DATE: June 20, 2018
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Faulkner County Library
Members Present: Deborly Wade, Kristy Carter, Annette Greenland, Maria Jones, Shelley Mehl, Ann Owens, Amanda Potter Cole, Amanda Smallwood, Marie Smallwood, Laura Sullivan, Janice Weddle, Jessica Angel, Maureen Skinner
Call to order
The annual planning meeting was called to order by Deb Wade and a quorum was verified. Laura Sullivan volunteered to take minutes pending election of branch secretary.
Annett Greenland reviewed minutes from the reboot meeting and made a report on treasury with a remaining balance of $512.78.
A presentation of gifts for service were given to Annett Greenland and Deb Wade.
Deb Wade opened the floor for election of branch president, branch treasurer, and branch secretary.
- Amanda Porter Cole was nominated and accepted as Conway Branch President (2018-2020).
- Marie Smallwood was nominated and accepted as Conway Branch Treasurer (2018-2020).
- Laura Sullivan was nominated and accepted as Conway Branch Secretary 2018-2020).
Establish Goals for 2018-2019
Amanda Porter Cole stated that she would establish social media on facebook for the Conway group. She encouraged members to join to have access to member only information. After discussion, the group agreed to meet quarterly and our primary focus would be on increasing equity for women and girls.
The group discussed setting up a Candidate Forum prior to the November elections. Maureen Skinner stated that she would contact the candidates. Amanda stated that she would work with Maureen on setting up the forum.
Social Media Engagement
In addition, Amanda stated that she will research to determine if there are concerns or issues that AAUW can support by social media.
A women’s march will be held in January and it was discussed that our branch participate.
The group discussed sponsoring a student for the student leadership conference (NCCWSL). Estimated cost for registration is $450.00 and airfare $500.00. It was suggested to seek support from colleges, universities or businesses to sponsor a student.
The dues collected for 2018-2019 totaled $699.00.
Maria stated that the state goal for fundraising income for AAUW Fund and Action fund is $35.00 per member ($455.00) which qualifies the branch for Diamond Award for Fundraising.
Each branch has a national website which cost $120.00. Our current data on the website needs to be updated with new content.
The group agreed to pay registration cost ($45.00) for the branch president to attend the AAUW convention to be held in Little Rock. (reduced from $120.00)
The budget was revised and the goal of raising $455.00 for AAUW Fund raising and Action Fund was added which left a remaining balance of $132.78.
A discussion was held on finding a bank that does not charge a monthly fee. Marie Smallwood stated that she would research options.
A motion was made and the budget was accepted.
The following members will make up the bylaws committee: Deb Wade, Annett Greenland, Maria Jones, Amanda Porter Cole, Laura Sullivan
The next quarterly meeting was tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, September 18 from 5:30-7:30. The location will be determined at a later date. Members will be informed of meeting location via facebook and email.
Membership applications were distributed. Meeting was adjourned at 7:00.
Submitted by Conway Branch Secretary Laura Sullivan