November 9, 2014

GPUS Steering Committee Minutes – November 9, 2014

a) Facilitator – Jody Grage
b) Roll Call – Starlene Rankin, Audrey Clement, Jeff Turner, Budd Dickinson, Karen Young, Tamar Yager, Charles Ostdiek
Absent – Darryl! Moch, Jesse Townley
c) Recording started.


a) Forum Transition – Starlene
The change to the forum from the votes and discussion lists will happen on Saturday, November 15th. Starlene will send out an email with the specifics. Monthly conference calls for all delegates are being planned, probably starting in January.


a) Treasurer’s Report – Jeff
There is $8500 in the general fund with all earmarked funds in the reserve account. Accounts payable includes Macalester, O’Kelley design $500 for consultation, Ethix for merchandise, and the final bill from RCN. The SC consensed on accepting the FinCom recommendation to pay $1000 to Macalester this month.

b)Fundraising Report
The next fundraising letter draft will be a letter from Jill and will be done on Monday. New NationBuilder fundraising pages are being set up.

d) VOTING QUEUE – Nothing in the queue and nothing received for the queue.
The next two goals in Strategic Plan will be received for the next SC call.

e) Liaison Assignments and Reports, Brief Discussion about Committees
There was a discussion of the need to conduct an election to fill the vacant BRPP co-chair position. The overly long list of SC functions related to committees was discuss, as was the need to reorganize the committee structure including input from a larger group. The SC consensed to have a discussion on the December 14 call on committees and on the January 11 call on SC responsibilities for committees. Karen and Tamar will compile background material and write a proposal draft.

f) 2015 GPUS Budget
Income figures were explained and health insurance was discussed.


V. EXECUTIVE SESSION – Personnel. No decisions were made.

Budd Dickinson