November 5, 2014

by JKL

  • P – Debilyn Molineaux, President, Volunteers & Members
  • P – Jeanene Louden, Treasurer
  • P – Vince Lamb, Secretary
  • P – Tim Danahey, Public and Member Relations
  • P – Tonya Jefferson, Channel Partnerships
  • A – Billy Sears, Community Groups
  • A – Egberto Willies, Newsroom


The meeting was called to order at 9:04 PM EDT.

Debilyn presided and Jeanene ran the Maestro Board.

Members checked in.


Vince reported that the minutes for October 15, 2014, and October 22, 2014, have been approved. The minutes for October 29, 2014 have been shared and are awaiting review and approval. Jeanene posted the ByLaws as updated and approved on October 23, 2013, to the minutes blog.

Treasurer’s Report

Date 10/1-31/2014
Income – PayPal 1,272.00
Income – non PP* 1,009.60
Income 2,281.60
Expense – Bank 2,206.52
Credit Card Bal 1852.36
Reserve Acct Bal 0.00
Expense – PayPal 70.62
Expense 4129.50
PayPal Balance 26.81
US Bank Balance 323.77
PayPal to USB 125.00
Total Cash 475.58

*deposit from house in CO, Indiegogo deposit and mail in memberships

Monthly events

Debilyn announced that a new work group, Monthly Events, has been formed. One of the ideas is a Bill Club modeled after a book club. Its next meeting is Sunday, 7 p.m. ET. Jeaneane described a proposed project to make a video using voices of CP people saying “I want Congress to…”


Debilyn reported that our Facebook page has reached a record number of likes (490,923 at time of meeting). Engagement last week was nearly 10 million. This week it’s almost six million. She also reported that Dan has resigned from Coffee Party membership and from his show on Coffee Party Radio. Bobby R. is stepping up for a Tuesday night show starting with Election Night Coverage. Dan’s Monday night slot is still open. Deadlines for the newsletter are on the 10th and 25th. The next workgroup call will be Wednesday 8 p.m. ET.

Public and Member Relations

Tim reported that he had Egberto on his show this week. He has composed a cover letter for the next newsletter, which needs articles based in CP principles and updates for volunteer engagement. Items to add to the newsletter include Coffee Party radio show lineup and a Calendar of Opportunity. Jeanene and Debilyn will submit an article with a photo of the Board to the newsletter.

Community Outreach & Engagement

Debilyn repeated the news that an upcoming Monthly Events Work Group was formed.

Campaigns and Actions

Jeanene is working with Billy on a design process for future events based upon their debriefing on the Movie Night experience. She wants to work with Tonya, Billy and others on the Calendar of Opportunity.

Internet Infrastructure Work Group

Debilyn repeated her request for the Board to look in the FB group for posting on new web design and her progress report on the website redesign that were are getting the bare bones of a new site design. The previous meeting was cancelled but the next call is scheduled for Tuesday 8:30 p.m. ET.


Jeanene reported that the internal audit continues and we may still make the filing date for our 990. The next call will be Monday at 10am PT/1 PM ET.

Board Development

Vince has scheduled a Bylaws review call with Debilyn next Friday the 7th at 2:30 PM EST. He will work with Jeanene and Debilyn on this project.

Strategy and Implementation

Debilyn is writing up the job description for the Advisory Board. One-on-one calls have been  completed for Newsroom, Legal/Accounting and Outreach/Campaigns. Calls for Channels (scheduled for Friday 11/7) and Secretary (scheduled for Friday 11/7) are pending.


Tonya is working on organization memberships.


This Work Group is yet to be scheduled.


Debilyn reported that volunteers are continuing to find us and are being vetted.

Board Meeting and Communication

Debilyn checked Director availability and decided to keep our meetings on Wednesday nights. She led a discussion on how well the FB group is working between meetings.

Executive Session

The board entered executive session.  The board exited executive session with no action taken.


Members checked out.

The meeting adjourned at 10:05 PM ET.

The next meeting is scheduled for 9 PM EDT/6 PM PDT on November 12, 2014.


Respectfully Submitted,

Vince Lamb, Coffee Party USA Board Secretary

Approved 11/12/14