Friday, January 11, 2019

Meeting Notes - January 11th, 2019

Meeting Notes


Meeting Location: Mammoth Comics, 4614 E. 11th St., Tulsa, OK 74115

Meeting Called to Order:  7:01

Attendance: Jack (President, albeit temporarily abstaining from Presidential duties for this meeting), Donna (VP, acting as President)*,  CJ (Treasurer), Eris (Secretary), Mac**, Amy, Jenny, Ryan, Harvey, Jaycee & Connor.

Old Business

No old business

(We will talk about the newsletter when Jack gets here.)

New Business

7:02 - Reminder that Mammoth meeting place attendees should email their pieces to mammoth@nvmedits.com, not the workshop email.

7:02 – 1st Hardesty meeting will be Wednesday, January 16th and Ryan will be bringing cake. Not sure what kind, not sure what it will say, but there will be cake.

Suggested cake sayings: “This cake has not been poisoned.” “The cake is a lie.” “I am a lie.” “Quoth the Raven, nevermore.”

7:14 - Jack and Connor finally arrive.

7:15 - Tabling newsletter discussion until Jack talks with Shannon.

Pieces

7:16 – Saint’s Blood, Chapter 1 by Ryan.

Adjournment and Clean-Up: 7:53

The cake may be a lie, but it is so very tasty.
-Eris


*Hereby referred to as Jack throughout the meeting.
**Free and Sovereign Citizen of his Own, Personal Nation

Friday, January 4, 2019

Meeting Notes - January 4th, 2019

Meeting Notes


Meeting Location: Mammoth Comics, 4614 E. 11th St., Tulsa, OK 74115

Meeting Called to Order:  7:00

Attendance: Donna (VP, Acting as President)*,  CJ (Treasurer), Eris (Secretary), Mac**, Amy, Jenny, Ryan, Harvey.

Old Business

Newsletter is still happening in January. Shannon, while having stepped down from the committee, has offered to still help with printing and production, etc. Jack is still the main contact for anything relating to Newsletters.

7:02 – Nevermore at Hardesty (Hardnever? Neverheart? Name forthcoming) is starting the 14th. Ryan will be bringing cake.

7:17 -- CJ & Eris will help Jenny with how to Scribe for Hardesty after the meeting.

Pieces

7:04 – Homo Novus - Prologue by Harvey.

Adjournment and Clean-Up: 7:18

Happy New Weird***, everyone!
-Eris


*Hereby referred to as Jack throughout the meeting.
**Free and Sovereign Citizen of his Own, Personal Nation
***a/k/a Happy New Year. Just in my own, particular idiom.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Meeting Notes - December 14th, 2018


Nevermore Edits
Meeting Agenda
December 14th, 2018

Meeting Location: Mammoth Comics
Meeting Called to Order:  7:02

Attendance: Mac (President), CJ (Treasurer), JayCee (Secretary), Eris, Jenny, Ryan, Kaz, Donna, Z.

Board Meeting Agenda

Old Business

7:02 – Newsletter for the first quarter of 2019 has no editor of the quarter yet. Details to follow.

New Business

7:03 – 2/28 Non-Critique Meeting will be a dinner. Location to be selected via Facebook chat.
7:13 – Nevermore Secretary handover. JayCee to talk to Jack, Eris, and Jenny.
7:14 – Ryan is having a party, check Facebook
7:17 – Eris hates her phone

Pieces

7:18 – Fall of the Veil: Memories Under Water – Chapter 7 by Z

Adjournment and Clean-Up: 7:51
[insert witty comment here]
-JayCee

Friday, December 7, 2018

Meeting Minutes - December 7th, 2018

Meeting Location: Mammoth Comics
Called to order 7:02 pm

Attendance: Mac (President), Jack (V.P.), CJ (Treasurer), Donna, Eris, Ryan, Z, Kaz, Jenny, Amy, Adrean

Old Business

7:02 — Amendments of the Non-Profit Bylaws — The only change here is of instances of "his or her" to "they" to better respect our current and potential new members that may identify otherwise. There is a quorum of board members here, a motion was made and seconded, and the changes were unanimously accepted by the board members present. And so it is changed!

New Business

7:04 — Transition — We need to make sure that next year's officers and/or workshop leaders have admin access to the Nevermore Facebook page, logins for the Mailchimp, and logins for Blogger. The website will also require bios for those same people.
7:06 — Closing Up After Meetings — We goofed last week and may have left the back door open at Mammoth as we were leaving. Let's not do that again, 'kay?

