Board Meeting Minutes Monday, August 8, 2016
6:58 – 7:51 p.m.
The meeting was called to order, following the Annual Meeting, at 6:58 p.m. by President Scott Goldstein.
Attending: Frank Librio, Denita Lacking-Quinn, Lauren Reed Finegan, Barry Hoffman, Michael Grant, Ed Bark, Jo Ann Holt-Caussey, Angela Madison, Sam Armstrong-Lopez, Cory Smith, Stephanie Lucero, Hugh Aynesworth, Scott Goldstein, Administrator David Wolpert
Excused Absence: Cary J. Broussard
- Approval of Minutes: July 7, 2016
- Motion made by Michael Grant and seconded by Denita Lacking-Quinn. Motion approved.
- Review of July 2016 Financials
- Vote to approve will be taken during September meeting.
BOD Officers/ Members 2016-2017
Scott Goldstein reviewed the Board of Directors and officers lists forthe coming 12 months. He serves as President, Frank Librio serves as Treasurer, and Cary J. Broussard is Board Secretary. A handout with that information was sent to all PCD Board members.
Board expectations were announced by Scott Goldstein:
- Continuous recruitment of new PCD members.
- Board members will work to keep PCD in a high profile position in the North Texas Community through vibrant, successful events.
- Purchase of extraticket at all upcoming PCD events
President Goldstein asked that all members review the Strategic Plan priorto the September Board meeting.
Board Meeting Days/Times/Locations
President Goldstein announced that Board leadership had signed paperwork to enterinto an agreement with The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (311 N. Market St., 2nd Floor). Beginning in September, PCD Board meetings willbe held there. He also shared otherdetails on the arrangement in ahandout provided to Board members.
Monthly Board meetings will continue to be held from 4-6 p.m.
A list of upcoming meetings was provided. The next Board meeting will be held on September 20. Other meetings between October 2016 and July 2017 will be held the last Tuesday of each month. The Decembermeeting willbe replaced by the Holiday Happy Hourforall PCD members.
- Motion to approve the Board meeting schedule was made by Denita Lacking-Quinn and seconded by Angela Madison. Motion approved.
Board of Director Committee Assignments
President Goldstein provided ahandout to Board members showing proposed committee assignments for all Board members and the chairs/vice chairs foreach committee. In addition to Finance, Governance, Membership, Marketing and Awards Committee,Scott Goldstein announced the addition of a Professional Development Committee.
- Motion to approve the Board meeting schedule was made by Sam Armstrong-Lopez and seconded by Ed Bark. Motion approved.
Dallas Historical Society’s annual awards for excellence luncheon sponsorship request
President Goldstein announced that PCDmember, board memberand “Legend” Hugh Aynesworth will be one of the honorees at the Dallas Historical Society’s “2016 Awards for Excellencein Community Service”luncheon on Nov. 17. Mr. Goldstein asked that the Board agree to purchase a table at the event. The cost: $1,000.
- Motion to approve was made by Frank Librio and seconded by Jo Ann Holt-Caussey. Motion approved.
Board members held a lengthy discussion about future events that the PCD will hold in 2016-2017. This included, but was not limited to, a Professional Development event, Southern Dallas/Minority Journalism event, an activity in Fort Worth, continued efforts with the Dallas Historical Society, abig fundraising event in Spring 2017, and the Excellence in Journalism Awards. More discussion and planning will occurin the nearfuture.
Cowboys Kickoff event update
Ed Bark provided an update on the event that will occur Sept. 7 at Trinity Groves from 6-8:30 p.m.
At this time, 60 tickets had been sold and just over 150 raffle tickets had been sold. He also reviewed the many raffle items that have been donated. Mr. Bark reminded Board members that proceeds from the event will benefit okaytosay.org, a mental health awareness initiative. He encouraged members
to work to sell many more raffle tickets and 140 additional tickets for “Cowboys Kickoff with
Brad, Babe, Kristi and The Dooce”.
With all current PCD business discussed, President Goldstein adjourned the meeting at 7:51 p.m. Respectfully submitted by Sam Armstrong-Lopez for Cary J. Broussard, Secretary.