SPECIAL MEETING
MINUTES
AZUSA HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION
Light & Water Department
1st Floor Conference Room
729 N. Azusa Avenue
Thursday, April 9, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Commissioners
Diana Williams, Chair
Helen Jaramillo, Vice Chair
Yolanda R. Peña, Treasurer
Ray Ayon
Pat Cordova
Carmen Garcia
Irlanda Hipolito
Susan Kouragian
LaLisa Morgan
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
Copies of staff reports or other written documentation relating to each item of business referred to in the
minutes are on file in the Office of the City Clerk and are available for public inspection at the City Library.
CALL TO ORDER Commissioner Williams called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.
PLEDGE TO THE FLAG
INVOCATION
ROLL CALL
Present:
Absent:
Commissioner Williams
Commissioner Cordova
Commissioner Jaramillo
Commissioner Garcia
Commissioner R. Peña
Commissioner Kouragian
Commissioner Ayon
Commissioner Hipolito
Staff Present:
Commissioner Morgan
Martin Quiroz
A. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
1.
Vern Nazareno
i. Ms. Nazareno from Triad Fitness spoke to the commission about their upcoming
participation at Café con Leche.
ii. Will lead a workshop with the mission of leading, empowering and strengthening women
in their fitness journey
iii. Will lead a talk entitled, “How did you fall off the wagon, how did you get back on?” in
efforts of inspiring youth by introducing them to physical health.
iv. She committed to getting t-shirts for the event sponsored.
B. SCHEDULED ITEMS
1.
Approval of Minutes: March 5, 2015
i. Commissioner Morgan motioned to approve March 5, 2015 minutes. Commissioner R.
Peña seconded this motion.
Roll Call:
Commissioner Williams (Yes)
Commissioner Ayon (Yes)
Commissioner Jaramillo (Abstained)
Commissioner Hipolito (Yes)
Commissioner R. Peña (Yes)
Commissioner Morgan (Yes)
Motion was carried.
2.
One Book One Azusa 2015 Sponsorship
i. Commissioner Jaramillo motioned to sponsor $100 to One Book One Azusa 2015
program. Commissioner Hipolito seconded this motion.
Roll Call:
Commissioner Williams (Yes)
Commissioner Ayon (Yes)
Commissioner Hipolito (Yes)
Commissioner Jaramillo (Yes)
Commissioner Morgan (Yes)
Commissioner R. Peña (Yes)
Motion was carried.
3.
Request for $600 of Additional Funds for Café con Leche 2015
i. Commissioner Morgan motioned to approve additional funds for Café con Leche 2015.
Seconded by Commissioner R. Peña.
Roll Call:
Commissioner Ayon (Yes)
Commissioner Williams (Yes)
Commissioner Jaramillo (Yes)
Commissioner Hipolito (Yes)
Commissioner Morgan (Yes)
Commissioner R. Peña (Yes)
Motion was carried.
C. REPORTS, UPDATES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
1.
Update from Treasurer, Commissioner Peña
i. Expenses for Hands Across Azusa 2015 totaled $2,031.38.
ii. HRC has a balance of $1,048.48. After the additional request of $600 for Café con Leche
2015, $100 contribution to Azusa Library One Book One Azusa Program, and
outstanding charge for Commissioner Jaramillo of about $30, only $318.48 would remain
in the working budget.
iii. Chair inquired about using remaining money for Café con Leche for t-shirts.
2.
Update from liaison, Martin Quiroz
i. Reported on the progress that has been made for Café con Leche.
3.
Ad Hoc Committee Updates:
i. Café con Leche (Commissioner Kouragian, Chair; Commissioner Jaramillo,
Commissioner Hipolito, and Commissioner Morgan)
1. Chair appointed Commissioner Hipolito to the chair of Café con Leche.
2. Progress reported on CCL.
4.
5.
3. Vern Nazareno reported she could sponsor the t-shirts for Café con Leche.
ii. Human Relations Forum (Commissioner Jaramillo, Chair; Commissioner Cordova,
Commissioner Garcia, and Commissioner Ayon)
1. No report.
iii. Fundraising (Commissioner Kouragian, Chair)
1. No report.
iv. SPIRIT (Commissioner Hipolito, Chair)
1. Chair appointed Commissioner Morgan to chair the committee. Commissioner
Kouragian and Commissioner Garcia were added to the committee.
v. Lead in Harmony (TBD)
1. Chair appointed Commissioner Ayon as chair. Commissioner Cordova,
Commissioner Kouragian and Commissioner Jaramillo as part of the committee.
vi. Get to Know Me (Commissioner Jaramillo, Chair; Commissioner Morgan and
Commissioner Williams)
1. No report.
vii. Hands Across Azusa (Commissioner Garcia, Chair; Commissioner Ayon, Commissioner
Hipolito and Commissioner Kouragian)
1. Amount spent on Hands Across Azusa 2015 was in the treasurers report.
Update on Vigil to Commemorate LGBTQI Youth Who Have Lost Their Lives
i. No Report.
Open Discussion
i. Commissioner Morgan suggested that certificates be presented to past volunteers and
participants of HRC programs including Dr. Claudia Shields.
ii. Commissioner Morgan requested meeting be adjourned in honor of National Child Abuse
Prevention Month, Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month and National Autism
Awareness Month.
D. ADJOURNMENT
1.
Adjourn
i. Meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m. in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month,
Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month and National Autism Awareness Month.
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