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RAP Board Meeting

March 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

March 27, 2019 9:00 AM
41550 Eclectic Street Palm Desert, CA 92260

II. CHANGES OR ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA -In order to meet Brown Act requirements, items may be added to the agenda only upon decision by a majority of the Board of Directors to add the item because of a need for immediate action.

III. PUBLIC COMMENT / PRESENTATIONS – Persons wishing to speak are requested to fill out a comment card so they may be recognized at the appropriate time. General comments regarding non- agenda items will be called for at this time. Specific comments regarding agenda items will be called for during discussion of each item. Please be prepared to limit your Public Comment remarks to three (3) minutes.

A. MEETINGS MINUTES of February 27, 2019 Board meeting (attach. 1)
B. GRANT/ PROGRAM OFFICER REPORT (attach. 2) – Receive and File.
C. CEO’s REPORT (attach. 3) – Receive and File.
D. FINANCIALS-Receive and File Draft Financials up to February 28, 2019 (attach. 4).

Staff Recommendation: Approve February 27, 2019 Minutes. Receive & file: Grant, CEO Reports and Financials as submitted.

Motion:                Second:                 Approved:               Opposed:                Abstention Name(s):

A. To Appoint Matthew Gonda To The RAP Board
There is one vacancy on the Board. The Nominations Committee interviewed Matthew Gonda, CPA after receiving his application in early March. Application attached (attach. 5)

Nominations Committee Recommendation: To appoint Matthew (Matt) Gonda to the Board for the 4 year term to start April 2019 to January 2023.

Motion:                Second:                 Approved:               Opposed:                Abstention Name(s):

B. Ratification of Executive Committee Actions – Items #1 Meeting was held on March 12, 2019 and attended by: M. Moran, C. Borba, J. Pye, M. Gialdini, B. Kroonen, J. Hayes

1. Authorized action on First Foundation CD maturing March 28

Executive Committee Action: Accepted the Finance Committee’s recommendation to direct CEO to transfer this CD to the County Treasury upon expiration. The promotional rate with First Foundation Bank is 2.5% for 18 months. The County rate is expected to be 2.5% indefinitely. Also, directed CEO to request details of where the account is listed for better tracking of performance. The Committee is seeking ratification of their action.

Motion:                Second:                 Approved:               Opposed:                Abstention Name(s):
C. Funding Requests
1. Mental Health Initiative Request for Proposal 2018.1
Review the Annual Allocations (attach.6) & Grants Summary (attach. 7) – Eva Guenther-James
The Grants Committee met on March 11. In attendance: C. Borba, R. Ortega, A. Zavala, A. Dew, V. Tanner, M. Gialdini.
a. The LGBT Sanctuary Palm Springs ProgramRequest $25,000.00
The LGBT Sanctuary Palm Springs and Desert AIDS Project are partnering on a project for LGBT Transitional Age Youth (TAY), ages 18 to 21 years old who have aged out of the foster care system.
Interviewed: Rob Woronoff, Ex. Dir., The LGBT Sanctuary Palm Springs and Janell Rickey, Desert AIDS Project
Reader’s Rating: 88%

Grants Committee Recommendation: To approve the requested amount of $25,000.

Motion:                Second:                 Approved:               Opposed:                Abstention Name(s):

b. Columbiere Retreat Center, Inc. dba Spirit Mountain RetreatRequest $8,500.00
Program provides services to female veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The 4 day retreats were started approximately two years ago. Program activities include: equine therapy, Resiliency Skills developed by the Trauma Resources Institute specific to veterans, mindful mediation and other education/information to increase and foster wellness.

Interviewed: Mary Morse, Executive Director and Julie Countryman
Reader’s Rating: 77%

Grants Committee Recommendation: To approve $600 per participant, restricted to 4th District residents and Not To Exceed $10,000.

Motion:                Second:                 Approved:               Opposed:                Abstention Name(s):

2. Sponsorship
a. Rotary Club of Indio FoundationRequest $500.00
The Annual 25th Rotary Math Field Day for Middle School children.
Event is an annual math competition will take place for May 4, 2019. Schools represent all three
local school districts and private schools who meet at John Glenn Middle School to compete for
individual and school trophies. Attendance is over 350 students.

Grants Committee Recommendation: To approve requested amount of $500.

Motion:                Second:                 Approved:               Opposed:                Abstention Name(s):

D. RAP Board Assessment of Organization Survey (Attach. #8)
The RAP Board completed an Assessment last year prior to the Strategic Planning meeting. Members are asked to complete the assessment so we can compare to last year’s results and to identify areas the board would like to address in the future. J. Epps will select 5 questions to discuss why each is unique. Please complete and return by April 5.

A. Summary of Results Based Training on March 26. Attended by: M. Moran, C. Borba, J. Pye, M. Gialdini, B. Kroonen, A. Dew and A. Wilson.

B. EXECUTIVE–Met March 12. Feb. 11 Minutes attached 9. Next meeting tentatively set for April 8.
C. MENTAL HEALTH – Will meet on April 11 in Blythe to co-host meeting with Supervisor Perez.
D. GRANTS – Met on March. 11. Approved Minutes Attach. 10. Next meeting April 8.
E. CNA– Next meeting April 4 at 10 AM. .
F. FACILITIES– Met on Feb. 27. Approved Jan. Minutes, attach. 11. Set to meet March 27. after the board meeting.
G. NOMINATION – Met on March 12. Next meeting TBD
H. GOVERNANCE – Met Jan. 14 at 1:30. Next meeting TBD
I. FINANCE AND INVESTMENT – Met on March 12. Approved Minutes for Feb. 11 meeting. (attach.12) Next meeting TBD. .
J. JAMES IRVINE FOUND. REGRANTING – Grantees will meet on March 29
Strategic Planning meeting will take place April 24 from 8 am to 1 pm.
VIII. Closed Session
Personnel: Center for Nonprofit Advancement Director

IX. ADJOURNMENT: Next meeting is April 24, 2019 at 8:00 AM at 41550 Eclectic St. Palm Desert.
Agenda Posting: Agendas will be posted on the Foundation website – www.rapfoundation.org – a minimum of 72 hours prior to the meeting date. All public record documents for matters on the open session of the Agenda are available for inspection at the meeting listed in this Agenda, and at the following location three (3) days prior to the meeting date: Regional Access Project Foundation, 41550 Eclectic St. Palm Desert, CA 92260. If a public record document that relates to a matter on the open session of the Agenda is distributed less than 72 hours prior to the meeting date, the public record document shall be available for inspection, at the same time it is distributed, at the address listed above. Upon request, this agenda will be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with disabilities, as required by Section 202 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


March 27
9:00 am - 12:00 pm