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IT IS A PLEASURE

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TO SEE EVERYONE.

[Community Multicultural Commission on October 21, 2021.]

HI, IT'S SO GOOD TO SEE.

I'M SORRY.

I FIRST, I'M GOING TO OPEN BY READING OUR MISSION STATEMENT, THE MISSION OF THE GIRL, SYDNEY GIRL, AND COMMUNITY MULTIPLE.

SO COMMISSION IS TO MAXIMIZE THE POTENTIAL INCLUSION AND QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ALL CITIZENS IN THE CITY OF GARMIN.

BY INCREASING THE NUMBER OF CITIZENS WE EDUCATE AND INVOLVE AND WHAT THE CITY OF BERLIN HAS TO OFFER TO ENSURE THAT EVERY CITIZEN, REGARDLESS OF ETHNIC RACIAL, RELIGIOUS, OR CULTURAL BACKGROUND FEELS WELCOMED IN THE COMMUNITY NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESSES OR PLACES.

I LOVE BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING A WELCOME.

OUR FIRST GIRDER BUSINESSES FEEL PROVEN THAT DID EVERYONE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO READ THE MINUTES FROM THE AUGUST MEETING? DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY AMENDMENTS OR REVISIONS? I NEED A MOTION TO APPROVE.

SECOND MOTION IS MINDY.

SECOND IS JENNIFER ALL IN FAVOR.

AYE.

AYE.

OPPOSED.

THE MINUTES ARE APPROVED.

WE ARE GOING TO CHANGE THE ORDER OF OUR PRESENTATIONS THIS EVENING AT THE REQUEST OF THE JUNETEENTH GROUP SO THAT THEY CAN SPEAK FIRST BECAUSE SOMEONE WAS NOT AVAILABLE THIS YEAR TO REPRESENT THAT GROUP AND YOUR NAME.

GOOD EVENING.

SO I AM ANDY HESSER AND I'M THE MANAGING DIRECTOR FOR PARKS, RECREATION AND CULTURAL ARTS.

AND SO IT'S GREAT TO SEE AND MEET ALL OF YOU.

SOME OF YOU I KNOW ALREADY MOST OF YOU, I DO NOT.

SO I REALLY APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THIS EVENING AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE AGENDAS CHANGE WERE PUSHING 60 HOURS ALREADY THIS WEEK.

SO I'M GOING TO BE SO HONEST ABOUT THAT.

THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO JOIN US.

HE SAYS, I'M SURE YOU COULD BE DOING SOMETHING A LITTLE LESS THAN FIVE THAT'S ALL RIGHT.

WE DO FUN WORK AND GREAT WORK, AND WE'RE HAPPY TO SERVE THIS COMMUNITY.

AND THIS IS ANOTHER GREAT OPPORTUNITY.

SO I MAY RECAP A LITTLE BIT FOR THOSE THAT, UH, FROM THE LAST MEETING WHEN WE WERE ON THE AGENDA.

SO THE CITY STAFF HAS BEEN TASKED WITH, UM, TRYING TO HELP FACILITATE A COMMUNITY, UH, EVENT, UH, CENTERED AROUND JUNETEENTH.

UM, AND WE FEEL THAT IN ORDER TO DO THAT SINCE THAT IS NOT AN EVENT THAT HAS BEEN TYPICALLY A PART OF THE COMMUNITY-WIDE OR COMMEMORATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS WANT TO MAKE SURE WE HAD GOOD COMMUNITY FEEDBACK.

AND SO, UH, MITCH BATES, THE ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER, I'M SORRY, DEPUTY CITY MANAGER, LET'S PUT TOGETHER A NICE TEAM AND CONSORTIUM OF FOLKS, UH, INCLUDING THIS COMMISSION TO PROVIDE GOOD INPUT AND KIND OF A STEERING COMMITTEE.

AND THE CITY WILL ULTIMATELY KIND OF TAKE THE, THE SUPPORT ROLE AND THEN THE LOGISTICAL ROLE, UM, AND BASICALLY JUST FOLLOW WHERE THE COMMUNITY TAKES US.

AND SO WE'RE HERE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE, UH, HONORING THAT.

AND I SEE SOME FOLKS THAT ARE IN THE AUDIENCE.

SO IF THEY WANT TO SPEAK THAT I KNOW THAT HAVE ALREADY PROBABLY BEEN, UM, IN SOME OF THE DISCUSSIONS.

SO, UH, SO I'LL BE BRIEF WHERE WE'RE AT A POINT NOW WHERE I BELIEVE THE COMMITTEE HAS LOOKED AT, UM, A SURVEY THAT WE'D LIKE TO SEND OUT TO THE COMMUNITY AND IT IS OUT ALREADY.

AND SO IF ANYBODY CAN CONTINUE TO SHARE THAT WITH GROUPS THAT, YOU KNOW, PARTICULARLY, YOU KNOW, YOUR COMMUNITY GROUPS AND CHURCHES AND FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND COMMUNITY WIDE.

CAUSE I THINK THE MORE FEEDBACK, THE BETTER, UH, SO FAR WE'RE UP TO ABOUT 80, 83 RESPONDENTS, UM, 60 SOMETHING DIGITAL AND 20 SOMETHING PAPER.

UM, AND SO WE'LL GIVE THAT UNTIL NOVEMBER 22ND DEADLINE, AND THEN WE'LL COLLECT ALL OF THOSE KIND OF PUT TOGETHER SOMETHING, AND I'M SURE WE'LL BE BACK AND KIND OF DISCUSS THAT, BUT THAT'LL HELP US HAVE SOME KIND OF, UM, DIRECTION TO DISCUSS ON WHAT SHOULD THAT EVENT LOOK LIKE? WHAT SHOULD IT FEEL LIKE? WHAT'S THE TONE, WHAT'S THE MESSAGE.

WHAT'S THE EVENTS, THE ACTIVITIES.

AND EVENTUALLY IT'LL HAVE TO COME DOWN TO KIND OF LOGISTICS AND THAT'S KIND OF OUR, OUR WHEELHOUSE.

SO WE'LL BE HAPPY TO FACILITATE THAT.

SO, UH, THE ORIGINAL INTENT FOR IT BEING ON THE AGENDA, I THINK, WAS TO KIND OF GET AN OFFICIAL, UH, MOTION, UH, TO DISCUSS, UH, ENDORSEMENT AND SUPPORT FOR THIS EVENT.

UH, OR ANY OTHER THINGS THAT YOU GUYS SEE FIT.

UM, IN THAT REGARD WE'LL CERTAINLY, CERTAINLY TAKE IT, TAKE IT TO HEART.

SO WITH THAT, WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS I'LL BE AVAILABLE FOR THAT.

AND I'LL TELL YOU WHAT I KNOW SO FAR.

I WOULD PUT A QUESTION,

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PERHAPS SPEAK ACCORDING, WE'LL PICK YOU UP.

I JUST WANTED TO KNOW IF YOU COULD TELL ME HOW MANY SURVEYS HAVE CURRENTLY GONE OUT.

I KNOW YOU SAID SOME CHRONIC, SO WE'VE GOTTEN 23 PAPER BACK SINCE IT'S BEEN OUT.

SO IT'S BEEN, IT'S BEEN OUT, UM, DIGITALLY, AND THEN I THINK WE DIDN'T GET A CHANCE TO MAKE IT IN THE CITY PRESS CAUSE THE CUTOFF HAD ALREADY BEEN THERE.

SO I THINK WE GOT 61, UH, DIGITAL RESPONSES AND 23, I BELIEVE IN PAPER.

AND I THINK THAT'S BEEN IN A VERY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.

SO I'M HOPING WE'LL SEE A LOT MORE BY THE 22ND, NOVEMBER 22ND DEADLINE PAPER WENT OUT INSANE, WENT OUT, UH, SEVERAL HUNDRED.

OKAY.

UM, AND SO WE DISTRIBUTED THOSE IN VARIOUS PLACES AND THEN HAVE SOME DROPBOXES TO WHERE THOSE CAN BE RETURNED AND THE ADDRESSES ARE ON THAT.

UM, AND IF WE NEED MORE, WE'LL MAKE MORE AND TAKE THEM TO WHEREVER WE NEED TO TAKE THEM.

YEP.

HOW MANY WOULD YOU LIKE IF YOU HAVE ANY IDEA OF WHAT I DO NOT, YOU KNOW, IT'S ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT, UM, I THINK LOTS OF FEEDBACK IS ALWAYS GOOD.

THERE'LL BE A POINT WHERE YOU KIND OF START SEEING THE SAME INFORMATION OVER AND OVER, AND THEN YOU MIGHT HAVE A FEW IDEAS THAT MIGHT BE OUT THERE A LITTLE BIT.

THAT MAY NOT BE REALISTIC, BUT THAT'S OKAY.

I THINK THAT THE MORE, THE MORE YOU HAVE THE BETTER, SO WE DON'T REALLY HAVE A MAGIC NUMBER.

IT'S NOT LIKE IT'S INTENDED TO BE A STATISTICALLY VALID SURVEY.

UM, BUT I THINK THE WAY, YOU KNOW, FIVE SIMPLE QUESTIONS THAT KIND OF ALLOW PEOPLE TO GIVE THEIR OPINION ON IT, BECAUSE I THINK WHAT'S, WHAT'S MY OBSERVATION IS, YOU KNOW, BETWEEN, UM, GENERATIONS THAT MAY BE CLOSER CONNECTED TO THAT EVENT.

AND THOSE THAT ARE FURTHER AWAY FROM IT MAY HAVE DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES.

THEY MAY HAVE DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES OF HOW THAT WAS DISCUSSED IN THEIR HOME.

SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL OF THAT IS REPRESENTED AND THEN WE'LL COME BACK AND KIND OF DECIDE, ALL RIGHT, WHAT ARE THE OUT OF THAT FEEDBACK? WHAT DO WE FEEL IS FOR THE COMMUNITY THE MOST APPROPRIATE WAY FORWARD? SO MORE IS MORE IS BETTER.

