October 22, 2013
Present: Sue Bridson, Wynn Davies, Eileen Dresser, Ruth Hoffman Hein, Linda Ketcham, Selena Pettigrew, Shirley Robbins, Jill Thomas (First Baptist), Jack Tiffany.
Meeting called to order with prayer, by Eileen. Jill introduced as an alternate for Wynn when necessary.
MINUTES of the September regular meeting and the October 8 special meeting approved as presented.
TREASURER's report (Jack) presented, discussed, and accepted as printed.
WELLNESS CENTER: A Hallowe'en party is planned for Oct. 31 at Revival Ridge. No one present to give further report.
EVICTION PREVENTION: No report; Erica has been ill.
FOOD PANTRY: (Eileen) For Thanksgiving: 180 turkey baskets will be prepared, with potatoes, apples, jellied cranberry sauce, green beans, and (after discussion) corn meal instead of stuffing. Registration for these baskets has been slow so far. Things are going well. The new freezer is very helpful; a bigger refrigerator-freezer is also needed.
JFF: no one present to report.
ALLIED DUNN'S MARSH NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: The recent community meal had leaders of the Verona Road reconstruction art project present, who said that residents' life stories will be depicted.
MAILING: Linda presented the letter to be sent to faith communities, explaining the neighborhood projects of concern to Allied Partners and asking for support. The new form for supporters to send back looks good. Linda needs letterhead and the mailing list. It was decided to send this letter and form both electronically and by snail mail. Marge will be asked to update the address/e-mail/phone list and send it around to Allied Partners.
NEXT MEETINGS: NOV. 19 and DEC. 17 (both third Tuesdays). Might need a consideration of a different Tuesday, in the future.
Shirley Robbins, Secretary pro tem