MINUTES OF THE ALLIED PARTNERS MEETING
March 26, 2013

PRESENT: Susan Corrado, Gloria Menadier-Farr, Selena Pettigrew, Sue Bridson, Pam Gates, Jack Tiffany, Barry Hayes, Shirley Robbins, Ruth Hoffman Hein & Marge Lyford

TREASURERS REPORT by Jack
- Reports of income and expenses for January and February were distributed.

  • Jack clarified that $150 in Special Projects was contributed by Friends for summer meals for kids.
  • Barry Hayes, treasurer for the Neighborhood Association has not received acknowledgement from MUM for the $900 contribution to the association. He will check with MUM.
  • Susan will distribute the most recent directions on how to contribute to AP projects.

    EVICTION PREVENTION
    -Ryan is now working only part time in Allied Neighborhood. Concerned about residents whose gas and electricity has been turned off due to non-payment.

    ALLIED COMMUNITY COOP by Susan
    -Now negotiating with a landlord for possible space for resident activities and office space. Hope to have open house on Wednesday May 15, at 4PM.
    -Also working with residents to start up a apple cider slushes cart.
    -Reported that MAP is now located at a Odana Road site and having classes.

    NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION by Selena
    -Attendance at monthly meeting improving.
    -At a community meal on March 22, honored Alderman Brian Soloman for his services to the neighborhood.
    -Planning to have a community meal every other month. The May meal will be sponsored by a labor union.
    -The solar energy project is moving along.
    -The association was congratulated on the newest issue of the community newsletter.
    -After two years of effort, the community kiosk is up!

    CONTACTING LOCAL CHURCHES
    -Instead of waiting for a new video to be produced, Sue suggested doing new photos or using the old video with an updated written script instead of the recorded narration.
    -Jack can make copies of the video. The Co-op has a laptop presenters can use. Jack will send copies of the script to Selena, Susan, Pam and Ruth.
    -A list was compiled of churches to call about their interest in having a presentation about Allied Partners.

    WELLNESS CENTER by Gloria
    -Gloria apologized for her absences due to her motherís illness. Her condition is now stable. She will send a report to those on the Allied Partner email list.
    -Concern expressed about the freshness and lack of variety of Fresh Mobile produce. Gloria and Selena will make suggestions for improvement.
    -Hoping for a certified nursing assistant neighborhood volunteer.

    NEXT MEETING Tuesday, April 23, 4PM at Revival Ridge