Local Clay Board Meeting Minutes
March 15, 2007
In attendance : Kay Irish, Michael Fromme, Susan Fishel, Linna Muschlitz, Frank Gosar, Leslie Friedman, Paula MacCullen
We compared the budget for the past two years to determine the 2007 Budget.
Expenses 2007 2006 Income 2006 2005
President 75 (includes 25 25
Park fee for picnic)
Secretary 300 300 215
Treasurer 25 25 25
Clay in Ed 1600 1968 1400
Workshops 2000 2064 500 2000
Taxes 100 500 250
Accountant 150 125
Brochure 50 46
Carry forward from 2006 $5897
Susan motioned to approve the 2007 budget as written. Michael seconded.
January 31, 2007 was the new deadline for Local Clay membership dues in order to be eligible to participate in ClayFest. 48 people missed the deadline including three ClayFest chairs. We discussed offering a blanket grace period for ClayFest eligibility through April 15 with a $30 penalty to be paid with the ClayFest application. If someone pays Local Clay dues after January 31 and does not plan to participate in ClayFest, there is no penalty. The money received from the $30 penalty will go to Clay in Ed or Workshops. The discussion was set aside for approval at the Membership meeting.
The Local Clay/ClayFest website came up for discussion. The Board agreed that the previous year’s ClayFest website should always remain intact until the current year’s website is created. Paula recommended that any member of Local Clay should be eligible to have their work appear on the website, regardless of whether they participate in ClayFest. It was agreed that the Webmaster should be able to move pictures around but not remove photos without discussing the matter with the Board in advance. We need guidelines for the webpage. Don Clarke does an excellent job as Webmaster. Kay will ask him to write a job description for the Webmaster so we will have a better grasp of the function.