January 18, 2023 Minutes

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Mateel Community Center

Public Board Meeting Minutes


Date / Time:February  1, 2023 @ 6pmLocation:MCC Hall, 59 Rusk Lane, Redway or by Zoom

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Current Board Members: 

Pleasure Strange (Prez)Babette Bach (Trez)Mo Vionnet
Nate Miller (VP)Kathrine AndersonDavid Morris
Julia Ralsten (Sec)Christy AugustineJohn Bruno

Meeting Called to Order at: 6:18 

Board members in attendance (notes) : Pleasure, John, Nate, Christy, Kathrine, Babette, Julia, David, Mo

Also in attendance: Elena Worley, Nicholas Riley, Sonia Baur, Zac Gozoles, Morgan Brown, Shanti Davidson

Quorum established: 

Announcements: 5 minutes each

  1. Board Announcements: New members to be seated at end of meeting
  2. Public Announcements
  3. Public Agenda Items to add

Office and staff updates- Elena And Ashley have been updating the bylaws and other office structures. They have been having office meetings, the past few cultural events have done a lot of amazing things. A few other groups such as talk tourism wants to do a series of events. Possible showing of a cannabis cultivation, a fire safe council meeting

Old Business: 5 minutes each

  1. Approve meeting minutes Minutes approved and passed.
  2. Review of Votes: 
  3. Thank you to exiting board member Katherine Anderson,and all the contributions and volunteer time , Introduction of new BOD member Zac Gonzales!
  4. Meter on cabin and LP update; On the 3rd of January we voted to separate the cabin propane system and put a meter on the electric. By February 10th
  5. Removal of piano-review Cathryn email 
  6. Vote: Nate Makes a motion to hold the Piano for 6 months and then donate it after those 6 months if not claimed. Pending Fudiciary concerns Babbette seconds, Christy yes, Katrine yes, Julia yes, Pleasure no, John yes, David yes
  7. Permit update- SAMF special permit cheap over the counter 999 people camping at bowmans
  8. Contract and MOU updates; Contract is on track everything looks good: Ask  Eryn look into MOU with NN
  9. Review upcoming events and needs : 

Feb 4 (Gathering of the heads)-  we will not be doing admissions, but we will be doing the bar. Kitchen volunteers needed Christy will be gathering menu and such together

            Feb 11 (B&R), Update on the Black & Red Ball-more skilled kitchen help ( Beer and Wine) Speed Dating, Burlesque, Dating show?, 18+ event 

  1. Meeting date changes, all Board meetings are the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month
  2.  Jan 3rd; motion to approve ROTR budget passed, Motion Passed about tenant Propane and electric separate. 
  3. Jan 11th; motion to lay off GM due to financial instability passed, 
  4. Drafted a new Mou for the Festival Operations manager position. Liason to the  FMT, report back to the board. Positions will be opened to fill for 1 week. Main reason for opening this position is to separate Hall duties from Festival Duties
  5. Debt relief to all bridge loans will be dealt with by Nate and Amie

New Business: 5-10 minutes each

Hiring of a lawyer for contract oversight and MCC-Pleasure Has reached out to Heather, to ask her firm if they are willing to do work, Hopefully for a lower rate, if not Pro-bono. 

Trademark- Where are we at? The fellow who renewed our trademark, passed away, he had always paid it. It has been payed till 2028. Where is it? Paper work might be in the shed?

Seating of new BOD, review of BOD on last term

  1. What went well
  2. What could use improvement

 BOD duties and responsibilities.

Dissolution of the GM position

Stared(10-31-22)Current Committees and Committee Members: 

Building: Chair John

 (Nate, John B, Pleasure, Bruce, Mo also April, Shanon, Eryn, Julia ) 

Finance: Chair – Nate 

 (Nate, Amie, Babette, Shiloh, Sonia, Garth, David) ask about Nick and Shanti joining the committee. 

Membership & Fundraising; Chair- David

  (Pleasure, Babette, Elena, Julia, Ashely, David,  also Megan and Bruce, josiah) 

Youth: Chair – Julia

 (Julia, Nate, John B, Babette, Amie, Christy)

Events and Talent: Chair- Pleasure

 Eryn(Head Booker/producer), Elena, John B, Pleasure, Agnes,Christy, Brain Sikes, Tiphain, Katie

Not accurate on chat – needs updating and recrating

Policy and Bylaw (entire board); 

Personnel: Chair – Pleasure

 (Nate, Babette, Pleasure, Christy) 

Dining: Chair – Christy

 (Christy, Babette, Pleasure, John B, Elena, Shanti)


Pleasure Strange (Prez)

Nate Miller (VP & dep Trez)

Julia Ralsten (sec)

Babette Bach (Trez)

Mo Vionnet

Kathrine Anderson

David Morris

Christy Augustine

John Bruno

Staff liaison:

Building : Custodial person 

Finance : Amie

Membership & Fundraising : Elena and Ashley

Youth: Amie

Events and Talent:Elena

Policy and Bylaw: Elena and Ashley

Personnel: Elena

Dining: Elena

*dropped from chat no longer able to update

Meeting Adjourned:meeting ends at 7:39pm