DPNA Board Meeting Minutes – January 23, 2019

DPNA Executive Board Meeting Minutes

Date: 01/23/2019

Location: 167 E. South Street Long Beach, CA 90805

Members: Ryan Blazer, Darlene Broom, Elizabeth Horin, Corazon Lomelai, Keith Oddie, Dan Pressburg, and Joni Ricks-Oddie

Guests: N/A

6:49PM Welcome DPNA Neighborhood Association (DPNA) Executive Board Meeting – Meeting called to order by President Dan Pressburg

6:50PM Old Business

Dine-Out 90805 – Elizabeth spoke with owner, Carla from Cheko El Rey Del Sarandeado (343 E. Market)  who was open to a Dine-Out on a Monday so long as she knew in advance the date in order to be staffed for it; Elizabeth to follow-u with her and propose Monday 2/25 from 6:30PM-8:00PM

Additional Dine-Outs this year will be Jovino’s (April) and Super Mex (October) – will need to approach them in advance to ensure they are willing

Joni provided update that she did a Facebook fundraiser for DPNA and raised $420

7:02 PM New Business

  • Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragan will be in the community – This Sunday, January 27th from 2:00PM-3:30PM at 167 E. South Street Long Beach, CA 90805
  • Need to announce winner of Christmas Light Contest and provide trophy, certificates, and prize (to be ordered – follow-up Darlene and Keith)
  • Need update from 4thDistrict Supervisor Rep Herlinda Chico (Janice Hahn)  – add contact information to website (follow-up Ryan)
  • Need to add https://www.lahsa.org/portal/apps/la-hop/ to DPNA website as a link for reporting homelessness in LA county (follow-up Ryan)
  • Consider ordering new DPNA board shirt (one polo, one t-shirt)
  • Uptown Common Ground breaking ground in March
  • Need to explore studio trip fundraisers (Darlene to follow-up) with partnership from Campfire
  • DPNA Calendar 2019 thus far:

February – Meet the Press

March – Elliott from Aquarium at the Pacific and Intellectual Virtues Academy – both contacted DPNA for requests

April – A Night with Mayor Garcia

May – TBD

June – jazz Fest

July – Chili Cook-Off Fire vs. Police (Guns vs. Hoses Challenge)

  • Discussion regarding Jordan High School outreach
    • Will be having a community site night in March (Saturday AM and Monday PM) to help engage parents
    • Picnic over the summer
    • Engage video students to do filming at Chili Cook-Off and Teen Summit
    • Consider having a booth a Jazz Fest wo increase publicity; list accomplishments for the year; flier with various programs
    • DPNA to partner with Jordan and due event with refreshments, raffle, and prizes

Announcements/Public Comments/Future Events:

Public Comment: We allow people 3 minutes to speak on any non-agenda item or topic

8:04PM Motion to adjourn, 1st and 2nd

Reminders and Dates to Remember:

Next DPNA Meeting will be on Thursday, February 21st at 7:00PM and Next DPNA Executive Board Meeting is Wednesday, February 27th at 7:00PM

7:00AM Good Neighbors Spires Del Amo and Cherry 2nd Tuesday of the month

7:00PM Starr King 1st Wednesday of the month

7:00PM Grant Meeting, American legion Post 560 59th & Orange 2nd Thursday of the month

7:00PM Coolidge Triangle Neighborhood Association 3rd Wednesday of the month

Pop Up Uptown Event at Michelle Obama Library – 4th Thursday 5:30PM-8:30PM



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