DPNA Board Meeting Minutes – September 26, 2018

DPNA Executive Board Meeting Minutes

Date: 09/26/2018

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

Guests: N/A

7:15PM Welcome DPNA Neighborhood Association (DPNA) Executive Board Meeting – Meeting called to order by President Dan Pressburg

Minutes from last meeting approved

7:16PM Old Business

Need update from 4th District Supervisor Rep Herlinda Chico (Janice Hahn) – Darlene to give her a call

Timing of the Grant for Deforest Park – Joni e-mailed Bob Livingston

Recap of Teen Summit

Good turn out

A number of speakers would like to return again next year

Extra tablets and flash drives were donated to Jordan High School

7:25PM Motion to enter closed session, 1st and 2nd, approved

Executive Board went into closed session on e-mail policy for board members – Cannot use not-for-profit organization for for-profit purposes

7:44PM Motion to enter open session, 1st and 2nd, approved; Voted on follow-up action plan – all in favor; approved

7:45PM New Business

Ghost Tour of Wetlands and the Anubis Group – Friday, October 26th – Elizabeth is confirming with Anubis Group

Deforest Park Planter Project slated to begin on Saturday, October 27th – will need to make a call out for volunteers; need to get press involvement

Next speaker: Recap of budget will try and get John Gross again

November DPNA Executive Board meeting to be moved to Wed. after Thanksgiving

Dine Out 90805 Planning for next year – Jovino’s Dine Out in January (also interested in providing food at DPNA meetings or doing fundraisers)

Will likely need to obtain more funding next year for the Teen Summit – consider in kind for Jethro’s and Walmart; possibly additional for Chili Cook-Off and Poetry Slam, with hope for pledges from LB Police and Fire Department

Announcements/Public Comments/Future Events:

Election Day – November 6th

Veterans Day Parade – November 10th starts at South Street on East side of Houghton Park at Veteran’s Plaza

North Long Beach Community Christmas Party – December 2nd at 5:30PM


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

8:22PM Motion to adjourn, 1st and 2nd

Reminders and Dates to Remember:

Next DPNA Meeting will be on Thursday, October 18th at 7:00PM and Next DPNA Executive Board Meeting is Wednesday, October 24th 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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