2019 Board Meeting Minutes

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.
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Next Chapter Meeting is 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2019, Newport Public Library.
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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.
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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.
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Next Meeting is 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2019, Newport Public Library. 
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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.
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Respectfully submitted,
Marta West, for CM Hall, Secretary