1. Call to Order
2. Opening Prayer
3. Minutes of the General Membership Meeting of March 7, 2018 (voice vote to approve)
4. Financial Reports: Operating Budget and Peggy’s Purse (voice vote to approve)
5. Warming Station:
    a. Current Status.
    b. A “Volunteer Coordinator” is needed to schedule and contact chaperones and People’s
       Kitchen greeters. We need a volunteer for this position.
    c. Site Manager: Board’s consensus was to continue to pay Rick Williams $150/week for
       managing the People’s Kitchen site and to pay a per diem rate (TBD) for being the lead
    d. Backup lead chaperones
6. Peoples’ Kitchen:
    a. Shift from individual feeders to groups – as was done at the former People’s Kitchen.
    b. Other
7. Strategic Plan
    a. Stakeholder Interviews
    b. Facilitator: will prepare plan after retreat; estimated cost of services $525.
8. Board Elections in May: Five seats are open. (Jack, Jerry, Cherie, Don, and Claudia). Today we
    need to accept nominations for these seats.
9. Client Survey: status of questionnaire and methodology
10. Other Items and Comments
    a. Justin Winery Grant: We did not receive a grant this year.
    b. Fundraising and Public Relations Status Report
    c. Paso Robles Press Nonprofit Spotlight: $500/yr for 52 weeks
    d. Other
11. Adjournment to next General Meeting, Wednesday, May 2, at 8:30 am, Adult Learning Center,
      Saint Rose Church, 820 Creston Road, Paso Robles.

General Membership Meeting
April 4, 2018

General Meeting                                                                                           

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Paso Cares will conduct its Monthly General Meeting, which is open to the public; all members of Paso Cares are encouraged to attend. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 8:30 am in the Adult Learning Center at St. Rose Church, 820 Creston Road, Paso Robles.

Warming Station

The Warming Station will be open on the following nights, as cold temperatures are forecast: 

​Each night from Friday, April 6, 2018 through Saturday, April 7, 2018. 

Persons desiring to stay at the Warming Station MUST appear at Peoples' Kitchen, 2345 Riverside Avenue (southwest corner of 24th Street and Riverside Avenue), Paso Robles NO LATER THAN 5:30 pm on the evening that they wish to stay at the Warming Station (held at a different location every night). EXCEPTION: On Sunday nights, Persons desiring to stay at the Warming Station MUST appear at Peoples' Kitchen NO LATER THAN4:30 PM. Paso Cares has arranged for Ride-On transportation to and from Peoples' Kitchen.
Any questions on this schedule or Paso Cares' operations may be directed to (805) 712-4710.

The mission of Paso Cares is to undertake activities, in collaboration with other existing organizations of San Luis Obispo County, that will provide for the immediate and longer term needs of homeless and needy persons and families. The area of focus will primarily be in the City of Paso Robles, adjoining jurisdictions, and the North County.

Together we can put an end to homelessness

and provide adequate food and shelter until we do!



[Draft of MINUTES submitted by Treasurer Jack Phillips in the absence of Secretary Jerry Stover]
1. Call to Order – at approx. 8:30 AM by President Ed Gallagher

2. a. Opening Prayer – by Claudia Volle

    b. Attendees – Members: Pearl Munak, Jack Phillips, Claudia Volle, Gordon Bastien, Paul Fairchild,
       Tim Gearhart, Liz Koll, Pat Basford, Cathy Serena, Rick Williams; Visitors: Maria Sabi, Dori
       Stone, Jerry Gast, Richard Pollock

3. Minutes of the General Membership Meeting of February 6, 2018 – approved by vote (moved by

4. Financial Reports: February Operating Budget and Peggy’s Purse Fund – Presented by Treasurer            
    Jack Phillips; approved by vote (moved by Tim/Gordon)

5. Warming Station:
     a. Board voted to continue operation into April if it rains – no objections from membership

     b. Seatrain container painting – Rick will get matching green paint; Don Volle & Jerry Gast
        to coordinate painting top trim to match pumping station

     c. Other – (1) Jack obtained 52” x 10’ banner with Paso Cares logo and website address on it
        from Sign Here, who donated $80 labor cost (net of $130), which will be hung on the side of
        the seatrain after the top trim is painted. (2) Pat Basford suggested that we might be able to
        use the old racquetball court at 32d & Oak streets as a Peoples Kitchen site; Ed will suggest it
        when he meets with the mayor.

