Board of Directors

Regular Meeting -- July 13, 2003

The Board of Directors held its regular meeting at 2007 Bert Avenue, Austin, Texas, 78704, starting at 1:39 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 Matthew Riley, Secretary Owen McAleer, board members Miles Lewis and Oceanna. Executive Director Bob McGarey was also present. Treasurer Tommie Reeves and board member Doug Mullins were absent.

Approval of Minutes

Minutes of the previous meeting (June 8, 2003) were handed out and approved with a minor change: In the executive director's report, there was a typing error in the Finance section. The last sentence should read "...we must pay it off..." rather than "...we must pay if off..."

President's Report.

Matthew reported that his prospect for help with marketing, Jim Brattenberg, and his wife visited the Center and are considering becoming members. Matthew also suggested that everyone present become members of the fund-raising committee and that there would not be a chairman. He suggested that the committee be a "committee of the whole."

Executive Director's Report.

Art Show. Bob reported that the July 11th open house and art show brought in approximately 90 people. Bob said that people were impressed, some paintings were sold, and Steve Dodds talked about moving the office for New Texas to the Center.

Finances. Bob reported that the finance committee held a meeting and came up with a plan to raise money by holding a summer sale on services. If anyone buys a certificate for $200, they will receive $300 worth of services. Owen is calling people to let them know about this great deal. Also, a discussion ensued regarding money held in reserve by the accountant for bingo expenses. Bob agreed to call her to discuss getting a check for the amount over $15,000. Also, utilities are now under commercial rates. This should help reduce our bill.

New Business

Oceanna suggested that we think about organizing a retreat away from the center.

Meeting adjourned at 3:20 p.m.

Minutes submitted by Owen McAleer, Secretary, July 30, 2003.