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Minutes: OIC Leadership Team Meeting (October 4, 2022, 5:00 P.M., Wright Memorial Public Library)

Members Present: Judy Cook, Leigh Ann Fulford, Kate Furmanski, Kristi Hale, Jacqui Housel, Madeline Iseli, Healy Jackson, Dan Turben

Excused: Roger Crum, Norbert Klopsch, Brandy Mariani, Mike Miller, Kyle Ramey

A quorum was declared.

Call to Order - Meeting was called to order at 5:08 p.m.

i. Approval of September 6, 2022 Meeting Minutes – Cook made a motion, seconded by Turben, to pass the September 6, 2022 minutes. All in favor, none opposed. Motion carried.

ii. Finance Report (Mariani) - No report.

iii. Discussion: Business and Program Planning Procedures

  • Review Mapping Equity Exhibit and Programs at Wright Library (Housel)

    • 6 programs were held, with an average attendance of 20 people per program. Housel also provided five group tours (48 participants). In all, 170 people came to a program or tour.

    • Discussion was held about what could be done down the road to connect people to the exhibit in other locations.

  • Discussion was held about developing a more robust program committee structure so less time spent in leadership meetings planning events and activities. For example, creating separate committees for youth engagement, cultural programs, and educational programs.

  • Each member of the leadership team shared ideas for 2022-2023 initiatives.

iv. Committee Updates/Discussions - Discussion deferred

v. Action Items

  • Evaluate current website subscriptions and cancel those not needed; contact WIX to negotiate a lower rate; and submit receipts for reimbursement of expenses for website renewal (Green). CARRIED FORWARD

  • Look into issues with the email address (Green). CARRIED FORWARD

  • Develop a draft of an annual budget (Mariani). CARRIED FORWARD

  • Submit Committee proposals to Mariani for operating budget (Committee Chairpersons). CARRIED FORWARD

  • Meet with Lisa Wagner – Fulford and Iseli - COMPLETED. Wagner respectfully resigned.

vi. Next Steps

  • Focus on just a few events for next year, working toward deliberately involving a wide range of perspectives. Perhaps one might involve facilitated conversations around political views, such as "Braver Angels", and another might celebrate the increasingly rich cultural diversity of Oakwood, such as a "Human Library" experience or a food truck festival.

  • In order to identify a few events, we should give the whole leadership a chance to suggest something, preferably before the next meeting. Two weeks to write up a one-pager about their idea and present and gain consensus.

vii. Adjournment - Cook made a motion, seconded by Housel, to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 6:53 pm.

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, November 1, 2022, 5 pm. Wright Library Community Room. Program proposals, with regular leadership team meeting to be scheduled later.

Respectfully submitted by Kristi Hale, OIC Secretary


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