Minutes - Information Committee

ECIA Information Committee

Minutes of April 17, 2018 Meeting

The meeting was called to order by Chair Gershon Siegel at 7:10 pm.

Members present were Gershon Siegel and Dag Ryen.  Others present were staff coordinator Courteney Handy and observers Ann Salzmann and Cheryl Shields.

The committee approved recommending Ann Salzmann, who has attended several meetings, to the board as a permanent member of the committee.

The committee reviewed webmaster Jack Arnold’s report.  There are still glitches in the host software preventing the creation of graphics for the report, but the numbers remain fairly constant.  There are currently more than 800 member households that receive Vistas electronically.  About half of these subscribers open that email.

The committee discussed the redesign of the ECIA website.  Handy reported that staff will be soliciting bids from at least three vendors.  Informal estimates have already been received from HOAMCO and Trond Peersen.

The committee discussed improvements to the ECIA/HOAMCO welcome packet.  The committee consensus is that an overview document of some kind, perhaps a pamphlet conveying the most significant and useful information would be appropriate.  Committee members will continue to work on this issue this summer.

The committee brain-stormed content for the June issue of Vistas.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:37 pm.

Acting Secretary Dag Ryen, Apr. 20, 2018