NorthWestdale Neighborhood Association
Meeting - October 9, 2006
I Meeting called to order by Tony quite promptly at 7:02.
II Committee Reports
Treasurer’s Report – We have $5222 in our
account. We just donated $200 to the church for our
meetings. We bring in on average about $1200 in dues. We
plan to do better this year. Projected expenses would include
resupplying our community response bin and repairing the bin itself,
donations and newsletter costs. Other budget items should
probably be looked over by a committee. Audrey volunteered to
work on this Budget/Planning Committee as long as she will be joined by
someone west of Barrington and someone east of Barrington.
Neighborhood Business Directory – Tony brought up
the idea to raise money for the association. Pete had collected
about 15 neighbor surveys for service providers. We could also
have the service providers donate a percent to a community
project. There could also be advertising in the directory to
raise funds or we could even take donations and give an acknowledgement
in the directory. We will add a page to the newsletter to have
neighbors give us information on the services they provide for this
Santa Monica Airport Forum – Martin Rubin reported
that all 10 candidates for the SM Council attended this event, the
second annual forum. The candidates seemed quite interested in
the Airport and the issues residents have. The group will be
endorsing certain candidates in the future.
III Block Captains Needed – Several blocks east of
Barrington need captains as well as most blocks west of
Barrington. We will try to reach out in a friendly manner to
encourage more involvement. An Outreach Committee will be formed
to work to include our extended boundaries.
IV Dues – Our collecting campaign begins now.
We will attach an envelope (addressed to the block captain) and a short
note to the next newsletter. The block captains should keep track
of which neighbors participate in our dues drive.
V Parliamentary Procedure – When issues are brought
up to have our association make a donation, it takes several
months. The amounts of donations will be under the Budget
There is a motion to donate $200 to Martin Rubin and his organization. It was seconded and passed with a majority.
VI Crime Report – On Clarkson, a garage was
burglarized earlier in the year. July 4th, a fire was set in
trash bins. More recently, an unfamiliar car sat with headlights
on for quite a long time. Discussion followed regarding security
systems and other crime deterrents. Calling neighbors to alert
VI Giant Garage Sale – Saturday, October 21 is the
big day. Maps will be at each location. Hours are 8:00 –
VII Mar Vista Community Council – Funding
Neighborhood Newsletters passed the council to reach out to Apartment
VIII New Business
New Community Emergency Response Training will be starting in October.
Tree Planting begins 9:00 on Saturday, October 28 at St. John’s Church on National.
Invite Councilman Bill Rosendahl to December meeting. He has benn supportive on airport issues
IX Adjourn at 8:11.