San Diego at the Global Leadership Conference 2017

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What is the GLC?

2017 marks the Eleventh Annual Burning Man Global Leadership Conference (GLC), a gathering of Regional Contacts, community leaders, and Burning Man staff. The GLC is Burning Man’s flagship educational event, bringing together community leaders from across the Network for four playful, celebratory days of skill-sharing, knowledge exchange, and relationship building to promote leadership and community development around the world.

 

The GLC originated in 2007, in the former Burning Man headquarters at San Francisco’s 16th & 3rd Streets. Initially named the Regional Leadership Summit, the conference hosted approximately 80 people who participated from around the world. Workshops were mainly led by Burning Man staff, while attendees and staffers alike forged connections. As that first Summit unfolded, participants witnessed the positive knowledge sharing and deepening of relationships that occurred, and organizers knew they’d continue to convene annually. The event size has increased with each subsequent year with attendance broadening beyond Regional Contacts to include event producers, community organizers, and other movers and shakers who have influenced their regions with their ideas, input, and actions.

 

For more information go to http://burningman-glc.com/

 

Why is it important?

Over the years the RCs and SDCAP have worked together to send leaders from the San Diego region to share their experiences as well as learn from others from across the globe. The valuable connections and knowledge that is exchanged helps community leaders to grow and build leadership skills which in turn improves the production of YOUtopia, fosters CoLab and supports the capacity of our 501c3 SDCAP to do more and do it better.

 

Who gets to go?

Each year BMorg gives our region access to a limited number of tickets (in 2017 10 were made available to RCs and 10 to SDCAP) and we work collaboratively to select invitees (RCs received direct invitations in addition to the 20). Invitations typically go to the current producers of YOUtopia, new SDCAP board members, YOUtopia Hub leaders, leaders in other parts of the community (major art projects, Burners Without Borders etc.) and some rising stars. Those that have taken an active role in local leadership and are interested in attending can always put their name in the hat when it comes time for the GLC invites for 2018. SanDiego@burningman.org

 

Why do we provide financial support?

For the past few years SDCAP has offered invitees a stipend designed to defray a portion of the cost of attending the GLC.  This year we gave $500 to each person which covers the ticket fee (@ $210) and a portion of travel, accommodation and food expenses (hotels rooms cost up to $800 for the weekend). Most individuals end up contributing as much from their own pockets – even after economizing as best they can by ride-sharing and room-sharing – because the Bay Area is an expensive place! We give this stipend for a number of reasons:

  1. Many invitees would be unable to attend without the financial support,
  2. We believe in supporting the education and personal development of leaders in our community,
  3. All attendees have already demonstrated an ongoing commitment to our community through active involvement with projects that serve the community,
  4. All attendees commit to bringing back and sharing their insights with the community at large, and
  5. Many attendees participate in panel discussions and lectures at the GLC – contributing their knowledges and experience back to the wider international Burning Man community.

 

What’s the purpose of these reviews?

We’re hosting a Town Hall to talk about the GLC on May 21st at CoLab and hope you’ll come out to participate in the conversation. However, it’s all but impossible to schedule a date when all of our attendees and interested community members can be present.  Knowing that, we asked each attendee to fill out detailed reviews of the event which you can read at the link below. It’s our hope that these reviews will inspire you to ask questions at the town hall or reach out to us personally so that we can share more about the event, what we’re up to in San Diego, and all that’s going on in the Burnerverse.  We also encourage people who may be interested in attending the GLC in the future to dig in and see if you’re inspired by any of what the 2017 San Diego Contingent had to say.

 

To learn more about the experience

this year please read the attendee reviews

(Unedited and as received by attendees)

https://tinyurl.com/GLC2017Reviews

 

For more in depth Q & A please attend the

San Diego GLC Town Hall on May 21st at 5:00pm at CoLab

https://tinyurl.com/GLCTownHall

SDCAP Meeting Minutes, March 8, 2017

Board of Directors Meeting (Regular)

San Diego Collaborative Arts Project, a California Non-Profit Corporation

(the “Corporation”)

March 8, 2017

San Diego, CA

MINUTES OF A MEETING of the Board of Directors of the Corporation (the “Board’) held on the 8th day of March, 2017 at  7:00 p.m. at Colab in San Diego, California.  

President’s Declaration

As regular Board meetings do not require notice to the Board pursuant to the Corporation’s Bylaws, President Colin Jemmott acted as Chairman of the meeting and Cassy Haynes acted as Secretary.

President Jemmott called the regular Board meeting to order at 7:01 PM.

Quorum

The President noted that a quorum of the Board was present and declared the Meeting open for the transaction of business.

Those in attendance and constituting a quorum were:

Board Members Present: Curt Benedetto, Stephanie Cucurullo, Colin Jemmott, Jake Holler, Greg Davidson, Cassy Haynes, Cable King, Paul McCarthy and Dominic Moretto

Absent:  Lisa Walden

Community Members Present: Kim, Ken, Brigid, Jon Ray, Meg, Dennis, Brian, Martin and Sam

Approval of Agenda

The President previously circulated the Agenda to Board via email. The Board approved the Agenda via email.

Minutes of Previous Meeting of the Board  – There was no discussion regarding the meeting minutes.  

ON MOTION DULY MADE BY STEPHANIE CUCURULLO, SECONDED AND CARRIED, IT WAS RESOLVED THAT the minutes of the meeting of the Board held on 2/22/17 be approved.

