North Mason Community Voice
February 27, 2017

Board: Bob Harris, Margie Benson, Judy Scott, Jennie Rice, Kaye Massie, Linnie Griffin

Directors not present: Lee Swoboda, Ken VanBuskirk, Joe Morris

Attendees: 12

The business meeting was called to order at 7:05 by Vice Chair Bob Harris, with a quorum of the Board present.

The Pledge of Allegiance was said and everyone introduced themselves.

Secretary's Report – Margie Benson

* Approval of January 23 meeting minutes.

Judy moved to approve the minutes, as distributed via email. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.

Treasurer's Report – Kaye Massie

* All bills are paid and there is $962.10 in the bank account.

Linnie moved to approve the Treasurer's report. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.

Public Information Officer (PIO) Report - Judy Scott

* Mason Transit Authority will be holding an open public meeting regarding the Belfair Park and Ride location and final selection process Wednesday, March 1, at 6:00 PM at the HUB Center for Seniors. Two properties are being considered. MTA wants community input. The project should be completed in 2 years. It will be funded 100% from state funds.

* Tahuya Green Mountain Focus Group meeting Thursday, March 2 at 7:00 PM at the upstairs meeting room in QFC.

* Peninsula Regional Transportation Planning Organization has submitted a legislative handout to legislators showing projects that have been accomplished and upcoming project rankings and prioritization recommendations. wsdot.wa.gov/partners/prtpo/default.htm

Other Business

* Reminder to renew membership ($10).

* Form 990s for 2015 and 2016 have been mailed to IRS.

Business meeting adjourned at 7:25 PM.



* Should NMCV meetings move to THE HUB? There was discussion about whether the NMCV should move to the HUB Center for Seniors. NMCV has been meeting at the Belfair Masonic Lodge since 2009. The monthly cost will be higher, but there may be more interest in attending meetings.

Judy moved that NMCV move to the HUB Center for Seniors starting in March. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.

Meeting reports/Upcoming meetings/For the Good of the Order

* Mason County Public Hospital District 2 board meeting Tuesday, February 28 at 7:00 PM.

* Sheriff’s Advisory meeting Thursday, March 2 at 8:30 AM.

* Port of Allyn board meeting Monday, March 6. Progress is being made on the Oyster House.

* The Evergreen Garden Club will be redoing the garden area around the flag and Blue Star memorial near the Dairy Queen once the SR 3 update is done.

GUEST SPEAKER: Jeanne Rehwaldt, Executive Director of Mason Matters.

* Mason Matters was formed in 1999. Kim Klint made Mason Matters what it is today. She retired and Jeanne Rehwaldt was hired to take her place.

* Mason Matters helps coordinate the community health assessment plan.

* Mason Matters is a facilitator that helps promote and share successes in these seven priority areas:

1. Healthy living

2. Behavioral and mental health

3. Access to health care and insurance options

4. Empowering families

5. Training and educating students to enter the workforce

6. Environmental health

7. Affordable, safe housing

* Rehwaldt asked the audience to prioritize which priorities were most important. The order of priority for this group was #2, #7, #4, #3 & #5 tied, #1 and #6.

Next meeting Monday, March 27 at the HUB Center for Seniors.

Meeting adjourned at 8:42 PM.

Submitted by Margie Benson, Secretary. Approved by NMCV Board 3/27/2017.