NWNA January 8, 2007 Meeting Minutes
I Meeting called to order at 7:10pm.
II Guest from Mar Vista Neighborhood Association
reported on several home burglaries, one was an armed home invasion.
III Identity Theft Speaker
Lou Marek is a neighbor and fraud expert for businesses. He spoke
about the proliferation of identity theft. Never give out
driver’s license or social security number out. If you do, ask
how it will be secured. Never leave your computer on
unattended. Shred any confidential documents that come in the
mail before discarding. Contact info: 310.479-0850.
IV Security Patrol – Security Systems
They patrol our Westdale area and provide a 24-hour
response service. They also provide home alarms and chaperone
service. We will include more information in the next newsletter.
V Spring Event
To have more community outreach, we could organize an event each
quarter to have neighbors get together to be more familiar with each
other. We could organize something around Richland Elementary
School. Seasonal activities could include a Christmas house
decorating contest, movie nights, and a Halloween parade. Bahaa, our
vice-president, will be heading this up.
The February 13th Mar Vista Neighborhood Council is offering us a table
at the Stakeholders meeting with all the pizza and salad you can eat.
The Council will also donate $1000 for these community outreach
VI Budget Meeting Update
The committee created a draft of yearly expenses,
about $3500 and our income, about $4000. It became apparent that
the collection of dues is falling short of projection. Every
block captain needs to follow through on collecting from each home in
both our new and our old boundary areas.
VII Block Captain List
An updated list will be distributed to each captain with the next batch of newsletters.
VIII Guest Speaker – Air Pollution & Weather