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


 7:17 – Operation Stochastic by Harvey

Adjournment and Clean-Up: 7:59

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