Habitat for Humanity of Rutland County Vermont
Steering Committee Meeting Minutes
March 13, 2013
Attendees: Rob Geiszler, Dick Weis, Louise Duda, Sheila Alexander, Ed Dansereau,
Laura Napolitano, Bill Godair, Paul Brown, Sandie Loseby, Abigail Blair, Melissa
Hayden, Julia Quimby-Cohen, Ethan Jones, Sandy Gagnon
Rob reported that he and Chris Heintz met twice to continue work on the application and
asked the group to review the document he sent out via email. Comments and suggestions
should be sent to him. Rob will send our completed application section 1 to Bruce Rogers
for review. Louise will send section 3 to the Habitat email address for inclusion in our
Google Drive and sharing with the group.
Rob reported that Bruce Rogers, our consultant from HFHI to help us through the
affiliation process, will be arriving on Friday March 22 and will meet with us at 7pm at
the conference room at Grace Church. The group developed a list of questions for Bruce
to address during that meeting to help us proceed in our process.
Julia reported on arrangements she made with the College of St. Joseph in Rutland. Food
for the day will be $10 per person. She has collected nametags and markers and has
made signs to help direct guests to the college. Julia offered to collect money and register
attendees. Sandie and Sheila offered to serve as docents to help folks find where they are
going. Saturday’s meeting will start at 9:30 and our group is being asked to be there at
9:00 to help set up and prepare.
Louise reported on the visit members of our group made to the Bennington Habitat site.
They received a lot of very helpful and interesting information during that visit. Dick
Malley and Bennington Habitat are great resources for our group.
Rob and Chris met with NeighborWorks. There is a significant attention being directed
towards revitalizing the northwest section of Rutland city and our group is encouraged
to be a part of that effort. Rob will report more specific ways we can help at our next full
steering committee meeting.
All steering committee members are encouraged to attend the Friday March 22nd
meeting with Bruce Rogers at 7pm at Grace Church and the VT Statewide Affiliate
meeting at the College of St. Joseph’s on Saturday March 23rd at 9am.
Our next regular steering committee meeting has been rescheduled from April 10th
to April 17th at 7pm at Grace Church.
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