Sonoma County Pagan Network

Meeting Minutes for March 11, 2012

10:30 am in Sebastopol, Coffee Cats Café

 

Present: Helen/Hawk (Pres.), Bruce (Thermal) Willey (Treas.), Oberon Zell (OZ) (Sec’y.), Lilith Berkana De'Anu; Storm Goranson

Absent: Susan Small (Events Coord.) (Helen has her proxy)


Meeting called to order at 10:45.

 

Old Business: Minutes of previous meeting (Feb.13) read.

 

Action items from last meeting:

·         Bruce will become PayPal signatory, using Exchange Bank as go-between.

·         Susan will provide info on how to become a sponsor of www.SCPNmeetup.com.

·         Susan will submit 3-line listing for SCPN March meeting to appear in SR Post Dispatch section: “Find Your Place of Worship” on March 10. This will cost $25.

·         Susan will post revised Bylaws to all SCPN members and others via YahooGroups list.

·         Susan will coordinate with Helen, Lilith, and Leeanen to draft an announcement of 30-day notice of dues change (to $30/yr.) and post it to Yahoo list and email it to all members ASAP!

 

Treasurer’s Report for February (Bruce)

 

Bank account:

                                    As of 2-12-12                 1,739.61

                        No change in February

                                    As of 3-11-12                 1,739.61

 

Cash Box:

                                   As of 2-12-12                    227.10

            2-24-12 + 47.50 Cauldron donations        274.60

            2-24-12 - 25 Conrad & Elizabeth gas       249.60

                        3-10-12 =3.55 Donation               253.15

                                    As of 3-11-12                    253.15

 

Gift Card:      

                                    As of 2-12-12                      20.99

                        3-8-12 -7.95 Pay Cryasaltech          13.04

                                    As of 3-11-12                      13.04

 

Paypal:                        As of 2-12-12                    147.00

                        No change in Feb.

                                    As of 3-11-12                    147.00

 

Totals:

                                   As of 2-12-12                2,134.70

                                                Bank:                   1739.61

                                                Cash:                     253.15

                                                Card:                       13.04

                                                Paypal:                                      147.00

                                    As of 3-11-12                 2,152.80

 

Treasurer's note: $250 check outstanding to Traveler's, our total is actually $1902.80.

Bruce has still not become PayPal signatory (he really doesn’t want to give required personal information!)

 

ACTION: Bruce will become PayPal signatory ASAP, using Exchange Bank as go-between.

 

MOTION: OZ moves to accept Treasurer’s Report. Bruce 2nd; passed.

 

Old Business:

 

·         OZ notes that there was no 3-line listing for SCPN March meeting in yesterday’s SR Post Dispatch section: “Find Your Place of Worship.” Susan was supposed to take care of this; what happened? Since Susan isn’t here, we will have to find out from her later.

 

·         Susan was to provide info on how to become a sponsor of www.SCPNmeetup.com. No report.

 

·         Susan was to post revised Bylaws to all SCPN members and others via YahooGroups list. She was also supposed to coordinate with Helen, Lilith, and Leeanen to draft an announcement of 30-day notice of dues change (to $30/yr.) and post it to Yahoo list and email it to all members ASAP!

 

Helen: Still no notice of Bylaws change & 30-day notice due to concerns Lilith has regarding minors. Current revised text says: “Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for their first visit.” This should apply for all meetings, not just first one. Change to “Parent or authorized adult” for all minors 15 and under. Lilith wants to draft new language.

 

Storm points out that Officers of BoD would be liable if issues arise.

 

OZ asks for written release for parental permission to attend meetings.

 

Storm’s wife is CPA for non-profits; she may have a standard form—he’ll get one for us. He says age cutoff should be 16.

 

Lilith: New language for Bylaws:

 

“Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for their first visit; thereafter minors 16 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all SCPN events.”

 

MOTION: Lilith moves to adopt new language as above; Bruce 2nd; passed.

 

MOTION: Lilith moves to make this text boilerplate on all printed matter and announcements. OZ 2nd; passed.

 

We will create a release form to be kept in file box at entry. Form will specify designated responsible adult; include copy for parent.

 

ACTION: Storm will look into getting standard release form, and will create one for SCPN.

 

New Business:

 

Storm says there is a Santa Rosa Interfaith Council that SCPN should join. He has a friend who is a member, and will ask her for website and contact info, application, etc. so we can join.

 

ACTION: Storm will get info on how SCPN may join the Santa Rosa Interfaith Council.

 

Helen wants to change meeting dates for SCPN due to conflicting events she wants to be able to attend. Lilith suggests 1st Sunday? OZ points out that 4 of the 8 Sabbats (Imbolg, Beltane, Lugnasadh, Samhain) fall on first weekends, which is why we decided on 2nd Sundays in the first place. Table ‘til next month.

 

Helen: Today is 1-year anniversary of Japan tsunami. Moment of silent reflection in honor of lives lost and changed forever.

 

Events Calendar

 

·         March 16. OZ will present a hands-on playshop on “Making your own Paleolithic Goddess figurine.” Air-drying clay and modeling tools will be provided. A small donation for the clay would be appreciated.

 

·         April 20. Julie Ann Arbor (“Tree Girl”) will present photo essay on trees with naked Julia in them.

 

·         May 18. Loreon Vigne of Isis Oasis will present blessing ritual from Isis Oasis and Egyptian past-life readings and group meditation.

 

·         June 15. Still negotiating with Wendy Rule (Australian Pagan bard) to see if she’ll be available to perform a concert for SCPN on June 15.

 

·         Nicki Scully and Patrick McCollum are interested in presenting—still working on dates.

 

SUMMARY OF ACTIONS PENDING:

·         Bruce will become PayPal signatory ASAP, using Exchange Bank as go-between.

·         Susan will provide info on how to become a sponsor of www.SCPNmeetup.com.

·         Susan will submit 3-line listing for SCPN March meeting to appear in SR Post Dispatch section: “Find Your Place of Worship” on April. This will cost $25.

·         Susan will post revised Bylaws to all SCPN members and others via YahooGroups list.

·         Susan will coordinate with Helen, Lilith, and Leeanen to draft an announcement of 30-day notice of dues change (to $30/yr.) and post it to Yahoo list and email it to all members ASAP!

·         Storm will look into getting standard release form, and will create one for SCPN.

·         Storm will get info on how SCPN may join the Santa Rosa Interfaith Council.

 

Meeting adjourned 11:54 am.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Oberon Zell, Secretary