Minutes - Information Committee

Minutes of the Information Committee Meeting August 12, 2019

Draft:  May be subject to revision.

Present:  Pam Henline (Chair), Lee Chiacos, Bill Dunning, DiAna Gutierrez, David Sorkin (Board Liaison) Layout Producer Sandra Vreeland, guests Christa Chiacos, Julia Kinney (Flora & Fauna) and Paul Fink.

July Minutes were accepted with corrections and approved.  Introductions of guests were made.

The status of Web implementation company was discussed.  New web design needs to be worked on by at least three people.  It must be easy to use.  Cost, staff and time will be discussed by office.  Will it be ADA compliant?  Have recommended vendors been vetted by Board?

Follow-up on Old Business:  Welcome Packet discussed.  Suggestion made to present information in the style of a brochure.  August Vistas was reviewed.  Bill Dunning suggested a change in font to Roman and new font was accepted going forward by committee, headlines and style choice were discussed.  Printing and timing for September issue discussed.  Request was made to Board via David Sorkin to have Board Actions sent to Layout Producer on morning of Board meeting.

Makeup of September and October issue of Vistas:  Headlines for September issue were worked on together and decision was made to use ragged right margins and will be implemented in future issues.  The Editorial Policy was discussed in relation to letter submitted by Board Secretary Bernardo Monsarrat.  An article from a student at our community school was suggested (300 words).

The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 PM. 

Articles for October are due September 5, 2019.  The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 9, 2019.

Respectfully submitted,

DiAna Gutierrez