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The Board of Directors’ next meeting will be held at Pryes Brewing on Thursday, January 12 at 7:00pm.

The meeting is open to the public.

Dark Clouds Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 7:00pm 

Pryes Brewing

Board Members Present: Jackson Smith, Alicia Pedersen, Jack McFarland, Andrew Bruski, Sam Solberg, Meagan Weber, Maggi Heyer

Absent: Jens Selin, Shaun Sapala, Jim Crist, Andy Kahl, Andy Wattenhofer, 

I. Call to Order 7:04

II.  Approval of Minutes from October 2022

Jack moves, Meagan seconds. Unanimous approval.

III. Reports of Officers and Committees                                    

  • Treasurer’s Report
    • On hold.
    • Get in all expenses.
    • Will receive year end reports over Slack
  • Committee Updates
    • Merch
      • Meeting this past weekend
      • Brief but productive
      • Working on scarf design for next season
    • Matchday
      • None
    • Mar/Com/Social
      • Multiple pushes coming soon (i.e. election, new season, volunteers)
    • Silver Lining
      • None – meeting was canceled by a snowstorm
      • First two weeks of January are hard for volunteers at Second Harvest Heartland
    • Membership
      • 589 scarves picked up this past year – 208 not picked up
      • Looking into digital membership cards for this next season
      • Offered to help WW with affiliation
    • Partnership
      • None
    • Tifo
      • None
    • Party Planning Committee
      • Raised $4,474 at the End-of-Year Auction
      • Most items picked up already – a few need to ship too
      • Successful party

IV. Old Business

  • Update on Action Items from October
    • Signup Genius Perks
      • Meagan will follow up since SL meeting postponed
  • Other Old Business
    • Budgets/Spending Plans
      • WW has it to be reviewed
      • Spend as planned

V. New Business.

  • Election planning and pre-season party
    • Potentially line party up with a pre-season match to drive attendance
    • Early February for the party? Saturday, February 11 @ 3pm lines up with MNUFC v. Red Bulls game at Coachella
    • Open submissions early January – close February 1
    • Jackson will lead election with assistance where needed
      • Talk to Zeller about previous years
  • Volunteer program
    • Potential rewards program
    • Options for reward
      • 15% off one order if volunteer 5 time?
      • 25% off one order if volunteer 10 times?
    • Recognize key volunteers at end of year party
    • Need assistance from Mar/Com/Social about this
    • Self report?
    • Lead TBD
      • Meagan will start and work for 1 month than pass off
      • Maggi can help – especially after mid-January

VI. Open to Board

  • None

VI. Open to the Public

  • None

VII. Set Date for Next Meeting 

  • Jackson will set through Slack starting tomorrow

VIII. Adjournment 8:08pm

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