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ORGANIZATION.

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MERYL.

MERYL.

[Community Multicultural Commission on October 20, 2022]

SHE NEEDS YOUR ATTENTION.

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I WORK FOR FAITH AND GRIEF, AND WE DO THINGS TO HELP PEOPLE WITH THEIR GRIEF OVER LOVED ONES THAT HAVE DIED.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE DO IS PUT THIS BIG ARCH IN CLYDE WAR PARK DOWN IN DALLAS, AND PEOPLE COME AND THEY WRITE THEIR LOVED ONE'S NAME ON A RIBBON AND TIE IT TO THE ARCH.

AND WE DO THIS EVERY YEAR BETWEEN THANKSGIVING AND IT GOES FOR THREE WEEKS AFTER THAT.

SO, UM, YOU CAN GO TO OUR WEBSITE AND HAVE A RIBBON PUT ON, OR, OR I BROUGHT SOME, SO IF YOU WANT TO SIGN A RIBBON, THERE'S A, THERE'S A SHARPIE IN HERE AND THERE'S ALSO SOME RIBBONS THAT PEOPLE HAVE DONE.

AND I'M JUST GONNA PASS THIS AROUND.

IF YOU WANNA RIDE A RIBBON, I'LL TIE IT ON THE ARCH FOR YOU.

THANK YOU.

WHERE IS THIS? IT'S IN CLYDE WARREN PARK RIGHT THERE NEXT TO ME.

COCHINA.

YEAH.

AND IT GOES UP.

THAT'S BEAUTIFUL.

IT STARTS THE SUNDAY AFTER THANKSGIVING.

YES.

AND IT'S, THANK YOU, LIZ.

IT'S JUST A REAL NICE OPPORTUNITY TO REMEMBER YOUR LOVED ONE.

IT'S A MEANINGFUL ONE.

YEAH.

YEAH.

THANK.

AND SO THERE'S, THERE'S A PICTURE IN HERE AND THERE'S ALSO A LITTLE BIT OF INFORMATION, BUT YOU CAN KIND OF SEE WHAT IT'S LIKE.

AND THERE'S A QR CODE.

IF YOU WANNA GO TO THE WEBSITE AND LOOK AT THE VIDEOS AND STUFF.

I NEED MY GLASSES.

I JUST REALIZED, WHEN DO I HAVE GLASSES? I DO.

THANK YOU.

I'M LIKE, HUH? WOW.

IT IS SIX OH OH TWO .

LET'S CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER.

THE MISSION OF THE MULTICULTURAL COMMISSION IS TO MAXIMIZE THE POTENTIAL INCLUSION AND QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ALL CITIZENS IN THE CITY OF GARLAND BY INCREASING THE NUMBER OF CITIZENS WE REACH, TEACH, EDUCATE, AND INVOLVE IN WHAT THE CITY OF GARLAND HAS TO OFFER TO ENSURE THAT EVERY CITIZEN, REGARDLESS OF ETHNIC, RACIAL, RELIGIOUS, OR CULTURAL BACKGROUND, FEELS WELCOMED IN THE COMMUNITY, NEIGHBORHOOD, BUSINESSES, AND PLACES OF WORSHIP.

OUR FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESSES, APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FROM THE AUGUST 18TH MEETING.

HAS EVERYONE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW THE MINUTES? YES, MA'AM.

DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY REVISIONS? OKAY.

I NEED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES.

I WILL APPROVE THE MINUTES.

I SECOND.

ALL IN FAVOR? AYE.

AYE.

THE MINUTES ARE APPROVED ITEMS FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION.

IT'S TIME TO NOMINATE LEADERSHIP FOR THE COMMUNITY MULTICULTURAL COMMISSION.

MAY I? MADAM CHAIR? YES, MA'AM.

AND VICE CHAIR.

I BELIEVE THAT WE DO HAVE A GUEST TODAY.

DOROTHY WHITE.

SO I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION TO MOVE ITEM FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION FROM A OR B, FROM B UP TO A, SO THAT WAY OUR GUESTS DON'T HAVE TO SIT HERE AND LISTEN TO OUR BUSINESS TOO LONG.

DO WE HAVE A SECOND TO MADAME VICE CHAIR'S? MOTION? ALL IN FAVOR? AYE.

THANK YOU MADAME.

WE THANK YOU MADAME VICE CHAIR.

WE WELCOME DOROTHY WHITE.

YAY.

.

DO PEOPLE USUALLY CLAP WHEN YOU VISIT? NO, BUT THAT'S REALLY COOL.

I LIKE THAT.

HEY, GOOD.

UH, EVENING.

IT'S NOT MORNING ANYMORE.

SORRY.

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UM, I WANTED TO TOUCH BASE WITH YOU ALL.

I KNOW THAT, UH, A FEW MONTHS AGO, UM, SOME OF OUR, SOME OF MY COLLEAGUES CAME AND SPOKE TO Y'ALL ABOUT A COMMUNICATIONS SURVEY THAT WE'RE DOING, UH, THROUGHOUT THE CITY.

UM, AND WE ARE ABOUT HALFWAY THROUGH THE PERIOD, THE, THE SURVEY IS SCHEDULED TO CLOSE AT THE END OF OCTOBER.

UM, AND ALTHOUGH WE'RE GETTING A NICE RESPONSE AS OF TODAY, I'VE GOT 261 RESPONSES.

I REALLY NEED MORE DIVERSITY IN THOSE RESPONSES.

AS I LOOK AT THE DEMOGRAPHICS, I'M ABLE TO MONITOR AS, AS EVERYTHING'S COMING IN AND I'M WATCHING THE, THE STAT, THE STATISTICAL TRENDS.

AND AS I LOOK AT THE DEMOGRAPHICS, IT'S JUST NOT BALANCED ENOUGH.

I, I NEED MORE INPUT FROM, FROM MORE OF OUR COMMUNITY THAN THE USUAL SUSPECTS.

OKAY? MM-HMM.

, IF I CAN SAY IT THAT WAY.

UM, I KNOW THAT, UH, THERE ARE SOME EVENTS COMING UP.

I KNOW JENNIFER'S DOING, UH, A REAL PUSH FOR IT AT ONE OF HER LOCAL EVENTS.

I PLAN ON DOING A PUSH AT THE DIA DA LOS WEAR EVENT THAT THE CITY IS DOING.

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UM, BUT WE NEED TO MAKE MORE DIRECT OUTREACH WITH PEOPLE.

UM, AND I'M, I'M BEGGING FOR YOUR HELP IN THIS REGARD.

UM, I'VE, WE, I KNOW THAT YOU HAVE BEEN SENT THE INFORMATION AND THE FLYER, UM, AND SO ON.

IF YOU CAN HELP SPREAD THAT AMONGST COMMUNITY GROUPS, THAT MIGHT HELP US DIVERSIFY OUR RESPONSE.

UH, WHETHER IT'S NEIGHBORHOOD GROUPS, CHURCH GROUPS, CIVIC GROUPS THAT YOU, OR JUST GROUPS OF FRIENDS.

UM, UH, I REALLY NEED THAT DIVERSITY.

WE DO HAVE THE MATERIALS AND, UH, THE SURVEY IN SPANISH AS WELL AS VIETNAMESE, THOSE ARE THE TWO HIGHEST, UM, USED LANGUAGES IN GARLAND, UM, ASIDE FROM ENGLISH.

UH, SO WE CAN MORE EASILY, UM, ASSIST THOSE FOLKS IN GETTING INTO THE SURVEY.

UM, I, THERE ARE PAPER SURVEYS AVAILABLE.

THEY'RE IN THE LIBRARIES WHERE THEY'RE HERE AT CITY HALL.

I HAVE SOME, I CAN CERTAINLY GIVE YOU SOME.

I KNOW JENNIFER'S GONNA BE USING SOME ON AT HER OUTREACH EVENT, AND I WILL BE AT THE ONE THAT I'M ATTENDING.

UM, AND I'M DE I WANNA GET THE RESPONSES ANYWAY I CAN GET THEM.

THAT BEING SAID, IT IS EASIER IF PEOPLE CAN DO IT ONLINE.

SO PERHAPS, UH, IF YOU'VE GOT A GROUP OF FOLKS TOGETHER, YOU CAN ASSIST PEOPLE WITH DOING IT ONLINE.

WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN WITH THOSE HARD COPY SURVEYS IS SOMEONE'S GOING TO HAVE TO INPUT THOSE ONE AT A TIME MANUALLY.

UM, AND I'M GONNA HAVE TO HAVE SOMEONE'S IN THE THREE LANGUAGES THAT THAT ARE, THAT THOSE ARE IN.

SO, UM, AND AGAIN, HAPPY TO DO THAT TO GET THE RESPONSES.

DON'T MISUNDERSTAND ME.

I'M JUST TRYING TO MAKE THINGS AS EFFICIENT AS I POSSIBLY CAN.

, WHEN DOES IT CLOSE AGAIN? WELL, IT'S SCHEDULED TO CLOSE THE END OF OCTOBER WITH ME COMING TO YOU ALL.

AND THERE ARE EVENTS OR THERE MIGHT BE NEW PEOPLE TO REACH OUT TO AND TALK TO.

UH, I WANTED TO ASK YOU ALL, UM, HOW MUCH LONGER YOU THINK I SHOULD RUN IT.

WE COULD EASILY RUN IT ANOTHER WEEK OR EVEN TWO WEEKS AND GO TO SAY NOVEMBER 11TH.

AND I'M PERFECTLY FINE WITH DOING THAT.

UM, IF Y'ALL FEEL LIKE YOU CAN HELP ME GET THE EXTRA OUTREACH THAT WE NEED, UM, CUZ THAT'S IS THE MULTICULTURAL COMMISSION.

Y'ALL ARE MY FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE .

SO, UM, DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEAS? I KNOW I CAN TAKE IT TO CHURCH AND I HAVEN'T DONE THAT YET.

I KNOW I CAN TAKE IT TO KUMER CREEK.

THE LUXURY OF CHURCH IS THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN GARLAND IS PROBABLY THE MOST MULTICULTURAL CHURCH THERE IS BECAUSE WE HAVE A LARGE CAMEROONIAN AND, UM, PAKISTANI MEMBERSHIP.

OH YEAH.

WE HAVE AN EARLY SERVICE AT FIVE ON SUNDAYS SO THAT NOW IT'S NOT WRITTEN IN EARLY, BUT THAT WE HAVE ENGLISH SPEAKING PEOPLE.

