1. Treasurer’s Report (Jon)
    1. Down $1,300, because bills were paid
    2. Budget Fiscal year 2024 passed with no tears.
    3. Final Budgets for Cons (Required)
      1. need to be done 60 days after event is done
        1. All bills paid
        2. All books done
        3. Books shared with Treasurer of Mindbridge and Board of Directors
  2. IT Officer (Tony)
    1. Laptops distributed at Gamicon
    2. Adobe Express (Adobe Lite)- Used if needed to print Canva type products. Cloud Based. $120/year (Tony will look into it)
    3. Laptops to delivered to Tank at AnimeIowa Meeting
  3. Storage Manager (Pat)
    1. No updates at this time.
    2. Looking at shelving and Storage place in Tifton
  4. Convention Reports-All conventions are looking for additional help.
    1. AnimeIowa (July 26th – 28th, 2024)
      1. Staff Meeting Sat April 13th at the Hyatt in Coralville 2-4pm, online and in person.
        1. Book/manga swap at the meeting
        2. Locker inventory after the Meeting
          1. If attending the ICON meeting any requests for inventory please email those to Lost
      2. Hotel all sold out
      3. Bid for 2025 needs to be submitted by May
      4. If interested in volunteering, staff or have other questions contact: execs@animeiowa.com
    2. ICON (Oct 18-20th, 2024)
      1. Staff Meeting Sat April 13th at the Hyatt in Coralville 4-5pm, online and in person.
      2. Tony is now administration for Website
      3. Pre-Reg is open now. Here
      4. Wylde Nept is back for this Convention
      5. Looking at John Scalzi for Guest of Honor for ICON50
      6. Adam B. joined ConCom
      7. Bid for 2025 needs to be submitted by August
      8. If interested in staff or have other questions contact: concom@iowa-icon.com
      9. If interested in Volunteering contact: volunteering@iowa-icon.com
    3. Gamicon (Feb 28-March 2nd, 2025)
      1. Post Mortem Staff Meeting is Saturday April 14th at Tim’s House at 271 Wiley Blvd NW Cedar Rapids, IA and online (Gamicon Discord) at 6:30pm
      2. Over $5K profit made at Gamicon
      3. If interested in volunteering, staff or have other questions contact: info@gamicon.org
  5. Other Projects
    1. Game Library
      1. Game Audit -Sat June 1st 10am till done at the ARC Lunch will be provided.
      2. Local Gaming Conventions:
        1. Sat April 6th EICC Eastern Iowa Convention in Davenport 10am- 4pm
        2. Sat April 6th RodCon at UNI in Cedar Falls
    2. Video Game Library
      1. Game Library Audit: Sunday April 14th at the ARC at 11am. Meet at the locker at 10:30am.
      2. Auction Starting April 6th on Mindbridge Discord: Video Game Library Channel Link Here
      3. Need assistance with running Video Game Library please contact Adam
    3. TrekFest– Steve Tait
      1. Making plan for the Fest
      2. Mama Yaya is donating her truck for the parade.
      3. June 27-29th Website Here
      4. If interested please contact Steve at stevenkeithtait@gmail.com
    4. Book Group
      1. Thursday April 25th we will be discussing Alif the Unseen By G Willow Wilson. At Panera on Edgewood Rd in Cedar Rapids at 6pm.
      2. Thursday May 23rd will be a general discussion covering the books that we have read and those we would like to read.
    5. Anybody wanting to become Mindbridge Members: n/a
    6. Old Business: If there are any problems or questions address them to Robin from now until May 1st meeting Email mindbridge-bod@googlegroups.com
    7. New Business
      1. Charity Donation match from Mindbridge per Convention (up to $100): Each Convention must request from the Mindbridge Treasurer
      2. Scottish Rite: GameDay in Cedar Rapids 9am-7pm on April 20th, 616 A Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
      3. Mindbridge Membership Meeting: Saturday May 18th at Noon at the Penticoff House in 6914 Amhurst Dr SW, Cedar Rapids.
        1. Sandwiches, Chips, Drinks, and Desserts will be provided.
        2. Games will be there (ie. Bags, large Jenga, ect.)
        3. Board Member Position (Tony’s) will be voted on
      4. Recommended Movies
        1. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire
        2. Ghostbusters Frozen Empire

Next meeting will be Wed May 1st @ 7pm online and at the Penticoff house 6914 Amhurst Dr Cedar Rapids, IA

