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IJA Board Meeting - July 27, 2004

Present: Todd Strong, Chairman; Andrew Conway, Dave Davis, Tim Furst, Joyce Howard, Bob Neuman, Directors; Dan Howard, Secretary/Treasurer; Sandy Brown, Festival Coordinator; Martin Frost, Communications Director; Patricia Brandt, Recording Secretary.

Absent: Jerry Martin, Director

Call to order: The meeting was called to order at 9:33pm EDT.

Agenda: One minor change was made to the published agenda. The agenda was accepted by unanimous consent.


Meeting of June 8, 2004. The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.

Meeting of June 22, 2004. The minutes were approved by unanimous consent

Meeting of July 15, 2004. The minutes were approved by unanimous consent


2004 Festival Report No financial surprises, Buffalo wants us back.

Financial Report Dan is applying for pharmacy school for the fall of 2005. A replacement for the treasurer needs to be found. Dan will work on a transition plan.

2005 Festival Report Negotiations with Davenport are not yet finalized.

2006 Festival Report Bruce Manners is representing a bid for Cleveland. There are other possibilities that have come in through e-mail.

Web Committee Report Site redesign is set, but hard to run with certain browsers. Projects: Video Hosting, Schedules for performers in local areas, web pages for affiliate festivals and additional discussion forums.


Product Sponsorships

Andrew Conway has withdrawn his proposal for product sponsorships at this time.


Approve Affiliates plan

Dave moves: The Board recognizes and approves of the work done by affiliates director Rick Purtee. The Board approves of the direction of this plan and instructs the affiliate director to proceed with the new tiered affiliates plan.

The motion passed unanimously.

Bylaws Committee Dave moves: The board dissolves any existing bylaws committee. The board forms a governance committee, whose charter is to present recommendations to the board on how to improve our bylaws and our articles of incorporation. The committee chair will make monthly progress reports to the board. Dave Davis is appointed the chair of the committee.

The motion passed unanimously.

Buying Out Contract for 2003 Festival Videos Joyce Howard moves: The IJA will buy the remaining rights from Alan Plotkin to the 2003 videos and the Best of Seniors video for $750.

The motion passed unanimously.

Competition Medals Todd moves that the IJA create a committee to investigate creating new medals for the Joggling and Numbers Competitions. Todd is appointed chair.

The motion passed unanimously.

Membership request Bob moves: "The board approves Jim Dorman's membership application."

The motion passed unanimously.

Rescind motion from July 15 regarding to require meeting date. Dave moves: The board rescinds its July 15, 2004 motion requiring a board meeting on the last Tuesday of the month.

The motion passed unanimously.

Business processes committee Joyce moves that the IJA create a committee to study ways of integrating and automating the business processes of the organization (accounting, membership, merchandising and web site).

The motion passed unanimously.


The next Board meeting will be on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 at 9:30 p.m. EDT


The meeting was adjourned at 10:40 pm EDT.

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