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

Joe Sadusk joe at sadusk.com
Wed Nov 2 13:36:35 EDT 2011


Thanks. I'm not sure if I'd qualify, but right after you sent this I 
realized that my NYU grad student girlfriend will get me qualified for 
the school credit union, so I guess that works.

Joe


On Wed, 2 Nov 2011 13:21:09 -0400, Guan Yang wrote:
> Lower East Side Peoples 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/ [1]
>
> On Wednesday, November 2, 2011, Joe Sadusk  wrote:
>> Hey Guan, Daniel mentioned that you have a credit union you swear
> by.  Im looking to get out of BOA, do you suggest this place?  Whats
> 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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