[Corvidaepress] Corvidae Board Meeting Notes – February 2018

Please note: Next month we will be reviewing our mission statement, workshops procedures and website management. See final section of notes for details on getting involved in the discussion!

Present: Margaret, Dorothy, Nancy, Randy, Andrea, Sidonie

 

Treasurer’s Report

  • 26 paid members. There’s room for more members; if anyone knows someone who wants to join, have them reach out to Randy or to board@corvidaepress.com
  • Officer role clarification: Treeya will be the liaison to the Partners/PDA, but invoicing for rent will continue to go through our treasurer, Dorothy.
  • Treasurers report is posted on the bulletin board.

 

PDA/Partners

  • There was some confusion about the various organizations with which we’re associated:
  • Centrum – The arts-promoting organization based in Fort Worden; Martha Worthley is our contact person for Centrum; Centrum partners with other organizations in Fort Worden, like Copper Canyon Press, the PT School of the Arts, and Corvidae. Our lease is through Centrum.
  • Partners – All the organizations based in Ft Worden
  • PDA – Public Development Authority, funds/managers Fort Worden operations; Representatives of PDA attend Partner meetings
  • Meetings have previously been held in the Dunbar room; now they will be hosted in various Fort Worden locations. Treeya is our new liaison. If the Partners would like Corvidae to host a meeting, Sidonie suggested that we might offer to “host” a meeting in another location (e.g., in the Commons or another room at Fort Worden) since we do not have any space where we could host a meeting in our studio.
  • We have heard that the “Spring break” week-long program of events that was previously scheduled for June may no longer be planned for June, but we do not have an update at the moment. As we learn more, we will let Corvidae members know.
  •  

    Membership

    • 26 paid members, with two more planning to join. We have five new members this year. Welcome, new members!
    • If anyone needs an orientation (or re-orientation) session, they can reach out to Randy: randyarnest@yahoo.com
    • Margaret has updated the new member orientation sheet, which Randy provides at these orientations.
    • If members would like introductions to specific presses or processes, reach out to the members as a whole (members@corvidaepress.com) to see if who would be willing to help with that.
    • Storage for new members: Flat file drawer space is shared; some members currently have a drawer to themselves, but that may not
    • Randy will reach out to the few people who still have supplies boxes at the studio but are no longer members to ensure that they will collect their things to make space for our new members.
    • If you know anyone who would like to be a member, let them know. Membership is a great deal and we are still accepting new members.

     

    Printmakers Hand IV

    • Applications open with Online Juried Shows – January 5 through April 4
    • Corvidae members are encouraged to submit!

     

    Print Exchange

    • 12 members are signed up; up to 15 can participate
    • 8×10″

     

    Workshops

    • Marion is giving a beginners workshop Friday, February 2, so the studio will be occupied from 10:30am to 12:30pm
    • Anyone interested in giving a workshop is encouraged to do so
    • The board will draft a P&P for giving workshops to advise members on the steps that should be taken when giving a workshop
    • Margaret will reach out to folks who give workshops and create a draft P&P based on their input

     

    Supplies

    • If you find a supply is low or out, please go out and buy the supply
    • Reimburse yourself from the petty cash box up to $25 (place receipt
    • If the supply is over $25, send an email to Dorothy for reimbursement by check
    • If there’s a bigger item, like new press blankets, feel free to email the board to ask about it
    • Feel free to also make a note in the supplies notebook by the door
  • According to the Flyer outlining our Guild (attached), these are the supplies Corvidae is responsible for:
    • Presses
    • Basic cleanup supplies (rubber gloves, soap, simple green, garbage bags, spray bottles, sponges, etc.)
    • Newsprint
  • Everything else that Corvidae currently offers is there because members have generously donated supplies
  • The supplies Corvidae offers as listed in the Flyer (attached) are slightly different than what’s listed on our website – the board will review this discrepancy in the coming months

  • Website

    • Sandra currently manages the website but is no longer a member
    • Next month, we are inviting Sandra to our board meeting to discuss what this entails and whether a current Corvidae member could/should take over this responsibility
  • Randy has taken over managing the membership list
  •  

