Tuesday, April 18, 2023 7:00pm 

Black Hart

Board Members Present: Jackson Smith, Alicia Pedersen, Andy Kahl, Meagan Weber, Nick Moore, Andrew Bruski, Andy Wattenhofer, Jack McFarland, Maggi Heyer

Absent: Jim Crist, Jens Selin

I.            Call to Order 7:09pm

II.          Approval of minutes March 2023 Board Meeting Minutes

Nick moves, Bruski seconds. Unanimous approval.

III.          Reports of Officers and Committees                                    

  • Treasurer’s Report
    • Board of Directors report
    • Are we only dependent on merch or where/how can we get access to the pass-through funds?
    • Should start looking more deeply at historical data to figure out spending patterns and better plan for the future.
      • Shopify
      • Invoices
      • Zero
      • Mail Chimp
  • Committee Updates
    • Merch
      • 2 shirts coming soon-ish
      • Water bottles coming soon
      • 172 Heartberry shirts so far
        • Selling very quickly
        • All proceeds will be donated
        • Vendor will likely want some money up front (WW); two runs of shirt orders/shipping
      • Hats coming soon
    • Matchday
      • New capos this past match
      • Flags going well
    • Mar/Com/Social
      • Going well right now on coordinated efforts
      • No other major updates
    • Silver Lining
      • DGS/MNUFC Cleanup, Friday, 4/21 3:30-530pm
      • SAYEC Field Stripping, Sunday, 4/23 1-4pm
      • PanCan Purple Ride/Stride, Saturday, 4/29 8am-noon
        • Looking for people
    • Membership
      • 716 affiliated DC members – 328 scarves handed out
        • 900-ish unaffiliated members of WW
      • Cards of Wonder about to go out – waiting on a few final details
    • Partnership
      • Iron Door has had pretty decent attendance
        • Have had some big sports event conflicts with watch parties, so hard to tell about how much is just for the watch party
        • Some new people won raffle events
      • Looking to do more raffle events for watch parties going forward
    • Tifo
      • Shifting focus to Pride tifo
        • Looking for input/guidance on the designs
        • OutFront MN for a designer?
    • Party Planning Committee
      • Not planning anything right now
      • Receiving some questions about donations

IV.          Old Business

  • Update on Action Items from March
    • None
  • Other Old Business
    • Matt Johnson 2023 Photographer Agreement
      • All set, just need to pay
      • Send it to WW Bills and it will get paid

V.          New Business

  • Como Soccer Stars & Urban Village
    • Do we want to sponsor the shirts again?
      • Maggi moves to sponsor, Andy K seconds. Unanimous approval.
      • If significant increase in cost, will have a discussion in Slack
  • MSS Auction Donation
    • Last year we did a variety of merch with something from Summit
    • Do we want to do it again?
      • Andy K moves to approve, Nick seconds. Unanimous approval.
  • OutFront MN
    • 2023 Gala at Allianz Field with After Party at Black Hart
    • Silver Linings event?
    • Prideraiser?
    • Can give support with communication & marketing if we decide to work together to amplify everything
    • Alicia, Meagan, Maggi with help lead connection and planning
  • Stub-e
    • Commemorative tickets with a portion of proceeds going to local charity
    • More WW level than us
      • Not opposed in principle

VI.      Open to Board

  • Input from Slack conversations should happen on Slack before meetings
  • Supporters Social
    • Happening on Saturday 
    • Excitement from all SGs (at least leadership)
    • Came out of a strong meeting
  • Meeting Minutes
    • Will start approving them over Slack
      • Will be an up-down vote
      • Poll from Slack will be noted in the next month’s meeting minutes
    • Agendas will be shared publicly at least 48 hours ahead of meetings

VI. Open to the Public

  • None

VII. Set Date for Next Meeting

  • Jackson done over Slack with the same plan as last month

VIII.     Adjournment 8:49pm

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