Board of Directors

Regular Meeting -- July 28, 2006

The Board of Directors held its regular monthly meeting at 2007 Bert Avenue, Austin, TX 78704, starting at 1 pm. The following directors (constituting a quorum of the full board) were present at the meeting: President Pam Latham (Oceanna), Vice President and Treasurer Pam Chambers, and Secretary Kathy Lee. No directors were absent. Robert McGarey (Executive Director) and Larry and Rebekah Spector were 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. The following changes were approved: To change Kathy Lee's board position in the minutes from Treasurer to Secretary. The minutes were then approved as amended.

President's Report

Dr. Gladys on Oprah! Oceanna stated that she wants to make sure that if Bob does a lot of work on the task of getting Dr. Gladys on Oprah, that he and/or the Center would be compensated for it financially. Extensive discussion followed on ways to make that happen. Bob said that $17,500 was built into the project budget for Administrative Fees so that would provide the financial support that was needed. Oceanna wanted to ensure that everyone who donated knew that their money was going directly to the project.

Executive Director's Report

Energy Level. Bob reported that he is tired right now, and that with J.P. Smith leaving his post in Marketing and Development it makes it difficult to keep up with all of his tasks. However, Pam and Theresa Robinson have been working out very well, and he is grateful for that. Larry and Rebekah Spector volunteered to help out in any way they can.

Cruise. Bob and Oceanna met with a travel agent who proposed a fundraising cruise for the Center. They are intrigued by the idea, but are not sure how we can get the minimum number of people (16) that would be necessary for it to be financially feasible.

Artist Membership. Bob said that he likes the idea of an artist-related membership, but that he thinks it would be better to simply expand the benefits of regular members to include art-related benefits. It was unanimously

RESOLVED, that Bob be empowered to write up policies that will incorporate the new benefits for artists into our normal membership benefits.

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

Minutes submitted by Kathy Lee, Secretary, July 28, 2006.