For Veronica to give a report on her “time audit”
Finance Report – later today or tomorrow (Laurie will arrive later in the evening)
Putting together an “Action Plan” with some timelines in place (accountability for certain tasks)
Would like a clear understanding of what all of our priorities are. What is our focus and where are we going.
As a new board member – to have a clear understanding of what one’s role is along with responsibilities.
A clearer picture of the role of MOSAC along with interactions
Look at Committees – Maybe subcommittees / making sure that the work that is being done by the committees is necessary.
Restructuring the committees
Need to redefine the relationship that Veronica has with each committee chair
Establish meeting dates for the remainder of the year. – April 13th, July 13th, Sept 14th, Oct 27th, Retreat Nov 14th, MOSAC conference in October
A better understanding of the membership process (data base, how long ones membership lasts, clarify where fees go – includes NAA membership? etc.)
To gather ideas for the website
Stay on task. Leave with some type of plan.
Would like the board to understand how MOSAC and the Network will be working together.
See continuity among members that roll off, people that move into new positions, between organizations.
Board orientation…. Harry Kujath
(Refer to your book for this section on board orientation.)
We need to understand the by-laws section. All meetings are operated by the “Roberts Rule of Order”. (understand motions, how things are tabled, if a motion is 2nd, open for discussion, etc.)
Fiscal year runs by the “calendar” year. (January to December)
Understanding the responsibilities as a “Board Member”. – Representing the entire membership.
We all need to be “team players” and be prepared to be challenged.
Roberts Rule of Order is located in the handbook provided at the retreat.
Board members will need to sign job description agreement.
Veronica Knight’s explained of the purpose and contents of the binder (meeting minutes, etc.)
LUNCH – Noon to 12:48p.m.
Executive Director Report….. Veronica Knight
Veronica Knight shared the contents of her Executive Director report. – See report for more detailed information.
Veronica discussed the Executive Director “time audit”. Veronica logs her work on a weekly basis.
Robin posed a question – How can we as a board, organize the priorities to make things easier for you? How can we support you as a board? Veronica responded by indicating that she would like to see more direction after this retreat and would like to know what our TOP priority is.
MOSIAC newsletter – Veronica asked the board if it was worth sending out a “hard copy” newsletter as half of them get bounced back due to inaccurate addresses. One suggestion mentioned was: Go to an e-newsletter for a while or stop the production of the hardcopy