Board Meeting Minutes 2014-04-14

Date: 4/10/14
Location: WholeFoods, Bridgeport OR
Time: 7:00 pm
Presiding: Sue Ann Nystrom
Quorum? Y

Present

Officer Name Present
Steward: Sue Ann x
Secretary: Gyelle x
Treasurer: Water Wizard x
Clerical Director: Arrhiannon x
Comm.Officer: Will x
Member at Large: Vergil

Others present (“V” after name indicates a voting member): Mark

Agenda

  • Welcome (by Steward)
  • Director reports
  • Steward
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Clerical Director
  • Communications Director
  • Progress on alignment with ATC, CoG
  • Any new applications for initiation
  • Calendar Planning July-Sept.
  • Comments, concerns, complaints, and compliments! (For the good of the order)

Business

  1. Minutes of the last meeting approved as posted after calendar corrections made via email 3/25/14.
  2. Directors’s Reports:
    1. Steward:
      • Training of trainers for guest presenters went great.
      • I got in touch with Katerra from OWOW re Pagan Pride.
      • Pagan Faire was small, some of the major usual vendors weren’t there.
      • Columbia Protogrove from the Vancouver will be holding Beltane at the Vancouver UU 4/26 (see their Witchvox listing for details.)
    2. Secretary:
      • Nothing other than minutes
    3. Treasurer:
      • Bank Balance: $1711.09 in checking
      • Accounts receivable:
      • Accounts payable this period: Annual non-profit corporation renewal is due this month for $50. Changing registered agent to Will Woodhull, president to Sue Ann Nystrom, secretary to Laurel Hess.
      • Made quarterly rental payments to both class sites
      • POBox rental is due in June. This is PO Box 294, Monmouth OR 97361. Annual rental fee is approximately $54
    4. Clerical Director.
      • Nothing other than agenda items
    5. Communications Director
      • Corrections will be made via communication on BOD list rather than general list.
      • Clearing up web formatting issues- changing from tab menu structure to sub-section on left column menu, etc. Changes being made as feedback from Lyceum members reveals problems in accessing the material.
      • We no longer need the old website. Need to contact Cybrwulf to take it down and get refund. We will keep its domain name (lyceumoftrees.com) and point it to the current site (that is already accessible via lyceumoftrees.org or lyceumoftrees.net). Water Wizard will contact Cyberwulf.
  3. Other Reports
    • Gyelle has been asked to perform a wedding in June.
    • Progress on alignment with Aquarian Tabernacle Church, or Covenant of the Goddess. Will has been researching. CoG- seems to be more eclectic and might be a better fit than ATC, it is also a much lower yearly fee. Unable to get info from ATC about what $25/month fee would get us. Does not yet have a contact for CoG, is working on it. Will’s written report is attached to these minutes.
  4. Any new letters of intent to initiation
    • Shawn Walker- has sent a letter of intent, and has requested Arrhiannon to be her mentor. Arrhiannon will meet with her.
    • Daniel Sullivan- has sent a letter of intent, and has requested Gyelle or Vergil as mentor. Gyelle and Vergil will meet with him.

Calendar

If you are interested in hosting an esbat or sabbat or conducting the rituals, please contact any board member.

  • APRIL
    • 12: Salem Year and a Day class
    • 12: Esbat at Lyceum South 7:00, ritual at 8:00
    • 26: Gresham Year and a Day class
    • 26: Columbia Proto Grove Beltane at Vancouver UU (see their Witchvox listing for details.)
    • 27: Ordination class at Johnni’s
    • 27: CUUPs- PDX Beltane at West Hills UU
  • MAY
    • 2: Beltane at Salem UU with CUUPs 6:00 potluck, 7:30 May Pole, 8:00 ritual)
    • 4: PACT Beltaine 12:00, ritual at 2:00
    • 5: Meet & Greet at Powells Books
    • 8: Board of Directors, Tigard Whole Foods, 7pm – 8pm
    • 10: Brigitta’s memorial, Mt Tabor Park
    • 11: Salem Year and a Day class
    • 17: Esbat at Pier Park 6:00, ritual at 8:00 changed to
    • 17: Esbat at Kelley Point Park, gather at 4:00pm, ritual at 6:00pm see this web page for more info
    • 31: Gresham Year and a Day class
  • JUNE
    • 2: Meet & Greet at Powells Books
    • 13: Esbat- ritual with CUUPs at Salem UU 8:00 (CUUPs meeting at 6:30)
    • 14: Board of Directors, Lyceum South, 12:00
    • 14: Salem Year and a Day class
    • 21: Litha at Sue Ann’s 6:00 potluck, ritual at 8:00
    • 28: Gresham Year and a Day class
  • JULY
    • 7: Meet & Greet at Powells Books
    • 10: Board of Directors, Tigard Whole Foods, 7pm – 8pm
    • 12: Esbat at Lyceum South 6:00 potluck, 8:00 ritual
    • 19: Salem Year and a Day class
    • 26: Gresham Year and a Day class
  • AUGUST
    • 2: Lammas, Lyceum South 4:00 potluck, 6:00 ritual
    • 4: Meet and Greet at Powells
    • 7: BOD at Bridgeport Whole Foods
    • 9: Salem Class
    • 10: Esbat at Boomer’s in Vancouver 4:00 potluck, 6:00 ritual (tentative)
    • 23: Gresham class

Author: Will

I was born at a very young age but I am older than that now. As a young man I drove half a million miles in Boston taxis. Then I moved to Oregon and developed two careers as an RN over 28 years: the first as a clinical nurse mostly in ICU, then later in Nursing Service Administration as an Informatics RN (but before that term was coined). In between RN work, I picked up an ADSc Business Computer Programming and provided PC network installation, maintenance and repair for 10 years. I eased into retirement beginning in 2003 and was fully retired in 2010. But I have continued to develop and manage websites and my skills are current with HTTP/CSS, PHP, Apache, SQL, etc. I have a strong preference for Ubuntu Linux boxes and Dokuwiki websites. I have a strong dislike of WordPress, which, although it is technically very well done, has created one of the worst cesspool ecosystems I have ever encountered. Still it is sometimes the best tool for the job, more is the pity. I have followed pagan paths for 50 years and I have about 3 yards of bookshelves devoted to pagan thought and practice. I am a perfectly eclectic technopagan heavily influenced by Victor Anderson's Feri practice but comfortable with Gardner derivatives, Zennist ways, and totemic/shamanist practices. I have recently been made the Steward of the Lyceum Of Trees. So I am Will Steward, Steward. Make of that whatever you will.