January 2015 LoDoNA Board Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

OF THE LOWER DOWNTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION

HELD January 12, 2015

Pursuant to proper notice, a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Lower Downtown Neighborhood Association was held on January 12, 2015 beginning at 5:30 p.m.  The meeting was adjourned at 6:31 pm.  In attendance were: Andrew Guerra, Kelly Dick, Terry Hershey, Josh Davies, Lara Davies, Joyce Lozow, Carol Pike, Christine Santucci, Cat Tatman, and Mike West.

Josh Davies, President, chaired the meeting and Secretary, Lara Davies, recorded the minutes.

Minutes: Terry made a motion that we approve the December minutes.  Carol seconded.  All were in favor and the motion passed.

Holiday Project:  We raised about $8K more than last year without a match and had way more contributors because of the direct mail campaign.  Overall a success!

Joyce is going to have a night for those that would like to look at the Holiday Project going forward.   What does the future of this look like?

Annual Meeting:

We will be doing our meeting on March 3rd in the Union Station on the lower level.  Perhaps we have the meeting first and then have a reception in the Terminal bar or Cooper Lounge?

Maybe reception in terminal bar or cooper lounge and then meeting downstairs

The theme will be Lodo, our Five star neighborhood.  We will discuss five things that are happening in the neighborhood. Each speaker will get five minutes. 

1.    Train to airport - Transport

2.    Grocery store - Food

3.    East West Partner bike trail/tracks for storing bikes - Wellness

4.    Zi block – Retail/Hotel Development

5.    MCA speaker – Culture

We hope to get about 150 there in theatre style seating.  We will also give a brief state of the neighborhood and do awards during the presentation from 5:30-6:30.  We should have some tables set up for the speakers to have some materials.  The reception will follow at 7:30.  We will need to have a group who can help direct traffic. 

Christine and Cat will look to see if we should do our poster through MaxSpa, PostNet, or someone else.

We will also get the ad in the Downtown Denver News – February edition. 

Sopra Communities and Alpine Bank are in as sponsors.  We need to ask Bouquets, Union Station Neighborhood, Downtown Denver Partnership, Oxford, Kentwood, and UMB.  Christine will ask Morgan Stanley.

President’s Update:

The January WeeBOT will be January 29th at Orange Theory Fitness in conjunction with LoDo Links. 

Bill Chrismer is resigning from LoDo District and LodoNA.  We will need a WeeBOT Director.  Perhaps TJ spearheads this and Carol works under him for support?

We could possibly bring on two more board members.  If you think of someone let Josh know.

Josh is stepping down as President and will stay on the board as President Emeritus. 

Announcements: Another charter chool should be opening soon – details to come.

Next Meeting - The meeting was adjourned at 6:31 pm and the next meeting will be March 9, 2015 at 5:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted, Lara Davies, Secretary