July 15, 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

Debilyn presided. Cameron ran the Maestro Board.  Leah Spitzer joined the call for a presentation.

The meeting was called to order at 7:02 PM EDT.

Members checked in.

Transition Team Recommendations – Leah

Leah gave a presentation about the 2012 Transition Team Infrastructure proposal. Board members examined the documents and diagrams and critiqued the structure in terms of current condition of the organization. Leah recommended that the board begin using the structure by populating the work groups with chairs, then populating the work groups with volunteers. Leah left the call at 8:00 P.M.

Executive Session

The board entered executive session.

The board left executive session without resolutions to report.

Minutes – Vince

The July 1st minutes have been unanimously approved as amended. The July 8th minutes have been shared with the board and are awaiting approval.

Elections – Vince

The board elections have been completed.  According to the work group summary, 312 ballots were sent out by email and 76 ballots were returned for a turnout of 24.4% (the highest rate of return in an election to date). Adding the ballots sent out by surface mail, Dan reported that Debilyn was elected with 78 votes and Jeanene and Tonya were elected with 80 votes.


MOTION: To appoint Billy Sears to fill the Director of Local Groups position. (Earlier he was appointed to the Membership position.) Debilyn moved, Egberto seconded. Motion passed unanimously. Appointee vetting is pending.

Seating of the new Board Member

Debilyn reminded the board members that next week will be the crossover meeting between the old and new boards. It will be Tonya Jefferson’s first call and Dan Aronson’s last.

Rest of agenda was tabled until next week.

Members checked out.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:36 P.M.

Submitted: Vince Lamb, Coffee Party USA Secretary

Approved: July 22, 2014 (posted July 29, 2014)