City of Wheaton Community Relations Commission met Aug. 7.
Here is the minutes provided by the commission:
I. Call to Order
III. Roll Call
Colleen Attwell ABSENT
Marcella Incarnati ABSENT
Shayne Moore ABSENT
Alex Mayster ABSENT
Erica Nelson (Virtual)
IV. Approval of Minutes
Minutes approved for July meeting
V. Citizens to be Heard
Shevali Trividi joined us and gave us an overview of Giving Dupage. We are looking at potential alliances in future, including leveraging and optimizing volunteer databases/resources. ACTION: review website, save the date for their various events include Dupage Nonprofit Conference in October and Volapalooza breakfast in November. (ALL)
ACTION: Sign up as an organization with Giving Dupage (Forrest).
VI. Continuing Business
Finance / Social Media Reports / Other Meeting Reports
Finance: Gail Forrest updated the team on the anticipated budget and requested budget for 2020. Social Media: NO REPORT
Since Sandy McKeen has resigned, Gail Forrest updated the team on YTD sponsors. Many thanks to Milton Township, Dry City, Wheaton Bank, Downtown Wheaton Association and the Chamber of Commerce.
Festival of Cultures
ACTION: Coordinate with Alex on Festival Brochure and getting back to sponsors on ad requirements. (Forrest)
ACTION: Schedule conference call with Moore, Asta, Nelson to review communications action plan and status. (Forrest)
Make a Difference Day
Giving Dupage presented. Visiting Dupage PADS to partner for MADD. subcommittee.
Good Citizens of the Year
Sivak will join this
Spoke with Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans Development Director Emily Kehoe.
meeting for first week in September. Want to explore opportunities with local Café Liberty – culinary training program for veterans located at 120 E. Liberty Drive. Purpose is to help unemployed or underemployed veterans find gainful employment in the culinary industry at no cost to the student.
VII. New Business
National Night Out: WCRC supported the Wheaton Police Department in this initiative and handed out Festival of Culture flyers and WCRC brochures to numerous families, great response.
We sadly received resignations from Sandra McKeen (effective immediately) and Julie Kulovits (effective October 1.) We thank both of them for their service to the organization and wish them the best.
ACTION: Approach at least one person to invite them for membership! (ALL)
Adjourned at 8:42 pm.