LARABA Meeting Minutes May 2009

LARABA Meeting Minutes May 2009

Board Meeting Minutes

May 4th, 2009

ArtShare L.A., 6:30pm


Present:  Jonathan Jerald, Joseph Pitruzelli. Mark Free, Tim Keating, Ed Fuentes, Steve Allwright, Bob Scott, Kathryn Hargreaves, John Saslow, Diane Arterian


  1. Meeting called to order:  6:38
  2. Approval of Last Meeting (March 30) Minutes: John proposed amending to include an indication that Ed Fuentes was awarded the prize ($500) for logo design.  Other winners were F. Miles, $75.00, C. Day, S. Vhong, $50.00

Ed moved to approve, John seconded, passed unanimously.

John moved to approve minutes from Monday, March 2nd.  Steve seconded, unanimous approval

  1. Public Comment:  None
  2. Old Business:
    1. Welcome new board members:  Joseph Pitruzelli, Edgar Varela, Elizabeth Peterson
    2. Discussion of Padua Playwright’s Loan of $5000:  Previous minutes reviewed and it was determined loan is not due to be repaid until October.
  3. New Business:
    1. Downtown Dog Rescue request for $1000:  no one present to speak for this item:  discussion deferred
    2. Event committee/planning committee to be assigned for two upcoming events:

1.      Meet Your Community Leaders Art Show:  scheduled for June 4th:  Discussion:  agreed by consensus to move to third week in September, Mark Walsh to take the lead in organizing

2.      Joel Bloom Memorial Block Party, scheduled for Saturday, July 18th:  Discussion:  this will happen as scheduled, LARABA to sponsor, agreed by consensus: Jonathan and Joseph to coordinate with Jan Perry’s office, solicit vendors, obtain permits

  1. Next meeting scheduled for Monday, June 1st, same time and place:  everyone reminded meetings are always the 1st Monday of each month at ArtShare and all board members should note that in their schedules.