January 13, 2016
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER at 8:03 PM EST.
P – Debilyn Molineaux,
P – Jeanene Louden
P – Vince Lamb
A – Tim Danahey
P – Mark Gilbert
P – Bobby Rodrigo
P – Egberto Willies
Members checked in.
Vince reported that minutes for November have been approved and will be posted to the WordPress blog. Minutes for December have been shared with the board and are awaiting review and approval.
Jeanene reported on the organization’s finances. The Coffee Party’s financial state continues to improve with a positive balance. There was also a brief discussion about creating a list of people who received premiums and then canceled their memberships.
Debilyn shared a proposal from the Board Development Work Group to replace the current requirement that board members have three letters of support from current Coffee Party members with a Work Group Chair or Board of Directors Liaison Reference Check . Debilyn moved to approve this proposal and Jeanene seconded. Debilyn made a friendly amendment so the motion now read “Replace applicant support letters with an internal reference check (Directors and Chairs) to increase participation in Board elections.” Jeanene seconded this amendment. After a discussion, the motion was approved unanimously 6-0 with Tim absent.
Egberto checked out at 8:35 PM EST.
Debilyn also passed along the suggestion from the Board Development Work Group that directors write a short article (1-2 paragraphs) for the newsletter explaining what board members do and how we feel about our work. Board members will sign up for which issue of the newsletter they
Debilyn shared a set of proposed guidelines for moderators from the Strategy Work Group. Board members will read the guidelines and discuss them in a work session. The matter will be brought up at the next business meeting.
The Board entered and exited executive session without making a decision.
Members checked out.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:58 PM EST.
The next monthly business meeting for the Board will be February 10, 2016, 8 PM EST.
Interim Secretary, Coffee Party Board of Directors