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ECWANDC MINUTES - December 10, 2012

ECWANDC MINUTES - December 10, 2012

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December 2012 Board meeting minutes

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ECWANDC Meeting Minutes | Page 1
Meeting Minutes
December 10, 2012
Community Health Councils Meeting Room * 3731 Stocker, 2nd floor * Los Angeles, 90008
Present Excused Un-excused
Present Excused Un-excused
David Winston, Chair X Wendell Conn (Area 2) XDenise Stansell, Co-Chair X Carl Morgan (Area 2) XYvonne Ellett, Rec.SecretaryX Lark Galloway-Gilliam (Area 3) XLanz Alexander, Treasurer X Jackie Ryan (Area 3) XRonda Brown (At Large) XMadeleine Renee-Walters,Corresponding SecretaryXKaren Caesar (At Large) XMary Jones-Darks (Area 1) X Jason Lombard (At Large) XWilson Washensky (Area 1) X Johnnie Raines (At Large) X
Call to Order & Roll Call:
The meeting was called to order at 6:14 pm by David Winston, Chair, with Madeleine taking meetingnotes pending Yvonne’s arrival. David read the rules of the meeting. Everyone introduced himself or herself.
Elected Official / Public Agency Reports:
No representatives were present.
Public Comment
: No public comments.
Item:Public Land Use & Beautification CommitteeDiscussionHighlights:
Carl was not present.
Item:Outreach - DeniseDiscussionHighlights:
Denise asked that the board define the responsibilities of the Outreach Committee.
Wendell logged onto the DONE website and collected examples of Outreach activities
Romerol has been posting and assisting with distribution of meeting signs.- There are presently Postings at the following locations:LADWP Customer Service Office King/CrenshawUnited States Post Office on CrenshawZAMBEZI (Jackie’s retail shop)BALDWIN HILLS CRENSHAW PLAZAJIM GILLIAM PARK RECREATION CENTER- Although it may be the Outreach Committee’s primary responsibility to find additional locations for postingMeeting Notices, all Area Reps shall continue to search out and post signs wherever they find a suitable location.
Other forms of Outreach:
- Update mailing list and send out electronic NOTICE OF MEETINGS- Update postings on website which ought to be the responsibility of the Corresponding Secretary once thewebsite is up and running properly.
 - Denise showed a sample of what she believed to be the ECWANDC logo. It was confirmed there is presently nologo. The Board asked Yvonne’s husband, Nick, to submit a price proposal for logo development.- The logo must be ‘iconic’ to match the composition of West Area community stakeholders.- One of the new committee members, Pam (?) asked about specifics of logo requirements and if it could bedeveloped in MAC.
Denise asked if the Board thought it reasonable to adjust meeting
ECWANDC Meeting Minutes | Page 2dates/times due to holidays falling on Mondays, and also to accommodate attendance of more stakeholders.
Item:Finance – LarkDiscussionHighlights:
Lark’s recommendation is that an Area Rep or Board member be assigned to ‘shepherd’ requests for fundingcommunity projects through the payment approval process/system.
From now forward, Area Reps who present projects, events and activities shall take the lead and be responsiblefor completing the process.
In addition, every Board Member shall have the opportunity and experience of doing so as well.
Action /Follow-up:
Johnnie motioned to impose a 60-day moratorium on funding until reconciliation of all account and outstandingcommitments were satisfied, excluding commitment expenditures approved at tonight’s meeting. Significantdiscussion ensued. Ultimately, the motion was seconded by Madeleine.VOTE: 8 YAYS (Unanimous by those in attendance)
Michael Jackson of Baldwin Hills Estates hasn’t attended any meetings since being appointed Safety Chair. Theposition was revoked. The Board needs a new Safety Committee Chair.
Item:Space Shuttle Task Force - JohnnieDiscussionHighlights:
The Task Force is still working on tree species. Valley Crest will balance trees and complete stump grinding theweek of December 17.
The Task Force is responsible for identifying trees for trimming.
Item:SLAANC - LarkDiscussionHighlights:
Torie Osborn, Deputy Mayor of Neighborhood & Community Services, will be on hand for an informalconversation regarding the reinforcement of South Los Angeles’ Neighborhood Councils.
Other topics include the Crenshaw High reconstitution and L.A.’s Budget priorities.
SLAANC meets every 3rd Thursday at 6:30 pm at CHC’s Meeting Room.
Item:Review & Approval of Meeting MinutesDiscussionHighlights:
The November 19
and December 1, 2012 minutes were emailed to everyone for review. All agreed this was a goodprocedure.
Action /Follow-up:
Madeleine motioned to accept the two minutes with corrections emailed to Yvonne prior to the meeting. Maryseconded.VOTE: 7 YAYS, 1 ABSTENTION
Item:Purchase Card ExpendituresDiscussionHighlights:
David reported that Lanz is working on a report.
Item:Baldwin Village Community in Action Funding Request: $1,200DiscussionHighlights:
Mary recused herself and left the room.
$925.13 will be used to purchase food from Delicious southern Cuisine.
The event will take place December 19 at Jim Gilliam Park.
The Neighborhood Council will be placed on the program & flyer. The event will hang the N/C banner.
Taneda Larios (DONE) suggested we have Project Follow-Up on our funding projects- The project should provide a report and photos to create a history of partnership
Action /Follow-up:
Lark motioned to fund the BVC event. Madeleine seconded.VOTE: 8 YAYS (Wendell left prior to the vote)

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