August 2017 Minutes

MB Minutes August 2, 2017, 7 PM, Arc of Southeast Iowa

  1. Call to Order
  2. Minutes – reading waived, posted online
  3. Treasurer’s Report: we have lots more money than last month but AI bills have not been paid yet
  4. Convention Reports
    1. AnimeIowa
      1. Went OK overall, issues were dealt with as they happened
      2. Post mortem meeting Saturday Sep 9
      3. New Registration worked great at the convention although it needs new wheels and a better way to get into and out of the truck.
      4. Gridwall in locker needs to be redone.
    2. ICON
      1. T-shirts are for sale on the web site (click through to Offworld Designs and pick up at ICON as Demicon has been doing very successfully)
      2. Need someone to get donations
      3. Board OK’ed ConCom 42 to do planning for 43 as there is not a ConCom bid for 43 yet
      4. Programming is making great progress, preliminary grid is done
      5. Blood Bank will be at ICON Saturday 10am-2pm
      6. Next ICON Staff meeting Saturday Aug 19 at 1:30 PM, Coralville Public Library
    3. Gamicon
      1. Still working on GOH for Gamicon 2018, have possible GOH for 2019
      2. Next staff meeting Sunday Aug 27 at North Liberty Pizza Ranch, 6 pm for food and 6:30 for meeting
  5. Other Projects
    1. Game Library
      1. Friday August 4 – Flashpoint Fire and Rescue, 5 pm, The Hobby Corner Iowa City
      2. At AnimeIowa had 394 checkouts, 51 unique users, one small game missing
    2. Book Group: Monday August 21, 6 pm, Scooters Coffee, Sorcerer to the the Crown by Zen Cho
    3. Video Game Library: Lots of use at AI
  6. Old Business
    1. Pens
      1. AnimeIowa – paid for and in use at AI
      2. ICON – Moved, seconded and passed to purchase more ICON pens same as last year. John Johnson will contact Robin for ordering.
    2. Re-keying storage lockers – Adam will investigate options
    3. Bags – Michele M will talk to The Hobby Corner about ordering more bags, maybe purple this time
    4. Brief discussion about clubhouse, deferred to next meeting
  7. New Business
    1. Volunteering, staffing and being overworked oh my…(AI)
    2. Concern about overworking some volunteers, understaffed
    3. Sunday Sep 24, Star Trek Discovery at Denny’s house? Costs $6 a month for CBS All Access. Discussed, will be decided on at Sep 6 meeting.
    4. moved, seconded and passed for a $80 budget for shelving storage lets – Steve Taid
    5. Total Solar Eclipse on Monday Aug 21 at about 1 pm, should be 90% blocked in Iowa City, total in northern Missouri and southern Illinois.
    6. Reminder to people that things we buy belong to Mindbridge whether purchased by Mindbridge, by Mindbridge doing business as AnimeIowa, Mindbridge doing business as Gamicon or Mindbridge doing business as ICON.

Next meeting September 6, 2017 at Denny Lynch’s home, 7 PM (board at 6 pm)

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