Board meeting: March 13, 2019

MINUTES

HOLS board meeting — welcome, new board members!!

Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2019

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Paige’s house


Meeting called to order at 7:09 pm.

Who’s at the table?

  • Ransom

  • Stone

  • Allen Schild

  • Paige Worthy

  • Adam

  • Katy

  • Ashley

  • John Ratzenberger

Old business

  1. @Ransom — can we have minutes from January and March meetings by next Wednesday?

Ransom will work on the January minutes. John Ratzenberger was newly elected as Secretary and will put together the March meeting minutes.

New business

  1. How cute are my cats?

Everyone unanimously approves.

  1. Choosing new board roles

    1. Officers?

    2. Committee heads?

    3. @John — as our business member, are you happier just pinch-hitting as needed/in an advisory role?

Elections for board officers and committee assignments were held:

  1. President: Paige Worthy (Stone, Katy)

  2. Vice President: Stone (Paige, Adam)

  3. Treasurer: Allen Schild (Stone, Paige)

  4. Secretary: John Ratzenberger (Adam, Stone)

  5. Planning/Advocacy Committee Chair: Adam (Ransom, Ashley)

  6. Beautification Committee Chair: Ashley (Allen, Stone)

  7. Outreach/Fundraising Committee Chair: Katy (John, Ashley)

  8. Events Committee Chair: Ransom (Allen, Stone)


  1. Setting dates for future board meetings

    1. Second Tuesday of even months still good?

Board Meetings are second Tuesday’s of ODD months and the board is good with those dates.

  1. Setting dates for future community meetings

  1. The community meetings will fall under the leadership and direction of the Vice President with the support of the Events and Outreach committees and the rest of the board.

  2. April Community Meeting: “Build A Better Block”

    1. Lead by board members Stone & Julia

    2. Dates TBD

      1. April 23

      2. April 24

      3. April 30

    3. Topic under consideration: TIF’s and SSA’s

      1. Non-debate style but wish to have to off-setting points of view to help explain what TIF’s and SSA’s are and their purpose.

    4. Potential speakers:

      1. Ben Javorski - reporter who is anti-TIF on a broad Chicago-scale

      2. Potentially Rudy Flores or Ryan Warsing from the Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce who can talk about the TIF and SSA projects that are hyperlocal to the area and the benefits they have brought.

      3. Potentially seek input from someone that is contracted by the city to help manage TIF applications.

  3. June Community Meeting: Beautification

    1. Will be coordinated by Ashley & Adam

    2. Looking at potential events/topics - everything from Community Yoga to softball game to educational event

    3. More information to come

  4. October Community Meeting: State of the Neighborhood

    1. Will be coordinated by Katy & Paige Worthy

    2. More information to come

  1. Survey to current opt-ins RE: HOLS in 2019

  1. Board seeks to put together a couple of different surveys (SurveyMonkey or Google Forms) for different audiences:

    1. Those who have not renewed:

      1. Why not?

      2. Was there something you were hoping for?

      3. And more questions to be developed by Outreach committee

    2. Those have renewed:

      1. Why?

      2. What would you like to see?

      3. What communications would you like to be a part of?

      4. Are there any specific interests or volunteer opportunities for the community we can arrange?

      5. More questions to be developed

    3. Paige will look into putting a link to the survey for those that have renewed into the auto-reply email asking people for their input.

    4. Have 484 people on our email list.

  1. Technical infrastructure

    1. GSuite accounts for committee and any human who wants a HOLS email to streamline board work! (Go @Katy!)

  1. New email addresses were assigned to assist in the communication flow.

    1. president@heartoflincolnsquare.org

    2. vicepresident@heartoflincolnsquare.org

    3. treasurer@heartoflincolnsquare.org

    4. secretary@heartoflincolnsquare.org

    5. beautification@heartoflincolnsquare.org

    6. planning@heartoflincolnsquare.org

    7. events@heartoflincolnsquare.org

    8. outreach@heartoflincolnsquare.org

  2. Will continue to use Google Drive and other G Suite apps to streamline communication.

    1. Mailchimp for committee communications

  1. Paige wishes to get out of the survey of association members their interests so we can “tag” their accounts within Mailchimp. This will allow for more targeted communications from the Board/Committees to those who are interested in a topic and not spam others out.

