Board Meetings

2013 SIAP March Board Meeting

The following is the Minutes of SIAP Board of Directors’ meeting on 03/07/2013:

Meeting Date: Mar 07, 2013
Location: Yahoo Center Community Room

Subject: 2013 SIAP March Board Meeting

Members present:

Zohreh Sadeghi, Sima Haghighi, Azita Rezvan, Nooshin Akbarpour, Ashraf Hemati, Iraj Yamin-Esfandiary, Hashem Modjarrab, Mohammad Gharavi, Abdi Zia, Bijan Armandpour,Mohammad Borghei

Meeting Chair: Sima Haghighi
Meeting Secretary: Iraj Yamin-Esfandiary

Items discussed:

MEETING AGENDA:

1- Membership Committee report of activities and achievements
2- Event Committee report of activities and achievements
3- Outreach Committee report of activities and achievements
4- Nowruz Party Committee report of activities and achievements

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE:

Sima Haghighi, Nooshin Akbarpour and Ashraf Hemati are active members of the committee and Davood Hedvat has left the committee for personal reasons.

Ashraf expressed her willing to be the representative of the committee that would be decided among committee members.

Sima said she has received no membership due thus far in this year.

Nooshin revealed that only 23 members of last year 31 members have paid this year membership dues thus far. She also asked for a meeting to be called by last year representative of the committee (Sima) to organizing committee’s activities.

Hashem suggested that an official reminder regarding membership due should be sent to all members every year.

Iraj suggested a SIAP membership card that carries some discounts of a variety of businesses might be a good incentive for those asking for material benefits of being a SIAP member besides it spreads recognition of SIAP among business community.

EVENT COMMITTEE:

Iraj reported that committee is working on fixing the scheduled dates of what was proposed before and expand the number of events in such way that there would be at least one major event per month and some additional events in between. The final schedule will be provided shortly.

Ashraf said she has invited Mr. Amir Daghigh and Mr. Saiee to making presentations of what they do in regard of architecture for SIAP.

Hashem suggested that Abdi should join Event Committee and continue the educational film presentations he used to present at SIAP.

Iraj suggested that other committees of SIAP might provide and present events related to their prime concern.

OUTREACH COMMITTEE:

Bijan reported that the committee is working on a joint event with AIA and will inform Event Committee as soon as it is scheduled.

Azita reminded that Goli Sabet as a member of Outreach Committee has been contacting AIA to get AIA Program Provider license for SIAP. Azita also reported that she is working on a radio advertisement for Radio 670 AM.

NOWRUZ PARTY:

Smoky Hollow Studios will be the place for the event.

Bijan said the room has good acoustic.

Hashem said there is a large white wall that might be used for slide presentation.

Nooshin said a valet parking service for $500 should be hired for the event.

Bijan said with the cost of $800-1000 alcohol might be served.

Hashem said chairs, china and silverwares rental cost $2.55 per person.

Hashem said full dinner for 120 guests can be provide by Yekta Restaurant for $2200

Mohammad Gharavi, Bijan and Ashraf said serving appetizer and pass-food during the entire event is more elegant (chic).

Unassigned seats will be available for all guests.

Bijan and Ashraf will work on setting and layout and send their proposal for final approval.

Bijan will recommend a caterer for appetizer/pass-food.

$60 ticket price approved for the Nowruz Event.

IT WAS APPROVED BY SIAP BOARD TO REFUND NOOSHIN FOR $250.00 THAT SHE PAID TO “SANTA MONICA BAY WOMEN’S CLUB” FOR NOWRUZ EVENT RESERVATION.