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REAL DIAPER ASSOCIATION 2005 BOARD & EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE SUMMARIES OF MINUTES

The Real Diaper Association Board of Directors meets annually in April, as well as meeting throughout the year when necessary. The board follows parliamentary procedure. Since RDA does not have statutory voting members, the official minutes of board meetings are not public, but summaries of minutes follow.

The Executive Committee meets once a week in most circumstances and does not follow parliamentary procedure, but does work with an agenda, distributed minutes, and detailed task lists. Summaries of these meetings follow, also.


December 2, 2005
Weekly Meeting: Angelique, Heather, Lori, and Marie
Updates on Finances, Renewals, Members, Circles, E-Newsletter, Quarterly, Volunteers; Event listing on website; Advertising / Donation plan; Fundraising letters; Board; and Tasks.

October 20, 2005
Weekly Meeting: Heather, Lori, and Marie
Updates on Finances, Renewals, Circles, Quarterly sent, Volunteers; Advertising / Donation plan; and Tasks.

October 13, 2005
Weekly Meeting: Heather, Lori, and Marie
Updates on Finances, Renewals, Circles, Quarterly, Volunteers; Forums Done; Advertising / Donation plan; Event listing on website; Fundraising letters; and Tasks.

October 6, 2005
Weekly Meeting: Heather, Lori, and Marie
Updates on Finances, Renewals, Circles, Quarterly, Volunteers; Forum Collapse; Rash and Dryness Facts; Advertising / Donation plan; Event listing blog; and Tasks.

September 30, 2005
Weekly Meeting: Angelique, Heather, Lori, and Marie
Updates on Finances, Renewals, Circles, Quarterly, and Volunteers; Forum; Financial Goal for Income and Research; Mean, Lean Cloth Diaper Advocating Machine; Tasks; and New Meeting Time.

September 16, 2005
Weekly Meeting: Angelique, Heather, and Lori
Updates on Finances, Renewals, E-newsletter, Circles, Quarterly, and Volunteers; Financial Goal for Income and Research; Mean, Lean Cloth Diaper Advocating Machine; and Tasks.

August 25, 2005
Weekly Meeting: Angelique, Heather, and Lori
Update Finances, Renewals, Circles, Quarterly, Volunteers, Board, Seed Money, California Association of Nonprofits, Task Review.

August 18, 2005
Weekly Meeting: Angelique, Heather, Marie, and Lori
Update Finances, Wildly Important Goal: Print Volunteers, Accountant, Circles, Renewals, Annual Calendar, Nonprofit Postage, Task Review.

August 11, 2005
Anniversary Meeting: Angelique, Heather, Marie, and Lori
Update Finances, Update Membership, Update Circles, Anniversary, Wildly Important Goal: Volunteers, Task Review.

August 4, 2005
Weekly Meeting: Angelique, Heather, Marie, and Lori
Update Finances, Update Membership, Update Circle / Leader conversation, Focus on Volunteers, Committee Work, Renewal Encouragement, Task Review.

July 28, 2005
Weekly Meeting: Angelique, Heather, Marie, and Lori
Update Finances, Update Membership, Update Quarterly, Selling items for fundraising - taxes, Time Crunches and Exits Plans, Committee Work, Tasks.

July 21, 2005
Weekly Meeting: Angelique, Heather, Marie, and Lori
Update Finances, Update Membership, Circle / Leader talk coming up, Heather's Dream of Organizing, Fundraising - grantwriting and fundraiser, Planners, Tasks.

July 14, 2005
Weekly Meeting: First Year Summary: Angelique, Heather, Marie, and Lori Tax Exemption, Circle Plan, Quarterly Jobs, Programs: Educational Campaigns, Programs: Research, Membership, Membership Cards, Job Titles, Carry Over remaining items.

July 7, 2005
Weekly Meeting: First Year Summary: Angelique, Heather, Marie, and Lori
Meeting with SCORE mentor, Yahoo safety, website Resource Center, Media Kits, Online Library, adding dynamic content, and review of original website plan.

June 30, 2005
Weekly Meeting: First Year Summary: Angelique, Heather, Marie, and Lori
Corporate Records, Minutes, Annual Reports, Insurance, Program: Organizers, Program: Meetings, Program: Publications: Quarterly, Program: Publications: Brochures/Campaigns; the rest carried over to next week.

June 15, 2005
Weekly Meeting: Angelique, Heather, Marie, and Lori
Updates, New chat, Leaders, Real Nappy Week, Member-proposed projects, Hosting, Tasks.

June 3, 2005
Weekly Meeting: Angelique, Heather, Marie, and Lori
Updates, Marketing proposal, Leaders, Member Benefits, Financial Docs, National/International Alliances, Tasks.

May 27, 2005
BOARD MEETING: Angelique, Heather, Marie, and Lori
Roll call; approval of minutes; election of Kim Pekin to board of directors; no planned meetings; Adjourn.

May 27, 2005
Executive Committee: Heather, Angelique, Lori
Updates; mini-websites for Circles; exit planning; expanding umbrella; market benefits of RDA; volunteer plan; open submissions for Quarterly articles; financial statements online; infringement again; Real Nappy Week - June; Circle finances; tasks.

