Sonoma County Pagan Network

Meeting Minutes for June 10, 2018
Held @ Leeanen & Ben's residence, Novato, California

Present: Helen/Hawk (President), Bruce /Thermal (Treasurer), Ben /Terra (Secretary), Leeanen Sidhe. (Note: Jeannie attended the meeting via Helen's cell phone.)

- Meeting opens @ 11:30 am

- Ben reads May 2018 SCPN Board Meeting Minutes and Bruce motions to accept the May 2018 SCPN Board Meeting Minutes, Bruce 2nds motion, unanimously passed.

         Treasurer's Report (Bruce):

-          Summary for May (2018): Treasurer's monthly report for May 2018 states that; (as of May 31, 2018) SCPN's total assets are $615.37.

-          Leeanen motions to accept the amended May 2018 Treasurer's Report, Ben seconds the motion, unanimously passed.

-          Ben motions to allow the Treasurer to spend $96.00 to pay for the SCPN's P.O. Box, Leeanen seconds the motion, unanimously passed.

-          SCPN Board members would like to acknowledge the Treasurer's ongoing hard work and for putting up with the other sometimes picky SCPN Board members.

-          Note: Bruce has reformatted the SCPN's Treasurer's Report. See report summery below.


         Other Activities:

-          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.

-          Jeannie has temporarily moved out of state due to the fires that occurred last October. However, she still intends to stay on the SCPN board at least through the end of her term which will end at the next board election in Oct. 2018. She will attend board meetings via cell phone when she can. She plans to return in August to attend the annual SCPN camp out.


-          May 2018: Thermal to give a presentation on Free Folk traditional rites and ceremonies.

-          June 2018: SCPN potluck supper.

-          July 2018: SCPN town hall meeting regarding the future status of SCPN. seconds the motion

-          Aug. 2018: Leeanen may do a presentation on being a green witch.

-          Sep. 2018: Gwion to do a presentation on food and magic (pending commitment).


         Action Items (To do list):

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

-          Leeanen to do a redesign of SCPN business card.

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

-          Discuss how to expand membership.

-          Discuss the possibility of implementing the ability to make cauldron donations electronically.

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

-          Can SCPN Board members make, purchase or provide services as incentive(s) for SCPN membership.

-          In 2018, start recruiting Div Night readers in September (2018). Possible locations/events in which to connect with potentially willing readers to donate their time for one evening for the SCPN could be Sonoma County's annual Mystic Fair and the weekly "mini fair" at SOFA (south of A Street in Santa Rosa). Propose to prospective readers that they can use SCPN"s Div Night event as a venue in which hand out their business cards or other literature pertaining to their crafts/businesses.

-          Ben to develop an Excel spread-sheet for Bruce to record and tally membership information (in reference to the SCPN's "3 point program".

-          Leeanen to acquire the Paypal code from Lilith and Bruce so that leeanen (web mistress) can fix the Paypal button.

-          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 4:30 pm.