BUT, UM, I, I CAN TAKE IT TO CHURCH AND I CAN TAKE IT TO MY NEIGHBORHOOD IS THERE AND THAT, THAT THE, THE ONE IS REALLY EASY AND THE OTHER ONE IS EASIER BECAUSE WE, OUR FACEBOOK GROUP, EITHER PEOPLE WILL RESPOND OR NOT WITH THE LINKS.

AND THAT'S THE OTHER THING.

IF YOU CAN, IF, IF YOU'RE IN FACEBOOK GROUPS AND CAN SPREAD THE LINKS, I'M HAPPY TO RE EMAIL YOU A FRESH MESSAGE WITH, WITH A QUICK, YOU KNOW, WITH AN EASY LINK SO THAT ALL YOU GOTTA DO IS COPY AND PASTE IT IN.

IF YOU COULD DO THAT, I'M, I'M, YOU KNOW, I MEAN WE'RE, WE'RE EACH CONNECTED IN OUR OWN WORLDS.

DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE THE SAME KIND OF THING WHERE YOU'VE GOT LIKE A NEIGHBORHOOD GROUP? I DO AND I DID SEND IT TO THEM.

A REMINDER ALWAYS HELPED.

YOU KNOW, SO I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MANY THINGS I GET.

YOU ALL KNOW YOU SEND ME THINGS AND, AND THEY NEVER GET SEEN.

RIGHT.

UM, COURTNEY, IF I SEND THAT TO YOU IN THE MORNING, CAN YOU FORWARD IT TO ALL OF THEM? SURE.

OKAY.

MM-HMM.

.

AND IT SHOULD BE REALLY QUICK, SO I DON'T THINK LEAVE IT OPEN LONGER.

LET LET US KNOW IF THERE'S A BOUNCE IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

CUZ WE'LL PUT IT OUT THERE.

AND IT'S BRIEF.

WELL, IT'S, IT'S A, IT'S A LOT OF QUESTIONS.

IT'S NOT, IT'S NOT HOW LONG IS IT EASY? YOU'RE NOT GONNA SPEND TWO MINUTES DOING IT.

YOU'RE GONNA SPEND ABOUT 10 MINUTES.

OKAY.

MAYBE IT, DEPENDING ON HOW MUCH YOU THINK ABOUT IT.

OKAY.

YEAH, BECAUSE WE'RE REALLY TRYING TO DRILL DOWN INTO WHAT CHANNELS ARE PEOPLE USING, WHAT CHANNELS DO THEY PREFER TO USE? UM, WHAT, UM, WHAT KIND OF CONTENT ARE THEY LOOKING FOR? WHAT ARE THE THINGS WE'RE GIVING THEM THAT THEY WANT AND WHAT ARE WE NOT GIVING THEM THAT THEY, THAT THEY WANT? WE'RE ALSO ASKING ABOUT PRINT THINGS, ONLINE THINGS.

WE'RE ASKING ABOUT LANGUAGE USAGE.

ARE SOME OF THE TRANSLATION TOOLS THAT ARE OUT THERE, ARE PEOPLE UTILIZING THOSE OR NOT? UM, SO SO WE HAVE TO COMPEL PEOPLE WITH OUR PERSONALITY.

YES.

WELL, I MEAN, IT'S MEANINGFUL.

IT'S

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MEANINGFUL BECAUSE JONATHAN, THIS FEEDBACK CAN HELP US DO A BETTER JOB OF GETTING INFORMATION THAT OUR RESIDENTS NEED TO THEM OR HELPING THEM MAKE IT EASIER FOR THEM TO FIND WHAT THEY NEED.

WELL, OUR NEIGHBORHOOD IS LEANING IS IS REALLY ACTIVE RIGHT NOW AS A BOUNCE FROM NATIONAL NIGHT OUT.

WE HAD A REALLY GOOD NATIONAL NIGHT OUT, SO WE'RE REALLY CONNECTED AT THE MOMENT.

SO IT MIGHT BE A GOOD TIME.

YEAH.

YOU KNOW, A FRESH LINK.

I'LL PUT IT IN CU CREEK NEIGHBORS AND LET'S SEE WHAT WE GET.

UM, ANYONE ELSE DOES, DO YOU, DO YOU KNOW WHEN DO NEEDLES MAY COME IN? I THINKING THIS NOVEMBER, BUT I'M NOT SURE.

I DO NOT KNOW.

WE'LL HAVE TO FIND OUT.

BUT THAT IS ONE OF THE REASONS I'M GOING TO DO CONSIDER LEAVING IT OPEN.

YEAH.

AND WHAT I'M GONNA DO AT DIA IS I'M GONNA HAVE THE FLYERS WITH THE QR CODES, BUT I'M ALSO GONNA HAVE A COUPLE OF, AND I'LL HAVE SOME HARD COPIES AS WELL.

BUT I'M GONNA HAVE A COUPLE OF IPADS SO THAT PEOPLE CAN JUST SPEND SOME TIME AND TAKE IT.

AND I WILL TELL YOU ALL IF THEY SIT IN FRONT OF ME AT D AT DIA AND TAKE IT, I WILL HAVE A LITTLE, LITTLE SOMETHING FOR THEM.

LITTLE SOMETHING.

YEAH.

LITTLE INCENTIVE AM.

THE OTHER THING YOU COULD DO, AND YOU CAN DO THIS THROUGH COURTNEY, SHE CAN FORWARD THINGS TO ME, IS IF THERE ARE, UM, IF THERE ARE LEADERS OR INDIVIDUALS THAT IF I SENT THE, THE LINK AND THE INFORMATION STRAIGHT TO THEM THAT THEY MIGHT DISTRIBUTE IT.

SO I, I WILL TAKE WHATEVER OPPORTUNITY THERE IS TO FURTHER THIS MESSAGE.

I REALLY WANT A GOOD REPRESENTATION OF GARLAND RESPONDING TO THIS SO THAT I CAN MEET THE NEEDS OF GARLAND.

THANK YOU DOROTHY.

EVERYONE IN ON THIS.

I'M, I'M SEEING SILENCE ISAAC.

YEAH.

I WAS ALSO LOOKING AT THE PARTICULAR DEMOGRAPHIC THAT YOU MENTIONED ON THE BROWN AND THE VIETNAMESE GROUP.

IF, IS IT POSSIBLE TO DROP THOSE SURVEYS ON THE CHURCH PEW SO THAT AS YOU ARE, YOU COME TO CHURCH IN THE MORNING BY THE TIME YOU ARE LEAVING, YOU MIGHT HAVE ANSWERED AND DROPPED IT.

SOME MIGHT FEEL COMFORTABLE THAT WAY.

THEY COULD DO THAT.

I MEAN IT'S LABORIOUS, BUT LET ME EMAIL.

I WILL EMAIL AND WE'LL ALSO HAVE THE QI THAT Y'ALL CAN PRINT OR HAVE PRINTED IT TO THE PURCHASE.

UM, BUT THE OTHER THING YOU MIGHT THINK ABOUT WITH THAT AND WILL SEND YOU THESE AS WELL IS IF YOU PRINT THE FLYER WITH THE QR CODE, THEY CAN SIT THERE IN CHURCH AND DO WHAT SOME PEOPLE DO IN CHARGE.

NO, THAT'S WHAT I WAS SAYING.

, LOOK AT THE QR CODE, DO IT ON THEIR PHONES.

SO THAT'S A POSSIBILITY TOO.

I WILL SEND BOTH.

THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL.

I CAN PRINT THEM AT WORK IF YOU NEED THAT.

SO AT LEAST YOU LEAVE THEM ON THE PEW TUESDAY AT LEAST.

WHATEVER WE CAN DO TO GET PEOPLE TO CORRECT.

BE SHE, DO YOU KNOW BLANCA SANCHEZ CIS IN THE, UH, ARTS COMMISSION? MM-HMM.

I DO NOT.

I'LL GIVE HER EMAIL.

SHE HAS A GROUP AT HER CHURCH AND IT'S ALL HISPANICS.

OKAY.

AND UH, SO I'LL GIVE YOU A THEN AND THEN I'LL, I'LL LET HER KNOW TOMORROW MORNING THERE.

VERY GOOD.

VERY GOOD.

THIS SHE WERE YOU.

THANK YOU.

NO, I'M NOT SIR.

OKAY.

JUSTINA.

I'LL LET MY PARENTS CHURCH KNOW.

THEY'RE AN INDIAN CHURCH IN BERLIN.

THAT GOOD.

THAT HELPS.

IT'S ONLY 43 QUESTIONS.

I DID THE TEST.

IT'S A LOT OF QUESTIONS, BUT IT, BUT THERE'S A REASON IT'S VERY FAST.

VERY, THEY'RE REASON FOR THE DEEP DIVE.

RIGHT.

MOST OF THEM ARE MAKING CHOICE, YOU KNOW, JUST CLICKING CHOICES.

CHOICES.

THERE ARE SOME OPEN, I DID THE SURVEY TEST SURVEY WITH SEVERAL VOLUNTEERS.

WE LOVE IT.

GOOD.

WE DID BOTH.

AND VIETNAMESE, ENGLISH AND SPANISH AS WELL.

THAT'S MEMBERS CAN DO.

AND UH OKAY.

OUR MEMBERS TOO CAN FEEL 'EM.

YES.

YES.

I MEAN, WHATEVER SENT IN THE GROVE DO.

WELL YES.

WE, WE ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO BE A HUNDRED PERCENT.

BUT, SO, YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT HARD TO GET OUR FAMILY MEMBERS EITHER WHO ARE LOCAL AND YOUR NEXT DOOR NIGHT AND, AND YOU KNOW, NEIGHBORS AND YOU KNOW, LIKE I SAID, WE'RE SUDDENLY REALLY ENGAGED WITH EACH OTHER BECAUSE OF NATIONAL NIGHT OUT BEING A FEW WEEKS AGO.

AND, YOU KNOW, WE HAD LIKE 250 PEOPLE AT OUR NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AND IT'S LIKE SUDDENLY THE EMAIL LIST IS ACTIVE AND IT'S NOT JUST NEXT DOOR STUFF.

SO I'M THINKING IT MIGHT BE A REALLY GOOD TIME.

AND ELVIA, UM, SEEING THAT SHE'S ON THE ARTS COMMISSION, WE ALSO FORWARDED THIS, THE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.

SHE'S ALL THE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS RECEIVED THIS AS DID OUR CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS AGAIN TO HELP US.

HUNDRED AND SOME IS REALLY WOEFUL.

YES.

WE'RE ON IT.

