Edgemoor Neighborhood Association
Special Board Meeting
August 8, 2014
The meeting held in the Meeting Room at Whidbey Island Bank was called to order at approximately 10:10pm by ENA President Lylene Johnson. Lauri Grove recorded the minutes. There was a Quorum of the Board present at the meeting.
Election of Officers
This meeting was called to order in compliance with the ENA bylaws to elect officers. Nominations were made and positions were filled, voted on and members elected as follows;
A motion was made for the secretary to cast the elected ballot
This motion was seconded and passed.
John Erickson decided it was time for him to step down as an officer of the board. Thanks John, for all your work and input throughout the many years you served as MNAC Rep. and ENA VP - and continue to serve as MNAC alternate.
Next up on the agenda, a suggestion was made for ENA to meet quarterly instead of monthly. With no pressing concerns in the neighborhood it made sense to make this adjustment. We will still meet on the first Thursday of each quarter as follows;
A motion was made, seconded and passed to hold quarterly meetings starting this September.
General Business and Issues:
Edgemoor and Chuckanut Neighbors Magazine:
Lylene attended the first ‘Neighborhood Gathering’ organized by a new monthly magazine from Neighborhood Networks Publishing. The dinner held at the Lighthouse Restaurant for the Edgemoor/Chuckanut neighborhoods was attended by a good handful of residents. She reported that the evening was free of charge and offered a rather nice way to mingle with neighbors. More sponsored events of this type will be planned periodically. The first issue of the magazine is expected to arrive by mail in October.
We received a few complaints from neighbors that are not getting posts. For some reason spam settings sometime turns posts off. Contact NextDoor to reinstate and check settings on the site to have more control over the frequency of posts.
Focus/Direction for ENA Meetings:
Lylene reviewed the purpose of the association as stated in the bylaws and it was determined that we are in compliance with this purpose. We do try to keep the neighborhood informed, educated and in communication with one another by providing a structure for neighbors to come together to talk about common concerns. We encourage all residents to come to meetings and welcome conversation. There was a general discussion about ideas for upcoming meetings. We are always trying to think of ways to enhance connectivity, encourage meeting attendance and efficiently communicate to more residents. It was decided it would be nice to celebrate ENA’s 10th year with the neighborhood. Sandie secured Bayside pool (rental $80) on Sept. 4th from 8-10. Specifics were discussed. There would be cake, coffee, bottled water and a chance for the residents to enjoy a swim. Sandie would post the event on Nextdoor and on the website - and get the cake. Lauri would take care of getting coffee, water and paper goods… BYOB and also BYO-additional snacks. Barbara offered that an “issue or suggestion” box would be a nice addition at the pool as well as at all meetings. Good idea.
The meeting was adjourned about 11:26
The next meeting will be held 8-10pm on Thursday, September 4th at Bayside pool in Edgemoor.
(Minutes are subject to approval)