September 17, 2014

by JKL

P – Debilyn Molineaux, President, Acting Volunteers and Members

P – Jeanene Louden, Treasurer, Acting Campaigns and Actions

P – Vince Lamb, Secretary

P – Tim Danahey, Public and Member Relations

A – Tonya Jefferson, Channel Partnerships

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

P – Egberto Willies, Newsroom

A – Billy Sears, Local Chapters

Opening

A quorum was present. The meeting was called to order at 9:05 PM EDT. Debilyn presided and Jeanene ran the Maestro Board. Members checked in.

New Director Tim Danahey was welcomed to the Board! We all look forward to his efforts as Public and Member Relations Director. He will be able to attend the retreat.

Minutes

The August 26, 2014 minutes have been approved but not all members have signed. The September 3, 2014 minutes have been posted and are awaiting review and approval. Debilyn has added Vince as an admin to the WordPress blog so that he can post minutes.

Vince and Jeanene are to email the links to the posted minutes on WordPress so that Egberto can post them on the web page.

Board Retreat

The member survey went out today. The survey results will be available at the retreat. The agenda for the retreat has almost been finalized.

Work Group Structure

MOTION: approve the work group structure as currently drafted for a 90 day trial period after which the structure would be reviewed and revised as necessary. Moved by Jeanene, seconded by Vince, and passed unanimously (Tonya, Cameron and Billy absent).

Newsroom

Egberto reported that the work group added another blogger. Reach is still a bit down, but likes are still increasing, having reached 481,667 as of the time of the meeting.

Other updates

Vetting for the applicant for the Director for Internet Infrastructure is continuing and may be complete in time for the retreat. Cameron plans to step down when a replacement is in place.

Executive Session

The board entered executive session.  No motions were made. The board exited executive session.

Closing

Members checked out. The meeting adjourned at 9:32 PM EDT.

The next meeting of the board will convene in Denver/Boulder on September 19, 2014 through September 21, 2014 for its annual face-to-face meeting.  The next meeting of the executive committee will be Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 9:00 PM EDT.  The conference call of the complete board will be Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 9:00 PM EDT.

Respectfully submitted,

Vince Lamb, Coffee Party USA Board Secretary

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