LET'S, LET'S SEE IF WE CAN HAVE IT, IF THERE'S SOME KIND OF LIKE WAITING ROOM, LIKE, YOU

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KNOW, AT THE, AT THE VA OR VA IS GONNA BRING IN A LOT OF PEOPLE OUTSIDE OF GARLAND.

BUT, UM, IT IS PRIMARILY FOR GARLAND RESIDENTS, BUT THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE FILLING IT OUT WHO DON'T HAVE A LOCAL ZIP CODE AND THEY'RE FILLING IT OUT BECAUSE THEY TOO FOLLOW GARLAND OR WELL, THEY COME TO GARLAND AND WANT THAT INFORMATION AND THAT'S FINE.

I AM ABSOLUTELY FINE WITH THAT.

BUT MY PRIORITY IS TO REACH GARLAND RESIDENTS OR THOSE WHO WORK AND DO BUSINESS IN GARLAND.

RIGHT, RIGHT.

OKAY.

I JUST THINK THERE'S SOMEWHERE THAT PEOPLE ARE YEAH.

THE PEOPLE ARE JUST WAITING.

WELL, YOU KNOW, IN GARLAND CIVIC THEATER HAS A SHOW THIS WEEKEND.

MM-HMM.

DROP IT OFF AT THE GREENVILLE ARTS CENTER.

WE THEY SHOULD HAVE FLYERS UP OVER THERE.

OH, OKAY.

ALL THE DEPARTMENTS.

YEAH.

THEY'RE QR CODES UP.

I'VE SEEN THEM.

YEAH.

OKAY.

BUT I'M UP IN, AND I THINK THEY'RE IN THE RESTAURANTS TOO, SOME OF THEM.

YEAH.

CAUSE I, I THINK I SAW ONE AT ROSALIN THAT WOULD MAKE SENSE.

DOWNTOWN TENDS TO BE MORE ENGAGING.

YEAH.

I THINK I SAW ONE AT ROSALIN.

YEAH.

BUT, OKAY.

BUT THANK YOU ALL.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

HOPE YOU HELP ME.

I WILL APPRECIATE IT.

AND I'LL GO AHEAD AND LEAVE THE SURVEY OPEN UNTIL NOVEMBER 11TH JUST TO GIVE MORE TIME TO MAKE THESE CONNECTIONS AND GET EVERYBODY GOING.

AND THAT'LL GIVE US, YOU KNOW, WE SEND OUT EMAILS AND STUFF AND WE'LL MAYBE SEE A COUPLE OR THREE SPIKES BETWEEN NOW AND LET'S HOPE SO.

THERE SHOULD BE, THERE SHOULD BE ABOUTS.

IT'S SOMETHING GOOD TO BE THINKING ABOUT INSTEAD OF THE ELECTION, YOU KNOW, , IT'S LIKE, LET'S, LET'S TAKE OUR MINDS OFF WHAT'S, WHAT'S PAINFUL AND DO THAT.

WHEN DOES EARLY VOTING START? MONDAY.

NEXT MONDAY.

HUH? EARLY VOTING IS NEXT MONDAY.

EARLY.

UH, EARLY VOTING STARTS ON THE 2020 FOURTH LAST DAY FOR A REQUEST FOR MAIL BAIL.

THIS IS THE 28TH.

OH, DO THEY WANT CLARIFICATION FOR THE HOT COPY? MM-HMM.

, IF THE PEOPLE FILL IT OUT, DO YOU WANT ME TO BRING IT BACK TO YOU OR YOU PREFER FOR US TRY TO GET ONLINE AND INPUT THOSE? SO GO AHEAD AND GO AHEAD AND, AND GET ME THE ORIGINALS COPY AT SOME POINT.

UHHUH .

BUT GO AHEAD AND GET 'EM INPUT THAT WAY.

THAT'S DONE AND THERE'S NO SENSE IN US RUNNING BACK AND FORTH WITH THEM.

OKAY.

I NEED TO MAKE SURE.

CUZ AT THE ASIAN NIGHT MARKET NEXT WEEKEND MM-HMM.

FOR TWO NIGHTS.

WE ALREADY SET UP A BOOTH WITH VOLUNTEER TO SIT THERE.

SO I JUST WANT THE CLARIFICATION.

IF THEY FILL OUT A FORM AND THEN MY VOLUNTEER GO AHEAD AND ENTER INTO THE COMPUTER RIGHT AWAY.

IF THEY'RE DOING IT IN ENGLISH, BRING 'EM TO ME BECAUSE THE CONSULTANT WILL DO THE ONES IN ENGLISH.

THE CONSULTANTS CAN'T DO THE VIETNAMESE.

OKAY.

OR THE SPANISH.

ALL RIGHT.

I'M HAVING OTHER PEOPLE DO THOSE.

OKAY.

.

OKAY.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

WE APPRECIATE IT.

I APPRECIATE YOU ALL.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

YOU KNOW, LET LET US KNOW IF IT HELPS.

I WILL.

YES.

I'LL MINDY MOORE.

APPLAUSE.

.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

BACK TO ITEM A.

THANK YOU MADAME VICE CHAIR FOR THAT.

THAT WAS, THANK YOU.

WE DEFINITELY NEEDED THAT TO BE, WHEN DOES A YEAR START THEN? FOR THE CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR? WHEN DOES THE YEAR START AND END? FOR THE NOVEMBER.

NOVEMBER.

OH, OKAY.

YES.

DID NOT KNOW THAT.

YES.

WELL NOW YOU DO.

ARE, ARE YOU NOMINATING YOURSELF? ? OH, WE, WE, MADAME CHAIR.

MAY I, ACCORDING TO THE BYLAW, WE SUPPOSED TO HAVE NOMINATION COMMITTEE IN, IN SEPTEMBER.

RIGHT.

AND OCTOBER IS WHEN THE VOTING TAKE PLACE, SINCE WE DON'T, WE DIDN'T DO IT IN SEPTEMBER.

RIGHT.

WELL, WE SKI FOR SOME OTHER REASONS, SO THAT'S FINE TOO.

YES.

BUT THAT MEANS THAT WE'RE, YOU KNOW, WE, AND WE CAN'T NOMINATE AND ELECT THE SAME DAY, BUT WE DO, YOU KNOW, WE COULD HAVE A NOMINATING COMMITTEE.

THE, THE WAY I ENDED UP IN THIS CHAIR WAS BY VOLUNTEERING TO OBSERVE ON THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE.

AND I WOULD VERY MUCH LOVE FOR PEOPLE TO GO AHEAD AND JOIN A NOMINATING COMMITTEE SO THAT I CAN HELP THEM HAVE THIS CHAIR.

IT WOULD BE LIKE MY GREAT JOY.

BUT WE NEED A NOMINATING COMMITTEE AND I CAN BE THE NOMINATING PERSON.

YOU WANNA BE ON THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE? YEAH, THE N N P PERSON.

OKAY.

WHO WOULD LIKE TO JOIN? MINDY ON THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE.

A COMMITTEE OF ONE IS NOT A COMMITTEE.

GO AROUND AND ASKING PEOPLE WHAT THEIR VIBES ARE ABOUT BEING THE CHAIR.

CHAIR.

VICE CHAIR.

JUST GINA.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN MINDY ON THE COMMITTEE? JOIN MINDY .

OKAY.

WHO ELSE WOULD LIKE TO JOIN THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE? WE JUST ASKING PEOPLE ON THE COMMITTEE ALREADY.

YES.

WAIT, MERYL'S, LIKE IS MERRILL THAT, THAT, SO, YOU KNOW, IF YOU DON'T KNOW YET SPEAKING MAKES YOU A VOLUNTEER.

SO, SO MERRILL JUSTINA IS, IS GOING TO LEAD THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE.

I

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MEAN, NOT JUSTINA, MINDY IS GOING TO LEAD THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE.

JUSTINA AND MERRILL WILL SERVE ON THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE.

WE NEED NOMINATIONS FOR BOTH CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR.

AND YOU KNOW, PART OF THAT EXERCISE IS ASKING PEOPLE IF THEY ARE WILLING OR INTERESTED, BUT ALSO THAT EXERCISE IS REALLY, YOU KNOW, THERE ARE VOICES THAT HAVE SERVED ON THIS COMMITTEE FOR MANY YEARS AND NOT BEEN IN LEADERSHIP ROLES.

AND CERTAINLY ANYONE IS QUALIFIED AND ABLE.

SO I, I THINK EVERY NAME SHOULD BE IN CONSIDERATION.

AND, YOU KNOW, AS WE THINK FORWARD, MY GOAL BEFORE I LEAVE THIS COMMISSION, NO MATTER WHAT ROLE I SERVE, IS TO SEE MY YOUNG COLLEAGUES AT THE FOREFRONT.

IT'S YOUR WORLD ALREADY.

YOU'RE NOT THE FUTURE, YOU'RE THE NOW WHEN DO YOU WANT, UH, OR RESULTS? SO WE NEED NOMINATIONS BEFORE WE DO THE AGENDA FOR THE NEXT MEETING.

BECAUSE THEY WILL HAVE TO BE PART, THEY WILL HAVE TO BE ON THE AGENDA.

AND THE AGENDA GOES OUT A WEEK BEFORE THE MEETING.

IS IT AT WEEK? BUT NEXT MONTH'S MEETING IS THE BOARDS AND THINGS EVENT.

OOH.

YEAH.

OOH.

SO NOW WHAT DO WE DO? COURTNEY? YOU GUYS CAN JUST, CAN WE VOTE BY EMAIL? CAN WE NOMINATE AND VOTE BY EMAIL? I THINK SO.

CHAIR THOUGHT.

HOLD ON JUST A SECOND.

SHE'S TALKING JUST A SEC.

OR YOU GUYS CAN ALWAYS, UH, VOTE TO HAVE YOUR MEETING.

YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING? ANOTHER RIGHT.

AND, AND HAVE THE MEETING JUST BE THE ELECTION.

MM-HMM.

, WE COULD DO THAT TOO.

YOU COULD, YOU KNOW, YOU COULD VOTE ON THAT AND THEN, AND YOU'RE NOT DOING AND THEN ADJOURN.

YES.

I LIKE IT.

OKAY.

YES, BUT I'M, YEAH, I THOUGHT WE AGREED TO DO MEETING THAT SAME DAY, BUT NOT A, A FULL MEETING.

JUST BRIEFLY BEFORE WE GO TO THE, UH, IS THAT IN THE MINUTE BEFORE WE WENT TO THE EVENT? THAT'S WHAT I THOUGHT ENDED AT SEVEN.

