LHCA May Board Meeting Minutes

LADERA HEIGHTS CIVIC ASSOCIATION

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING MINUTES

Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 6:30pm

Virtual Meeting Via Zoom


Directors present: David Oliver, Brian Hale, Sr., Blake Wilson, Ronald Woods, Rick Aldridge,

Florence Ochi, Ruth Lawrence, Treva Miller, John McWhirter, Ronni Cooper, Ran Craycraft,

Stewart Gilbert, and Dominique Nasr-Thompson


Directors absent: Alma Fowlkes


Advisors present: Tracie Lyons (Emeritus), Dorothy Harris (Emeritus), Sandra Goldsmith

(Emeritus), Lisa Flenoury, and Olivia Patterson-Ryans


Advisor absent: Miles Griffith


The meeting was called to order at 6:48 pm by President David Oliver.


  1. I. Approval of Minutes: On motion duly made and seconded, the Minutes of April 9, 2020 were approved.

  2. II. Financial Report: Treasurer Ronald Woods presented the Financial Report for the following period: April 1, 2020 – April 30, 2020. On motion duly made and seconded, the Board approved said Financial Report.

  3. III. Membership Report: Blake Wilson reported new LHCA membership, with 6 members registering online and 6 members registering via regular mail.

  4. IV. Marketing & Communications and April Member Meeting: Ran Craycraft presented on Marketing & Communications and updated the Board on the following subjects: the LHCA’s digital reach for the month of April 2020; the upcoming Virtual Town Hall meeting for the month of May 2020; the LHCA Blog; Member Planet data; various automation efforts such as creating a Google G suite account and creating distribution lists for the Board; COVID in Ladera; and Next Steps for the Board.

  5. V. Code of Conduct: Vice President Brian Hale presented the proposed LHCA Code of Conduct developed by the Code of Conduct subcommittee. The Board conferred regarding the proposed Code of Conduct, the language contained therein, and whether removal of a Director is permitted under the Corporations Code. Mr. Hale indicated that further research should be conducted at this time and the Board would resume discussion upon completion of such research.

  6. VI. Bylaws: On motion duly made and seconded, the Board approved amendments to Sections 4.4(d) and 7.11(a) of the Bylaws.

  7. VII. New Business: The Board conferred regarding the anticipated closure of the Marina Del Rey Sherriff’s Station and the adverse impact this would have on the community. In addition, the Board discussed the possibility of engaging a corporate sponsor to host an event for the community, with the proceeds being raised for charity.

Meeting adjourned at 8:34 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Dominique Nasr-Thompson, Secretary