September 13, 2008

Task List
Robin: Ag Extension bldg? (Suzanne); Tent replacement proposed to Board
Pam: Ad created for Duke Park and ONDNA newsletters; brochure holder labels (to Kerry this week); weblinks
Kerry: Send note to ONDNA and Duke Park to get out an email (again) on their listserv; list of top ten businesses.
Gretchen: table and chair rental costs
John & Beth: Continue to press for answers to database
Beth: set up web links; FM on 9/27
Suzanne: post (or try) to DCM website community events (contact Beth if problem)

Membership Meeting
Saturday, September 13, 2008

Present: Joseph Lee (jose.lee@unc.edu); Gretchen Shaughnessy (gshaughnessy@hotmail.com)
Carol King, Suzanne Clark, Kerry James 309-2828; John Haws; Pam Campa, Beth Fowler, Robin Arcus

1. Memberships to date: 104 with 4 in process (108). Goal is 300 by October 31, 2008.

2. Farmers Market. (Pam)
Debra Eidsen is at FM today. We have permission this week and next. We need a new tent and to clean up the banner.

3. T-shirts. (Robin)
Order placed with Ad Spice for 120. Total cost: $884.21. We do pay sales tax (not re-selling). Available next week. Robin to pick up with check for payment from Debra (board.)
XS = 10, S = 40, M = 40, L = 30.

4. Founders Event. (Robin and Pam)
Ag building??
Central Park school gym - probably not large enough (~100 chairs); not easily accessed;
Rigsbee Hall - Suzanne thinks maybe they would donate the space. Robin and Suzanne will talk after Robin contacts Ag building.

5. Press release. (Robin)
Robin will contact N&O person and delay them until 1) clear with Michael who we promised a scoop on our press release; 2) Event decided and included in the press release.

6. Brochures. (Carol & Kerry)
Carol brought cardboard brochure holders. Pam will put labels on holders and contact Kerry for pick up.

7. Email lists. (Kerry)
Neighborhoods who received emails...
Forest Hills - an email went out from John Haws and his wife. Carol also sent the newspaper article.
Morehead Hills Duke Park:
Inter-neighborhood Council
Trinity Park
Old West Durham
Cleveland-Holloway
Eno Commons
ABCD
Kerry will send to Old North Durham (Leslie Frost) and Northgate Park (Debra Eidson)
Little Five Points, Trinity Heights - ? If exists.

Kerry checked on newsletter deadlines for Northgate Park, Duke Park, and OND. Passed list to Robin.

8. Web site. (Pam)
Suzanne will try to post to the web site local events. An eventual calendar? Let's link to other sites, too.

9. IT (Beth)
Darwin, John and Beth met and they are drafting a plan of action for the database in Civic CRM.

10. Business Plan. (Aubrey)
No report.
11. Community contacts.
Suzanne will attend the streetscapes meeting this Monday night.

12. Poppies Market (competition)
Hawthorne group. www.poppiesmarket.com Carol reports that they are moving forward at University Marketplace. Banner up. News article from March '08.

Task List
Robin: Ag Extension bldg? (Suzanne); Tent replacement proposed to Board
Pam: Ad created for Duke Park and ONDNA newsletters; brochure holder labels (to Kerry this week); weblinks
Kerry: Send note to ONDNA and Duke Park to get out an email (again) on their listserv; list of top ten businesses.
Gretchen: table and chair rental costs
John & Beth: Continue to press for answers to database
Beth: set up web links; FM on 9/27
Suzanne: post (or try) to DCM website community events (contact Beth if problem)

(Carol and Beth away 9/20)
Next meeting: Saturday, September 20, 2008; 8:30am - 10:00am; Parker & Otis