June 17, 2014

by JKL

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

Meeting called to order at 7:04 PM EDT.
Debilyn was presiding and Dan ran the Maestro board.

Minutes for June 10, 2014, were approved.

Financial Report  – Jeaenne
A financial report was not available for tonight’s meeting.


Debilyn led a discussion about who would enforce the Membership policy that was approved last week and how they would do so.  The understanding right now is that the membership team is doing the reviewing.  One proposal would have the membership team compile a list of people banned from the Join The Coffee Party Movement Facebook page and pass it to the membership team monthly, who would deliver it to the board for action.  The compiled list could also be passed along to all the page admins and content creators.  Another proposal involved how to allow people to return after they were banned from the Facebook page and removed from membership.  The possibility of returning money to people who have been banned was also discussed.  This will entail banning the same people at Nation Builder so that they cannot rejoin until readmitted.  It was noted that returning money is not required by the By-Laws.

MOTION:  Direct the Membership Team to apply the enforcement plan for Policy: Revocation of Membership and report back to board. (Motion by Vince, seconded by Cameron). Motion passed unanimously.

Continuing the topic of membership, currently only members of the IIWG are allowed access to the database to approve membership in the closed Coffee Party Members Facebook page.  This allows only paid members in.  Also, discussion of who is a member and who is not ensued.  The suggestion was made to wait for Membership Team to present revocation list and clean up our list.

Elections – Vince

  • Eight candidates have survived the first round of vetting.  They have letters in on time, plus some.  Interviews have begun, scheduled for this week.
  • Leah is working on getting background checks done.  They may not be complete prior to release of ballot.  Vince will run some free background checks as a preliminary check.

Executive Session
Board entered executive session for special meeting.

MOTION: Our only Facebook communication to members should be through the members-only closed group “Coffee Party Members.” Further, that we invite all members to the group after the Membership Team report is implemented.  Moved by Jeanene and seconded by Egberto.  Motion passed unanimously.

Board left executive session.

Members checked out.
Meeting adjourned at 8:31 PM EDT.

Vince Lamb