1/22/18 Minutes: Spring Calendar, Money, Earth Day

In attendance: Jackson (secretary), Ty (moderator)
Start time: 7:05 PM

1. Event Review – We had our reading/discussion What Every White Person (Teacher) Should Know When Talking About Race. We had a great turnout, and a really good discussion once everyone got comfortable.

2. Upcoming Events – We’re showing the documentary Trapped on Friday night. It looks like we can stream it for free off of Netflix. Otherwise, we’ll just have to set up the room.

We’re also gearing up for the Counter-protest of the Walk For Life on Saturday. We don’t yet know of anyone who needs childcare, but Ty and one other volunteer are planning to be here for that possibility. We may not have any blank posterboards if anyone wants to make a sign, but we have a ton of signs from last year’s event that we can bring again.

3. Reimbursement – Ty spent $5.79 on getting our handouts printed for the discussion on Saturday. Jackson spent $3.49 getting fliers for our counter-protest printed. We’re both getting reimbursed for these expenses.

4. Donations – We got some money! Jackson reports that a friend of ours finally put our PayPal button to use with a $20 donation (but we only received $19.12 because of fees). And our friends in Lincoln DSA cut us a check for $200! Jackson also has a large donation to make. He reminds Ty that we were considering becoming “Friends of AK Press” to load up on more anarchist lit. The last item of this discussion is tabled.

5. Lincoln Earth Day – Ty got an email asking us to table again. It’ll be on April 28th, and registration would be $35 for us. We’re not interested in going back this year, as we’ve not really seen sufficient benefits to match our costs of time and energy tabling for the better part of a Saturday there. We’ll still be sure not to schedule any events here that day.

6. Spring Calendar – Jackson reports that Popcorn Politics will be returning for monthly showings throughout the Spring Calendar!

March:
TBD – What is Transfeminism? (a community discussion) [basically open to doing this most any Saturday… we want to schedule the movie(s) first]
TBD – Popcorn Politics
Another movie or documentary?

April:
Saturday, April 14th, 1-3 PM – Reading Discussion: Fueling Dissent
TBD – Popcorn Politics

May:
Saturday, May 5th, 12-5 PM – Open House Party for Karl Marx’s 200th Birthday
Friday, May 11th, 8 AM-6 PM, and Saturday, May 12th, 8 AM-2 PM – The Black Cat House Yard Sale Fundraiser
TBD – Movie Night: Anarchism in America
TBD – Popcorn Politics

Fueling Dissent – https://apps.publicintegrity.org/united-states-of-petroleum/fueling-dissent/

Ideas for other spring calendar events:

Discussions: liberation theology, national liberation movement/separatism, prison-industrial complex

Movies: Popcorn Politics? (Salt of the Earth? Kubrick? Imperium?)

Other: Little Red Singalong

 

Black Out Days: April 21st (UNL Spring Game), April 28th (Lincoln Earth Day)
Grey Out Days: March 17-25 (UNL Spring Break), March 30/31/April 1 (alt weekend for Red State), April 6/7/8 (Red State Conference)

7. No Meeting Next Week – Just a reminder that we will be off next week.

Meeting adjourned: 8:25 PM

Tabled items: Friends of AK Press, Spring Calendar, 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

1/15/18 Minutes: Spring Calendar Planning

In attendance: Jackson (moderator), Ty (secretary)
Start time: 7:00 PM

1. Event Review – Popcorn Politics went well last week. Good turnout, decent discussion, but an intense movie. Maybe focus on more fun movies in the future, but it was too appropriate a movie for the subject matter we wanted to address to pass up.

2. Upcoming Event – We have a reading discussion this Saturday: 10 Things Every White Person Should Know When Talking About Race. Ty will take care of prepping and printing 15 copies of the reading.

3. Spring Calendar –
April:
April 21?, 1-3 PM – Reading Discussion: Fueling Dissent

May:
May 5, 12-5 PM – Open House Party for Karl Marx’s 200th Birthday
May 11, 8 AM-6 PM, and May 12, 8 AM-2 PM – The Black Cat House Yard Sale Fundraiser

Fueling Dissent – https://apps.publicintegrity.org/united-states-of-petroleum/fueling-dissent/

Ideas for other spring calendar events:

Discussions: liberation theology, national liberation movement/separatism, prison-industrial complex, transfeminism

Movies: Anarchism in America, Popcorn Politics? (Salt of the Earth? Kubrick? Imperium?)

Other: Little Red Singalong

Grey Out Days: March 30/31/April 1 (alt weekend for Red State), April 6/7/8 (Red State Conference), April 28 (Lincoln Earth Day)

Meeting Adjourned: 8:00 PM

Tabled items: Spring Calendar, 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

1/8/18 Minutes: No Meeting Jan 29th, Spring Calendar

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

1. Upcoming Event – Our next Popcorn Politics is this Friday! Jackson has the movie, and he just needs to keep hyping it. And we need to clean up the room a bit.

