2019 Board and Foundation Meeting Minutes

Central Oregon Coast NOW Board & Foundation Meeting Minutes

Newport Public Library

May 13, 2019

Upcoming Dates:

  • Tues 5/28: 6pm. Speaker: Deborah Maytubee Denton-Shipman re. Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW)
    @ Newport Public Library — ALL ARE INVITED
  • Thurs 5/30: 6pm. Community Gathering with NOW & Siletz Community Center (bring something to share–store-bought salad/dessert)
    *Carpooling encouraged*
    @ Siletz Community Center — ALL ARE INVITED
    All NOW members are encouraged to each call 10 friends and invite them
  • Sat 6/1: Rural Organizing Project — Rural Caucus & Strategy Session on Human Dignity Movement in Cottage Grove
    ⇒ Wanting to have a rep from Central Oregon Coast NOW to attend

5:30 – Call to Order; Approval of Previous Minutes if any Present: Sheila, Marta, Cynthia, Shay, Amy

  • President’s Report and Reports from Committee Chairs attending
  • Treasurer’s Report: $2,662.98 for Chapter Balance
    • $351 in income in 2019.
    • $634 in expenses in 2019. (NOW t-shirts)
  • Old Business

○ Report on OR NOW Annual Conference which was May 4 in Portland, featuring panels on racism and women of color, and on female veterans’ issues, and discussion of these issues locally.

  • Good session on racism

○ How can NOW build on our awareness of the MMIW issue and support the Siletz CARES program.

  • The events on 5/28 and 5/30 (see above)

○ How can we support asylum seekers at the Southern border.

  • If we raise $, ask who they want $ to go to specifically
  • ROP (Rural Organizing Project) — there are about 100 folks in Newport and ICE is working to deport them
  • Call Centro de Ayuda–ask them how we can best help

○ Status of NOW-supported Bills in the Legislature (Link as of 5/11)

  • ACTION: Need someone to sign an LTE on the drivers licenses bill
  • New Business

○ Are we ready for our Dual Meetings on May 28 and May 30, featuring speakers from Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women USA, and the Siletz Cares Program; followed by a meeting with the Siletz Tribe?

  • CALL EVERYONE and pledge to invite 10 women each to that event

Planning for:

  • County Fair (4th of July Weekend) — Dems have a booth–we can add NOW materials
  • POSSIBLE ACTION: Date to say goodbye to Nancy — maybe double as a fundraiser for NOW
    • Waiting to see when/if she is moving… standing by!

○ Monthly programs for remainder of the year

  • 6/26: 2020 Presidential Candidate Debates are scheduled — perhaps we watch? Maybe with Dems @ Rogue on Bayfront?
  • July: Social? Not in library?
  • Sunday, August 11th is NOW Picnic


  • 7 pm – Call to Order; Introductions
    Present: Sheila, Cynthia, Nel, Amy, Shay, CM, Marta
  • June 26th Program TBD — There are Presidential Debates on 6/26 & 6/27
  • Reports:
    • Treasurer: $5 from Network for Good (a % of proceeds directed to NOW Fdn Acct)
    • Old Business

○ Update from the Scholarship Committee on our two recipients.

  • Date postponed to see who qualified/eligible. Haven’t heard update.
  • 6 identified as male (denied). 4 were female-identified.
  • After reviewing applicants, some amazing folks who supported idea of feminism.
  • Different group of nominees. 28 applicants asked for the NOW scholarship this year.
  • Configuration of Foundation Board going forward.
    • Replacing Nancy, replacing others on the board.
    • ACTION: Find the by-laws. Amy may have binder with permanent file and will check.
    • Bylaws (link) may specify function of Director vs President
    • New Business
  • CELEBRATION 2019: Women Who Lead (Saturday, October 12th @ PAC): Theme, honorees, program, committees, etc.
    • Chair: Cynthia
      • Cynthia will develop committees for folks to plug into
      • We need “event fairies” — folks who want to come to events but don’t want to serve on committees
    • ACTION: We need a Co-Chair!
    • Honoree Nominees/Suggestions/Ideas: Kaety Jacobsen, Claire Hall, Sandy Roumagoux, Victoria Bethingwaite, the 5th grade teacher who organized students testifying, Nancy Middleman, Kath Schonau from Aging Wisely, Franki Trujillo-Dalbey (KYAQ, different outreach w/different groups), Dr. Renee Stringham, Barbara Turrill
      • Thinking about folks who are older/younger, LGBTQ, POC, scientist, teacher, business leader, political…
    • Program:
      • Franki maybe as emcee?
      • Length of program (2 hours? 3 hours?)
    • Donations for Auction
      • Will establish committee for July
    • Planning for 2020 and Annual Convention
      • 100 year anniversary of right to vote!
      • People who supported the right to vote, wore yellow roses (you could identify how folks would vote)

NEXT CHAPTER MEETING: May 28, 2019, Newport Library

SPECIAL EVENT: May 30, 2019, 5:00 pm, Siletz Community Ctr.