OH, WITHOUT A DOUBT, I SHARED THE DIGITAL VERSION IN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP TODAY.

SO WANT TO SHARE IT, PLEASE DO.

SO IT'S GOT A QR CODE AND A LINK, SO IT'S ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE.

UM, ANYONE ELSE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? OKAY.

WE NEED A MOTION FOR SUPPORT FROM THE COMMUNITY MULTICULTURAL COMMISSION TO WORK WITH PARKS AND REC AND STEERING COMMITTEE ON CREATING THE JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION FOR 2022 MADAM CHAIR, I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION THAT WE SHOULD, THE CMC, THIS PROJECT HAS JUST FIT INTO OUR MISSION AND STATEMENT BASED ON MY 36 YEARS COMMUNITY SERVICE BESIDE MY FULL-TIME JOB, THIS IS A WONDERFUL IDEA.

I MAKE A MOTION FOR THE, UM, COMMUNITY CMC TO ACCEPT NOT ONLY TO SUPPORT, BUT PARTICIPATE 100%.

AND I HOPE THAT EVERYONE WILL AGREE WITH ME ON THIS PROJECT.

THE DOOR IS OPEN FOR THE CMC TO GET IN.

SO PLEASE GET OUR BOLT-ON AND COWBOY HATS OR WHATEVER, YOU KNOW, SO MY MOTION IS PARTICIPATE AND GET INVOLVED A LOT MORE.

I SECONDED.

THANK YOU, JENNIFER AND ELVIA ON FAVOR OPPOSE.

WE'LL BE DELIGHTED TO PARTICIPATE AND SUPPORT AND WE'RE ALL IN.

SO LET US KNOW HOW TO BE HELP.

THANK YOU.

WE'LL BE BACK AT THE NEXT TIME WITH MORE INFORMATION AND MORE UPDATES AND WE'LL SHARE THE RESULTS OF THE SURVEY AND MOVE FORWARD FROM THERE.

THE SHARE THE DIGITAL VERSION BECAUSE WE HAVE IT.

AND, UM, WE ALSO IN FRONT OF YOU HAVE THE PAPER VERSION.

SO IF YOU CAN SHARE IT IN YOUR OWN NETWORKS, BY EMAIL, BY FACEBOOK, BY LINKEDIN TWITTER, UH, I HOPE THAT WE GET LOTS OF FEEDBACK AND OF COURSE COMPLETED YOURSELF.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

AND PLEASE GO GET SOME REST, GET IT TOMORROW.

PROSPECTIVE MEDIA PROJECT FOR FISCAL YEAR 21, 22.

UM, SO WE NEEDED TO ESTABLISH AN AD HOC COMMITTEE ON THIS LADIES.

DID YOU WANT TO SHARE SOMETHING? UM, I WANT TO THANK THE MULTICULTURAL COMMISSION FOR ALLOWING THOSE OF US WHO HAVE INITIALLY GATHERED TOGETHER TO BE LIKE, UM,

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A KIND OF DUEL TO START UP THIS COMMISSION OR A FIRST EVER GARLAND JIM TECH CELEBRATION.

WE'RE SO EXCITED ABOUT IT.

UM, I ENCOURAGED EVERYONE TO GO OUT AND DO SOME READING SO THAT YOUTUBE CAN GET EXCITED.

OR YOUR FIRST TIME THAT YOUR, YOUR, UH, AD HOC COMMITTEE FROM THIS COMMISSION COMES IN, UH, IT'S GONNA BE A GREAT THING.

WE'RE HOPING TO ACTUALLY HAVE IT ON JUNE.

OKAY.

SO THAT'S A, THAT'S A SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

SO I WON'T, I WON'T TAKE UP ANY MORE OF YOUR TIME.

NO, NO, NO, PLEASE.

WE'RE SO GLAD YOU CAME.

AND WHAT IS YOUR NAME? DANIEL.

IT'S A PLEASURE TO MEET YOU.

GLENDA LYNN DANIELS.

I'M KIMBERLIN BANKS AND YOUR NAME.

MY NAME IS CASSANDRA COX.

WELL, MS. DANIELS AND MISCONDUCT, WE DEEPLY APPRECIATE YOU JOINING US AND WE ARE THRILLED TO BE PART OF THIS.

THANK YOU FOR, THANK YOU FOR INCLUDING US SO MUCH.

WE APPRECIATE IT.

DO WE HAVE ANY MORE THE PAPER ONES? I DIDN'T GET ANY.

I LIKE TO TAKE SOME AND PASS AROUND FOR YOU.

CAUSE I KNOW PEOPLE THAT DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO ABSOLUTELY OUR CODE AND I'M ON INTERNET.

AND I KNOW A LOT OF SENIOR CITIZENS IF YOU WANT TO GIVE ME A PHONE NUMBER, WE CAN MAKE SURE THAT WHAT THEY DO, MORE PAPER, ONES, YOU CAN GET SOMETHING RIGHT.

OKAY.

OKAY.

2 1, 2, 1 4 6 7 6 2 0 8 0.

BECAUSE SOME OF THE SENIORS I KNOW ARE NOT ABLE TO GET OUT AND COME TO GET OUT AND ABOUT.

SO I WOULD LIKE TO TELL THEM FOR THEM ACHIEVE DOES EVEN MORE MEANINGFUL AND THEY'RE CLOSER TO IT.

SO, YOU KNOW, SO I WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY GET THESE.

ABSOLUTELY.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST NAME? OKAY.

GOT IT.

OKAY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING.

WE APPRECIATE IT.

YOU GUYS GET YOUR APPLICATION AND PROBABLY YOUR MAIL PAID FOR RACE.

SO YOU WON'T BE NUMBER .

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

SO THAT, UM, AD HOC COMMITTEE FOR THE MEETING MEDIA PROJECT, WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT BACK IN AUGUST, PUTTING TOGETHER A GROUP TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IT WAS THAT WE COULD DO WITH VIDEO OR STREAMING.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE HAD TALKED ABOUT DOING WAS LIKE DOING A MINI MOSAIC.

IF WE CAN PULL SOMETHING LIKE THAT TOGETHER, BUT WE NEED A GROUP TO SAY, YOU KNOW WHAT, I'M TRYING TO PLAY ON ONE.

IT COULD BE, WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO HAVE IT PRODUCED BY THE CITY AND IT COULD BE FANTASTIC, BUT WE NEED IDEAS.

YES.

OKAY.

SO AN AD HOC COMMITTEE IS A COMMITTEE.

THAT'S NOT A STANDING COMMITTEE, SO, AND WE DON'T HAVE ANY STANDING COMMITTEES AND THE CMC RIGHT NOW.

BUT NORMALLY IF YOU HAVE A LARGE BODY THAT IS YOUR COMMISSION, YOU MIGHT HAVE A GROUP THAT WORKS ON POLICY.

AND ANOTHER GROUP THAT WORKS ON FUNDRAISING, ANOTHER GROUP THAT WORKS ON SOMETHING ELSE, CAN THEY ALWAYS WORK ON THOSE THINGS? AND THEY ARE, UM, ALWAYS THEY, THEY MEET SEPARATELY AND BRING PROPOSALS TO THE COMMISSION.

WE'RE SMALL ENOUGH THAT WE ALL NEED THAT.

AND YOU KNOW, DURING COVID, WE WEREN'T ACTIVE IN A WAY THAT WOULD NECESSITATE IT.

AND I DON'T KNOW THAT WE WILL EVER NEED THAT.

BUT AN AD HOC COMMITTEE IS WHEN YOU SET UP FOR A SPECIFIC PURPOSE, IT HAS A SPECIFIC POINT OF TIME THAT IT MEETS IT, DOES THE PROJECT.

AND THEN IT'S DONE.

AND MOSAIC, THE MOSAIC FESTIVAL WAS A MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL THAT THE COMMUNITY, THE FOLKS WITH PERMISSION PARTNER WITH SEVERAL PARTNERS WITH 2010 AND 2011, I'M GOING TO ASK JENNIFER TO TELL YOU A LITTLE BIT ABOUT IT BECAUSE SHE WAS HERE AND VERY MUCH IN THE LEAD AT THAT TIME.

UM, FOR THE MOSAIC FESTIVAL THAT THE COMMISSION ACTUALLY, THE COMMISSION IS THE ONE HOST IN IT UNDER THE UMBRELLA OF THE CITY OF GARLON.

WHAT WE DID IN THE PAST.

THE LAST ONE WE HOST WAS 2015.

WE HAVE MORE THAN HUNDREDS OF VOLUNTEERS, MORE THAN 120 PERFORMERS.

AND WE HOSTED AT DOWNTOWN SQUARE RIGHT HERE, RIGHT IN FRONT OF US.

THE ONLY REASON THAT WE DECIDED TO STOP, WE'RE NOT HOSTING THAT ANYMORE.

IT GOES, IT SEEMS LIKE THE SQUIRE IS SO SMALL FIRST, ALL IT'S SO SMALL, THE POCKET IS THE PROBLEM.

AND LAST BUT NOT LIST, IT SEEMS LIKE WE CANNOT PULL THE FOOT TRAFFIC FROM EVERYWHERE TO

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COME DOWN TO GARLAND.

SO THAT'S THE REASON WE, WE HOLD OFF.

BUT I THINK THIS IS THE BEST TIME FOR US TO WORK TOGETHER AND BRING IT BACK SANDS.

NOW I'LL SEE THE IS MORE DIVERSE AND A LOT OF ORGANIZATION THAT WILL, AND TO WORK WITH ALL OF US HERE.

SO I THINK IT WAS JUST PERFECT TIMING CELEBRATION OF A DIFFERENT CULTURE.

DIVERSITY, IT CAN BE MUSIC, IT CAN BE DANCE, IT CAN BE ALL KINDS OF THINGS.

AND WE'VE ALREADY BEEN ASKED TO WORK ON AN IN-PERSON VERSION, PROBABLY 20, 23.

