Minutes: February, 2015 SEN Board Meeting

Date/Time: Tuesday February 10, 2015, 7:00pm  Location: Good Samaritan Eugene Village 3500 Hilyard Street

Attending: Heather Sielicki: President, Madronna Holden: Vice President Board Members:  Deborah Hebert, David Saul, Leonard Epstein, Deborah Noble, Emily Fox, Lealan Swanson,  and Steve Chadick  also 1 Neighbor:  Duncan Rhodes

Total Attendance: 10

Meeting Convened : 7:02 pm

I.  Announcements

No Announcements

II.  Updates on Current Projects


Heather reported on  several projects she has been working on:

  • 4J parent organizations in the Southeast Eugene schools meeting  on 2/25 at Camas Ridge School to explore how they can improve communication and coordinate their efforts (details at https://www.smore.com/11×42)
  • Safe Routes To School is  also meeting on 2/25 at Spencer Butte Middle School. to discuss improving safety for student commuters. Expecting that there will be some concerns about traffic near the Parker school site due to the Charlemagne French Immersion moving there.
  • A tabletop exercise to improve emergency preparedness in case of a wildfire disaster is scheduled for 2/28 from 10am – 1pm  at the Hilyard Center.  This is part of a nationwide program of disaster preparedness exercises called “Formidable Footprint”

David reported on current publications. Our newsletter was delivered to the printer  on 2/9  and the latest  eNewsletter was sent out on 2/10.

Len reported that the Tugman tree planting  work party is scheduled for 2/21.  David and Debbie will put out the work party signs at the park at  least 1 day in advance.

Lealan and Deborah reported on the Neighborhood/Applicant meeting they attended about the proposed Chemotee Trails PUD. The board agreed that we would not take any position  on the PUD since no application has been filed yet.


III  Planning for March General Meeting

The meeting is scheduled for March 10  and  we agreed to focus on gardening.  We will allocate time at the beginning for a  salad focused potluck and invite several local organizations to table. After allowing some time for public comments and announcements Heather provide a neighborhood update report and we will have an election to ratify the charter update and our board statements to the city council. After the election we will have a brief presentation on a garden related topic followed by Q&A/Discussion.

Contacting These Organizations about tabling:

  • Heather – School Garden Project , North American Butterfly Assoc.
  • Madronna –  NCAP, Beyond Toxics
  • Duncan Rhodes agreed to contact Friends of Trees  about tabling

Steve will work on arranging the presentation –  enlisting a presenter and  facilitating  powerpoint etc..  Possible presenters   John Inda (Have A Garden Again) , Heiko Koester ,John Fischer, Master Gardeners

Lealan will obtain a seasonal planting chart and try to obtain seed packet donations.

Heather will arrange for extra bowls and forks though we will ask people to bring their own.

David will prepare some extra copies of the eNewsletter to distribute at the meeting  and also prepare ballots for the election

Tentative Schedule:

  • 6 -7 pm  Salad Potluck  and tabling
  • 7-7:15 Announcements
  • 7:15 -7:30  Neighborhood Update Report & Elections
  • 7:30 – 7:45 Gardening Presentation
  • 7:45 – 8:30  Q&A/Discussion

Space is available for community organizations and groups who would like to table. Reserve space at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084fa5ab2ba13-southeast1

Meeting Adjourned  at 8:20 pm