Mindbridge Meeting Minutes March 6th, 2024

  1. Treasurer’s Report (Jon): Up $4956.38.
  2. IT Officer (Tony): Laptops handed out at Gamicon
  3. Storage Manager (Pat): N/a
  4. Convention Reports – All conventions are looking for additional help.
    1. AnimeIowa (July 26th – 28th, 2024)
      1. Meeting 3/9 at the Hyatt in Coralville,IA 2-4pm online and in person
      2. April 17th or 7th Locker Inventory
      3. Workshop writing the Resume
      4. Staff Hotel block opens 3/18-3/28 Sheril has a staff list to the hotel.
        1. Contacts need to be done by email
      5. Bid for 2025 needs to be submitted by May
      6. If interested in volunteering, staff or have other questions contact: execs@animeiowa.com
    2. ICON (Oct 18-20th, 2024)
      1. Meeting 3/9 at the Hyatt in Coralville, IA 4-5pm online and in person
      2. Patch needs help with updating Social Media
      3. Updating Wiki with department
      4. Game Library-Suggesting moving to Waterloo Room
      5. If interested in staff or have other questions contact: concom@iowa-icon.com
      6. If interested in Volunteering contact: volunteering@iowa-icon.com
    3. Gamicon (Feb 28-March 2nd, 2025)
      1. 654 plus attendees. (a new High)
      2. Working on final budget
      3. 300 tables of games
      4. Postmortem on April 14th at Tim’s Place 271 Wiley Blvd NW Cedar Rapids, IA and online (Discord)
      5. If interested in volunteering, staff or have other questions contact: info@gamicon.org
  5. Other Projects
    1. Game Library – Michele
      1. 495 Checkouts at Gamicon 90 play to wins
      2. Boop with 13 checkouts
      3. Abducktion 8 checkouts
      4. Aqua was very popular
      5. Issues with OneDrive working offline then over writing it
      6. Jim Castleberry has stepped down and is moving to Charity
      7. Amanda Bowersox has stepped up as Co-Chair
      8. Game inventory in June at the ARC
      9. Digsaw Game Demo 3/9 4pm – Close at Geek City in Iowa City
    2. Video Game Library
      1. Happened at Gamicon
      2. 221 videogame check 177 hours of gaming
      3. Switch is the most common consol
      4. Some consoles will be sold during the year (Full List with be given next month)
      5. Approval given for expenditure for the Steam Deck
      6. Need assistance with running Video Game Library please contact Adam
    3. TrekFest – Steve Tait
      1. Making plan for the Fest
      2. Bonnie Gordan will be GoH (Voice Actor)
      3. Cosplay Contest on Sat
      4. June 27-29th Website Here
      5. If interested please contact Steve at stevenkeithtait@gmail.com
    4. Book Group: Thursday March 7th will be a general discussion covering the books that we have read and those we would like to read. At Panera on Edgewood Rd in Cedar Rapids at 6pm.
      1. Thursday April 25th we will be discussing Alif the Unseen By G. Willow Wilson
  6. Anybody wanting to become Mindbridge Members: n/a
  7. Old Business
    1. Treasurer’s Retreat March 16th 1-4pm at the Penticoff house. Please have any proposals for expend
    2. If there are any problems or questions address them to Tony from now until April 3rd meeting Email mindbridge-bod@googlegroups.com
  8. New Business: n/a

Next meeting will be Wed April 3rd@ 7pm online and at the ARC in Iowa City ARC 2401 Towncrest Dr 2401 Iowa City, IA. Across the street from the church of the Nazarene, two blocks from the old building.

