Meeting Minutes from 10/9/14
Agenda for 10/9/2014
- Jeff Yoder
- Jessica Piziali
- Liz Dahl MacGregor
- Karen Coleman
- Meg Maurer
- Monica King
- Bryan Ferry
- Linda Jones
- Lang Tran
- Liz to make bylaws presentable.
- Monica to email Steve to then contact Jeff.
- Liz to post ad to Facebook and website regarding application process.
- Monica will complete Doodle tonight (10/9/2014).
- Send post out requesting assistance with basic notices.
- Lang volunteered to commit to running the All Things Ypsi website.
- Jeff and Liz to email Linda Jones regarding All Things Ypsi website take over.
- Lang to look over All Things Ypsi website by next meeting and email us.
- Monica to post questions on website.
Agenda for November meeting:
-Vote on proposal for time bank running All Things Ypsi website.
-Further discuss donations to All Things Ypsi and the time bank.
-Termination policy discussion for businesses and individuals.
-Discussion about CORY
New membership application process
-Applicants respond better to sending reminders, rather than giving them a deadline where they have to reapply and re-submit application and materials.
-Monica to email Steve to then contact Jeff.
Continuing memberships (annual fees)
-Automatic email sent indicating that payment is due for yearly $25 for membership.
New organizations joining
-No current organization policy.
-Proposal for businesses to pay for sponsorship.
-Do we have two separate policies for profit and non-profit entities?
-Do we take money, if so how much?
-Do we care what their business is?
-Unfair competition for a for-profit business to have a volunteer do something they’d normally pay somebody to do.
-Termination: When would we consider removing a company from a time bank? What offenses?
-What can the business offer the bank outside of money? i.e. benefits for members?
-What to figure out for policy: How would organizations pay time to volunteers who belong to the time bank and how would we/they allocate membership?
-Offer options to businesses for membership?
-Could businesses pay membership fees for volunteers or buy memberships?
- What’s a community organization?
-Bylaws completed within a month.
Website: All Things Ypsi
-Currently run by Linda Jones
-Slight fee increase to scroll pictures on main page; currently paid through October.
-DHL hosts the website.
-Weebly currently being paid for extra website benefits.
-Bank account currently with U of M Credit Union.
-Bigger vision to create “our block our village” to connect the community by neighborhood.
-Group in MI and OH that meet 3x a year at a co-op camp in Delton, MI called Circle Pines. Coops from Detroit, Grand Rapids, etc. Creating a co-op called Solardarity; putting up street lights that are solar street lights; also practicing urban farming.
-Lang volunteered to commit to running the All Things Ypsi website.
-Time bank to make decision at November meeting regarding taking All Things Ypsi.
-For hEY to take on website, project manager would be needed to monitor progress and tasks.
-Monica will complete Doodle tonight (10/9/2014).