Minutes of the November MWA General Membership Meeting

Bill Rumble

President Rob Schraff convened the meeting at 7:35 PM.


  • Treasurer Bennie Padilla reminded members of the upcoming MWA Annual Food Collection for the Needy. Bring non-perishable goods, especially proteins and fiber, to the northwest corner of Elyria Drive and San Rafael Avenue, on Saturday, December 10, between 9 AM and 12 noon. The food that is collected will be donated to the LA County Northeast Wellness Center, on Figueroa Street, in Highland Park.
  • Board of Directors Member Lynette Kampe reported on local environmental developments and announced an upcoming Elyria Drive beautification effort.
  • Board of Directors Member Carol Jacques directed the attention of members to the openings of several new restaurants in Highland Park and Eagle Rock.

Open-Mic Session

Members expressed their opinions on MWA programs for calendar year 2012. They also commented on local community events.

State Senator Update

State Senator Kevin de León greeted the members and thanked them for attending the meeting. He gave a report on recent legislative activities and responded to members' questions.

Election of Officers for 2012

President Rob Schraff thanked the members of the Nominating Committee for assembling a slate of officers and Board of Directors members to serve in calendar year 2012. He then announced the slate:


President- Pilar Buelna

First Vice President (Action)- Nina Zippay

Second VP (Programs)- Carol Jacques

Third VP (Membership)- Bennie Padilla

Fourth VP (Hospitality)- Natalie Seaman

Secretary- Anna Carpenter

Treasurer- Greg Williams

Board of Directors Members (One Year Left in Term)

Eliot Sekuler

Hank Shaeffer

Sharen Steele Herran

Board of Directors Members (Two Years Left in Term)

Chet Hood

Lynnette Kampe

Connie Rohman

Board of Directors Members (Three Years Left in Term)

Fernando Orozco

Bill Rumble

Shelly Schraff

It was moved and seconded that the slate be elected as constituted. The motion passed.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 PM.


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