Board Members: Jacek L, Jim O, Steve B, Leo M, Jezz M, Ludvik S, DJ, Richard C, Roland C, Rob M
10 Board members in attendance
Non-Board Members: Richard, April,
1) Debbie Krull
2) Christmas Open House
3) Women’s group
4) W-space meeting
Discussion of agenda. Motion to accept the agenda passes.
Clea will not be able to make it until after Christmas
Debbie email – Roland reads her email saying she needs to take a leave from DNC
Christmas Open House
Discussion of our Christmas party on December 17th, 2013
Richard – should call it Christmas Open House and Get Together
Coffee, Tea, Eggnog, Cider, Dessert Squares, Chips
Invitation to all the non-profits
VANDU, WISH, Lookout, Raincity, PHS, etc… should get invites
Ludvik – mentions about $65 worth of stuff in his fridge purchased for the last aborted general meeting in September. We can have cheese plates with crackers.
MOTION: Richard motions a budget of $150 for the Christmas party on the 17th. Leo seconds. Motion passes.
Discussion of the meeting on December 14th at noon on the 10th floor ballroom. The city has been paying for the space – over $85,000 per year – for almost a year now. Why are they willing to pay for the space if it is empty and not if it is occupied? The city needs to prove that it is willing to support the community.
Women’s Group Sub-Committee
Jewels announces that there was a meeting of a new women’s sub-cmte of the DNC last week.
MOTION: Roland motions to create a women’s sub-committee of the DNC that will deal with issues such as empowerment, education, entrepreneurship, women’s safety, sharing and collaboration.
Ludvik seconds. motion passes
Discussion of meeting at 5:30 today
Why don’t we have a soft copy. Should demand 20 more copies for the board.
We need to have a serious discussion of why the DNC is involved in the LAPP. If we cannot get serious commitments out of the city to support public community space (ie. Forgive the $85k) and support the street market
Discussion that we still have a chance to ask for concessions from the City in order to play nice at the LAPP approval council meeting on March 12th.
Rob mentions the attack websites on Facebook and Google sites run by Tami and Wendy that do nothing but attack the DNC.
We have information from two board members that they were offered money from Wendy Pedersen to resign from the board of the DNC
Tami Starlight is sending emails slamming the DNC, and runs the anti-DNC websites.
MOTION: Rob motions that Wendy Pedersen due to her actions in the past year against the DNC is no longer a member in good standing. Leo seconds. Motion passes unanimously.
MOTION: Jim motions that Tami Starlight due to her actions in the past year against the DNC is no longer a member in good standing. Jezz seconds. Motion passes unanimously.
General agreement that these two former members can come to the board and appeal this decision.
Motion to adjourn
Moment of Silence