Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Virtual meeting via ZOOM
Present: Deborah Barmack, Carole Beswick, Ken Coate, Kevin Dyerly, Louis Goodwin, Mark Kaenel, Lowell King, Bill Lemann, P.T. McEwen, John Mirau, Dan Murphy, Vikki Ostermann, Michael Rivera, Dan Roberts, Kristine Scott, Paul Shimoff, and Ray Wolfe.
Announcements: 1) Services for former Supervisor Dennis Hansberger have been scheduled.
Kristine Scott, past Chair presiding.
M/S/P: Minutes from March 24, 2020
Mark Kaenel, Treasurer, summarized the first quarter financials (balance sheet and the profit & loss budget vs. actual) which was sent to the committee members via e-mail on May 20, 2020. Mark discussed the member dues, Washington, D.C. expenses and web site training and programming. The overall financials for Inland Action are in a good position. Expenses for the updated web site, Windows 365 SharePoint training/Outlook and data base merging/updating for the members have exceeded the budgeted amount. Staff has spent a great deal of time and work to better utilize our technology and sharpen skills. Staff has now been trained and will utilize the Outlook system contained within Windows 365. Our prior e-mail server will be cancelled, and the monthly savings will be $50.00 beginning in June.
Staff believes they are now beyond the bulk of expense/training. The year to date expenditures for the upgrades/training will be shared with the Executive Committee when May invoices are received from our I.T. provider. The financials for the first quarter will be posted on the web site for the membership to view. Any questions should be directed to Mark Kaenel, Treasurer.
Committee members discussed the idea of hybrid meetings after we reconvene in-person meetings. Discussion included potential increase in membership, the increased availability of speakers and the boost in member participation since meetings via Zoom were initiated. Imagine Systems will be asked to make recommendations on the expected cost and timing. In-person meetings are still of great value and create relationships and networks that are an integral part of membership.
The group discussed continuing meetings during the month of August when Inland Action is traditionally “dark”. Members agreed that we should keep the current momentum and continue to meet in August.
A Sacramento advocacy trip is highly unlikely. The group was asked to suggest issues and subjects they would like to learn about going forward. Monitoring the economic impacts and re-opening businesses are of great interest.
Meeting adjourned at 9:00 a.m.