Dewan Meeting Minutes May 14, 2016


May 14, 2016

Attendees:  Ramon , Sherwin and Hadijah O’Bar, Abideen Gunatilaka, Hadiyah Carlyle. Minutes Submitted by Hadiyah Carlyle, Secy


Income/Revenue: $18,730 (including Member Donations – $5422; Airbnb- $12,874)

Outflow/Expenses: $28,818 (including improvements of $6,855 (principally the upstairs bathroom); Rental Expense of $10,972)

Expense exceed Expenses: $10, 088

Sherwin said we hope to make up the difference with the busy season for Airbnb coming up.

Discussed applying for grant for MSF for insulation upstairs.  We will table it for now. Part of the reason is the aging population of members and where we will be in the future.

Ramon talked about the second general meeting exploring what was valuable to each member about the house. He said Oswald planned an important program. Ramon will schedule another meeting on the Eastside in June.

Sherwin will follow up on the tax issue with someone Paul recommended (James Laws, Tacoma CPA) and Lewis Olds.

National Congress:

Hariana would like to go but she needs full financial assistance. A motion was made to fund her request including airfare, room with a roommate, registration.  The food issue will be determined.  Motion passed.


Hadijah reported that the woman candidate has been opened.  There are now five active women helpers. Pilar is the woman helper this month.

Next Meeting:  Sunday June 5 at 9:30.