May 20, 2005
Executive Committee: Heather, Angelique, Lori
Nonviolent Communication, UK Nappy Report (media contacts), Board Meeting minutes for the public (message from lawyer), Circles (policy dialogue), Business Plan, Market benefits of RDA, Volunteer Plan (contact all for input), Tasks

April 26, 2005
Executive Committee: Heather and Angelique
Updates, Tax Exempt Status, Scripting, Meeting Schedule, Tasks

ANNUAL BOARD MEETING
April 1, 2005
Board Members: Heather, Angelique, Marie, and Lori
Roll Call; Minutes approved; Reports filed: Chairperson on Circles, Treasurer on Finances; Secretary on website promotion; Chairperson appointed committees: Insurance and Risk Management (Tracy - chair, Heather, Angelique), Policy Development (Lori - chair, Marie), Finance (Angelique - chair, Heather, Tracy, Marie), Publicity (Heather - chair, Tracy, Lori), and Green Committee (Marie - chair, Angelique, Lori); No prejudice policy conflict with green committee?, discussion moved to e-mail; Nomination of new directors (6 nominated), Vote, four accepted; Resignation of Rose read, Vote, accepted; Need for procedure manual (Mac Truck handbook- as in, if anyone is hit by a Mac Truck, the rest can carry on without them); Minutes in Word, please; no further business; no board meetings scheduled, but regular Friday meetings continue, with all board members welcome; Adjourn.

March 25, 2005
Executive Committee: Heather, Angelique, Lori
Updates, Insurance, Merchant Account, NVC books through Powell's, Report of links to website, Test chat client for large meetings, Tasks

March 18, 2005
Executive Committee: Heather, Angelique, Lori
Updates, Add to diaper facts, Mac Truck policy book, Plan for new members, Tasks

March 18, 2005
BOARD MEETING: Heather, Angelique, Tracy, and Lori
Roll Call; Signatories for RDA bank accounts, board needs to adopt resolution specifying signatories, distributed resolution is adopted, Vote; document is scanned by Angelique and sent to Heather, who signs, scans and sends to Lori, who signs, scans, and sends to Angelique; Angelique will take signed document to bank to open our account; no further business; Adjourn.

March 11, 2005
Executive Committee: Heather, Angelique, Lori
Updates, Lori contacting all leaders, Earth Day: press release and instructions, Membership cards, letter from lawyer on tax exempt, Tasks

March 4, 2005
Executive Committee: Heather, Angelique, Lori
Busy Week, Updates, Bank needs corporate resolution, Earth Day: cafe press, postcards, media pack, Illustrator (transfer license to Heather), Statement about "All Cloth Diapers," Tasks

February 25, 2005
Executive Committee: Heather, Angelique, Lori
Update (members, finances), Adobe Flip Flop, Circles (new plan to Leaders, for website), Earth Day (advocacy items), Tasks

February 24, 2005
BOARD MEETING: Executive Committee: Heather, Angelique, and Lori
Roll Call; Election of Secretary (Heather Sanders) to sign documents today; no further business; Adjourn.

February 18, 2005
BOARD MEETING: Executive Committee: Heather, Angelique, and Lori
Order, Roll Call, Article V Section 2. (a), Election to Board-Tracy Collins and Marie DiCocco, Vote; Request formal letter of resignation from Rose; Trademark still in application
( http://tarr.uspto.gov/servlet/tarr?regser=serial&entry=78543608&action=Request+Status ); Adjourn

February 13, 2005
Executive Committee: Heather, Angelique, Lori
Updates (finances, scripting), Memberships (multiple businesses), Seed Program (create package of information only), Product/Style endorsements (NO), Volunteer Opportunity listings online, Curriculum (wait for a volunteer), Diapers in the News, Board Mtg plan, Newsletter (add "All Cloth Diapers" statement), Tasks

January 29, 2005
Executive Committee: Heather, Angelique, Rose, and Lori
Wildly Important Goal Meeting: Real Diaper Circles
State of Circles and Leaders, Importance of Circles, Relation to Mission, Past plan, Brilliant new ideas, Vision of future, Responsibilities break down into tasks, Define differences in affiliations, Change application process (emphasize voice), address finances when plan has solidified.

January 20, 2005
Executive Committee: Heather, Angelique, Rose, and Lori
Refund request by member, Canadian Seed Program, info@ address (who?), board discussion group, Updates (finances, Circles, Members), Review of previous meetings, Tasks

January 13, 2005
Executive Committee: Heather, Angelique, Rose, and Lori
Jobs and Big Questions Meeting
Quick business, Why big questions, Addressing RDA mission?, Professionalizing our positions, How jobs shake down (Governance - board, officers; Management - executive director, communications, organizer; Technician - Editor, Webmaster, Researcher), Duties, How to address mission in coming year, Goals for year from each: Angelique (Circles, paid employee, activism), Heather (dynamic website, news feed, action alerts, conference 2006), Lori (develop policies, develop governance, hold team together, Earth Day campaign).

January 6, 2005
Executive Committee: Heather, Angelique, Rose, and Lori
Review (Goal: Circles, Publicity, Newsletter, Quarterly, Jobs, Curriculum), Tasks, Service Mark infringement, E-mails bouncing, Quarterly, Newsletter, Shipping, Job Titles, Budget, Board Members, Scripting mini-websites, Canadian Seed Program, Big Questions to address (addressed mission?), Job chart, Earth Day campaign.

January 6, 2005
Director and Chairperson: Rose and Lori
Standardizing and professionalizing roles, maintain collective. Create job chart and flow chart.

 

 

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