    1. Other tools that would help you do your job better/more easily?

  1. The Treasurer has expressed an interest in finding a better way to track membership renewals.

    1. Paige is going to look into Salesforce. She believes we may already have a 10 user license from techsoup.org.

    2. Will also make sure that we sure that we do have an account with techsoup.org.

  2. Discussed potentially using Slack but was concern about the archiving/loss of historical information after 14 days. Still an option to look into as we continue to grow and work better together.

  3. Discussed Meetup.com as a resource to work side by side with Facebook events to help recruit attendees to specific events like Happy Hours, etc. in the area. (Katy would be primary user)

  4. Nextdoor - need to find a way to see about getting an Association account, not just one individual if even possible. Katy and the Outreach committee to look into.

  5. Paige Worthy says she feels like the connection with the BlockClub reporter is great at the moment and we should continue to feed information to that person.

  6. Continue to use Eventbrite for events.


  1. Committee biz

    1. Beautification

      1. Not a lot to discuss other than the desire of Ashley get as much knowledge transfer from prior committee chair as possible before he moves from the area.

    2. Planning & Development

      1. On the radar is the joint Lincoln Square SSA/Master Planning Committee meeting that we have members a part of on April 18th.

      2. Next the committee is in a holding pattern until after the April runoff elections for the Aldermanic races for the 47th and 40th Wards. Hope that there will still be a positive interaction and demand from 47th Ward for input from HOLS Neighbors Association for committee positions.

    3. Outreach/fundraising

      1. Beyond all the work of putting together surveys, the committee wishes to really work to analyze what causes members and non-members to interact with the Association.

      2. Will look deeply into the Facebook metrics and corresponding events (like the BlockClub story that was recently shared about the debate -- did that drive interaction?)

      3. Also looking to a “refer-a-friend” program that will enter members and their recruits into drawings for prizes from local businesses.

      4. Welcome-wagon? Will look into all the ways that new residents, buyers or renters, get information about the area and how we can welcome them.

        1. Do the aldermanic offices send out anything?

        2. Can we use public information to find out?

        3. What kind of information/goodies do we share?

        4. We wish to be a resource for all residents so we need to continue to get in front of them.

    4. Events

      1. Other potential events beyond the Community Meetings in Agenda #4:

        1. Square Roots?

          1. July 2019 - official date not released

          2. Volunteer to serve beverages

        2. Farmers Markets?

        3. Apple Fest?

        4. Maifest?

        5. Oktoberfest?

        6. Gene’s Rooftop private event?


  1. Other topics that need discussing?

    1. Paige wishes to get out a small monthly newsletter to the membership highlighting all the things that the association is doing. All the committees are doing work so we need to share that with the membership to continue to be a resource for them.


Meeting adjourned at 8:48 pm. (Paige, Katy)


APPROVED 5/8/19

Board meeting: Jan. 9, 2019

MINUTES

HOLS Board Meeting

Date: 1/9/19

Time: 7pm

Location: Tattler Post 973


Board Members Present:

  • Raminder Chadha

  • Julia Brown

  • Dillon Goodson

  • Adam Kingsley

  • Emily Ransom

  • Allen Schild

  • Emily Stone

  • Paige Worthy

Not in Attendance:

  • Emily Friend


Agenda

  1. Previous Meeting Recap

  2. October Meeting Discussion

  3. Holiday Party

  4. Boundary Restructuring

  5. Policy, Planning & Advocacy Update

  6. LSRCC Master Plan Meeting

  7. Treasurer's Report

  8. Beautification Update


Paige Worthy, Board Member, called the meeting to order at 7:12pm


August Meeting Recap


Consensus among board members that the outreach was not as successful as desired.

May consider having a “summer break” in 2019.

Neighborhood schools page will be added to the website with local school info.


October 18th Meeting “State of the Neighborhood Address”


This meeting will be an opportunity for the community to meet currently elected officials.


