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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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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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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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 

Friday, November 2, 2018

Meeting Notes - November 2, 2018


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November 2, 2018

Meeting Location: Mammoth Comics

Meeting Called to Order: 7:02 p.m.

Attendance: Mac (President), Jack (VP), Adrean, Shannon, Jennifer, Ryan, Harvey, Amy, Kaz

Board Meeting Agenda

7:02 Harassment Emal – You can now send an email with your complaint to harassment@nvmedits.com. This email will be a mailing list that goes to all the members of the Harassment Committee: Donna, Adrean, Shannon, CJ, and Eris. If you have harassment issues, email the Harassment Committee at harassment@nvmedits.com

7:08 Hardesty Event – The event is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. We should be there as 12:30 p.m. We’ll be there talking about writing stuff at an event called Write On!

7:09 Shop Toiletries – We initially started holding meetings at Mammoth under the stipulation that we would provide toiletries such as toilet paper and paper towels. We have been meeting for over 2 years and have not done so yet. Eris bought some with her own money and will be reimbursed.

7:13 Membership Rules – Presently being worked on. We’re on Draft 2, but we will need a few more drafts. We will continue to work on it next week, and then we’ll talk more about it.

7:14 Critique: “So I Cried” by Amy.

Adjournment and Clean-Up: 7:45

Thanks for all the fish!
– Jack

Friday, October 26, 2018

Meeting Notes - October 26th, 2018


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October 26th, 2018

Meeting Location: Mammoth Comics
Meeting Called to Order:  7:01

Attendance: Jack (Veep), CJ (Treasurer), JayCee (Secretary), V, Donna, Ryan, Harvey, Amy

Board Meeting Agenda

  • 7:03 Committee Audit – Donna took the audit. She will contact chairs and work towards reorganizing committees.
  • 7:07 Membership – It would be advantageous of us to define membership in the bylaws. Definition to be developed by the current group, then later voted on.


Adjournment and Clean-Up: 7:43

[insert witty comment here]
-JayCee

Friday, October 19, 2018

Meeting Notes - October 19th, 2018

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October 19th, 2018

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

Attendance: Jack (Veep), CJ (Treasurer), JayCee (Secretary), V, Z, Amy, Malea, Adrean, Kaz,
Old Business:

1. 7:00 Committee Primer – Next week we will be reorganizing the committee system, who is
2. 7:03 Library Event – “Write On!” – Nov 3rd (1:00 to 4:30))– Nevermore Members will be presenting.

New Business:

Pieces for Discussion:

1. 7:09 It Was Me by Z
2. 7:33 Dances and Doorknobs by Malea
3. 8:13 Toxicity by Malea

Adjournment and Clean-Up: 8:34
[insert witty comment here]


-JayCee

Friday, October 12, 2018

Meeting Notes - October 12th, 2018

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September 28, 2018

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

Attendance: Mac (President), Jack (Veep), CJ (Treasurer), JayCee (Secretary), Phil, Donna, Eris, Ryan, Z, Adrean
Old Business:
1. No Old Business

New Business:
a. 7:01 OWFI Tables – Approved purchase of tables for next OWFI Conference.
b. 7:05 Leia tells Uncle Jack hello.
c. 7:05 OWFI Affiliates awards program.
d. 7:09 Leia tells Uncle Jack goodbye.
e. 7:12 November Library Event – Hardesty Library doing a mini-writing event for NaNoWriMo.

Pieces for Discussion:
1. 7:23 A Few Updates by Ryan (2P 326W)

Adjournment and Clean-Up: 7:37

[insert witty comment here]
-JayCee

Friday, October 5, 2018

Meeting Minutes - October 5th, 2018

Meeting Location: Mammoth Comics
Called to order 7:05 pm

Attending: Mac (President), Jack (V.P.), CJ (Treasurer), Donna, Eris, Shannon, Ryan, Adrean, Kaz, Malea, Lee

Old Business: 7:05
1. Newsletter: Articles for the newsletter are due Saturday, October 6th, at 11:59 pm. If you have the time and a good subject, write something up and send it to newsletter@nvmedits.com!

New Business: 7:09
1. Library NaNoWriMo Speakers: If you're interested in speaking at the library about NaNoWriMo next month, a meeting with Carissa is best arranged on a Wednesday evening. Let Adrean know when it works for you!

Pieces for Discussion
None!

Informal Write-in: 7:18

As always, until next time.
~CJ

Friday, September 28, 2018

Meeting Notes - September 28th, 2018

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September 28, 2018

Meeting Location: Mammoth Comics
Meeting Called to Order: 7:01

Attendance: Mac (President), Jack (Veep), CJ (Treasurer), JayCee (Secretary), Shannon, Phil, Donna, Ryan, Jenny, Amy, Z
Old Business:
1. 7:01 Newsletter – Deadline Oct 6th for anything you want to put in the next issue.

New Business:
1. 7:03 Fundraiser – Need to reform the Fundraising committee and strategize on a fundraiser for next year.
2. 7:11 Officer Elections – Election Results:
a. President: Jack
b. Vice President: Donna
c. Treasurer: CJ
d. Secretary: Eris

Pieces for Discussion:
1. 7:31 Red Knights Ch 5 & 6 by Phil

Adjournment and Clean-Up: 8:01

[insert witty comment here]
-JayCee

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Meeting Notes - September 21st, 2018

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

Attendance: Mac (President), CJ (Treasurer), Eris, Donna, Phil, Ryan, Z, A'isha

Old Business:
1. 7:00 Officer Elections – We have four members running. Elections are next week! If you intend to vote but cannot make it to the meeting, let Mac know ASAP!
2. 7:02 Newsletter – The editor of the quarter is Eris, written by CJ. Adrean is doing the feature article. Articles due by October 6th.

New Business:
None!

Pieces for Discussion:
1. 7:04 Red Knights Ch. 3.5-4 by Phil

7:16 Brief introductions for A'isha!

Adjournment and Clean-Up: 8:10
Be safe (and dry, and warm), friends!
- CJ

Friday, September 14, 2018

Meeting Notes - September 14, 2018

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August 24th, 2018

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

Attendance: Mac (President), Jack (Veep), CJ (Treasurer), JayCee (Secretary), Eris, Phil, Shannon, Ryan, Donna, Adrean, Kaz.
Old Business:
1. 7:00 Officer Elections – We have four members running. Elections is two weeks from now, Sept 28th.
2. 7:03 Newsletter – This quarter newsletter will be out next week. Next newsletter, the editor of the quarter is Eris, written by CJ. Adrean is doing the feature article. Articles due by October 6th.

New Business:
1. Ryan says he’s louder, but not as loud as he thinks he is.

Pieces for Discussion:
1. 7:06 Red Knights Ch 2.5 & 3 by Phil

Adjournment and Clean-Up: 7:53
[insert witty comment here]


-JayCee

Friday, August 24, 2018

Meeting Notes - August 24th, 2018


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August 24th, 2018

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

Attendance: Mac (President), CJ (Treasurer), JayCee (Secretary), Eris, Amy, Ryan, & Phil.

Old Business:
1.     7:00 OWFI Board Update

New Business:
1.     No New Business

Pieces for Discussion:
1.     7:03 The Travel Agent by Amy
2.     7:46 Sensitive by Amy

Adjournment and Clean-Up:  8:22
[insert witty comment here]
-JayCee