Friday, January 19, 2018

Meeting Notes - January 19th, 2018

Meeting Date: January 19th, 2018
Meeting Location: Mammoth Comics

Attending: Mac (President), Jack (Veep), CJ (Tresurer), JayCee (Secretary), V, Donna, Z, Jenny, Adrean, Ryan, Sid, Malea, Phil, Lee

Called to Order: 7:01 pm

Old Business:
1.      7:01 Fundraiser – Money raising push starts next week to fund OWFI tables, scholarships, etc.

New Business:
1.      7:03 TCCL Writers Contest – Every year TCCL has a writing contest every year. Rules will be posted in February. But get to thinking about it. There is an award ceremony and everything!
2.      7:05 Nevermore is ever closer to Non-Profit Status. We may know Tuesday.

Pieces for Discussion

1. 7:06 A Rose in Wintertime - Prologue and CH1 by Sid
2. 8:05 Tattoo Chapter 1 (Part 1) by Malea
3. 8:59 STEP HERE part 1 by Lee
4. 9:46 The Wayward Phoenix - Chapter 1 by Jenn

Clean Up/Adjournment: 10:35 pm

[insert witty comment here]

-JayCee

Friday, January 12, 2018

Meeting Minutes - January 12th, 2018

Meeting Date: January 12th, 2018
Meeting Location: Mammoth Comics

Attending: Mac (Present), CJ (Treasurer), JayCee (Secretary), Z, V, Katy, Phil, Lee, Sid, Jenny, Donna, Adrean, Malea

Called to Order: 7:00 pm

Old Business:
1.      Streetcats Donations – We have books and cash for the basket.

New Business:
1.      8:11 GALE – TCCL has a reference area/system for small business and non-profits. It has a lot of analytics and information that could be handy. Adrean and Mac are to get together about signing up once the program is available.
2.      7:04 Guidelines – Reiterating that limits are 20 pages or 5k words, though that is a mid-soft limit. Later it was discussed about getting pieces in before OWFI deadline. Things were shifted around, Lee is awesome.

Pieces for Discussion

7:09 Copper and Cobalt – CH7 by JayCee
8:23 Hero of the Islands – PT1 by Malea

Clean Up/Adjournment: 8:58  pm

[insert witty comment here]

-JayCee

Friday, January 5, 2018

Meeting Moments - January 5th 2018

Meeting Location: Mammoth Comics

Attending: Mac (President), Jack (Veep), JayCee (Secretary), Shannon, Kaz, Sid, Jenny, Z, V, Adrean, Patty, Lee, Phil, Donna, Katy

Called to Order : 7:00 pm

Old Business:

1.      7:02 Items for our adopted teacher – People brought stuff, gave to Katy. Katy will be the one holding all the teacher items.
2.      7:05 Newsletter – Articles are due tomorrow, midnight, so get those in. Donna is still the editor of next quarter, but now Shannon is writing it due to scheduling conflicts.
3.      7:08 Writing Contest – It is up on the website, starts on Feb 1st, so get that out there and share it.
4.      7:11 Streetcats Fundraiser – A local charity that helps cats, and they are having an event in Feb. We are going to donate a basket for them to auction off that includes our books.
5.      7:16 OWFI – The writer’s conference is in May. We are looking at sponsoring a category and possibly a sponsorship. Need to raise money, but reminder, no one is required to donate.

New Business:

1.      7:21 Introductions for new people because we’re literally crammed around this table, and not just for warmth.
2.      7:28 Website Maintenance – Updating officer profiles, general clean up, and possible move to squarespace in the future.

Pieces for Discussion

1.      7:31 Copper and Cobalt CH 5 & 6 by JayCee
2.      8:18 Jordian Knights CH 3 & 4 by Phil
3.      9:18 Memories Under Water CH 2 & 3 by Z
4.      9:48 We Drown Mermaids by Adrean

Clean Up/Adjournment : 10:12pm

It was cold. Good thing I’m half-Jotun.

-JayCee

Friday, December 29, 2017

Meeting Minutes - December 29th, 2017

Meeting Location: Mammoth Comics

Attending: Shannon (President?), Mac (President?), Jack (Treasurer? Vice President?), CJ (Secretary? Treasurer?), JayCee (Secretary under duress), Z, Kaz, CJ, Donna, Phil, Jenny.

Called to order : 6:59pm

Introductions of the group for the new member(s).

Old Business:

7:06 1. Newsletter - articles are due by Jan 6th, slackers. Editor for next quarter was picked: Donna. Z is to writer it, due April 6th. Quick review of printing options.
7:11 2. Ads - Segway! Ads in the newletter, pricing scheme, etc. We will do a recommended donation tier for ad sides. We can put ads in Gardner's. Jack going to make a QR code and ad for contest.
7:22 3. Transition - Shannon and Mac fought to the death... it was hillarious. Mac talked about a few things he wants done in the next year, including updating the website, facebook, etc. Updating all admin to all things. I streamlined the secretary and archiving because that's how I roll.

New Business:

7:28 1. Discussion of process of critque by proxy and donation tier.
7:35 2. Contest Judges, check out the contest page and make sure everything is correct. Get your bios in if you haven't.
7:37 3. OWFI Contest starts on Monday. Dazzle them. $30 entry fee. Read the rules. Messing up will not disqualify you, but it will affect your score.

