BORING Committee Meeting 12/11/14

Last time:
In attendance: Ailyne, Andira (moderator), Azaria (co-moderator), Barbara, Ben (note-taker), Chelsea, Jennifer, John, Josslyn, Lacey, Lory, Mary Beth, Melissa, Mike, Sammi, Toby

Agenda:
Receipts – end of year Membership dues
– Member gifts – January meeting
– Timeline
– Keyholder Handbook
– January calendar
– Treasury update
– GoPo Form
– Ground Rules for CR Meetings
-New Years’ Party

MEETING GUIDELINES:
—Sheets for guidelines/rules for meetings in revision draft; describes roles of moderator, co-moderator, and notetaker; discussion of hand-raising.

RECIEPTS:
—Short forms printed for those who donate so they can deduct from their taxes; date, organization name, donating person’s name; and donation amount.

KEYHOLDER HANDBOOK:
—Lacey read Donate Page in new handbook.

NEW YEARS’ PARTY:
—Ailyne has list for food, decorations, party favors, etc.; wants to organize a committee to plan the party! 

8:00—Lori Dance led discussion about racism and police militarization in relation to recent news events, and also about planning possible discussion panels and other events for the continuation of this important topic. Remind Andira to contact Lori about scheduling, about maybe organizing monthly or quarterly speakers.

TREASURY:
—$25 donation from Mary Beth; $10 from Ailyne; $2494.37 currently in treasury; monthly financial report suggested.

GO-PO FORM:
—Government and Politics class taught in high schools; suggest involvement with students in these classes who are required to put in volunteer hours with approved non-profit organizations as a requirement for graduation; Barbara and Lacey will discuss similar program possibility at SCC.

MEMBER GIFTS:
—Lacey discussed possibility of creating bike stickers featuring the Common Root name and logo for member gifts; discussed range of amounts/prices for stickers.

TECHNOLOGY GRANT:
—Ailyne brought up tech grant program for organizations seeking needed equipment and forms and information required.

INTERNET NEGOTIATIONS:
—Brief discussion for perhaps aquiring internet access; What kind of price and access will we be able to get?; Maybe try to get a wi-fi hot-spot?; Table until more information is obtained?

JANUARY 2015 CALENDAR:
—Barbara will host “Art In The Afternoon” event!!!; Calendar passed around for members to add their own events. 

TIMELINE:
—Discussion of planning goals for December 2014, January 2015, and February 2015 for “The Sequel” (alternative non-commercial Pride event); Possible final date of October 10th, 2015?; Discuss supplemental meetings for event; Pre-meeting potlucks before general meetings leading up to “The Sequel”?; Where should we get funding for event?; Chelsea brought up idea for sub-committees/task forces for planning different aspects of event and whether they should meet every week or every other week.

BUSINESS CARDS:
—500 cards for $40

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