AND THAT'S PARTLY BECAUSE OF THE CONSTRUCTION.

THAT'S GETTING READY TO HAPPEN ON THE SQUARE.

WE CAN DO SOME OTHER THINGS WHEN WE HAVE OPPORTUNITY TO CONSIDER THAT.

BUT THIS VIDEO PROJECT, THAT WAS ONE OF THE OPTIONS.

IT COULD BE.

THAT'S NOT THE ONLY THING IT COULD BE IF WE WANT TO COMMUNICATE.

AND WE, SO DO YOU KNOW, IF YOU THINK ABOUT OUR STRATEGIC PLAN GOAL OF THE RESOURCE CENTER, AND I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW MANY PEOPLE I'M IN LEADERSHIP GIRL IN CLASS 41 RIGHT NOW, AND DURING THE, OUR MEETING THIS LAST WEEK, I, WE, WE DID A BRAINSTORM OUT A PROJECT AND I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MANY PEOPLE IN THAT ROOM WERE LIKE, WE NEED SOMEONE WHO'S COMMUNICATING ALL THE DIFFERENT THINGS THAT ARE AVAILABLE.

AND I'M LIKE, SERIOUSLY, LIKE, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENING AND GROWING.

AND THAT WAS JUST LIKE, IT SOUNDED LIKE OUR RETREAT, EXCEPT IT WAS AMPLIFIED BY 40 YOUNG VOICES, RIGHT? SO CLEARLY THAT GOAL IS AN IMPORTANT ONE TO OUR COMMUNITY.

AND THERE ARE MANY OTHER THINGS, BUT IF WE WANT, YOU KNOW, VIDEO IS A WONDERFUL WAY TO COMMUNICATE THAT, BUT WE NEED A GROUP TO WORK ON WHAT THAT VIDEO COULD BE.

AND I THINK PROBABLY THREE TO FIVE PEOPLE, IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED, I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR THAT.

UM, DOROTHY, WHY THE DIRECTOR OVER PUBLIC MEDIA RELATIONS SAYS THE SOONER YOU GUYS COME FORWARD, THE BETTER BECAUSE EVERYBODY ELSE IS PUTTING THEIR PRODUCTS IN THE PIPELINE.

I'M SURE SHE DOESN'T WANT TO HAVE TO SAY MAYBE OR NO, BECAUSE ALL THE OTHER DEPARTMENTS AND ACTIVITIES THEY'RE PUTTING THEIR PROJECTS IN, SHE'S GOT A VERY SMALL TEAM THAT DOES A WONDERFUL JOB, BUT IT'S ONLY THREE OR FOUR PEOPLE.

SO THIS IS FOR SIDE NOTE, OKAY.

THING, DO WE HAVE ANY INTERESTS? SO THIS VIDEO WOULD BE THEM AS EIGHT OR IT COULD BE.

AND SO IT IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE, IF ANY OF PROJECTS IT COULD BE, WE CAN FIT.

THAT'S A BIG DREAM TO TRY TO DO A, UH, AN ONLINE FESTIVAL, A SMALLER DREAM COULD BE IN ABOUT THE CMC VIDEO, UM, UH, TH THERE, SO DON'T LET ME CREATE THE LIMITATIONS.

THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO USE PROFESSIONAL TOOLS AND TALENTS TO PUT TOGETHER SOMETHING THAT COMMUNICATE FROM THE CMC.

NOW I AM A MARKETING PERSON FOR A LIVING.

I COULD COME UP WITH ALL KINDS OF IDEAS ALL THE TIME, BUT I DON'T PERSONALLY HAVE TIME TO SHEPHERD THIS PROJECT ACROSS THE FINISH LINE.

SO THAT'S WHY I'M ASKING FOR IT.

MANY I CAN TELL, BUT I'M LIKE, AND YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT IT JUST, YOU KNOW, WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE INVOLVED IN THIS? I WOULD LIKE TO HELP, BUT I'M ALSO THE AMOUNT OF TIME THAT I CAN GIVE FOR IT.

SO IT MAY JUST BE THAT WE GET TOGETHER AND BRAINSTORM WHAT A FRAGILE CAN BE.

AND MAYBE WE HAVE TO SAY, NO, I WOULD HATE TO HAVE TO SAY, NOW I'M A CREATIVE DIRECTOR FOR MY CHURCH AND I, YEAH.

UM, BUT SO LIKE, I, I WOULD LOVE TO BRAINSTORM IDEAS.

OKAY.

MAYBE STORYBOARD IF WE NEED TO, BUT YEAH.

OKAY.

SO WE HAVE JUST NINA AND LVF ANYONE ELSE PUT A SHOWER I'M LOOKING AT YOU? CAUSE I SAW YOU LEAN FORWARD.

I'M NOT, I'M NOT VOLUNTOLD.

NO, MA'AM, I WOULD LOVE TO BE A PART OF THAT AND I I'M HAPPY TO BE PART OF THE BRAINSTORM.

SO LET'S DO THAT AND LET'S DO A RELATIVELY QUICKLY, UM, I'LL SEND OUT A DOODLE POLL TO SEE WHEN FOLKS CAN DO IT MANY.

ARE YOU INTERESTED? ANYONE ELSE? YES.

SO WE HAVE GOT JUSTINE, MATT, CHRIS SHERA, MINDY, AND ME ALSO GOT TO DO A DOODLE POLL TO SEE WHEN WE CAN DO A BOOK.

YOU KNOW, IF WE CAN GET IT TOGETHER RELATIVELY QUICKLY, COME UP WITH SOME IDEAS.

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AND IT'S A REAL OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO COMMUNICATE.

YOU STILL COMMUNICATE AND THAT'S, YOU KNOW, THAT'S, TO ME, THAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT WE CAN DO.

THE FIRST THING WE'VE GOT TO DO IS WE'VE GOT TO MEET, BUT WHEN WE MEET EACH ONE OF US HAVE SOME IDEA AND WE CAN SAY, NO, WE CAN'T DO THAT.

OR WE CAN SAY, THAT SOUNDS GREAT.

W AND IT MAY NOT BE CAN'T.

I MEAN, THE WHOLE POINT IS TO PRIORITIZE AND TO GET IDEAS BECAUSE THERE WILL BE OTHER OPPORTUNITIES.

THIS IS THIS YEAR, AND THERE'S ANOTHER ONE MIXTURE.

THERE'S ALWAYS GOING TO BE TIME TO LOOK.

THERE'S ALWAYS OPPORTUNITY TO LAYER ON INFORMATION.

SO IT'S NEVER CAN'T, IT MAY BE NOT NOW, BUT IF IT'S MEANINGFUL AND VALUABLE, WE DON'T WANT TO LIMIT THOUGHT, YOU KNOW, WE DON'T WANT TO LIMIT THOUGHT.

OKAY.

SO THE NEXT ITEM IS TO CONSIDER AN INVITATION TO CONSOLE MEMBER MORE FROM DISTRICT THREE.

NOW THIS WAS FROM BACK IN JULY, I THINK.

AND IT WAS, UM, SURFACED BY STEPHANIE PARENTS BECAUSE SHE HAD SPOKEN TO COUNCIL MEMBER MORE, AND COUNCIL MEMBER MOORE WAS A MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY, MULTICULTURAL COMMISSION AND MONITOR TO SHARE HIS INSIGHTS ON THE MOSAIC FESTIVAL.

UM, AND I'M HAPPY TO INVITE COUNCIL NUMBER MORE.

I THINK HE WAS ACTUALLY GOING TO ATTEND THAT MEETING AND WAS NOT ABLE TO, AND WE THINK IT WOULD BE VALUABLE TO HEAR FROM HIM.

YES, I WOULD LIKE THAT AS WELL.

WELL, AND YOU MIGHT EVEN THINK ABOUT INCLUDING HIM IN YOUR BRAINSTORMING SESSION THAT COULD BE MAYBE EVEN BADLY VALUABLE.

YEAH, BECAUSE HE WAS PART OF THE PLANNING OF THE ONE WE HAD AND, AND HIS BEING ON THE COUNCIL WOULD NOT BE, UH, A PROBLEM THAT WOULD BE AS WE MOVE FORWARD.

IF YOU HAD, IF YOU ALREADY HAD ONE VOTE.

YES.

THAT WOULD BE A VERY GOOD STRATEGIC WITH DECK, FUTURE, THAT KIND OF STUFF.

OKAY.

GOOD.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, YEAH.

OKAY.

OKAY.

SO W W WE WILL INVITE COUNCIL MEMBER BOARD IT'S APPOINTMENT TO COPY KARMA ON IT SO SHE CAN PUT IT ON CALENDAR BECAUSE HE LIVES ON THAT CALENDAR.

SUPER.

YOU WANT TO EXTEND THE INVITATION TO HIM.

WOULD YOU? THAT WOULD BE AWESOME.

LET'S SEE POTTER.

YES.

AT GARLAND, TX.GOV.

SHE'LL MAKE SURE THAT ALL THAT'S EXCITING.

OKAY.

WE NEED A MOTION FOR THIS.

DO WE NEED A MOTION? WE NEED TO VOTE ON EVERYTHING THAT WE DISCUSS.

ALL RIGHT.

THEN I'D LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION THAT WE ESTABLISH AN AD HOC COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER PERSPECTIVE MEDIA PROJECT, REPRESENTING THE CMC ALL IN FAVOR, OPPOSE.

YAY.

WHICH IS COOKING TODAY.

ALL RIGHT.

THE RESOURCE CENTER FOLLOW UP.

I'M NOT SURE WHAT THAT LINE ITEM WAS SPECIFICALLY, BUT I THINK IT MIGHT'VE BEEN UPDATES, RIGHT? SO WE KNOW IT CAN'T BE A SEPARATE SITE.

IT CAN BE A WEB PAGE.

AS LONG AS MOST OF THE INFORMATION IS STATIC.

IT FLYER IS AN OPTION.

SMALL BIDS CAN BE, CAN BE SHARED IN SYDNEY PRESS.

