Vote re 501c3 not-for-profit

Neighbors:

At the Wed 10 Jun general meeting of the Midway Woods Neighborhood Association, we will propose, discuss, and vote on pursuing 501c3 not-for-profit status for the MWNA.

You are invited and encouraged to participate.

The meeting will be at 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (NOTE CHANGE IN MEETING TIME !)
at the Columbia Presbyterian Church.

Michael Hughes, President
Midway Woods Neighborhood Association
president@midwaywoodsneighborhood.com

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Minutes of Leadership Team Meeting

Minutes of the Midway Woods Neighborhood Association Leadership Team Meeting

Date: May 20, 2015

Attendees: President Michael Hughes; VP Sydney Lilly; Treasurer Steve Saggus; Secretary Martha Miller; Community Engagement Chair Susan Burns; Environmental Chair Alex Kambar; Safety Chair Monica Beshara

The first item on the agenda was a review of the status of the transition to the new leadership team.

The second item was a discussion of team goals for the year. The team unanimously agreed its first priority this year will be to propose application for tax-exempt (501 C3) status. Such status would enhance our ability to apply for grant money and allow us to avoid paying taxes on income received from donations and other fundraising efforts. Steve Suggus agreed to spearhead this effort. The next general meeting will focus on this initiative.

Other goals for the year are to sponsor more community social events, to increase the level of participation in our meetings, and to continue to fortify the community watch program.

Future general meeting dates include the following:

Wednesday, June 10, 7 p.m.: Ice Cream Social and General Meeting at Columbia Presbyterian Church

Tuesday, August 4: National Night Out event at Dearborn Park

The leadership team’s next meeting will take place July 1 at 7 p.m.

Minutes prepared by Martha Miller, Secretary.

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New leadership team members

The new leadership team of your Midway Woodseighborhood Association:

President:                           Michael Hughes                                                                                         VP:                                       Sydney Lilly                                                                               Treasurer:                           Steve Saggus                                                             Secretary:                           Martha Miller                                                                                 Community:                       Susan Burns                                                                 Environment:                    Alex Kambar                                                                                           Safety:                                 Monica Beshara

We are in the process of setting up the @midwaywoodsneighborhood.com email accounts for team members.  Until they are set up, please send email to team members using president@midwaywoodsneighborhood.com  with “To person or role”  (Ex: To Safety)  as the subject, and I will forward.

We’ll let you know as soon as team emails are available.

 

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New leadership team

There is one candidate is standing for election for each position on the leadership team of the Midway Woods Neighborhood Association. I, current president, am the only member of the outgoing team standing for re-election.

Please come to the meeting this Wednesday, May 6, at 7:30 PM at the Columbia Presbyterian Church to meet and elect and the new team, thank members for their willingness to serve our neighborhood, and share your vision for our neighborhood association in the upcoming year.

Please also invite and encourage neighbors to participate. This is an important opportunity for us to come together to support the building an even better community.

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Wed 6 May Association Elections

Neighbors:
We will elect a new leadership team for the Midway Woods Neighborhood Association at our Wed 6 May meeting, 7:30 PM at the Columbia Presbyterian Church. We, the outgoing leadership team, strongly encourage you to attend the meeting to participate in the voting.
PS: I am standing for re-election.
Michael Hughes, President
Midway Woods Neighborhood Association
president@midwaywoodsneighborhood.com

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Bylaws Amended

At a special called meeting on Wed 22 Apr, the Midway Woods Neighborhood Association bylaws were amended as follows:

1. The association will now conduct bi-monthly (once every two months) general meetings, rather than the previous monthly meetings.

2. The process to change the bylaws will now require notice via the MWNA website, announcement at one meeting, and discussion and voting at a subsequent meeting, rather than the previous notice in the newsletter, and announcement, discussion, and voting at three meetings.

Michael Hughes, President
Midway Woods Neighborhood Association
president@midwaywoodsneighborhood.com

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Special called meeting, Wed 22 Apr

You are invited and encouraged to participate in a special called meeting of the Midway Woods Neighborhood Association on Wed 22 Apr (7:30 PM, Columbia Presbyterian Church).

At that meeting, we will vote on the following proposed amendments to the bylaws:  (a) change in the process for amending the bylaws from requiring three meetings to requiring two meetings; (b) change in the frequency of MWNA meetings from monthly to bi-monthly (every other month).

Michael Hughes, President
Midway Woods Neighborhood Association
president@midwaywoodsneighborhood.com

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Bylaws amended

At the Wed 8 Apr MWNA meeting, the following amendments to the bylaws were approved:  Make up of the Executive Committee re-defined; terms of office of Executive Committee members was changed; and references to the newsletter were changed to references to the MWNA website. These changes will be written into the bylaws.

At a special called meeting on Wed 22 April, there will be  votes on the following proposed amendments to the bylaws:  Change in the process for amending the bylaws from requiring three meetings to requiring two meetings; and change in the frequency of MWNA meetings from monthly to bi-monthly (every other month).

Michael Hughes, President
Midway Woods Neighborhood Association
president@midwaywoodsneighborhood.com

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MWNA Elections

Neighbors:
We will elect the new leadership team for our neighborhood association at the Wed 6 May meeting.
Please:
1. Attend the meeting and vote.
2. Consider standing for election to one of the seven positions on the leadership team.
The Election Flyer and Leadership Team role descriptions are attached.
At this time, I know of no candidate for the role of vice-president. Please review that role description and consider standing.

Michael Hughes, President
Midway Woods Neighborhood Association

president@midwaywoodsneighborhood.com

 

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Wed 8 Apr Meeting

There will be two primary agenda items at our Wed 8 Apr meeting (7:30 PM, Columbia Presbyterian Church).  These are (a) the East Decatur Greenway (https://www.facebook.com/EastDecaturGreenway) and (b) Changes to MWNA bylaws.

a) Michele Ritan will provide information and Jennifer Wilson will seek our input into plans for the greenway.

b) We will cast final votes on redefining the make up of the the executive committee and changing the terms of office for that committee from one to two years. We will discuss changing the frequency of association meetings from monthly to bi-monthly (every-other-month).  There will be a final vote on meeting frequency at a special called meeting on Wed 22 Apr.

 

 

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