ALLIED PARTNERS: - August 23, 2011
Present: Mike Bodden, Susan Corrado, Sina Davis, Ruth Hoffman Hein, Linda Ketcham, Dorothy Krause, Marge Lyford, Selena Pettigrew, Shirley Robbins, Jack Tiffany.
Selected unanimously as Convener for today, Susan opened the meeting. This position will rotate from meeting to meeting.
Moved by Ruth and seconded by Linda that the July minutes be approved as presented. Motion carried.
BY-LAWS - Considered changes made in the section on financial management of the various projects.
Considered Executive Committee positions: As stated above, the Convener will be in rotation. Treasurer will not be rotated. Secretary has asked to be relieved, either by rotation or by selecting a new Secretary. Contact Person---Decided that the official address will be MUM (2300 S. Park St. Suite 2022, 53711, with Linda the "Person" there. Decided that the official e-mail address will be:
NEIGHBORHOOD - Selena - The recent Festival was excellent, with a big crowd, a team effort, the kids had a ball. It was also a lot of work.
FINANCIAL REPORT - Jack - Year-to-date total almost @36,000.
FOOD PANTRY - Mike had sent a memo to all, explaining that the Food Pantry operating group noted that Food Pantry funds must be used only for Food Pantry needs. (The Boys and Girls Club provides space and utilities for a token $200 per month.) The question came up because help had been given to some non-pantry projects.
ADMNA - Sina - Reported on changes and activities, and the work of committees.
CO-OP - Susan submitted a report from the Coop Structure Sub Committee, dealing with program focus, voting, conflict of interest, decision-making, and legal status.
MUM - Linda - City and County budgets will be ugly and it is not looking good for human services.
GRANT - Dorothy is working on a grant for the community, emphasizing gardens along the bike path, landscaping around buildings, using volunteers - also a focus on safety and security.