OKAY.

DID WE, I, I REMEMBER THE DISCUSSION.

LET'S LOOK AT, I DIDN'T SEE IN THE MINUTES THOUGH.

MM-HMM.

DID WE? THIS DON'T REMEMBER.

WHAT? ISN'T THAT FOR THE PICTURE THOUGH? IT'S NOT.

NO, I DON'T, I'M JUST LOOKING.

I DON'T SEE IT.

YEAH, IT'S NOT IN THE MINUTES.

BUT WE CAN, WE CAN MAKE A DECISION.

I REMEMBER HAVING A DISCUSSION ABOUT THAT.

WELL, WE CAN MAKE A MOTION TO DO THAT.

YEAH.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO.

AT ANY RATE, WE WOULD NEED IT A WEEK BEFORE THAT MEETING.

SO IF SOMEONE WOULD LIKE TO MOVE TO HAVE A MEETING PRIOR TO THE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONER'S DINNER.

LOOKING FOR THE MOTION.

BUT I'M ON THE MOTION FOR TO HAVE A MEETING BEFORE THE, UH, EVENT.

SECOND.

ALL IN FAVOR? HI.

ANYONE OPPOSED? OKAY.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO MEET AT SIX OR AT SIX 30? WHAT? YOU KNOW, WHAT WOULD BE YOUR PREFERENCE? WE CAN KEEP IT AT THE SAME TIME AT SIX.

CORRECT? JUST TRY TO WRAP UP EARLY.

WE DON'T NEED AN HOUR TO VOTE.

NO, IT'S RIGHT.

THERE'S DINNER'S AT SIX 30.

SO DINNER'S AT SIX 30 THEN SIX.

OKAY.

DOES SIX WORK FOR EVERYONE? YEAH.

YES.

OKAY.

SIX O'CLOCK ON I AT NOVEMBER.

17TH.

17TH.

OKAY.

SO YOU ALL WILL NEED TO MEET.

AND IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE AN IN-PERSON MEETING.

YOU CAN CALL, YOU CAN ZOOM, YOU CAN WHATEVER.

THANK YOU MINDY, JUSTINA, AND MERRILL FOR YOUR SERVICE.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

WE APPRECIATE YOU.

OKAY.

PUBLIC AND MEDIA RELATIONS PROJECT.

OKAY.

WE HAVE THE, OH, THAT'S DONE.

SORRY.

DONE.

C MULTICULTURAL FILM FESTIVAL.

DOES ANYONE HAVE AN UPDATE ON THE FILM FESTIVAL? I THINK WAS IT THE, WAS IT, UH, THE NEW DIRECTOR WHO WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE GIVEN US A BRIEF BUT LEFT AND THEN THE OTHER, THE NEW DIRECTOR CAME IN AND SAID THEY WAS NOW BEGINNING TO GATHER SOME BITS OF, SO DID WE TABLE THIS? WE MAY HAVE TABLED THIS.

MM-HMM.

BECAUSE SHE CAME IN AND SAID THERE WERE A FEW THINGS ON HOLD.

SHE WAS GET TRYING TO FIND HER BEARING OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

THEN SHE WOULD LATER INFORM THE HOUSE.

UNDERSTANDABLY SO.

I MEAN, I I'VE SEEN THAT THEY'RE DOING THE, UM, THE, THE OLD MOVIES.

OKAY.

UM, BUT IT'S ON THE AGENDA BECAUSE WE DIDN'T

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DO ANYTHING WITH IT YET.

MM-HMM.

.

YEAH.

THAT WAS AME.

ROSEN HALL IS THE ONE WE HAVE THOUGHTS.

RIGHT.

SHE CAME IN AND, AND WELL, AND SO DID DAVID BEFORE HER.

SO, YOU KNOW, IT, IT, IT'S, IT'S NOT NEW.

DO WE HAVE ANY THOUGHTS? BECAUSE I DON'T THINK, MY, MY SENSE, AND I MAY BE INACCURATE IN THIS, IS THAT THERE WASN'T A LOT OF ENTHUSIASM FOR RECOMMENDING FILMS AND PARTICIPATING.

AM I WRONG? I DON'T THINK IT'S, OH, IT'S LIKE THE ENTHUSIASM FOR IT.

I THINK SHE WAS STILL FIGURING OUT WHETHER SHE WANTED TO CONTINUE WITH THAT IDEA FOR THE PREVIOUS, DID WE HAVE AN OPINION? I, SO THAT WAS A MEETING THAT I WAS LATE.

SO SHE WAS ALREADY DONE BY THE TIME I GOT HERE.

DID WE HAVE AN OPINION ON THAT? UM, WE SAID WE ARE WILLING TO ASSIST AS ISSUES WANTING TO CONTINUE WITH THE MULTICULTURAL FILM FESTIVAL.

SO FOR US IT'S, IT'S, WE'RE WAITING.

YEAH.

YEAH, WE'RE WAITING FROM HERE.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

I HAD A MEETING WITH ANDY HETRA AFTER THAT, WITH EMME ROSEN HALL ABOUT ALL THE TOPIC AND THEY REALLY OPEN UP AND WELCOME ALL THE IDEAS.

THAT'S BASED ON MY UNDERSTANDING.

THEY ARE OPEN WAITING FOR US TO COME IN WITH RECOMMENDATION, SEE FOR THE VIETNAMESE.

I'M WORKING WITH THEM FOR SOME PROJECTS RIGHT NOW.

SO WE THINK WE'RE WAITING FOR YOU HAVE SOMETHING, SOME FILM OR SOMETHING AND EACH DIFFERENT CULTURE THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO PRESENT TO BE PRESENTED.

IT'S THE SAME PROJECT THAT DAVID FISHER BROUGHT RIGHT? EXACTLY THE SAME ONE.

THE SAME ONE.

A LITTLE PAPER, BUT RIGHT.

THE UNDERSTANDING, BUT SHE HAS IS THAT THEY WERE NOT SURE THEY WANTED TO CONTINUE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT.

DID ANYONE SEND RECOMMENDATIONS WHEN DAVID HAD THECLA? IT WAS ISAAC.

SORRY, ISAAC, SORRY.

I APOLOGIZE FOR NO, LIKE I, I, FROM WHAT I PICKED UP FROM, SHE WAS NOT GETTING GOING TO PICK UP FROM, UH, THE PREVIOUS DIRECTOR, BUT SHE WAS NOT GATHERING INFORMATION FOR GIVE US THE FEEDBACK.

RIGHT.

BASED ON WHAT WE HAVE SENT.

AND THAT HAS BEEN WHERE IT IS AS OF NOW.

YEAH.

SO EVERYONE THAT, THAT, THAT'S WHY I'M SAYING LACK OF ENTHUSIASM.

RIGHT.

I THINK WE SUBMITTED, IF, IF ANYTHING WE SUBMITTED WHEN DAVID MADE THE REQUEST.

YES.

YES.

I DON'T THINK THE INFORMATION FUNNELED TO HER THOUGH.

NO, IT DIDN'T.

OKAY.

DID WE THINK WE WANTED, DO WE WANNA SHARE IT AGAIN? MAYBE.

I THINK WE SHOULD JUST CIRCLE BACK AND SEE IF SHE'S STILL INTERESTED.

I WILL DO THAT.

IT HAPPENS.

I WILL PROGRAM AGAIN.

I WILL DO THAT.

YEAH.

OKAY.

YEAH, CUZ IT'S, IT'S KIND OF YOU WE'RE WAITING FOR HER.

SHE'S WAITING FOR US.

WE'RE WAITING FOR HER AND YOU KNOW, AND ALSO I THINK WHAT HE GAVE US WAS A PIECE OF PAPER TO GIVE BACK TO HIM, BUT MAYBE WE COULD JUST MAKE RIGHT.

HAVE A GOOGLE FORM.

SO IT'S JUST LIKE, OR AN EMAIL.

LIKE, YOU KNOW, NOT LIKE A WRITING IT DOWN AND TRYING TO HAND IT TO SOMEBODY, BUT IT SHOULDN'T BE THAT.

YEAH.

OKAY.

ONTO ITEM D, THE CMC 20TH ANNIVERSARY AD HOC COMMITTEE.

SO THE AD HOC COMMITTEE MEMBERS ARE ISAAC ALVIA, K ME, JUSTINA, KOHA.

SORRY, I PRONOUNCED THAT WRONG.

THAT SOUNDED WRONG.

CAN YOU REPEAT THAT? WHO IS REPORTING? OH, I'M JUST READING OFF OF THE MINUTES.

OKAY.

YEAH.

ISAAC OF LAST MEETING.

OF WHO? OH, SURE.

DID THIS COMMITTEE MEET? NO, NOT YET.

NOT YET.

NOT YET.

YOU HAVE A MEETING DATE PLAN? NO, BUT WE CAN PLAN.

WE DON'T KNOW.

I DON'T KNOW WHO THE CHAIR IS.

WELL, WHEN YOU MEET YOU, YOU PROBABLY COULD SELECT SOMEONE TO CHAIR MM-HMM.

.

BUT, UM, YEAH, YOU KNOW THE, THE AD HOC COMMITTEE DOESN'T HAVE TO HAVE A CHAIR TO, TO, TO START WORK ON THE MINUTES.

NO, I KNOW WHO'S CHAIRING.

NO, I, I THOUGHT WE SAID SOMETHING BUT I DON'T THINK IT'S, IT'S JUST CAN ALL FOUR OF US MEET A LITTLE BIT RIGHT AFTER? YEAH.

AND DECIDE WHAT DATE OR WHATEVER.

WELL, KRIS SHOWER'S NOT HERE.

OR MAYBE, BUT THREE OF YOU ARE.

YEAH.

AND THEN WE CAN EMAIL HER AND SEE IF SHE'S AVAILABLE.

YEAH, THAT WORKS.

OKAY.

AND THANK YOU AGAIN FOR SERVING ON THAT COMMITTEE.

AND YOU KNOW, REALISTICALLY, I DON'T THINK THIS IS A HEAVY LIFT, BUT NO PROGRESS GETS MADE IF WE DON'T GET STARTED.

2023 RETREAT.

SO WE NEED TO LOOK AT THE CALENDAR AND FIGURE OUT WHEN WE'RE GOING TO DO IT.

WE NEED RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A SPEAKER OR FORMAT.

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WHAT DID WE HAVE IT LAST YEAR? IT JONES THE SECOND JONES? YEAH.

YEAH.

IT WAS RON JONES.

