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CAL Board Meeting Minutes – November 17, 2014

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 CAL Board Meeting Minutes

6:30-8:30pm – Englewood Library, Anderson Room

Meeting called to order at 6:30pm

In attendance: Mike Madigan, Julie Browman, Cheryl Carpinello, Trina Lambert, Matt Schild, Denny Dressman, Peg Brantley

Secretary’s Report—Cheryl Carpinello

October 2014 Minutes approved approved with changes to Programs as shown. Matt /Trina motioned and seconded.

Treasurer’s Report –Trina Lambert

  • Holiday Mart figures not complete yet.
  • Program Revenue is accurate.
  • Program Expenses
    • No line item expense report from Linda
  • Holiday Party expense voided
  • Linda checking on Accounts Payable amount

Membership—Mike Madigan

General

  • Clarification of Membership Requirement
    • Consider membership based on a body of work –Article III-Membership, Section 1d
  • Discussion of unique membership role for aspiring writers & the need to maintain standards of CAL
  • Mike/Denny would like to present entire board-motioned by Denny, 2nd by Pam
  • Majority of board needed for approval on whether this should be put up to the membership for a vote.
  • Need to put together Denny’s plan with pros/cons to board members.

Applications

  • Ten applications
  • All approved after discussion

Programs—Denny

Second Saturday Workshops:

  • January – The Business of Writing – need to confirm location
  • February Craft Fair Feb. 14 – 2nd Saturday at ACC
    • A series of breakout sessions (3 sets of 2 at a time) may repeat sessions-for a total of 6 sessions & each attendee could attend 3 sessions.
    • Want to announce for early registration/response to determine # of sessions
    • Invitations out for presentors –need to confirm
  • April – Genre Fest – May be downtown
  • Mike, Denny, Julie to work on publicity

Holiday Mart

  • Successful, but not as many people due to weather
  • 32 authors sold 291 books (16 fewer than last year)
  • Mike would like to negoitate with JR. League on a better location-discussion with JL members face-to-face

Awards—Peg Brantley

  • Submission forms, rules, instructions to judges (based on previous years-given by Barb Lundy) handed out to Board Members for discussion and changes
  • Labels passed around-for Finalists and Winners
  • SW Writers will judge 2015 entries.
  • Julie, Mike will work on publicity

InPrint—Matt Schild

  • Board Members were asked to give ideas about what members can give to Fellow CAL members
  • Suggestions: reviews, signing, share on social media
  • To Matt by Monday

Banquet—Mike Madigan for Margi Evans

Holiday Party

  • Email Announcement didn’t go to everyone
  • Mike will send out a postcard

Banquet Speakers

  • Mike passed out Margi’s list of possible speakers.
  • Still looking for suggestions.

Lifetime achievement/Author Advocate

  • Open Dec. 1st. hope to spark discussion at the holiday party
  • Nominations to close around the end of January
  • Vicki Bane will head up Committee – selection by March 2
  • Last year’s nominees are still active
  • Author Advocate to be decided at January meeting

Publicity—Julie Browman

  • Working with Mike on contacts
  • Possible ideas to put flyers at places like bookstores, etc.
  • Book clubs?

No new business from Pam or Michele

Meeting adjourned at 8:26pm

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