January 2017 CHNA Meeting: Minutes

CONVERSE HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION

BOARDMEETING

JANUARY 9, 2017

TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH PARLOR


THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 6:00 PM BY WESLEY HAMMOND WHO TURNED THE MEETING OVER TO INCOMING CHAIRPERSON, ALYSON CAMPBELL.

MEMBERS PRESENT:  ALI SUTTON, AMBER ANTHONY, JENNI SMITH, SUZY HENRY, JOSEPH MCCOWN, IRIS LAUDIG, EVERETT POWERS, WESLEY HAMMOND, FRANCIE LITTLE, GAIL EBERT, LINDSAY WEBSTER, ALYSON CAMPBELL.

FINANCE:  ALI SUTTON, TREASURER,  REPORTED THAT CHNA IS EXPERIENCING A SLIGHT SHORTFALL AT THE MOMENT.  WE DO HAVE FUNDS AVAILABLE AT SPARTANBURG COUNTY FOUNDATION, IF NEEDED.
ALI PRESENTED THE 2017 BUDGET (ATTACHED) AND MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT IT. AMBER ANTHONY SECONDED AND BOARD APPROVED.

NEWSLETTER:  DISCUSSION WAS HELD ABOUT THE COST OF PRINTING AND MAILING THE NEWSLETTER.    FRANCIE LITTLE MADE A MOTION TO ELIMINATE PRINTING AND MAILING THE NEWSLETTER 4 TIMES A YEAR AND INSTEAD PRINT AND MAIL THE NEWSLETTER 2 TIMES A YEAR AND PUT THE NEWSLETTER ONLINE 2 TIMES A YEAR. GAIL EBERT SECONDED THE MOTION. BOARD VOTED IN FAVOR OF THIS CHANGE.


BOARD UPDATE:  ALYSON CAMPBELL PRESENTED THE SLATE OF OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE CHAIRS.  THEY ARE:
CHAIR:  ALYSON CAMPBELL
VICE CHAIR:   OPEN
TREASURER:   ALI SUTTON
SECRETARY:   FRANCIE LITTLE
SAFETY AND OUTREACH:  WESLEY HAMMOND
FINANCE:  ALI SUTTON
BEAUTIFICATION:   GARNET RODGERS
SOCIAL:   LINDSAY WEBSTER
MEMBERSHIP:  COLLEEN RICE
NOMINATIONS:  FRANCIE LITTLE
ARCHIVES:  ALLIE MCCOWN
TRAFFIC:  JODY TRAYWICK
RAVINE PROJECT:  EVERETT POWERS

WESLEY HAMMOND MADE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE SLATE OF OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE CHAIRS.  FRANCIE LITTLE SECONDED AND BOARD APPROVED.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
ANNUAL MEETING                             MARCH 13, 2017
EASTER EGG HUNT                          APRIL 15, 2017
JULY 4TH PARADE                         JULY 4, 2017
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT                    AUGUST 1, 2017 ?  OR OCT
HALLOWEEN                                         OCTOBER 31, 2017
FALL SOCIAL                                         NOVEMBER 10, 2017

UPCOMING BOARD MEETING DATES:
FEBRUARY 13, 2017
MARCH 13, 2017(ANNUAL MEETING AT PINE STREET SCHOOL)
JUNE 12, 2017
SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
OCTOBER 9, 2017
NOVEMBER 13, 2017
ALL MEETINGS WILL BE HELD ON THE SECOND MONDAY AT 6:00 PM AT TRINITY METHODIST CHURCH UNLESS INDICATED OTHERWISE.

RAVINE:   EVERETT POWERS REPORTED THAT THE STEERING COMMITTEE WILL MEET ON JANUARY 12, 2017.  THERE WILL BE A WORK DAY AT THE RAVINE ON JANUARY 22.  VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO HELP PLANT TREES.  RICKY RICHARDSON HANDLES VOLUNTEERS FOR WORK DAYS.   THE 3-YEAR CAMPAIGN FOR THE RAVINE IS IN ITS 2ND YEAR.  $70,000 HAS BEEN RAISED SO FAR.

OTHER BUSINESS:  BOARD APPROVED NEWT HARDIE AS THE 2016 GOOD NEIGHBOR OF THE YEAR.  HE WILL BE RECOGNIZED AT THE ANNUAL MEETING ON MARCH 13, 2017.

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:15 PM

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED,
FRANCIE LITTLE
SECRETARY