Alice is correct with the current board positions. Two things youâ€™ll notice is the absence of Chuck as webmaster and Mike as VP. Both felt they needed a break and will be stepping down from the board. Chuck will continue his great work on this site; he just wonâ€™t be taking an active roll in the planning of the monthly meetings. The board is currently discussing what should be done with the open positions.
As for the elections, Iâ€™m going to have to accept the blame for moving them up a month. I realized at the last minute that it would be too difficult to hold elections on the same month as the tank tour so I asked Paul H to move the elections up one month.
What was attendance like at the meeting? Perhaps it would have been different if people had known the elections were going to held, they may have made more of an effort to be there. Something to think about for next time.
It doesn't seem as though we have much going on without an event coordinator. There is only three filled posts. we might consider holding another election; possibly online. The nomination can at least be taken care of online, that way we could have a chance to consider the canidates. It would also be nice to define the duties and responsibilities of each position so that people considering the office can know what is epected of them.
We do only have three filled positions right now. Paul H is President, Jeremy P is Secretary, and Iâ€™m Membership Chairperson. That leaves VP, Treasurer, & Event Coordinator to fill. Paul and I are seeking other people to be involved with the board. Honestly the problem is everyone likes coming to the meetings, but not many people are willing to donate their time to run the club. At the April meeting we described the roles and asked who was interested in a position. We had two out of 70+ people who were interested. We really need some dedicated people to fill the roles. If anyone is interested, please let me know. Iâ€™ll be posting the duties of each position in the next few days.
I don't think we'll be holding a June meeting unless someone want to offer up their home for an informal get together. hint hint We're going to try to have a BBQ in July (possibly the raffle as well) and then maybe another informal meeting in August. September will be a big meeting with either a speaker or frag swap. We need to get some positions filled first.
Again, anyone who would like to help out send me PM or email me.
The event coordinator doesnt plan the meetings they just make sure all the peices are together prior to the meeting takes place. What you need is an outline of what your plan is month to month, just like we did the last two years. By this time you should ahve a schedule that states what meeting are going to be speaker or other, kinda of a skeliton outline that you can begin to fill in. The speakers are in demand all over the country and are not going to come at a drop of a hat, so some pre-planing should be done soon or your not going to get anyone.
I dnt think the standard positions really pertain, We discussed this in January on what was needed position wise in order to make it so it wasnt just a couple folks that were putting it all together, but that kinda feel apart. Maybe a meeting should be called with all that are involved currently and those that wish to help out and then you can put it together fresh.
It seems as though the first meeting will be the frag swap, followed by? The Seattle Aquarium tour was a big hit and should be an annual event to allow people that didn't get to go last year. The December potluck is pretty much a given, just finding the appropriate victim to host it. That leaves the speakers for one meeting this year and all of next year. A preliminary schedule needs to be made so that the offeicers involved can get started on it. I would like to see Scott MIchael and Elmo 18's dad might be persuaded to give a interesting perspective on the collecting aspects of the industry. Just some thoughts, Let's get the ball rolling so we can have another great year!
I think Mike's idea is a good one. Hold a meeting for anyone who has interest in helping out with the club's meeting planning, setup, take down, organization, etc.
Some ideas for meetings:
1) DIY workshop on acrylic
2) Another talk about fish and their function/impact in the reef aquarium (especially gobies, tangs, blennies, and angels).
3) A night dedicated to soft corals (maybe a fragging meeting where people bring their softies to frag and trade)
4) a night dedicated to LPS and their care
5) SPS night
6) a speaker to talk about small/nano tank setups (anything less than 55 gallons)