Pieces for Discussion
7:07 — The Knave and the Fool - Chapter 2 by Jack

Adjournment and Clean-Up: 7:46

As always, until next time.
~CJ

Friday, November 30, 2018

Meeting Notes - November 30th, 2018


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Meeting Agenda
November 30th, 2018

Meeting Location: Mammoth Comics
Meeting Called to Order:  7:00

Attendance: Mac (President), Jack (Veep), CJ (Treasurer), JayCee (Secretary), Eris, Jenny, Ryan, Harvey

Board Meeting Agenda

Old Business

7:00 – Membership Extravaganza – Jack signed up everyone who didn’t fill it out online. Stickers for all!
7:03 – OWFI Board Meeting – There is a meeting on Sunday. We need two delegates to go. Talk to CJ if you want to volunteer.

New Business

7:05 – Hardesty Planning Meeting Details – Wen, Dec 5th, 8pm @ Hardesty.
7:08 – Amendments of the Non-Profit Bylaws – We have a quorum. Voted yes to accept Amendments as noted. Also, the Executive Community has recommended all the board members are renewed, and unaware of any objects, the entire board is retained.
7:51 – Speaker for Hardesty Meeting: Ryan. Scribe for Hardesty Meeting: Jenny. Voted on by Board and accepted.

Pieces

7:58 – The Knave and the Fool - Chapter 1 by Jack

Adjournment and Clean-Up: 8:27
[insert witty comment here]
-JayCee

Friday, November 16, 2018

Meeting Notes - November 16th, 2018

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Meeting Agenda
November 16th, 2018

Meeting Location: Mammoth Comics
Meeting Called to Order: 7:00

Attendance: Mac (President), Jack (Veep), CJ (Treasurer), JayCee (Secretary), Eris, Shannon, Phil, Jenny, Amy, Z, Kaz
Board Meeting Agenda

Old Business

7:00 – Next week cancelled. Nov 23rd, 9pm, is cut off for pieces for Nov 30th.

New Business

7:01 – Membership discussion.
Membership Bylaws were discussed and edits made based on member’s feedback.
As the group has quorum, voting on the changes took place.
Bylaws accepted as noted via majority vote of all yay’s, no nay’s.

Pieces

7:41 – Treasure Trail by Gio
8:03 – And I Cried by Amy

Adjournment and Clean-Up: 8:27

[insert witty comment here]


-JayCee

Friday, November 9, 2018

Meeting Notes - November 9th, 2018


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Meeting Agenda
November 9th, 2018

Meeting Location: Mammoth Comics
Meeting Called to Order:  7:03

Attendance: Mac (President), Jack (Veep), JayCee (Secretary), Eris, Ryan, Amy, Donna, Harvey, Conner

Board Meeting Agenda

Old Business 

7:03 – Harassment Committee Position Statement:

General Comment
Be considerate of each other and be gentle with each other. 

Respecting other’s Identities

Respect people's pronouns. If you make a mistake, try to do better next time without making it more awkward by calling notice to it.

If you have questions regarding gender identity, Jack wrote a very good blog post about it: Writing Other Genders: The Fluidity of Gender Identity

Appropriate Jokes
Everyone has their own coping mechanisms. We do our best to make this a safe place, but the fact is that some coping mechanisms clash with others. Please remember that we are all doing our best to live in this world without hurting each other or ourselves.

We all have a right to protect ourselves how we see fit without diminishing another person's choice for coping mechanisms. That self-protection may include trying to deflect emotional distress through humor.

We use the murder method to help writers practice self care. That may include asking for a critique to stop, leaving the room as a form of self-care, or gallows humor. 

7:05 – Committee List:
  • Fundraising – Needs chairman. Would be an outgoing and active individual.
  • OWFI – Needs chairman. Doesn’t have to be OWFI delegate, but is responsible for making sure delegate to meeting
  • Newsletter – Currently in good standing. 
  • Contest Committee – Ryan new Committee Leader
  • Outreach – Needs chairman and members
  • Harassment Committee – Chaired by Donna


New Business

7:12 – Holiday Schedule
We will not have a meeting Nov 23rd, and Dec 21st. 
December 28th will be reserved as a Holiday Social – Pot Luck TBD

Pieces

 7:17 – Operation Stochastic by Harvey


Adjournment and Clean-Up: 7:59

[insert witty comment here]
-JayCee