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Agenda for Meeting

Postby jslagle » Wed 2008-05-07, 03:58:50

Draft agenda:

NWOGEO Organizational Meeting
May 14, 2008 6:30PM
Sylvania Library

Topics:

* Introductions - 10m - jslagle
* History of NWOGEO - how we came to be where we are - 10m - jslagle + others
* Current issues we face - 10m - jslagle + others
* Proposed solutions - 20-30m - jslagle, Stumpy (Can you talk about your thing), others
- This includes the voting options, the informal options, how to handle events, etc.
* Discussion/QA on solutions - 30-60m, depending on how discussion goes
* Adjurn - 5m - jslagle

I'm trying to make this formal/informal. Do we want it more formal? I will moderate and give some of the history I know. Can someone take good notes so we can post them here?

Jason
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Re: Agenda for Meeting

Postby yogi57 » Wed 2008-05-07, 05:37:30

Maybe moving Findlay's M&E to Lima for a better draw.

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Re: Agenda for Meeting

Postby GoodDog » Wed 2008-05-07, 13:23:16

at the meeting (assuming there are enough people):

>501c ?
>Stumpy's idea of an Ohio non profit only?
>Keep it a loose knit organization, as we have currently?
>Keep it a loose knit organization, as we have currently, but set up
..at least an annual BUSINESS meeting.
> Adopt the LoCo/NEO model and just do meet and eats and have individuals do everything else?
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>SC to continue or not?
>If SC, take nominations
>If no SC, what loose structure ? Committees only?
....>Spring fling
.....> Christmas
.....> CITO's
.....> GC 101


>If no structure, fold and just run the web site?

> If we are having a Christmas party, get a committee started and GET A SITE NOW.
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Re: Agenda for Meeting

Postby GoodDog » Wed 2008-05-07, 13:35:08

I would also suggest, once the agenda is published, that if you can't make the meeting, you email your replies to an individual, who will be present, for him/her to present for you. Pick someone whom you feel will present an accurate portrayal of your views.

Of course a personal appearance is much preferred.
Even if you are new to geocaching you may have a lot of life experience that will be useful.

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Re: Agenda for Meeting

Postby TheBearclaws » Wed 2008-05-07, 13:35:40

Seems a prority item would be to present information and then discuss different versions of becoming a non profit, including the pros and cons.

Good Dog and I posted at the same time but I'll leave this here anyway. He said a lot more than I did but I was thinking what he was thinking.

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Re: Agenda for Meeting

Postby Stumpy75 » Wed 2008-05-07, 21:53:52

I have to agree with most of the things Mike said, with the exception of it ain't my idea on an Ohio non-profit. I just mentioned in one post or another that you could be an Ohio non-profit without being a 501(c)3 corp.

Actually, we do need to decide whether we want a corporation with officers, etc, or keep it loose with some sort of a steering comittee (or maybe not...).

I'll reserve my opinions for the meeting, as e-mail just don't get it for trying to get ideas across.

Hope to see everyone there!

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Re: Agenda for Meeting

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Re: Agenda for Meeting

Postby Stumpy75 » Thu 2008-05-08, 00:23:57

No problem at all there! Much easier to talk in person than to type(at least for me) and maybe too many things seem different when typed instead of face to face. :computer: :crazy2:

Anyway, hope we get a good group next Wednesday!

Sorry, no :popcorn: allowed at the library! :P (Having fun with the Emoticons tonight...)!


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Re: Agenda for Meeting

Postby Mighty_Mo » Thu 2008-05-08, 02:38:35

That is a great list for an agenda. I wonder if we are going to accomplish all that in one two hour meeting? If we get a decent turnout of like 15-20 or more and everyone have valuable input, I suspect this meeting might be the first of a couple.

I am not familiar with the inner workings of NWOGEO but it sounds like the SC doesn't have much to steer at this point. Did they ever have "worker bees"? If so where did they go and why are they not around now? If there weren't "worker bees" then what and who did the SC steer?

It is real easy for people to identify things that we should be doing, but who are the "we"? If it is always the SC then the result is burn out. That seems to be what is happening at this point.

How many real members do we have? As I type this it says 475. Where are they? I suspect there are less than 100 "real members". By that I mean people that are active. How many were at the "Spring Event"? How about the "Holiday Shindig"? If people won't go to a party to have fun, they sure aren't going to go to work for the organization.

I don't mean to come across negative and judgmental. I am only trying to get questions on the table so the people that are in authority can have some time to think about them. All the items for the agenda are pertaining to what direction shall the group go in? These questions are pertaining to what is the group? Once we understand what the group is, then the direction to proceed may be much more clear.

Sometimes we need to step back and look at the situation for what it is.

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Re: Agenda for Meeting

Postby TheBearclaws » Mon 2008-05-12, 17:20:50



Good Dog mentioned the group to our east so I thought I would post a link to the homepage of the Northeast Ohio Geocachers for those who may have never seen it.

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Re: Agenda for Meeting

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Re: Agenda for Meeting

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Re: Agenda for Meeting

Postby jslagle » Tue 2008-05-13, 03:12:34

I've posted a draft agenda up top. Is there more?

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Re: Agenda for Meeting

Postby TheBearclaws » Tue 2008-05-13, 11:46:16

Jason> The original idea was for the meeting to begin at 6:30 because of some peoples schedules. I reserved the room from 6:00 to 8:30.

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Re: Agenda for Meeting

Postby jslagle » Tue 2008-05-13, 12:12:23

Updated.
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