Panthers Board Meeting

Gray Panthers of Berkeley and the East Bay

Board Meeting at 3 PM

Planning campaigns and activities for the month ahead

Convene 3pm;   Note-taker needed! 
1. Officer Reports
  • Approve agenda and minutes (January)
  • Treasurer -  Robert
  • Recent Communications - Raines & Betsy (see end of agenda for details)
  • Update on CARA - Robert (next meeting is 9am Tuesday, July 13)
2. July 13 - CARE IS ESSENTIAL- DAY of ACTION in Oakland  -  Robert & Raines
  • Tuesday July 13, 10:30AM, Frank Ogawa Plaza - Rally for Long Term In Home Support and Services with SEIU, SF Panthers, CARA, and Hand in Hand Domestic Employers Network
3. July 25 Berkeley Solano Sip and Stroll  1PM --- Raines
     DECISION -  REIMBURSEMENT FOR booth fee: $280
     Volunteers for mailing and staffing
4. Senior Housing -  Amistad House Fire Alarm- Bernadette, Raines, Betsy
          GP Response  - 
     Guest: David Peaddie of Berkeley Disaster Preparedness Network - potential speaker for July?
******** TAKE A BREAK AT 4PM **************
5. Transportation - Draft GP Statement of Principles and Goals - Betsy 
6.   Voices for Public Transit Coalition Update and Recommendations - Dave Blake
7.  Senior Housing - Harriet Tubman Terrace Update- Betsy
       Draft Letter to Mayor/Council joint with NAACP
8.  Homeless Support/Landless Peoples Alliance  -  Mike, Carol, Angeles
9. Other Senior Housing related Updates/next steps
  • National Alliance of HUD Tenants Convention/Request for help
                    Federal Tenant Empowerment Act
  • TOPA -  
  • Other Housing reports
10. Potential Board of Directors -  list of current voting members; proposal for emerita and ally status 
**** Schedule -- In August Mtg - Open Nominations; September - Finalize names -  October Elections **** 
11. Discussion - Upcoming Gray Panthers Meetings 
      Status of Senior Centers - Lisa
  • Rufus Brown - call for eviction and housing assistance help in Richmond
  • an LA activist - interested in rejuvenating L.A. Panthers as a PAC
  • Jan Bendor, NCGPN - advising not to talk to the L.A. guy
  • Lew Church, Portland Gray Panthers  Invitation to meet Friday July 16 at Oakland Airport
  • Art Persyko, Elaine Bloom
  • Daveed Mandell - invitation to join Bay Area wide Cross Disability Transportation Coalition and Paratransit Reform movement 


Ask about our Campaigns and Endorsements in 2021

  • Preserve and expand safe, accessible, very affordable senior housing
  • Inclusive, Affordable, Universal Urban Planning and Design  
  • Healthcare and Long-Term In Home Support Services for All! 
  • Nursing Home Accountability in COVID
  • Police Board Accountability/Berkeley Community Safety Committee
  • Racial Justice/Black Lives Matter Solidarity
  • Dark Money in Politics
  • Stop the fast track elimination of Berkeley Citizen Commissions

We learn from and work in solidarity and coalition with Black-Led Organizations and Disability Communities

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Gray Panthers East Bay board meeting Wed 7/7 3 PM
Meeting ID: 858 8494 3363  Passcode: 446231

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July 07, 2021 at 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Convener Betsy Morris · · 510-842-6224
Bernadette Okereke David Peattie Daveed Mandell Judy Jackson Carol Crooks Betsy Morris Raines Cohen Robert Magarian Michael Ruchlis david blake

Will you come?