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Monthly Meeting Minutes for 2003


OMVNA Monthly Meeting Minutes

August 11, 2003

Officers Attending

Chair - Ronit Bryant
Treasurer - Aaron Grossman
Newsletter - Velva Rowell

Officers Not Present

Vice-Chair - Alison Hicks
Secretary - Claire Silver
Newsletter - Lisa Windes
At-Large - Larry Rosenberg
At-Large - Julie Wrobel
Community Liaison - David Andrzejek

Visiting Members

Ken Rosenberg
Anne-Marie Dekker

Note that there was no quorum at this meeting, and no formal decisions were taken.

1. Introductions and announcements

  • UNSSC flyer received. They miss OMVNA attendance. 10/18 meeting.
  • Webmaster is a position that has potential for inclusion on board/steering committee. Had an incident with files getting overwritten.

2. Approval of minutes

  • Changes submitted to Claire for inclusion in the record for 7/11 meeting.
  • No changes to General Meeting, but no quorum to approval.

3. Downtown Precise Plan

  • Nothing new to report

4. Treasurer's Report.

  • $6,773.76 in the account ($214 in CERT account).
  • Obligated for about $1000 for newsletter expenses.
  • $196 Gross, $185 Net expenses for General Meeting.


  • Several additional neighborhood coordinators added. Request for $500 to add to CERT budget (its about $80 per). Ideally, the CERT budget to stay about $250.

6. July General Meeting

  • Not scheduled yet (weekend of Oct 18/19?) early afternoon.
  • 2 Newsletters prior to that meeting.
  • Topics/Activities for Meeting:
    • Voting on by-law change
    • Electing new officers
    • Bike rodeo, celebration of the newsletter deliverers, international buffet theme, trail, the parks of Old MV, CERT participation/introduction to neighbors, storytellers, open it up to the public for new neighborhood ideas/concerns.

7. Newsletter Committee

  • Recruiting. A few people are interested in content/copy editing. Plenty of people contributing articles. Monica to copy edit
  • Policy ideas:
    • Local business
    • Oriented to downtown residents
    • If touting a downtown business, author needs to be identified
    • Editorial committee to discuss
    • Business mention to be only once in 2 years
  • Newsletter deadlines. Next issue is Aug 28. Due date for submission is Aug 21. Following issue Thursday, Oct 9. Due date for submission is Oct 2.

8. 501c Status

  • Ronit waiting for accounting numbers from Aaron.
  • Change the by-laws
  • Incorporate
  • Employer identification number

Meeting Adjourned at 9:20 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,
Claire Silver, Secretary

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