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

Jeff McCrum mccrum at hotmail.com
Wed Nov 2 14:35:00 EDT 2011


I just changed to the NYU one yesterday, they were great.

LES and (most of) Harlem?  That's a weird combo.

> Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2011 13:36:35 -0400
> From: joe at sadusk.com
> To: blabber at hackmanhattan.danielpacker.org
> Subject: Re: [Blabber] All welcome at general meeting Tuesday Nov 1st @	7:30PM
> 
> 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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