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SNA Minutes 2015-08

Samish Neighborhood Association Meeting
August 13, 2015, Community Baptist Church

Meeting called to order by President Abell.

Board members present: Joe Carpenter, Steve Abell, Garey Vodopich, Dick Conoboy, Don Hale, Joy Hale, Tom Read, Nikki Long, Judy Brightman
Board members absent: Junga Subedar, Kevin Probasco

Guests: Doug Miller

Public Comments: Ridgemont will hold its neighborhood garage sale on September 12, 9-3.. Anyone in Samish can participate by calling Don Hale (319-4141).

President’s Announcements:

Satpal Sidhu, a candidate for County Council, will attend our picnic. Michael Lilliquist, City Councilman for Ward 6, said he will try to stop in. Councilman Bornemann and Mayor Linville were sent invitations but no response has been received. Dick volunteered to invite a few other officials.

The sale of 801 Samish Way (Church of Christ property) to Pacific Harbor Psychology has not closed yet. As a result the church property has no one to maintain its appearance. Kate Haskell (PHP) said she expects the sale to close “soon”, after which PHP will take over maintenance of the property.

Old business:

Meeting minutes from June 13th were approved. The July meeting was cancelled.

Treasurer’s report: Two bills were paid: $83.40 to Tiger Technologies, our website host, and $82.00 to the US Post Office for annual box rent. $27 in dues was deposited. Checkbook balance is $2557.78. Steve sent a formal letter to the Community Baptist Church asking for their help in finding or replacing six outstanding ten-dollar meeting room rent checks. No response from the church. As of August 13 we have 127 members in good standing. Any Samish resident who wishes to join the Association can pay dues at the picnic ($15, $12 seniors) which will provide membership status through March 31, 2016. There will be no half-year dues allowed, consistent with our revised by-laws.

Reviewed picnic plans. We will need several board members to arrive at the park at 11:30 to help set up. Joe will bring his grill and will share cooking duties with other board members. Kevin will purchase food and ice from a list that Steve will provide. Don & Joy have a lot of supplies (cups, paper plates, napkins, etc) left over from last year which they will bring. Judy volunteered to bring plastic tablecloths to cover the wooden picnic tables in the pavilion We will need a couple of large coolers to hold ice & soda, plus two smaller ones to keep burgers and dogs hot after cooking. Nikki, Judy, and Steve will handle sign-in and dues collection. We’ll need to be cleaned up and gone by 3:00 PM. Picnic details appear in the fall newsletter.

Newsletter status: Steve looked into an alternate publisher for our newsletter, Threshold Documents, at Tom’s recommendation. Their quote was very close to what Speedy Mailers charged us last time, so we will stay with Speedy. However, they would be a viable publisher if we need them in the future.

Articles have been submitted by Officer Osterkamp of BPD, Dick, Steve, and Kevin. Distribution date for the newsletter will be early in the week of August 31.

New business:

We will plan to do another phone bank to call members and members whose memberships recently expired to remind them of the picnic, and gently suggest to residents whose memberships have expired that they are welcome to re-join by paying dues at the picnic. We need at least 6 board members to participate in order to reach a significant number of members and residents. We will meet at Steve’s house (1021 34th Street) for an hour starting at 6:30 PM on September 3. Bring cell phones.

Meeting adjourned.

Steve Abell
Acting Secretary


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