There are five confirmed speakers:

  • 19th District Police Commander Marc Buslik

  • 20th District Police Commander Sean Loughran

  • Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey

  • State Representative Ann Williams

  • 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar


Yet to respond:

  • 40th Ward Alderman Pat O’Connor

  • Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer

  • Senator Heather Steans

  • Senator John Cullerton

  • Senator Dick Burbin

  • Senator Tammy Duckworth


Theme for meeting:

  • what is happening that affects Lincoln Square residents, and;

  • how can residents be engaged in the political process on a local, state or federal level.


Format:

  • The speakers can pick one or touch on each the themes

  • Speakers will have 5 minutes to talk followed by 5 minutes for questions

  • Questions must be submitted in advance.


Proposed venues:

  • Sulzer (followed by a post meeting meet-up)

  • Dank Haus



December 4th Holiday Party


Location: Nick’s Pizza & Pub


Considering:

  • Sponsored bar package with ticket sales

  • Toy drive or canned food drive

    • Waiting to hear back from Ross Outten about the event partnership

Restructuring our neighborhood boundary rules

Consider keeping current boundaries for our scope of work and influence but opening them for anyone who wants to be a member.

September 20th Policy, Planning & Advocacy Meeting

Location: Nick’s Pizza & Pub

Goal:

  • Develop HOLS mission statement regarding zoning and development

  • Mission statement to be approved by Board

  • Approved statement will be submitted to aldermanic candidates with a request to commit or provide alternate viewpoints.


Timing:

  • Mission statement to be submitted to Board by December 14th

  • Seeking Board approval of mission statement by January 4th


Meeting Agenda:


  • Identify planning/development principles

  • Identify key zoning/development issues of concern

  • Discuss role of Alderman

  • Examin mission statements of other community groups



LSRCC Master Plan Meetings


  • Adam Kingsley attended first meeting on 9/12

  • There will be 5-7 total planning sessions

  • Send Adam’s report to members


Treasurer’s Report


$875 in the bank.


  • Paige implemented new accounting software on the website via Wave Checkouts


Beautification Update


  • 10 people attended the meeting

  • Made a list of qualities to evaluate projects against.

  • Considering a high-profile project to get started

    • Western Brown Line – 311 requests to remove dead trees, re-set tree grates, plant flowers by trees

    • Paint planters under Brown Line and fill with shade-appropriate plantings

    • Corner Gardens: Lincoln/Leland & Giddings/Oakley

  • Project Target: Spring 2019

  • Considering Kickstarter campaigns

  • Dykes with Drills is  interested in building Little Free Pantry or Little Free Library


Meeting adjourned at 8:35pm

Emily Ransom, Secretary


APPROVED 5/8/19


Board meeting: Sept. 11, 2018

September Community Meeting

Heart of Lincoln Square Neighbors Association
September 11, 2018
6:30PM at American Legion Tattler Post 973


Board Members Present:

  • Raminder Chadha

  • Julia Brown

  • Dillon Goodson

  • Adam Kingsley

  • Emily Ransom

  • Allen Schild

  • Emily Stone

  • Paige Worthy

Not in Attendance:

  • Emily Friend


Agenda

  1. Previous Meeting Recap

  2. October Meeting Discussion

  3. Holiday Party

  4. Boundary Restructuring

  5. Policy, Planning & Advocacy Update

  6. LSRCC Master Plan Meeting

  7. Treasurer's Report

  8. Beautification Update

Paige Worthy, Board Member, called the meeting to order at 7:12pm

August Meeting Recap

Consensus among board members that the outreach was not as successful as desired.

May consider having a “summer break” in 2019.

Neighborhood schools page will be added to the website with local school info.

October 18th Meeting “State of the Neighborhood Address”

This meeting will be an opportunity for the community to meet currently elected officials.

There are five confirmed speakers:

  • 19th District Police Commander Marc Buslik

  • 20th District Police Commander Sean Loughran

  • Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey

  • State Representative Ann Williams

  • 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar

Yet to respond:

  • 40th Ward Alderman Pat O’Connor

  • Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer

  • Senator Heather Steans

  • Senator John Cullerton

  • Senator Dick Burbin

  • Senator Tammy Duckworth

Theme for meeting:

  • what is happening that affects Lincoln Square residents, and;

  • how can residents be engaged in the political process on a local, state or federal level.

