Directors present: Chris Heintz, Eric Solsaa, Christina Gilman, Melissa Hayden, Julia Quimby-Cohen, Rebecca Woodard, Dave Pearson. Others present: Paul Brown.
Chairman Heintz called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM. Dave moved to accept the Minutes of 12/16/13, Christina seconded. Motion carried. Chris asked Rebecca to bring print copies to future meetings and to have them posted to the “weebly” site.
Christina reported there have not been any changes to the Financial condition. The EIN was received and Rob is checking on how to accomplish the return of the initial $3,000 held by HHI. A checking account is to be set up this week. There was discussion concerning signatures on the account and the motion from last meeting was further refined: The authorized signers for the checking account are to be Chris Heintz, David Pearson and Christina Gilman with any one signature up to and including $250; any two signatures for amounts over $250. Moved by Julia, seconded by Eric. All voted okay.
Visitors arrived from the Latter Day Saints organization. They left contact information.
The phone line was installed for the local chapter 747-7440, a requirement of Affiliation. Rob needs Melissa and Eric’s contact information to complete information to HHI.
Office Set-Up is needed, a lockable file cabinet is a requirement. Chris wondered if Resource Development should handle this. After discussion, it was decided a general Wish List should first be created and available for when donations are solicited.
A list of potential Board members was begun. Directors were asked to continue to identify candidates for Board Development.
The Resource Development Committee reported they have started discussion on a kick-off event. There is a need to decide upon a logo. They also discussed joining the Chamber, community connections, needing a printer, letterhead, brochures.
Dave indicated information gathering is proceeding on possible Donation Properties. Rebecca is to set up a meeting with an associated party.
The Construction Committee is developing lists for tools needed, supplies, a trailer for the job sites, etc.
The Faith Relations Committee meets 1/14/14 with a goal of creating a list of all Rutland County churches.
In Other Business: 1. Chris indicated there is an informational meeting at the Rutland Library on 1/9/14 from 4 to 5:30 Essential Online Tools for NonProfits. 2. Corporate Partnerships of HHI need to be created. 3. Sponsorship tiers will need to be decided. 4. The UN declared the first Monday of October to be World Habitat Day. 5. All Directors need to complete the training on the HHI website; before next meeting would be ideal.
The next meeting is February 4th.
Eric moved to adjourn. Dave Pearson seconded. Motion passed.
Submitted by: Rebecca Woodard, Secretary
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