February 13, 2013 , 7pm
Attendees:Rob Geiszler, Dick Weis, Sheila Alexander, Ed Dansereau, Erica Billdeau, Ethan Jones, Louise Duda, Julia Quimby-Cohen, Laura Napolitano
The application process was put on hold for this meeting but the next steps are believed to be sections 4, 5, and 6. We will need to accelerate the affiliation process at the next meeting.
March 23rd is the Statewide Affiliate Meeting and we are hosting.
Julia secured the College of St. Joseph as the location.
She has been in contact with the President’s Secretary whose extension is x3236 and phone line is 776-5236.
The college was excited and wants to get more involved with our affiliate in the future and suggested that we get in touch with the Dean of Students (Rob Lukaskiewicz) and the Student Government Association.
CSJ has 2 options for rooms to use for the meeting: a large room in one of the halls with separate breakout rooms (with a projector), or rooms in the athletics facilities.
Julia needs a guestimate to share with CSJ
We will be able to eat in the dining hall and we were guarenteed it would be less than $10/person
We will need to provide breakfast items, lunch, and coffee and water.
We are guessing there will be about 60 people in attendance
Rob will talk to Neighborworks about possible “field-trip” destinations
There are 4 speakers, Dick Malley has been organizing that part of the meeting
We decided to reserve the large room and two break out rooms if needed
Julia will measure out a route and get directions to the College for the other affiliates to use, will email them to Sandy
RSVP date for meeting is Friday, March 8, 2013 @ Noon so that Julia can meet with CSJ to finalize the details
Rob will contact Dick Malley and update him so he can start contacting the other affiliates and get a headcount
We may need to get pens, paper, random supplies
We will need technology support day of
Julia will get us more information next Monday or Tuesday
We should look into discounts on hotels for the affiliates that need to drive far
Bruce from Albany is willing to meet with us before the meeting to aid us in the application process and other general issues we may have. He will come up Friday, 3/22 at the Church
Chris and Rob met with Neighborworks and their Board last week. They see a great opportunity to partner with them as they were assigned all of the mortgages from the previous Habitat affiliate. They want to survey Northwest Rutland neighborhoods to see what they think their neighborhood needs. It would be a door to door type survey that hopes to result in some project ideas for us. The emphasis is on getting the neighbors talking to each other and letting them come up with ideas rather than us imposing them on them.
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