Board Meeting Minutes 2015-07-24

Lyceum of Trees Board Minutes July 24, 2015

Present: Sue Anne, Gyelle,Candescent, and Vergil (in the car if needed)

Minutes from June meeting

Accepted as corrected: Added the discussion regarding the concept of adding a VP in addition to the communication director

President’s Report

Sue Ann submitted the application to provide a workshop on portable altars for Pagan Pride in September.
Sue Ann attended Summer Star and reported that it was lovely. The ritual included sharing of food and going to the meadow.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer not present

Communication Director’s Report

Commmunication Director not present, but will email in report. (See below)

Clerical Director’s Report

Classes are going well. Ordination Group’s section on the website is up and running.

Old Business:

Announcing events: We need to reinstate yahoo automatic reminders for events. Candescent will create event notices on FB.

New Business:

Gyelle will be at the Druid Llamas at West Hills UU
Candescent reported the Sisters of the New Moon has been disbanded.

Next Board Meeting: Friday, August 28th

Communication Director’s Report

First, my apologies to each of you for missing the meeting last night. I screwed up and did not read my calendar correctly, and I was thinking our meeting was next week. I’ve set the Google Lyceum calendar to send me an alert 5 days before each meeting, so I should not miss any more.

I haven’t done a report on the web activity as yet. I haven’t seen anything unusual with it so it is probably holding steady. The news has a report of spam having dropped below 50% of all emails (it had been running 70% – 80%) so I’m hopeful that I can improve our mailing list situation before Samhain.

In other news, the first OPAL meeting was this last Tues evening. There were six of us, we watched the Campbell – Moyers interview of The hero with a thousand faces. Discussion was good, we set some ground rules, and it was a good meeting. The next one will be on the 3rd or 4th Tue of Aug (still waiting word from one of the absentees before we fix the date). I’ve started a blog for this at and if it works out, I’ll try doing a blog on the Lyceum web site. This would be part of the wiki, not a replacement or yet another web site.

Something to think about: if the YaD classes had their own private blogs, would that be beneficial? I think it might be, and at the moment I’m optimistic about being able to do that.

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.