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.
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
Eric N Bersh
SPM Board Secretary