CALL TO ORDER
Tim Edes, called the meeting to order at 10:00AM at The Grove Restaurant, 7511 Pacheco Pass Highway, Hollister.
Board Members Present: David Brace, Tim Edes, Dave Gooding, Jim Ingram, Maria Nadauld, Larry Phegley, Geoffrey Sargent
Board Members Absent: Montie Elston, Mark Hogan, Steve Goldfield
Officers Present: Stan Allen, Bruno Brandli, Darby Brandli, Rick Cornish, Ted Kuster, Mark Varner
SETTING OF THE AGENDA
The agenda was approved with five additions.
APPROVAL OF THE JULY 2015 BOARD MEETING MINUTES
The minutes of the July 18, 2015 meeting were approved as written.
PERSONS DESIRING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD ON UNAGENDIZED ITEMS
This item was moved to the Retrospective meeting in September.
David Brace has called for reports from all areas.
The original print run was 500 cookbooks and there are about 200 left. Besides the cookbooks sold in the original Kickstarter program, about 160 were sold at FDF, and 6 sold at Good Old Fashioned Festival. The plan is to sell them at the Hardly Strictly Festival, send 60 to IBMA, and arrange to sell on Amazon until stock is gone.
Salesforce free site account:
A presentation will occur at the November meeting.
The CBA is looking for a Mercantile Director to replace Brian Whitt. There were no nominations at this time.
Marketing and Advertising:
Maria Nadauld volunteered to look over the printed materials for IBMA.
Bakersfield Area VP:
Upon motion and duly seconded, the Board elected Jack Pierce as the new Bakersfield Area Activities VP.
Montie Elston has given notice that he plans to resign as Treasurer. Valerie Cornejo has agreed to help with the transition and will consider taking over the position. The Chairman will also look into what it might cost to contract with a financial services firm.
Candidates / Election:
All incumbents are running as well as Kim Brian Smith, Joseff Tucker and Mikke Feeney. Josh Michaels confirmed that he will be the Elections Coordinator. Ballots will be inserted into the September Bluegrass Breakdown.
Rick Cornish reported that the launch has been delayed again but is now scheduled for Friday, August 15. He proposed a contest to drive traffic to the new website, which was approved with one opposed.
The contract has been signed with Doubletree Hotel. Gary Young will produce the Friday night concert; Sideline is to perform. Rick is working on the Thursday night showcase event.
Darby will delete the Facebook CBA Board account since 100% of the Board does not use it for communications. Geoff and Darby will present alternative ways for the Board to better communicate (other than group emails) in the future.
The board approved a motion to offer “Lifelong Memberships” at a price of $1000 per couple / $750 per individual, with two opposed.
Kings River Update:
Stan Allen reported that he has 2 sponsors and is looking for at least 2 more. There are 7 bands hired and an 8th to be hired for a Gospel set Sunday morning. Stan had an information booth for the event the Good Old Fashioned Festival.
Statewide Activities VP Resignation and Appointment:
Marcos Alvira resigned his position as Statewide Area Activities VP. The Board is recruiting for a replacement. David Brace will handle the Fall Campout.
Executive Committee Report:
Geoff Sargent reported that there was no business discussed by the committee since the last meeting.
Larry Phegley reported that membership numbers are going down again. He emailed the report at the beginning of the month.
Montie Elston was absent and there was no treasurer’s report.
Music Camp Report:
A report will be presented at the Retrospective meeting.
Area Activities VP Reports:
-Larry Phegley (South Bay) – Larry reported that there is a possible new jam starting up in his area.
-Dave Gooding for Jenny Williams (Solano/Yolo) – Dave reported that a new jam has started in Vacaville. Jenny has arranged for 3-4 bluegrass bands to appear at the Lamb Town Days in Dixon.
Darby Brandli had nothing additional to report.
Tim Edes had nothing additional to report.
CONFIRM TIME AND PLACE FOR THE NEXT BOARD MEETING
Tim Edes has a conflict with the date of the next meeting set for Sept. 12, and will poll the Directors for a change of date.
(Note that meeting was rescheduled to Sept. 20.)
Meeting adjourned at 12:05 PM.