Business Board Meeting December 18, 2022

1. Call to Order

Chair, Aslynne Howes, called the meeting to order a 6:39pm Eastern

2. Roll

Present: Ross Berenson, Sofia Noethe, Afton Benson, Martin Frost, Aslynne Howes

Absent: Benjamin D-R, Noel Yee, Niels Duinker, Amy W

Recorder: Afton


3. Approval of Agenda

Motion: Sofia

Second by: Ross


Vote: Passes Unanimously 

4. Approval of Minutes: 

Business Board Meeting (LINK)

Motion: Ross

Second: Sofia


Vote: Passes Unanimously 


5. Reports 

Please keep verbal reports to 5 min or less except for festival discussion.


2023 Festival Report (Exuro Piechocki)

Discussion: Are we getting any information from Exuro over the next couple weeks?  Aslynne will message Exuro.


Financial Report (Afton Benson)

Discussion: We will probably have to pay for YM for 1 year, but hoping to only need to pay for 6 months.  Afton to discuss with YM this Thursday.

Officers please submit your budgets to Afton asap 


Future Festival Site Report (Craig Lewis)

Discussion: n/a


eJuggle Report (Scott Seltzer)

Discussion: Aslynne: Communicate to Scott that he cannot give store credits anymore. 


Membership (Marilyn Sullivan)
Membership Data

Discussion: Ross: Are we doing any promotions for gifting memberships?
Afton:  Nope, but we can’t gift memberships anyways.

Martin:  We can do a promo code

Afton: A member asked about what we were doing differently in 2009 to have more members; we had the juggling magazine then.


Marketing Report (Matan Presberg)

Discussion: Afton Budget for 2023


IRC Report (Erin Stephens)

Discussion: Afton Budget for 2023


YJA Report (Benjamin Domask-Ruh)

Discussion:  Afton Budget for 2023


OpsO Report (Scott Steiskal)



6. Motions for Consideration


7. Varia:

Jake Darrow [joined the call at 6:58pm ET]

Ross: We’re working on the website still, life got in the way. The website was larger than expected and we had a lot of issues. We have more traffic from google bots than people. The events calendar is a bloated plugin for the website, we disabled it now. There are other options for that in the future. Looking to move forward with Woo Commerce. Yearly costs with plugins is about $800-900. Woo Comerce is more integrated with memberships. Hoping to be back at this during Q1. 

Martin: Are there less issues now? Ross: Yes, he’s moved wordpress crons to a different cron. Looking to move to offsite asset hosting. Martin: WordPress makes multiple images. Ross, that’s what wordpress does; it makes a lot of files. Martin: Most of the image content is ejuggle. 


Martin: Are ejuggle articles edited by the editor? Aslynne: Yes and we were looking for translators. Jake speaks Japanese. 


8. Confirm Next Meeting

Next meetings will take place on…

for the next vision meeting: Jan 8th, 2023 6:30 EST

for the next business meeting Jan 15th, 2023 6:30 EST


9. Adjournment

Meeting adjourned at 7:20 pm Eastern. 

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