WE HAVE THE OPTION TO DO ONE INSERT OR THE, UM, UTILITY BILLS.

OR WE NOW HAVE PERMISSION TO HAVE IT SHARED IN ON WHAT IS IT CALLED NEXT DOOR.

UM, BUT THOSE ARE OUR OPTIONS.

AND WE DO STILL HAVE TO GATHER INFORMATION.

I THINK ONLY FIVE PEOPLE HAVE JOINED THE FACEBOOK GROUP, BUT THAT'S WHERE WE'VE BEEN DROPPING SOME INFORMATION TO SHARE SPORADICALLY.

AND YOU ALL RECEIVED AN INVITATION TO JOIN THIS FACEBOOK GROUP? I THINK SO, BUT I CAN SEND, I, YEAH, I COULD SEND THEM AGAIN BY EMAIL BECAUSE I'M NOT FACEBOOK FRIENDS WITH EVERYONE AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE FRIENDS TO JOIN A GROUP TOGETHER.

SO IT'S NOT THAT WE'RE WANTING TO INTRUDE IN YOUR LIFE IN ANY WAY, BUT THAT IS WHERE, LIKE, I JUST PUT THE, UM, QR CODE AND THE SURVEYS SO THAT EVERYONE

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CAN GO GRAB IT FROM THAT PLACE AND SHARE WITH, UH, OTHER PLACES, BUT SOMETHING YOU, THOSE ARE OUR OPTIONS FROM WHERE WE CAN SHARE INFORMATION, BUT ACTUALLY GATHERING THE INFORMATION, YOU KNOW, DIFFERENT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WITH DIFFERENT PLACES.

SO LIZ, DO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT? SURE.

UM, MY, UH, SO THESE ARE ALL LITERACY RELATED THINGS, UM, WITH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, UM, THEY ARE CONTINUING, UM, WITH COMMUNITY READERS THAT ARE NOT ON CAMPUS.

SO THEY'RE STILL NOT HAVING ANYBODY GO TO CAMPUS TO READ WITH KIDS.

THAT MEANS YOU JUST MAKE TRAILER VIDEOS FOR THE BOOKS, UM, THAT THE KIDS WOULD BE READING, UM, AS A COMMUNITY WE'RE STILL USING MY ON, UM, WHICH HAS ITS OWN WEBSITE AND, AND CONTINUES TO HAVE REGULAR CHALLENGES AND, UM, ACTIVITIES.

THE ONE NEW THING IN THAT RELATED AREA IS THAT, UM, GARLAND IS, IS MAKING A CALL FOR TUTORS TO HELP WITH LEARNING RECOVERY.

AND SO THAT'S A PAID POSITION.

UM, YOU CAN GO TO THE WEBSITE, UM, $30 AN HOUR.

UM, AND SO THEY'RE LOOKING FOR PAID TUTORS TO MAKE THAT INITIATIVE HAPPEN.

IS THAT DIGITAL CHANNEL I HAVE TO ASSUME.

SO.

AND THEN, UM, I JUST PULLED OFF SOME CALENDAR EVENTS, UH, ON NOVEMBER THE SIXTH IS A, UM, THE COST OF POVERTY EXPERIENCE, WHICH I KNOW, UH, MADAM CHAIR HAS PARTICIPATE IN.

I LOVE COPE.

SO THAT IS BEING PRESENTED BY UNITE, UM, OF GREATER DALLAS ON NOVEMBER SIX.

SO THAT THAT'S ONE COMMUNITY EVENT THAT'S HAPPENING.

THAT'S WHERE YOU GO AND YOU LEARN WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE IN POVERTY.

IT REALLY IS A COST OF POVERTY EXPERIENCE.

YOU BECOME A PERSON WHO HAS LIMITED RESOURCES.

THEY GIVE YOU THOSE RESOURCES AND YOU HAVE TO MAKE LIFE HAPPEN WITH THOSE LIMITED RESOURCES.

THAT MEANS LIKE THEY WILL ASSIGN YOU WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE A JOB, WHETHER YOU HAVE A CAR, HOW OLD YOUR CAR IS, AND WHETHER IT BREAKS DOWN, WHETHER YOU RIDE THE BUS AND DO OR DO NOT HAVE A BUS PASS, WHETHER YOU ARE SICK.

AND IF YOU ARE THINKING YOU DON'T HAVE A CAR AND YOU HAVE TO WALK TO THE PHARMACY AND THEY MADE YOU WAIT TO DO IT IS, IT IS SUCH A POWERFUL.

THE FIRST TIME I WENT THROUGH IT, I CRIED BECAUSE YOU GET IT RIGHT AWAY.

HOW IMPOSSIBLE LIFE IS WITHOUT RESOURCES.

BUT, YOU KNOW, I WORKED AT COMMUNITIES FOUNDATION OF TEXAS.

I HAVE SCHEDULED COPES FOR MANY OF MY WORK WITH BUSINESSES, HELPING THEM DEVELOP THEIR PURPOSE, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES.

SO I HAVE SCHEDULED THIS FOR MANY OF MY BUSINESSES, SO THAT PEOPLE WHO ARE SO ACCUSTOMED TO HAVING TREMENDOUS PRIVILEGE, GET AN IDEA OF WHAT IT'S LIKE, BECAUSE THEY DO THINGS LIKE, YOU KNOW, WELL, YOU MISS THE BUS, SO YOU HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE NEXT BUS.

WHEN YOU LEFT, YOU LOST YOUR JOB BECAUSE YOU HAVE A JOB WHERE YOU CAN'T BE LATE AND NOW YOU'VE LOST YOUR JOB, BUT YOU GO TO DAYCARE, YOU HAVE TO PICK UP YOUR CHILD AND THEY SAY, DON'T BRING THEM BACK BECAUSE YOU PLAYING BY AND PUDDING.

AND IT'S JUST LIKE, OH MY GOD, THIS IS WHAT IT'S REALLY LIKE.

SO I RECOMMEND IF ANYONE HAS NOT HAD, AND IT'S NOT HAVING TO COPE EXPERIENCE, IT IS AN INCREDIBLE INSIGHT INTO WHAT LIFE REALLY IS FOR WAY TOO MANY PEOPLE.

UM, AND, AND POVERTY IS A CULTURAL INDICATOR.

SO KNOW THAT, YOU KNOW, AND A PREDICTOR OF ALL KINDS OF LITERACY IS ONE OF THE NUMBER ONE INDICATORS, POVERTY.

YES.

AND THIS CYCLE CONTINUES.

UM, ANOTHER THING THAT'S COMING UP IS THAT THE PARENT UNIVERSITY TOPIC FOR NOVEMBER, WHICH IS NOVEMBER 9TH, IS HOPE AND HELP FOR THE HOLIDAYS WHERE THEY'RE GOING TO BE CONNECTING PEOPLE TO VARIOUS COMMUNITY SERVICES.

SO, UM, HE WASN'T ABLE TO GIVE ME A FULL LIST OF THOSE, BUT THAT WOULD BE A GOOD THING FOR US, FOR US TO HELP PROMOTE, UM, JONATHAN ARMSTRONG.

OKAY.

THAT'S AWESOME.

OKAY.

AND THEN, UM, THE, THE READING WITH RODNEY MOBILE LIBRARY FROM THE LIBRARY IS BUSY AND HAS QUITE A FULL SCHEDULE.

UM, SO, AND THAT'S, YOU CAN FIND THAT ON THE GARLAND ISD WEBSITE, AS WELL AS THE LIBRARY

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WEBSITE.

SO WE NEED TO BE SHARING ALL OF THIS.

DON'T WAIT, THANK YOU.

LISTS.

THAT'S AWESOME.

ALL RIGHT.

DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE ANY RESOURCE CENTER UPDATES AND WE WILL SHARE ALL OF THESE AND DO YOU HAVE LINKS TO ALL OF IT? IF YOU DO.

YEAH.

IF YOU'RE DROPPING THE FACEBOOK, WE WILL SHARE ALL OF THESE.

PLEASE SHARE THEM BROADLY.

YOU KNOW, ONE OF THERE'S NOTHING WORSE THAN SOMEONE FINDS OUT AFTER THE EVENT HAPPENED, THAT SOMETHING THAT THEY NEEDED JUST HAPPEN.

AND THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT USED TO BE MY PET PATE.

I WOULD SEE PICTURES OF SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY.

AND I WOULD BE LIKE, I WOULD'VE LOVED TO HAVE GOTTEN TO THAT, BUT I DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT.

SO IF WE KNOW SOMETHING I LIKE WHEN YOU LEARN, TEACH, WHEN, YOU KNOW, SHARE, YOU MIGHT THINK THAT PEOPLE AREN'T AT ALL INTERESTED, BUT IF JUST ONE PERSON FINDS OUT ABOUT SOMETHING THAT THEY NEED, THAT THEY WOULD BE INTERESTED IN DOING.

AND IT'S BECAUSE WE SHARED IT WITH THEM, THEN I THINK THAT WE WILL HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL.

THANK YOU, LIZ, ANYONE ELSE FOR RESOURCE CENTER INFO? ELVIS? DID YOU HAVE ANYTHING THIS TIME? NOTHING FROM CAROLINAS.

WELL, HE DIDN'T THE VOLUNTEER FAIR, WHICH I THINK, UM, YOU WEREN'T THERE.

SO I THINK, I THINK IT WENT PRETTY WELL.

UM, AND THERE WERE SEVERAL PEOPLE THAT DIDN'T GET, YOU KNOW, INTEREST IN VOLUNTEER, WHICH IS WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT.

TRYING TO FIND VOLUNTEERS FOR THE DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS.

I'M A MEMBER OF THE KIWANIS CLUB.

AND WE HAVE BEEN SPONSORED FOR SEVERAL YEARS.

THIS YEAR, THE CITY, BEFORE THE CITY WOULD PROVIDE IT.

WE WOULD FIND THE, THE ORGANIZATIONS AND CHARGE UP $50 THIS TIME, THE CITY DIDN'T WANT TO DO IT.

