- Call to Order
Chair Mike Moore called the meeting to order at: 9:04 PM EDT
Roll call: Afton Benson, Bill Barr, Eric Shibuya, Aslynne Howes, Chris Garcia, Scott Steiskal, Mike Moore, Matan Presberg
Absent: Amy Wieliczka
2020-2021 Board Member Initiatives and Projects (New Topics at the bottom.)
Festival Outreach (All):
Update: — Eric: For IJA raffle, let me know if you’ve reached out to any new vendors and put them in touch with me
Youth Juggling Academy (Galen)
eJuggle Report (Aslynne)
OpsO Report (Scott)
Update: — Looking into Redbubble, a Teespring rival (offers wider variety of sizes and items to include a 25” duffle bag. Looking into the profit breakdown, etc,.
Future Planning (All)
Afton: (Added 5/10/21 at 11:20 am CDT) Contracts!
Okay talked to an attorney Vlad Messing https://vladmessinglaw.com/ He is offering to do 5 contracts for $3,000 Which is pretty solid from what I’ve heard from other people. This is his nonprofit/friend rate. (Contracts would be performer/emcee/advanced workshops, Festival Director/IRC Director, and Ejuggle “contract.” Remaining two would be gym waiver and bylaw review)
Mike: on reviewing our bylaws, actually have standing offer from last year’s Parliamentarian to do said review.
Afton: We should go with the Parliamentarian. Would love to have template contracts for future events/performers/etc, done by late fall
[Matan joins 9:09pm]
Afton: (Added 5/10/21 at 1:00 PM CDT)
What day works for the Annual General Meeting? Last year we did Thursday 7 PM EDT. However, Championships is at 8pm EDT that day. It may be best to do the meeting on Saturday July 17, at 1pm EDT. Thoughts?
3. Motions for Consideration
A: Motion to appoint Aslynne Howes as IJA Chair.
Author : Mike Moore
Motion : Eric
Second : Scott
Result: Motion passes
- Motion to approve the 2021 World Juggling Day budget.
Discussion: Via Josie’s budget: Is the WordPress plugin necessary?
Mike: If Event Cal Pro isn’t necessary, would that money be spent elsewhere?
Afton: Budget is a draft, so if it’s not necessary it won’t be spent
Others: [general agreement]
Scott: Price in general is low
Results: Motion passes unanimously
Varying levels of master classes on certain topics (members-only topics)
Develop ongoing series of members-only master classes. 1. Preview (free to public), 2. IJA member (100% of videos for particular Master Class, ex: 3b Box/variations), 3. Interaction with instructor (akin to Patreon interaction). Last layer would be for IJA member + additional payment (with profit sharing between IJA and instructor)
Bill: Will need to have oversight for managing the entire masterclass program (translators, website issues, etc,)
Mike: Agree, need someone designated to do that. Also want to discuss timeline of “members-only exclusivity” having sunset clause, becoming public afterwards (video series, not instructor interaction). Might have to be discussed with each individual instructor.
Mike: “Master class” is not an open invitation, we are talking about the “best.” Real question is whether this will have traction, how many people would be willing to do a class, and how many would be willing to take it?
Added by Chris G on 5/11/21: IJA Virtual Hangouts Update
Added by Chris G on 5/11/21: IJA Collab Updates
Confirm May 18th at 9:00 pm Eastern for next board meeting.
Adjourn: 10:03 PM EDT