Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 5/15/2024

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Mateel Community Center

Public Board Meeting Minutes


Date / Time:May. 15th, 2024 @ 6pmLocation:MCC Hall, 59 Rusk Lane, Redway or by Google Meet
Board of Directors Public MeetingWednesday, April 17 · 6:00 – 8:00pmTime zone: America/Los_AngelesGoogle Meet joining info: Video call link: https://meet.google.com/aqh-aiqe-fjtOr dial: ‪(US) +1 209-850-2447‬ PIN: ‪172 819 585‬#More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/aqh-aiqe-fjt?pin=3161718047631Current Board Members: 
Pleasure Strange *(Prez)
Christy Augustine*(VP)
Nate Miller *(Trez)
Julia Ralsten* (Sec)
Babette Bach *
Mo Vionnet*
Shanon Taliaferro*
Lonny Whitlow
John Bruno

Meeting Called to Order at: 

Board members in attendance (notes) : * next to name

Also in attendance: Elena

Quorum established : 6:12pm

Announcements: 3 minutes each

  1. Board Announcements: most of the board has been to the FMT committee and is informed on the upcoming festivals. -Spray blackberries and poison oak with vinegar mix. -invite Rob and Jason to next meeting for sound board discussion.-Nick and Shanon set up stages for Dazey Days.
  2. Committee Announcements: 
  3. Public Announcements:
  4. Public Agenda Items to add: no public attending 
  5. Office and staff updates- time has been consumed with office upkeep and getting volunteers for ROTR24, Elena is also in-charge of the street team, she is looking for out of the area people for postering. -Elena is needing more volunteers for SAMF24, -Jameson is upping his crew to 20 people, and a few more paid individuals. -the shed needs to be cleaned again. Fridge needs to go or be fixed. -grill needs to be moved out of the shed. Building and grounds committee can handle the shed. 

Old Business: 5 minutes each

Approve minutes: 4.17.24 PUBLIC BOD Minutes Shanon makes a motion to approve minutes. Pleasure seconds, everyone here in favor. 

  • 4/20 Mateel Presents; the Annual Smoke Out community gathering and bbq and music by reggae artists Army and Soulmedic backed by the 7th Street  Band.- Pleasure wants to recognize that Christy did Amazing in the kitchen. Sadly we didn’t make much of a return. The way we have run shows in the past isn’t going to work for the future. -it needs a revamp. 
  • 4/27 Southern Humboldt Fire Safe Council have a Fire Resources Fair-good attendance
  • 5/9 Humboldt Workforce Coalition Job Fair- not well attended, but the sheriffs and CHP couldn’t show up because they were short staffed. 

New Business: 5-10 minutes each

  1. Kmud Block Party parade; May 25th Float being worked on by Christy Augustine and Nick, and Shanon. Using Shanon’s golf cart. Julia will be Tabling the KMUD block party. Bruce is also helping/bringing a golf cart
  2. SAMF’24 ; Jonos grill in shed’ to be used for SAMF?  -FMT meeting tomorrow at NON for SAMF 
  3. ROTR’24 (Alisha): we are on track and looking good so far, would like more ticket sales, 6/6/24 is our hearing in eureka. Most of the ticket discussion will be had at the FMT meeting tomorrow. Photography and Drone pilot well be doing stuff for future content.  
  4. Review signing protocols for large/unique contracts (Nate)-it is something we need to add to the policy and Bylaws. We need to have more oversight in the large and unique contract
  5. Drum circle; We would like to see a proposal for the drum circle workshop, once we get a proposal we will respond via email to our yays or nays. 
  6. Last public meeting someone mentioned having more transparency. Shanon mentioned that we could do a youtube channel or an instagram feed, and facebook live. 

Public Comments 3 minutes;

Up-coming Events:

  • 5/25 California Live & Future Production Present: Andre Nickatina
  • 5/31 Southern Humboldt Visitors & Business Bureau will have another Let’s Talk Tourism
  • 6/8 & 6/9 Summer Arts and Music Festival at the Mateel this year
  • 6/22 KMUD Community Radio Station Pride Celebration
  • 6/29 Mateel Presents: Nor Cal Headbangers Ball

Meeting adjourned at: 7:38pm

Closed session agenda

5.15.24 MCC BOD Minutes Private Session