Sonoma County Pagan Network

                                                 Meeting Minutes for May 14, 2017

                                      Held @ Lilith De Anu’s residence, Santa Rosa, California                                                    

Present:   Helen/Hawk (President), Bruce Willey /Thermal (Treasurer), Ben Terra (Secretary), Leeanen  Sidhe, and Jeannie Armstrong.

-  Meeting opens @ 11:30 am

-  Ben reads April 2017 SCPN Board Meeting Minutes and Leeanen motions to accept the April 2017 SCPN Board Meeting Minutes, Bruce 2nds motion, unanimously passed.  

·         Treasurer’s Report (Bruce):

-          Summary for  April (2017) – May (2017):  Treasurer’s monthly report for May 2017 states that; SCPN started with $985.58 (as of April 9, 2017) and finished the monthly cycle with $1093.63 (as of May 14, 2017). See posted Treasurer’s Report for a detailed breakdown of expenses, finances and assets for the month/period of April 9, 2017 – May 14, 2017.

-          Bruce motions to accept April 2017 – Mayl 2017 Treasurer’s Report, Jeannie 2nds motion, unanimously passed.     


·         Other  Activities:

-          SCPN Board’s monthly meeting will now be held at Lilith De Anu’s residence unless otherwise noted, in which case the SCPN will meet at the Coffee Katz in Sebastopol. Paid SCPN members are free to join SCPN Board meetings at Lilith’s and non-members can join as a guest of active SCPN Board members.

-          Treasurer’s financial monthly report will now be done from the first of the month to the first of the following month and not from one monthly board meeting to the next. This will result in a possibility of financial activity that may be conducted in the early part of any given month and not be shown in the same months’ Treasurer’s report which concludes at the change of the two adjacent months but be shown in the subsequent month. The Treasurer will make a note of any financial activity that occurs from the first of the month to the date of the subsequent SCPN Board meeting in the Treasurer’s report at the aforementioned monthly SCPN Board meeting.

-          Leannen motions to reimburse Helen up to $25.00 for SCPNs turn to provide food for the LBAG meeting, Jeannie 2nds motion, unanimously passed. 

-          Leeanen motions to pay for SCPNs 2018 campout at Doran Beach during the 2017 SCPN campout  and to seek donations  from attendees at the 2017 campout (at Doran Beach) to cover the cost of the 2018 campout ($10-$20 per person and apply a ‘sliding scale approach’ to those who might be more economically challenged, Ben 2nds motion, unanimously passed.    


·         Events/Calendar:

-          May 2017: Isis Oasis to give a presentation on Egyptian goddesses and food.

-          June 2017: Sparrow to contact an acquaintance  to give a presentation on EB therapy (pending).

-          July 2017: Cauldron of the Celts.

-          August 2017: Solstice to give a presentation on her new book Nontheistic  Paganism’.

-          September 2017: Phoenix to give a presentation on making ‘Traveling Alters’.

-          SCPN has secured October 27, 2017 as its 2nd event in October (with/at the LBAG) which will be the date for the SCPNs annual ‘Witches Ball’. SCPN will conduct a samhain orientated event on SCPN’s 1st event for October (October 20th).

-          November 2017: Divination night.

-          December 2017: YuleTide gathering and feast.


·         Action Items (To do list)J:

-          Shay’s books to be placed or located in the LBAG book shelves – library system.

-          Helen to inquire about LBag keys.

-          Lilith to send Anna-Lisa the business card art design.

-          Revisit issue of increasing SCPN membership fees.

-          Discuss researching accepting payments via smart-phones using an app that is a credit card reader.

-          Discuss how to expand membership.

-          Revisit the issue of purchasing $35.00 gadget “Chromecast” that makes the SCPN projector compatible with contemporary  electronic device(s) .

-          SCPN Annual Doran Beach Campout; discuss dates and site locations as well as using the campout as a venue for SCPN donations.

-          Ben to bring copy of previous month’s completed minutes and to do a vote to accept the completed minutes.


SCPN Board meeting adjourns at 3:30 pm.