Meeting was called to order by Raya (Coordinator) at 11:08. Seven people were present, including Board members Raya, David, Raymond, Tim, and Patrick. Shaba is no longer able to attend Cauldronlucks due to his new work schedule.
Secretary’s report: Mail distributed today includes a bank statement and advertising. We also got a request to donate to the Community Food Bank, which was discarded. The P O Box problems were caused by a typo; out box is #41082 (not 41982). The correct address is on the contact info of our webpage.
Treasurer’s Report: Bank balance $498.68 + UU deposit $150.00 = $648.68 total assets. Ramada is paid through next November. PO Box is due in May; the storeroom was just paid and will be paid monthly at $61.76 per month. The bank balance includes the $30.00 donated to cover Peace Fair costs.
Ritual Report: Sonoran Sunrise Grove will celebrate Imbolc on January 29th at the Waters of Life Church, gathering at 5:30 and starting at 6:00. It should last 30-60 minutes, and will be followed by a potluck. Bring offerings if so inclined, all offerings to be adequately disposed of.
Peace Fair: Raya will pay for the Peace Fair when she attends the annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser for it.
Raymond moved, Davis seconded, and we passed unanimously that our Open Grill theme for food at the Cauldronluck move from the usual January to February this year, to allow time for advertising it.
Education: we currently hold an education session at each of our open rituals. We discussed ideas to improve the process, and the favorite was that a member would present a class for 10-15 minutes after the business meeting at each Cauldronluck. Raymond moved to make this official, David seconded, and the motion passed unanimously. The class will be presented while we are eating. David volunteered to teach the February class.
We also decided that Fundraising for 2017, briefly mentioned during the Treasurer report, needed time for thought. We tabled a discussion until the February Cauldronluck.
We adjourned at 11:42 with seven present. Five more people showed up just after adjourning, and they stayed to network for a while.