UM, AND SO THEY, THEY SAID, YOU KNOW, YOU CAN DO IT.

WE COULDN'T DO FOOD.

AND BECAUSE WE ALWAYS DO FOOD, YOU KNOW, AND PRICES AND STUFF LIKE THAT.

UM, BUT WE HAD A GOOD TURNOUT.

WE ALSO HAD A BLOOD DRIVE.

THEY WERE VERY PLEASED WITH THE RESULTS.

WE'VE GOT MEMBERS HOPE.

UH, IT'S GOOD TO KNOW THE DIFFERENT THINGS THAT ARE UP THERE AND THE DIFFERENT PLACES WHERE YOU CAN VOLUNTEER THE DIFFERENT NEEDS THAT ARE THERE.

AND THERE'S, THERE WERE DIFFERENT CULTURES, UM, YOU KNOW, ORGANIZATION.

SO IT WAS INTERESTING TO, TO HEAR ABOUT THEM AND WHAT THEY DO AND THAT KIND OF STUFF.

SO, AND IT WAS A WONDERFUL EVENT.

I MET AND SPOKE TO SEVERAL PEOPLE AND I INVITED THEM TO COME TO OUR MEETINGS AND I TOLD THEM WHAT WE WERE ABOUT.

THEN I HOPE THAT WE WILL SEE THEM.

I TOLD THEM THEIR WEBPAGE AND YOU KNOW, WHERE TO WHAT, TO GOOGLE TO LEARN MORE.

BUT THERE WERE REPRESENTATIVES OF MANY DIFFERENT CULTURES.

AND ESPECIALLY I WAS EXCITED TO SEE SOUTH ASIAN BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE, UM, ANYONE FROM INDIA OR PAKISTAN IN OUR ROOF AT THE MOMENT.

AND, YOU KNOW, GARLAND IS, I DON'T KNOW, A MORE DIVERSE PLACE.

SO EVEN IF YOU'RE NOT ON THE COMMISSION, WE WOULD SURE LOVE TO HEAR YOUR VOICE.

YOU KNOW, ARE YOU , I DON'T EVER ASSUME YOUR FAMILY'S FROM, AND THAT'S THE LETTER THAT, BECAUSE IT'S A COMMUNITY THAT IS LARGE AND NOT VERY LARGE PRESENTED ANYWHERE, YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE TO LOOK TO FIND, OH, I'M GLAD THAT I COULD BE REPRESENTED.

I'M GLAD YOU'RE HERE.

YOU KNOW, YOU DON'T HAVE TO SPEAK FOR ALL PEOPLE FROM INDIA, EITHER, BUT INSTRUCTORS TO HAVE A VOICE, THAT'S GOT A LENS ON SOMETHING THAT MAY OR MAY NOT COME TO MIND FOR ME.

I IDENTIFY AS BLACK AND IT'S, YOU KNOW, I'M ONLY I LIVE IN MY WORLD, SO I'M THRILLED.

WELL, THANK YOU.

SHE IS.

SO OF COURSE, OF COURSE, THIS SURVEY, FOLLOW-UP, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE A SURVEY FROM THE, SO WE DID, WE DIDN'T DO IT IN THE MUSIC EVENTS.

WE DIDN'T AT THAT.

ONE OF THEM THAT WE HAD THAT WAS DOWN AT THE DISTRICT, POSTED DOWN AT THE SCHOOL AND WE GOT EIGHT RESPONSIBLE.

I WAS GOING TO BRING THE RESPONSES.

THERE WERE ONLY EIGHT RESPONSES.

I WILL SHARE THEM BY EMAIL, BUT WE DO HAVE A QR CODE THAT WE CAN SHARE.

AND THE QR CODE IS IN THE FACEBOOK PAGE SO THAT YOU CAN TAKE IT TO, AND IT'S JUST A QUICK, WHAT DO YOU THINK THE MOMMY PHONE FOR PERMISSION SHOULD BE DOING? UH, IT HAS OUR MISSION.

IT HAS SOME, I THINK THERE'S LIKE TWO OR THREE

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QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE TAKING IT AND WHAT THEY THINK, WHAT, WHAT WE COULD DO THAT WOULD BE MEANINGFUL TO THEM.

AND IF YOU GO TO THE FACEBOOK GROUP, THERE'S A QR CODE THERE.

AND IF YOU TAKE IT YOURSELF, I WILL ALSO SHARE THE RESULTS, THE SURVEY RESULTS, DISTANCE SURVEY, LIKE I THINK IT'S SIX QUESTIONS, BUT PEOPLE TOOK IT AT THE, UM, EVENT THAT THE DISTRICT GOES TO DOWN THEIR PHONE.

I HAVE A LITTLE SIGN AND, YOU KNOW, JUST SAID, IF YOU WOULD FILL THIS OUT FOR US AND REALLY HELP US PLAN WHAT WE'RE GOING TO BE DOING IN THE COMMUNITY, AND THEY CAN BE REVISED, WE CAN CHANGE IT.

WE CAN UPDATE IT.

WE CAN DO DIFFERENT THINGS.

WE CAN DO DIFFERENT ONES, BUT SHORT IS ALWAYS GOOD.

AND MAYBE WE'LL GET SOME GOOD FEEDBACK.

SO AS LIAISON TO THE GIN TEAM, WE DID THAT PARTNER WITH CULTURAL ARTS IS LIAISON.

OKAY.

SO, AND HE COULD GET, HE COULD HAVE SPOKEN ABOUT THIS ONE TOO.

SO WE HAVE BEEN INVITED TO WORK WITH THE CULTURAL ARTS DEPARTMENT IN A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT WAYS.

SOME OF THE THINGS THAT THEY'RE INTERESTED IN DOING IS CREATING LIKE A FILM SERIES OF CULTURE, OF CULTURALLY COMPETENT AND CULTURALLY SPECIFIC THINGS, UM, TO BE SHOWN LIKE AT THE PLAZA OR, UM, TO PERFORMANCES, ALL KINDS OF DIFFERENT THINGS THAT WHAT THEY WOULD LIKE FOR US TO DO IS NOT PLAN THEM, BUT TO SHARE PROMOTION AND IDEAS.

SO THEY WANT US TO SAY, YOU KNOW, HERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT WE THINK YOU SHOULD ADD TO THE FILMS THERE IS, AND THIS IS NOT NEW STUFF.

IT'S OLD STUFF, BUT IT THERE'S, UH, THERE'S WELL, NOT, IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE BOLD.

IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE OLD, OLD, EVEN IT CAN BE CURRENT DOCUMENTARIES AND THINGS, BUT THINGS THAT MIGHT BE SPECIFIC TO, UM, UH, CENTRAL OR LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE THAT IS NOT PROBABLY MAINSTREAM TO SOMEONE LIKE ME, IF THEY'RE, AND YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE THINGS THEY TALKED ABOUT IS DOING A, TELL HIM ABOUT A MARATHON.

UM, THEY TALKED ABOUT DOING BOLLYWOOD FILMS. SO THERE ARE A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS THAT THEY WOULD LIKE SOME INPUT ABOUT, BUT THEY WERE ASKING WHETHER WE WOULD LIKE TO BE PART OF THAT AND IT'S, WE DON'T HAVE TO, AND YOU CAN DO IT AS AN INDIVIDUAL, BUT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO, I THINK IT'S KIND OF FUN.

DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR IDEAS ON THAT? SO WE WOULDN'T BE SUBMITTING THEM TO PROBABLY, I DON'T THINK THAT THERE WILL BE LOTS OF MEETINGS, BUT MICHELLE FROM THAT TEAM IS IN LEADERSHIP GARLAND WITH ME.

SO I'M GUESSING IT WILL PROBABLY BE TO HER BY EMAIL, BUT WE COULD ACTUALLY GET TOGETHER AS WELL INTERESTED.

KINDA MAYBE THINK ABOUT IT.

COULD THAT BE AN EXTENSION OF THEM? I WOULD SAY ABSOLUTELY.

AND THEY WANT TO CALL IT THIS.

SO THEY WANT, YES.

THEY WOULD LIKE TO CALL IT THE MOSAIC FILM SERIES.

IT COULD BE A PIECE OF WHAT Y'ALL COME UP WITH.

YES.

AND AN ONGOING ONE.

SO THAT THE FESTIVAL IS NOT A POINT IN TIME.

IT'S, IT'S A CELEBRATION OF MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITY ONGOING.

AND THEN MAYBE PERIODICALLY WE DO ANOTHER DIFFERENT THING.

YEAH.

SOMETHING ELSE, YOU KNOW, IT'S LIKE, OKAY, WELL THIS IS THE TIME THAT WE'RE DOING MUSIC OR THIS IS THE TIME THAT WE'RE DOING DANCE, YOU KNOW, BUT MAKING SURE THAT WE ARE ABLE TO INCORPORATE MANY DIFFERENT BOATS THAT ARE REPRESENTED HERE.

YES.

I FORGOT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE YOUNG LADY.

I CAN'T EVEN SEE HER.

SHE WOULD COME IN.

HI.

I MET YOU.

OH YES.

I MET YOU AT, AT THE KOWANAS EVENT.

IT'S A PLEASURE TO HAVE YOU HERE.

WHAT'S YOUR NAME? WELL WELCOME, LEAH.

WE'RE GLAD THAT YOU JOINED US.

YOU FEEL FREE TO, TO BE PART OF OUR MEETING.

OH YEAH, SURE.

UM, WELL, MRS. MORALES ACTUALLY ADVISED ME AND I THINK MRS. LODGE GIGAWATT, SHE ACTUALLY WAS SEEKING COUNSEL REPRESENTATIVE.

SO ME AND MY FRIEND, JULIAN VOLUNTEERED TO COME, BUT I WAS ONLY GOING TO MAKE IT TODAY.

SO REALLY INTERESTED TO HEAR WHAT Y'ALL HAVE TO OFFER SOME REALLY GOOD IDEAS.