Format:

  • The speakers can pick one or touch on each the themes

  • Speakers will have 5 minutes to talk followed by 5 minutes for questions

  • Questions must be submitted in advance.

Proposed venues:

  • Sulzer (followed by a post meeting meet-up)

  • Dank Haus

December 4th Holiday Party

Location: Nick’s Pizza & Pub

Considering:

  • Sponsored bar package with ticket sales

  • Toy drive or canned food drive

    • Waiting to hear back from Ross Outten about the event partnership

Restructuring our neighborhood boundary rules

Consider keeping current boundaries for our scope of work and influence but opening them for anyone who wants to be a member.

September 20th Policy, Planning & Advocacy Meeting

Location: Nick’s Pizza & Pub

Goal:

  • Develop HOLS mission statement regarding zoning and development

  • Mission statement to be approved by Board

  • Approved statement will be submitted to aldermanic candidates with a request to commit or provide alternate viewpoints.

Timing:

  • Mission statement to be submitted to Board by December 14th

  • Seeking Board approval of mission statement by January 4th

Meeting Agenda:

  • Identify planning/development principles

  • Identify key zoning/development issues of concern

  • Discuss role of Alderman

  • Examine mission statements of other community groups


LSRCC Master Plan Meetings

  • Adam Kingsley attended first meeting on 9/12

  • There will be 5-7 total planning sessions

  • Send Adam’s report to members

Treasurer’s Report

$875 in the bank.

  • Paige implemented new accounting software on the website via Wave Checkouts

Beautification Update

  • 10 people attended the meeting

  • Made a list of qualities to evaluate projects against.

  • Considering a high-profile project to get started

    • Western Brown Line – 311 requests to remove dead trees, re-set tree grates, plant flowers by trees

    • Paint planters under Brown Line and fill with shade-appropriate plantings

    • Corner Gardens: Lincoln/Leland & Giddings/Oakley

  • Project Target: Spring 2019

  • Considering Kickstarter campaigns

  • Dykes with Drills is  interested in building Little Free Pantry or Little Free Library


Meeting adjourned at 8:35pm

Emily Ransom, Secretary


Approved 11-13-15



 


Welcome Announcement

Paige Worthy introduced each of the Board Members present followed by an introduction of Brent Webb, Commander of Tattler Post 973.

News

Treasurers Report

  • By-laws approved, articles of incorporation filed and registered with Federal Government as a 501(c)3.

  • We can now accept dues at a rate of $20 for individual and $35 for household memberships. Due paying members can serve on committee’s, run for board seats, vote in elections for board seats, enjoy complimentary snacks and networking at neighborhood meetings.

  • Memberships roll over at Annual Meeting in February 2019.

  • We are currently offering 10%-off on all dues through the month of April.

Committee Groups

  1. Advocacy

  2. Beautification

  3. Outreach

  4. Events/Fundraising

Advocacy

Participants:

Tess Golden
Sajel
Vanessa
Arnold
Eileen
Jack Lydon
Bernie
Sam (Lovey's husband)
Lovey Reynolds
Carl

Objectives:   

•  Act as a liaison between organization members and government regarding local development projects (zoning/land use, transit, public space, etc.)

 •  Advocate on behalf of the organization on social justice issues, small businesses concerns, and local education

Ideas & Initiatives

Members of this discussion group shared their interest area and motivations for joining the committee:
Police accountability – Advocating for civilian control of the police and improvements to the union contract.

Neighborhood school – Comprehensive K-12 that is accessible to everybody

Housing affordability

Transit Oriented Development and other development issues

Aging in the neighborhood/neighborhood accessibility

Neighborhood safety and friendliness

The group also discussed three main strategies for engagement around these issues:
Engaging with the Aldermen's staffs; demonstrating credibility and expertise in relevant topics so that we become a trusted advisory voice.

Proactive education of committee members on relevant topics (e.g. zoning)

Consistently "show up" to any zoning/exception review hearings and advocate in favor of increased density (within reason). Voices in opposition to projects are often those who attend such hearings.