6. Peoples’ Kitchen:
     a. Our operation stops on March 30 (Friday); Methodist Church will continue year-round – vote
        to approve continue feeding daily year-round, with some period off during the summer, to be
        determined, because Brother Michael will be unable to take over leadership on April 1st
        (moved by Jack/Claudia). We discussed the need to develop a schedule of teams of folks to
        serve meals, like at Second Baptist Church, rather than individuals, in order to spread out the
        cost and to ensure reliability. The persons scheduling should contact the Casserole Club
       regarding their future involvement absent Brother Michael.

     b. Other – (1) Rick to get a key for the dumpster to Meredith Love (Sunday evening server). (2)
        Jerry Stover offered to have the locks on the dumpster and the chairs matched so they use the
        same key; in abeyance until he returns from vacation. (3) Claudia volunteered to send thank
        you letter to Taylor Rental for recently donated chairs.

7. Strategic Plan
     a. Stakeholder Interviews: Goal is to obtain 3 interviews per retreat attendees (10): 30
        interviews total. To date, 12 interviews have been submitted. Please indicate interviewer’s
        name and either interviewee’s name or capacity (e.g., downtown merchant, pastor, etc.). We
        need to complete the interviews very soon so that our facilitator has ample time to review
       them. Please submit them to Ed Gallagher, who will transcribe them onto a singlereport. –
       Ed reviewed procedure & purpose for membership; reminded to interviewers to act

     b. Need to confirm retreat room availability – Claudia confirmed that it was (April 21)

8. Resignation of Cherie Michaelson from Board: Call for nominations to replace her. The term of
   her seat expires June 30, 2019. Election for this seat is scheduled for April 4, 2018. – (1) After
   discussion by the membership, we delayed the nominations and election for this vacancy
   from March and April, respectively, to April and May to coincide with the nominations and
   election of Board members whose terms expire on June 30, 2018. (2) We will discuss at a
   future meeting the possibility of revising our Bylaws to change the Board position of Past
   President to a non-designated Board position; i.e., the outgoing President does not
   automatically continue on the Board.

9. Other Items and Comments
     a. Justin Winery Grant: Awards made in the Spring. Grant purpose is for indoor meal site (plus
         laundry and showers and possible daytime services. if we receive, we need to spend $5,000
         on that effort and make progress by end of 2018. This project will demand considerable
          ffort on our part. – Ed will contact a real estate firm (eg, Heart To Heart) to seek
          professional help in pursuing a suitable property for our current and future service needs.
         Tim suggested that if we had a City-approved land site, then maybe the PRHS Skills USA
         group could assist with constructing a special-purpose building.

     b. Fundraising and Public Relations Status Report. – (1) We discussed our need for a newsletter,
         perhaps semi-annually for now, and someone to focus only on that task. (2) Ed distributed
         the new 4” x 9” promotional handouts for Paso Cares, to use at presentations and other
         discussions to promote our services and to solicit volunteers.

     c. Other – (1) Cathy Serena and Gail McNichols will set up an informational table at the Paso
         Robles Farmers Market to distribute the new handouts and other information. (2) Dori
         Stone, who oversees the community garden at Centennial Park, proposed the formation of a
         tiny houses community in Lockwood, CA, and invited Paso Cares to consider involvement in
         that proposal when we have our Strategic Planning Retreat in April. (3) Gordon Bastien
         suggested that when Ed meets with the mayor, he should ask about the possibility of utilizing
         a three-acre, triangular site on North River Road for a tiny house project.

10. Adjournment - next General Meeting, Wednesday, April 4, at 8:30 AM, Adult Learning Center,
        Saint Rose Church, 820 Creston Road, Paso Robles.