Monday, November 3, 2008

Browne's Addition November General Meeting: THIS WEDNESDAY @ 6:30PM!

Hey Neighbors,

This Wednesday is our November General Meeting.  We'll meet at 6:30 PM at the MAC.  This is an important meeting because we'll be voting on how to allocate our 2009 HUD Grant funds totaling more than $35,000.  I've attached the minutes from last month as well as the agenda for this month which will show you a bit about how we are thinking of allocating the funds. If you'd like to know more, please come to the meeting this week.

IMPORTANT: While everyone is welcome to give their input to how this money is allocated, only active members can vote. An active member is one who has attended 3 meetings in the last 6 months. In order to vote on 2009 allocations, this Wednesday must be at least your 3rd meeting in the last 6 months.

Also, I am attaching a sheet on our Executive Committee recommendations for the Public Service Grants.  $5330 of our total monies can be spent to support the work of public service agencies that serve our neighborhood.  We've made a recommendation on how to spend this money, but it is up to you all to vote it in.

I am also attaching a short summary on how HUD monies can be spent. Please read it before you come to the meeting so that you have a basic understanding of how the process works.

Finally, we need to put together a slate of names for the Executive Council positions.  We'll vote on these positions at our December meeting which will be a Holiday Party at the EJ Robert's Mansion (more info to come).  If you are interested in serving on the Executive Council, please preview the agenda (attached) and be ready to throw your name in the hat!!


Steve Hart