SUMMIT MEETING NOTES
October 13, 2005
Location: Twin Towers
The key action items as agreed
to in this meeting are as follows:
- Invite Eric Thomas (Aiken) to Summit meetings
- Invite Barbara Gordon (CH Academy) to Summit meetings
- Bring camera funding pledge list to next Summit meeting
- Follow up with Housing Development Team to review
- Develop a written document outlining the kinds of
Develop a summary of Summit for the website, and get it
- Start the list for Summit meeting locations for 2006
(in alphabetical order)
||Pleasant Hill School
|Rev Bill Enns
||Central Clinic – Ready to Learn
at Pleasant Hill School
||Twin Towers, Facilitator
||House of Joy, CCCH
||College Hill Gardeners
||CH Fundamental Academy
Cincinnati Police Department –
Forum QOL, CHBA
CH Rec Center
|ABSENT: (in alphabetical
|College Hill Library
McAuley High School
Mercy Hospital, Mt. Airy Foundation
Welcome and Introductions
Agenda Review & Modification
Review of Minutes from Last Month’s Meeting
Review of Action Items from Last Month’s Meeting
Community Activities – Hurricane Relief
Housing Development in College Hill
Surveillance Camera Update
CPOP / Aiken High School Update
Rhythm Race Update
Review of September Minutes
The minutes for the September meeting were agreed to, with no
Elaine shared that Saturday’s patch was a success. CHCURC got first
place in scarecrow contest, Forum got second place.
Elizabeth shared that BET (Black Entertainment Television) has
somehow co-opted the current college hill domain name. This is
getting worked out.
3. Review of Action Items from August Meeting
All organizations fill out Vision survey – Most organizations
brought their surveys to the meeting. Elizabeth Sherwood said she
would follow up and send a more thorough survey for the Forum.
B. Send out survey by email – this was done by Valerie
right after the Sept meeting.
Bring original NRSA chart to next Summit meeting – Tom
Jackson has a required regular training session that sometimes
conflicts with Summit meetings. He sent the chart to Ron, who
printed it out and brought it to this meeting.
Update Summit on Forum website status & progress – Elizabeth
indicated that work was progressing, but the issue of domain name
ownership needed to be worked out first.
E. Get Aiken HS activities and news into E-newsletter – Ken
Lyon was not at the meeting to update us, but we have observed that
activities and news about all the schools have made it into the
e-newsletter that Ken publishes.
F. Meet to discuss moving Farmers Market – No information
4. Mission/Vision Survey Review – by All
6. College Hill Housing Development – by Carol Lyon
Out of the last
Summit meeting, a team coalesced around rehabbing housing in College
Hill. This team has had two meetings so far, and making progress on
more clearly defining its mission. It does seem clear that houses
cannot be rehabbed in time to be a viable response to the
Katrina/Rita disasters, but has merit on its own. There is a
meeting next Thursday morning, but there is a dedication for the new
Pleasant Hill building, so this conflict needs to be worked out.
indicated that CHBA is initiating a new Holiday Decoration
project. They will provide a green wreath with a red bow if
organizations, businesses, or individuals want to purchase them for
installation on a lamppost. 31 wreaths have been sold, there are
60 lampposts. Wreaths can be purchased through Karen. CHBA is
writing a grant to hire someone to put them up and take them down.
8. NRSA Review – by Ron Cowgill
Tom Jackson was
unable to come to the meeting, but Ron talked with him about the
NRSA. Tom recommends that a subgroup of Summit get together and
review the original NRSA plan for Summit. Phyllis suggested that
the new Housing subteam work on it.
9. Surveillance Camera Update – Jim Bodmer
Cameras are up and
working well. Cameras recently help solved some crimes in College
Hill, including a drive-by shooting. The goal is to have the city
pay for ongoing costs of cameras. The cost is $70 per camera per
month. But now the community has to pay. Marty will bring the
pledge list to the next meeting.
10. CHBA – by Karen Hartman
A new logo is being
developed for CHBA, so it will have its own identity. The key
phrase is “Working for the Hill”
11. Website Update
Ron proposed to put a
summary of what Summit is on the website, and passed out a draft for
everyone to review. He received several suggestions for
improvement. Joan volunteered to develop a more user-friendly
12. CPOP / Aiken High School – by Phyllis Schoenberger
Aiken is really three
schools, but one is being phased out. The remaining two schools
will be University and Service Learning. There is a desire to
“market” Service Learning more effectively, including possibly
changing its name. They are looking for someone from the community
to help put together a comprehensive marketing plan.
From the perspective
of CPOP, the three community/teacher committees are working well.
This success is helping to support a PTA being developed for all
schools. The schools would like to see a lot more community
involvement in the three committees. It would be helpful to have
something in writing for everyone to take back to the various
organizations and groups, outlining what kind of support would be
most helpful. Phyllis and Rick will follow up.
13. Rhythm Race – by Elizabeth Sherwood
Elizabeth reported on
the success of the Rhythm Race. There were more than 200 runners,
and the race tripled the number of sponsors compared to last year.
PNC gave $5000, and Children’s gave $2500. There were over 100
volunteers, and several of the local politicians in attendance.
More than $12,000 profit was realized, which will toward paying the
salary of the Director of Development.
14. Community Events
Elizabeth asked that we all support Make A Difference
Day. A woman has already called to ask for a winter coat for
herself and her two grandchildren. Llanfair is already involved.
Members of Summit suggested identifying specific needy children and
getting coat sizes ahead of time to allow schools and other
organizations to respond by helping specific people.
Phyllis announced that Dec 3 would be the Christmas
Bazaar, and that Dec 10 is the date for “Light Up College Hill”.
Luminaries are being distributed. Amy Finnegan and Juanita Canfield
are the coordinators.
Joan told us about this year’s “Hometown Huddle”
community service project by the Bengals. They will build a pars
course on Oct 18 behind Children’s.
15. Announcements – by all
Jane Lott reviewed a Conference by the Christian
Community Development Association, and encouraged everyone to
consider going. It will be Nov 16-20 in Indianapolis.
Information is available at ccda.org.
John Copenhaver invited everyone to the grand opening
of the new Pleasant Hill building on Oct 20, at 9 am. That same
evening, there will be a parent open house, and College Hill
organizations are welcome to come and set up booths. Pam Bowers is
coordinating, and can be contacted at 238-8010.
Next Summit Meeting: November 10, 2005 @ 8:00
am at Llanfair.
November 4, 2005
ARCH = Arts Revival in
CCCH = Christ’s
Community in College Hill
CCHMC = Cincinnati
Children’s Hospital Medical Center
CHBA = College Hill
CHCURC = College Hill
Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation
CHG = College Hill
CHPC = College Hill
CHRC = College Hill
COP = Citizens On
CPD = Cincinnati
CPOP = Community
Problem Oriented Policing
C&T = Communications &
Technology Committee of Forum
HUD = The Department
of Housing and Urban Development, a Federal Agency
NRSA = Neighborhood
Revitalization Strategy Area, a HUD program for low/med income
QOL = Quality of Life
Committee of Forum