IT WAS THE SECOND SATURDAY OF MY PHONE.

IS IN THE CAR.

THE EIGHTH.

YEAH.

ME THINK .

I'M NOT GONNA GO GET MY PHONE.

WE'RE JUST GONNA HAVE TO FIGURE IT OUT.

BUT NO, I THINK IT WAS THE THIRD SATURDAY.

IT WAS THE SATURDAY.

IT WASN'T THE SATURDAY BEFORE MLK.

SO MAYBE IT WAS THE SECOND SATURDAY.

THE SECOND SATURDAY.

WHAT MONTH IT JANUARY.

AND I DO NOT HAVE MY PHONE, BUT I MIGHT IT'S IT'S ALL RIGHT.

IT'S LIKE, YOU KNOW, SOME, SOMEBODY, EVERYONE IN THIS ROOM WAS THERE.

SO SOMEONE CAN LOOK AT THEIR CALENDAR.

YES.

IT WAS A SATURDAY.

SATURDAY.

NOT GO.

IT WAS EITHER THE, IT WAS EITHER THE SECOND OR THE FOURTH.

OH, BOARDS AND COMMISSION WAS THE, IT WAS THE 29TH OF JANUARY.

OKAY.

WAS THE LAST SATURDAY.

CUZ I KNOW WE, WE'VE MADE, MADE A POINT OF NOT DOING AN MLK WEEKEND.

ONE TOLD.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

SO, YOU KNOW, I THAT IS VERY LATE COMPARED TO OTHER YEARS.

IT HAS BEEN THE SECOND.

YES.

MLK IS USUALLY THE THIRD.

IT CAN BE WHATEVER DATE YOU ALL THINK YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE IT BE.

BUT OUR, UH, SPEAKER LAST YEAR WAS THE HONORABLE REVEREND DR.

ME, RON JONES AND HIS WIFE.

AND THEY TAUGHT PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE AND IT WAS REALLY, I THOUGHT VERY WONDERFUL.

SO WE NEED FIRST TO PICK A DATE.

AND IN PASTURES IT'S BEEN JANUARY.

IT HAS TO BE THE FIRST WEEK OR THE THIRD BECAUSE NOBODY'S GONNA COME FOR VALENTINE'S DAY.

VALENTINE'S DAY'S IN FEBRUARY.

IT'S ON VALENTINE'S DAY IN JANUARY.

I'M SORRY.

NO.

SO HOW ABOUT A 14TH? YEAH, THE 14TH OF JANUARY.

MLK WEEKEND.

YEAH, IT'S MLK WEEKEND.

IS THAT OKAY? UM, THE 21ST WOULD BE THE THIRD.

SO THE 21ST, I THINK THE MLK PARADE IS THE, THE FOR PROBABLY THE, THAT'S LUNA NEW YEAR AS WELL.

WEEKEND.

BUT THE 21ST IS NOT, THAT'S THE WEEK AFTER.

SO HOW DOES THE 21ST LUNA NEW YEAR? OH, LUNA NEW YEAR.

NO, UM, THIS IS WHY WE ENDED UP ON THE 29TH LAST YEAR.

RIGHT.

OKAY.

SO WHAT'S THE FIRST WEEKEND? SEVENTH.

SEVENTH.

HOW DOES THE SEVENTH, UH, HOW LONG AS WE DON'T FREEZE? NO, NOT NOT, IT'S OKAY TO HAVE IT ON THE, ON THE SEVEN HOUR.

I WON'T BE AVAILABLE.

OKAY.

SO WAIT, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT SPENDING A MORNING TOGETHER OR AN AFTERNOON TOGETHER'S? THREE HOURS.

HOLD ON, HOLD ON.

SO THREE HOURS.

IS IT THE LAST SATURDAY AGAIN? WHAT'S THE LAST SATURDAY? EIGHTH 98.

WHICH WOULD BE EXACTLY A YEAR FROM THE, WHEN THEY HAD THE LAST ONE.

DOES THAT WORK? I'M OUT OF THE COUNTRY.

JENNIFER'S GONE.

OKAY, THAT'S FINE.

YOU ALL CAN CARRY ON.

AND WE'RE NOT HAVING A RETREAT WITHOUT YOU.

.

YOU ARE SO SWEET.

EVERYONE IS SO SWEET TOO.

FINE.

IT'S FINE.

WE, WE, WE NEED YOU.

YOU KNOW, JENNIFER, WE CAN NO, I, I I, MY GOAL IS FOR EVERYONE TO BE ABLE TO BE THERE.

HOW, HOW, HOW LONG WAS THE MEETING? I DON'T REMEMBER.

SO IT WAS, IT WAS THE MORNING.

IT WAS LIKE NINE TO NOON.

NINE TO NOON.

OH.

MAYBE, YOU KNOW, WE COULD HAVE IT LIKE WE DO TODAY FROM SIX TO LET'S SAY NINE.

THAT'S TOUGH.

AFTER A WORK DAY.

I FORGOT.

I DON'T WORK.

UNDERSTOOD.

BUT WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO DO I DON'T .

UM, COULD IT BE A SUNDAY AFTERNOON? I'M JUST ASKING IF WE CAN'T GET IT ON A SATURDAY MORNING.

I'M GUESSING THIS, THE SATURDAY AFTERNOONS OF ALL THOSE WEEKS IS ALSO BAD, MADAM.

YES.

SUNDAY IS NOT A GOOD DAY FOR ME.

OKAY, SO WHAT SATURDAY IS GOOD FOR YOU THIS YEAR? OH, ANY SATURDAY? NO, NO.

YOU HAVE GOT TO GIVE US A CALENDAR BECAUSE YOU'RE THE ONE WHO TELLING US THAT YOU CAN'T DO THINGS.

NO, NO.

LET ME TELL YOU WHERE, WHERE I COULDN'T DO IT ON THE FIRST WEEK, I WOULD BE 70 AND I HAVEN'T PAID IT FOR ME.

OH MY GOODNESS.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

NO, THAT'S FINE.

JUST, BUT YOU TELL US WHEN YOU CAN SO THAT WE CAN SEE IF EVERYONE ELSE CAN.

THE FIRST SATURDAY, I MEAN, THE FIRST FIRST WEEK DOESN'T WORK.

FIRST WEEK OF JANUARY DON'T WORK FOR ME.

AND THE SECOND WEEK, THE 14TH, IS IT, WHEN IS THE PARADE? IT'S IS THE PARADE.

SATURDAY OH'S NOT HERE TO KNOW FOR US.

LET ME LOOK ON A SATURDAY.

RIGHT.

SO, SO IT CAN'T BE, IT CAN'T BE THAT DAY.

OKAY.

SO

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DO WE MOVE? AND THIS WOULD BE RARE, BUT MAYBE NECESSARY.

JENNIFER, ARE YOU BACK THE FIRST WEEK OF FEBRUARY? YES MA'AM.

IT IS ON JANUARY.

THAT'S MY BOARD MEETING FROM 10:00 AM OKAY.

HOW ABOUT THE SECOND WEEK OF FEBRUARY? WHAT ABOUT THE 22ND? THE 22ND WAS NO LUNA.

NEW YEAR IS LUNA NEW YEAR.

AND BY THE WAY, HAPPY DEVALI TO ANYONE WHO IS CELEBRATING.

UM, SO SECOND WEEK OF JANU OF FEBRUARY THE FOURTH IS NOT WORKING.

CAN WE DO IT ON DECEMBER? NO, NO.

IN DECEMBER? NO.

UM, CAN WE DO WHAT ON, ON ON FEBRUARY THE FOURTH? SOMEONE SAID NO, LIZ HAS A BOARD MEETING.

OKAY.

THE 11TH.

I THINK WE CAN DO 11.

WHEN DOES THE NAACP HAVE THEIR BRUNCH? THAT'S ALWAYS IN FEBRUARY.

IT IS.

GO BRUN.

BUT, BUT, BUT, OKAY.

SO LET'S DO THIS, LET'S PICK A DATE AND THEN LET'S PICK AN ALTERNATE DATE.

OKAY.

SO FEBRUARY 11TH IS WORKING FOR, DOES ANYONE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH FEBRUARY 11TH? NO.

OKAY.

SO LET'S GO WITH FEBRUARY 11TH IS OUR FIRST CHURCH FIRST CHOICE PENDING WHETHER THAT IS A CONFLICT WITH THE NAACP BRUNCH.

AND I LOVE THAT WE HAVE SO MANY CULTURAL OBSERVATIONS THAT ARE OUR CHALLENGES.

SO I AM REALLY LIKING HAVING TO BE FLEXIBLE BECAUSE WE HAVE ALL THESE CULTURAL THINGS TO CELEBRATE.

UM, FEBRUARY 11TH AND THE SECOND CHOICE WOULD BE 18 TO 11 OR TWO 18.

DOES ANYONE HAVE A CHALLENGE WITH TWO 18? NO MA'AM.

SO WE WILL CHECK WITH THE NAACP REGARDING THEIR BRUNCH AND WE WILL LOOK FOR IT.

I AM A MORNING PERSON.

NINE TO 12 WORKS FOR ME, BUT LET'S NOT DO WHAT WORKS FOR ME.

LET'S DO WHAT WORKS FOR ALL FOR THE MAJORITY OF US.

YEAH.

WHAT MORNING PREFERABLE AFTERNOON.

PREFERABLE.

IT'S, IT'S MORNING IS PREFERABLE.

THAT'S OUR NORMAL TIME AT NINE.

I KNOW.

I KNOW.

AND IT'S LIKE, THAT REALLY IS MY BEST.

THAT'S WHEN I'M SMARTEST.

YOU KNOW, I'M, I'M AS THE HOURS PASS I BECOME LESS AND LESS INTELLIGENT.

SO, OKAY.

LET'S, LET'S LOOK AT NINE TO 12 AGAIN.

AND DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEAS FOR SPEAKERS? WHAT KIND OF SPEAKERS ARE YOU SEEKING? WHAT KIND WOULD YOU LIKE TO HEAR? IT'S OUR RETREAT, SO IT'S, YOU KNOW, IT, IT COULD BE, YOU KNOW, WE, WE HAD THE INVITING THE, THE HONORABLE RON JONES WAS A DIRECT WITH ALL OF US JUST, YOU KNOW, WANTING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MAKING EMOTIONS.

SO, YOU KNOW, AND IT WAS, I THOUGHT IT WAS A FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE.

YEAH, I THINK WE ALL GOT SOMETHING OUT OF THAT.

BUT SOMEONE WHO, YOU KNOW, FITS OUR MISSION IDEAS.

