October 22, 2014

by JKL

  • P – Debilyn Molineaux, President, Volunteers & Members
  • P – Jeanene Louden, Treasurer
  • P – Vince Lamb, Secretary
  • A – Tim Danahey, Public and Member Relations
  • A – Tonya Jefferson, Channel Partnerships
  • A – Cameron Michaels (Kruger), IIWG Director, Acting Development
  • P – Billy Sears, Community Groups
  • P – Egberto Willies, Newsroom


The meeting was called to order at 9:07 PM EDT.

Debilyn presided and Jeanene ran the Maestro Board.

Members checked in.


The minutes for both October 1 and October 15 have been posted and are awaiting review and approval.

Meeting Time

Debilyn asked for the members to fill in the table in the agenda for meeting times.  She wants to see if a new meeting time will increase attendance.

Feeling “Stuck” and Getting “Unstuck”

Debilyn asked the following three questions: What are our obstacles?  What do we need to unlearn?  Who can we call for help? These questions initiated a discussion about going forward.

Work Group calls

Debilyn asked which Work Groups have regular meetings.  Currently, both Newsroom and IIWG are holding regular meetings.  Legal and Accounting have an active project. She asked which work groups could have regularly scheduled meetings.  In particular, she brought up Campaigns and Actions, Strategy and Implementation, and Board Development.  She thought a regular calendar or a Google Doc with the schedule of meetings would be a good thing to use.  Vince suggested monthly calls for Board Development as well as monthly or biweekly calls for Bylaws revisions. Billy was not sure he needs regularly scheduled meetings for Community Groups yet.  Debilyn will contact a volunteer to set up the calendar.

Work Group Plans

Debilyn also requested that all board members  please submit 1-page plans for their work groups this weekend.



Debilyn commended the Newsroom for 6.5 Million people reached during the past seven days, up 347.3%, and Engagement (unique people) of 549.6K, up 247.2%.


Deblilyn reported that there would be a Movie Night interview this weekend pending confirmation from filmmakers.


Members checked out.

The meeting adjourned at 9:58 PM EDT.

The next meeting is scheduled for 9 PM EDT/6 PM PDT on October 29, 2014

Respectfully Submitted,

Vince Lamb, Coffee Party USA Board Secretary

Approved 11/5/14