Business Board Meeting Thursday July 14, 2022

1. Call to Order

Chair, Aslynne Howes, called the meeting to order at 5:03 pm CDT

2. Roll

Present: Aslynne Howes, Craig Lewis, Amy Wieliczka, Scott Stieskal, Afton Benson, Ross Berenson, Niels Duinker, Benjamin Domask-Ruh, Noel Yee, Sofia Noethe, Martin Frost


Recorder: Afton Benson


3. Approval of Agenda

Motion: Amy W. 

Second by: Ross B. 


Vote: Passes Unanimously 

4. Approval of Minutes: 

Business Board Meeting (June Business meeting LINK)

Motion: Niels D.

Second: Sofia N. 


Vote: Passes Unanimously 


5. Reports 

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


2022 Festival Report (Afton Benson)

Discussion: N/A


Financial Report (Afton Benson)

Discussion: N/A


Future Festival Site Report (Craig Lewis)

Discussion: N/A

Noel: are the south bend people coming?

Afton: No but we are showing a video and maybe could announce Exuro


Membership (Marilyn Sullivan)
Membership Data 

Discussion: N/A


Marketing Report (Matan Presberg)

Discussion: Sam Malcolm may be interested in joining the team!


IRC Report (Erin Stephens)

Discussion: N/A


YJA Report (Benjamin Domask-Ruh)

Discussion: N/A


OpsO Report (Scott Steiskal)

Discussion:  N/A


6. Motions for Consideration

A: Motion to approve Aslynne Howes as Chair for 2022-2023

Author :  Aslynne Howes
Motion : Sofia N.
Second : Benjamin D-R.

Discussion : Aslynne: Explained how and asked who was interested. 

Niels: Unsure what was included for the role, Aslynne: Detailed the role a bit. Niels: Are you interested in the role still? Aslynne: Would be interested. 


Motion to amend to say Aslynne Howes

Motion: Benjamin

Second: Amy


Vote:  Motion passes

Abstain: Aslynne H. 


Discussion on amended motion:

Noel: Why do you want to continue on? Aslynne: Likes working with people and is mission oriented. 

Vote :
In favour:
Oppose :
Abstain : Aslynne H.

Result : Motion passes


B: Motion for a pro tem extension on the IJA Officer positions.

Author :  Aslynne Howes
Motion : Benjamin D-R.
Second : Amy W,

Discussion :  Aslynne: This allows the officers to continue in their roles. 

Vote :
In favour:
Oppose :
Abstain :
Result : Passes Unanimously


7. Varia:

Afton: Would prefer a set schedule so we don’t have to pick a date and we can plan around it. 

Aslynne: Will send a when is good vs. setting the meeting time. 

Martin: The updates to memberships email forwarding that were requested were done

Ross: How do  items come up for discussion in the meetings? Aslynne sends the agenda and asks for updates or items to discuss.
Martin: All the emails have been updated for ija.board and ija.boardplus 

Scott: Always get your reports in 24 hours ahead of time 

Afton: Please read my reports. 

Ross: Is vision meeting the same? Aslynne: Vision should be for discussing a lot more than the business meeting. 

8. Confirm Next Meeting

Next meetings will take place on…

TBD for the next vision meeting

TBD for the next business meeting


9. Adjournment

Meeting adjourned at  5:23 PM CDT. 

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