Board Report – October 2013
By Jill Carlson
At the September board meeting, the Board voted to sign a lease on rental space at the Wesley Center in Downtown Minneapolis for $200 per month for one year. This arrangement failed when it was later determined that the space was already rented by another tenant. The Board agreed to continue to search for affordable spaces to display our extensive collection of atheist books that is currently in storage.
Heather Hegi promoted the newly scheduled “2014 Goals Setting Meeting” to be held at 2:00 p.m. on October 13th in the Larpenteur Estates Party Room, 1280 Larpenteur Avenue West, Saint Paul. This meeting is open to all members of MNA. One of the goals of this meeting is to foster better communication among committees and to enhance committee operations.
The Board reviewed work completed by the Public Policy committee and provided suggestions for revising MNA public policy statements.
The Board also reviewed the successes and challenges of the Saint Paul Saints Game and the Annual Conference occurring in August. General financial information was shared about expenses and revenue.
Finally, the Board addressed a request from Ben Blanchard to sponsor his work on Pathfinder Project with a financial donation. The Board agreed to solicit donations at the next MNA monthly meeting.