Central Oregon Coast NOW Board & Foundation Meeting Minutes

Newport Public Library

March 11, 2019

In attendance were Nancy Mead, Amy Greer, Sheila Swinford, Marta West, and ______? Nel Ward and Cynthia Jacobi joined the meeting for the Foundation Board. The meeting began at 5:30.

Chapter Board Meeting:

Nancy and Amy are exploring venues for a discussion after showing DOLORES at the Bijou and will follow up with reservations if possible. Blue Agave restaurant in Lincoln City was one prospect.

Nancy’s Motion to reimburse Oregon NOW the sum of $200 to compensate for the NOW Feminist T-shirts we sold in 2018; Approved.

For the March 15 OCCC program on Immigration, it was decided to reimburse Ginger Gouveia for her expenses to fulfill our sponsorship of the event.

Nancy is awaiting confirmation from the speaker(s) for the May program featuring a representative of MMIWUSA and/or Siletz Cares program. The Board approved payment of a $250 honorarium for the MMIW speaker and Nancy will continue to pursue. Should we not get that speaker, we discussed a Domestic Violence program with a representative of My Sister’s Place instead.

Sheila will go ahead and reserve the Toledo Park for a Sunday in July or August (but not July 21) for our Annual Picnic and Water Sport Competition.

For our April meeting at the Siletz Tribe, Sheila will make final arrangements with Bud Lane, of the Tribe. For a June activity meeting, we considered exploring venues for a Democratic Debate Watch Party and attendant fun.

Following a discussion on how to mark the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in August 2020, the Chapter Board concluded at 6:50: segueing into

NOW Foundation Meeting:

The 2019/2020 OCCC Scholarship applications will be provided for our review at the end of the month, and we have until early May to make our selections. All interested members plan to meet at Nel Ward and Sue Hardesty’s home on Monday April 8 at 2:00 to jointly review applications.

After discussion and motion by Cindy, it was decided to immediately disburse a Foundation grant of $1000 to KYAQ for 2019.

We agreed that we should have credit card processing ability at future fundraisers aside from Celebration. For the 2019 Celebration, scheduled for October 12, 2019, we discussed continuing the Women Who Lead theme, or possibly amending to Women Who Inspire!

Finally, the Board discussed the need to add/replace at-large Foundation Board Members.

Meeting Adjourned at 7:40.
Next Chapter Meeting is 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2019, Newport Public Library.
The NOW Foundation and Chapter Boards next meet on May 13, 2019,
in the Conference Room of the Newport Public Library, at 5:30 p.m.
All Members are welcome.
Respectfully submitted,
Marta West, for CM Hall, Secretary.

Central Oregon Coast NOW Board & Foundation Meeting Minutes

Nel & Sue’s Home

January 21, 2019

In attendance were Nel, Sheila Swinford, Shay Keith, Amy Greer, Cynthia Jacobi, and Marta West. 

NOW Board Meeting:
We discussed the need to get the old minutes so that bank accounts and other matters can be transferred. The greatest time was spent discussing our vision or mission for 2019, possible programs in alternative locations or circumstances, and activation of several of the Standing Committees appropriate to our focus and activism. 

Special attention should be paid to the Legislative Committee for the next few months. Marta and Amy indicated an interest in that Committee and following up. 

NOW Foundation Meeting:
Our decision to expand the OCCC Scholarship to 2 students for the Fall 2019 term was voted on, with Cynthia, Nel, and Amy carrying the ball with the College going forward. Amy and Cyndi agreed to meeting with the scholarship person at OCCC to organize preparation for these scholarships. Cyndi will send us the timeline about when the scholarship applicants would be available for the selection committee and when the decision must be submitted to OCCC. Nel volunteered to be on the selection committee to present recommendations to the board.

Meeting adjourned at approximately 4:15. 

The Chapter Meeting January 22 will be another session to get member feedback on the year’s priorities and giving interested members/attendees opportunity to shape our activities in 2019.
Next Meeting is 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2019, Newport Public Library. 
The NOW Foundation and Chapter Boards meet on March 11, 2019, in the Conference Room of the Newport Public Library, at 5:30 p.m.
All Members are welcome.
Respectfully submitted,
Marta West, for CM Hall, Secretary