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IJA Board Meeting - September 15, 2005

1. CALL TO ORDER: David Davis called the meeting to order at 8:08 p.m. Eastern time.

2. ROLL

Present: David Davis, chair; Tim Furst, Joyce Howard, Kim Laird, Jerry Martin, Jim Maxwell, Bob Neuman, board members; Katje Sabin, recording secretary.

Absent: none

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

4. PREVIOUS MINUTES: Minutes of the August 18, 2005 meeting approved by unanimous consent with Jerry Martin abstaining (he was not present at the previous meeting).

5. REPORTS

IJA Website - David Davis
Some users report problems, and there are some issues with various odd things. Store is working great but Paypal is having some issues. Joyce and David are working on it. Otherwise, David is pleased with the transfer and progress.

2005 Festival Report - David Davis
Final reconciliation has been made with the River Center; with DVD production, final numbers might not be known for a while yet.

2006 Festival Site Selection - Katje Sabin
Sent to the board via email, Festivals Committee email list will include Jim, Kim, Bob, Tim and Jerry; also Sandy Brown has volunteered.

JUGGLE Report - David Davis
David has been talking with Stan Allen of StageWrite. The current contract runs through summer, 2006. Negotiations for contract extension are possible.

6. CONTINUING BUSINESS

6a. 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 These bylaws may be adopted, amended or repealed by the majority vote of the Board of Directors.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 These bylaws may be adopted, amended or repealed by a 2/3 super-majority vote of the Board of Directors.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 approved by unanimous consent.

6b. 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Motion withdrawn by Joyce until positions are more clearly defined through open discussion on a web forum.

7. NEW BUSINESS

7a. 2006 World Juggling Day

Separate ideas introduced by David and Kim; discussion ensued. No motion presented for consideration at this time.

7b. Chapter/Group plan
Jim proposes that the Chapter Affiliation Agreement as outlined in the documents currently before the board be adopted.

Motion approved by unanimous consent.

8. NEXT MEETING: Next meeting will be 8 p.m. Eastern, October 13, 2005.

9. ADJOURNMENT: Bob moved to adjourn. Meeting was adjourned at 9:11 p.m. Eastern time by unanimous consent.

Respectfully submitted by
Katje Sabin and Jim Maxwell

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