Mindbridge SuperCommittee Meeting at Gamicon Arsenic

  1. Treasurer’s Report (Jon)
  2. IT Officer (Tony)
    1. Laptops distributed
      1. Icon – Brian An
  3. Storage Manager (Pat): Investigating UHAUL storage facility
  4. Convention Reports – All conventions are looking for additional help.
    1. Gamicon (Next Gamicon Feb 23-25, 2024)
      1. If interested in volunteering, staff or have other questions contact: info@gamicon.org
    2. AnimeIowa (July 26th – 28th, 2024)
      1. Bid for 2025 needs to be submitted by May
      2. If interested in volunteering, staff or have other questions contact: execs@animeiowa.com
    3. ICON (Oct 18-20th, 2024)
      1. If interested in staff or have other questions contact: concom@iowa-icon.com
      2. If interested in Volunteering contact: volunteering@iowa-icon.com
  5. Other Projects
    1. Game Library – Michele
    2. Video Game Library
      1. Need assistance with running Video Game Library please contact Adam
    3. TrekFest – Steve Tait
      1. June 27-29th Website Here
      2. We need to get together
    4. Book Group: Thursday March will be a general discussion covering the books that we have read and those we would like to read. At Panera on Edgewood Rd in Cedar Rapids at 6pm.
      1. Thursday April we will be discussing Alif the Unseen By G. Willow Wilson
  6. Anybody wanting to become Mindbridge Members: Willis Buckles
  7. Old Business
    1. If there are any problems or questions address them to Jenny from now until March 6th meeting Email mindbridge-bod@googlegroups.com
  8. New Business
    1. Original Jurassic Park, Marcus Theater, Mar 17 or 20
    2. Boon Community Theater starting monthly game nights
    3. Masonic Temple is running monthly board game nights

Next meeting will be Wed March 6th @ 7pm online and at the Penticoff House 6914 Amhurst Dr SW Cedar Rapids, IA

Mindbridge Meeting Minutes Feb 7th, 2024

  1. Treasurer’s Report (Jon): Up $4K
  2. IT Officer (Tony)
    1. Laptop bags here and some of them handed out
    2. SignWe are planning to engage the $12/month plan unless objections are raised by con execs
  3. Storage Manager (Pat): n/a
  4. Convention Reports – All conventions are looking for additional help.
    1. Gamicon (Next Gamicon Feb 23-25, 2024)
      1. Feb 17th 1pm at the Bowersox 6420 Wolf Creek Trail, Cedar Rapids, IA
      2. Mindbridge Meeting at Gamicon Sunday 25th at 11am
      3. Pre-Reg end on Saturday Feb 17th
      4. Load out will be Thursday Feb 22nd 5pm Meeting at Coralville Mall Food Court
      5. 395 pre-regs, 76 benefactors
      6. 278 scheduled events
      7. Sign up for events starts tomorrow. Here
      8. Play the Old Lace Investigation Clue game at the Convention.
      9. Investigator packages (250 packet) at the Reg desk.
      10. If interested in volunteering, staff or have other questions contact: info@gamicon.org
    2. AnimeIowa (July 26th – 28th, 2024)
      1. Bid for 2025 needs to be submitted by May
      2. Staff Meeting at the Hyatt Coralville and online 2-5 pm, Feb 10th Potluck and White Elephant exchange after meeting
      3. Getting more Guests
      4. Resumes need to May turned back into Staff meeting
      5. If interested in volunteering, staff or have other questions contact: execs@animeiowa.com
    3. ICON (Oct 18-20th, 2024)
      1. Staff Meeting Feb 10th at Penticoff House 6914 Amhurst Dr SW Cedar Rapids, Ia and online
      2. We are getting everything together
      3. If interested in staff or have other questions contact: concom@iowa-icon.com
      4. If interested in Volunteering contact: volunteering@iowa-icon.com
  5. Other Projects
    1. Game Library – Michele
      1. 90 plus games to Play to Win
      2. List of games that will be at Gamicon Lists
    2. Video Game Library
      1. Needs a few people during Gamicon to help out and to give Adam breaks.
      2. Need assistance with running Video Game Library please contact Adam
    3. TrekFest – Steve Tait
      1. June 27-29th Website Here
      2. We need to get together
      3. Float in the Parade
      4. Looking for Cosplayers
      5. Please contact Steve at stevenkeithtait@gmail.com
    4. Book Group: Thursday Feb 8th Midnight Library by Matt Haig At Panera on Edgewood Rd in Cedar Rapids at 6pm.
      1. Thursday March 7th will be a general discussion covering the books that we have read and those we would like to read.
    5. Anybody wanting to become Mindbridge Members: Samantha Karels
  6. Old Business
    1. If there are any problems or questions address them to Amanda from now until March 6th meeting Email mindbridge-bod@googlegroups.com
  7. New Business
    1. Treasurer’s Retreat March 16th at 1pm-4pm at the Penticoff House and online.

Next meeting will be Wed March 6th @ 7pm online and Penticoff House 6914 Amhurst Dr Sw Cedar Rapids, IA