The changing of the guard
Founded as Affinity 42 on December 28, 2017 and chartered in March of 2018, The Affinity 42 Foundation set out to accomplish a new way of doing things.
What was soon discovered is that some founders had different priorities. Some wanted to focus on the community as a whole while others wanted to focus on individuals.
Those wanting to focus on individuals left the organization and started a new project, the others were left with a foundation name they didn't create. So the re-branding has begun.
We are working with the State of TN to transfer into the new name: KELCURT Foundation
With a new President, Curtis Cecil and a new Vice-President Kelly Flemings - the name change became clear. Bring Affinity 42 into the KELCURT Family.
The KELCURT Foundation is currently in the application stages of its charter and working with State and Local Officials to switch names. This process is a long and expensive one, but we feel our community is worth it.
At the heart of our foundation is Soddy-Daisy, TN. A place KELCURT Media has called home and has built its center of operations. This is our home. These are our people. Our community is rich in history, with talented, hard-working people at its heart.
Starting locally and working globally is key to our foundation's charter. We believe that community sustainability is key to success. And we are starting with our own.
KELCURT Foundation focuses on three key elements:
These are the 3 pillars in which our foundation is built.
Project KCF-001: The Soddy-Daisy Community Library Project
KCF-001: Soddy-Daisy Community Library
Creative Director of KELCURT Media Curtis Cecil, listened to the residents of Soddy-Daisy.
Residents wanted a library, and have wanted one for years.
Never believing in the principle of just wait and see what happens - Curtis decided to form a library and create it with the new foundation.
Starting with just 4 books on Jan. 28, 2018 the KELCURT Foundation started the Soddy-Daisy Community Library with a simple idea: "Let's do it."
Community support has been over-whelming.
Unique books onsite continue to grow by 500-800 each week.
Previously, we would post the number of books currently in the library. But this number changes on an hourly basis.
KELCURT Foundation is currently looking into property to permanently house this ever-growing library as well as its family of companies.
Talks are underway with one major property owner and we will announce as the talks progress.
Our Goal is to have a community center built into the library with a coffee shop, educational center and computer resource center.
Library is located inside KElcurt media (also known as Home Movies to DVD) at
9619 dayton pike
Project AF-001: Affinity 42 Farmer and Artisan Market
connecting local farmers and Artisans to the community
A failed project
To establish and new Farmer and Artisan market at the historic Poe Tavern in Soddy-Daisy, TN.
We contacted local farmers and artisan under the stipulation of all good must be hand made or locally grown and produced.
Farmers: Most local farmers never returned calls, or said no crops due to the heavy rains from this Spring. Not until the 4th Thursday did we have a farmer show up for the market.
Artisans: Up to 14 Artisans would arrive weekly to sell their goods.
Community: Almost Zero community support- On average we would have 4-12 citizens arrive to arrive.
Cancelled for lack of community support.
The final analysis of this project is that the Poe Tavern is the wrong place to hold this event. Costs escalated as well as city requirements for this project. Although this project is considered failed, we have learned a great deal about what it takes to get the public involved as well as logistics for operating an event on this scale. The next time we attempt this project it will actually be on an event based scale.