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Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association Board of Directors

Annual Meeting Minutes

January 17, 2006, Sam Hughes School

Present: Skip Andree, Leon Bear, Roger Becksted, Janet Carbajal, Carolyn Classen, Doug Donahue, John O’Dowd, Paul Mackey, Kathi McLaughlin, Gail Schuessler, Frank Soltys, Rick Stertz , John Wilder

Guests: Council member Nina Trasoff & Laura Burge/Ward VI, and presenters mentioned below.

Meeting called to order at 7:10 p.m. by President John O’Dowd, who recapped 1) 3rd Street/Tucson Blvd. Crossing; 2) 2007 bi-annual home tour; 3) Mackey property redevelopment (Janet Carbajal explained that the applied-for grant was denied); Sam Hughes Elementary School design and historic water tower restoration. He also acknowledged Rincon Market for refreshments, several residents who had passed on, and Ms.Trasoff, who spoke briefly.

Nomination/election of Board members for 2006: Nominated were Leon Bear, Roger Becksted, Janet Carbajal, Carolyn Classen, Doug Donahue, John O’Dowd, Wallis Downer, Michael Guymon, Dottie Gyurko, Paul Mackey, Kathi McLaughlin, Gail Schuessler, Frank Soltys, Rick Stertz, and John Wilder. Motion made and seconded accepting the slate. The new Board was voted in by proclamation.

Treasurer Leon Bear distributed 2005 financial reports showing the following as of 12/31/05:    

Regular shares                      62.51

            Checking account        3,674.21

            Money Market Account           25,655.85

            Total                29,392.57

It was announced that dues have been increased to $20 annually per family. MSP approving Bear's proposed budget for 2006.

1.                  MembershipReport: Debbie Stertz reported that membership had increased from 111 to 270 in 2005. As newsletter editor, she encouraged residents to submit articles for the upcoming quarterly publications.

2.                  Website and Listserve: John Wilder encouraged residents to visit SHNA’s website at, as well as sign up for listserve.

3.                  Sam Hughes Cares for Seniors Program: Kay Roth and Carol Ostrander discussed future plans for the program and solicited donations (flowers rewarded).

The business portion of the meeting was then adjourned.


1.                  U of A Arboretum/Libby Davison, Director: subjects included 1) 7,000 trees on campus have been identified and mapped; 2) Krutch garden preserved; 3) plant work continues; 4) student projects included several brochures; 5) grounds tours.

2.                  Neighborhood Crime & Neighborhood Watch: Doug Donahue introduced Capt. George Rodriguez, new commander of the Mid-town TPD Division, and Community Service Officer Becky Noel who presented neighborhood crime statistics and reporting procedures. Corp. Jason Brei of the U of A Police Dept. was also present.

3.                  MC3 (Military Community Compatibility Committee (Davis-Monthan over-flights). Paul Mackey distributed materials and requested that attendees participate in a survey for Mary Morris who is tracking information

Presentations concluded at 8:30, followed by breakout sessions including 1) school master plan; 2) water towers program; 3) budget and dues; 4) Senior program; 5) UA Arboretum; 6) Neighborhood Watch; 7) MC3.

Minutes prepared by Maxine Fifer, Tucson Office Professionals, 5250 E. Pima #131, 85712, 325-7721,