    Next Meeting Agenda

    • At our March meeting, in lieu of our usual agenda, we will be discussing:
    • Workshop P&P
    • Our current Mission
  • Website Management
  • Anyone who would like to discuss or make recommendations is encouraged to attend our meeting
  •  

    Next Meeting: March 1, 2018, 5:30pm at the Studio


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    Corvidae Board Meeting Notes – February 2018

    Present: Margaret, Dorothy, Nancy, Randy, Andrea, Sidonie

     

    Treasurer's Report

    • 26 paid members. There's room for more members; if anyone knows someone who wants to join, have them reach out to Randy or to board@corvidaepress.com
    • Officer role clarification: Treeya will be the liaison to the Partners/PDA, but invoicing for rent will continue to go through our treasurer, Dorothy.
    • Treasurers report is posted on the bulletin board.

     

    PDA/Partners

    • There was some confusion about the various organizations with which we're associated:
    • Centrum – The arts-promoting organization based in Fort Worden; Martha Worthley is our contact person for Centrum; Centrum partners with other organizations in Fort Worden, like Copper Canyon Press, the PT School of the Arts, and Corvidae. Our lease is through Centrum.
    • Partners – All the organizations based in Ft Worden
    • PDA – Public Development Authority, funds/managers Fort Worden operations; Representatives of PDA attend Partner meetings
  • Meetings have previously been held in the Dunbar room; now they will be hosted in various Fort Worden locations. Treeya is our new liaison. If the Partners would like Corvidae to host a meeting, Sidonie suggested that we might offer to "host" a meeting in another location (e.g., in the Commons or another room at Fort Worden) since we do not have any space where we could host a meeting in our studio.
  • We have heard that the "Spring break" week-long program of events that was previously scheduled for June may no longer be planned for June, but we do not have an update at the moment. As we learn more, we will let Corvidae members know.
  •  

    Membership

    • 26 paid members, with two more planning to join. We have five new members this year. Welcome, new members!
    • If anyone needs an orientation (or re-orientation) session, they can reach out to Randy:randyarnest@yahoo.com
    • Margaret has updated the new member orientation sheet, which Randy provides at these orientations.
    • If members would like introductions to specific presses or processes, reach out to the members as a whole (members@corvidaepress.com) to see if who would be willing to help with that.
    • Storage for new members: Flat file drawer space is shared; some members currently have a drawer to themselves, but that may not
    • Randy will reach out to the few people who still have supplies boxes at the studio but are no longer members to ensure that they will collect their things to make space for our new members.
    • If you know anyone who would like to be a member, let them know. Membership is a great deal and we are still accepting new members.

     

    Printmakers Hand IV

    • Applications open with Online Juried Shows – January 5 through April 4
    • Corvidae members are encouraged to submit!

     

    Print Exchange

    • 12 members are signed up; up to 15 can participate
    • 8×10"

     

    Workshops

    • Marion is giving a beginners workshop Friday, February 2, so the studio will be occupied from 10:30am to 12:30pm
    • Anyone interested in giving a workshop is encouraged to do so
    • The board will draft a P&P for giving workshops to advise members on the steps that should be taken when giving a workshop
    • Margaret will reach out to folks who give workshops and create a draft P&P based on their input

     

    Supplies

    • If you find a supply is low or out, please go out and buy the supply
    • Reimburse yourself from the petty cash box up to $25 (place receipt
    • If the supply is over $25, send an email to Dorothy for reimbursement by check
    • If there's a bigger item, like new press blankets, feel free to email the board to ask about it
    • Feel free to also make a note in the supplies notebook by the door
  • According to the Flyer outlining our Guild (attached), these are the supplies Corvidae is responsible for:
    • Presses
    • Basic cleanup supplies (rubber gloves, soap, simple green, garbage bags, spray bottles, sponges, etc.)
    • Newsprint
  • Everything else that Corvidae currently offers is there because members have generously donated supplies
  • The supplies Corvidae offers as listed in the Flyer (attached) are slightly different than what's listed on our website – the board will review this discrepancy in the coming months

