MEETING CALLED TO ORDER at 8:07 PM EST.
P – Debilyn Molineaux,
P – Jeanene Louden
P – Vince Lamb
P – Tim Danahey
A – Mark Gilbert
A – Bobby Rodrigo
P – Egberto Willies
Members checked in.
Vince reported the November minutes were approved 5-0-2 with the members absent last meeting (Jeanene Louden and Tim Danahey) abstaining. Vince will post the October and November minutes to the WordPress blog.
Jeanene reported on the organization’s finances. More money came in during November than during September and October combined. She then explained the entries on the Profit/Loss and Balance Sheets. The bottom line is that our anticipated income will meet our anticipated expenses with money left over.
The Board entered and exited Executive Session without making any decisions.
Debilyn reported on the membership drive. She considered it to be very successful. There was a 35% increase in members. A particular success was the renewal of 20 founding members who had let their memberships lapse.
Vince reported that two volunteers have signed up for the Partnerships Work Group. Debilyn offered Living Room Conversations as a test case.
Debilyn moved and Egberto seconded a motion to partner with Living Room Conversations and develop our Organizational Membership program. It passed unanimously (5-0-0) with the Board members Mark Gilbert and Bobby Rodrigo absent.
Tim asked about whether co-sponsoring a web radio program with Food and Water Watch needed to be run through Partnerships. In particular, it was about sharing our logo on the event page. The question was discussed and referred to Vince and Debilyn to work on this topic. Bobby Rodrigo provided Vince a list of organizations to partner with. Vince will refer them to the Partnerships Work Group.
Debilyn shared the link to the T-shirt design for the January membership campaign.
The monthly business meeting was adjourned at 8:51 PM EDT. Members checked out.
The next monthly business meeting for the Board will be January 13, 2015, 8 PM EST.
Interim Secretary, Coffee Party Board of Directors