MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE MEMBERS OF FLASHPOINT ARTISTS INITIATIVE, INC.
The regular meeting of the Directors of FLASHPOINT ARTISTS INITIATIVE, INC. was held at 3:15 p.m. on August 16th, 2015, as a scheduled meeting by general consent of the board instead of the registered office of the corporation, pursuant to the bylaws of the corporation and by notice given to the community through all normal channels.
The following Directors were present: David, Anna, Tareq, Jessica, Ash, Michelle
The following Directors were excused:
The following Directors were absent: Tunna
The following acted as secretary for the meeting: David
The following members of the Community were in attendance: Brittany, Justin
The reading of the minutes of the last regular meeting was waived as they had been presented for review online. Minutes approved by consensus.
In notice to the community, the Board submits this record of Business taken in session by the Board since the previous meeting: NONE
The following old business was discussed:
Board Secretary Process - Anna
Two additional names applied for the secretary position. Will reach out to have them come try out recording minutes for the September meeting.
Regional Status - new events policy from BM needs further review (Regional Use Agreement) but we’ll talk about status again. Action to contact BMORG to set up meeting. Considering November
New Venue Committee - two applicants; moving to public works; transferred to PWC for further management
Uber’s budget went out for review
Adjusted to reflect changes in material needs after effigy change
Motion - To transfer $5844.67 from General Fund to PWC Fund pre-Alchemy purchasing for repairs and needed gate acquisitions. - PWC
Budget to use a simplified gate system
Passed by consensus
Tabled remainder of the budget until after Alchemy
Renewals on storage units will occur near the end of the year
Event Committee Updates
Transition in Effigy Team Leadership
More theme camps registered than ever before (120)
More registered art for placement than ever before (45 so far)
Staffing prepared early for Wednesday
Website update - updating Alchemy and Euphoria websites, adding an umbrella website for board-level site over the top. Adding CRM workflow for publishing management. Euphoria page going live 9/11, announced 9/15.
Went to Figment, attendance appeared to be a few hundred; considering offering FAI to run Figment.
Lantern Festival - Lamplighters; lots of interest so far
Motion: To reassign money from Board refreshments to Community Outreach for the purposes of acquiring a vinyl banner for FAI for the festival and for reuse -- Jessica, seconded, Anna
To be stored in town
Passed by consensus
Event Outreach to Burning Man
Motion: to offer BMRCs tickets to FAI events -- Anna, seconded, Jessica
Traditionally, no free tickets given other than scholarship tickets
Amended/rewrite: To offer Georgia BMRCs the right to buy one 2015 Alchemy ticket per RC in a special sale - Anna; passed by consensus
Amended: the option to buy - Tareq; passed by consensus
Motion -- To offer Georgia BMRCs the option to buy one 2015 Alchemy ticket per RC in a special sale
Passed by consensus
Who will be willing to work on this?
Callouts would happen now
November for the event?
Push to 2016 schedule?
Decomp like event this year - is this something the community would like?
Had a good meeting; website and volunteer system rollout in the forefront.
Wants to get timelines in place faster.
Community Outreach Committee Updates
Tech Ops Committee Updates
Final ticket sales money needs to finalize to allow total income calculations
Last tier still in Paypal
2014 Alchemy Financials statement about to be completed
Working with Stacia
Relationship with LEO in Walker County
Still being evaluated and discussed
Going into the survival guide
Notes will be made available to the community, writeup to be added
To be added into the meetings and in an augmented meeting with Michelle to extend the strategic focus of the Board.
Stacia meeting, narrative handoff happened, reports being created as required.
Organization document rewrites in progress.
Global Leadership Conference Report
Strategic Planning Goals Progress
501c3 Application Status
The following new business was discussed:
Insurance for Alchemy
Motion to pay $5379 for Insurance, from the chair; passed by consensus
Approved to pay, so Tareq will pay.
To be researched by Ash, brought to the board for review and revision and then passed to legal for second check.
ELTs would like this in writing from the Board that we will provide defense support should the Officers require it in the execution of their duties
What information does the Board require from the ELTs
Tareq will provide a survey to get the feel from the board
Operational Board Processes regarding scheduled meetings to be defined and published so that rescheduled meetings follow a clear process that is visible to the community.
Initially: A cancelled meeting will be replaced by a meeting held the following Wednesday at 8pm, location TBD
Election timelines need to be published soon for community awareness
Community Committee to run everything should be called soon
Alchemy Exodus signs to inform people of leadership needs?
Sexual Harassment Policy
Elections and Callouts
Bank Statement - Current as of 8/16/2015
Org $ 24,871.91
Event $ 174,420.07
APW $ 2,327.03
Money Market $ 25,006.33
Paypal $ 60,994.06
Action Items of Note:
Committee Document rewrites - Anna [by 31 August]
Correct Anna’s card to have higher limit to pay insurance - Tareq [ASAP]
Payment of Jacob’s Retainer - Tareq [17 Aug]
Survey to find out what the Afterburn Report needs to have in it - Tareq [31 August]
Writeup of GLC - Michelle
Letter from Board about Support of the ELT - Michelle
Reachout to GA BMRCs - Anna
Confirmation of Upcoming Meeting
September Meeting Date - 12 September at 01pm at Ash’s House 5400 Memorial Drive, Apt 19B, Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Meeting adjourned at 6:05pm by Consensus