Meeting Minutes 1/12/17

Moderator – Lacey
Co-moderator – Andira
Note taker – Larry
Also attending: Bob & Heather & Bonnie

Agenda Items:
1) ”What We Do” Description update (15m, +/-) Andira
2) Music & Poetry Update (10m) Tentatively – Bob
3) Digital calendar options (5m) Andira
4) Newsletter (5m) Bob
5) LGBT Youth Homeless Shelter (10m) Lacey
BREAK
1) Treasury Report (5m) Andira
2) “Do” meetings (10m) Andira
3) Feb. cal draft (2m) Lacey
4) Vote – Meeting days in Feb (2m) Lacey
5) Vote on CR having a booth presence at 2017 ‘Lincoln Unites’ on April 29th, 2017 from 10am-4pm on Tower Square in Downtown Lincoln. Separate vote on CR providing up to 100 free buttons for this year’s Lincoln Unites event. (10m) –Bob

”What We Do” Description update (15m, +/-) Andira
Tabled for the moment.
Andira has written a base document and will bring it next meeting. May also redo our Mission Statement, since they are different.
Basic points, “We have a space”, political leaning? (far left) ‘liberal’
Community building. 

Music & Poetry Update (10m) Tentatively – Bob
Nothing to report, no date.
Heather said she may be organizing a poetry event in March, also could combine with ours. Ryler & his friend.
Bob only getting vague answers from Andrew Fuller @ Rock Island social club. 

Digital calendar options (5m) Andira
Andira has been using a lot of Digital calendars in her new job.
Google calendars can combine events from several different venues.
We could either create a common root gmail account or just a gmail account for calendaring.
Could give keyholders access when they create an event it could be then updated on the gmail calendar. Will update at another meeting. 

Newsletter (5m) Bob
Bob passed around the sample of his first newsletter. He will be fixing the tombstone graphic before doing a general distribution. Bob said he learned much while doing the first one. Looks real good Bob!

LGBT Youth Homeless Shelter (10m) Lacey (Willa’s House)
Lacey got an email about a lady in Hastings wanting to set up a Shelter as a 501(c3) Charity. She needs at least two other people to incorporate the new charity. A variety of LGBTQIA+ services would be provided. We would like to invite Genessa to at least one of our meetings to get to know her better. We could at least offer buttons for publicity. 

BREAK

Treasury Report (5m) Andira
Current balance $5,452.86 Thanks Andira!

“Do” meetings (10m) Andira
Meetings for people that would like to DO things. Making buttons, property committee, etc. Bonnie suggested meeting to call congressmen to promote or resist political issues, also a circle “intentional time”. Collaborative workspace that could be fun. Is anyone interested in facilitating something along these lines? 

Feb. cal draft (2m) Lacey
Calendar provisionally approved. 

Vote – Meeting days in Feb (2m) Lacey
Staying with Thursday nights and every 2 weeks.

Vote on CR having a booth presence at 2017 ‘Lincoln Unites’ on April 29th, 2017 from 10am-4pm on Tower Square in Downtown Lincoln. Separate vote on CR providing up to 100 free buttons for this year’s Lincoln Unites event. (10m) –Bob
Unanimous vote in favor of having a booth.
Unanimous vote in favor of donating 100 buttons.
Mention was made about having sufficient time once artwork was designed/approved – preferably 1 month to be safe. Also we could make some for the volunteers and the rest more generally promoting Lincoln Unites. 

Agenda Items for next meeting:
What we do 15m -Andira
Google Calendar 10-15m Andira
Music & poetry 10m Bob
Volunteer link tutorial 15+ Andira
Mini-do (stickers on button backs)

____________________
Common Root Quorum:
1-Board Member
3-Key Holding Members
1-Other Attendee

Common Root Admin