Executive Committee Meeting
August 7, 2003
New York, NY
Submitted by Michelle Dollinger, Secretary
Executive Committee Members in Attendance:
Peter M. Fine
Members in Attendance:
Joanne Haire Annelliesse Popescu
In Chris Bastian?s absence Peter called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM.
Approval of Minutes:
Peter asked for a motion to approve the July minutes. Lloyd made a motion to approve
and Laurie seconded the motion. All members voted in favor. Motion passed.
Macworld CreativePro Post Mortem:
Peter expressed frustration that the group had no way to track the effort to drive people
to the website because the special URL was not prominently featured in the handout
literature at the booth.
He suggested that future strategies include planning, organization and one consistent
URL presented to the public on a handout and/or wallet-size card.
Laurie suggested that the $5 discount wouldn?t persuade people to sign up, but on-thespot
registration may help.
Peter also said the group should add a field to the membership form to ask, ?How did
you hear about us??
General Meeting 8/14:
Peter said Chris is in charge of coordinating the August general meeting. Annelliesse
will be making contact at the meeting with people of importance so she may take over
some coordination responsibilities in the future.
The meeting is August 14 from 6-8 P.M. at the Apple Store. Seating is limited and firstcome
He said he?s expecting a lot of new material including a web design tutorial and a
cartoon. The issue will include Lloyd?s column, a review from Eden Maxwell and a new
photo page edited by Joanne Haire.
Laurie suggested that since issues are published online the editors should make timely
updates and revisions. Since the editing process takes a considerable amount of time,
some data is no longer correct upon publication.
Peter asked for an update on the financial process. Bess said she understood that the
group is not incorporating, just filing for non-profit status. She said she will look for filing
rules for unincorporated associations.
Peter requested that we determine what the group needs so we can open a bank
account and he said we need to pick a deadline and stick to it. He would like the group
to have a bank account by the October general meeting. Bess said she would discuss
that with Chris.
Special Interest Groups:
Peter requested to publicly acknowledge the Freelancers SIG and the effort Michelle
and Laurie put into creating the SIG. He said it was a great asset to the group.
Peter called for support in volunteer appreciation. He said the core group needs to be
positive, complimentary and appreciative even if the situation calls for being critical.
Next Executive Committee Meeting:
The next executive committee meeting will take place Thursday, September 4. Michelle
will confirm if the meeting space is available and notify the members by email.
There being no further business, Henry motioned to adjourn the meeting, Bess
seconded and it was passed. Meeting was adjourned.
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