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January Town Hall and Board Election – Monday, January 14th 6PM @ Central Library

It is time to set the course for our future.

 

 

On Monday, January 14th at 6PM in the Central Library, DNA will host our first Town Hall meeting of 2019. The January Town Hall is always our MOST IMPORTANT Town Hall meeting of the year, because it is where the membership votes to appoint new board members to lead our organization. Three seats will be for a two year term, and one seat will be for a one year term.

DNA NEEDS YOU.

DNA needs our membership to come and be heard regarding who you want to lead us over the next two years.

And even more, DNA needs our members to step up and run for a seat on the Board.

You may submit your name to run for the Board until 7:00 PM on Monday, January 7th. At that time, all candidates names, pictures, and responses to key questions will be made public and available to all members of DNA.

In the event that you are unavailable to attend, you may print and fill out this Proxy Form and give it to your designated Proxy to vote in your stead at the Town Hall Meeting.

Holiday Party Raffle: Redux!

We have had one prize claimed from the Holiday Party Raffle. As we have passed the Dec 15th deadline to claim prizes, we have re-drawn for the remaining prizes, winners as follows!

 

Ticket #747906 – $25 gift certificate – (314) The City Bar

 

Ticket #747996 – $25 gift certificate – Sen Thai Bistro

 

Ticket #747908 – Bottle, Cooper’s Hawk White Wine

 

Ticket #747988 – Bottle, Cooper’s Hawk White Wine

 

Please contact James Page, our Treasurer to claim your prize, and leave a message if he doesn’t pick up – 314-910-9605.  You will need your ticket to claim your prize.

All prizes not claimed by Dec 31st, 2018 will be returned to DNA inventory for future fundraisers.

 

Holiday Party Raffle Winners!

DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!
Here are the Holiday Party raffle winning tickets:

Ticket #747091 – $25 gift certificate – (314) The City Bar

 

Ticket #747939 – $25 gift certificate – Sen Thai Bistro

 

Ticket #747951 – Bottle, Cooper’s Hawk White Wine

 

Ticket #747972 – Bottle, Cooper’s Hawk White Wine

 

Ticket #747975 – Two Passes To STL Cinemas Movie Theatres (Galleria 6, Chase Park Plaza, Moolah, or MX Movies)

 

CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners!

How do you claim your winnings?
1. Bring your half of the ticket for verification.
2. Call Mr. James Page at 314-910-9605 to coordinate pick-up or delivery. PLEASE leave a message, if he doesn’t answer the call.

Winners will have until Thursday, December 15th at 5:00PM to claim your prize. If any winner doesn’t claim by the deadline, we will draw another winning ticket.

We hope that everyone enjoyed this year’s holiday party!

Happy Holidays!

2019 Board Elections – DNA Needs YOU!

It’s time to step up.

On January 14, 2019 our general membership will gather at the Central Library at 6pm to elect our new Board Members for the Board of Directors.

This is your most significant opportunity to influence the future of our organization.

The DNA Board of Directors is responsible for determining our agenda throughout the year, engaging volunteers, leading our various projects, building organizational support, communicating vision, and doing the bulk of our operational labor.

As you consider the candidates, I want to encourage you to look for and support people who are willing to work hard on behalf of our organization, who are willing to give significantly of their time, who will listen well to our membership, and who will make DNA look good when representing us publicly.

Even more importantly, I would ask you to consider whether or not you fit that description. 

 

Board Member Duties.

Our board is a little different than that of many organizations. We view our board as our primary work team for accomplishing the tasks that give DNA life, and the means by which we delegate efforts throughout the organization.

Here is the list of expectations for our Residential Board Members:

  • Attendance and Participation at our Monthly Board Meetings (held on the first Monday evening of each month)
  • Attendance and Participation at our Semi-Monthly Town Hall Meetings
  • Attendance at our monthly Happy Hour events
  • Participation in one Committee at any level
  • Volunteer Participation at Taste of Downtown STL and other special events
  • Participation in DNA Operations management – including management of our website, social media, finances, public relations, email communications, and various other tasks that may arise.

This commitment can range from 3-10 hours a week on average, depending on officer duties and tasks at hand.

Here is the list of expectations for our Small Business Board Members:

  • Attendance and Participation at our Monthly Board Meetings (held on the first Monday evening of each month)
  • Attendance and Participation at our Semi-Monthly Town Hall Meetings
  • Active Participation in the DNA Small Business Collaborative

Additionally all Board Members are required to attend the DNA Board Retreat from 10a-3p on Saturday, February 9th, 2019.

Make a Difference.

DNA needs YOU to run for the 2019 Board of Directors. We will be electing four new Residential members and two Small Business members to the Board to serve alongside Directors Mike Willis, Bob Ray, and Denis Beganovic.

If you are interested in running for a seat on the Board, please send an email with you name as you want it to appear on the ballot, a photograph of yourself, and a brief answer to the following questions:

  • Why do you want to run for a seat on the DNA Board of Directors?
  • What strengths and assets would you bring to the DNA Board of Directors?
  • What upcoming opportunities for DNA excite you the most?

2018 Holiday Party At the Arch!

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