February 2015 Minutes

February 20, 2015 8:22 AM | Deleted user

Present: Holly Forman, Leslie Bandle, Kelly Sharp, Laura Freideberg, Caiti Crum, Craig Toonder, Ben Jones, Aaron Foster

Guests: none

Absent: Admin: Veronica Macina and Website Admin: John Hurley


I. Approval of January Minutes: 7 ayes


II. Admin report: Membership report submitted in writing by Admin: Veronica (not present) as follows: total of 861 active members (570 clinical, 165 intern, 35 student, 34 associate, 18 new memberships, and 92 overdue memberships). Total E-tree only memberships 849.


III. Treasurers report:

a) Due to login difficulties, Caiti reported account balances as follows: $38,446 in checking, $51,500 in savings, and $1,955.71 in Paypal.

b) New treasurer, Leslie, reported wanting to utilize printed reports during board meetings to submit and be archived. Leslie also stated desire to display more transparency via month to month profit and loss statements in efforts to also watch costs as EBCAMFT expands. Leslie provided current profit and losses as follows: January income $9,991.49, expenses $2,963.29, net operating income $7,028.20.


IV. Updates around CEUs, Mentorship, 3000 Hour Club activities:

a) No CEU updates reported at this time.

b) Laura reported updated membership numbers for the Mentorship Program as follows: 35 matched mentorships with 72 active members. Laura stated that all events for 2015 have been scheduled and will be posted to the EBCAMFT website calendar by John. The first event will be Internet Marketing Didactic on Sunday March 1st from 2-4:30 in Berkeley. Aaron to send all EBCAMFT events for March to Mariam, Outreach Coordinator for CAMFT, to be added for CAMFT E-Blast.

c) Ben reported no current updates for the 3000hr club other than January attendance as follows: East Bay 1 attendee and possible new volunteer, Berkeley 7 attendees.


V. Miscellaneous:

a) The board reviewed and discussed the EBCAMFT newsletter, considering possible format and graphic changes to increase readability and readership. Ben suggested adding a community calendar of events to the newsletter.

b) Holly reported receiving feedback regarding renewals from membership. It was suggested to have email notifications look differently or stand out more from other emails sent by EBCAMFT. Caiti reviewed the subject lines for renewal notices and reported to board as follows: 1st and 2nd notices are titled Renewal Dueand 3rd/ final notice is titled "Renewal due today". The board discussed that this should be sufficient.

c) Kelly proposed to provide a lifetime membership to Jurgen Braungardt, past president of EBCAMFT for his instrumentally paving the way to help EBCAMFT move forward.  The board voted: 8 ayes.

d) Ben followed up from the January board meeting by providing a draft of survey monkey questions for polling membership regarding AB1775 to Caiti, pending further review.


                                                Meeting Closed at 3:52 pm

                                                     Submitted 2/6/2015

                                                 Aaron Foster, Secretary




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