December 2020 Progress Update

The Elma Community Complex committee is pleased with the progress of the project. The medical clinic is built and Regional Health Services of Howard County is awaiting approval from Medicare before they can begin offering services in Elma. The next phase of the project is re-purposing a portion of the former elementary gymnasium into a City Clerk’s office & multi-purpose community room along with bathroom renovations. This phase is expected to begin soon.

The committee would like you to remember the ECC Project as you plan your year-end charitable giving with a reminder of ways to compound your giving impact by taking advantage of matching fund contributions to the ECC:

  1. A pledge by Joe & Kathy Whitinger’s for an additional $50,000 contribution with matching funds raised by January 15, 2021
  2. A pledge by Bruce & Callie Weigel of an additional $25,000 in memory of Bill & Marlene Weigel with matching funds raised by January 15, 2021
  3. A pledge by Peoples Savings Bank of another $10,000 with matching funds raised by January 15, 2021
  4. A pledge by The BRIDGE Organization of an additional $10,000 with matching funds raised by January 15, 2021

These are all great opportunities for people to enhance the impact of their donations and a great opportunity to continue with the progress of the ECC Project. As of December 11, 2020 a total of $693,120.00 has been committed to the ECC project. The estimated cost of the total project is $1.2 million dollars.

PayPal, credit or debit card click to donate.  All donations made online will be run through The BRIDGE Organization, Inc (Elma’s non profit community betterment group) and then given to the City of Elma- Elma Community Complex on your behalf.  Please note in the comments how you would like your gift to be acknowledged in the comments (ex. anonymous OR given in Memory of Jane Smith by George Jones Family).  Also, please include an address so you will get a receipt for your donation. Click here to purchase.

Donations can also be made by check, payable to the City of Elma – Elma Community Complex, and mailed to Elma City Clerk PO Box 497 Elma IA 50628.  Please complete this Donor Card.  If any questions, please call  641-393-2543.

We have Elma memorabilia for sale with proceeds going to the ECC project! All items are available for pick up at the Elma City Clerk’s office, 415 Main Street Elma.  The clerk’s hours are Monday-Friday 8:00-11:30 a.m.  You may also contact the clerk at 641-393-2543 to make other pick-up arrangements.  Items available include Elma crocks, Elma photo frames, Elma vintage car banks, Elma 125th playing cards, Elma note card stationary, Elma 125th bells, Elma refrigerator magnets, and Elma can koozies.  Also available in limited supply are Elma T-shirts and sweatshirts, but it is requested that you phone the City Clerk for sizes/colors still available on the clothing.


Posted: December 11, 2020 in Community Complex