Minutes for Coffee Party USA Board of Directors meeting, July 12, 2016
Meeting was called to order at 8:04 PM ET when a quorum was established. Members checked in
Present: Debilyn Molineaux, Jeanene Louden, Charlotte Coyle, Mark Gilbert, Vince Lamb, Egberto Willies checked in and left after voting. Absent: Bobby Rodrigo, Tim Danahey, Kevin Watford
Welcome to Kevin Watford, newly elected treasurer and Charlotte Coyle, newly appointed secretary. Welcome back Egberto Willies who has been re-elected for a second term.
Vince Lamb reported. June 14, 2016 Minutes needs BoD members to approve. June 28, 2016 Minutes are approved already, but need two more people to sign. Approved minutes for March and April have been posted to the WordPress blog. Minutes for May 18, 2016 have been approved but still need two more directors to sign.
Vince finished up his secretary responsibilities and handed them off to Charlotte
Jeanene Louden reported balance at the end of the fiscal year 2015-2016.
US Bank 7,734.71
Election of Vice President
The Coffee Party USA Executive Team consists of the Board of Directors officers, currently President, Secretary and Treasurer. The by-laws provide for the election of a Vice President as needed. Debilyn proposed Jeanene Louden as VP; Egberto seconded. The motion passed with 6 yeses. Bobby, Mark and Tim were not present.
Vince Lamb has asked the BoD to approve Coffee Party USA partnerships with other organizations. The Board decided to participate in a formal vote for purposes of Board insurance and our fiduciary responsibilities as BoD members. Vince presented the ballot and asked Board members to register their votes: yes/no/abstain
Vince has sent an email to Virginia Choi about the sales of our stamp.
Bobby Rodrigo has requested that the BoD issue a statement of opposition to proposed IRS Regulation 134417–13. The statement is a work in progress. There was no more discussion and no Board action.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:25 PM ET and the Board continued conversation in a working session.
The next scheduled business meeting will be the Board retreat August 4-7, 2016.
Secretary, Coffee Party USA Board of Directors
Approved August 6, 2016