ALLIED PARTNER MINUTES
FEBRUARY 26, 2013
PRESENT: Eileen Dresser, Shirley Robbins, Jack Tiffany, Sue Bridson, Selena Pettigrew,
Susan Corrado, Ryan Estrella, & Marge Lyford.
MINUTES of the January meeting were approved as written.
TREASURER’S REPORT by Jack
Abbreviated report this month - only income data for January and February to date.
Of note - Eviction Prevention received $781.20 from greeting card sales, $1,100 from Friends Meeting, and the Neighborhood Association received $900 from Christ Memorial.
EVICTION PREVENTION by Ryan
First Unitarian has established a new fund for single adults, which will complement the Allied Partner eviction prevention fund.
Mentioned a new program getting established in this area. - “Safe Families for Children” Families take in homeless children in emergency situation. Average stay - 40 days
Ryan is leaving his position in Allied Neighborhood. Will be transferring to Badger Rd Neighborhood. Erica Anderson will take his place in April.
FOOD PANTRY by Eileen
No changes, still using reserve funds to supplement church giving.
WELLNESS CENTER Highlights from written report by Gloria Menadier-Farr
UW Health Students presented program on living with asthma at Welcomers meeting.
Rent Smart and Equal Opportunity Commission preparing training for Welcomers and neighborhood residents.
The Breakfast Club is going well. They held their annual dinner with present and former participants and families present.
ShopKo Grant; During the past month, more than 12 families and three teens were supplied
with personal hygiene products as well as laundry detergent.
ALLIED COOP by Susan
Current focus is weatherization. There are funds to send residents for training.
A grant proposal has been submitted to the Community Development Authority for an
NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION by Selena
65 to 70 residents attended the community meal January 25th. It was sponsored by Nick who owns many Allied apartments. The program focused on learning about rental records.
The most recent mobile food pantry had poorer attendance than usual - 48 families.
The 4th issue of the community newsletter is being worked on. Need help with funding.
The Brotherhood boys groups continues to meet every Wednesday. Funds or food contributions are needed to continue the evening meal.
Will start working on the Allied neighborhood watch soon.
ALLIED DUNN’S MARSH VIDEO
Jack showed the videotape he made about the Allied neighborhood and Allied Partner projects in 2005.
Consensus that the video was well made and gave a good message. Need to update the photos to include Revival Ridge and Boy’s and Girls Club and decide on the story we want to tell.
Jack is unable to start working on a new video until this summer.
NEXT MEETING - Tuesday, March 26, 4PM at Revival Ridge.