BUT PART OF THAT, WE ARE SO GLAD TO HAVE YOU HERE.

AND I TOLD YOU THAT I WANT TO COME TO ONE OF YOUR MEETINGS BECAUSE I'M MIXED.

WE'RE EXCITED.

SO THE MULTICULTURAL COMMISSION WOULD LOVE TO PARTNER WITH THE YOUTH COUNCIL, YOU KNOW, AS YOU IDEATE

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AND DEVELOP IDEAS AND PLANS, IF THERE IS ANY WAY THAT WE CAN SUPPORT YOU BY SHARING INFORMATION WITH THE REST OF THE COMMUNITY THAT WE HAVE ACCESS TO, WE WOULD LOVE TO DO THAT.

AND WE'D LOVE TO KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON AND HOW TO BE HELPFUL.

YOU ARE NOT JUST THE FUTURE.

YOU'RE THE NOW TOO.

AND WE ARE SO GRATEFUL AND PROUD OF YOU.

THEY'D BE GOOD FOR, FOR BEING ON THE COMMITTEE BECAUSE BIGGER THAN THE SCHOOL, THERE'S SO MANY CULTURES.

ABSOLUTELY.

YEAH.

I WAS GOING TO ASK THEM TO, WHERE DO YOU GO TO SCHOOL? ACTUALLY GO TO GARLAND HIGH SCHOOL.

YOU GO TO GARLAND SCHOOL.

ARE THERE ANY LIKE SOUTH ASIAN PARKS THERE OR LIKE CULTURAL PRACTICE IN GENERAL? WE DO HAVE A MULTICULTURAL CLUB.

ADDITIONALLY, WE HAVE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETIES FOR THE FRENCH SPEAKING COMMUNITY AND THE SPANISH COMMUNITY.

I'M THE PRESIDENT OF OUR SPANISH NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY CHAPTER.

THAT'S AWESOME.

THAT'S AWESOME.

UH, DAMMIT.

I WOULD SUGGEST EVEN IF WE WOULDN'T DO LIKE DANCE, UM, THINGS, I KNOW THAT LIKE, UM, THERE ARE LIKE DEANS OR THEY'RE LIKE, HERE ARE THINGS THAT ARE IN GARLAND, BUT I DON'T KNOW WHAT, WELL, IT SOUNDS LIKE WE NEED TO DO SOME OUTREACH.

UM, OUR MULTICULTURAL CLUB IS ACTUALLY HOSTING A MULTICULTURAL CHAIR IN MARCH.

UM, SO I THINK THAT WE HELP LIKE ADVERTISING THAT SUPER.

WE DON'T JUST EXTEND TO THE HIGH SCHOOL, BUT ALSO THE COMMUNITY.

CAUSE WE HAVE A PRETTY BIG MULTICULTURAL SCHOOL WITH LIKE A HUNDRED MEMBERS OR THAT'S AWESOME.

SO I CAN DEFINITELY TALK TO THEM AND SEE, I I'LL LIVE WITH YOU.

YOU HAVE TO STAY IN TOUCH.

WE'VE GOT YOU NOW.

YOU'RE OUT.

YOU'RE ALL ON OUR RADAR.

ARE YOU IN DISGUISE TONIGHT? OH, THIS IS MY BROTHER'S ACADEMIC.

YEAH.

SHE'S OPERATING UNDER THE RED RAIDER.

YES.

ARE YOU SEEING HERE? YES.

BUT SHE'S NOW SHE SHE'S ALL OUT.

SORRY, SPANISH.

OH YES.

I TOOK AP SPANISH SOPHOMORE YEAR.

HE'S A FORMER PRINCIPAL.

COULD YOU TELL IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT? MY APOLOGY FOR THAT.

YEAH.

NO, THAT'S TOTALLY FINE.

I'M SO HAPPY TO BE HERE.

WE'RE SO GLAD THAT YOU JOINED US.

OH, ABSOLUTELY.

YEAH, I WILL.

AND, AND MY SON WAS AN IB STUDENT AT GARLAND HIGH AND GRADUATED 2011.

SAY, SO I'M ALL ABOUT THAT.

UH, YOUR NAME AND PHONE NUMBER.

OH YES.

UM, MY NAME IS LEAH, L D H LAST NAME T H A R A K.

AND MY PHONE NUMBER IS (214) 514-6561, LEAH, T H A R A K A N 2 1 4 5 1 4 6 5 6 1.

AND DO YOU HAVE EMAIL? YES.

IT'S LAST NAME, FIRST NAME.

GOT IT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US, LEAH.

AND IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PART OF OUR BRAINSTORM, WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU, SO I WILL INCLUDE YOU ON THAT INVITATION TO DO THE DOODLE POLL.

LAST NAME, FIRST NAME AT GMAIL.

NO DOTS OR ANYTHING.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

AND THEN GOING TO THE RIGHT.

I ACTUALLY KNOW YOUR SISTER.

THAT'S SO FUNNY.

IT'S LIKE AN INDIAN REPRESENTATIVE.

THE WORLD IS SMALL AND WONDERFUL.

I LOVE GARLAND.

THANK YOU FOR CALLING THAT OUT BECAUSE YOU CAN, YOU CAN'T SEE ME RIGHT NOW, SO I COULDN'T SEE YOU.

IT IS WONDERFUL TO HAVE YOU WITH US.

OKAY.

MOVING ALONG.

SO DOES ANYONE WANT TO MAKE A MOTION TO POULTRY PARTNER WITH CULTURAL ARTS? UM, OH, ABSOLUTELY.

THERE WAS NO ONE WEEKEND.

I DON'T A FAN.

DOES ANYBODY KNOW? LIKE ANY TEACHERS LIKE THAT? SO WE PROBABLY, THE ANSWER IS, I DON'T KNOW HER TEACHERS PERSONALLY ANYMORE BECAUSE WE'VE BEEN OUT OF THE DISTRICT FOR AWHILE.

I KNOW ADMINISTRATORS.

UM, SHE WOULD PROBABLY KNOW SOMEONE.

YEAH, EXACTLY.

MY SON WOULD KNOW THE FINE ARTS PEOPLE BECAUSE HE TEACHES PRIVATE LESSONS.

UM, BUT THEY'RE ALL RETURNED.

YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.

UM, WHAT SHOULD I ASK?

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I JUST FEEL LIKE, SO THROUGH THE MULTICULTURAL MINI, THE OTHER THING, THE THING THAT YOU'RE DOING, WHAT ELSE? THE COMMITTEE, BUT THE ONE THING I HAD COMMITTEE OR THE MORE, UH, FOLLOWING THE, THE LEGAL INVESTMENT MAKING SURE.

OH, IS THAT ALL THAT'S ITS ONLY PURPOSE IT'S PURPOSE IS BECAUSE YEAH.

AND ENSURING THAT DIVERSE VOICES ARE HEARD THAT EVEN AFTER THEY TOOK IT AWAY, UM, I DIDN'T REALIZE THAT WAS THEIR WHOLE CHARTER SO WE CAN TALK TO THE COMMUNITY LIAISON.

THE LIAISON IS, ARE STILL THERE AND THEY STILL HAVE ETHNIC LIAISON.

YEAH.

WE'LL FIGURE IT OUT.

BUT IT DOES.

YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT.

IT SHOULD INCLUDE THE EDUCATORS.

AND, AND REALISTICALLY, WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT PERFORMANCE PARTS, A GOOD DEAL OF THAT IS COMING FROM THE DISTRICT BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY DIFFERENT, WHETHER IT'S DISTRICT SPONSORED OR DISTRICT SUPPORTED, THERE'S SO MANY PERFORMANCE GROUPS AND YOU KNOW, SO WE WILL CONSIDER THAT.

WE'LL FIGURE OUT HOW SOMEBODY, THAT'S NOT ME.

ISN'T A REALLY GOOD CANDIDATE FOR THAT.

YOU CAN'T VOLUNTEER ANYMORE.

I'VE ALREADY BOUGHT AND TOLD YOU TO EDUCATE EDUCATOR CONNECTIONS.

YES.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MINDY.

WE GO INTO NOMINATIONS UP.

I FORGOT.

AND I THINK I TOLD YOU, UM, WHO NEEDLES WAS INTERESTED IN HAVING SOMEBODY COME AND TALK ABOUT WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO.

UM, AND IT'S ALL SPANISH SPEAKING PEOPLE.

THERE ARE SOME JUST SPEAKING, BUT THERE'S SOME THAT DON'T SO, BUT THEY DO HAVE INTERPRETERS AND WE DON'T HAVE A LINE ITEM FOR NEW BUSINESS.

I'M SORRY.

CAN WE, CAN WE GET THROUGH ALL OF THIS STUFF AND THEN ABSOLUTELY YOU DID.

YOU SHARED THAT WITH ME AT THE NAACP SCHOOL BACK TO SCHOOL THING, RIGHT? YEAH.

THANKS FOR REMINDING ME.

OKAY.

SO DO WE STILL NEED A MOTION AND VOTE TO PARTNER WITH CULTURAL ARTS? WE DO THAT.

CAN I MAKE A REAL QUICK SUGGESTION FOR THOSE OF US THAT DON'T KNOW HOW TO CARRY OUT EMOTION? I TRY TO CATCH WHATEVER ONE IS SAYING BEFORE, YOU KNOW, IT'S SAD, BUT I GET A PIECE HERE AND A PIECE THERE AND IT'S, I'M TRYING TO MATCH IT ALL UP THERE A WAY FOR LIKE MAYBE THE NEXT MEETING.

WE CAN HAVE IT ON A SCREEN.

I MOTION THAT WE, SO WHEN WE RAN THE RESTAURANT AND YES, YES.

I'D LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION, BUT NOT TO SAY IT'S MY SECOND.

BRILLIANT.

AND SO, YOU KNOW WHAT? IT'S SUCH A MISTAKE TO ALWAYS ASSUME THAT EVERYONE HAS ALWAYS BEEN THROUGH THIS AND IT IS SO EASY TO DO THAT.

