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

Justin Levinson localtalent at gmail.com
Wed Nov 2 14:31:33 EDT 2011


Thanks for the info - unfortunately, I'm one block outside the boundary,
the search continues.

On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 1:21 PM, Guan Yang <guan at yang.dk> wrote:

> 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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