Sayyida it is the top of the hour and i call this meeting into session
Sayyida Megan Klein chair WI
Pirate_Joe Joseph, Vice-Chair, MA
OGPAF Johann Drolshagen, Webmaster
Bosun Joe Klein Secretary WI
Sayyida I have nothing to report gentlemen, I have been a bit swamped in my personal life
Bosun I move we nominate the current slate.
Bosun I move we run the current people/positions for next week’s election.
OGPAF ahhh, second
jokeefe Have there been any other nominees?
Pirate_Joe I would also like to discuss a possible additional position
jokeefe James O’Keefe, Massachusetts
Bosun I have seen non. If anyone chimes up I will put them on the website.
jokeefe Thanks Bosun
Bosun I will also put up any missing minutes I have.
jokeefe Much appreciated
Pirate_Joe In light of us forming a 527 with plans to distribute the money to the states, I suggest we add an position to act as both a moderator and uphold that the states follow the pirate code
Sayyida Pirate_Joe, lets hear it
OGPAF I would like to have a long conversation about this.
OGPAF Not to change it, just to understand it, and our goals.
Pirate_Joe Normally this position in a court system would hold the title of Sheriff, however I think a “Lookout” or “Safeguard” would be more appropriate
jokeefe I agree. We need to change the bylaws to separate secretary and treasurer
Pirate_Joe We also need to do that
Sayyida jokeefe, yes
Pirate_Joe How I propose we do it is to have a state write up a grant and submit it to the council
Pirate_Joe The treasure is still keeping an eye on where the money goes, but the Lookout makes sure that the money is used for Pirate purposes and not for personal use.
OGPAF I can easily prepare a form on the site
Pirate_Joe Also, if there is an issue between to states or two parties at a national level, this would be the moderator whom would help settle the disputes.
Sayyida I think we should have a deeper discussion on this position after elections
jokeefe Other pirate parties have Auditors, but I agree that it would be good to separate the rolls
Sayyida because we need to ajust the bylaws as well
Sayyida jokeefe, exactly
jokeefe Suggest we get through this election, then deal with adding / changing roles
Bosun Comptroller, Auditor – fine by me.
Pirate_Joe Well, the Quartermaster would still be needed. This is more to ensure the states awarded a grant are doing it correctly. Just like there is an FBI and CIA. Totally different roles even though money is involved with both.
Pirate_Joe I am fine with tabling the idea until the need arises. I just want to have some plan in place even if it’s not the best plan.
Pirate_Joe Half a loaf is better than none.
Bosun Move to table this discussion until after the election.
Sayyida Pirate_Joe, i think thats do able
OGPAF how about that – do we have an overall plan
jokeefe How about you write up a draft bylaw and we can review and edit then vote?
Sayyida Pirate_Joe, except when its half baked
Sayyida so edit the bylaws before election jokeefe ?
Pirate_Joe jokeefe, sounds reasonable.
Pirate_Joe I think after the elections, as Bosun motioned
Pirate_Joe 2nd on Bosun’s motion.
jokeefe election. then draft by law changes. then new election for new offices
Sayyida that makes more sense
Bosun I agree
Sayyida Sounds good with me, that will give us time to process and juggle
Bosun Anything else to discuss?
jokeefe Bosun, will you post the candidates list?
jokeefe Thank you
Pirate_Joe We are posting videos on the regular for our Mass chapter, when do you want to do another for the National level?
Sayyida Pirate_Joe, thought youd never ask
Sayyida how does friday evening sound?
Pirate_Joe I can try, however I do not know if the vacation house will have Wifi
Sayyida we are at 10 til time
Pirate_Joe I’ll be leaving this Thursday and returning on the 2nd
Pirate_Joe Worst case I’ll have my phone but the quality will suffer.
Sayyida why don’t you email me and we can work out a date and time
Pirate_Joe May I call you instead?
Sayyida sounds great
Pirate_Joe Anyone else looking to attend?
Sayyida Anything else gentlemen?
OGPAF sure, why not
jokeefe Friday’s aren’t great for me.
Sayyida jokeefe, noted
Sayyida what days are good for you
jokeefe Depends on the week usually
OGPAF I’m open
Pirate_Joe We will keep it simple as well. Still looking to do a solid base of videos.
jokeefe Three is a good number of people
jokeefe Pirate_Joe has it well in hand
Pirate_Joe Aye, thank you jokeefe
Sayyida we are 5 min til time
Pirate_Joe That is all I have
jokeefe I have nothing else
Pirate_Joe Motion to adjourn
Pirate_Joe All in favor?
Pirate_Joe Motion passes, good night everyone
jokeefe good night all
Sayyida night everyone