Beautification

Participants:

Damian Raszewski
Craig Klucina
Christine Perri
Dillon Goodson
Emily Ransom

Objectives:   

  •  Beautify and enhance the public way through public art, landscaping, and other streetscape projects sponsored by HOLS

  •  Organize neighborhood cleanup days

 Ideas & Initiatives

Neighborhood-wide trash cleanup

Under L tracks improvement (art, plants, etc)

Rats are a big issue. Organize neighbors to call 311 and have city take care of issue (same for graffiti)

Plant perennial gardens at corners of intersections

Place sculptures and/or other public art at open plazas

Identify funding opportunities through Chamber of Commerce, Aldermen and organize neighbors to raise matching funding for projects via KickStarter

Need to learn more from GRO about how they organize neighbors behind beautification projects

Next Step: Plan neighborhood walk in May to survey and gain prioritizing projects in neighborhood (public art, cleanup, etc.)
Find way to preserve recycled plant material and transplant it into in-ground beds

Outreach

Participants:

Mark Nach
Barbara Reed
Stephanie Maieritsch
Emily Ransom

Objectives:   

 •  Plan and execute marketing initiatives to promote HOLS to the broader Lincoln Square neighborhood

 •  Develop a membership program with benefits; focus on ways to attract and retain HOLS members

 •  Act as the liaison to other community organizations and stakeholders

Ideas & Initiatives

Distribute/post flyers throughout neighborhood

Tear off info sheets

$75-$100 business membership

Event establishing Apps

Chamber liaison

Table set up at festivals & farmers market:
Local business sponsors donate items for raffle

People who sign up and pay due at event receives a gift bag of HOLS swag and raffle ticket

HOLS info brochures available to distribute

Utilize WBEZ, Channel 11, Channel 9:
Provides stories of unusual/famous people who live/work in Lincoln Square

Events & Fundraising

Participants:

Phil Byers
Jessie Keener
Megan Hagans
Melaina Prest
Emily Friend

Objectives:   

   •  Plan and execute HOLS-sponsored festivals & community programming

  •  Plan future HOLS social events and gatherings

  •  Raise money to support HOLS programming

  •  Identify opportunities for HOLS to have a presence at other community events

Ideas & Initiatives

Newsletter about meeting "local hero”

Teaching kindness as a community

Building community through events

Promote diversity of Lincoln Square

Representing the different stages of life

Expand the block party idea:

Send a team from your block

Captains of the block party

Lincoln square block party (Maybe at Winnemac Park)

June meeting — International Day of Yoga
Bloom
Coconut yoga
One key yoga

Nursing or Veterans home group visits

Story on media story on media/WBEZ  – focus on community

Service lists and suggestions/ideas for community members to get active/take action

WinterFest (since winter is a hard time to connect)
Welles Park Pool Party – meet your neighbors
*Members can meet the cast at Shakespeare Festival

Field day — Maybe in the block party

Yoga in the Parks permit? Welles or Winnemac?
Suggested donation
Maybe a member perk
You can come for free

Easter egg hunt for dogs – Horner too far west?

 

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:35pm

 Approved 5-18-18

Board meeting: July 10, 2018

July Board Meeting

Heart of Lincoln Square Neighbors Association

7:00PM at Tattler Post 973


Board Members Present:

  • Raminder Chadha

  • Dillon Goodson

  • Adam Kingsley

  • Emily Ransom

  • Emily Stone

  • Paige Worthy

Not in Attendance:

Julia Brown

Emily Friend

Allen Schild


Agenda

  1. Approval of Meeting Minutes

  2. Committee Updates

  3. Discuss Budgeting for Upcoming Initiatives

  4. August 16th Meeting

  • Programming

  • Food and beverage plan

  1. October Meeting

  • Brainstorm Programming

  1. December Holiday Party

  • Brainstorm Charities

  • Discuss Locations

  1. Next Steps: Board Member Roles


Paige Worthy, Board Member, called the meeting to order at 7:06pm


Approval of Meeting Minutes

Raminder Chadha made a motion to approve the previous meeting minutes. Adam Kingsley seconded.


Committee Updates

Beautification Committee has scheduled a neighborhood survey walk to identify and prioritize projects.