UM, I REALLY LOVE THE UNI.

THOSE UH, UH, LIKE WITH A MEETING THAT WE WENT TO UHHUH AND THAT POLICE, THE POLICE OFFICER WHO DOES UNIDOS.

YEAH, HE IS DELIGHTFUL.

I REALLY LIKED, UH, THE WHOLE THING.

OKAY.

OKAY.

SO LEARNING MORE ABOUT MUNDOS WOULD BE A GOOD THING.

AND THEN EVEN LIKE ALSO HOW CAN WE I YEAH, THAT OKAY.

THAT THERE, THAT'S A GREAT IDEA.

JUSTINA.

OKAY.

ANYONE ELSE? MAYBE WE COULD HAVE SOMEBODY THAT WOULD, UM, HELP US WORK ON OUR GOAL.

YEAH.

YEAH.

THE GOAL THAT WE STARTED WITH LIKE ALMOST STRATEGIC PLANNING, BUT PARTICULARLY WITH REGARD TO THE COMMUNICATIONS, LIKE TRYING TO KEEP THIS RESOURCE, SOMEONE WHO COULD HELP US WITH, WITH GETTING THE RESOURCE LIBRARY GOING.

YEAH.

BOY, THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

I WONDER WHAT MEDICARE, LIKE IF THERE'S SOMEBODY AT ONE OF THE COLLEGES OR ABSOLUTELY.

BUT SOME, SOMEONE WHO DOES THAT.

OKAY.

YOU KNOW THAT I'M PROBABLY LIKE SITTING IN THE MIDDLE OF A RE OF A LIST OF PEOPLE LIKE THAT.

I JUST NEED TO GO OVER TO PHILANTHROPY AND SAY WHO DOES THIS? RIGHT.

OKAY.

I WAS, I WAS THINKING OF SOMEBODY FROM THE SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT WOULD TELL YOU THE DIFFERENT ETHNICITIES WITHIN OUR DEMOGRAPHICS WHO DEMOGRAPHICS SCHOOLS.

THAT WOULD BE COOL.

YEAH.

OR IS THERE THE, I MEAN I KNOW RICHARDSON SCHOOLS BETTER, BUT THE, IS THERE A NEW NEWCOMER CENTER OR, YEAH, SO YES.

UM, IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE I'VE HAD DIRECT CONNECTION, BUT THERE IS, SO, OKAY.

LET'S SEE.

SO WE'VE GOT BONITOS, SOMEONE WHO CAN FACILITATE MAKING PROGRESS ON THE RESOURCE

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CENTER.

MM-HMM.

RESOURCE, LIBRARY RESOURCE, WHATEVER WE, WE KNOW WHAT WE MEAN.

OKAY.

AND S SAID SOMEONE FROM G I S D WHO COULD TALK ABOUT DIVERSITY IN THE DISTRICT.

ANY OTHER IDEAS? I THINK WE CAN KIND OF PUSH THE, I MEAN, MESH THEM ALL TOGETHER IN THE SENSE OF FINDING SOMEBODY WHO CAN TALK TO US ABOUT, WELL, LIKE THE MULTICULTURAL RESOURCES THAT WE DO HAVE IN THIS CITY.

LIKE YOU NEED, WE NEED THOSE.

AND LIKE, UM, LIKE ANY OTHER TYPE OF THING LIKE THAT.

AND MAYBE JUST MAKING US MORE AWARE OF WHAT WE HAVE AND THAT'S THE SAME, I THINK THAT'S KIND OF LINKED INTO WHAT ARE THE RESOURCES THAT WE CAN GIVE OUT OR OKAY.

UM, PUT IN TOGETHER.

BUT THAT'S JUST ANOTHER THOUGHT.

OKAY.

S GOAL SETTING PROGRESS AND RESOURCE CENTER FACILITATOR, GI I S D, DIVERSITY IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.

SPEAKER.

SOMEONE WHO CAN SHARE ABOUT OTHER MULTICULTURAL RESOURCES THAT ARE AVAILABLE, ONE OF WHOM IS OUR OWN VICE CHAIR.

SO THAT THEY COULD VERY MUCH BE, YOU KNOW, IT SITTING AND TRYING TO PICK JENNIFER'S BRAIN COULD TAKE MANY, MANY DAYS, BUT PERHAPS, PERHAPS THERE COULD BE A LITTLE SOMETHING THERE.

SHE IS A VALUABLE RESOURCE.

YOU KNOW, SHE, WE, WE ARE LOOKING AT THE TREASURE RIGHT HERE, SO YOU KNOW THAT THERE'S, OKAY.

SO I, I'M HAPPY TO INVESTIGATE AND AND SEE IF WE CAN GET SOME HELP.

COURTNEY, CAN YOU ALL HELP? THANK YOU.

SEE IF WE CAN GET SOME HELP.

MAYBE IDENTIFYING SOME FOLKS HERE IN TOWN.

I CAN CERTAINLY WORK.

GET THE FAC LOOK AT THE FACILITATOR PERSON BECAUSE THAT'S ONE OF THOSE COMMUNITIES.

FOUNDATION OF TEXAS THINGS.

YES, MA'AM.

UM, GOING BACK ABOUT MLK DAY, DID WE WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PARADE? CAUSE THE ENTRY FORM IS AVAILABLE.

SO WE SIGNED UP LAST YEAR AND IT WAS FREEZING.

RIGHT? AND SOMEBODY WENT, SOMEBODY DID GO.

I WENT FREEZING.

IT WAS COLD AND WE IT WAS WINDY.

WINDY.

IT WAS REALLY COLD, WINDY.

AND THAT WAS ON THE, LIKE RIGHT ON LIKE THE WINTER STORM, SO RIGHT.

YEAH.

IT, IT WAS.

WELL, SO I ENDED UP BEING AT THE OVERNIGHT WARMING SHELTER.

SO I WAS VOLUNTEERING CUZ IT WAS BELOW FREEZING.

AND UM, YOU KNOW THE THOUGHTS, MINDY ASKED A QUESTION BECAUSE ENTRY DEADLINE IS JANUARY 9TH THAT IT SAYS 2022.

WAS WAS THE WEATHER FORECAST.

RIGHT? RIGHT.

FOR THAT DAY, .

RIGHT.

I'M ASKING WAS THE WEATHER FORECAST OH, FOR, FOR JANUARY.

WELL IT'S KIND BE COLD.

IT IS.

IT ALWAYS, IT ALWAYS COLD.

YEAH, IT'S ALWAYS COLD.

AND WHEN IS WHO WE AND COLD.

IT'S LIKE, THIS IS OUR TRADITION.

IT IS CMC TRADITION.

REMEMBER THAT WE PARTICIPATE EACH AND EVERY YEAR.

IN THE PAST THERE'S BEEN A PARADE.

AND ONE YEAR THE CMC WAS THE GRAND MARSHA.

I KNOW BECAUSE I JUST GET OUT FROM MY TRANSPLANT.

THEY HAD TO PUT A SPECIAL CHAIR YES.

AT THE PICKUP TRUCK FOR ME TO SIT NOW.

AND PEOPLE HAD TO HOLD ME.

OH MY GOD.

BUT WE DID IT.

I MADE IT.

WE MADE IT.

WE MADE IT.

AND YOU MADE IT TOO.

YOU WEAR YOUR COSTUME.

SO, BUT WHY AREN'T YOU ALL SPEAKING UP ABOUT THIS? I ASKED DID ANYONE WANTED? YEAH.

I DON'T WANT TO BE THE PEOPLE, THE TALK, BUT, BUT NO, I'M LOOKING AT THREE OTHER PEOPLE WHO ARE, WHO ARE PART OF THIS.

WELL, I HAVE A TRUCK.

I CAN CARRY THE CARGO.

DO WHAT I MEAN, I HAVE, I CAN COME IN WITH MY TRUCK.

OKAY.

WE SET IT UP WHERE WE MEAN WE DON'T WALK MM-HMM.

.

I'VE NEVER DONE IT.

SO THE YEAR I STARTED WAS COVID.

SO I WAS NOT, I'VE DONE THE PARADE WITH A MARCHING BAND BECAUSE I WAS A BAND PARENT AND I'VE WALKED THE ROUTE.

IT'S NOT THIS ROUTE ANYMORE, BUT I WALKED THE ROUTE FOUR YEARS WITH THE GARLAND HIGH SCHOOL BAND.

SO IT'S NOT LIKE, IT'S NOT DOABLE.

BUT HAVING NEVER DONE IT, I CAN'T TELL YOU WHAT THE TRADITION HAS BEEN.

I STARTED IN 2020.

THERE WAS NO PARADE.

CAN WE DO A, CAN ANYONE HAVE A CONVERTIBLE? WE HAVE A TRACK.

A PICKUP WILL WORK.

YEAH.

PICK A PICKUP.

WORKS A CONVERTIBLE'S COLDER, I THINK.

YEAH.

UM, CAUSE YOU KNOW, WE HAD ALL THE, THE PICTURES OF STUFF LIKE THAT ON THE SURROUNDING THE TRAILER.

MAY I RECOMMEND A TRAILER? YEAH.

WE, THAT'S WHERE WE WERE SITTING UP TOP.

YEAH.

BUT MAY I YES, PLEASE.

THAT YEAR PARK AND RECREATION BUILT US A PICKUP TRUCK BECAUSE WE WORE THE GRAND MARSH A FLOAT.

THEY BUILD A FLOAT.

MM-HMM.

BEAUTIFUL.

AND THEY HAVE ALL THE MATERIAL.

IF YOU ALL WANT ME TO, I CAN REACH OUT TO THEM TO SEE IF THEY STILL HAVE THOSE

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MATERIAL AND IF THEY WILLING TO LET US USE IT.

OR BETTER YET, IF WE CAN USE THEIR TRUCK.

OKAY.

THEIR DRIVER SMART.

YEAH.

BUT, BUT SO THE WHOLE IDEA OF THAT'S BRILLIANT.

THANK YOU MADAM VICE.

YOU KNOW, I CAN FILL OUT THE FORM.

PLEASE DO.

AND THIS WHOLE, NOW THAT WILL ALSO REQUIRE A COMMITTEE.

I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS.

I HAVE NOT WORKED ON THIS.

AND WE ARE NOT GOING TO, WE HAVE THESE FOLKS WHO ARE ALREADY WORKING ON COMMITTEES WHO IS WILLING TO HELP WITH THE ORGANIZING THE PARTICIPATION OF THE MLK DAY PARADE.

