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Monthly Steering Committee Minutes for 2004


OMVNA Steering Committee Meeting
October 11, 2004

Officers Attending

Chair - Ronit Bryant
Vice-Chair - Monica Smith
Treasurer - Aaron Grossman
Newsletter - Velva Rowell
Community Liaison - Tom Matula
Member-at-Large - Erin Sanders

Officers Not Attending

Secretary - Claire Silver
Member-at-Large - Ken Rosenberg


Margaret Abe-Koga
Bruce Karney

1. Approval of Minutes

  • Minutes approved with one change:Margaret Abe-Vigoda to Margaret Abe-Koga.

2. Treasurer's Report

  • Special newsletter cost $478.66, additional income from ads > $2000
  • $540 more income from ads coming


  • 39 members
  • Enough CERT money for 5 more new member packs; new board to approve transfer of money into CERT

4. Welcome Packages

  • Velva recommended selling space on back of 3 page welcome newsletter. Erin suggested $25-$50/ad;will look into final cost of pack to determine ad rate.
  • Ronit suggested adding useful phone numbers or internet addresses to fill space not filled by ads.

5. California-Bryant Parking Garage

  • City Council meeting on Tues at 6:30. Ronit or another OMVNA member to attend to monitor council discussions.

6. Candidate Forum

  • 7:30 Meeting start; try for 9:00 finish.
  • Only 1 confirmed babysitter; Velva to follow up on others.
  • Ronit followed up on insurance with no response; assume everything is fine.
  • Aaron to get sodas, cups, napkins, portable PA.
  • Meeting will start with elections.
  • Format:
    1. Opening statements: 2 min/each
    2. 3x5 cards for questions
    3. Closing statements: 1 min/each

7. Debrief from Last Year

  • Steering committee to start thinking of input/suggestions for incoming committee to share during Nov or Dec meeting.
  • Tom to subscribe to City Council agendas and find subjects of interest, coordinate OMVNA representation when needed.

8. Non-profit Status

  • Ronit is concerned about income; if we go over $10,000 income, need to fill out additional paperwork. Aaron said OMVNA income $2000-$3000/yr.
  • Ronit to finish non-profit paperwork in Nov.

Meeting adjourned at 9:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Claire Silver, Secretary

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