Board of Directors

Regular Meeting -- April 21, 2006

The Board of Directors held its regular monthly meeting at 2007 Bert Avenue, Austin, TX 78704, starting at 1:05 pm. The following directors (constituting a quorum of the full board) were present at the meeting: President Pam Latham (Oceanna) and Vice President Pam Chambers. The following directors were absent: Kathy Lee. Robert McGarey (Executive Director) was also present at the meeting.

Reading of Mission Statement and Approval of Minutes

The Mission Statement was read aloud at the beginning of the meeting. Minutes from the previous meeting were read aloud and approved.

President's Report

Nominating Committee. Oceanna said it's important for the Nominating Committee to become more active in nominating people to serve as board members, so we can expand the membership of the Board.

Executive Director's Report

Spirit of Healing Conference. We've been pulling all the loose ends for the conference together, and now are working mainly on letting people know about it. Currently we have about 15 tickets sold. Bob said that he hired Melissa Bullock as Conference Coordinator, and she is working 4 hours a day, 5 days a week at $8 per hour. She is mainly working on advertising right now, and is doing a great job.

Bingo. We are now part of a fully-functioning bingo unit. Took a lot of work, and now we get to reap the benefits.

Garage Repairs. There was probably a gas leak in the Garage apartment area, so we hired Magnum Plumbing to repair it. He did a great job, and now it will be more ready for the Archives if/when they are ready to refurbish it. We spent around $2,000 on the repairs.

Volunteer and/or Employee Help. Bob said that both he and Pam are feeling rather overwhelmed by all the things that need to be done, and that they are not accomplishing as many of them as they would like. There's a chicken and egg problem, because we need more workers to make more money, and more money to pay the workers. Volunteers would help. And even though things are tight, it's also important to recognize that we are doing better on the two biggest problems we've had in the past: answering the telephone and getting current financial statements to the Board.

Since there was no further business, the meeting adjourned at 2:43 pm.

Minutes submitted by Pam Chambers, Acting Secretary, April 21, 2006.