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@example.com 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