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The Board of Directors’ next meeting will be held at Black Hart on Monday, February 20 at 6:00pm.

The meeting is open to the public.

Dark Clouds Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Thursday, January 12, 2023 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 7:16pm

II.          Approval of minutes 

Meagan moves, Bruski seconds. All approve.

III.          Reports of Officers and Committees                                    

  • Treasurer’s Report
    • Missing – will look for an update and let people know
  • Committee Updates
    • Merch
      • Annual inventory meeting last week
      • Almost done with the 2023 membership scarf
      • Jackets have finally been delivered
    • Matchday
      • Working on planning a meeting
      • Attempting to figure out capo numbers
      • WW matchday meeting on Jan 31 – follow up with team beginning of February
      • Ordering flags in the near future
    • Mar/Com/Social
      • Lots of plans and preparations for pre-planned and pre-prepared posts this season. I’ll share some of this content soon.
      • Setting up a better alert system when a marcomm request is filled out, and building out a calendar, so please don’t hesitate to use that early and often
      • Coordinating specifically with merch for upcoming scarf launch and matchday for recruiting and match day posts
    • Silver Lining
      • Second Harvest Heartland on Tuesday
      • In design process for volunteer appreciation scarf
      • Values meeting in the near future – vision planning for the future
    • Membership
      • Working on getting digital member cards for this season
        • Potential for push notifications for future years
    • Partnership
      • Working on finalizing watch party details
      • Pryes photo shoot on Monday, January 16th @ 3:00pm
        • Looking for a few more people
    • Tifo
      • Will have a tifo for the Home Opener
        • Working on finalizing the design
      • Looking for people to help on designs for future tifos
    • Party Planning Committee
      • Dethloon Solstice Party – February 16 at Black Hart
        • Trivia night
        • Wes will handle most of it
      • A few stragglers to pick up silent auction items still

IV.          Old Business

  • Update on Action Items from December
    • Election Planning
      • Finalizing the form hoping to get it out Friday or Saturday
        • Open until February 5
        • Election start February 12 and run for a week or two
      • Same 3 questions as last year
      • Tweets to explain the difference between DC and WW election
        • Will be at the same time – essentially
      • Talk to Wes about February 11
  • Other Old Business
    • Signup Genius Perks
      • Currently paying ($270 annualy) for:
        • 10 more administrators
        • 10,000 emails and 500 texts per month
      • Going to suggest dropping down to better fit needs ($108 annually)
    • Volunteer Program
      • Working out the finer details
      • Create a Google Sheet that each committee can use
      • 5 shifts in a specific committee will lead to 25% off item code in the shop that limits which items
      • Limit of 3(?) codes per year

V.          New Business.

  • Membership Events
    • Charity Soccer Tournament at BH on January 28
      • Teams of 4-5 people with 4 people playing
      • Donations to CANMN
      • $1 per Pryes pint will go to CANMN
      • Prize packs for winners
    • February 25 watch party
      • Mini DC Academy starting at 6:30ish
      • Watch Party will be in the main room
  • 20th Anniversary  (2024)
    • Looking at working with Homage – capturing oral stories
    • Sam willing to lead – even though will not on the DC Board
    • Start thinking about potential other things to do to honor the year

VI.      Open to Board

  • Gala for Goals – February 18
    • One DC table?

VI. Open to the Public

  • None

VII. Set Date for Next Meeting 

  • Poll for February 11 or different date

VIII. Adjournment 8:13pm

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