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A blog for the Coalition of Hispanic Organizations, a membership group based in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Friday, February 24, 2006

COHO March 3rd meeting --Postponed

Due to conflicting events scheduled, the COHO meeting scheduled on Friday, March 3rd has been postponed. Minutes from February's meeting are available by clicking here.

Instead, the COHO board would like to request that COHO members attend a COHO meeting to be held on Friday, March 10th from 8am - 9:30am at Penn Valley Community College, 3201 Southwest Trafficway, KCMO, Campus Center, Room 503.

The session on March 10th will be devoted to dialogue and interaction with our membership. We want to hear your thoughts and comments. There will be no presentations or committee reports at this meeting, although we may afford time for some announcements at the end of the session. We have engaged a local facilitator to assist us in this discussion - Ms. Magarethe Finefrock.

As background: in recent weeks, COHO has been asked on more than a few occasions for our position on issues that affect our local Latino community. The board is in the process of developing a critical issues policy and the purpose of this meeting on March 10th is to seek input from our membership. The COHO board is hopeful that all COHO members will attend so that we can hear your thoughts, comments and concerns.

As we find our voice and strive to speak collectively, we believe that is important to seek input from our membership regarding how our responses to crucial issues should be developed. It is our hope that the session on March 10th will assist us in this effort. COHO's initial goal has been to afford Latinos a strong voice locally and unified action when the need arises, however, we want to be sensitive to our members' concerns as we move forward in responding to pressing issues. Please plan to come -- 8:00am - 9:30am, Friday, March 10th at PVCC, 3201 Southwest Trafficway, KCMO, Campus Center Rm 503.

Reminder: Membership dues are required at the beginning of the year, unless other arrangements have been made. To pay your dues, please download this membership application and send it to our office address (noted at the top of the application). Also, please note, if you or your organization require an invoice, please check the appropriate box at the bottom of the application. Memberships should be accompanied by check and application form.

Paid membership is required to attend our membership luncheon scheduled for Friday, March 17th at the Kauffman foundation. There is no additional charge for the luncheon for paid members.

Our annual membership luncheon is scheduled to be held on Friday, March 17th at the Kauffman Foundation, 4801 Rockhill Road, KCMO from 11:30am - 1:30pm, please watch for your Evite invitation! Hasta luego!

ALSO: The Civil Rights Committee will meet on Monday, February 27th at 3pm at the APOYO office located at 36 South Boeke in KCK. The committee goals and objectives can be viewed by clicking here. We ask that COHO members and their constituents complete the survey included at the end of the CR committee goals and return those surveys to the COHO office at their earliest possible convenience. This will help the CR committee to plan their activities related to their mission.

The Economic Development Committee will meet at 1pm on Wednesday, March 1st at Central Bank on 2301 Independence Avenue, KCMO.

The next Brown / Black Coalition meeting is scheduled at 10am on Tuesday, February 28th at the Urban League office located at 1710 The Paseo, KCMO 64108