Minutes from March 24, 2015 Member Only Meeting-D.C. De-brief



Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Member Only Board of Directors Meeting

San Bernardino Community College District

114 S. Del Rosa Drive

San Bernardino, CA   92408



Present: Deborah Barmack, Carole Beswick, Tom Brickley, Matthew Buck, Mike Burrows, Ken Coate, Louis Goodwin, Erik Johnson, Mark Kaenel, Temetry Lindsey, John Mirau, John Prentice, Jan Remm, Kristine Scott, Carlos Valdez, Phil Waller, and Janet Weder.


Announcements:  1) The League of California Cities Inland Empire Division will hold a dinner meeting on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Chaffey College Chino Community Center.  District Attorney Mike Ramos and Sheriff John McMahon will discuss “Law Enforcement, Justice and Minority Communities”.  Please e-mail Donna.Kendrena@CityofRC.us for more information or to Rsvp.  2) The 47th Annual Hays Press-Enterprise Lecture will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2015 at the UCR University Theatre at 7:30p.m. The speaker will be Martin Baron, Executive Director of the Washington Post who will discuss “Journalism’s Big Move: What to Discard, Keep, and Acquire in Moving from Print to Web”.  Rsvp by calling (951) 827-3144.  3) The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors will hold a State of the County event “Building Momentum in 2015” on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from 3:00p.m. -6:00p.m. at the Citizens Business Bank Arena.  Register on line at www.SBCountyAdvantage.com.  4) A reception celebration will be held by the Inland Empire Hispanic Leadership Council honoring Dr. Tomas Morales, President CSU, San Bernardino on his appointment as the National Chairman of the Hispanic Assoc. of Colleges & Universities (HACU).  The event will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the San Bernardino Government Center from 5:30p.m. to 7:00p.m.   Please Rsvp vis e-mail: info@iehlc.org  5) The tentative date for the Sacramento advocacy trip is Tuesday, May 19, 2015 with the optional day of Monday, May 18th.  6) The Special Olympic World Games will be held in Los Angeles this summer.  The University of Redlands is hosting the delegation from Austria &   Lichtenstein (some 200 individuals).  Funding and volunteers are needed.  Please contact Carole Beswick for more information. 


M/S/P:  Minutes from March 10, 2015.


This year Inland Action had its largest delegation attend the Washington, D.C. trip and Chairman Mark Kaenel expressed his appreciation for the committee work and the groups’ participation.


The briefings from Best Best & Krieger, Potomac Partners and Innovative Federal Strategies were valuable and gave the group a better understanding on current “hot” topics in D.C.   


The group discussed individual appointments and the feedback from meetings on Inland Actions top four priorities.  Items for follow up communications were discussed.

The group commented that the legislative reception was successful due in part to a convenient location, intimate atmosphere and the freedom that a reception offers vs. a formal dinner.  The event was held at the offices of lobbyists Potomac Partners who were additionally great assets with their assistance in obtaining appointments for the group.  Discussion regarding the importance of legislator’s attendance at the social event ensued. 


Suggestions for future trips included further consideration into traveling from Ontario Airport.  


Meeting adjourned at 8:33a.m.