June 24, 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 was called to order at 7:05 PM EDT.
Debilyn was presiding and Jeanene ran the Maestro board.
Members checked in.

Board entered executive session.

MOTION: In executive session, and relevant to sexual harassment charges against Dan Aronson, it was resolved:

1. that Dan is not guilty of sexual harassment (per legal definition);
2. that he is guilty of violating the civility pledge;
3. that while baited into an uncivil dialog by other uncivil participants, his behavior was unbecoming a Director of Coffee Party USA;
4. that Dan remove his history from The Coffee Party Organizers National Team and The Original Coffee Party Facebook pages, and refrain from commenting there again until the end of his term as Director in July 2014;
5. that, if he is unable to remove his posts, we request the respective page administrators remove his comments; and
6. that Dan’s apology to the Board be forwarded to the membership via these minutes.

Dan Aronson: I apologize if any of the comments I made offended anyone, or reflected badly on the rest of the BoD.  I love the Coffee Party and am dedicated to its mission, and sometimes my passion for that cause gets the better of me.  So again, I apologize for any perceived breach of civility or my civility pledge.   I appreciate your patience as I continue to work to improve my self-control.

Motion passed: 5-0 (Dan abstained).

Motion: Whereas we believe that our membership had a higher expectation of privacy than the level of security guaranteed by District of Columbia law, we resolve that we notify our members that that according to DC law, we must provide name and address information upon request,  and that we send instructions on how to delete their address information in NationBuilder should they not want it shared.  

Jeanene moved and Debilyn seconded.  Motion passed 5-0-1 (Egberto abstaining).

Board left executive session.

Vince reported that Minutes for June 17, 2014 have been approved.

Debilyn reported on the status of the Bylaws.  She asked for approval of document edited to reflect the October 2013 amendments.  She requested that members read the document online and then the board would consider it at the next meeting.

Financial Report – Jeanene

Date 6/27/2014
PayPal Balance 227.49
US Bank Balance $2474.17
PayPal – USB 0.00
Total 2,701.66
A/P 480.00
*Debt 9,100.00
Credit Card Bal 53.90
Reserve Acct Bal 0.00

* No debt payments made this month

Elections – Vince
Vetting is completed.  The slate of candidates have been announced.  All the remaining candidates have either signed the elections pledge or promised that they would.

Jeanene reported on board vacancies.  She proposed that the current vacancies should be filled by appointment.  Background checks are happening now, so it would be easy to include more people.  She asked if the vetting committee is available to vet our nominations. Kathleen Morgan and Bobby Rodrigo were proposed to be co-chairs of the Board Development Committee.  This matter will be considered as a major topic at the next board meeting.

The board discussed the implementation of the membership policy.

Motion: Whereas we have compiled a list of individuals who have been banned from the JTCPM Facebook page, we move to revoke or deny membership of all individuals on the list.  

Jeanene/Dan.  Motion passed unanimously.

Members checked out.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:29 PM EDT.

Vince Lamb