Present: David Yamada (Chair), David Wexler, Shelley Kierstead, Heather Cucuolo, Michael Perlin, Nigel Stobbs, Astrid Birgden, Pauline Spencer. And Rachael (website guru)
Apologies: Anna Kawalek, Ginger Lerner-Wren, Amy Campbell, Kathy Cerminara, Martine Evans
9,255.00 donations (1480) and membership fees $7775);
After Paypal fees (422.57)
Total received 8,832.43.
Treasurer Heather reported that she transferred 6,000 to our bank account (thus bank account balance ending in 6074.50: the extra 74.50 was donated directly to the bank account by me at the time of initial setup).
Motion to purchase Quick books (Approved)
Action: Heather to purchase
Need to file 2017 taxes even though we were brand new.
Action: Heather working on this with accountant
Heather reported that we need to do a distribution of 5 % of our assets for 2018 as we are a “private foundation”
Action: Consider for next meeting what this distribution could be.
Private vs Public Charity
Agreed that we to may need to shift to be a public charity but we need to make sure we can be compliant.
Action: Heather will look into this and get back to trustees.
Donations of Board Members
Action: Board members need consider to contribute $500 USD per year if amount they can afford
Major donor possibilities?
Michael Perlin discussed possible people who may be able to give a more substantial donation. Agreed this would be good but probably need a project or some sort of nsming opportunity
Action: Agenda for discussion at future Board meeting
Paypal vs other method
Rachael gave info about payment systems. Another option “stripe” gives discount for non profits.
Action: Rachael to give stripe and PayPal
Motion: Pay $69 for banner theme for the website (Approved)
Current host is winding up this part of their website. Agreed that ISTJ wants to keep this searchable TJ bibliography going.
Motion: Approved up to $1500 for the migration of the TJ Bibliography to ISTJ (Approved)
ISTJ AWARDS IN ROME
Wexler/ Winick Award
Trustee very pleased to announce that David Yamada our esteemed Chair will be the winner of this year’s IAMLH Wexler Winick Award.
Correction: David Yamada is receiving the IAMLH Winick Award at this year’s Conference in Rome, not the Wexler Winick Award.
To be presented at the Sunday Conference Opening
Jones/ Hora TJ Judging award
Discussed worthy recipients Jelena Popovic (Victoria, Australia) and Amir Mohammad Amir Munir (Pakistan)
To be presented at our Monday meeting
Action: Need to notify them and possibly skype link with them for presentation if they are not at the meeting?
Strong TJ turn out this year
Monday meeting 11-1pm followed by lunch
Michael: to reach out to people presenting in the non TJ stream who may wish to get involved in TJ community
Action: Pauline to investigate an option for a TJ event one evening
Discussed the way we communicate with members. Agreed regular Newsletter is needed.
Action: David Wexler, Michael Perlin and Shelley agreed to work on this
FUTURE BOARD MEMBERS
Motion: to invite Debarati