BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING - March 26th 2002
Board Members Present: Marilyn Wandry, Dianne Juhl, Debbie Brockman, Ramalina Steiner, Helen Todhunter and Laurie Adamson.
Board Members Excused: Dayle Crane, Claire Bradley, Martha Voorhees, Denise Thomson, Cheryl Graf, Susan Vitale-Olson, Pete Ball and Rick Wilson
Board Members Not Excused: Martin Knott, Sue Shultz
Others Present: Joan Taie (Administrative Coordinator).
Debbie Brockman called the meeting to order.
I. Approval of Minutes: February minutes were approved.
II. Financial Report: Volunteer sheets were turned in. A P&L statement for 3/20/01 - 3/20/02 was provided and explained by Joan Taie.
III. Committee Reports
A. Program -- Next Meeting on the 17th at noon @ the YWCA. Award nomination deadline is extended to April 12th. Still looking for speakers for the Summit (When DV and Culture Collide). If you know some that would be interested in speaking at the summit bring them to the meeting.
B. Community Education-- Still in need of another co-chair. Sue Shultz said she would be one if someone else would help. There is training at the county 4/11 8:30-noon at the Givens Center in Port Orchard. It will be one session only this time - entitled DV in the Workplace. Laurie is going to cover the need for the speaking event on June 18th. It is for the SK Kiwanis group at the Club House Grill on Mile Hill at 7:30 A.M.
2. Topic Specific Workgroups
a. Bridging the Gap: Meeting this Thursday, Judges Roundtable went very well and they plan on having another one in a couple of months.
b. Faith Community Action Group: There was a meeting but not many were there. Still very productive. Worked on their goals contacting churches. Brainstormed on funding, contacts for churches. Discussed pledge card if appropriate. They will be fine-tuning at the next meeting in April. Debbie reported that the mailing to churches for hotel funds got little response.
c. Substance Abuse Providers: Working on implementing a protocol for the CD agency. Now the perps get a list and are to pick a TX from it. Then they go to whom they pick and there is no communication between the TX and the agency. The perps figure out how to fool the TX through tests etc. And usually they come back with a letter saying "doing great and needs no further treatment".
d. RESPECT Kitsap Youth: No report.
e. Perpetrator Treatment/Victim's Services: Two BPD officers came and talked to us. TX are always hearing from their clients "BPD didn't get it right" "that isn't the way it went". So we asked them how they ask questions and write up reports. We found out that the Police do get it right!
f. Minority Services - There was 6 pages of minutes from the last meeting. Joan is going to email them to the board. Dianne is going to ask Oudy to start emailing them to Joan too so they can be emailed out/put on website. The big topic is still the difficulty for Police responding to non-English speaking. Minorities cannot even get reports on paper. Tim Lopez from the BPD committed to subcontracting and paying $40 per hour (State rate for State certified). Recording statements and later having them translated was an idea but they would have to sign a release and there again they would need a translator for that. El Centre is up and running and doing great. Benny Meyers and Tim Young are Japanese Translators. They are in need of funds for developing RG's with more pictures and graphics so they can be universal.
Membership - Dianne asked about the membership application that was received late. She wanted to know if the board could follow-up with her. Debbie said that right now there are no openings but Denise should send out a follow-up letter. Also, John Wise from Westsound treatment is interested in information/application for the DV Board membership.
IV. Old Business
A. Community Mobilization Survey: There have been 6 surveys returned. Everyone needs to place another follow-up call to those that they recommended. Joan will be sending out the DV stress balls to those that were sent a survey along with a thank you letter. A friendly reminder will be included in the letter along with another copy of the survey.
B. RG Distribution - Debbie will be bringing RG's to the next meeting for board members to distribute. Joan distributed some to the Women's clinic (Bresaw, Zapata etc.) they were thrilled with them and thought they would really help the nurses. Debbie said the TF had contacted and met with them before but they probably have had a staff turnover since then. We need to get invited to Medical Association meetings.
V. New Business - Laurie is going to bring stats regarding poverty/ethnicity and DV. Statistics Dianne had, stated 70% of all DV victims are in poverty. Debra Gates is another good resource for DV and the wealthy. Debbie recommended a couple of good books - "Nickels and Dimes" and Barbara Ironrich's "Not Getting By in America" She is willing to loan them out to Board members.
VII. Meeting Adjourned
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