OPA Board Minutes, October 10, 2021

Minutes of the Oregon Poetry Association (OPA) Board Meeting of October 10, 2021

The meeting was scheduled to begin at 1:00 pm via Zoom.

Present: Jennifer Rood (President, Historian), Sue Fagalde Lick (Vice-President), Dan Liberthson (Secretary), Rana Tahir (Treasurer), Dave Mehler (Membership Co-chair), Dale Champlin (Newsletter and Verseweavers Editor), Lorna Rose Hahn (Membership Co-Chair, Outreach Chair) and incoming Board members Nancy Christopherson, Priscilla Hunter, and Lauren Mallett

Not Present: Susan Morse (Assistant Secretary, Adult Contest Chairperson), Rayn Roberts (At-Large)

  1. Jennifer called the meeting to order at 1:07 pm.
  2. Approval of Minutes

Approval of the September 7, 2021 OPA Board meeting minutes was moved, seconded, and unanimously voted.

III. Officer Reports

  1. Outgoing President’s Report (Jennifer Rood)

Jennifer welcomed the new Board members and mentioned that the keynote speaker at the annual conference had requested that we relay any evaluations of the conference. No arrangement for evaluations had been made, but Dave volunteered to send out a request to attendees via Wild Apricot to evaluate the keynote, workshops, and other relevant aspects.

  1. Vice-President (Sue Lick)

Outgoing Board members Jennifer, Dale, and Susan left the meeting and Sue took over as Vice President.

  1. Treasurer (Rana Tahir)

The OPA is financially healthy and made a profit this past year, which puts us in a good position to do even more programming in the coming year.

  1. New Business
  2. Election of 2021-2022 Officers
    1. President — Sue was nominated and accepted, the nomination was seconded, and the Board voted unanimously to approve.
    2. Vice-President — Nancy was nominated and accepted, the nomination was seconded, and the Board voted unanimously to approve.
    3. Secretary — Dan was nominated and accepted, the nomination was seconded, and the Board voted unanimously to approve.
    4. Treasurer — Rana was nominated and accepted, the nomination was seconded, and the Board voted unanimously to approve.
    5. Historian — Priscilla was nominated and accepted, the nomination was seconded, and the Board voted unanimously to approve.
    6. It was moved and seconded that Sue Lick be added to the Bank of America business checking
      account as a signer. The motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
  1. Other Business
  2. Selection of Committee Chairs

Rana volunteered to continue as Web Master, Dave volunteered to continue as Membership Chair, Nancy volunteered to chair the Adult Contest Committee, and Lauren volunteered to chair the Cascadia Contest. Rana mentioned that although our grant application to fund the Cascadia contest was turned down last month, we have already budgeted $2000 to fund it ourselves in 2022. Lorna volunteered to continue as Social Media chair and Dave volunteered to continue to coordinate with Dale on publications. Rana asked if we could have a committee chair for events, and Lorna volunteered for this. Dan volunteered to take care of posting the Board meeting minutes to the website.

VII. Announcements

The next Board meeting will be on Tuesday, November 9 at 7 pm.

VIII. Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 2:25 pm.

Minutes recorded and prepared by Dan Liberthson, Secretary

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