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IJA Board Meeting - June 22, 2005

1. CALL TO ORDER: Todd Strong called the meeting to order at 9:11 p.m. Eastern time.

2. ROLL

Present: Todd Strong, chair; Dave Davis, Tim Furst, Joyce Howard, Jerry Martin, Bob Neuman, board members; Katje Sabin, recording secretary; Jim Maxwell, board candidate.

Absent: none

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Agenda approved by unanimous consent.

4. PREVIOUS MINUTES: Minutes of the May 18, 2005 meeting approved by unanimous consent (Bob Neuman abstaining).

5. REPORTS

New IJA Website - Dave Davis
The new website is now capable of taking merchandise orders. As such, the last barrier that was delaying changing sites is now removed. He recommends that we switch to the new site as soon as convenient, preferably at or prior to this festival, so we can use the festival to educate members about the new site. Roll-out strategy was discussed.

2005 Festival Report - Todd Strong
Registration is currently between four hundred and five hundred attendees. Flight arrangements for Yuriy Pozdnyakov and Grygoriy Lovygin have been made. Trophies and ribbons have been ordered. Chris Essick has designed a new medal for for the Joggling competitions. A donation of $900 was made, so that second and third place prizes can be added to the prop competition.

2006 Festival Site Selection - Todd Strong
Braidy Brown visited a potential site in Syracuse, New York. The facilities look great. There is a question about lodging, as the nearest hotels are four to five blocks away. One promising option is to have indoor camping at the YMCA, which is less than one block away.

There are plans to build a 350-room hotel across the street from the convention center. Unfortunately, this hotel will not be completed by July of 2006. The IJA should consider this site when this new hotel is operating.

Todd is also talking with a couple of cities in the Pacific Northwest about potential sites. Akron, OH is also interested in making a bid.

It was emphasized that it would be ideal if the site announcement for 2006 was ready to be made at Davenport, 2005.

6. CONTINUING BUSINESS

6a. Renting the IJA mailing list
Todd proposes that the IJA begin a policy of renting its mailing list to members for one-time-use mailings. Rates to be determined. The policy will go into effect in August of 2006, and will be announced immediately. The time lag will provide ample time for new and renewing members to be made aware of the policy.

The motion passed by unanimous consent.

7. NEW BUSINESS

7a. Awards for 2005
Todd proposes that we accept the recommendation of the Awards Committee.

Motion passed by unanimous consent.

7b. Amending the Bylaws
David Davis proposes that the Bylaws be amended from:

4. Removal. Directors may be removed for cause by a majority vote of
* (a) the voting members of the Corporation; or
* (b) the Board of Directors.
to:
4. Removal. Directors may be removed for cause by
* (a) a majority vote of the voting members of the Corporation; or
* (b) a 2/3 super-majority vote of the Board of Directors.

also change ARTICLE XIV - CHANGES IN BYLAWS from:

1. These bylaws may be adopted, amended or repealed by the majority vote of the Board of Directors.
to:
1. These bylaws may be adopted, amended or repealed by a 2/3 super-majority vote of the Board of Directors.

Motion tabled.

7c. Marketing Director
Joyce proposes that the board create the position of Marketing Director. This volunteer should work with the Affiliates, Membership, and Merchandise directors with such responsibilities as getting door prizes and membership forms to local festivals, coordinating ads for JUGGLE, developing promotional materials and products, etc.

Motion tabled.

8. NEXT MEETING: Next meeting will be held in Davenport 2005 IJA festival.

9. ADJOURNMENT: Bob moved to adjourn. Meeting was adjourned at 9:58 p.m. Eastern time by unanimous consent.

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