TCT Minutes, Nov 3, 2014

November 3, 2014

PRESENT: Vince, Alan, Patricia, Neal.

MEETING DETAILS: Vince had an appointment with Pastor Nina. Vince came away from that meeting feeling that we had some homework to do. He feels it makes sense for us to find 1 or 2 other churches who might be willing to engage in our project and have a joint meeting with them. The letter we sent out triggered some interest in North Tacoma. Vince feels it is important for him to call these pastors and set up a joint meeting.

Vince will try to cultivate some sort of relationship with Safe Streets. Vince has had some communication with Wanda from Safe Streets, and she said Safe Streets are not opposed. They just have questions. Possibly, Neal could give our presentation to Safe Streets.

Patricia suggested seeing if Bethlehem would sponsor an ad-hoc shelter on a freezing night. Icy weather may help break the ice. Patricia is needing to take a leave of absence from Tent City Tacoma for a while to take care of other pressing business.

Vince will work on a model text for the telephone calls.

Respectfully submitted: Alan OldStudent

TCT Minutes, Oct 20, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 Minutes
ATTENDING: Neal, Patricia, Vince, Alan

MEETING NOTES: Vince reported that he made contact with Pastor Nina and will be having a meeting with her in the near future. There were some reservations about sponsoring a tent city at a meeting of some church members and neighbors. Someone from Safe Streets had met with them to discuss neighborhood watch matters, and the Safe Streets person had strong reservations about siting a tent city on the property. It was felt that the Safe Streets person had some mistaken notions about us, and Neal or Vince will try to meet with the Safe Streets person to see what can be done to give them more information about us.

We also discussed the mailings that Vince sent to his colleagues. What is needed is someone to attach phone numbers and possible contact names to the list that Vince used for sending out mail. Patricia said she would enjoy doing that, and she took on that task.

Meanwhile, Neal got an email from a Baptist church, and they seemed interested in the idea of a tent city. Neal wrote back. Vince will try to enlist the cooperation of some pastors he knows in Seattle whose churches have had positive experience with tent cities.

Respectfully submitted: Alan OldStudent