Present: Cynthia, Corey, Donny, Gatlin, Melissa, McAllen, Lauren, Paul (facilitating), Richard (minutes), Russ
(Corey) Formally approve Dwolla as an acceptable form of payment. Payments must be sent through Dwolla before the due date. Returned Payments (ie insufficient funds) will incur a bounced check fee and any applicable late fees.
PoI from Paul: I want to do a workshop on using Dwolla
(Meg) Contest Andy G's no-show of 'no eggs' for food buyer labor position
(Melissa) I would like permission to use La Re's commons and grounds to host a homeschool co-op on an ongoing basis, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8-4. I will present a written proposal at the meeting.
PoI from Melissa: [reads selections from full proposal]
CQ from Gatlin: Does the organization exist? What is the insurance impact on the coop? Melissa: The organization doesn't yet exist. I'm not sure what the insurance impact is, but I'll look into that.
CQ from Cynthia: What are the age-range of the kids? Are there going to be teachers with them? Melissa: The age range will be 10-15. There will be a teacher, assistant teachers
CQ from Paul: How many people will there be? Melissa: There will be up to 20 people, but probably closer to a dozen.
Concern from Corey: I'm not sure what the IRS implications are. We'll probably want to check with the CHEA treasurer, house treasure, and a CPA.
Concern from Donny: As part of the agreement between the two cooperatives, there ought to be some idea of how the space is shared.
CQ from Russell: If everything fell into place, how quickly do you think you'd make it happen?
Melissa: After I discuss with parents, part of how long it would take would be how long CHEA would take to get back to us.
Concern from Paul: I'd want there to be a time frame for a trial period.
Melissa: We'd be hiring teachers for a set period, getting parents to commit for same time, etc.
CQ from Paul: Do you plan on filing as a corporation?
Melissa: I hadn't planned on it.
[item tabled pending further development]
(Melissa) Extra hours of labor for maintenance - With a surplus of maintenance needs at La Re, I propose making a position that allows me to perform extra labor in exchange for a discount on my rent.
PoI from Melissa: I've done maintenance and home improvement, done make-readies before. I can coordinate Lowe's trips, find deals, etc. One of my goals will be to organize the storage area and keep track of high-value equipment.
PoI from Paul: How long were you planning on doing it? Melissa: Six months
CQ from Corey: How many hours per week?
PoI from Paul: Melissa pretty consistently has a labor surplus.
CQ from Richard: How soon are you will to start?
Melissa: As soon as possible, if I can.
FA from Paul: The position will be 10 hours/week, six months, starts Monday, March 14.
(Gatlin) Request for associate member Madeline Hillsmith to be allowed on my couch as a guest until March 20th. (She wants to live here and is currently negotiating a room).
[tabled as unnecessary to request permission from house]