Meeting Minutes, April 11, 2018

7:01 pm — Meeting Called to Order by President Stan Anderson

Introductions & Announcements: Members of the community introduced themselves.  Treasurer Lynne Therriault told the group about the Energy Savings Assistance Program from PG&E, that is available to residents on Medicare.   The phone number to access these free benefits is:  510-417-9821.  Lynne also handed out free passes to Mountain Hard Ware at the Craneway.

Presentation — Donation to the Rosie the Riveter Trust:  President Stan Anderson presented the Director of the trust, Marsha Mather-Thrift with a check from MBNC for $1000.  Mather-Thrift thanked the MBNC and gave a brief report on the work of the trust.

Presentation — Lost Secrets of Point Molate and the San Pablo Peninsula, Richmond Mayor Tom Butt:  Mayor Butt gave a fascinating presentation on the history of Point Molate.   After the presentation, he answered questions about the area and its potential future development.

Presentation — Donation to the Membe’s Way:  President Stan Anderson presented  Salute E Vita Ristorante owner Menbere Aklilu with a check from MBNC for $1000.  Aklilu thanked the MBNC and offered a brief report on some of the work of her non-profit.

Police Beat Report:   Officer Mendel gave an update on police activity in our area and answered questions.

Meeting Adjourned at 8:35pm

Minutes prepared by Stephen Beard (MBNC Secretary)