Meeting Date: 09/27/20 – Sunday
Minutes by: David and Kapiko
Barton and Rebecca
Beatrice and Theodor
Ced and Aravin
David and Kapiko
Ken and Anabel
Nikki and Stu
Tim and Nicki
Meeting called to order by Co-Secretary Couple Theodor and Beatrice at 11:34 a.m. PDT (8:34 p.m. CET)
Request for Unanimous Consent to Set Meeting Length at 30 Minutes
August 2020 Minutes Reviewed and Approved
Motion to approve – David
Second – Stu
Beatrice presented the Treasurer Couple’s report:
Beginning balance (August 30, 2020) = $809.63
7th Tradition = $113.00
Payment fees = ($6.70)
Welcome packets (to newcomers) = ($21.91)
Ending balance (September 26, 2020) = $894.02
Beatrice announced that a transfer will be made to the WSO at the end of August.
Motion to approve – Nikki
Second – Kapiko
Unfinished Business (Tabled from Last Business Meeting)
- Vote on Proposed Change to RCA WSO Bylaws and Standing Rules for the Annual Meetings
David related the proposal by the RCA WSO to amend its Bylaws (new paragraph 3.6.2) and Standing Rules for the Annual Meetings (new section 19.0), which, in times of public health emergency or other extraordinary circumstances, would permit the Board to hold a virtual annual convention, including the annual business meeting and the annual Board of Trustees election meeting. Reasons why the WSO Board is recommending passage of the proposal include the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the possibility that it might require cancellation of the planned 2021 annual convention in Tucson; the need to elect board members to replace those whose terms are expiring; the need to have sufficient board members to maintain the quorum necessary to conduct business; and the need to conduct business at the annual business meeting.
Stu moved to vote to approve the adoption of the changes to the RCA Bylaws and the Standing Rules for the Annual Meetings. Ken seconded the motion. The motion passed.
Following the meeting, David and Kapiko electronically submitted to the RCA WSO the ballot in favor of the two proposals.
- Invitation to Volunteer for RCA Trailblazers Service Positions
David reiterated the announcement made by Theodor and Beatrice during the recovery meeting that the terms of the current RCA Trailblazers service positions will expire on October 31, 2020. David invited members to consider volunteering for a service position at the election which will take place at the next business meeting, on October 25, 2020.
Motion to adjourn – Barton
Second – David