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Monthly Board Meeting 

Location: Webber Park Community Room

October 7th, 2021 — 6:30-8:30 PM

MINUTES 

Attendees (Board): Kevin Aldwaik (Treasurer), Sheree Breedlove (Chair), Eric Hoffer (Secretary), Patricia Deinhart-Bauknight (Executive Director), Krystin Eldridge (Vice Chair), Em Matson (Communications Coordinator), Monica Colberg, Jane Riley-Best, 

Attendees (Community): Sarah from Webber Park

6:35 PM    Call to Order: Sheree Breedlove, Chair

6:31 PM    Approve Meeting Agenda (in board packet)       

Moved by Krystin E. Seconded by Monica C. Unanimously approved.

6:33 PM    Review/Approve September Minutes (in board packet)

Moved by Kevin A. Seconded by Krystin E. Unanimous approved.

6:35 PM    Finance Report: Kevin Aldwaik, Treasurer

Really solid, but a little ahead of budget for staffing…mostly because the city hasn’t reimbursed one of our larger contracts with them. Approximately $26,000 in the bank with one contract coming in. 

6:43 PM    Executive Director’s Report: Patricia Deinhart-Bauknight, E.D.

Light month due to one week of vacation, one week of surgery+recovery. Received an Office of Violence Prevention grant for $45,000! Considering a youth coordinating board grant–big, but lots to manage. Additional capacity-building grants being considered. Met with Maria several times–first OVP grant is nearly complete. Attended safety corner meeting about mental health. We are providing insurance for Hmong garden at 38th/Fremont (with full reimbursement). Attended health equity conference. UNBA and WCNO are continuing to sort out how to partner with our Great Streets grant project. UNBA receiving for $10,000 UNBA (see finance report)

Motion to allocate $10,000 of new NRP dollars for building and maintaining a business portal (website), etc… including an extension of Great Streets info. Moved by Monica C. Seconded by Eric H. Unanimously approved. 

Fall Festival coming up on October 23rd — Sheree & Monica can help. Can we promote extra games? Can use volunteers–coat drive and staffing our table. WCNO’s Equity & Engagement plan was marked ‘excellent’ by the city!

7:02 PM    Policies and Procedures Review and Adoption (in board packet): Patricia D-B. and Executive Committee

City & Mission Guardian (lawyers) required new (or updated) policies. 

Reviewing bylaws. 

–New eligibility for membership–documenting residency and/or being vouched for a new member’s eligibility. 

–Discussion around grounds for removal of a board member. Request to remove “no cause” dismissal.

–Checking the timeline from the city for policies

–Discussed Employee Handbook

–Discussed potential Paid Leave Policy

Patricia will check with the city about our proposed changes ASAP (Friday). 

7:50 PM    Board Nominations Application Review (in board packet)

Reviewed new form for describing board expectations and filling out the application for a board seat.

7:55 PM    Annual Meeting Agenda and Details

Discussed if it is viable to host on November 4th, given the by-laws delay. Would like to invite Jose Velez to speak, if possible. We aim to host at Webber Park, with an online option (including voting). 

Motion to host WCNO’s Annual Meeting on December 2nd with elections and bylaws.  Moved by Eric H. Seconded by Kevin A. Unanimously approved.

8:25 PM    Adjourn 

Respectfully submitted by Eric Hoffer, WCNO Secretary.

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