Dorothy, Randy, Sidonie
See attached for this month's report.
Dorothy has been
Treasurer for three years and would like to transition to a new role next year.
Huge thanks to Dorothy for all she does for us!
On that note, we are
looking for a new Treasurer. Randy will send out more information but please
contact Board@Corvidaepress.com if interested. Commitment is about an hour per
month plus monthly board meetings.
coordinator, Randy will take over administration of the mailing list
(firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com) — Previously Sandra
Stowell had been maintaining it for us, but as she is no longer a member, the
board agreed that we should maintain that responsibility. A big thanks to
Sandra for maintaining it thus far and for helping transition it to us.
Dorothy attended the
Partners' Meeting and reports that the Partners have continued to develop plans
for their "Spring Break" program next June (see last month's meeting
notes for details). They drafted a schedule but we failed to send in our proposal
so we were not included. Meg has sent an email to Megan Claflin with our
proposal (a two-hour workshop plus open studio hours similar to Studio Tour).
Next year, we
discussed having a separate PDA Liaison role because we need to be sure we're
engaging with the Partners wherever possible and getting more involved. Dorothy
would like this role, as long as someone else can take over as Treasurer.
The Board discussed
engagement opportunities. Sidonie suggested we could aim to host quarterly
outward-focused workshops to invite more of the community into our space.
The Partners are
happy to promote our events (workshops, studio tours), etc., if we send them
Martha notified Meg
that Centrum wants to have another week-long workshop this coming year, and we
are excited to work with them again. There was some trepedation because of
concerns after the last workshop that the trash can was left full, etc., but
it's important that we are working together with our Partners and with Centrum,
so we need to improve communication
among our membership as well as with guests to set appropriate
Randy offered to act
as a guest liaison to meet guests at the Studio and ensure they know where
everything is, etc.
Randy also offered
to coordinate any concerns/complaints/issues our members have with guest studio
**In the future, if
you have any concerns/complaints/issues related to guest studio use, please
sent those to firstname.lastname@example.org and Randy will coordinate the response**
thinking about what kinds of workshops you'd like to see next year–whether
you'd like to host a workshop, or learn a new technique from another Corvidae
member, or bring in an outside instructor. We are soliciting ideas for next
Next Board Meeting: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Subsequent Board Meeting:
14, 2017 5pm – followed by the annual Holiday
party at 6pm