Annual Membership and Board Meeting -- March 20, 2011
The membership and Board of Directors held their annual meetings at 2007 Bert Avenue, Austin, TX 78704, starting at 2:11 pm. The following directors (constituting a quorum of the full board) were present at the meeting: Vice President Tamara Vogt, Secretary Pam Chambers and Penny Chambers (by phone). Robert McGarey (Executive Director) was also present at the meeting. The following directors were absent: President and Treasurer Kathy Lee.
Of the 13 current voting members, two were present (Robert McGarey and Pam Chambers), constituting a 10% quorum. The members unanimously elected Tamara Vogt to place 1 of the Board of Directors, and Laine Morales to place 2. Since there was no further business, the annual membership meeting was adjourned and the board began its meeting.
The Mission Statement was read aloud. Minutes from the previous meeting were read aloud and approved with the following change: Where the minutes say "Sonny," change that to "Sonny, the manager of Capital Bingo."
The Board elected Tamara Vogt Vice President, Pam Chambers Secretary, Kathy Lee President, and Penny Chambers Treasurer. The Conflict of Interest statement was then read aloud, as we do every annual meeting.
Updates. Bob asked the Board to approve renting 6 plots in the garden for $10, and 12 plots for $20. The motion passed unanimously. Bob announced that our GoodwheelChairs volunteer, Justin, has apparently dropped out and hasn't come back.
Bob announced that the leak at the cottage has not yet been fixed. However, we have a new member who is moving into the cottage in April.
Finances. Membership is doing better, especially since we have a new renter/member. GoodwheelChairs could bring in substantially more money than it currently is, as can online classes and Bob's workshops. However, we'll need to work on these to make that happen. So Laine volunteered to help market GoodwheelChairs. (She'll need cards to give people.) And Tamara volunteered to send out an email to the Global Relationships email group about Bob's workshops, but she needs to get approval from Debbie.
Online Classes. Bob has been talking with people at the University of Massachusetts about providing the infrastructure for online classes for AHP, which would allow Bob to provide online classes. Bob believes it's really important in his classes to let people interact with others in class one-on-one, and he hasn't yet found the right technological venue to allow that to happen yet. When he does, however, the Center is poised to be the primary arranger of online classes for AHP, just like M.A. Bjarkman and The ConferenceWorks was the primary arranger for conferences for AHP.
Facebook. Tamara talks about how important it would be to get people on Facebook to "like" the Center, because then every time we post an event on the Center's page, that event will show up on that person's page. Tamara also complained that the Center's page does not come up when she types "Human Potential Center" on Facebook on her iPhone, but instead brings up different information. Laine said she will take charge of determining what can be done about that.
Since there was no further business, the meeting adjourned at 5:05 pm.