Board Members Present
Chris DeParde, Dave Saddoris, David Potosky, Karen Pieper, Tom Parent, Chris Sur, David Brauer, Mark Brandow, JobyLynn Sassily James (arrives at 7:25 p.m.), Marie Wolf
Board Members Absent
Amy Joe Gracyalny, Jeff Shaw, Robyn Bipes, Diana Schleisman
KFNA Staff Present
Sarah Linnes-Robinson, Joanna Hallstrom
Others: Jake Weyer.
Meeting Called to Order
David Brauer called the meeting to order at 7:05PM
April 2008 minutes are accepted and passed unanimously.
David S suggests that notation be made when board members arrive late to meeting; it should be noted if a board member is “absent for vote”.
The IRS had formally questioned our 1998 financial reports and was asking for both a 990 tax filing and employer taxes for employees for the 3rd and 4th quarters of the year. The IRS was told we did not have nay employees during this time and had wrongly filed for an extension to file our 990 and then discovered that KFNA’s income averaged over a three-year period was under the $25,000 annual threshold to require filing.
Financial Bookkeeping Update
We are switching from Peachtree to QuickBooks software. TechSoup provides cheap software to nonprofits and the software switch will cost about $50 and allow for simpler financial reports. Sarah explains reimbursement principle and how it applies to the balance sheet of June 1-May 31 in response to the question if the board should be concerned that income was lower than expenses for the year in review.
JobyLynn Arrives at 7:25
Discussion on keeping up newsletter, and encouraging board members to join committee since former board members and Joanna are doing most of the work currently.
Joanna Hallstrom leaving this summer:
Since JH is leaving we discussed how to replace her in:
Discussion ensued about committees vs. task forces, specific requirements of a committee.
Tom Parent motions that:
· Crime and Prevention committee be created out of CPaS
· Block Club organizing leader program task force be created as well
JobyLynn seconds the motion.
David Saddoris expressed interest in creating one committee and let a task force grow out of that. Discussion centered on Block Club organization being foreseen as large initial push, with eventual duties being shared with several existing committees. Original motion stood.Eight vote yes, three vote no, Passed.
Tom Parent motions to be new President, all ayes.
David Buchanan motions to be new vice-president, all ayes.
Joby-Lynn motions to be new treasurer, all ayes.
Chris DeParde motions to be new secretary, all ayes.
Mark describes NEHBA website and how Farmer’s Market might be a member. David Brauer suggests we pass discussion on to NRP. JobyLynn moves to send to NRP. Tom Parent seconds, motion passes.
Chris Sur formally responded to the artists in question saying we have no contractual obligations. If it has to go to conciliation court, Chris will offer legal service.
Foreclosure subgroup has formed
In discussion at green meeting: green products campaign, climate change project, testing new paper-ware.
Dave P is updating website still; archives are taking more time than he originally thought.Meeting adjourned at 8:33 p.m.
Minutes submitted by Karen Pieper