Board Minutes March 7 2018

Clayworks Board Meeting
March 7, 2018 – 5-6pm

In attendance: Deb Bedwell, Mary Ann Mears, Marcy Emmer, Larry Sandler, Ronni Aronin, Pat Halle, Alan Cooper, Leathia West and Interim ED Nicole Fall

Welcome by Sue Patz

Approval of Feb 14, 2018 Minutes
So moved and approved

Committee on Trustees: Larry
Nominating Committee Presented Bios, Board Nominated, Moved to Approve, and Unanimously Voted to Approve Carla Dunlap, Cynthia Kammann, John Gazurian, and Megan Rich

Development Committee Update – Marcy and Alan
October 11 GALA at Mt. Washington Mill, Thursday evening 6:30-10:30pm; 2 Caterer choices-Linwood or other.

June 2: Spice It Up and Student Show and Seconds Sale
Marketing and Publicity- Sara MM, Mary Ann, Marcy

2017 contributions are in the data base.
Thank you letters organized and written, ready for mail next week.
2018 will be better with a new organizational system of receiving donations and thanking.

Real Estate Committee: Sue explained this committee is meeting. Laura Penza and Cynthia Kammann are co-chairs. A huge amount of work has gone into compiling existing info to allow for research into potential best use of Gallery Building and parking lot for informational purposes only.

Advisory Group –Tylar Hinton, BCW’s Urban Arts Leadership Fellow and Nicole participated in the Carey Business School “Scope a Thon.” Interns did not materialize. Plan B: Tylar connected with Morgan State Univ. and met with Blaise DePaolo to host and coordinate with Morgan business school students.
Baker Foundation grant proposal decision for funding the charette has been postponed from March 7 to March 30. Fred Lazarus and Mary Ann will also ask T. Rowe and possibly other sources for funds. PNC is another possibility.

Future Organizational Planning: Discussed.
Meetings with Jon Humbolt, Board of Thread, Former Leader GBC; Ian Tressault and Raffa.

Program Committee –
Preparation to go to NCECA. Huge professional ceramic arts conference to utilize for messaging “we’re open,” seeking Resident Artists, and beginning to search for permament ED. Clayworks will have presence at table, in plenary sessions, exhibitions, and Deb is receiving THE Fellow of the Council Award.

Meeting Adjourned. Next meeting is April 4, 2018.

With the exception of Personnel and Legal Matters the above represents the full and complete minutes of the Board Meeting.

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