SPAR BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING MINUTES
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2017
6:00 pm SPAR OFFICE
Present: Michelle Tappouni, President, Todd Hollinghead, Vice President, Aaron Glick, Secretary, Jack Adams, Treasurer, Yolanda Copeland, Tim Hope, Joey Marchy, Jaimee Stewart, Jamie Toraason, Bill Hoff, Ex Officio
Not Present: Charles Garrison, Adam Valiani, Ellen Warring
Staff/Resources Present: Christina Parrish, Executive Director, Kevin O’Halloran, Americorps
Guests: Diane Graese
CALL TO ORDER:
The meeting was called to order by President Michelle Tappouni at 6:02 pm.
JANUARY BOARD MEETING MINUTES
APPROVED, As Amended. Remove Jack Adams from leadership position in Membership Committee.
JANUARY 30TH SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
APPROVED, Bill Hoff summary of the meeting distributed following the Special Meeting.
RECOMMENDATIONS TO BOARD FROM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
1. Approval of 2015 and 2016 Financial Audits and 990s (Finance Committee)
Michelle to share example investment strategy with Board at a later date
2. Approve formation of Communications/Technology short term Committee (Executive Director)
APPROVED, Joey to head up a “Technology Task Force”
3. Approve $5,000 for Matching Grant for SAMBA Members and business in Springfield (SAMBA/Commercial Corridors)
APPROVED, Commercial Corridors Committee to meet to build program for the EC and BOD review and approval.
Similar to Mayor’s matching grant program
STRATEGIC PLANNING FOLLOW UP
Summary from Lea Donnelan forthcoming will be sent to Board.
MOTION to submit a proposal to continue working with NonProfit Center on Strategic Planning efforts, APPROVED
COMMITTEE UPDATES (Consent Agenda)
Administrative: Building, Design Review, Fund Development
Building: Requires a new lead, for now Staff can handle Building responsibilities, possible Committee in the future
Fund Development: Staff led, with volunteers, focusing on long term development
Block Captains - Hollinghead
1/19 Meeting, 2/1 Night Ride, 1/21 Neighborhood Watch Ride
Commercial Corridors / SAMBA – Toraason
Advisory Board for SAMBA
Committee to schedule meeting regarding creation of matching grant program
Communication – Bill Hoff
Events: Spring Home Tour
Sponsorships: Each Board member asked to bring in $250 worth in sponsorships, and $100 in ticket sales to the event
Sponsorship packets distributed at meeting – March 10th deadline for confirmations and logos
Governance: Charters, Conflict of Interest
Changes to Bylaws forthcoming for BOD review
Procedure for perceived or true conflict of interest
Possible meeting locations to expand to boundaries of Planning District 1
Outstanding Committee Charters still in need of review and approval
Membership – Warring/Hoff
Bill Hoff resigning from Membership Committee
Door Hangers distributed, Bill to coordinate neighborhood dissemination with BOD individually.
2/23 Social Event at Todd Hollinghead’s home
Urban Core CPAC - Tappouni
MOTION to send a letter of support for 3 neighborhood projects to HPC;
1) Stained glass windows
2) Boys and Girls Club
3) 9th and Main Rezoning
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT
ITEMS REFERRED TO COMMITTEES
NEXT SCHEDULED MEETINGS
Executive Committee – 3/15/2017
March BOD 3/20/2017
ADJOURN - Meeting adjourned at 8:00 pm.