4/06/21 General meeting minutes

Amended Minutes

  1. Call to Order – President Rodriguez called the meeting to order at 6:05pm
  2. Roll Call
    • Board members present: President Rodriguez, VP Patrick Sullivan, Secretary/Treasurer Kaitlin Hakanson, At-large Member Minea Kiss. Absent: none 
    • General members present: Tabita Rodriguez, Taylor Hampton, Efren Gutierrez
  3. Old Business
    • Aprons have been completed – excited to use them!
    • Recycling event for Earth Day – Saturday, April 24, 9:00 to 4:00 – Mattresses, glass (except window pane glass), household batteries, scrap metal. Tables set up for Sustainable Klamath, REACH. Will have a raffle with gift certificates from E. Main businesses.
    • New Flags – need to figure out size and material
  4. New Business
    • Donation pledged – KCAR (Klamath County Association of Realtors) would like to sponsor activities to beautify E. Main.
    • Third Thursday – Planned to begin in July. Taylor: for a nonprofit to have their booth fee at Third Thursday waived, need to have a free activity. Youth Without Borders did a cornhole game in the past.
    • Midge Festival – Planned for Aug. 27 & 28 at Veterans Park. Will be sponsored by Klamath County Vector Control. Isabel would like to develop a “Midge Smoothie” for the event.
    • Open House for Nutrition Hub – Soft open tomorrow, grand opening on Friday (4/9). Lots of resources, “health equity”, internet access, transportation, summer survey revealed that many people didn’t know about food options for their kids. Considering mailing information directly to peoples’ homes.
  1. Public Comment
    • We are donating the scarecrows that were donated to us to Sustainable Klamath.
    • Pickets for fence around new playground at Moore Park. Would be nice to have an MNA picket.
    • Grants for home improvements from Klamath County. There is a waiting list. Add your name to the waiting list so that the program can have more money available next year (demonstrating need)
    • Kendra Santiago is with the Downtown Association now.
    • Top Notch – selling plants and other things
    • More lights are going up around IYS building. MNA appreciates all the new lights that have been installed on East Main Street!
  2. Adjourn – Meeting adjourned by President Rodriguez at 6:23pm