Board Meeting (Nov 20 2015)


Start time November 20, 2015 07:30:00 AM
End time November 20, 2015 09:30:00 AM
Location 650 3rd Ave. South, Suite 1300, Minneapolis, MN 55488
Attendees Thingles, Kspreng, Alex, Justin, Jbernard, Apeirce, Caseyhelbling, Smehring

UNAPPROVED Board Meeting Minutes November 20, 2015

Proposed Agenda
  • Treasurer's report (Adrienne)
  • Revenue Committee Report (Justin)
  • Events Committee (Adrienne)
  • Executive Committee (Jamie)
  • Old Business
  • New Business
    • Discuss mobile conference app proposal from Brad Marsh


NOVEMBER 20th, 2015

A meeting of the Board of Directors of minne✱, a Minnesota not for profit corporation (the “Company”) was held on Friday, November 20th, 2015 at approximately 7:30 a.m. central time at 650 3rd Ave. South, Suite 1300, Minneapolis, MN 55488.

Jamie Thingelstad, acted as chairman of the meeting, and Casey Helbling acted as secretary of the meeting. A quorum of the directors being present, the meeting was called to order.

→ Jamie Call to Order: 7:41 am

   If there is a conflict of interest - recuse yourself from those conversations.

Treasure's report (Adrienne)

Balance Sheet
  • P/L, Balance Sheet. Cash position is very strong
  • We only have commitments for 2016 but no receivables yet
  • Finally, filed 2014 taxes
  • Total sponsorship raised in 2014 (175k)
  • We need to factor the In Kind BBY space contribution into our "One MinneBar in reserve" policy
  • Event committee will send the 2016 budget through email to approved virtually

Revenue Committee Report (Justin)

  • Good news, all current sponsors (Tera, Giga) have renewed
  • We also have two on the waiting list at Tera level
  • We also have two new sponsors at the Giga level
  • Still quite a few outstanding at Mega, Kilo

Event Committee (Adrienne)

Event Planning Session
  • We talked about roles, etc
  • Upcoming event calendar
    • MinneHour at end of 2015
    • MinneDemo 22 (Feb)
    • MinneBar 11 (April)
    • MinneDemo 23 (July)
    • MinneDemo 24 (Fall) w/Startup Week - probably week of 20th of Sept

Executive Committee (Jamie)

  • New board members
    • Four people who are potentially interested
    • Next step exec committee will reach back out to candidates for cover letter and continuation of the nomination process.
    • Board will conduct an electronic vote to confirm new board members
  • Term Limits discussion. EC will present back a proposal.
    • Executive committee will take Sona's proposal and present it back to the board for action

  • Board positions election
    • Casey Chairman
    • Jim Secretary
    • Adrienne President
    • Sona Treasurer

→ Jamie: Motion, Seconded Approved Unanimous

  • Committee Chairs:
    • Events: Alex
    • Revenue: Justin
    • Exec: Casey

→ Jamie: Motion, Seconded Approved Unanimous

Old Business


New Business

  • Brad Marsh's app proposal
    • Casey to follow up and make it happen

→ Adjourned 8:56

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