Minutes from October 30, 2018 Executive Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Member Only Board Meeting-Executive Committee

Norton Event Center
1601 E. Third St., Suite 138
San Bernardino, CA 92408


Present:  Deborah Barmack, Peter Barmack, Carole Beswick, Ken Coate, Kevin Dyerly, Louis Goodwin, Mark Kaenel, Lowell King, Bill Lemann, John Mirau, Dan Murphy, Kristine Scott and Paul Shimoff.

M/S/P: Minutes from October 9, 2018

Mark Kaenel, Past Chair and current Treasurer presiding called the meeting to order at 7:30 a.m

Paul Shimoff reviewed and discussed Inland Action’s status as a 501©6 status. regarding what if any portion of the membership dues are attributed to lobbying costs.  Discussion ensued.  It was determined that the group participates in advocacy work and are not lobbyists.  Lobbyists have different rules and requirements they must follow.  If a member insists they require an amount, then a de minimis amount of no more than 5% will be used.

Mark Kaenel, Treasurer, plans to update the Executive Committee and the entire Board quarterly.  He presented figures for the Profit & Loss vs Actual and Balance Sheet for Year-to-Date, ending September 30, 2018.  Items on the P & L were questioned and discussed.

The West End Reception held on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at the New York Grill was discussed.  The Reception expense was just over $2,700.00 and member contributions totaled $2,500.00

  • The venue was a good size for the event
  • Food and refreshments were good
  • The member turn-out was a bit thin and not a good showing of West End members
  • The Wednesday event date likely had a negative effect; Thursday a better choice
  • We are raising our profile and presence in the West End
  • The Inland Action “history” cards had fun facts about how the group has made a difference in the IE

Follow-up with guests and prospective members was suggested.

Inland Action has been asked by Mobility 21 to co-sponsor the annual CTC Reception that will again be held in Riverside.  The event is planned for Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 5: 00p.m to 7:00 p.m.  The CTC has not had a gathering in San Bernardino in over 10 years.  The group has been a co-sponsor of this event for many years, it is budgeted, and Inland Action will continue support.

Advocacy work by committees was discussed.  Letitia White will have the 2019 Congressional Calendar by the end of next month and we will also have election results.  It was recommended that a good draft of both Federal and State issues be ready before the end of the year.  Time for committee work has been scheduled for the meetings on November 6, 2018 and December 4, 2018.  Louis Goodwin will contact the Monday Morning Group to request a joint meeting at Inland Action on December 4th with Committee Chairs.

The beginning of the year will be busy with committee work, trip preparation and our Annual Meeting.    It was suggested that the traditional Strategic Planning Retreat, held when a new Chairman is elected, be conducted at an extended Annual Meeting.  Members will be asked to schedule 2 hours for our meeting on January 15, 2019.

The historic, fully restored and intact business cars from BNSF have been made available to us through representative LaDonna DiCamillo for our meeting on November 13th.  They will supply a full breakfast for the group and members are encouraged to bring a guest.  The train will likely be at the San Bernardino Station and Rsvp’s will be needed.   More details will follow shortly.

Ken Coate, Environment Committee Chair represented Inland Action in Sacramento at the Delta WaterFix hearing on October 26, 2018.  Appreciation was expressed for his efforts and travel for this important hearing.

Kristine Scott and Ken Coate recused themselves.

Revised bylaw language regarding members holding an elected office and a draft of a “Conflict Management Plan for Elected Officials” were distributed.  Members holding an elected office would be required to complete a conflict of interest form.  These will be taken to the membership for approval.

Meeting adjourned 8:40 a.m.