Meeting Day, Date & Time: Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7:00PM-8:30 PM
1. Welcome, identification of SGNA Board of Directors and introductions of neighbors and visitors.
2. A thank you to the Reverend Stephen V. Schneider, Rector and to Grace Memorial Episcopal Church.
3. Election of Members to the Board of Directors.
4. Finance Committee Report - A year's end financial report.
5. Land Use Transportation Committee (LUTC) - a report on the last six months. A lot has been accomplished and we have been recognized for our work and we will all be benefitting from the addition of many new neighbors.
6. Events Committee - A report on a very active year - nearly one event every other month.
7. Communications Committee - a report on our new website. Comments on developing efforts.
8. Safety & Livability Committee - Our challenges, recent events (a report from the Portland Police, if circumstances allow our Response Team Member to be present) - a call to action.
9. Feature Presentation - HealthCare for All Oregon is a grassroots coalition of over 100 organizations that are determined to create a better way of financing health care for every person who lives or works in Oregon. A number of neighbors have committed their time and efforts to this organization and have asked for an opportunity to present their vision. (http://hcao.org)
10. Feature Presentation - The Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (http://www.portlandoregon.gov/pbem/) has organized a neighborhood emergency team training program. One of their representatives will make a case for training and share a presentation on how to become involved. Neighborhood Emergency Teams (NETs) are Portland residents trained by PBEM and Portland Fire & Rescue to provide emergency disaster assistance within their own neighborhoods. NET members are trained to save lives and property until professional responders can arrive. These volunteers are specially trained to help others without putting themselves in harm’s way. NET members are: Prepared to be self-sufficient for one week during any emergency. Able to provide emergency assistance to their family and immediate neighbors. Able to work within an emergency response team to save lives and property in their neighborhood. Able to guide untrained volunteers who want to help others during a disaster.
11. Feature Presentation - Our Board of Directors member John Frewing has committed himself to the successful completion of a recent inventory of the trees of Sullivan's Gulch. A representative from Portland Urban Forestry, a division of Portland Parks and Recreation will present a summary of this effort. We have some remarkable and unique specimens within our boundaries. We are grateful for the efforts of John Frewing and all of the volunteers who worked on this project. They have produced a valuable accounting of precious resources.
12. A Thank You and Concluding Remarks