Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Executive Committee Meeting
Norton Regional Event Center
1601 E. Third St., Suite 138
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Present: Deborah Barmack, Carole Beswick, Ken Coate, Kevin Dyerly, Louis Goodwin, Lowell King, P.T. McEwen, John Mirau, Dan Murphy, Vikki Ostermann, Michael Rivera, Dan Roberts, Kristine Scott and Paul Shimoff.
Announcements: 1) National Community Renaissance invites members to the groundbreaking ceremony for Crestview Terrace housing project. The event will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 575 East Baseline St. from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Please Rsvp to email@example.com 2) The Greater Ontario Business Council will hold their 2020 Vision on Friday, January 31, 2020 from 7:30a.m. to 11:00a.m. at the DoubleTree Ontario. For more information and to respond, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
M/S/P: Minutes from October 29, 2019.
New/newer member lunches are planned for Wednesday, February 5th and 12th. Member Paul Shimoff has graciously offered to host them.
San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water district requests Heather Dyer, General Manager to serve as their representative (replacing retiring Doug Hedrick).
M/S/P: Heather Dyer, General Manager will serve as the representative for San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District.
San Bernardino Community College District requests Jose Torres, Interim Chancellor to serve as their representative (replacing retiring Bruce Barron).
M/S/P: Jose Torres, Interim Chancellor will serve as the representative of San Bernardino Community College District.
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians requests Dan Little, Chief Intergovernmental & Tribal Affairs Officer serve as their alternate representative to Loren Gill.
M/S/P: Dan Little, Chief Intergovernmental & Tribal Affairs Officer serve as their alternate representative.
Alta Pacific Bank and Banner Bank are merging. Their dues are paid through June 30, 2020 and personal contact will be made with Banner Bank for continuation of membership. Mark Kaenel will continue to serve as their representative until March 1, 2020.
Mark Kaenel, currently Inland Action Treasurer, has been an active and involved member serving as Chairman for an extended period and participating on varied groups. The group discussed the Inland Action Emeritus Member status. In recognition of meritorious or extraordinary service Mark Kaenel qualifies for this status.
M/S/P: Effective March 2, 2020 Mark Kaenel will be invited to be an Emeritus Member.
Mark Kaenel will be welcome to join the advocacy trip in Washington, D.C. (March 9 through March 11, 2020) if authorized by Alta Pacific/Banner Bank.
The Treasurer position was discussed as were the by-laws and policies regarding the Treasurer position and Emeritus Member status. The Emeritus Member policy adopted in October 2014 does not allow for an Emeritus Member to serve on the Executive Committee. The By-laws however do not contain the restriction. Chairman Louis Goodwin will reach out to Larry Pyle regarding taking on the Treasurer position when Mark Kaenel retires March 1, 2020.
Staff will be given contact information for key personnel at Wells Fargo Bank in order to encourage their continued membership.
The group discussed the annual 2.5% dues increase. The by-laws state that a 6-month operating reserve should be kept. It was agreed 2.5% annual increase is a good business practice.
The 2020 Proposed budget, previously distributed to the Executive Committee via e-mail by Treasurer Mark Kaenel, was discussed.
M/S/P: The 2020 Proposed Budget approved to go to the full membership for approval.
An overview of the remodeled Inland Action web site was presented. Suggestions and comments were noted and sent to the web designers. Member P.T. McEwen offered his staff to assist with photo sizing. The group expressed positive feedback and are anxious for its launch.
West End meetings were discussed. Attendance has dwindled but the group agreed that these meetings have value and should be continued. Attendance and guests will be more strongly encouraged.
Meeting Adjourned 8:38 a.m.