BCL Meeting Minutes for January 13, 2009

Bayview Civic League Minutes
January 13, 2009

Meeting called to order @ 7:35 p.m. by Dranan Sparks. Jimmy Hooper led the Pledge of Allegiance.

CRO report
Dranan passed on member input that he elicited from attendees earlier in the evening.
Ofc. Snyder reported that larcenies from automobiles in the area are the top reported crime, specifically registration stickers from car tags and actual license plates.
Lt. Mitchell asked members to report any property or nuisance crimes so he and others can track new or increasing trends in the area.

Reports: November 2008 meeting minutes on side table for members to pick up.
Treasurer not in attendance.

Old Business: Dranan Sparks informed members that several of the league’s committees have no one serving on them. He solicited help from the floor for volunteers either to chair vacant committees or help serve on them.
Ron Wilson reported about several problems in the Bayview community regarding break-ins and youth misbehavior. He implored members to sign up for and use the civic league BCL Alert service as a valuable tool for increased flow of information. He also asked members to take a few of the small bags he brought to keep in their cars to help control litter.

New Business: Norfolk Police Chief Bruce Marquis’ son is asking for assistance to help him collect 150 new and gently used coats for an upcoming February homeless assistance event at Scope. The coats are for all genders and ages. (Mr. Marquis’ efforts are his Eagle Scout project.)

Program: Cathy Spriggs of Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia
Senior Services is a 36-year non-profit organization that provides services to seniors (60 years and over), regardless of their income. Its district contains approximately 260,000 seniors, and it’s funded by local, state, and federal funds. The agency’s largest service is transportation (medical and shopping assistance). Its second largest service is meals—Senior Service Meals, which is not the same as Meals on Wheels. An additional array of services is available through the organization, and they are listed in the brochures provided.
If you’re available and willing to volunteer in the RSVP Program (retired senior volunteer program), contact the agency and it will coordinate your available times and interests with area needs.
(Editor’s Note : SSSeVa Website Link is now on our Community Links page.)

December’s silent auction garnered over $500.00
Membership & Attendance—27 people
Refreshment-- food providers acknowledged and Anita thanked for her assistance
EAT Bistro on the VA Bch oceanfront has provided a $100.00 gift certificate. The league will conduct a special raffle for it @ $5.00 a ticket. See Jeannie Wilson for details.

Raffle prize of $15.00 gift certificate from Treasures, Feathers and Fins won by Ike Powell.

Meeting adjourned @ 8:52 p.m.

Prepared by Sylvia Ross
recording secretary