Meeting Announcement from Dan Keefe, President, MCC
We will be starting off the New Year with a meeting that should be interesting, provocative and useful.
Our main topic will be on global warming / climate change with a presentation by Mr Jeremy Stone, who is a member of the Seattle chapter of 350.org. Mr. Stone is a Seattle-area renewable energy professional. He is a presenter with Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project and has trained in person with Al Gore on climate science and policy. He currently serves as Vice President, Engineering of Clean Power Research,LLC.
On a closely related issue, Guy Astley, a nearby resident, installed a whole house photo voltaic system on his roof a little over a year ago will chat with us about how his system has been working from both energy usage and economic standpoints. To wrap up, Richard Anderson, CPA and MCC’s Vice-President will discus tax implications, current and incentives.
For our regular business: we are being asked to formally join the Lake City Neighborhood Alliance (LCNA) which involves a $25/yr dues and the designation of a primary representative (Pam Bowe has offered to fill that role) with up to five alternates. MCC boundaries are within those designated for the LCNA and our participation makes sense from a neighborhood perspective of mutual support of area organizations. I want, however, to have MCC membership support on this, so we will be holding a vote. Since the first LCNA meeting is Jan 7th, we intend to join provisionally; attend and report back at our meeting.
Our bylaws call for an annual election/reelection of our Board Members and Officers. Our 2013 members have agreed to serve for 2014. Nominations from the floor will also be accepted. A vote from those in attendance on January 14, 2014 will certify the 2014 candidates.
Updates on the progress/schedules for ongoing issues such as; NE 110th sidewalks, Meadowbrook Pond graffiti control, and Thornton Creek Confluence project will be discussed.