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

Justin Levinson localtalent at gmail.com
Wed Nov 2 15:01:12 EDT 2011


Are you student/staff/faculty?  Eligibility seemed pretty restrictive.

Been looking into other options - Alliant and NASA both have good reviews,
and you can make some nominal donation to a charity ($10) and get in.

On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 2:35 PM, Jeff McCrum <mccrum at hotmail.com> wrote:

>  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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> > > [1] http://lespeoples.org/
> > > [2] mailto:joe at sadusk.com
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