YES MA'AM.

I THINK THE BETTER WAY TO DO IS I NEED TO PROVIDE HER WITH WHAT CHARLES IS HOLDING UP RULES, TWO SHEETS.

AND THEN MAYBE IF THE COMMISSION'S DESIRE LAY UP 10 MINUTES AND I'LL GO THROUGH MY LITTLE SHORT ROBERT'S RULES.

AWESOME.

WE WILL PUT THAT ON OUR NEXT NO, NO, NO.

WE ALL DONE ONE IN MY TENURE.

MINE IS FROM WAY BACK WHEN I WAS LIKE STUDENT COUNCIL AND WE KNOW THAT IT WAS MORE THAN A MINUTE AGO AND I WAS ON ANOTHER BOARD, BUT IT WAS THE SAME PEOPLE WHO WERE FAMILIAR WITH THE PROCESS.

YOU GET FAMILIAR, IF YOU CANNOT, WE CANNOT DO WHAT SOMEONE DOESN'T TELL US WE NEED TO DO.

THAT'S BRILLIANT.

YES WELL, I ALWAYS SAY I CAN HELP YOU IF I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU NEED, IS IT? AND LIKE PEOPLE SAY, OH, TELL ME WHAT YOU NEED AND THEN I CAN HELP YOU IF I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS.

I, BUT YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT I DON'T KNOW UNTIL I KNOW IT COMES UP AND I REALIZED THAT WE WERE GOING TO PUT THAT ON NEXT MONTH'S AGENDA.

ROBERT'S RULES PRIMER.

ALL RIGHT.

WE HAVE A MOTION AND WE GET A SECOND, SECOND, ALL IN FAVOR.

OPPOSE THE MOTION CARRIES.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

NOMINATIONS FOR CHAIR AT VICE CHAIR, WE DID

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NOT DO THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE THIS YEAR.

I'M GOING TO SAY VERY BRIEFLY THAT THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE EXPERIENCE LAST YEAR IS HOW I ENDED UP IN THIS CHAIR.

I VOLUNTEERED TO SERVE ON THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE AND CHARLES WAS REALLY WONDERFUL AT ASKING PEOPLE AND REQUESTING AND TRYING TO GET PEOPLE TO INDICATE INTEREST.

I KNOW WHAT YOU DID.

SEVERAL PEOPLE SAID THEY WOULD BE WILLING TO BE VICE-CHAIR MYSELF INCLUDED.

BUT SINCE I WAS NEW TO THE COMMISSION, I DID NOT FEEL THAT A LEADERSHIP ROLE WAS APPROPRIATE, BUT WHEN NOBODY AGREED TO SERVE AS CHAIR, I SAID, YOU KNOW WHAT? I WILL DO IT.

THAT'S NOT THE BEST WAY TO BECOME CHAIR, BUT I WILL SAY THIS.

I HAVE ENJOYED AND APPRECIATED SERVING AS CHAIR, EVEN WITH A PANDEMIC THAT PROHIBITED US FROM DOING ALL OF THE WONDERFUL THINGS THAT WE COULD HAVE DONE.

AND I I'M GRATEFUL TO HAVE HAD THAT OPPORTUNITY.

OUR CHAIR POSITION HAS A TERM LIMIT.

I THINK IT IS TWO YEARS.

IS THAT CORRECT? THREE, THREE YEARS.

SO I, YOU KNOW, I SERVED ONE I COULD SERVE AGAIN, BUT IF THERE IS ANYONE WHO IS INTERESTED IN SELF NOMINATING OR HAS SOMEONE THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE, I WOULD BE DELIGHTED TO HEAR NOMINATIONS.

I PERSONALLY THINK YOU'RE DOING A GREAT JOB AND UH, I REALLY APPRECIATE THE WAY YOU HEAL ME PERSONALLY.

SO MY COMMITMENT THAT I MADE BY WANTING TO BE A PART OF THIS, IT HELPED ME TO HELP MY FEET TO THE FIRE IN THE BEGINNING WHEN MY SCHEDULE AND MINE DIDN'T MATCH UP IN THE SAME PLACE.

YOU REMINDED ME CONSTANTLY THAT THAT WAS A COMMITMENT THAT I VOLUNTEERED.

NO ONE MADE ME DO IT.

I VOLUNTEERED TO BE A PART OF THIS COMMITTEE.

AND IF I DID, I NEEDED TO STEP UP INTO THAT ROLE AND CARRY THAT ROLE OUT.

SO FOR THAT, I APPRECIATE YOU BEING IN A POSITION AS THE LEADER OF THIS COMMITTEE.

AND I DON'T KNOW ANYONE ELSE WELL ENOUGH TO SAY THAT I WOULD SUGGEST SOMEONE ELSE, BUT I DO THINK YOU'RE DOING AN AWESOME JOB.

HMM.

I DON'T KNOW.

JUST A SECOND, JUST A SECOND NOW.

WHAT IS IT MOST, YOU KNOW, UH, I'LL BE SURPRISED IF IT ISN'T, BUT IT STEPS UP OTHER THAN YOU TO TAKE THE JOB.

WHAT THAT SAYS.

WHAT THAT SAYS IS THE PERSON WHO'S WILLING TO TAKE IT.

WE'LL DO IT.

AND I WILL.

I'M FINE WITH THAT.

BUT WE DO NEED A VICE CHAIR.

WE HAVE NOT HAD A VICE CHAIR SINCE WE LOST.

AND WE DO HAVE TO HAVE AN ELECTION TOO, BUT WE, YOU KNOW, EVEN IF YOU'RE UNIMPOSING, YOU HAVE TO BE VOTED IN.

WE DO NEED THE VICE CHAIR.

WE DON'T HAVE A VICE CHAIR SINCE WE LOST STEPHANIE TO PLANNING AND ZONING.

AND THE VICE CHAIRS ROLE REALLY IS IMPORTANT.

YOU KNOW, THAT PERSON NOT ONLY LEADS MEETINGS WHEN THE CHAIR'S NOT AVAILABLE, WHICH KNOW DIDN'T GET TO HAPPEN THE ONE TIME I WASN'T, BUT THEY ALSO, YOU KNOW, ARE, AND EVERY PERSON IN THIS COMMISSION IS IMPORTANT.

I DON'T THINK I CAN'T THANK EACH OF YOU ENOUGH.

YOU KNOW, THE FACT THAT A COUPLE OF TIMES WE DIDN'T HAVE QUORUM AND YOU KNOW, VARIOUS, VARIOUS THINGS CAME, GOT IN THE WAY OF US BEING ABLE TO BE AS EFFECTIVE AS WE WANT TO BE.

I CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR THE TIME THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN.

IT'S A VOLUNTEER POSITION.

WE ALL HAVE LIVES AND SOME OF US HAVE CAREERS.

AND EVEN IF YOU DON'T HAVE CAREER, YOU CAN VOLUNTEER AT A MILLION DIFFERENT THINGS.

WE HAVE CONSULTING GIGS, WE HAVE ALL THESE THINGS.

THERE'S SO MUCH THAT COULD GET IN THE WAY OF DOING THIS WORK AND HERE YOU A LOT.

SO IT WOULD BE REALLY GREAT IF ONE OF YOU THOUGHT THAT BIG VICE CHAIR WAS A GOOD THING, BECAUSE HERE YOU ALL ARE.

I'M COMFORTABLE WITH THE AWKWARD SILENCE.

I'M ALREADY VICE CHAIR FOR TWO ORGANIZATIONS.

SO I DON'T THINK I CAN TAKE ANOTHER ONE.

YOU'RE A PIN DROP.

IF YOU WANT ME TO, IF YOU WANT ME TO BE WILLING TO STEP UP TO BE A VC I'M WELL, HI.

I CAN FIGHT.

YOU LET'S GO OUTSIDE.

WE DON'T WANT TO LOSE A MEMBER FOR OH, NO, NO.

THAT WAS MS. WINN.

WHO SAID SHE WANTED TO FIGHT WOULD BE WONDERFUL.

I WOULD NOMINATE JENNIFER

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WHEN FOR VICE-CHAIR.

OKAY.

SO WE HAVE A SLATE OF KIMBERLYN BANKS FOR CHAIR.

JENNIFER WENT FOR VICE CHAIR ALL IN FAVOR, OPPOSED THE CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR FOR 22, 20 21 22 ARE TIMBERLAND BANKS AND JENNIFER WITH THANK YOU MATTER PLACE.

OKAY.

ORDERING NEW SHIRTS.

2122.

WE'RE ALMOST AT THE END OF 21, 22.

SO IT STARTS NOW IT'S IMMEDIATE IN NOVEMBER.

IT'S IN NOVEMBER, I'M ORDERING NEW COMMISSION SHIRTS.

SO WE ARE ALMOST OUT OF ALL COMMISSION SWAG.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE, DO SWEAT, BUT WE NEED TO ORDER NEW POLO SHIRTS.

AND THAT'S AN EVEN THIS WAY, THE POLO SHIRTS ARE FOR THE COMMISSIONERS AND YOU SEE ELSIE AND THIS YEAR ARE WEARING THEIRS RIGHT NOW THIS YEAR.

WOULD YOU STAND UP AND MODEL, PLEASE? I LOVE HIS ART, BEAUTIFUL LOGO.

OUR LOGO JUST MAKES ME SMILE.

IT'S SO COLORFUL AND VIBRANT.

I AM NOT IN LOVE WITH THE GRAY SHIRT, BUT IF EVERYBODY LIKES THE GRAY SHIRT, I WILL WEAR A GRAY SHIRT.

MAYBE SOME, MAYBE IT'S WHAT I THINK.

WELL, WITH ALL OF THOSE COLORS, IT WOULD, UH, THERE'S MAYBE THEY WON'T, UM, OUTLINED BY WHITE RIGHT NOW.

IT'S A NAVY.

SO IT COULD BE LIKE A DARK, IT COULD BE LIKE A ROYAL OR A BLUE THAT'S DEEP.

