TIAR February 18, 2016

                                     TIAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES
                                               February 18, 2016
                                     Covenant United Methodist Church

Present: Dayle Bird, Alomoa Cason, Becky Elwell, Caroline Garman, Trish Goodman, Gratia L’Esperance, Elaine Johnson, Neil Jaschik, Heide Parreno, William Spilly, Gil Strother, Barry Swan, Gordon Webster, Gaynelle Wethers, George Payne.
Guest:  Rashid Muhammed

Reflection -  Gaynelle Wethers

Speaker - Rashid Muhammed -  ISLAMOPHOBIA  - Islam is a monolithic religion with diverse Muslim  groups.  The same biases from others toward them as other groups.  Same Hate but different target.

Treasurer Report - Dayle Bird

  • Donation $50 to Rochester American Indian Culture Center in honor of Virginia Fifield for speaking to us about The American Indian 
  • Donation$100 to Global Citizenship Conference

RocACTS is to have a Board Retreat at the Dugan Center at St. Mary’s

Melody Cofield to be asked to speak  on “History of Rochester Riots of 1964” by Heide Parreno

Neil Jaschik informed us that a Gun Violence Forum on April 14, 2016.  David Tenet to speak on the Second Amendment. Work to form a coalition continues.

Sr Gratia:  Voter Alliance Voter Registration volunteer training to be on May 10 at the Center of Disability Rights on State Street

Annual Meeting June 12, 2016 at the Shults Center on Nazareth Campus 3:00pm.
Topic to be determined.