Board Meeting Minutes – 17 May 2019

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

FINANCES

2018 income

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).  

Accounting software

Motion to purchase Quick books  (Approved)

Action: Heather to purchase

Taxes

Need to file 2017 taxes even though we were brand new.

Action: Heather working on this with accountant

Distribution

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

WEBSITE

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)

TJ BIBLIOGRAPHY

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?

ROME

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

NEWSLETTER

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

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