  • Website

    • Sandra currently manages the website but is no longer a member
    • Next month, we are inviting Sandra to our board meeting to discuss what this entails and whether a current Corvidae member could/should take over this responsibility
  • Randy has taken over managing the membership list
  •  

    Next Meeting Agenda

    • At our March meeting, in lieu of our usual agenda, we will be discussing:
    • Workshop P&P
    • Our current Mission
  • Website Management
  • Anyone who would like to discuss or make recommendations is encouraged to attend our meeting
  •  

    Next Meeting: March 1, 2018, 5:30pm at the Studio

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    Fwd: [Corvidaepress] Annual meeting notes and first board meeting

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    Subject: [Corvidaepress] Annual meeting notes and first board meeting
    Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 22:18:18 +0000
    From: Margaret Woodcock

    Greetings to all Corvidae Members.

      As you know, we had our annual meeting this past Sunday, January 7.  Approximately, half our membership attended and we elected a new board for 2018.    
    President:  Margaret Woodcock  Vice-President:  Nancy Frederick  Treasurer:  Dorothy Stengel  Secretary:  Sidonie Straughn-Morse  Membership:  Randy Arnest  Partners Liaison: Treeya Zukas  Member at Large:  Andrea Lawson, will also be our liaison with Centrum    
    I am attaching the minutes for our brief board meeting and the minutes for the annual meeting as well as the treasurer and membership reports.  If you have not yet renewed, please do so as we have a busy year including the new Print Exchange (June 2018), the fourth Printmaker's Hand competition sponsored by Corvidae and presented at Northwind Arts Center(July 2018) and the annual open studio in August.  Dues art still $250 for 24/7 studio access, a steal of a deal.  Any changes in your contact information should be sent to Randy Arnest, our Membership board member.   
    Our first board meeting is scheduled for February 1 from 5:30pm-6:30pm.  All current members are welcome to attend.  
    We are planning to have all board meetings on the first Thursday of the month from 5:30pm-6:30pm so add it to your calendar.  If we need to change a date, we will let you know.     If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.    I look forward to serving as your President for the new couple of years.

     

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    Corvidae Membership and Income Projection, 2018, Janauary.html

