Board Minutes – November 30, 2016

Deforest Park Neighborhood Association

executive board meeting minutes 11/30/16

Present: Dan Pressburg President, Joni Ricks-Oddie Vice President, Keith Oddie Treasurer, Ryan Blazer Website Social Media, Darlene Broom Chair of Fundraising, and Karine Paulan Secretary

Meeting called to order at 7:10 by Dan Pressburg President

Upcoming events

  • Tree Lighting on Saturday 12/3 at Shearer Park 3:00 p.m.
  • Uptown Christmas Party 12/4 at 3:00 p.m. Dan’s house
  • Hahn swearing in 12/5 in DTLA
  • 9th District Christmas party 12/10

Possible speakers for next year

  • Rudy Kamiza Commander North Division January
  • Duree February
  • Margaret Madden March

Christmas ad is still going in The Edge for Christmas light contest up for total of 4 weeks

Adopt a drain project we will map it out and develop protocol starting January

NPP Grant we did not get the grant we should ask Margaret Madden to upcoming meeting

We have donations for the wine tasting event

AOC 7 wants DPNA to be their fiduciary agent for funds with 10% fee per transaction

  • DPNA would set up a separate account
  • our board would have to approve payments based on their requests approved by AOC 7 board
  • need friendly amendment to add an indemnity clause
  • DPNA will send monthly statement to AOC 7 with last 4 digits of account showing
  • motion made by Joni Ricks-Odd 2nd Darlene passed with no opposition or abstention

Tasha Hunter director of Uptown Bid wants to be on our agenda every other month

  • January, March, May, July, September, and November

Keith presented information about the offers from US Bank

Amazon store card and credit card

  • points can be used for statement credit
  • board agreed to credit card but don’t need Amazon card
  • DPNA Facebook page all board members have access “share to a page”

New resident drop down page should be added to the website

Lighting contest guidelines

  • 11/25-12/26 run date
  • #lightingupD9
  • voting online through website
  • contestants need to submit: name, address, phone number, e-mail, and at least one color photo
  • display award trophies at the meetings
  • contestants post pictures on Facebook with hashtag
  • entries need to go to
  • Deadline 12/12
  • board members can drop off flyers of homes decorated
  • winners will get trophy 1st place plaque for 2nd and 3rd
  • ask Rex for donation prize if he provides DPNA will recognize sponsorship

Executive board for December date TBA

Keith purchased Quickbooks will be reimbursed for $294.29

  • previously approved by board receipt to be submitted

Set up mail chimp goal by 2nd quarter 2017

Need solution for text messaging large groups

  • tabled until January meeting
  • text plus or send a text possible programs

Need to send out volunteer letters

Motion to adjourn made by Joni Oddie Darlene Broom 2nd

Adjourn 9:06

Action Items:

Dan                          Ask Andrian about dates for December meeting

                                 send out thank you letters to volunteers

Darlene                    pick up plaques for light contest

                                 fill out for $1000 grant for the arts

Ryan                        add drop down menu for new residents to web page

                                 set up voting for Christmas light contest

                                 set up mail chimp                               

Joni                          ask Rex for donation for Christmas lights prize

Keith                        apply for credit card through bank            

Monthly Meeting Minutes – November, 2016

Deforest Park Neighborhood Association
meeting minutes  11/17/16
Meeting called to order at 7:08 by Dan Pressburg President
Flag salute led by Darlene Broom
Dan Pressburg updates
Veteran’s day parade 10,000 in attendance increase of 3,000 from last year
Christmas party 12/4 3-6 pm  bring favorite dish and ornament
2nd annual Christmas light display contest
Police report of recent     crimes
61st breaking and entering
5 car thefts, 4 thefts from vehicles
pamphlets about fraud and holiday safety provided
mail theft in street boxes
Christian Cambridge District Director for Rex Richardson’s office
new role- similar to field deputy
more research for policy
business facade improvement
restoring rescue 12
funding is available due to measure A
60-90 day request for status report
want response time decrease
11/22 5:00 p.m. city council meeting to discuss 333 W. Ocean Blvd.
state of the district meeting successful event
Uplink (participatory budget item) completed wifi and cameras installed
last item  from participatory budget marquee at Houghton park to be completed soon
Day of service 11/25 (flyer provided) 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
discussion of using Go Long Beach app for cleaning up alleys
question about opening up Victoria St. county project
Adopt a storm drain initiative
Corazon Lomeli chairman of welcome committee
presented information about property values  currently $400-450K
76 new homeowners from DeForest park this year welcomed
90805 zip code still a seller’s market October home sales up by 1.5% in October
up 41.7% from last year
home prices average $315-400/sq. ft.
Keith Odd Treasurer presented information about fundraisers
earned $765 at jazz festival
donations from chili cookoff
current balance of account $1,925.75
shared information about Amazon link this year earned $8.20
Darlene Broom chair of fundraisers presented upcoming events
grant from NPP to redo outside of park
port grant will be used toward wine tasting event planned
arts project grant will be used toward chili cookoff will add poetry slam contest
Christmas light contest
Tiara announced cupcakes provided to thank DPNA and their work at the park
Andrean shared that DPNA is being noticed for all of their work
Meeting adjourned  8:00 p.m.

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