ARE WE NOTHING? WAIT ON THE CONFIRMATION FIRST WHETHER WE WILL GET THE TRUCK OR NOT.

OKAY.

AND THEN WE PICK UP FROM THERE.

OKAY.

IF THERE ARE ANY RULES FOR US, WE CAN, WE CAN VOLUNTEER.

THANK YOU ISAAC.

I APPRECIATE IT.

MM-HMM.

, THAT'S VERY HELPFUL.

THE, THE TRUCK.

I BELIEVE THAT WE WILL HAVE WORSE SCENARIO IF WE CANNOT USE PARK AND RECREATION TRUCK.

I CAN, UH, BORROW A TRUCK FROM SOMEONE ELSE.

OR IF WE CAN USE YOUR TRUCK, THAT WILL BE WONDERFUL.

SO THAT WOULD BE ANOTHER OPTION.

BUT WE NEED TO VOTE MADAME CHAIR TO MAKE A MOTION.

A MOTION.

YES.

I MOTION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MLK DAY PARADE.

I SECOND.

ALL IN FAVOR? AND YOU WENT FIRST.

I HAVE A QUESTION WE WERE PASSING OUT, ASIDE FROM YOU HAVE TO FINISH THE VOTE.

OH, OKAY.

WHO WAS, UH, IS ANYONE OPPOSED? FINISH THE VOTE.

OKAY.

NOW WE CAN HAVE DISCUSSION.

ONE QUESTION ABOUT THAT.

WE WERE PASSING OUT SOME FLYERS.

WHAT WERE THEY FOR? I CAN'T, WAS IT THE CENSUS OR, OH, THE CENSUS.

WE HAD THE CENSUS.

REMEMBER WE WERE, THE PEOPLE THAT WERE WALKING WERE PASSING OUT CENSUS AND CANDY AND CANDIES.

CANDY.

WE HAD CANDY LAST YEAR AND EVERYTHING, BUT WE JUST DIDN'T DO IT.

YEAH.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

SO THAT WAS NOT, THAT WOULD BE UNDER NEW BUSINESS, BUT SOMEHOW THAT CAME UP.

SO LET'S GET BACK TO THE AGENDA.

IT'S ALL GOOD.

SO WE HAVE A RETREAT, DATE AND DATE TO LOOK AT.

AND WE'RE GONNA CHECK WITH NAACP FEBRUARY 11TH OR FEBRUARY 18TH.

OUR PREFERRED FEBRUARY 11TH IS PREFERRED FROM NINE TO NOON.

PROPOSED 2023 MEETING SCHEDULE.

I LIKED THURSDAYS TWO, RIGHT? THIS IS THURSDAY.

ME TOO.

SIX TO SEVEN.

YEAH, I LIKE THOSE DATES.

ME, ME TOO.

SO OUR MEETINGS ARE THE THIRD THURSDAY FROM SIX TO 7:00 PM DOES ANYONE HAVE A CHALLENGE WITH US DOING, CONTINUING TO MEET ON THE THIRD THURSDAY FROM SIX TO 7:00 PM I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THOSE.

I THINK EVERYONE'S MADE IT HAPPEN ON THEIR CALENDAR ALREADY.

SO I DON'T HAVE THE DATES IN FRONT OF ME.

WE WILL GET THE DATES OUT TO YOU.

UM, LEAVE THEM TO ME.

YES.

THAT WOULD BE WONDERFUL.

THANK YOU.

JUSTINA? JANUARY 19TH.

OKAY.

FEBRUARY 16.

YES, MA'AM.

UH, MARCH 16TH.

YEP.

AND THEN 1, 2, 3.

IT WOULD BE APRIL 20TH AND MAY 18TH.

JUNE 15.

JULY 20TH.

AUGUST 17TH.

SEPTEMBER 21ST.

OCTOBER 19TH.

NOVEMBER 16TH.

DECEMBER 21ST.

BUT I DON'T KNOW IF WE NEED TO CHANGE THAT.

WE DIDN'T DO A DECEMBER ONE.

WHAT WE DID, WE, WE JUST GOT TOGETHER.

YEAH.

WE HAD A HOLIDAY GATHERING.

ALL RIGHT.

SO SEPTEMBER 21ST WILL BE NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY.

BUT I'M J LIKE, I'M NOT READY FOR THAT.

THAT CAN'T HAPPEN.

IT'S ALWAYS YEAH, IT IS.

IT IS.

IT IS.

BUT I'M JAIL.

YES.

IS THERE ANY REAL WAY WE CAN GET SOMETHING LIKE THIS, THAT RENEE DID FOR? WOULD YOU LIKE TO PREPARE IT? NO.

RENEE DID IT FOR US.

AND DISTRIBUTOR DIDN'T ASK A QUESTION.

NO, IT'S EITHER YES OR NO.

NO.

WE, WE ABSOLUTELY CAN GET IT, BUT I'M SURE YOU SEE THAT I AM PUSHING FOR MORE PARTICIPATION, YOU KNOW, SO YES.

WE, WE CAN ABSOLUTELY DO THAT.

BUT LET'S, YOU KNOW, LOOK AT THE DATES.

IF THURSDAYS ARE WORKING FOR FOLKS, WE DON'T HAVE TO WAIT A MONTH.

OKAY.

I WILL SAY SEPTEMBER 21ST.

I CANNOT BE HERE.

YEAH, WE MIGHT, THAT ONE.

I MAY NOT EVEN BE THE CHAIR.

SO IT MIGHT BE JUST SOMEONE IS MISSING.

SO, YOU KNOW, WHOEVER'S THE CHAIR REALLY NEEDS TO BE IN PLACE, BUT THE VICE CHAIR CAN ALWAYS RUN A MEETING.

SO THAT'S NOT THE END

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OF THE WORLD.

BUT SEPTEMBER 21ST IS NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY.

AND THAT'S THE BIGGEST THING THAT HAPPENS AT WHERE AT WHERE I WORK THIS YEAR WE RAISED $62.6 MILLION FOR THREE THIRTY, TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY TWO NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, INCLUDING MON.

YAY.

FIND YOUR, FIND YOUR PASSION.

GIVE WITH PURPOSE WAS THE THEME THIS YEAR AND NORTH TEXAS CAME OUT.

YES, MA'AM.

UM, DO WE WANT TO DO A HOLIDAY EVENT IN DECEMBER? I THINK THAT'S A GREAT IDEA.

CAN WE FINISH WITH THE MEETING DATES FIRST? OH YES.

ALL RIGHT.

SO WE NEED A MOTION.

I MOVE.

WE KEEP IT ON THE THIRD THURSDAY AND WE WILL ADJUST AS NEEDED.

THANK FULLY SECOND.

I SECOND.

HOW DOES EVERYONE FEEL ABOUT THAT? ALL IN FAVOR? AYE.

AYE.

ALL RIGHT.

SO WE WILL PUBLISH THESE DATES AND YOU'LL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW THEM AND LET US KNOW.

BUT I THINK PROBABLY 90% OF THE TIME WE'RE ON THE THIRD THURSDAY, THERE MAY BE ONE OR TWO TIMES THAT WE DON'T, WE DO NOT HAVE A DECEMBER MEETING ON THE CALENDAR THIS YEAR EITHER.

I DON'T THINK.

I THINK WE SAID NO.

UM, AND WE DID A SOCIAL GATHERING INSTEAD.

YEAH, WE COULD DO THAT AGAIN.

THAT WAS WHAT YOU WERE ASKING ABOUT.

SO AN INFORMAL SOCIAL GATHERING.

IT WAS VERY FUN.

INFORMAL SOCIAL GATHERING.

THAT WOULD MEAN SOUNDS GOOD.

SOUNDS GOOD TO ME.

ALL RIGHT.

DOES, DO WE HAVE A THOUGHT OF WHEN AND WHERE OR WE KNOW WHEN IT'S OUR MEETING DATE, BUT IF ANYONE HAS IDEAS ABOUT WHERE, AND WE CAN TALK ABOUT IT NEXT MONTH, BUT IT WOULD BE THE 15TH.

THAT WOULD BE OUR, THAT'S THE, OUR POTENTIAL.

YEAH.

YEAH.

OH, GOOD, GOOD.

YEAH.

ANYONE HAVE ANY STRONG SUGGESTIONS? WE, IT WAS FUN AT THE TAVERN LAST YEAR.

I WOULDN'T LIKE TAVERN.

I'VE NEVER BEEN INSIDE THERE.

I'VE BEEN INSIDE OF POCKET.

THE POCKET SANDWICH DOCUMENT.

IT WAS REALLY NICE.

YEAH.

YEAH.

WELL, YOU NEED, YEAH, IT, IT, IT, WHERE WERE YOU? NO, THAT'S INTRINSIC.

THE TAVERN'S ON THE CORNER.

IT'S A RESTAURANT WITH A BAR.

YEAH.

OH YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.

YEAH.

BUT THEY THEY HAD PRETTY GOOD FOOD.

GREAT FOOD.

THEY DO.

I LIKE IT A LOT.

THEY HAVE GREAT FOOD, GOOD MUSIC.

YEAH.

THEY CATER FOR THE GARLAND POLICE.

THE GARAN FOODIES.

YES.

YEAH.

LAST, LAST FRIDAY.

YEAH.

OKAY.

SO 1215.

ALL RIGHT.

DO WE HAVE ANY NEW BUSINESS? I'M GONNA GO OVER UPCOMING EVENTS IN A SECOND.

WE COULD CHECK ON TIFFANY.

WE DO NEED TO CHECK ON TIFFANY.

WE HAVE NOT SEEN TIFFANY IN SEVERAL MONTHS.

WE NEED AN ATTENDANT RECORDS BECAUSE ACCORDING TO THE BYLAWS, YOU ARE MISSING THREE.

WELL, THERE'S A CONVERSATION.

YOU KNOW, I, I THINK SO WE HAVE CHALLENGES, UH, ALWAYS.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I KNOW CAME UP DURING C THAT I THINK WE NEED TO BE, ALTHOUGH WE HAVE BYLAWS, WE CAN BE FLEXIBLE.

BUT I DO THINK THAT WE NEED TO TAKE ACTION LIKE AFTER TWO AND MAKE A PHONE CALL AND JUST SEE, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE AT ONE POINT WE DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE, BUT NOW WE HAVE A FULL FLEDGED COMMISSION AND WE HAVE GOOD ATTENDANCE AND ARE NOT HAVING STRUGGLES WITH, UM, QUORUM.

I, I WOULD BE SAD TO LOSE TIFFANY BECAUSE SHE, YOU KNOW, WHEN SHE JOINED, ADDED A NEW ELEMENT.

