Coffee Party Board Minutes May 9, 2017
Minutes for Coffee Party USA Board of Directors meeting May 9, 2017
Meeting was called to order at 8:05 pm ET when a quorum was established.
Present: Jeanene Louden, Heather Prabish, Kevin Watford, Charlotte Coyle, Vince Lamb, Egberto Willies, Bobby Rodrigo
Absent: Debilyn Molineaux, Tim Danahey
Directors checked in. Kevin Watford presided in the president’s absence.
April Minutes were approved.
The Financial Report was presented by Kevin Watford. Discussion about Budget and Actuals income for year to date.
Heather presented this Campaigns and Actions Work Group proposal:
Accept Campaigns and Actions proposal that Coffee Party subscribe to TurboVote and use this resource to encourage voting and offer information. Second by Charlotte
Vote: Approved. 6 Yeas and 3 Absent/Abstain
TurboVote should fit well with our Coffee Party mission and our agreed upon emphasis for the next several months. There was a suggestion to add the TurboVote subscription to next year’s budget.
Heather and Campaigns and Actions team offered another proposal:
Accept Campaigns and Actions’ VoterBuddy campaign as they continue to develop it before its official launch. Second by Vince
Vote: Approved. 7 Yeas and 2 Absent/Abstain (Egberto joined the meeting)
Bobby is developing a VoterBuddy page for the Coffee Party website.
There was discussion about the current health care bills making their way through Congress. Should Coffee Party USA offer an official statement? If so, what should we say? Bobby will craft a suggested statement and offer it to the Board of Directors Facebook page for discussion.
The meeting adjourned at 8:41 pm ET. Conversation continued in a working session.
Secretary, Coffee Party USA Board of Directors
Addendum May 19
On April 12, 2017, on the Board of Directors Facebook page, Vince Lamb presented the Partnerships Work Group formal Partnerships Agreement they have created.
The Board of Directors is asked to approve the agreement (as amended by Jeanene Louden) and send the draft to our attorney for further input. Bobby Rodrigo seconded.
On May 19, the proposal was approved with 8 Yeas and 1 Abstention. The Partnership Agreement was sent to the Coffee Party attorney.