Red Sunset Merchants Association
Board of Directors Meeting
12 November 2013
President Karla Cooper the meeting to order at 4:10pm. Present were Oliver von Gundlach, Rene Aldonza, Amy Donner, Hans Huseby and Karla Cooper.
The minutes from the previous meeting were read and approved.
A brief financial report was given by Karla pointing out that RSMA bank balance is $20,268.45. Upcoming expenses include $7,500.00 pledged to the BID project, administrative expenses of $600.00 per month which includes Constant Contact and the website and hosting of our website which costs $81.00 per year. Karla pointed out that we have 21 new members since our last board meeting and the continued need for all board members to reach out and bring new members on board. She also brought to our attention the RSMA advertisement run at no charge in the Community Newspaper and how grateful we are to their support.
Under new business the Board unanimously approved adding Derrick Brown general manager of The Shops at Sunset to our board of directors.
Mario gave the administration report which featured a short video from this year’s Safe Streets Halloween and has been posted on Shop South Miami and RSMA websites as well as on You-Tube. He stated we have 65 active memberships.
For the report on the BID process Karla gave a brief overview stating city officials are supportive of our efforts and that next week more information will be available as key individuals have been out because of sickness.
In general discussion Karla noted that she was out supporting the recent Art Night activities and more of should get out and be seen as representatives of RSMA. A brief review of the promotional idea “Just Off Sunset”, which was described as ‘moveable-mini-block-party-concert-series’ that would occur in various locations in downtown …just off Sunset Drive. The purpose to holding the events, proposed for the second or third Wednesday for our nine best weather months, would be to attract people to our downtown in a friendly hometown manner.
Brief discussion of upcoming of RSMA events or events that RSMA will be involved in included… ‘walking the streets’ for our next board meeting…a meet and great effort that will take place on 12.03.2013. The RSMA General Memberships meeting which is our annual Holiday Party (this year to be held at Splitsville in the Shops at Sunset) on 12.11.2013. Santa’s Parade of the Elves held his year the second Sunday in December (12.08.2013) because the first Sunday is too close to Thanksgiving Day. And the City of South Miami elections which are coming in February.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:24pm.