Outreach committee (which Raminder will head up) be compiling list of websites and media outlets through which to disseminate information about neighborhood meetings and events.

Adam Kingsley will be joining Julia on the Planning & Advocacy committee to deal with some of the more municipal-related issues they’ll tackle.


Events + Fundraising: Need update from Friend


Discuss Budgeting for Upcoming Initiatives

Budget discussion on hold until Allen Schild returns.


Memberships will be discounted 50% until the end of the year.


August 16th Meeting: Programming

With a “Neighborhood Schools 101” theme, a school supply drive will be promoted for this meeting. We will be contacting local schools to determine what supplies are needed with the Davis Theater and Sulzer Library serving as drop-off points.


Potential speakers at this meeting to include Friends of Chappelle representatives, Amundsen HS Principal Anna Pavichevich and Local School Council representatives discussing how to support your local neighborhood school as a parent and resident.


August 16th Meeting: Food & Beverage Plan

Reach out to Nick’s and other local pizza places to request free or discounted pizza.


October 18th Meeting: Brainstorm

Ward Updates/State of the Ward with Alderman and Zoning Committee speakers.


December Holiday Party: Brainstorm

Potential date of Tuesday the 4th. Charity could be the Friendship Pantry and party could serve as a food drive/fundraiser – novelty check could be presented.


Looking into Artango, Davis Theater, The Grafton and Half Acre as potential locations.


Davis Theater could host a free holiday movie viewing party (family-friendly) or sing-along.


Next Steps: Board Member Roles

Four board member seats will be available at the end of the year.


Meeting adjourned at 8:38pm

Emily Ransom, Secretary


Board meeting: March 19, 2018

march Board of Directors Meeting

Heart of Lincoln Square Neighbors Association

7:00PM at American Legion Tattler Post 973


Board Members Present:

Julia Brown
Emily Friend
Dillon Goodson
Stephanie Maieritsch
Emily Ransom
Allen Schild
Emily Stone
Paige Worthy

Not in Attendance:

Ken Edwards


Agenda

 

1. Call to Order
2. Open Forum
3. Approval of Minutes
4. Reports
5. Unfinished Business
6. New Business
7. Adjourn


Paige Worthy, Board Member, called the meeting to order at 7:11pm

Open Forum

 

Dillon Goodson made a note that our Facebook presence is great and feels that whomever has been contributing is doing a wonderful job.

Julia Brown inquired as to the rules or responsibilities as to the posting of content on our Facebook page. Paige responded that as of now there is no strategy but moving forward we should come up with “beats that each of us can cover” with someone covering government and municipal issues, etc. These beats might also fall in line with our special committees. Emily Ransom mentioned that she prefers to report on parks and library news. Paige commented that she gravitates towards restaurants and small businesses. Julia Brown suggested we start asking the community about what they would like to see in the neighborhood {what is currently lacking}.

Board members will be documenting anything of interest, photo-wise and posting to Facebook as being an active presence in the community is in line with our mission as an organization.

 

Approval of Minutes

 

Dillon made a motion to approve the Meeting Minutes from the February 22nd Board Meeting. Julia Brown seconded the motion. All in favor, none opposed.

 

REPORTS

 

Presidents Report

 

Paige stated that there is not much to report but we are off to a great start. As we formalize our roles and begin to establish our committees there will be much more to report moving forward.

 

Treasurers Report

 

We have our EIN. The 501 C-3 application was submitted as of the morning of 3/19/18. May take anywhere from 14-90 days to hear back about E-Z application acceptance. Allen used his personal information for organization address. Allen also personally paid fees for the articles of incorporation ($75 to file with state and $275 for 501 C-3 application). Once we receive 501C-3 status approval, we can open our bank account and file for state tax exemption. Paige is going to start researching software to manage membership dues and will be reporting back in a week with options for members to pay dues at meetings and online. WinTrust Bank was selected as the bank to hold the association’s finances.

