April 2020 Minutes

Mindbridge General Meeting April 1, 2020 7 pm The Interwebs…

    1. Call to Order
    2. Minutes reading waived
    3. Treasurer’s Report – UP a little from last month
    4. Convention Reports
      1. AnimeIowa
        1. Staff meeting Sat Apr 11th, 2 pm, online only.
        2. Getting registrations in, fielding questions about the convention.
        3. Market place working on web site for vendors.
        4. Looking for help in several departments including registration.
        5. Discussing possibility of a dunk tank.
      2. ICON – No change from last month, website shows date is October 9 – 11, 2020.
      3. Gamicon
        1. Tabletop.Events (registration & scheduling software) has nearly gone bankrupt but is running a crowd funding virtual con May 23-25, 2020 to raise money to try to stay afloat.
        2. Tabletop.Events : Con of Champions have raised $12k of $56K goal already, badge rates from $2 to $7,000, many conventions are donating perks.
    5. Other Projects
      1. Game Library – (Michele) no April event
      2. Book Group: — (Michele) no April event
      3. Video Game Library — (Adam) Alex working on updating switches in preparation for AnimeIowa.
    6. Old Business
      1. Mindbridge Annual Treasurer Retreat – MB is funded for the next year.
      2. Lawyer (Adam) sent AI guest contracts for him to review.
    7. New Business
      1. If anyone needs help running an online meeting Tony Penticoff is willing to help.
      2. COVID-19 discussion
        1. Waiting to hear from government authorities for what we may have to do.
        2. Recommendation: if have to cancel is move membership to next year as default if don’t hear from them; refund for first xxx people if asked for; option to donate membership to the convention to help cover mandatory costs.
      3. Annual Membership Meeting online only noon to ?? on Saturday May 9th

Next Meeting: Wednesday May 6th, 2020 at The Interwebs…. 7 pm online only using Zoom
Annual Meeting Saturday May 9th, 2020, noon to ?, online only using Zoom

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