Hi Deer Flat Family,
We wanted to update you on the results of the votes/pledges for the proposed building expansion. We are so encouraged by the overwhelming support shown both in the number of yes votes (98%) and the generosity shown by all those who participated. There was a total of approximately $1.5 million pledged and many offers of volunteering and/or donation of resources.
As you probably recall we set a goal of a 75% yes votes and $2.0 million in pledges as our benchmark to move forward. Based on the 98% yes vote and many affirming conversations and notes, the desire to move forward is not a question. However, we did fall short in regards to the pledges. After evaluating the total number of votes (522) in relation to the number of people who call Deer Flat their home (1100+), we have concluded that there is a significant number that have not yet responded. With the realities of summer vacations and activities, many may have missed out or simply forgotten.
With this in mind we have decided to extend the voting through July 31st to make sure that everyone who wants to vote/pledge has been given an opportunity. We will have ballots available in the church lobby or you can vote now by clicking here. If you have already voted Thank You! If you know someone that has not, please let them know there is still time.
Thanks for helping us to make sure everyone has had ample opportunity to join in.
Deer Flat Board of Directors