Pieces for Discussion

7:38 1. Meat by Shanon

Clean Up/Adjournment : 8:02pm

[insert witty comment here]
-JayCee

Friday, December 22, 2017

Meeting Minutes - December 22nd, 2017

Meeting Location: Mammoth Comics

Attending: Adrean (V.P.), CJ (Secretary), Jack (Treasurer), JayCee, Eris, Z, Donna, Phil, Lee, Mac
Called to order 7:01 pm

Introductions for Phil and Lee!

Old Business:
1. Contest Follow-Up (Jack)
Jack has updated the Nevermore Edits website with the contest information; now all we need are committed judges for the contest! Let Z or Shannon know if you're interested. Again, Jack has agreed to be the administrator for the contest, and Eris will assist with that.

2. Reminder About January Outreach Basket (Adrean)
Bring your supplies for our January outreach basket by January 5th! Preferably winter-themed.
We already have college-ruled paper, pencils, almonds, tissues, and EXPO markers.
Things we should consider getting are popcorn, chips, hand sanitizer, luxuries, classroom decorations, and a container to put it all in!

3. Newsletter Sundries (Shannon)
Submit any articles you wish to have in the next newsletter by January 6th to treasury@nvmedits.com. The Editor of the Season is Shannon; the article will be written by Kaz.
If you have any hints or tricks for editing or writing, be sure to send them to Shannon.

New Business:
None.

Pieces for Discussion
7:16 Jordian Knights, Ch. 1&2 by Phil
8:29 Queen's Rogues, Issue 2, v.2 by Eris
9:18 Like You by Z

Clean Up/Adjournment 9:40 pm

Until next time, friends. Be safe!
~CJ

Meeting Minutes - December 15th, 2017

Meeting Location: Mammoth Comics

Attending: Shannon (President), Adrean (V.P.), CJ (Secretary), Jack (Treasurer), Eris, Mac, Kaz, Z, Ryan, Pattie
Called to order 6:58 pm

Old Business:
1. Committee Report
OWFI Committee (CJ)
CJ forgot to bring his notes from the OWFI meeting, but updated the group on a few things: OWFI is still looking for many contest sponsorships; we have our tables for the OWFI Banquet; we may consider sponsorship on the OWFI bags; and, thanks to Jack's efforts, OWFI will now offer free membership to full-time high school and college students (with documentation)!

2. Writing Competition (Z)
Jack has made our contest entry form!
Shannon is going to look into the contest rules and make sure they're on the up-and-up. After that, we should be ready.

3. Newsletter Sundries (Shannon)
Submit any articles you wish to have in the next newsletter by January 6th to treasury@nvmedits.com. The Editor of the Season is Shannon; the article will be written by Kaz.
If you have any hints or tricks for editing or writing, be sure to send them to Shannon.
We've received our stamps.com refund!

4. Outreach Basket (January)
We haven't sent an outreach basket to our adopted teacher lately, and we need to get back to that! We're collecting again, and we should have supplies by January 5th.
We already have college-ruled paper, pencils, almonds, tissues, and EXPO markers.
Things we should consider getting are popcorn, chips, hand sanitizer, luxuries, classroom decorations, and a container to put it all in!

New Business:
None.

Pieces for Discussion
7:10 The Raven on My Shoulder by Shannon
7:30 Give Me a Hand by Ryan

Clean Up/Adjournment 8:13 pm

Until next time, friends. Be safe!
~CJ

Monday, December 4, 2017

Meeting Minutes - December 1st

Meeting Location: Mammoth Comics

Attending: Shannon (President), CJ (Secretary), Jack (Treasurer), Eris, JayCee, Ryan, Mac, Z, Patti
Called to order 7:00 pm

Introductions for Patti!

Old Business:
1. Committee Report
OWFI Committee (Adrean - in absentia)
The next OWFI Board Meeting takes place on Sunday, December 10th. Jack, CJ, and provincially Mac will go to represent Nevermore.
The OWFI Writing Competition opens January 1st and closes February 1st. There is only one fee to submit as many pieces as you can, so be sure to give it a look!
We have confirmed to have our banquet tables for the 2018 OWFI Conference!
The next OWFI Virtual Workshop is scheduled for January 4th; Jennifer McMurrain will be presenting Confessions of a Contest Junkie: Tips and Tricks for Making Contests Work for You.

2. Writing Competition (Z)
We have our opening sentence for the flash fiction competition: "The raven cried out and silence answered."
Z is looking over the contest rules (and will appreciate help in that), while Jack is looking into creating a submission form that we can use for free using the Nevermore website and Paypal; he's volunteered to be the contest administrator in this case.
We're looking into the following: $5 entry fee, prizes for the top three winners (1st - $40, 2nd - $20, 3rd - $10), publication within the next Corvidae Courier, and printed certificates. The contest will be open from February 1st to April 1st.

3. Newsletter Sundries (Shannon)
Jack is cancelling our stamps.com subscription and going to get our
Submit any articles you wish to have in the next newsletter by January 6th to treasury@nvmedits.com.

New Business:
None.

Pieces for Discussion
7:20 Were-Strippers, Ch. 4-6 by Z

Clean Up/Adjournment 8:19 pm

Until next time, friends. Be safe!
~CJ