June 16, 2010 – Board Meeting Minutes (draft)
Board Meeting Minutes – June 16, 2010 – 7:00 PM
Call to Order and Quorum — DeWitt Smith, Chairman
Quorum Present – DeWitt Smith, Don Roylance, Steve Hunt, Holly Christmas, Wayne Howcroft, Chris Herrmann, Marilyn Oblad, Devin Howells, Jeff Bair.
Guest – Larry Simpson
Review of Minutes from April 2010, recorded by Shawn Porter
Goals for 2009-2010 – Progress review
Improve Communications with Community
Newsletter going to print
Need to work on membership lists still
Engage more Citizens
Garden Committee has many people interested.
New Neighbor Welcome packets created by Jeff
Respond to requests for help
Good Neighbor Sheet distribution.
Marilyn pointed out that rather than call the City to help our neighbors, we need to teach people where to call themselves.
Increase awareness of Liberty Wells features
Need to increase businesses involvement and increase community awareness of local businesses
Jim suggests working with the Chamber of Commerce to encourage neighbors to participate in Community Councils
What is in it for businesses to be involved? Increased awareness of neighbors.
What about a neighborhood business fair, or a meeting in the summer solely devoted to local businesses. Marilyn reminded council that we have a lot of open items on our plate that should be taken care of first.
Committees – where do we need help?
Larry asked about getting SLCC students involved in creating the newsletter.
Mobile Watch needs more people
July: Politician, follow-up from oil spill, update on 1st Encampment Park Celebration preparations.
August: Jim Fisher and Emergency Preparedness
Holly asked if board members could sign up to be in charge of agendas. Relieve pressure on Chair and increase overall involvement. No decision was made on this.
One technical issue to be resolved for the City
Marilyn stressed that it needs to get out soon because of the advertisement for the First Encampment Park Celebration
Catching Neighbors “Doing it Right”
Delaying the yard recognitions until later in the summer due to the cold spring.
First Encampment Park Celebration
Need table with LWCC info.
Devin making table stand for info.
Jeff organizing book sale. Holly will send email to list asking for donations.
Need pictures of the event.
Future Meeting Location
SLCC is no longer able to host us due to construction. Need to find new location and then get word out about the new location.
Holly will call Aviary
Don will call about City County Building
Steve will contact Hawthorne School
DeWitt will contact Whittier School
Board Meetings for 2010-2011
Holly suggested a meeting including new members at the start, since the first meeting is not until September. We will have a short meeting after the regular July Meeting to get new members interests regarding committees. DeWitt will email new members the Committee list so they can review it in advance.
Next LWCC Board Meeting suggested for Wednesday, July 14, 2010 (SHORT, after regular meeting)