WOMEN IN BUSINESS NETWORK
520A SPRUCE ST.
MT. SHASTA CA 96067
MINUTES OF MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Best Western Hotel
March 6, 2013
Call to order
In the absence of President Matilde de Franchis-Unruh and Vice President Marguerite Lorimer, the meeting was called to order at 8:35 AM by Director Heather Weldon.
Moment of Silence
Introductions and Announcements
Each Member and Guest introduced herself and her business; some also made announcements.
Minutes of the February 6 Membership meeting were emailed out to Members by Secretary Marilyn Taylor. Heather asked for a motion to approve the Minutes. Wanda Welbourne so moved, and Atara Melo seconded; all agreed, and the Minutes were approved.
Treasurer Bonnie Pearson reported that a new account has been set up for the funds that will be dedicated to the Grants program. One thousand dollars have been transferred to this new account from the primary account, which now has a balance of $1287.83. Heather asked for a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Marilyn so moved and Wanda seconded the motion; all agreed, and the Treasurer’s Report was approved.
Events: Chairwoman Caroline Brask announced that plans for the Mixer planned for March 21st in Weed are on hold, due to extensive water leak damage at Black Butte Baskets, which was the intended site.
Caroline also detailed what needs to be done for the Fundraiser, which will be a wine tasting event at the Gallery on April 20, 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Tickets will be $20, with approval of the Members, rather than $25 as last year. Each Member will be given two tickets to buy for themselves or sell to others. The French Bakery in Mt. Shasta will cater. Costs include $100 for the venue, $200 for the caterer, and $25 for the wine and beer license for the evening. Caroline stated financial projections, then asked for a vote on the $20 ticket price. Caroline moved to approve the $20 price, Sandy Patterson seconded, and all were in favor; the price was approved. Caroline then asked for a vote to hire the French Bakery to cater. Sandy so moved, and Caroline seconded; all were in favor, and the French Bakery was approved.
Glasses for the event can be provided by Cheryl Boerger. Marilyn moved to approve this, and Sandy seconded; all were in favor, and the motion was approved. Bonnie will head up the ticket committee; no one will be admitted without a ticket. The Fundraiser is an opportunity for a lot of Members to participate in the work required to put on the event. Work needed: a Chairwoman for decorations (tablecloths for wine, beer and punch tables, centerpiece for buffet table); a person to handle publicity (posters, press release, ads in newspaper and on local radio and TV, and thank-yous for the vintners and brewer); a person to manage the Silent Auction; a Greeter; and people to do setup and cleanup. Caroline will ask Patc Dawson and Lexi Cheula if they will handle decorations. Heather volunteered to manage publicity. Bonnie offered to work on cleanup. Marilyn will send an email to Members with these plans, and requests for help with the work, and items or services to contribute for the Silent Auction.
Historian: Atara Melo announced that our goal is to have the scrapbook done by the time of the Fundraiser, preferably before our April 3 Membership meeting. She has received some photos of WIBN events from Marguerite Lorimer and printed more from the collection we have on Facebook.. Atara asked that Members bring materials to create the pages for their individual businesses to A Melo Place and get their pages completed, and also to contribute their artistic efforts to creating pages about past WIBN events.
Nominating: Heather announced that nominations are needed for the positions of President, Vice President, Membership Committee Chairwoman, and Fundraiser Committee Chairwoman.
Michael Aiello gave a presentation on Time Banking. Her background includes work as a school counselor in elementary and high school and private practice in Arizona and Oregon. As a child therapist, she conducted parenting programs, and she is the author of Nitty Gritty Parenting.
Michael was instrumental in the creation of the Mt. Shasta Time Bank. In these economic times, she states, people can help each other. This is a “pre-dollar” kind of economy. What ever you need, whatever you can do, can be part of this economy. Some of the services offered are massage, driving, marketing, sewing, gardening, baking, catering, and computer assistance. All hours of work are of equal value; “all our time is precious.” One can also trade products for services, with no money exchange.
The Time Bank is a worldwide organization and started in this area last July 1st, now has reached 102 members, primarily from south Siskiyou County. Computer expertise and website management are provided by John-Eric Omland, and Mark Kennedy handles the business part, including starting the process of getting a non-profit organization set up. The web address is mtshastatimebank.com, or .net; the spelling mountshastatimebank can also be used.
Next Meeting: Wednesday, April 3, at 8:30 AM at the Best Western.
Heather asked for a motion to adjourn. Marilyn so moved, and Bonnie seconded. All were in favor; meeting was adjourned at 9:59 AM.
Members: Atara Melo, Bonnie Pearson, Caroline Brask, Heather Weldon, Marilyn Taylor, Sandy Patterson, and Wanda Welbourne. Guest: Michael Aiello.
Respectfully submitted by
Secretary of the Board