Second meeting with the Organization for the Development Lascahobas December 2nd, 2006
Present: Lisly Chery, Carolle Tertulien, Chantale Bien-Aime, Elcie Estinvil, Marcelle Potier, Ronald Sigue, Severe Denaud, Fritz St. Fleur, Eliot Thermora, Lucerne Pierre-Toussaint, Sophia Estinvil, Ernante Bess, Jean Alix Loiseau, Emmanuel Montas (Manno) and Vasca Sigue.
Lisly who was the spokeperson for the remaining members of the ODL’s Executive Committee started the meeting by giving a summary of the discussions that took place at the meeting of November 18. He enumerated the following points:
- ODL needs to be restructured since it is currently not functioning.
- Form a ‘Working Committee’ to help bring ODL back to an active state. Lisly was, however, corrected that the agreement was NOT to form “a Working Committee”, as he stated, but to form a Provisional Committee whose function would be to put together an Electoral Committee to conduct elections in the near future.
It was agreed that, at least, the following needed to be accomplished by the end of the meeting:
- Form the Provisional Committee
- Outline the Committee’s objectives, roles and responsibilities
With that in mind, Lisly asked that we have four (4) of the remaining members of the current ODL’s Executive Committee, and four (4) of the ‘Concerned Party’, as members of the Provisional Committee. Manno stated that the Concerned Party should be allowed to have a greater number of people, mainly because they would be the ones to mobilize the people of Lascahobas and bring them back to meetings and ultimately to the elections. Thus, the Provisional Committee’s responsibilities would be to:
- Form an Electoral Committee;
- Mobilize the Community;
- Conduct elections;
According to Lisly, supported by Carolle, restructuring ODL should also include the following:
- Create a Board of Trustees;
- Revision of ODL’s Chart;
- Documentation of pertinent materials/information, especially when it comes to current role and responsibilities of current members. This would be helpful when new members come on board, as they will not have to reinvent the wheels, meaning that the pertinent procedures to follow would be available to them.
D iscussion ensued regarding the idea of modifying ODL’s Chart and forming a Board of Trustees. However, on behalf of the ‘Concerned Party’, Elcie disagreed, as these should not be the function a Provisional Committee. They believe that any amendment of the Chart should be done by the future Elected Officials and ratified by the general assembly. Marcelle also agreed that it was not the time and place for a chart amendment, nor the creation of a Board of Trustees since the members present did not represent a forum. Further, they do not represent the general assembly; and should not, in any case, attempt to represent the Community. Lisly replied that the reasons they wanted to do so was that they had been wanting to modify the Chart for a while, as they believe that based on their experience, it needs to be done, as that would prevent ODL from making some of the same mistake they made, which got them into the falling path they are currently in.
After much discussion on thes issues, Jean Alix L. offered to work with Carolle T. to modify the Chart. However, Elcie stated that since there is no agreement between the two parties, once the elections take place, the ‘Future Elected’ members could again revisit the Chart and decide whether it needs to be further amended.
Lisly further demanded that ALL the members of the Provisional Committee become ODL members before the Provisional Committee could be formed. Ronald Sigue replied that such imposition was unnecessary. Besides, almost everyone present has been a member of ODL, as Ronald Sigue is one of the founding members of ODL. Therefore, this should not be a requirement, if we really want to move forward
It should be noted that The ‘Concerned Party’ detected some reluctance on the part of the remaining members of the current ODL’s Executive Committee, for us to move forward, as soon as possible. When asked what the issue was, they plainly stated that everything is the same and that they were willing to move forward with us, as originally discussed at the last meeting.
With all that said, the Provisional Committee was formed and the following people were nominated by Vasca Sigue and accepted by ALL:
Fritz St. Fleur
We discussed the different dates in which the newly formed Committee could meet. Mostly everyone thought that waiting for January was too far. However, with all the holiday activities, Carolle would be sending an e-mail, informing of the meeting date and time.
The meeting adjourned at 10:00 P. M.