Metropolitan New York Macintosh Alliance (MetroMac)
Executive Committee Meeting
July 1, 2004
New York, NY
Submitted by Michelle Dollinger, Secretary
Executive Committee Members in Attendance:
Peter M. Fine
Chris called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM.
Approval of Minutes:
Chris called for a motion to approve the March and April minutes. Peter made a motion
to approve and Laurie seconded the motion. All members present voted in favor. Motion
Chris said the current methods available for accepting payments are PayPal, check and
cash. Chris said he will accept cash at meetings, convert the cash to check and give the
checks to Bess to deposit.
Only officers and designated volunteers may accept membership payments, funds or
any payments for deposit into the organization?s bank account.
501c3 Application Status:
The application requires the organization to provide a budget for three years. Chris
drafted a five-year budget and the group discussed changes. Chris said he will
incorporate the group?s suggestions and create a three-year budget.
Chris asked for a motion to approve the budget with the suggestions from the group.
Bess made a motion to approve and Marc seconded the motion. All members present
voted in favor. Motion passed.
The novice SIG will meet the fourth Tuesday of each month. Seth and Bill will determine
Chris said he wants to try to have monthly meetings even if some meetings are just
Q&A, with no vendor.
Laurie offered a suggestion for Q&A and said we should offer a way for attendees to
submit their questions in writing to the speaker. This will allow for some beginners who
may feel intimidated to ask questions.
Chris said the next meeting?s presenter is Amoeba.
The group discussed whether Henry wants to step down as managing editor of the
newsletter. Milt said he would draft a letter to Henry (with Chris and Peter?s approval)
and he would ask if he?s stepping down and they would announce that the position is
Marc said he will announce that the group is looking for submissions for a redesign of
the group?s website. He said he will ask for samples of a front page.
Marketing and Promotion:
Chris said he is will design a 3 x 5 promotional business card for the group. Milt said he
will work on a full-page sign and Laurie said she will distribute it to Tekserve.
Laurie made a motion for the group to adopt the official definition of an activist (as
stated below). Joanne seconded the motion. All members present voted in favor. Motion
In the desire to show appreciation for MetroMac activists, the board will issue, as
appropriate and from time to time, one year "Supporting Level Memberships" to
those who meet certain criteria. An activist may be nominated for supporting level
membership by an officer or director at a scheduled meeting. A majority vote is
required. An "Activist" is one who is defined as being intrinsically involved in the
continuing operations of the organization whether that be for a specific project on
an as needed basis or in handling a major activity such as an Editor or member
of the Board. However, all such "activist" members retain the right to contribute
their membership fees as desired.
Below is the list of activists nominated and approved for Supporting Level Membership.
Motion to approve by Peter. Milt seconded the motion. All members present voted in
favor. Motion passed.
President =Chris Bastian
Secretary =Michelle Dollinger
Treasurer = Bess Reynolds Moffitt
Director of Vendor Relations =Peter M. Fine
Web Development =Marc Silverman
Director = Laurie A. Duncan
Calendar Coordinator =Joanne Haire
Managing Editor =Henry Marcinkowski
Associate Editor =Bill Chachkes
News Editor = Lloyd Prezant
Copy Editor = Milton Herder
Copy Editor =Joan Scherman
Creative Director/Online Design = Rob Yasharian
Chris asked Michelle to check and report back to the group on the process for officer
There being no further business, Laurie motioned to adjourn the meeting, Lloyd
seconded and it was passed. Meeting was adjourned.
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