The Board of Directors held its regular meeting at 2007 Bert Avenue, Austin, Texas, 78704, starting at 3 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 Diane Luchild, and Executive Director Bob McGarey. Also in attendance were two guests, Tom Viets and Kim Iberg.
Minutes of the previous meeting (November 21, 2004) were read, amended and approved as follows: on page two, the paragraph under the heading "Mission Statement" should be rewritten as follows:
"Hopes and Dreams
Oceanna explained that a main focus of this retreat will be taking an initial stab at redefining our hopes and dreams for the Center. A couple of hours of extensive discussion followed, and board members placed their tentative ideas in their Board notebooks. At the end of the discussion, Oceanna thanked everyone for their contributions and suggested that we plan on working more on this topic and the mission statement at another retreat in March or May or June."
Diane Luchild reported that she had attended a course at ACC regarding Managing Volunteers. She gave a synopsis of what she had learned at the course.
Oceanna read a letter of resignation from Diane Luchild.
Pam Chambers reported that Thanksgiving was nice.
Tom Viets, the committee chair, reported that the goal was to have the Practitioner Room ready by Jan 1, 2005.
Owen reported that we have not yet taken out a $10,000 line of credit, but are still working on raising the money to deposit into the CD.
Owen reported the cottage is near completion and INACS will begin paying $400 in rent as of January 1, 2005.
Owen also reported that the people from the International Academy of Consciousness had requested to hold the next Consciousness Development Program course at the Center. He gave Bob a schedule of up-coming classes.
Tom Viets. Bob discussed Tom's half-time job at the Center, saying that his work has been very helpful.
Newsletters. Bob discussed the newsletters and the decision not to send out a 3 month calendar because of the costs.
Library. Bob announced that Miles wants to manage the Center's library. Bob stated that he would ask Miles for a more formal proposal to submit to the board.
Volunteers. Bob announced that the center had a new volunteer, Mary Glover.
Since there was no further business, the meeting adjourned at 5 pm.