Board Meeting, Minutes – September 9th, 2018

Meeting of the CVCLU Board
Unitarian Universalist Church, 421 South Farwell St., Eau Claire
September 9, 2018

Present: Ann Heywood (chair), Mohammed Alasagherin, Mildred Larson, Abby Green, Selika Ducksworth-Lawton, David Shih, John Wiltrout

Absent: Lindsey Brandrup, Teresa O’Halloran, Paul Wagner

1. Chair Heywood called the meeting to order at 7:05 pm.

2. There were no announcements.

3. The minutes of the August 12, 2018 meeting were approved as circulated.

4. John presented the Treasurer’s Report.

• The checking account has a balance of $594.16, and the saving account has a balance of $5.01.
• There was $250 less cash in the checking account than this time last year.

5. The Board discussed the business from the ACLU-WI Board meeting of July 28, 2018.

6. The Nominations subcommittee suggested names for nominations to the Board.

• Mohammed reported that communications are ongoing with a member of the HMAA.
• No progress on recruiting any members from JONAH
• Selika will email two prospective nominees.
• Mohammed and Abby offered names for student members.
• Ann said that the sooner we have these nominees, the better. Nominees should submit a 2-3 sentence statement explaining why they want to join the board.

7. Ann delivered the President’s report.

• The problem with ACLU-WI sending out emails to chapter members for the Beer & BOR event has been resolved.
• A check to ACLU national to support the border/reunifying families effort has been sent.
• The ACLU-WI communications director will now create the newsletter for CVCLU. Ann asked for board members to submit suggestions for the newsletter.

8. The Board discussed members’ meetings with local sheriff’s offices.

• John discussed his meeting with the Chippewa Falls county sheriff’s office and will send a report to the Board via email.
• Ann reported that she spoke with the Eau Claire County sheriff by phone and made an appointment to meet in person.

9. The Board discussed the recent Beer & BOR gathering.

• The Board agreed that it may have to change the location next year to accommodate a larger group.

10. The Board discussed the Fall program.

• Ann and Mildred volunteered to be on the planning committee.
• Sean Wilson, Smart Justice Statewide Organizer for ACLU-WI, will be the keynote speaker.
• The Board discussed how to create publicity for the program: get into Volume One ASAP, press releases, Facebook, etc.
• The Board needs a title for Wilson’s presentation for publicity.
• The Board will focus on publicity at its next meeting.

11. The Board discussed ACLU-WI’s letter to Altoona regarding the constitutionality of its anti-panhandling ordinance. It agreed to ask the ACLU-WI for prior notice of actions of this nature involving the Chippewa Valley in the future.

12. Selika made a motion to adjourn, David seconded. The motion was approved without dissent, and the meeting adjourned at 8:42 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
David Shih
Secretary for the meeting