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

Guan Yang guan at yang.dk
Wed Nov 2 13:21:09 EDT 2011


Lower East Side People's Federal Credit Union. You must usually have some
affiliation with LES or Harlem (live or work there), but check the fine
print, there a couple of other ways to qualify.

http://lespeoples.org/

On Wednesday, November 2, 2011, Joe Sadusk <joe at sadusk.com> wrote:
> 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
called?
>
> Joe
>
> 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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