Humboldt Gathering Place trying to attract younger audiences

HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt Community Gathering Place is searching for ideas of how to attract a younger audience, including middle aged adults and adults as young as 18.

The board of directors discussed this at their annual general meeting on Nov. 26.

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“We’d like to reach more middle age and younger, because the membership starts at 18,” said Glenda Frey, the organization’s manager. “We’d like to see what kind of member benefits we can improve and add as well as what do the middle [age people] and younger seniors – what are they looking for?”

The Humboldt Community Gathering Place Inc. is a non-profit organization that oversees the ongoing upkeep for the “Community Gathering Place” heritage building to function safely and in good order.

The organization has memberships, applies for grant applications, rents out various spaces throughout the building, and continually fund raises in hopes to cover operating expenses, maintenance, and upgrades.

Frey said the plan for the coming year is to really focus on fundraising and some strategies for income. She said there isn’t anything specific planned at this time.

“There does need to be some strategies, so it will be exciting to sit down and start planning, see what kind of new opportunities we can add to fundraising.”

She said entertainment and lunches have been successful in the past.

Frey said if anyone in the community has suggestions or feedback they can reach them at

The meeting on Nov. 26 had term fulfillments for some of its board members. Stepping down from the board was Fran Gasmo Bremner. Gasmo Bremner served two terms as president, the maximum the organization allows. Luke McCullough, the former vice president stepped down after one term, and Anita Leuchen, stepped down after fulfilling another member’s remainder of their term’s service.

The new board includes manager Glenda Frey, vice-president Preston Gaudet, director Bev Trach, director Valerie Durnin, treasurer Connie Danyluik and president David Bleakney.

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