Board of Directors

Regular Meeting -- February 20, 2005

The Board of Directors held its regular meeting at 2007 Bert Avenue, Austin, Texas, 78704, starting at 1 pm and began with a reading of the mission statement. The following directors (constituting a quorum of the full board) were present at the meeting: President Pam Latham (Oceanna), Vice President Pam Chambers, Secretary Owen McAleer, board member Kathy Lee and Executive Director Bob McGarey.

Approval of Minutes

Minutes of the previous meeting (December 12, 2004) were read, amended and approved as follows: Under the Vice President's report add: "Many volunteers contributed to the success of the Thanksgiving celebration."

President's Report

Oceanna announced the if members wish to communicate with the board of directors, the member should come to the next board meeting and address the board in person, or write a letter that would be read aloud at the board meeting.

Vice President's Report

No report

Repairs Committee Report

No report

Finance Committee Report

Owen reported that we have obtained our $10,000 line of credit based on our $10,000 CD as collateral. We borrowed $2,500 from Marcus Barnes for one year at 6% interest. The balance of the $10,000 or $7,500 came from our bingo account. The finance committee proposed that we make monthly payments on the line of credit that equal 1/12 of the outstanding balance.

Miles Lewis Addresses the Board

Miles made a proposal that the Anomaly Archives catalog our library of books in return for an expanded partnership between the Center and the Archives. The board accepted Miles' offer in principal subject to Miles providing a written proposal.

Miles also addressed the board regarding a garage sale and other outdoor activities. The result of the discussion was that Miles would inform the board as to what he needs regarding garage cleaning and by what date.

Executive Director's Report

Bob announced that:

  1. Healthy Living Resource Guide is now minimally functional.
  2. Profit and Loss statements are not ready.
  3. Angela has been working around the center and is currently working toward getting practitioner one ready.
  4. Lia and Oceanna donated money to buy a used 1999 Chrysler Cirrus car.
  5. Sewer is clogged but being worked on. The repair could cost anywhere from $1,000 to $4,000 depending on whether we have to dig up the patio slab.
  6. Our tree man, Bill, has told us we need to cut down an infected tree which would require the patio roof coming down also.
  7. Bob passed out a tentative new Mission Statement: "The Human Potential Center is committed to tapping the Creativity, Love and Playfulness of the Human Spirit through a variety of services that improve relationships, enhance creative thinking and promote physical and emotional wellness. We believe this is one of the best ways to produce a healthier, happier, and more peaceful world." It was unanimously

    RESOLVED, that we adopt the new mission statement as a tentative statement

  8. Bob discussed and recommended bringing in Mary Glover as an Associate for Intuitive Counseling. It was unanimously

    RESOLVED, that we approve Bob's recommendation to make Mary Glover an Associate.

  9. Bob and Owen discussed with the board bringing Bill Tiller to Austin for a Friday night lecture and Saturday workshop. INACS has agreed to sponsor ($1,500) the Friday night lecture by paying for Bill's airplane ticket, hotel room (Thursday through Sunday), Friday night venue, and advertising The Center will be responsible for Bill's $2,000 honorarium and all costs for the Saturday/Sunday workshop.

    Since there was no further business, the meeting adjourned at 3 pm.

    Minutes submitted by Owen McAleer, Secretary, February 27, 2005.