2016 Annual Meeting Minutes

  1. Call to Order
  2. Minutes from last meeting plus Introductions of people in attendance. Minutes were posted online and on list.
  3. Treasurer’s Report — we have money.
  4. AnimeIowa Report (July 29-31, 2016) (Coralville Marriott)
    1. Pre-Registration count is currently about 2,054 attendees, expect total of about 4,000 with at the door registrations.
    2. Cost at the door will be $60.
    3. Moving to Des Moines in 2018.
  5. ICON Report (#41 October 28-30, 2016) (Cedar Rapids Marriott)
    1. Working on a Children’s Programming Track, Harry Potter Children’s LARP.
    2. Online T-shirt orders will be available soon.
  6. Gamicon Report (February 24-26, 2017) (Cedar Rapids Marriott)
    1. Tim is working on guest of honor.
  7. Old Business
    1. TrekFest, June 24-25, 2016 in Riverside Iowa.
      1. We have 2 tables.
      2. This is the 32nd year of Trek Fest.
  8. New Business
    1. Kirk Con (Riverside, 1 day con in the Riverside Casino).
      1. Tentative date is Sunday October 2, 2016.
      2. Planning costumes, games, vendors.
      3. Mindbridge will probably have a table in vendor area.
    2. Proposal for new square card reader (Jon) (Handout).
      1. Moved, seconded and passed to purchase a new square reader that can accept chip cards, to see how it works.
      2. Cost expected to be about $87.00.
      3. First use will be at AnimeIowa Registration.
    3. Board Member Nomination and Vote.
      1. Dennis Lynch said he was not running for re-election but will continue handing email to info at mindbridge dot org for us.
      2. Nominees were Michelle Weinard-McKibben and Katie Heckel.
      3. Ballets were collected, counted, and Katie Heckel is the new board member.
  9. Meeting adjourned for Food and Fun. Our thanks to Michelle Weinard-McKibben and her minion Mark for arranging the food.

Next Meeting: Wednesday July 6, 2016 at Denny Lynch’s house