    Corvidae Press Membership, TREASURER’S COPY, January, 2018

    Last Name

    First Name

    email

    phone

    notes

    Check#

    Amount

    Arnest

    Randy

    randyarnest@yahoo.com

    559-676-0357

    Membership

    1

    Barrer

    Carole

    colorcurrents@gmail.com

    206-697-4555

    921

    $250.00

    2

    Bartl

    Marion

    bartlmarion@gmail.com

    360-385-9266

    3229

    $250.00

    Boeger

    Dianne

    zammi.di@gmail.com

    360-774-0528

    3

    Brochin

    Debra

    dbrochin@msn.com

    360-643-1526

    4944

    $250.00

    4

    Fredrick

    Nancy

    nancefredrick@gmail.com

    360-774-2149

    Vice-President

    520

    $250.00

    Harbour

    Ron

    penncove5@gmail.com

    360-632-2425

    Haskins

    Jay

    jhkapotso@olympus.net

    360-385-6389

    Honorary

    ———-

    Lawson

    Andrea

    andrea@andreaklawson.com

    360-385-1379

    Member-at-Large

    5

    Larsen

    Astrid

    tinymetalmeteors@hushmail.com

    206-856-1666

    $500.00

    6

    Johnson

    Richard

    richjnsn@gmail.com

    425-359-3637

    7

    Mason

    Meg

    justmegabytes@gmail.com

    360-385-1517

    1233

    $250.00

    8

    Matsushima

    Loreen

    loreen1344@gmail.com

    360-457-2815

    129

    $250.00

    Newberry

    Linda

    lindajnewberry@gmail.com

    970-946-7936

    Nichols

    Nhatt

    me@nhattnichols.com

    347-210-9681

    9

    Norgaard/Jensen

    Inge

    sheweaves@gmail.com

    360-385-0637

    1256

    $250.00

    O’Lally Young

    Nancy

    naneonaneo@hotmail.com

    PO Box 928 PT

    Pfenninger

    Luzi

    luzi.pfen@gmail.com

    717-383-7843

    Piper

    Maureen

    rumblepi@gmail.com

    360-385-5461

    Piper

    Noa

    noa.piper@gmail.com

    415-787-2315

    10

    Rackowski

    Geralynn

    grandrr@olypen.com

    360-385-1206

    4285

    $250.00

    11

    Schlentner

    Sharon

    sschlentner@olypen.com

    360-379-9810

    Print Exchange, Printmaker’s Hand

    2044

    $250,00

    12

    Slattery

    Patrick

    patrickslattery@mac,com

    360-681-4697

    1012

    $250.00

    13

    Smallwood

    Michael

    smallwood@olympus.net

    360-385-6404

    1204

    $250.00

    14

    Snow

    Kathleen

    kjs@olympus.net

    360-385-2942

    Printmakers’ Hand

    4146

    $250.00

    15

    Stengel

    Dorothy

    stengel@olypen.com

    360-379-0810

    Treasurer

    5210

    $250.00

    Stowell

    Sandra

    sstowell@firstraven.com

    360-544-8071

    Website, not member

    16

    Straughn-Morse

    Sidonie

    mail@sidonie.com

    608-556-3878

    Secretary

    448

    $250.00

    17

    Treacy

    Ann

    ptaddress@gmail.com

    360-379-0594

    3008

    $250.00

    Walsh

    Michael

    k_mwalsh@hotmail.com

    360-379-2515

    18

    Woodcock

    Margaret

    mwoodcockart@gmail.com

    916-752-6729

    President

    9061

    $250.00

    19

    Zukas

    Treeya

    Treespirit2@icloud.com

    360-344-8264 575-590-1809

    Partner Liaison

    1144

    $250.00

    Corvidae Press 2017-2018 Income Projection & Expenses: as of 1/7/18

    INCOME:

    2017 Projected

    2017 Actual

    2018 Projected

    2018 Actual

    Members

    30 @ $250.00*

    31@ $250.00*

    $7,750

    33@ $250.00

    $8,250

    19 @ $250.00

    1 honorary member

    Income from Dues

    $7,000.00

    $7,750.00

    $8,250.00

    $4,750.00

    Printmakers Hand fees: 50 @ $45

    $0.00

    $0.00

    Income from Workshops*

    $0.00

    $110.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    Income from Sales

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    Income Miscellaneous

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    $0.00

    Total Income:

    $7,000.00

    $8,610.00

    $8,250.00

    $4,750.00

    EXPENSES:

    Rent $434.50/month – June rent free – Nov/Dec $469.81)

    $4,503.72

    $4850.12

    through December

    $6,393.72

    $532.81

    $532.81/mo – January adjustment

    Insurance: liability & property damage/CBIC

    $565.00

    $591.00

    $600.00

    Due in September

    Insurance: officers indemnification

    $630.00

    $646.00

    $650.00

    Due in February

    State Annual Report Filing Fee

    $10.00

    $10.00

    $10.00

    $10.00

    Due in January

    City Business & professional license

    $36.00

    $36.00

    $36.00

    Due in October

    Post Office Box

    $92.00

    $112.00

    $112.00

    Due in April

    Misc. expenses

    $50.00

    $9.80

    $50.00

    stamps

    Supplies for Print Shop

    $400.00

    $388.44

    $400.00

    Web site (domain host)

    $12.00

    $20.00

    Studio Tour

    $95.00

    $95.00

    $95.00

    Northwind- May

    Print Exchange Materials

    $25.00

    $28.00

    $50.00

    Printmakers Hand

    $0.00

    $51.60

    $500.00

    Equipment Purchases

    $0.00

    $0.00

    Repairs

    $75.00

    $75.00

    Annual Meeting Rent

    $20.00

    $27.00

    $30.00

    Rose Club

    Total

    $6,513.72

    $6054.76

    $9,001.72

    $542.81

    Income:

