Minutes West Norwalk Association Board of Directors Meeting
January 8, 2008
Directors in Attendance: Ron Paladino, Joel Zaremby, Jim Hirshfield, Jim Forcellina, Bob Wagman, Chris Potts, Charles Wilhelm, Regina Krummel.
Visitors: Betty Lovastik, Lorin Paine, Millie Lovas, George Lovas.
Meeting called to order at 7:36 pm in Room 217 at NCC.
Minutes from December meeting accepted.
Treasurers’ report reflected a balance of $6,143.70 with Dolce and mailing still to be paid. About $1750.00.
Jim Forcellina will revise his fund solicitation letter and circulate this week. There will be one letter reflecting the work being done on the flooding issues aimed at the residents affected but have not paid dues as well as being set up to entice members who did not attend Holiday party to pay 2008 dues. We need to get this letter out prior to next meeting. Chip will provide labels for mailing.
Jim Forcellina strongly requested that someone step up (either on the board or not) as Membership Manager. Chip will create a structure of how to manage membership development.
We had 4 visitors from New Canaan who are affected by the same flood issues West Norwalk residents are. They asked our advice and if they can work jointly with us. Bob Wagman gave update stating that Moccia is doing nothing and perhaps Larry Cafaro will get money from Hartford. Bob again stressed the need for more people to get involved in managing this issue, not just him. With Bill Krummel and Andy Conroy attending our next meeting it was agreed to try to get Andy Conroy to coordinate the effort. Joel requested that Bob Duff be brought up to speed on the issues.
Jim Forcellina suggested sending a follow up letter to people who receive assistance from the WNA requesting they pay their dues. He will circulate this letter as well.
Chip Wilhelm will create a letter complimenting the DPW for work done on West Norwalk road to be published in newspapers. This can help our effort in future endeavors and needs from them.
It was agreed that the spring mailing cost be split with the Meeting House which will include a letter from them. Chip also suggested moving our meetings to the meeting house but many of us have parking concerns and it has been tabled. This was brought up in case we have a conflict of interest over the building of the new nursing center at NCC.
The next meeting will be on February 4, 2008.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:40 pm.