Community Association Advisory Board
Meeting Minutes- July 10, 2008 7:00 PM
Alamance Presbyterian Church
Attendees: Lonnie Baxley,
Dan Donovan, Harold Garrett, Aaron
Harris, , David Gearhart, Aaron
Harris, Sue McElroy, Denise Osborne,
Nan Riddle, Dan Rogers
Minutes were from 05/08/08 were read and approved.
Rosemarie reported a balance $1562 in the treasury.
Joe Andrews reported that he is working to determine which members have
paid dues. The group agreed
that dues would be due each January for the year.
The dues for advisory members are $25.
The dues for general members are $15.
The group agreed that the general member
Kyle spoke about the Group 4 Democratic Communities.
The group was founded last summer.
Ed and Marty
had done work abound anti-racism, schools and various causes.
Marty received an inheritance.
Xxxx was just hired as a full time staff person.
The second grant cycle will be this fall.
Kyle and xxxx were very complementary of our group.
They will be holding a workshop on community organizing on Saturday July
19th . They are working
with a group in Ashville, NC
who wants to raise the minimum wage. It will be 9 AM- 1PM on 1214 Grove Street (the “Hive”) in the
Glenwood community. Sue will be
attending and we reserved.
Darin covered the new committee structure.
He encouraged participation.
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Dan Donovan met with Bob
Saunders, an attorney has asked to represent our organization.
Bob suggested that we create two organizations (501c3 and 501c4) and run
this as a dual status organization.
Bob Saunders suggested the name Southeast Guilford Foundation be used for
the 501C3/non-profit organization. Dan suggested that we use this organization
for funding. The Board members can
be the same in both organizations.
The funds have to be kept separate between the two organizations.
David suggested that Dan Donovan become a member of the 501c3
organization. Bob suggested that
total fees would be under $2,500.
At the last Board of Directors meeting,
it was approved to begin to establish a 501c3 organization for the
purpose of receiving grants and tax exempt donations to benefit the
Southeast Guilford area.
The filing fees of $750-900 would be the entire commitment at this time.
There was general agreement that we mostly operate as a 501c3 and we need
to create that organization. There
was a lot of discussion and concern about whether we need to retain the 501c4
Harold reported on the committee that is meeting after the advisory
meeting tonight. He asked for other
Darin reported that a large tract of land north
of Field-Horney Road
has been listed for sale.
Dave met with Bill Agapion and is his daughter, Irene Palomeris and
presented some ideas that can not be shared.
They have shown some interest.
Dave discussed some things that would
be detrimental to our community such as bars and massage parlors.
Dave suggested that they come to our committee meeting.
She agreed to come to a meeting and speak to our group.
Dan Rogers suggested that we create an adhoc committee.
Dave agreed and wanted to schedule the meeting first.
Dave reported that Brantley-Tillman is working 7 days a week to complete
the Food Line by mid-December. Work
has started on the sewer that will serve both the Food
and the Lowes Center.
Dave also read a letter from Sandy Weathersby showing their commitment to
building the Lowes store just as soon as the DOT begins work on the exit from
Dave also reported that
FOCA will be contributing around $500 to our organization.
The Alamance Community Lions Club will also be making a contribution.
Two other developers have promised donations.
These monies will help our group to pay for the legal costs for becoming
Meeting adjourned at 8:55 PM
Dan Rogers, secretary
SGCA Advisory Committee meeting: August 14, 7 PM at Alamance Presbyterian
Next Board meeting:
August 6, 7 PM at Alamance Presbyterian Church