Dark Clouds in Wonderwall holding up scarves and flags

Photo by Matt Johnson (mattjphoto.net)

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 7:00pm

Virtual (https://johnsonbrothers.zoom.us/j/92164524111)

Board Members

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

Absent: Jim Crist

  1. Call to Order 7:07pm
  1. Last Meeting Minutes August 2023 Dark Clouds Board Meeting Minutes
    • Meagan moves, Andy seconds. All approve.
  1. Reports of Officers and Committees
    • Treasurer’s Report
    • Committee Updates
      • Merch
        • Not a whole lot of new stuff recently
        • Have been selling a decent amount
        • A lot of things coming down the line for next season
        • Zarek hats sold out in under a day – and have been shipped
          • Shout out to Carolyn for helping with shipping!
        • Pre-sale okay on the long sleeve shirts, but hoping to sell more
      • Matchday
        • Nothing major to report
        • Still short on capos – not just us
      • Mar/Com/Social
        • Started on bluesky
        • Pushing Oktoberfest and t-shirts
        • Planning a push for volunteers towards the end of the season to keep energy going
      • Membership
        • September 30 will be last pick up date
          • After that all will be shipped
        • Memberships are still being sold
      • Partnership
        • Still working on Sociable
        • Working on updating language on the website
      • Tifo
        • None – likely done for the year
      • Silver Lining
        • Oktoberfest is being pushed
      • Party Planning
        • Working on securing date for the party
        • Starting to do a call for donations
  1. Old Business
    • Updates on Action Items from August
      • None
    • Other Old Business
      • 20th Anniversary Update
        • Nothing new since last meeting
        • Finalizing a formal proposal for the graphic design
      • Mar/Com/Social
        • Twitter usage?
          • Policies not necessarily in line with ours
          • Promote our Bluesky and newsletter
          • App coming – will not replace Twitter, but will help with engagement and communication
          • Rebranding our website to remove the dash?
          • Discord as a hang out place?
          • Keep using it for the season and then re-evaluate
        • Still looking for volunteer help
          • May need to do an event to expand engagement beyond existing people – may be a WW effort
          • People tend to need to see multiple posts to get the message
            • May want to do a hard push of multiple posts in the off-season
  1. New Business
    • None
  1. Open to Board
    • None
  1. Open to Public
    • None
  1. Set Date for Next Meeting
    • Will work on setting a date between October 7 and October 21

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