Board Meeting Minutes 2014-09-25

Date: 09/25/14
Location: Tualatin Whole Foods
Time: 7:14
Presiding: Gyelle
Quorum? Y

Present

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

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

  1. Shawn

Agenda

No agenda was available for this meeting. We worked from the minutes of the last meeting.

Business

  1. Minutes of the last meeting approved as posted
  2. Directors’s Reports:
    1. Steward:
      • No report, ill
    2. Secretary:
      • I did a make up for classes 2,5,8 with Alicia and Jennifer.
      • Performed Daniel and Dawnell’s wedding.
    3. Treasurer:
      • Bank Balance: $1607.82
      • Accounts receivable:
      • Accounts payable this period: Current on all rentals for class space
    4. Clerical Director
      • Alesia Zorn will do the ordination certificates for $25 each (thanks, Alesia!) All three candidates need to pay their yearly dues.
      • Both classes have met and planned their graduations. Gresham (7 students) is planning 10/19 at Lewisville Park 3:00 ritual with potluck to follow. Salem (5 students) is planning 10/11 at the Ike Box at 2:00.
    5. Communications Director
      • Website numbers are about the same, about 500 unique visitors, a bump 8/27 did no damage. We are showing up on Yahoo and Bing (we have been on Google for some time.)
      • Met with Angel with 9 Houses of Gaea and will share mystical web master stuff later this Fall.
      • We have a Google+ account for Lyceum Oftrees. The calendar is there and Gyelle can manage the calendar.
      • The written report for the month has more detail

Business

  1. Pagan Pride- saw at least 50 people and handed out 28 class fliers.
  2. Mabon went well, 14 people performed the ritual and a total of 36 people attended including many old friends of Lyceum, especially our friends from PACT.
  3. Shawn is going to reschedule her initiation and croning until the end of the year.
  4. Arrhiannon, Water Wizard are working with Heart of Willamette Pagans to put on a Mabon/Harvest Festival at the Straub Environmental Center.

Other Notes

The meeting was late to start due to technical problems with Secretary’s computer failing to access the lyceumoftrees.org web site. Vergil and Will will attempt to identify and correct the problem.

Follow-up on 9/30/2014: see the report on IP blocks

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.