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Board Members Present:  Danny Sands, Burt Rosen, Debra Cobb, Eric Bersh, Jan Oldenburg, Joe Ternullo, Judy Danielson, Sarah Krug, Matthew Holt, Danny van Leeuwen, Amber Soucy, Geri Lynn Baumblatt, Vera Rulon.

Board Members Not Present:

Full attendance record available here.

Welcome and Level-setting                                                    Sands

Minutes from last two board meetings                            Approved


Newsletter                                   Danny van Louen, Vera, Michael

How to move forward w/o Danny.  Resources?  Who?  How?

When D. started he invited others who could help.  Decided on quarterly newsletter.  Use NL for networking (Who’s New?  Who’s published?  Something fun?  Stray news).  No assignment would be borne by only one person. Developed features and assigned leads.  Editor’s work was to assign projects and setup.  Very little nagging from editor. Feature writing most difficult, but not for lack of subject matter.  Jan agreed to create job description.


Treasurer’s Report (Financial and Membership)          Debra Cobb

Membership increased by one last month.


Conference Report                                                              Ternullo

Update available online.  Joe says the 5 “asks” are most important.


Manifesto                                                                   Judy and Burt

Denotes who we are.  The five areas we will focus on.  The “I will” statement.  See Manifesto online.  Heather sending out PR notice next week.  Manifesto will be introduced at this year’s conference.  Will see it on banners around conference floor.  Burt suggests that Board members record iPhone videos making their “I will” statement


Signature Initiative                                                   Jan Oldenburg

Available online.  There will be a Town Hall on 9/24.  Goal is to come back with names of people who will work on signature initiatives (see Open Forum thread).  Want to involve people not currently members of SPM.  Plan to resolve initiative by end of 2019.


Transparency                                                                         Sands

Asks whether Board think it’s OK to open our meetings to Forum members.  Would like a 6-month trial.


Mitchell Fund                                                                         Sands

How we plan to spend our money.  Have already decided to hire a professional associate


Member Roles Open                                                             Sands

Newsletter Editor, Community Manager, Member-at-Large.  Burt has a possible candidate. If anyone has a suggestion for President-elect, contact Danny, Joe or Burt.

Adjourned at 7:03 — Next board meeting: September 24, 2019, 6 pm

Respectfully submitted,

Eric N Bersh

SPM Board Secretary