January 2020 Minutes

Mindbridge Meeting Minutes Wednesday January 8, 2020 at The ARC of SE Iowa

  1. Call to Order
  2. Minutes – posted online, reading waived
  3. Treasurer’s Report – up $11K from last month
  4. Convention Reports
    1. Gamicon
      1. Will be at Quad Con on Sunday Jan 26 at the Cedar Rapids Marriott
      2. Doing t-shirts, hoodies and long sleeve, available for pre-order on http://gamicon.org (click on Attend, Get Merch)
      3. GM parties Sat Jan 11 at Hobby Corner in Iowa City, Sat Jan 12 in Cedar Rapids
      4. Meeting Sat Jan 11, 3 pm at Hobby Corner in Iowa City
      5. Need ICON and AI ads for program book by end of January
    2. AnimeIowa
      1. Meeting Sat Jan 11, 2 pm at Coralville Marriott
    3. ICON
      1. Moving web site to same server as Mindbridge.org
      2. Will do special student rate of $30 with current student ID
      3. Most staff is continuing
      4. Working on GOHs
      5. Feb Meeting with Be Feb 15th Starting at 1:30 and planned to end at 3:30, at the Willow room (off the bar area) at the Marriott in CR.
  5. Other Projects
    1. Game Library – no game for January. The Game Library has been rented to the Coralville Public Library for three game days, if anyone is available to help with running checkout and/or teaching games please let Michele Maakestad know. The January event was well attended.
      1. Saturday Feb 1, 9:30-4:30. Event runs 10-4
      2. Saturday March 7, 9:30-4:30. Event runs 10-4
      3. Want flyers for ICON and AnimeIowa
    2. Book Group: Monday Jan 13th, 6 pm, Panera South Side, Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake.
    3. Video Game Library: Doing good, looking for a third person
  6. Old Business
    1. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
    2. AnimeIowa 2021 bid: will get feedback from AI staff, submit in February and vote in March
  7. New Business
    1. Gamicon Zinc (2021) bid: accepted, will be voted on at the February meeting
    2. Next month – will be discussing First Robotics / Children of the Corn #107 sponsorship
    3. Al Cram asked to become a Mindbridge Member, passed.
    4. Mindbridge Annual Treasurer Retreat will be at 1 pm on Saturday March 28th at John Johnson’s, this is for Mindbridge Board and Convention treasurers to finalize Mindbridge budget for April 2020 – March 2021

Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at Anthony & Jessica Penticoff
6914 Amhurst Dr SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

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