Sonoma County Pagan Network
Meeting Minutes for June 12, 2011
10:30 am in Sebastopol, Coffee Cats Café
Present: Bruce (Thermal) Willey (Treas.), Oberon Zell (OZ) (Sec’y), Helen/Hawk, Leeanen Sidhe, Lilith Berkana De'Anu. Bruce has Bill’s proxy.
Hawk opens meeting at 10:55 with grounding. Hawk agrees to facilitate meeting. Forms agenda.
· Minutes of previous meeting (May 15, 2011) read; OZ apologizes for getting them in so late.
MOTION: Bruce moves to accept Minutes as read; Leannen 2nd. Passed
· Treasurer’s Report (Bruce):
As of 5-15-11 1684.61
No change in May
As of 6-12-11 $1684.61
As of 5-15-11 170.23
5-19-11 -$25 to Francesca gas 145.23
5-19-11 +29.11 Cauldron donations 174.34
As of 6-12-11 $174.34
As of 5-15-11 $102.08
6-8-11 -7.95 paid Crystaltech $ 94.13
As of 6-12-11 $ 94.13
As of 5-15-11 $ 48.50
No change in May
As of 6-12-11 $ 48.50
As of 5-15-11 $2005.42
Cash: $ 174.34
Card: $ 94.13
PayPal: $ 48.50
As of 6-12-11 $2001.58
$320 check mailed to LBAG for dues returned by PO; mistake on address (probably in zip code).
ACTION: Bruce will contact LBAG ASAP to work out how to get payment to them.
$100 check to CAW for Annfwn assessments not cashed as of 6/1 when bank statement went out. Including the uncashed $32 check to LBAG, the actual amount in our account is $420 less than shown on report. Actual balance is $1581.58.
PO box rent due: 12 mos. = $62.00.
ACTION: Bruce will pay PO box rent ASAP.
State Board of Equalization says we overpaid by $12.20.
ACTION: Bruce will ask BoE to credit our account for next year.
MOTION: Hawk moves to accept report; Lilith 2nd; passed.
ACTION: OZ still needs to go into Exchange Bank at Mendocino and Steele Lane and add his name to SCPN account as signatory.
· Website (Leeanen, Webmistress): Needs another copy of April Minutes from OZ.
ACTION: OZ will email April Minutes to Leeanen.
Lilith has nice photo collage of Sierra’s amazing corn dolls. Leeanen notes that Yahoo list won’t allow photos, formatting, etc.
Leeanen asks: Should post Lilith’s & other announcements to message boards outside of SCPN list?
Hawk: Do we want to open our events to public?
Lilith: Who is our community?
Hawk & Leeanon: Everyone on SCPN e-list + friends & family.
Bruce: Need for security team to deal with any problem people who may cause trouble.
(Considerable discussion follows re: “friends” who may not feel comfortable among Pagans; consensus: people must take responsibility for their guests…)
· Litha Campout (Bruce): Consensus ritual planning a la Reclaiming.
Leeanen: Should we continue doing Litha campout next year?
Bruce: Cost of 3 sites for 2 days = $183.50.
Leeanen: Post to SCPN: “Because of low turnout, this may be the last year we do this.”
Hawk: All who enjoy this event should really tout it to all their friends!
Lilith: Tell of our experiences, etc. Warn about windy days and cold nights!
Bruce: placement of large SCPN banners.
Hawk will make site map link available to Lilith & Leeanen for website.
Bruce is bringing barbeque stuf
· Events (Lilith): Calendar (note changes):
June 17: Jo Carson—“Dancing With Gaia” film
July 15: Sierra and the Corn Dolls
August 19: Cerridwen Fallingstar (change)
September 16: “Gwion & Pagan Sounds” (change)
October 15: Samhain at Witches’ Ball party, not meeting—need someone to do ritual!
October 21: Divination Night; also BoD Election!
November 18: Voices of Roma
December 16: Yule (who will do ritual?)
This Friday (June 17) Jo Carson needs projector.
Lilith: Shutterbug charges $125 for 24-hr rental.
ACTION: Bruce will search for a better rental deal.
ACTION: Lilith will contact Joan Marler to see if she has one she would loan us.
We still need to create rituals for Samhain and Yule.
Samhain: OZ won’t be here, but suggests masquerade… Bruce has greate Samhain Circle calling; offers to facilitate ritual planning, etc.
Yule: Leannen has idea for Yule ritual from Be a Goddess by Francesca DeGrandis. She will need at least 4 players. Theme: “Creation of All Things.” Colors: blue & black. OZ says MG has bags of materials, props, etc.
Joan Marler wants to come back to talk about Marija Gimbutas; Lilith is asking her about coming in Jan. or Feb.
Lilith is working on recruiting a replacement for her as Events Coordinator.
Meeting adjourned 12:15 pm.
SUMMARY OF ACTIONS:
· Bruce will contact LBAG ASAP to work out how to get payment to them.
· Bruce will pay PO box rent ASAP.
· Bruce will ask BoE to credit our account $12.20 for next year.
· OZ will go into Exchange Bank at Mendocino and Steele Lane ASAP and add his name to SCPN account as signatory.
· OZ will email April Minutes to Leeanen. [ADDENDUM: DONE 6/13]
· Bruce will search for a better rental deal for a projector for this Friday.
· Lilith will contact Joan Marler to see if she has a projector she would loan us.
Oberon Zell, Secretary