 

Unfinished Business

 

Discussion surrounding what paying members will be receiving in return for their membership was focused on providing food at the meetings. Locations for future meetings were discussed and the following list compiled:

Potential locations for future meetings:

  • Nicks

  • Tattler

  • Dank Haus

  • Mythos

  • Old Town School

  • Sulzer – no food so it may work for an annual meeting

  • Welles Park Community Room

We would like to get a point where card carrying members receive discounts at participating businesses as well as free food at meetings.

With plans to have the ability to accept due payments at the April community meeting, we will offer sign-up discounts for members who join that evening or in the first month.

Proposed price structure for membership dues:

  • $20 individual membership

  • $35 household membership

  • $50 business membership

Julia made a motion to approve the proposed rate structure and following benefits: Those who sign up at the April community meeting (or within the first month) will receive a 10% discount, with due paying members holding the ability to vote, serve on committees and to partake in food at meetings. Paige seconded the motion. All in favor, none opposed.

 

New Business

 

Emily Stone made a motion to hold April 19th meeting at the American Legion Tattler Post 973. Dillon seconded the motion. All in favor, none opposed.

For the April 19th community meeting, Dillon will be creating a “fleshed-out” list of committee expectations for the following recommended special committees:

  • Marketing & Membership

  • Events

  • Zoning/Development/Small Business

  • Beautification

  • Public Safety/Planning/Advocacy/ Attends CAPS meetings

Upon gathering, each committee will draft a mission statement and goals which should align with the core tenets of the HOLS mission statement.

To ensure that special interest segments such as education and social justice have a home among of the committees, there will be a facilitated portion of the evening to find their placement.

Idea: at upcoming community meeting have a “Block Party 101” info session or consult with “block leaders” and have the info provided on Facebook.

Proposed third Thursday (even month) community meeting schedule:

Dillon suggested five meetings a year in the even months except for December when we host a holiday party.

  • June 21

  • August 16

  • October 18

  • December 6th for holiday party with a charity component

  • ** Maybe a post-holiday mixer in January organized by events committee

  • Annual meeting in February

Allen will be absent at the April 19th meeting but will provide a Treasurers report.

Suggested format for future meetings: Social half-hour with food served at 6:30pm and official programming starting at 7:00pm. Board President/Vice President and Treasurer can present reports and updates at beginning of meeting followed by representatives from Chamber of Commerce, etc. to provide their updates/reports. Following official business, we can have an open forum for discussion or offer the option to write-in questions/concerns/comments which can be addressed at the next community meeting.

June 21st meeting special event: In recognition of International Yoga Day, there will be an optional early start for those interested in a free 30-minute yoga session, hosted by a local yoga studio in Welles Park.

Meeting adjourned at 8:41pm

Approved 5-18-18

Board meeting: Feb. 22, 2018

Inaugural Board Meeting

Heart of Lincoln Square Neighbors Association
7:00PM at Carbon Arc


Board Members Present:

Julia Brown
Emily Ransom
Dillon Goodson
Ken Edwards
Emily Friend
Paige Worthy

Not in Attendance:

Allen Schild
Emily Stone
Stephanie Maieritsch


Agenda

  • Election of officers

  • Define term lengths

  • Discuss membership terms, dues, benefits, etc.

  • Date selection for next association meeting


Election of Officers:

Board Officer slate proposed as follows: Paige Worthy serving as President, Emily Stone serving as Vice President, Allen Child serving as Treasurer, Emily Ransom serving as Secretary. Motion made by Julia Brown to approve the slate. Motion carried unanimously.

Defining Term Lengths:

1 Year:
Paige Worthy
Dillon Goodson
Emily Friend
Stephanie Majeritsch

2 Year:
Ken Edwards
Julia Brown
Allen Schild
Emily Stone
Emily Ransom

Membership Dues Discussion

General consensus about membership cost falls within the $10–25 range. No vote held. 

Discussion about potential membership perks or local business discounts and potential charities to support with donations from membership dues concluded in the decision to research and create a list of charities and businesses located within our boundaries. No vote held.

Next Association Meeting

The next association meeting will be held on April 18th or 19th. Location to be determined. Time 7PM.

Prior to association meeting, surveys will be sent to unofficial members to garner feedback about which subcommittee they would like to see formed and potentially serve. 

Meeting adjourned at 8:00pm

 Approved 3-19-18