[Blabber] All welcome at general meeting Tuesday Nov 1st @ 7:30PM

Joe Sadusk joe at sadusk.com
Wed Nov 2 13:18:40 EDT 2011

Hey Guan, Daniel mentioned that you have a credit union you swear by.  
I'm looking to get out of BOA, do you suggest this place?  What's it 


On Wed, 2 Nov 2011 13:06:46 -0400, Guan Yang wrote:
> Yes, a signed lease. Or some other common type of proof of address,
> but I doubt well get a utility bill or something before the lease.
> The account resolution needs to be signed at the bank, so you, I and
> Rendall would need to show up during their opening hours to do it. I
> propose a short pro forma board meeting appointing you President and
> me Treasurer until the first election so we can formally sign the
> documents.
> I think we can require two signatures on checks, but the real problem
> will be the debit card (and it would be silly not to have one for
> purchases). Cant we just have an internal two man rule and trust the
> authorized persons not to break the rule?
> (Especially since the corporation must itself pay for purchases that
> we want sales tax exemption on, we cant do a reimbursement for 
> those.)
> On Wednesday, November 2, 2011, Daniel Packer  wrote:
>  > Hi Guan,
>> What do we need to move forward with the bank account again? Are we
>> just waiting for the signed lease? Im sending that over this
>> afternoon.
>> Jonathan suggested we use a "two man rule" for withdrawals, but it
>  > occurred to me that if were going to issue checks, that would
>> basically make it a moot point, and I believewe want to be able to
> use
>> checks.
>> Thanks for posting the bylaws additions. Im going to go over it one
>  > more time, and I suggest everyone else do the same, and offer a
> round
>> of suggestions. We may need to slip the elections forward a week or
>> two since bylaws are taking a bit longer than wed hoped.
>  >
>> Meeting was great. We had a new member join, a new visitor, and a
>> bunch of kits built! Will send meeting summary.
>> Once we finish up the bylaws (this week I hope), we can turn our
>> paperwork-attention towards the 501c3 form!
>  >
>> DP
>> On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 7:11 PM, Guan Yang  wrote:
>>> Unfortunately I wont be able to make the meeting tonight, sorry for
> the late notice!
>  >>
>>> I did some work on the bylaws that Daniel started in the wiki.
> Whats there now is complete, but largely reflects my biases, and I
> dont know if it would make sense to use them as a starting point
> tonight when Im not there to explain.
>  >>
>>> If you discuss bylaws tonight, and decide on something else, Id be
> happy to write up whatever is decided.
>>> But in case of interest, here are the unusual/surprising features:
>  >>
>>> - Quorum: a majority of the members required for quorum, but if
> theres no quorum, the questions discussed can be pushed to the next
> meeting, at which theres automatically a quorum for those questions.
> Ensures that there wont be major problems if people simply dont show
> up.
>  >>
>>> - Board consisting of a president and 3 other directors. President
> directly elected by London-style instant runoff (alternative vote).
>>> - Direct election of other officers optional, otherwise appointed
> by board. If other officers are not directly elected, theyre normal
> board seats subject to election by instant runoff vote. If officers
> are directly elected, its possible to run for, but not be elected 
> for,
> multiple offices.
>  >>
>>> - Officers and directors can be recalled, but the threshold is
> quite high.
>>> - Higher vote thresholds for adopting changes to bylaws or
> Certificate of Incorporation.
>>> /Guan
>  >>
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