BUT I THINK WE'VE ONLY SEEN HER THREE TIMES.

TWICE, MAYBE THREE TIMES OR THREE TIMES.

SO I, I'LL CALL.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO CALL IF THE COMMISSION WOULD YOU RATHER TO I CAN CALL HER.

WHAT? I FEEL LIKE IF YOU COMMITTED TO SOMETHING AND YOU UNABLE TO STAND BY YOUR COMMITMENT, YOU NEED TO SAY SOMETHING.

I AGREE.

BECAUSE WE NEED TO, TO, TO MAKE ROOM FOR SOMEONE REALLY WANT TO SHARE THEIR IDEAS YES.

AND WILLING TO SERVE.

UM, SO I CALL HER IF YOU WANT ME TO.

WELL, IF, DO YOU KNOW HER? I KNOW HER VERY WELL WITH YOU.

THAT'S WHAT I THOUGHT.

SO IF YOU'RE MORE COMFORTABLE WITH ME, SHE WILL BE BE OFFICIAL.

YEAH.

INSTEAD OF ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD.

NOT ON BEHALF OF JENNIFER W NO, I KNOW, BUT I I DIDN'T WANNA MAKE IT UNCOMFORTABLE.

CAUSE I KNOW YOU HAVE A FAMILY CONNECTION AND EVERYTHING.

NO.

OKAY.

EVEN FAMILY CONNECTION.

THAT WON'T HAPPEN TO ME BECAUSE I WOULD BE THE FIRST ONE TO ASK HER TO RESIGN.

OKAY.

, RIGHT.

FAMILY AND BUSINESS ARE TWO DIFFERENT THINGS.

YES.

THIS IS A LOCAL GOVERNMENT BORN COMMISSION.

I DON'T WANT TO MESS UP.

OKAY.

WELL THANK YOU FOR REACHING OUT TO I'LL TAKE CARE OF TIFFANY.

YEAH.

AND WE WOULD LOVE FOR HER TO COME IF SHE'S ABLE.

BUT IF SHE'S NOT, THEN IT WOULD REALLY BE PERSPECTIVE.

HOW CAN YOU REPRESENT SOME DISTRICT IF YOU NEVER BE AT A MEETING? THAT DISTRICT NEEDS A REP.

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OKAY.

SO THE UPCOMING YES, SIR.

OH, I WAS JUST GONNA ASK CAUSE I WASN'T HERE LAST MONTH AND I KNOW THEY WERE SENDING EMAILS BACK AND FORTH ABOUT THE CARDS, BUSINESS CARDS.

YES.

IS THERE ANYTHING THAT, DO WE HAVE ANYTHING THAT WE HAVE LIKE EVERYBODY'S PHONE NUMBER, LIKE WE CAN CALL YEAH, THERE IS A LIST.

OKAY.

CAUSE I HAVEN'T SEEN OR, OKAY.

WE, WE, I NO, WE CAN SEND, I, WE CAN SEND, I CAN SEND IT OUT.

WE, BUT WE, YOU KNOW, WE, YEAH, WE WE UPDATED IT RIGHT AFTER WE TIFFANY JOINED.

I THINK SO.

OH NO, I THINK IT DIDN'T WE DO SOMETHING AT THE RETREAT? WE DID AND THAT'S WHEN, AND WE PUBLISHED IT.

BUT WE WE CAN SEND IT OUT AGAIN.

YEAH.

CAUSE I DON'T, CAUSE I KNOW, UM, SHE ASKED FOR SOME INFORMATION FOR A CARD, WHAT THEY WAS GONNA PUT, EMAIL IT, MAKE THOSE.

SO SOME PEOPLE GOT PRINTED CARDS, SOME PEOPLE GOT DIGITAL CARDS.

THEY DID MAKE THEM.

AND WHICHEVER ONE YOU SAID YOU WANTED IS WHAT HAPPENED.

BUT WE CAN FIND OUT.

I WASN'T HERE, SO I DON'T KNOW IF SHE PRINTED SOME OR, OR NOT.

NO, I THINK IT WAS, WE JUST GOT ONE CMC DIGITAL CARD.

WAS IT NOT? THAT WAS IN AN EMAIL.

LET ME LOOK UP BECAUSE, BECAUSE MINE WAS JUST A GENERAL LINE.

THE, BUT I MIGHT BE WRONG.

I MIGHT BE TOTALLY WRONG.

I WILL DOUBLE CHECK AS YEAH, DON'T, YOU'RE ASKING ME FOR THINGS THAT, YOU KNOW, I MIGHT, YOU KNOW, MY PHONE'S IN THE CAR.

I, I I, I I CAN'T TELL YOU ANYTHING.

AND, AND IT'S WAY AFTER 2:00 PM WHEN MY BRAIN TAKES A BREAK.

OKAY.

OUR FINAL THING, UPCOMING EVENTS.

I SENT AN EMAIL AND A FORM ASKING ABOUT WHO WANTED TO BE A TASTE OF GARLAND.

TASTE OF GARLAND IS COMING UP ON THE 22ND DIGITAL WAR TOAST TOS.

I NEED TO PAY FOR MY TICKET.

I DID.

CONNIE GIVE THE MONEY TO COURTNEY.

OKAY.

YEAH.

HOW MUCH DIA DO LOS MUTOS IS NOVEMBER 1ST, FIVE 30 TO EIGHT 30 AT THE GRANDVILLE ARTS CENTER BOARD AND COMMISSIONER'S DINNER THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH.

WHO WILL BE ATTENDING OF THEY? YEAH.

I WOULD BE THERE.

ALL RIGHT.

DO WE HAVE TO DRESS ANYWAY? I WOULD SAY BUSINESS CASH.

YEAH.

IT, IT'S NOT FORMAL.

YES.

COURTNEY? THE THEME THIS YEAR IS LIKE CELEBRATING THE DECADES.

UM, I'M ACTUALLY, I'M IN CHARGE.

IS IT COSTUME? YOU CAN WEAR COSTUME.

WE'RE ACTUALLY GONNA HAVE A LIVE BAND, A DANCE FLOOR.

WE'VE KIND OF CHANGED IT THIS YEAR.

WHOA.

IT WAS KIND OF MY BABY, SO I KIND OF WANTED TO DO YEAH, YOU DID.

ALL RIGHT.

NOW WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY A DECADE OR WHATEVER THE DECADES THERE'S BEEN, UM, ALL THROUGH THE DIFFERENT DECADES AND WE'RE CELEBRATING OVER A HUNDRED YEARS OF THE CITY HAVING BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.

THAT IS SO COOL.

THIS IS VERY COOL.

OH, MY AFRO GROW OUT.

UH, MERRIL SPAGHETTI.

I'M MISSING THAT.

YOU KNOW, IT'S LIKE YOU CAN BRING US A PICTURE.

ALL RIGHT.

THAT'S VERY COOL.

ARE YOU ALREADY RECEIVED IT? OKAY.

I JUST RECEIVED OH, OKAY.

TODAY.

OH, OKAY.

THAT IS VERY COOL.

ALRIGHT.

I'M, IT SHOULD BE YOUR MAIL.

YEAH.

OKAY.

YOU ARE.

I, I L TEXAS G HS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT IS IN INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP.

OH, IS THAT INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP ACADEMY? YES.

OH, I GOT MINE.

YES.

OKAY.

SO THERE, OH, INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP GARLAND HIGH SCHOOL FESTIVAL.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH.

I DON'T SEE A TIME, BUT THAT WOULD BE COOL TO ATTEND.

IT'S REALLY FUN.

IT'S REALLY FUN.

CHARLES ISN'T HERE TONIGHT, SO MAYBE INTERNATIONAL.

WE COULD, WE COULD, WE COULD GO IT AND, AND WE ARE ABOUTS.

YEAH.

SO THEY KNOW WHERE WE'RE A MULTICULTURAL COMMISSION.

ABSOLUTELY.

SEE THIS IS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL, SO I STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU DRESS UP AT YOUR CUSTOM, YOUR TRADITION OF CLOTHES.

THE CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENT WILL LOVE TO SEE IT.

HOW COOL IS THAT? YES.

ALL RIGHT.

FIRE CHRISTMAS IS TREE LIGHTING.

DECEMBER 1ST.

MLK PARADE, WHICH WE'VE JUST BEEN TALKING ABOUT.

WE DON'T KNOW THE DATE YET.

NAACP WINNER BALL.

WE'LL FIND OUT WHEN THAT IS.

WHEN WE CHECK IN ABOUT THE FEBRUARY DATE.

DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE ANY NEW BUSINESS? OH, I'M OKAY.

PARADE IS JANUARY 14TH.

JANUARY 14TH.

THANK YOU.

MINDY.

AM 10:00 AM ALL RIGHT.

COURTNEY, THAT NAACP WINTER BALL IS NORMALLY THE SATURDAY BEFORE VALENTINE'S DAY, RIGHT? IT MAY NOT.

IT'S PROBABLY THE 11TH.

IT'S PROBABLY THE 11TH, BUT IT'S NIGHT.

YES.

IT, YEAH.

I DON'T SEE ANYTHING PUBLISHED ON THEIR WEBSITE YET.

YEAH, IT'S NOT THERE.

NEVER NOT, BUT, BUT STILL IT BUT DOES IT TAKE YOU SIX HOURS TO GET READY MERL? NO.

I'M JUST POWDERING YOUR NOSE.

THERE'S STUFF THEY, IT KIND OF BEHIND SOMETIMES.

IT, IT'S ALL GOOD.

WE

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KNOW, WE KNOW THE GENERAL TIMING AND YOU'RE GOING TO BRING YOUR, YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER AND OTHERS MAY DO THE SAME, BUT, ALL RIGHT.

DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE ANYTHING FOR THE GREATER GOOD, MADAME VICE CHAIR? MAY I, MAY I PLEASE MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT, UH, DFW NINE MARKET.

WE BE HELD AT KALIMORE PARKING LOT NEXT WEEKEND, FRIDAY THE 28TH AND SATURDAY THE 29TH.

AND SO FAR WE ARE SO OUT ALL THE BOOTH, FOOT BOOTH VENDORS AND WE HAVE ABOUT 20 PERFORMERS TO COME IN.

WOW.

TO PERFORM AND NO ADMISSION.

THE W NIGHT MARKET.

NIGHT MARKET.

YES MA'AM.

WHERE'S IT GONNA BE? KELLY, SEGA, KELLY SEMO PARKING