Directors Meeting - 2017-05-18

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Directors meeting minutes for May 18th, 2017 at 6:30pm
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Minutes of the Free Geek Vancouver Directors' meeting held on Monday May 18th, 2017, 6:30pm at the Free Geek Vancouver Facility

Call To Order

Meeting commenced at 6:35, Jonathan facilitating and taking minutes


Nigel Cornwall (Pres), Rex Brocki (VP), Cori Peterson (Volunteers), Jonathan Marks (Sec),


Cindy Liu (Treas), George Rosenberg (Marketing)

Previous Minutes

Minutes of previous meeting Aprl 24th, 2017 were adopted unanimously without changes

Matters Arising from Previous Minutes

Vancity / Propeller

Propeller to present his findings to the board 2pm, Thurs May 25th.

Marketing Strategy Progess/ Marketing Strategy Committee

Committee inaugural meeting is postponed.

Mills Basic Relationship

We are not aware if we have received our first shipment from Mills.

Zero Waste Council

Nigel proceeding with developing this relationship. FGV is a hidden gem, we need to working on projecting our image and message.

Laptop Art Project

Exhibit was a great success. It created a lot of interest in our organization in the 'Art Scene'

At least one laptop has been sold so far: $475.

City of Vancouver Recycling Events

City of Vancouver has not advised of any further recycling events this year.

It is estimated that we received ~$20K in donated computers and consumer electronics from the three events we attended this year.

Motion: To issue $100 honorariums to Dunbar Volunteers and the Community Police. Passed unanimously.

Nigel is seeking quotes for branded canopy, flags and table cloths.

Nigel to communicate more with Salvation Army, building on the cooperative relationship we have already established.

Charitable Status

Establishing charitable status is in process with Nigel.

Eco Fees Beneficiary

In process with Rex and George.

Financial Report

No financial report to present.

The good news is we are not going backwards, but the bad news is nor are we going forward either. This is concerning as there is no funds for contingencies, opportunities or to increase wages.

New Business

There is no new business

Move to Adjourn

The meeting adjourned at 7:15pm, next meeting is on Thurs, June 15, 6:30pm at FGV's facility.