April 21, 2014

by JKL

Meeting called to order at 10:07 PM EDT, Monday April 21, 2014.

Participants checked in.

  • P – Eric Byler, President
  • P – Jeanene Louden, Treasurer and Managing Director
  • P – Dan Aronson, Channel Partnerships
  • P – Cameron Michaels (Kruger), Development and Fundraising
  • P – Justin Brown, Internet Infrastructure
  • P – Debilyn Molineaux, Volunteer & Membership Services
  • P- Vince Lamb, Secretary
  • A- Egberto Willies, Vice President

Jeanene was presiding.
Debilyn ran the Maestro Board.


  • Vote of confidence – Eric Byler as BOD president.
  • Vote of confidence -Annabel Park as a Content creator.

Vote of confidence about Eric as BOD president was delayed to another meeting.

Vote of Confidence – Annabel Park as a Content Creator


  • The Event


A text message that was initiated as a meeting reminder, and included Coffee Party Board members and non-Coffee Party attendees, was inappropriately used by Annabel Park. For two hours she used Eric Byler’s phone, never revealing her identity, to conduct a combative conversation about our fundraising initiative. The ruse ended when Eric texted that he had just discovered that Annabel was using his phone.


  • The Discussion Included


  • Steps taken to date by Eric to separate Annabel from access
  • Why Annabel might behave in such an inappropriate manner
  • Other acts of malice in the past
  • Threat of “war” from Annabel if we proceed
  • COI – re Story of America posting and tweeting
  • Appropriate role of the Founders
  • A separation plan
  • Preservation of the dignity of all involved
  • Meeting with Annabel to resolve this issue.


  • The Decision

MOTION: That we proceed with the separation plan, that we review the document about the founders, and that we request a meeting with Annabel.

Motion PASSED: 6 yes, 0 no, 1 abstain (Eric, with support) and 1 not present (Egberto)


  • It was recommended that any discussion until the next meeting be held on BigMarker for the sake of transparency.
  • Vince Lamb led checkout.
  • The next meeting was set for Tuesday, April 29, 7:00 PM EDT.
  • Meeting adjourned at 11:30 PM EDT.

Vince Lamb