7-14–21 meeting starting at 6:34 pm

Attendees: Chris Saracino, Dan Burghoff, Brian Winkler, Jennifer Gianino, Cathy Buckingham, Lynn Marie Alexander, Liz Pulliam, Jim Barnthouse, Joe Aromando, Anne Marie Lummetta

Minutes of last meeting motion to accept by Buckingham, second by Barnthouse, approved unanimously

Guest speaker: Fr. Jack Seifert

  • Introductions
  • Talked through what Hill 2000 was founded to do and what it does today
  • Recent developments, challenges, accomplishments and upcoming events covered

Treasurer

Tentatively negative cash flow specific to month of June, expected with vendor payments due in June but noting fundraising events on the horizon

  • All caught up on accounting of payments for items sold at center, more real time sales-COGS accounting in the future
  • Receipt of sponsorship funds by the Piazza Imo Concert Series

Safety Committee

  • Met on June 24th
  • 60+ enrolled in Ring camera surveillance list
  • “Good Neighbor” problem property initiative work continues

Hill Neighborhood Center

  • Lynn Marie suggested continuing to foster donated items for sale in the center, noting the maker of the goods will be promoted at point of sale
  • Suggesting items like replica vintage Hill 2000 flags, immigrant statues, etc. continue to be promoted in the future
  • Reopening fundraising opportunity possibilities specifically to fund initiatives at the center

Beautification Committee

  • Have a painter lined up for the fire hydrant painting (colors and text), very reasonable price submitted
  • Water dept. noted that the tops must stay current color
  • Berra/Garagiola statue discussion focused on Hill 2000’s role, need for decision on site, who would “own” the statue 
  • Mural at Volpi in work

Website

  • Jen will email Nick for promoting upcoming events on the website

Newsletter

  • Membership count currently ~590
  • Newsletter frequency planned to return to monthly starting with August distribution

Upcoming Events

  • Piazza Concert Series – July 17th, ticket information available on www.piazzaimo.com
  • Giro della Montagna will return this September – initial meeting held with Gateway Cup event organizer, exploring food, drink and shirt sale options
  • Italian Heritage Festival planning underway, have already begun soliciting for volunteers 
  • Exploring a possible alternative format for post-parade
  • Christmas on the Hill in early discussions

Old Business

  • Revisit of Garagiola/Berra statue proposal, asking for use of Hill 2000 501c3 status for purposes of fundraising; have asked for a formal proposal to support/inform a motion

New Business

  • Discussion on future state of association owned property on Shaw

Meeting close 8:56: motion Barnthouse, second Pulliam