Salt Lake Marching and Chowder Club

Salt Lake Marching and Chowder Club                                                            Minutes 4/6/2016

Minutes recorded by Charlotte Mates at Mestigo Coffeehouse and prepared by Lauren Smith

Attendees:
John Shannon, SLCMCC President: 


Charlotte Mates, SLCMCC Vice President: 

Carl Spitzmacher, SLCMCC Chief Researcher: 

Andy Cier, SLCMCC member: 

Bernie Hart, SLCMCC member: 


Gloria Red Bear, Community Voice editor:

Action Items:

Carl Spitzmacher said he contacted Mark Miller – out of town.
Dr. John wants to set up carpentry, arts and crafts for sale to monetize. Concrete proposal to Weigand Center through Dennis Kelsch.

On hold until a person who can spearhead operation is found.

Get ready for pride parade in June
Election attempt to vote in September to encourage notion that “I can vote”.
Continue to improve Community Voice

Bernie Hart reported on meeting with police. He felt that it was too mellow. It occurs every other Wednesday at 2pm. He was disappointed that no other SLCMCC members attended.

Gloria Red Bear said that lots of people are sick due to employees not letting homeless use restroom. There are 4 main problems

Panhandling
Soliciting
Prostitution
Hustling

Community Voice 10am first and third Monday - Gloria Red Bear and her husband do the circulation

Power of press: the purpose is better behavior, education and community camaraderie

Bernie Hart said: Road Home needs a council from within to suggest how to handle drug problems (the core issue) and to stand up for staff who are taking care of people so it’s a better environment. He believes that the police have been the “fall guys” for too long.

To ponder: Salt Lake County “pay for success” program. What works and what doesn’t?