May 27, 2014
- P – Debilyn Molineaux, Acting President, Volunteers & Members
- P – Jeanene Louden, Treasurer and Managing Director
- P – Vince Lamb – Secretary
- A – Dan Aronson, Channel Partnerships
- P – Cameron Michaels (Kruger), IIWG Director, Acting Development
- P – Egberto Willies, Campaigns and Actions
Debilyn was presiding with Jeanene running the Maestro board.
Meeting was called to order at 8:37 PM EDT.
Members checked in.
Minutes – Vince
There were no old minutes ready to post or read. Minutes for the meetings since April could be posted to Google Docs as early as this week. Debilyn reported that she completed one draft of minutes based upon the transcript we have prepared. Jeanene has reached a stopping point with two other draft minutes, and will pick up again soon. Future minutes recreated by from the Maestro Conference recordings will be labeled as done by The Minutes Team.
Financial Report – Jeanene
There is currently a PayPal balance of $177.11, a US Bank balance of $2831.91, and a transfer of $400.00 from PayPal to US Bank for a total of $3409.02. Accounts Payable is $1160.00 + $600. There is a debt of $9,050.00, including a credit card balance of $53.90.
Membership – Jeanene
There has been about one membership cancellation per day. On the other hand, there have been many new members.
Elections – Vince and Debilyn
Members have already announced that they are interested in running. Application packets have been emailed to them. Vince will call an orientation meeting of the screening committee for Sunday. There will be a future meeting to go over the applications. Vince to post a call for nominations on local pages.
Tech Team – Cameron
Cameron will schedule a meeting with Michael, Richard, and Jordan.
Coffee Party Movie Night – Debilyn
Movie Night was postponed due to lack of planning time and volunteers.
Letter Writing Campaign & Petition Drive
Egberto presented a proposal to support Eric Yao with his California letter writing campaign to the California legislature to overturn Citizens United. Egberto needs board approval for this. A discussion ensued about partnering and about a similar nationwide effort by Calvin Sloan.
Motion: to partner up with Eric Yao of People for the American Way to letter-writing campaign and petition drive to overturn with Calvin Sloan of Citizens United. Jeanene moved and Egberto seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.
Debilyn notified the board that we were going over the allotted time. The members agreed to continue.
The board went into executive session. The board left executive session.
Members checked out.
The meeting adjourned at 10:02 PM EDT.
Secretary of the Board of Directors