2. Meeting Cancellation – Ty will be unable to attend our regularly-scheduled meeting on January 29th. We’ll cancel that week’s meeting.

3. Spring Calendar –

Ideas left over from Winter brainstorming:

Discussions: liberation theology, national liberation movement/separatism, prison-industrial complex

Movies: Anarchism in America

Other: Little Red Singalong, Karl Marx’s 200th Birthday Party on May 5th

Want: Feminism-centric for March?

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

Treasury Log 2018 (General, Library, Speakers)

GENERAL TREASURY

We started the year with $43.88.

March 5th Update:

New Credits

1. Jackson donated $306.

2. We received a $19.12 donation (after fees) through our PayPal button.

3. Our friends in DSA Lincoln cut us a check for $200! Thanks, comrades!

4. We received $13.45 in our donations box at the House.

These total $538.57 in new donations.

New Debits

1. Ty is reimbursed $5.79 for getting handouts printed for our discussion. This was approved at the January 22nd meeting.

2. Jackson is reimbursed $3.49 for getting counter-protest fliers printed. This was approved at the January 22nd meeting.

3. Jackson is reimbursed $30.71 for renewing our web domain. This was approved at the February 5th meeting.

4. Jackson is reimbursed $7.99 for buying the documentary Whose Streets for our lending library. This was approved at the February 12th meeting.

5. Ty is reimbursed $10.19 for printing our spring calendars. This was approved at the February 19th meeting.

6. Jackson is reimbursed $300.00 for enrolling us into the Friends of AK Press. This was approved at the March 5th meeting.

These total $358.17 in new expenses.

Altogether, our treasury is increasing by $180.40, to a new overall balance of $224.28.

June 18th Update:

New Donations:

1. We received a $155 payment for buttons Ty pressed for a friend. This was confirmed at the April 2nd meeting.

2. Our yard sale raised $726.90! This was reported at the May 14th meeting.

3. The Nebraska IWW donated $200 to us for providing our space to them for a weekend training! This was reported at the May 21st meeting.

4. We received $31 in our donations box at the House.

These total $1112.90 in new donations.

New Debits:

1. Ty is reimbursed $4.50 for materials related to a button-pressing order. This was approved at the March 26th meeting.

2. Jackson is reimbursed $65 for renewing the House’s subscription to the Militant for the next two years. This was approved at the March 26th meeting.

3. Jackson is reimbursed $50 for supplies related to our 200th Birthday Party for Karl Marx on May 5th. This was pre-approved at the April 23rd meeting, and this was confirmed at the April 30th meeting.

4. Ty is reimbursed $12.07 for printing our summer calendars. This was approved at the May 21st meeting.

5. We pledged $200 in advance to help build the Red State conference. (This will be filed as a “hold” on general treasury funds until we spend it.) This was decided at the May 28th meeting.

6. Jackson is reimbursed $395.64 for renewing the hosting on our website for the next three years. This was approved at the June 4th meeting.

7. We decided to transfer $100 to our library treasury at the June 18th meeting.

These total $627.21 spent and $200 on hold.

Altogether, our treasury is increasing $485.69, to a new total of $509.97 plus $200 on hold for Red State.

July 1st Update:

We donated $54.99 to a collective to the Philippines. This was approved at the July 1st meeting. This reduces our treasury to $454.98, plus $200 on hold for Red State.

LIBRARY TREASURY

We started the year with $0.

March 5th Update:

Jackson donated $100.

Jackson was reimbursed $19.19 for books for the library. This was approved at the December 4th meeting.

We now have $80.81.

June 18th Update:

New Donation:

We transferred $100 from our general treasury to the library at the June 18th meeting.

New Debits:

1. Ty is reimbursed $20 for buying us Cartoon Punk: Artists Against Fascism. This was approved at the April 2nd meeting.

2. Jackson is reimbursed $38.58 for purchasing a number of books and zines for the House. This was approved at the April 16th meeting.

3. Jackson is reimbursed $22.51 for picking up some books for the library. This was approved at the May 14th meeting.

These total $81.09 in new debits.

Altogether, our treasury is increasing by $18.91, to a new total of $99.72.

July 1st Update:

Jackson was reimbursed $80 for buying us a box of new books from Monthly Review Press. This was pre-approved on June 18th and confirmed at the July 1st meeting. We now have $19.72.

SPEAKERS TREASURY

We started the year with $50.

March 5th Update:

Jackson donated $100.

We pledge $50 toward paying for an ISO speaker coming to Lincoln in April. This was approved at the March 5th Meeting. These funds are currently on hold.

We currently have $100 available, and $50 on hold for the ISO speaker.

June 18th Update:

We contributed $30 towards travel expenses for the ISO speaker who came in from Chicago in Mid-April. This was confirmed at the April 23rd meeting.

We now have $120 available.