associate dean of faculty, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, chair of the Student Affairs Council, and, for the past 15 years, chair of the management department.

Dr. Gorini will now shift her focus to teaching, writing, and working on the Journal of Mathematics and Consciousness. A professor of mathematics, she also served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and chair of the Curriculum Committee for 18 years prior to her long tenure as dean of faculty. She has authored two books and edited another.

“We are all grateful for the dedicated and capable service both Cathy and Vicki have rendered for so many years, and grateful for the work they will continue to do,” said Craig Pearson, vice president of academic affairs.

In addition, Carol Passos was recently named director of human resources, replacing Stan Lamothe, who served as director for many years and who has now become the director of human resources at the Maharishi Foundation.

“Ms. Passos has proven herself extremely capable ever since joining the university,” Pearson said. “We’re very fortunate to have someone with such talent, experience, and wisdom.”

Used with permission from The Review, Maharishi University of Management’s electronic newsletter.


Fairfield First announces 2018 fundraiser

Fairfield First Fund, an qualified agency endowment fund affiliated with the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, is holding its 2018 fundraiser to help grow the Fairfield First Fund and increase its grants to local nonprofits.

Donate any amount by June 1 to be entered into a drawing. A donor receives one entry for each $10 contributed.

First prize is two passes for the final round of the 100th PGA Golf Championship Aug. 12 at the Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis.

Second prize is two VIP passes for the final round of the 2018 Principal Charity Classic Golf Tournament June 10, with skybox access on the 17th green at the Wakonda Country Club and complimentary food and beverages, plus two ground passes for any day of the tournament June 7-10.

Third prize is golf lesson with SGA and MSAE Pioneers Golf Coach Ed Hipp.

Prizes will be awarded on June 1.

Contributions can be made online at FairfieldFirstFund.com or via mail to PO Box 1176, Fairfield 52556. A donation form is available on the Fairfield First Fund website. Donor gifts are eligible for Endow Tax Credits — 25 percent of the contribution.

Fairfield First Fund was started in 2013 with gifts from N2TEC — The National Network for Technology, Entrepreneurship and Commercialization and the Chojnowski family.

Fairfield First is committed to: supporting the next generation civic and social entrepreneurs; matching grants for artists, musicians, filmmakers and theater groups. Its long-term strategy is to create a culture of legacy giving where Fairfield residents treat Fairfield as one of their children to sustain their favorite projects, as well as new ones.

The fund president, Burt Chojnowski, can be contacted at BurtChojnowski@gmail.com or 919-2163.

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