Meeting Minutes

Notice of meeting:  January 10, 2022 (via email and text)
When:  January 11, 2022
Where:  Zoom
Start:  8pm
Ended:  9pm
Attendance (virtual): Alfredo Gomez, Anne Laffoon, Chris Allen, Daniel Jedzinak, Keith Manning, Patrick DiBattista

The board discussed

  • Line Dance Instruction Committee leading efforts to schedule and coordinate lessons for Rawhides dances.
  • Clarification of policy around line dance selection and playlists
  • Keeping an eye out for new dance spaces
  • COVID policies, and following CDC and city guidelines
  • Plan for community meeting and volunteer appreciation

Notice of meeting:  Jan 3, 2021 (via email and text)
When:  January 10, 2021
Where:  Zoom
Start:  7:30pm
Ended:  8:30pm
Attendance (virtual): Alfredo Gomez, Anne Laffoon, Chris Allen, Daniel Jedzinak, Keith Manning, Patrick DiBattista
Approved by: Gomez, Allen, Lafoon, Jedzinak, Manning (1/11/2021 via email), DiBattista (1/12/2021 via text)

The board discussed

  • articulating a plan to prepare for hybrid/in-person dancing, once DC allows such events
  • options for brick-and-mortar venues for DC Rawhide’s future home
  • planning for upcoming virtual Community Meeting, on Jan 24, 2021, with an emphasis on personal outreach to encourage attendance.
  • current state of our budget, including donations and expenditures
  • frequency of dances for the upcoming year

Notice of meeting:  November 26th, 2019
When:  January 5th, 2020
Where:  U St NW
Start:  1:00pm
Ended:  3:00pm
Attendance
In persons: Alfredo Gomez, Chris Allen, Daniel Jedzinak, Keith Manning, Patrick DiBattista
By phone:  E. Anne Laffoon
Approved by:  Allen, Jedzinak, Manning, DiBattista (1/7/2020 via text)  Laffoon and Gomez (1/18/2020 by email)

The board unanimously

  • approved a code of civility to be followed by anyone representing DC Rawhides in a volunteer or official capacity.  The intent is to ensure our behavior mirrors our values and to protect the group from liability.
  • approved expending revenue from the dance (as opposed to donations) to host an event to celebrate our volunteers.  We expect it will be held at the same location as the last such event and at a similar cost.

The board discussed

  • creating a list of new potential venues
  • articulating a plan for fundraising
  • finding a means to encourage new dancers to continue dancing with us

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