Minutes of the Coffee Party USA Board of Directors meeting on February 7, 2018
Present: Charlotte Vaughan Coyle, Vince Lamb, Jeanene Louden, Debilyn Molineaux, Egberto Willies.
Absent: Heather Prabish, Kevin Watford, Bobby Rodrigo.
Charlotte called the meeting to order at 8:25 P.M. E.S.T.
Members checked in.
Vince reported that the January minutes were posted to WordPress blog.
There was no financial report.
After a discussion on the Citizen Oriented Taxes position paper, voting was postponed. Board members will vote on the document, the vote will be recorded on the Facebook page and reported at the next meeting.
After a discussion, the board came to a consensus that there was no need for a formal vote on Partnerships letters. Instead, Vince would consider the board input on the letters, including replacing the old letterhead with the transition banner from the Facebook page and signing the letters as a director.
Partnerships has recommended that Coffee Party join the Listen First Coalition. Vince moved and Debilyn seconded a motion to join the Listen First Coalition. The motion passed unanimously (Heather, Kevin and Bobby absent) .
Egberto and Debilyn reported on the Local Communities Strategies call on Tuesday. The Coffee Party will embark on a pilot project of 20 local groups with the goal of 435 local groups, one for every Congressional District. There will also be a national week of conversation April 20-28, including a reflection day on April 29th. Egberto will sign up for the national week of conversation on behalf of the Coffee Party.
Coffee Party Entertainment Awards: Vince has found out that someone else had been using “Golden Coffee Cup Awards” but stopped. Vince asked if we can take the name over and is waiting for a response. Vince also reported on the conversation on the volunteer Facebook group about adding two awards for government officials, one for a portrayal by an actor or actress in a scripted movie, another by an appearance of a present or former government official in a documentary. He will open up nominations for best political drama or comedy and best political documentary along with best portrayal of a government official, historical or fictional, and best appearance of a political official in a documentary.
Charlotte reported that she and others on the board are considering adding hours to our Administrative Assistant schedule. The Administrative Assistant has expressed concern that her health will impact how many hours she can work.. No decision about additional hours was made.
There will be a board work session on February 21st. The meeting scheduled for February 14th (Valentine’s Day) has been cancelled.
Members checked out.
The meeting adjourned at 8:59 P.M. E.S.T.
The next business meeting is scheduled for March 14, 2018 at 8:00 P.M. E.D.T.
Vince Lamb, Interim Secretary