Meeting Minutes Board Members Present: Sam Piper, Jennifer Slesinger, Matt Moran, David Moyer, Eric Holversen, Tegin Teich Bennett, David Baumgartner,
Assistant Board Members Present: Alex Smith, Natalie Raffol
Members Present: Tianyi Yang, Laura Riegel, Jessica Lizza, Scott Edwards, Brynn Leopold
The July YPT Boston Board Meeting specifically invited members to attend to better understand the board and its functions. The board also provided dinner to the members who attended.
Eric discussed the particulars of the YPT board and meeting specifics. He also discussed YPT in general, mission of the organization, and the history of Boston YPT chapter.
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Deputy Chair’s Report– Tegin Teich Bennett
Description of the role of the YPT Boston Deputy Chair.
Tegin discussed the new coordination meetings with YPT International; the call with international might not have occurred because of an issue with the conference call. No one from YPT Boston was able to attend.
Description of the YPT Boston Programming position
Greenway Tech Tour – provided by - - - . He has a website called mbtastreetcars.com. Passionate about history of Boston. Well attended and well received.
Everett MBTA Bus facility – not as well attended, far away. Directions were confusing. Tour itself was great and well received.
Discussion of how it could be better coordinated in the future.
Everett is the main maintenance facility for the MBTA.
Should it be done again? Not necessarily, it should be better coordinated with a meeting spot. The time was not negotiable.
Red Line Bar Crawl – Shirts were distributed. Overall well attended and there were 15-20 people who did the whole thing and others who joined for part ot it. Ended at Commonwealth and the food was pretty good. Good to limit it to five locations. Lessons learned for future events.
Lunch and Learn on Bike Lanes – Conor Semler from Kittelson. Perhaps the best attended event of the year. The program was a description of the new FHWA bike lanes policy and procedures.
Cycle Track on Western Ave in Cambridge – a Monday in August. Tegin to coordinate with Cambridge City officials.
Social Event – co-sponsor with NEIT – networking/social night. It could be beers with the board, but it could also be a different type of event. This should be in September. Trivia could also be a good idea.
BSCES – September 16th – Bocce Ball Tournament in Boston Common.
Should people be charged to pay for the event? We need to coordinate with the organization to confirm.
Ideally, there should be an event with BSCES.
September 10th – Greenway Tech Tour with the Greenway Conservency.