    Expenses:

    Deficit:

    Balance as of 12/30/16:

    $12,391.66

    Balance 11/20/17:

    $13,667.61

    $9,001.72

    Balance as of 1/7/18:

    • $14,451.78

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    Corvidae Annual Meeting minutes – Board Meeting, 1-7-18.html

     Corvidae Board Annual Pre-Meeting, 2018Present: Meg, Randy, Margaret, Dorothy, Nancy

    Old Business:

    • Membership question regarding a member who came to a few board meetings, but received no emails regarding Corvidae business. The Board will contact this member to clarify the responsibilities of members, and ask for more current contact information. She is welcome to renew, and attend Board meetings to discuss this policy further.
    • Thanks to Marion, Nhatt and Randy for offering orientations to new members.
    • Print Exchange – thanks to Sharon for last year, and new information for this year.

    New Business:

    • New Board elections
    • New Board positions – Treasurer and liaison with Partners
    • Workshops – who would like to lead new workshops
    • Member information. Members need to check the membership list for accuracy AND provide contact information when they register so we can contact folks and keep them current with Corvidae information.
    • Margaret will contact Sandra to see whether she’d like to continue managing our website. Perhaps the Board should assume this responsibility, assuming we could get training
    • Centrum internships – Artist in Residence, Sally S will be using the Studio January 21-Feb. 4 – Studio is still open for use
    • Centrum’s Youth Explorations, March 4-9 – Studio closed

    Corvidae Annual Meeting, January 7, 2018

    Present: Meg, Randy, Geralynn, Astrid, Richard, Marion, Loreen, Kate, Ann, Dorothy, Nancy, Sharon, Treeya, Margaret, Michael, Maureen, Noa

    Introductions – current members welcome Astrid and Richard, and welcome Treeya back.

    Print Exchange – Sharon explains the new Print Exchange idea of ‘Not a Rectangle.’ For this exchange, the plate should not have outside rectangular edges, but it should still be printed on 8×10 paper.

    Printmaker’s Hand – Thanks to Kate, Loreen, Sharon, Deb and Margaret for organizing this. Juried online show in coordination with Northwind. Open to arteists in the six western states including Hawaii for submissions via onlinejuriedshows.com . Submissions accepted through April. Bob Kochs is this year’s juror from the Augen Gallery in Portland. The show will be at Northwind in July. More information at: http://northwindarts.org/exhibit/gallery/072018-printmakers-hand

    Treasurer’s Report: attached – dues remain the same this year @ $250.00.

    Membership Report: Randy will call 2017 members to see who wants to rejoin. Members please make sure correct emails, addresses and phone numbers get to the Board. We will print copies for the Studio AND email a current membership list to current members.

    New Business:

    Election of 2018 Board Members: President, Margaret Woodcock; Vice-President, Nancy Fredrick; Secretary, Sidonie Straughn-Morse; Treasurer, Dorothy Stengel; Member at Large, Andrea Lawson; Partner Liaison, Treeya Zukas – Randy will add Treeya to the corvidae board email list (treespirit2@icloud.com)

    Workshops: Members, please consider offering a workshop to the group – it would be nice to have one in the spring and in the fall.

    Open Studio Tour: Last year was very successful because artists were in the Studio working over that weekend. Consider taking a shift for Studio Tour in August.

    Studio Opportunity: Noa is beginning a 4 hour, 2 models/2 genders life drawing session with live models and a press – bring your own plates and paper. For more information, email her at noa.piper@gmail.com. The first one is Sunday, January 14th from 6pm-10pm in Pioneer Square at 3rd and Yessler.

    Noa is offering some display space at this venue for any project she is involved in – this is a great opportunity for Corvidae folks to show off in Seattle.

    Website sharing: Margaret will ask Sandra if there’s a way to share member websites on the Corvidae page.

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