July 29, 2014

by JKL

A – Debilyn Molineaux, President, Volunteers & Members

P – Jeanene Louden, Treasurer and Managing Director

P – Vince Lamb –  Secretary

P – Tonya Jefferson, Channel Partnerships

P – Cameron Michaels (Kruger), IIWG Director, Acting Development

P – Egberto Willies, Newsroom

Meeting was called to order at 7:03 PM EDT. Jeanene presided. Cameron ran the Maestro Board. Members checked in.


Jeanene reported that she posted the last two sets of approved minutes to the WordPress blog.  Vince reported that the July 15, 2014 minutes have been approved.  The July 22nd minutes are pending.

Infrastructure & Workflow Adoption

Jeanene led a discussion about the organizational charts that was presented at the July 15th meeting.  Not all board members had the opportunity to examine the documents.  It was suggested that the board discuss the proposed structure and how to implement it at both next week’s meeting and at the Board retreat.  Board members promised that they would.

Board Retreat Planning

All board members are to examine the choices of weekends and locations for the retreat and fill in their preferred locations and weekends available.

New Meeting Time

Board members are to fill out the schedule form.  A decision for meeting times beginning in September will be made during August.


Egberto reported that the time of the Newsroom call was moved to 2nd & 4th Wednesdays at 7-8 PM EDT.  He also reported that a Facebook group has been created for the Newsroom.  The next meeting call is scheduled for August the 13th.

Jeanene reported that Debilyn requested help uploading a program to Blog Talk Radio.

Website redesign

Cameron updated the board on what is being done to improve the member experience with the website.

Financial Report

Jeanene reminded the board that she is only giving a financial report at the first meeting of every month.

Channel Partnerships

Tonya had no report.  She expects to have one next month.

Building the pipeline for volunteers and directors

Jeanene reported that we are a few months away from having people who are ready to be appointed to the Board. She then asked who can volunteer to manage a second workgroup with volunteer assistance. Examples: Membership, Strategy and Organizational Design, Public and Member Relations, Campaigns and Actions, and Development. Egberto is already assisting with Local Groups. Debilyn is leading volunteer calls.

Executive Session

The board entered and exited executive session. No motions were made and no actions taken.


Members checked out. The meeting adjourned at 8:08 EDT. Next meeting will be August 5, 2014.

Respectfully submitted,

Vince Lamb

Coffee Party USA Board Secretary