Board Members Present: Danny Sands, Burt Rosen, Helene Clayton-Jeter, John Grohol, Debra Cobb, Eric Bersh, Jan Oldenburg, Joe Ternullo, Sue Woods, Brian Eastwood, Judy Danielson, Sarah Krug
Board Members Not Present: Matthew Holt, Geri Lynn Baumblatt, Amber Soucy
Full attendance record available here.
Welcome and Level-setting Sands
Congratulations to Geri Lynn Baumblatt for large meetup in Chicago.
Minutes from last two board meetings Approved
Treasurer’s Report (Financial and Membership) Debra Cobb
Current bank balance: $151,257.
Conference Report Ternullo, Sands
Agenda posted. “Save the Date” email sent out. Sponsorship commitments. Joe advises registering soon. Discussion of whether grants should be made public. Sponsorship spreadsheet moved to Sponsorship folder.
Governance Committee Report Sands, Ternullo
Action-oriented, and move forward. Reading material will be available for Board. Recommendation was to have Executive Summary. Another suggestion was to put information on Connect for all to review. Bring in outside counsel for membership structure, By-Laws, general advice. Jan motions Board to find legal counsel and find budget. Motion carried. Discussion about Staffing layer added to SPM. Plan needed to develop roles, fees, job description. Suggestion to tap Danny van Leeuwen to write up job description.
Signature Initiative Jan Oldenburg
Discussion on Connect. Trying to open discussion in open meeting. Ways to attract additional members. What is nature of initiative and how to move forward. Define who we are as an organization. What sets us apart. See what other orgs are doing. Possible interface with Deb Gordon.
Virtual Town Hall Eastwood
August 13, 7:30 ET. Mary Hennings speaking on Strategic Plan and open discussion.
Members-at-Large, President-Elect. Google doc available for recommendations. Elections before end of year.
Member Roles Open Sands
Newsletter Editor, Community Manager, Member-at-Large.
Adjourned at 7:08 — Next board meeting: August 27, 2019, 6 pm
Eric N Bersh
SPM Board Secretary