6/26/17 Minutes: Movie Nights, Fundraiser

In attendance: Jackson (moderator), James, Ty (secretary), Wyatt
Meeting Start: 7:00 PM

1. Upcoming Events – Movie night on Friday! We’re going to be streaming Paris is Burning, so an easy set up. The film’s been unfortunately double-booked with the Chill & Heal Fest, but Wyatt says that people will be partying all night long so we’re hoping we’ll still be able to attend after the film showing.

Then we’ll be having our Racism, Capitalism, and the American “Revolution” discussion the next day, but besides having some info to present on, we think we’re pretty good.

2. DSA Movie – DSA wants to host a movie here on Friday, July 14th. Jackson isn’t sure exactly what it’s called, but it’s a movie about a coal miners’ strike that was particularly related to the local queer community, and we think it’s a cool subject so we’re cool with them having it here.

3. Robert’s Interview Questions – Robert got back to us with the interview questions; Ty’s going to read them over and draft up a description for the fundraiser. He’s also going to look into GroupRev in addition to Generosity, a site that James recommended because Generosity doesn’t have any fees attached to the donations.

Meeting adjourned: 8:23 PM

Tabled items: Articles for Discussion, Graphic Designer, Stuff to Buy (canopy, stuff to secure bike rack, labels, 7×7 no-slip outdoor mat for porch, new SSD hard drive for public laptop)

6/19/17 Minutes: Questions for Robert, Tilted Scales Recap

In attendance: Jackson (secretary), Ty (moderator)

1. Event Reviews – Jude from Tilted Scales was here on Friday night. Our turnout was a bit disappointing, but it was a late-minute scheduling move and we didn’t get much time to promote it. We’re still glad we were able to meet and here from him, and get a copy of his book for the lending library. He was paid a $100 stipend from our Speakers Treasury, as was agreed upon at last week’s meeting.

We also tried to host a reading discussion on Saturday afternoon, but it was a bust too! We did end up scheduling at the same time as a Juneteenth celebration downtown, which may have hurt us. (It was being celebrated two days early… we may need to avoid scheduling anything on this whole week of June in the future.) Jackson would like to try another one in the fall.

2. Tabling Invite – We got a mass email from Star City Pride wondering if we want to table there again this year. (We tabled there once several years ago.) We are not interested, because we are unable and unwilling to pony up $120 for that privilege.

3. Interview Questions – We finished our interview questions for Robert, and Ty emailed them out to him.

4. Putting July Events Online – We spent the rest of our meeting as work time to get our July events posted to Facebook and our website.

Meeting adjourned: 8:25 PM

Tabled items: Interview Questions for Robert, Articles for Discussion, Graphic Designer, Stuff to Buy (canopy, stuff to secure bike rack, labels, 7×7 no-slip outdoor mat for porch, new SSD hard drive for public laptop)

6/12/17 Minutes: Robert’s Fundraiser, Book Presentation, Reading Group

In attendance: Jackson (moderator), Robert, Ty (secretary)
Start time: 7:10 PM

1. Robert’s Fundraising Idea – Robert came by to pitch his idea for a fundraiser a little further. It would involve us setting up a fundraising site on GroupRev, and sending him some interview questions about his activism for a story to accompany with it; we particularly want to focus on him as a disability advocate, environmental activist, and animal rights activist. We’ll try to get some questions drafted by next week’s meeting so we can send them his way in a timely manner, then Ty will draft up the fundraiser promotion and start sharing it on our social media as soon as everyone involved gives it the OK. We also were interested in getting some updates on his training milestones as he works towards the half marathon, in order to periodically update the information available on the fundraiser.

2. Event Review – DSA was at the BCH again for another study group, and Jackson reports that things went fine.

3. Upcoming Events – We have two events coming up: Tilted Scales is a legal collective touring through Lincoln, and we’re hosting their book presentation and community discussion. It’s this Friday, and besides setting up the room and getting a table ready for book display purposes, we’ll probably be fine. The person will need a place to stay for the night, which we can provide. We have $100 in the speaker fund, and we’ll see about buying the book and whatever else is available for sale with it.

We also have a reading group on Saturday. Jackson needs some help working the copier and printing off the reading in question but that’s about it as far as necessary set-up. We worked on that tonight.

Meeting adjourned: 7:53 PM

Tabled items: Interview Questions for Robert, Articles for Discussion, Graphic Designer, Stuff to Buy (canopy, stuff to secure bike rack, labels, 7×7 no-slip outdoor mat for porch, new SSD hard drive for public laptop)

6/5/17 Minutes: A Quick and Fairly Uneventful Meeting

In attendance: Jackson (secretary), Ty (moderator)
Start time: 7:01 PM

1. Event Review – Jackson hosted a DSA discussion group here on Thursday night. It went well.

2. Upcoming Event – Jackson is hosting another DSA discussion here on Wednesday evening. It’s nothing to worry about.

3. Donations – Jackson picked up a 3-ring binder and three books for our library at a yard sale this weekend. Since it cost him less about $1.25 for everything, he doesn’t want to be reimbursed.

4. Book Festival – We were invited to table at a book festival. While it sounds cool enough that we may want to visit it, we’re not entirely sure that we fit in well enough that it would be worth us sitting outside all day in the July heat at a table. Ty politely declined the invitation on our behalf, and we saved the date so we can maybe check it out.

Meeting adjourned: 7:17 PM

Tabled items: Articles for Discussion, Graphic Designer, Stuff to Buy (canopy, stuff to secure bike rack, labels, 7×7 no-slip outdoor mat for porch, new SSD hard drive for public laptop)