May 20, 2011

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May 20, 2011

A quorum of the Board was in attendance and the meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m.


Voting Members: Jürgen Braungardt, President; Patricia Wilson, Secretary; Drew Hutchinson, Treasurer; Duncan Bennet, Board Member at Large; Claire-Elizabeth DeSophia, Board Member at Large; Kelly Sharp, Board Member at Large and David Leong, Board Member at Large. A quorum was present.

ITEM I: MINUTES OF APRIL 15, 2011 Board Meeting distributed. MSC approved as written.

ITEM 2: Update on Hudson tabled until further research can be accomplished.

ITEM 3: Job Description & Hiring Process – A Hiring Committee was discussed. A discussion about hiring a Membership Drive consultant ensued. No vote was taken on any of the process.

ITEM 4: Financial Update & Budgeting Process – Drew offered that he’s been working with Hudson to get things done. We have an invoice for a work order that we have no signed copy for, that Jurgen asked Drew to research before signing the check. Income & expenses are down slightly. Board should be watching the numbers. We will deal with the current system until a new one comes into place. An agreement between David Leong and Drew Hutchinson to work on a new fiscal-year budget was made between the two Board members.

ITEM 5: Planning for the general membership meeting on June 18. Discussion regarding Membership Drive ensued. First target would be people whose memberships have lapsed. An idea was forwarded to waive the late-renewal penalties for a period of time. A flyer could be drafted and made available to people who attend the general meeting. A request for a membership-drive consultant was made, but no clear definition of duties so was tabled until future meeting. Infolane would be contacted by Claire-Elizabeth to see what could be done to eblast the lapsed members and begin waiving the late-renewal penalty. Duncan and Patricia said they would work toward preparing flyers, etc. for the meeting. An agenda was created: 1) Socialization/networking (1/2 hour); 2) Introduce the Board; 3) Vision Statement; 4) Board Ideas (from Retreat); 5) Member ideas; 5) Membership renewal; 6) Volunteer roles 7) closer-pitch person.

ITEM 6: Newsletter feedback and next issue: It was generally agreed by all that the feedback from the first newsletter was overwhelmingly positive. Everyone who spoke said it was very good. The next issue will include an article about SB747, an article from the Treasurer. Kelly said the deadline was 5/27.

ITEM 7: CAMFT Conference & Donation to host chapter – A request was made by Patricia Wilson, who helped at the Conference with the Host Chapter table, to donate $100 to Santa Clara Valley CAMFT. A motion was made, seconded and carried. Patricia will put in a request for a check to be sent to them. EAST BAY CHAPTER ITEM 8: Group Psychotherapy Conference 2015. A discussion about Bill Roller speaking at the general meeting on the idea of our hosting the Group Psychotherapy Conference here ensued resulting in its being tabled for another occasion due to overall costs and potential profits being unclear. However, Bill Roller will be given time at the General Membership Meeting to pitch his program and, depending on interest, the Board will take up the subject again.

ITEM 9: The next meeting will be held at the office of Claire-Elizabeth DeSophia, 2931 Shattuck Ave., Suite 106, in Berkeley.

ITEM 10: Miscellaneous items were tabled for a future board meeting, including Single-Payer task force creation and Membership committee.


With no further business to come before the Board of Directors, the meeting adjourned at 6:25 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Patricia Wilson, Secretary


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