Minutes from July 2, 2013 Closed Meeting

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

  Closed Board of Directors Meeting

  San Bernardino Community College District

 114 S. Del Rosa Drive

San Bernardino, CA 92408


Present:  Dimitrios Alexiou, Don Averill, Deborah Barmack, Carole Beswick, Tom Brickley, Ann Bryan, Erin Brinker, Bill Easley, Ron Fremont, Richard Hart, Scott Hofferber, Mark Kaenel, Al Karnig, Lowell King, Ed Lasak, Temetry Lindsey, Sue McKee, John Mirau, Steve PonTell, Kristine Scott, Larry Sharp and Phil Waller.

Chairman Phil Waller introduced two new policies to be considered for adoption by Inland Action.  The members present reviewed a sample non-discrimination policy and a sample no-harassment policy for non-profit organizations. Discussion ensued. 

M/S/P: Adoption of a non-discrimination policy and a no-harassment policy    

M/S/P: Minutes from June 25, 2013  

Ed Lasak, Treasurer presented the 2012 financial reports.  The Executive Committee will review the 2012 taxes prepared by the accounting firm of Powell & Spafford at the July 30, 2013 meeting.   

M/S/P: The 2012 financial reports as presented 

In light of recent investigations of nonprofit groups by the IRS, members were reminded that Inland Action cannot support or oppose candidates for public office. Members were reminded that when speaking in a public forum, they need to clarify for the record when they are speaking as a private citizen and not on behalf of Inland Action.  The Inland Action Board of Directors must formally vote on specific issues before public statements on made on behalf of the organization.   

Potential members were identified and discussed.  Members will reach out to potential individuals and will be invited to attend a future meeting as a guest. 

The group discussed possible future speakers.  It was agreed that the speakers should continue to be relevant, insightful and reflect the interests of the members and core mission of the group.   

The meeting adjourned at 8:30 a.m.