May 20, 2014

by JKL

  • P – Debilyn Molineaux, Acting President
  • P – Jeanene Louden, Treasurer and Managing Director
  • P – Vince Lamb –  Secretary
  • P  – Dan Aronson, Channel Partnerships
  • P – Cameron Michaels (Kruger), Development and Fundraising
  • P – Egberto Willies, Campaigns and Actions

The meeting was called to order at 7:06 PM.

Members checked in with personal updates.


  • Minutes
  • Financial Report
  • Membership
  • Elections
  • Volunteers
  • Director Vacancy
  • Executive Session
  • Adjourn


A draft of the minutes for December 4th and December 18th have been transcribed by the Minutes Team and should be ready for the rest of the board to review and approve tomorrow.  Board members will be approving them on the electronic form at the top of the Google Doc by Thursday.  Vince will send the board an email when the minutes are ready to approve.

Jeanene reported that there were 50 views of the posted minutes today and 32 yesterday. This is much better than the 3 to 5 who would view when she was Secretary.

People are also leaving comments about posts with dates but no contents. This was meant to empower posting minutes out of order, but having them appear in order.

She also reported that the setting of the WordPress minutes blog had been changed and was working with volunteers to get access back. She can post but not change settings like removing John Cashon’s image in order to post Vince’s image.

Financial Report

Date 5/20/2014
PayPal Balance 352.79
US Bank Balance 2,719.41
PayPal – USB 0.00
Total 3,067.20
A/P 610.00
Debt 9,050.00
Credit Card Bal 53.90
Reserve Acct Bal 0.00


There are 10 completely new members since last week, bringing in $80 in annual sustaining memberships and $180 in annual memberships.


The email blasts to current and former members, as well as people on the mailing list who never were members went out.  We need more people for the interview committee.  Vince has been tasked to recruit people.  Jeanene edited the text to the Lunch with Louden Show episode (which has 95 listens so far) about the elections to correct the number of positions.  There should be a new show recorded to reflect the changes in positions open.


The Nationbuilder site went down yesterday for several hours.  A call with the volunteer tech team is being scheduled.

Coffee Party Movie Night needs one or two more volunteers.

Director Vacancy

We desperately need someone to take responsibility for the Internet Infrastructure position. Cameron came to the Coffee Party as a member of IIWG. Development is totally on hold right now and will be filled in the current elections. Cameron left the call for further discussion.

Motion: Cameron Kruger be the Internet Infrastructure Workgroup Director (IIWG)

The Motion was made by Jeanene, seconded by Egberto and passed unanimously with Cameron abstaining (absent).  

Executive Session

The board adjourned to executive session to discuss the advice received from legal council.

The board left executive session with no motions made, approved, or rejected.

Members checked out.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:32 PM EDT.

Respectfully Submitted:
Vince Lamb
Secretary of the Board of Directors