President of the Board, Khristopher Dodson, calls the meeting to order at 7:03pm.
Khris follows up with the board on a couple of items:
January 2016 Monthly Meeting
Jesse O'Donnell, Secretary, moved; Seconded by Kathleen Scutt
OCNA Treasurer, Mark Watkins, reported the following:
|Checking Account||Savings Account|
|Current Balance:||$ 576.66||$ 2,075.33|
Since Jan. meeting one deposit of dues:
Feb. 2016 Treasurer Report
Romana Lavalas moves to adopt the Treasurer Report; Brenda Silverman seconds.
Only mail received was junk mail addressed to the late Martin Sage. Mark contacted the sender and requested removal from mailing list.
Khris began by asking attendees to volunteer for workgroups/committees ("committees" used loosely). Khris stated that this list is not an exhaustive list, but rather a list of a few workgroups based on the "Setting the Agenda" during the January 2016 board meeting. These workgroups are intended to organize items into categories. And then the committees can report back to the board during monthly meetings to make our progress more efficient. These workgroups include:
Activities would include:
Activities would include:
Maybe, at start, this is just Jesse O'Donnell (webmaster) and Kathleen Scutt (editor). Kiki to possibly provide support
This could include the event-related items. This will likely be a larger committee. Khris notes Kiki's interest in joining.
Comfort Tyler Park Activities would include:
Betty Bruni suggested we reach out to neighbors and beyond for fundraising. Betty and Mark both expressed interest in a membership drive. Grants.
Khris stated that he believes that this structure will provide the board more time during monthly meetings to talk about more high-level strategic plans for OCNA.
Khris will send the board members the list of workgroups/committees as listed above.
The newsletter needs to be completed and out by the last week of March 2016. Kathleen Scutt, Newsletter Editor, requires all newsletter submissions by the 20th of March. Both digital and paper newsletter will be prepared and sent out the following week.
Khris and Betty explored the idea of community building grants, and, while it's a good idea, it's not a fundable idea this year. Maybe in 2017.
Gloria Sage reached out to Glen Lewis, Director of the Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation & Youth Programs. Gloria asked him about the installation of a 'spinner' and 'balance beam' for the park. The 'spinner' would require a 14'x14' section of the playground. Mr. Lewis sent Gloria's request to the project Manager, Karen Armstrong. Ms. Armstrong wrote back, in part, to Gloria which she read: "I've reviewed the design (see attached noting the location of the independent slide), and decide it's pretty tight. I say that because of the underground utilities and walkways. There's only room to add another 'Saddle Spinner' but it could be done. We would add it near the Gazebo and table. The cost of the 'Saddle Spinner' is $950 before shipping and any contracts/discounts." Gloria also asked again about the benches near the tennis courts.
No old business at this time.
Membership drive. The board decided to do a membership drive. Will will do during May.
No announcements at this time.
Meeting adjourned at 7:59pm
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