The big winner of the night, hands down, was Lorraine’s curried chicken. YUM.
Beyond that, I’m happy to say our bylaws revision providing the Board with more meeting schedule flexibility in order to allow broader neighborhood participation passed, following a very helpful and lively discussion. Thanks to Chris for brining up some important questions regarding notification lead times for “off schedule” meetings as well as Jan for keeping us on topic and reminding us of some important background and context.
I’m also happy to report that Colin Wonnacott will be joining the board and sad to say that Maggie McGann will no longer be lending her considerable insight to the board. We all have great hope that she’ll remain connected and involved.
Please join us at our June meeting where we’ll be working on committee and project assignments. We are looking especially for willing neighbors to help out with events, communications and resource development through the coming year. Spread the word and remember, you don’t have to be on the board to help out!
SNA Board Meeting April 11, 2019
Present: Board Members: K.C., Lorraine, Reuben, Matt Excused-absent: Maggie, Pat
Members and Guests: Emily Panos, Dale Peppel, Bethany Sakewitz, Glenn Devitt, Jan Molinaro, Colin Wonnacott, Christina Estime, Gaby Saldana-Lopez
Meeting came to order at 7:05PM
Continue reading “April 11, 2019 Board and General Meeting Minutes”
Big thanks to everyone involved in developing this draft especially the Drafting Committee, Community House guests and volunteers, SNA Board and all of the thoughtful, caring neighbors and community members who made the time and effort to offer their experiences, views and concerns.
This draft will be available here for public comment until at least May 28th. Continue reading “Community House GNA Draft for Public Comment”
I’m Colin Wonnacott, and after having lived in Portland for over a decade, I’m finally interested in getting involved in my neighborhood association. As a lifelong renter, I feel that it is important that renters are represented in our neighborhood association. The presence and views of non-homeowners on concerns that affect the neighborhood is a valuable insight, and having a renter on the board would allow it to further represent and be representative of the people of the Sunnyside neighborhood.
I have lived and worked in Sunnyside for most of the time I have lived in our fair city, and I feel lucky to continue to live here. I’m an avid cyclist and gardener, a former chef, and I enjoy cooking for the Hard Times Supper at Sunnyside Community House every Wednesday. Please consider me to represent you on the board of the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association!
Please join us on May 9th, 7pm – 9pm at SE Uplift for our annual Election and Potluck, where we will also be presenting a minor revision to the SNA Bylaws to the general membership for approval. Our goal is to increase participation among second- and third- shifters (i.e. those with non-traditional work hours) in our neighborhood by making our meeting schedule a little more flexible.
Article IV. Section 2. Subsection A.
Currently Adopted Bylaws:
Regular Meetings: The board shall endeavour to meet at least 9 times a year on the second Thursday of the month to conduct the business of the association. Opportunity will be provided at regular meetings for the membership to advise the board of current concerns and possible actions. Notice of regular meetings of the board to the public must be at least 7 days in advance. Direct notice to the directors and individuals known to have an interest in topics on the meeting agenda must be provided at least one day in advance.
Regular Meetings: The board shall endeavor to meet at least 6 times a year on the second Thursday of the month and up to 6 times a year at a place, date and time determined by the Board to conduct the business of the association. Opportunity will be provided at regular meetings for the membership to advise the board of current concerns and possible actions. Notice of regular meetings of the board to the public must be at least 7 days in advance. Direct notice to the directors and individuals known to have an interest in topics on the meeting agenda must be provided at least one day in advance.