YEAH.

SOUNDS GOOD.

OKAY.

WE CAN DO THAT AT ALL.

SO LET'S, LET'S SEE WHAT'S AVAILABLE, BUT D DO WE AGREE THAT GRAY COLORS LIKE TURQUOISE IS A COLOR THAT ALMOST EVERYBODY LOOKS GOOD IN? UM, THERE'S SOME GREENS THAT ARE, YOU KNOW, RELATIVELY FLATTERING THE VARIETY OF SKIN TONES.

GREAT.

I DON'T KNOW IF ANYONE WHO LOOKS GREAT IN GRAY, YOU KNOW, AND WE GOTTA BE GOOD LOOKING IN A DISTANCE IN ADDITION TO BEING EFFECTIVE MERRILL.

ISN'T THAT WHAT YOU WERE DREAMING OF TALKING ABOUT WHEN WE WERE, UM, SO AT EVENTS WHERE WE'RE REPRESENTING THE CMC, ANYTIME YOU ARE IN ANY WAY REPRESENTING CMC, INDIVIDUALLY, OR AS A GROUP, AND WHEN WE'RE OFFICIAL, WE HAVE TABLES THAT THEY HAND OUT.

IF YOU'RE HANDING OUT WE HAVEN'T HAD THEM SINCE WE JOINED, BUT WE JOINED DURING COVID AND WE WEREN'T GOING ANYWHERE, BUT NOW IT'S TIME AND WE NEED TO ORDER THEM AND GET EVERYONE TO SHARE.

SO ARE WE DOING THE MIDNIGHT GROUP? THAT'S THE MICROPHONE POINT OF THE NIGHT BLUE, BUT IF THAT'S NOT AVAILABLE, FAIR, FAIR, FAIR.

SURE.

ANY OTHER IDEAS? REALLY DARK GREEN, LIKE A FOREST GRADE.

WE'VE GOT THREE GRANTS.

WE'VE GOT A LINE IN OUR LOGO.

NO, ACTUALLY, NO DIFFERENT.

IT'S KIND OF A, IT'S LIKE ELECTRIC, GREEN ONLINE, BUT FOREST DOES.

IT COULD BE, WELL, LET'S JUST, LET'S FIND OUT WHAT'S AVAILABLE, DARKER GREEN OR THIS WAY.

IT'S GOING ONE MORE RIGHT THERE.

OKAY.

THUMBS UP OR THUMBS DOWN REALLY WELL.

OKAY.

SO THEN WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO GET SIZES.

I'M NOT SURE IF EVERYBODY WOULD COME BY HERE BEFORE THEY LEAVE, JUST WRITE YOUR NAME AND YOUR SIZE AND THEIR HABIT AND GO FROM THERE.

THANK YOU.

OH, IT'S SEVEN O'CLOCK.

OKAY.

UM, ELVIA, YOU HAD ONE ITEM YOU WANTED TO ADD? YES.

UH, I HAD GONE TO THE NEEDLES.

I DECIDED ON MY OWN, BUT I GO WITH A REPRESENTATIVE.

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UH, BUT THEY WERE LOOKING FOR, UH, A POSSIBILITY OF JUST A SHORT SPEECH AS TO WHO WE ARE AND WHAT DO WE DO? WHAT IS OUR PURPOSE AND THAT KIND OF STUFF.

I GAVE HIM A LITTLE BIT, BUT THEY SAID WOULD, WOULD, WOULD THEY BE INTERESTED IN BEING PART OF THE PROGRAM AND SAID, I'LL CHECK, BUT THEY MEET EVERY TWO MONTHS.

I THINK THEY DON'T MEET EVERY MONTH.

QUARTERLY.

YEAH.

NO, YOU CAN DO IT IN ENGLISH.

THEY HAVE, UH, TRANSLATE SOMEBODY THAT CAN TRANSLATE.

YES.

AND IT'S IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

AND DO YOU THINK THAT'S SOMETHING WE NEED TO DO? I THINK SO.

JUST TO, BECAUSE THE WHOLE PURPOSE OF WOULD EITHER IS TO LET ALL THESE PEOPLE KNOW WHAT'S AVAILABLE WITH, YOU KNOW, WHAT IS IT THAT WE DO? YOU KNOW, HOW CAN WE HELP? SO IT'S ONE MORE ACTIVITY IN THE RESOURCE CENTER IS JUST NOT, YEAH.

OKAY.

SO WHAT WOULD, WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE HAPPEN? I DON'T KNOW, JUST A SHORT SPEECH.

DO YOU WANT ME TO GO? DO YOU WANT US TO GO A COUPLE OF YOU WOULD BE FINE, UM, JUST TO SAY WHO YOU ARE AND HOW DO YOU GET INTO THIS POSITION? YOU KNOW? UM, WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF IT? OKAY.

SO, YOU KNOW, AND THEN YOU CAN GIVE A COUPLE OF EXAMPLES OF WHAT YOU DO THEY'RE SCHEDULED FOR WHEN THEIR MEETINGS, UM, THE LISA WOULD ALL LET US KNOW.

SO SHE'S THE SECRETARY.

UH, AND I SEND HER A MESSAGE, UH, IF THEY WANTED TO, YOU KNOW, THE DISTRICT AND WE COULD MEET SCHEDULE OF THE, OF THE DATES AND WE CAN FIGURE OUT WHEN THAT FITS THEIR AGENDA AND EVERYTHING ELSE THAT THEY HAVE GOING ON, BECAUSE THEY'VE GOT ONE COMING UP.

AND THEN I SAID, I DON'T KNOW IF THEY WANTED THEM TO SPEAK AT THAT ONE OR, AND IT MAY NOT YET, DEPENDING ON AVAILABILITY, WE MAY HAVE TO LOOK AT A FEW DATES, BUT I THINK THAT SOUNDS WONDERFUL.

I THAT'S, TO ME, THE RESOURCE CENTER IS JUST LIVE.

YEAH.

OKAY.

AND I THINK WE NEED TO EVEN VOTE ON THAT.

SO OUR NEXT MEETING IS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH.

THAT'S THE WEEK BEFORE THANKSGIVING TASTES OF GUERLAIN AND EVERYONE PLANNING AND GOING, YES, IT'S ON OCTOBER 23RD FROM SIX TO NINE EXTRA CHICKEN THAT I DON'T KNOW WHY I HAVE IT.

THE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS DINNER IS NOVEMBER 10TH, FROM SIX TO NINE, THE DHL DRESS CODE FOR BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS DINNER.

OKAY.

AND TRADITIONALLY, THIS GROUP HAS HAD THE LARGEST PARTICIPATION IN THE LIBRARY.

OH NO, NO.

MORE OF A CENTRAL AS A PATIENT THAT THE LIBRARY, DO YOU WANT US TO WEAR A SHIRT? IT'S A BUILDING ACROSS FROM THE, THE LIGHTS ON THE GLASS DRIVE DOWN RIGHT ACROSS THE PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING.

DO YOU WANT US TO WEAR A SHIRT? NO, THANK YOU.

WE'LL GO.

I WILL BE ATTACHED.

I'M SO GLAD YOU CAME.

UM, YEAH.

LET'S, LET'S BE BUSINESS CASUAL OR BEAUTIFUL.

JENNIFER NEVER GOES ANYWHERE.

BUSINESS CASUAL JENNIFER'S BUSINESS.

CASUAL LOOKS LIKE MINE DRESSED UP.

SO, YOU KNOW, I'M LIKE, YEAH.

WOULD BE BEAUTIFUL.

YEAH.

I WOULD LIKE TO RECOMMEND FOR THE COMMISSION TO, WE ARE SOMETHING NICE BECAUSE WE WOULD LOVE TO TAKE A GROUP PICTURE WITH A ELECTED OFFICIAL, AND THEN YOU NEED TO CONNECT IT WITH SOME OTHER, MAYBE BUSINESSES.

YOU NEVER KNOW WHO YOU RUN ENTAIL.

SO IN OTHER WORDS, CLEAN UP REAL GOOD REPRESENTATIVE OR TWO THAT SHOW UP.

AND THE LAST THING ON OUR LIST HERE IS A GARLAND CHRISTMAS AT FIRE WHEEL.

I'M ASSUMING THAT'S LIKE THE TREE LIGHTING, WHAT WE WOULD DO ON THIS.

AND THAT'S THURSDAY, THE 2ND OF DECEMBER, CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS YEAR IS ALMOST OVER AT FIVE 30.

DO WE HAVE ANY NEW BUSINESS HEARING? NO NEW BUSINESS IS SOMETHING THAT WE NEED TO GUEST THAT WE DIDN'T HAVE ON THE AGENDA THAT YOU WANT TO BE CONSIDERED.

I WORKED FOR COMMUNITIES.

I'M A SOCIAL WORKER,

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BUT I KNOW I'M JUST TRYING TO FIT.

UM, I'M SURE THAT THEY WOULD BE, THEY WOULD BENEFIT FROM IT.

AND WE ALSO HAVE SOCIAL WORKERS.

AND SO WE NEED TO CONNECT WITH THEM.

WHEN WE CONNECT WITH THEM, YOU CAN USE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION.

WHY DON'T WE WORK THERE AND SEE WHAT WE CAN DO.

THAT'S WONDERFUL.

AND ALSO JOYCE MILLER, DR.

MILLER.

SHE IS WITH THE NAACP YOUTH COUNCIL.

SHE'S A LITTLE BIT, UH, ENTITY INSIDE THE SCHOOL, THE CONNECTION, UH, JOYCE AND SHE'S AWFUL.

IT'S A SHITTY SKILL.

I DO BELIEVE SHE IS JEALOUS AND SHE THOUGHT SHE RUNS THE ACTS UP PROGRAM.

AND YOU'RE ALSO JAMAR.

SO SHE DEFINITELY I'M SURE SHE'S SOMEBODY WHO KNOWS SUBSTANCES IN SCHOOL ON A TOPIC THAT YOU GUYS WOULD DISCUSS.