Board of Directors

Regular Meeting -- September 20, 2020

The Board of Directors held its regular monthly meeting at 2007 Bert Avenue, Austin, TX 78704, starting at 2:38 pm. The following directors (constituting a quorum of the full board) were present at the meeting: President Kathy Lee, Secretary John McGarey (by phone), Treasurer Penny Chambers (by phone and Kim Pillsbury. The following directors were absent: Lia Nelson. Robert McGarey (Executive Director) and Sammm Younse were also present at the meeting.

Reading of Mission Statement and Approval of Minutes

The Mission Statement was read aloud at the beginning of the meeting. Minutes from the March meeting were read aloud and approved.

Executive Director's Report

GoodwheelChairs. David Blackwell has moved to Virginia, so GoodwheelChairs is on hiatus for now, with Bob doing the basics when he has time.

Finances. We have $6K in the bank, with Bob & Lia both withholding checks for $1K, so that really leaves $5K. We don't have to pay insurance until February. Personal Growth Sessions are down a bit.

Repairs. Carpenter bees are causing problems on the porch and its really bad. We need to remove the wood pile, which is attracting wood bees. Bill Kemp is going to come over and kill the bees then we are going to paint the porch, plus Frederick will repair the wood structure of the porch.  He's $35/hr so its going to cost "a lot" but we can't not do it.

What Bob is Doing. Bob is working on balancing the checkbooks in order to get the 990's done by November 15th. He is also putting a priority on taking care of his health so he stays healthy for himself and the Center. He's also working with AHP to manage his responsibilities there and help them succeed as well. The person AHP is hiring may be able to help with the Center, too, possibly.

Member Request. Sonny called and would like to be buried at the center someday. The board said she needs to do some research before we can agree.

Renters. Some of the renters are behind on their service to the HPC, even though we aren't adding on more expectations every month. Board decided to provide a clear list of things that need to be done to the people who are in deficit and expect them to be caught up by a certain date.  Kim suggested providing extra credit for the things that need to be done most -- possibly double or triple credit. Kathy, Penny, Sam and Bob are going to get together on Tuesday to figure out specifics of what needs to be done. The goal right now is to get everyone caught up and tell them that we need them to catch up by a certain date.

Since there was no further business, the meeting adjourned at around 4:00 pm.

Minutes submitted by John McGarey, Secretary, September 20, 2020.