President’s Report   

  • New Board Members

ON MOTION DULY MADE BY STEPHANIE CUCURULLO, SECONDED AND CARRIED, IT WAS RESOLVED THAT Greg Davidson’s term as a Director of the Board is extinguished as of 3/8/17.

ON MOTION DULY MADE BY STEPHANIE CUCURULLO, SECONDED AND CARRIED, IT WAS RESOLVED THAT Dominic Moretto’s term as a Director of the Board is extinguished as of 3/8/17.

ON MOTION DULY MADE BY STEPHANIE CUCURULLO, SECONDED AND CARRIED, IT WAS RESOLVED THAT Jake Holler’s term as a Director of the Board is extinguished as of 3/8/17.

ON MOTION DULY MADE BY STEPHANIE CUCURULLO, SECONDED AND CARRIED, IT WAS RESOLVED THAT Lisa Walden’s term as a Director of the Board shall be extended until the 1st Wednesday of March 2020.

ON MOTION DULY MADE BY STEPHANIE CUCURULLO, SECONDED AND CARRIED, IT WAS RESOLVED THAT Kim Eisenberg is hereby added to the Board as a Director for a term commencing 3/8/17 and expiring on the 1st Wednesday of March 2020.

ON MOTION DULY MADE BY STEPHANIE CUCURULLO, SECONDED AND CARRIED, IT WAS RESOLVED THAT Ken Simmons is hereby added to the Board as a Director for a term commencing 3/8/17 and expiring on the 1st Wednesday of March 2020.

  • Colin has changed the Google drive and email addresses; Board will be able to view Youtopia documents through Google suite.
  • Dominic to move the art grant information and provide information to Cassy.
  • 5/20/17 Board retreat tentative; Colin has contacted retreat speaker.

Treasurer’s Report  

  • Treasurer’s report emailed before meeting.
  • GLC checks cleared.
  • Bank of Internet cannot do account splitting/names on accounts; Need local check account; leave money market with BOI.

Secretary’s Report

  • Drafted SDCAP Code of Conduct.

Regional Contact Report – N/A

Youtopia Report –  Jon Ray

  • Going well; 1st Leads meeting occurred on 3/7/17; 52 leads and almost 100% attendance.
  • Website being developed by community members donating professional time, design and website maintenance for 6 months at a cost of $300 per month.  
  • Theme announced “Youtopia or Dystopia – Spectrum of Reality”; contacted website designer and requested that theme design is positive.
  • Tribal campground conducting a meeting on 3/13/17; anticipate receipt of a draft contract shortly thereafter.

Colab Report – Meg

  • New tools acquired with donation funds; Tool training and safety classes occurring soon..
  • Workshops taking place (sewing, crafting); CAD design classes taking a bit longer to set up than expected.
  • Journey continuing to build; Effect did not receive funding and therefore not building at Colab; Colab has room for another large build.
  • Colab and Chill taking place frequently.
  • Colab will assume task of paying bills directly through Colab bank account; Board asked for monthly expenditures to be sent to Board for oversight purposes; Treasurer to send a report to Colab regarding expenses for past 12 months.
  • Paint Green trailer not moved, not as urgent due to a build not receiving funding; Paint Green to continue to look for storage space for trailer.
  • Reached out to landlord on adjacent property regarding availability in April, no response as of yet.

Additional Business

  • Powertrip discussion.
  • Draft RFP for additional event sent to Board for review.
  • Code of Conduct for Leads.

ON MOTION DULY MADE BY STEPHANIE CUCURULLO, SECONDED AND CARRIED, IT WAS RESOLVED THAT the Board adopt the “SDCAP Leads Code of Conduct” and “Social Media Policy” previously routed to the Board via email on 3/7/17.

  • “Eyeball” Art Grant Request discussion.
  • San Diego vs. non-local art grant discussion.
  • Youtopia Budget discussion.

Termination of Meeting

There being no further business, ON MOTION DULY MADE, SECONDED AND CARRIED, the meeting was adjourned at 9:11 PM.

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SDCAP Board Meeting Minutes, February 22, 2017

Board of Directors Meeting (Regular)

San Diego Collaborative Arts Project, a California Non-Profit Corporation

(the “Corporation”)

February 22, 2017

San Diego, CA
MINUTES OF A MEETING of the Board of Directors of the Corporation (the “Board’) held on the 22nd day of February, 2017 at  7:00 p.m. at Colab in San Diego, California.  

President’s Declaration

As regular Board meetings do not require notice to the Board pursuant to the Corporation’s Bylaws, President Colin Jemmott acted as Chairman of the meeting and Cassy Haynes acted as Secretary.

President Jemmott called the regular Board meeting to order at 7:04 PM.

Quorum

The President noted that a quorum of the Board was present and declared the Meeting open for the transaction of business.

Those in attendance and constituting a quorum were:

Board Members Present: Curt Benedetto, Stephanie Cucurullo, Colin Jemmott, Jake Holler, Lisa Walden, Greg Davidson, Cassy Haynes, and Cable King

Absent:  Paul McCarthy and Dominic Moretto

Community Members Present: Ramiro, Ken, Kim, Denise & Brady

Approval of Agenda

The President previously circulated the Agenda to Board via email. The Board approved the Agenda via email.

Minutes of Previous Meeting of the Board  – There was no discussion regarding the meeting minutes.  

ON MOTION DULY MADE BY STEPHANIE CUCURULLO, SECONDED AND CARRIED, IT WAS RESOLVED THAT the minutes of the meeting of the Board held on 2/8/17 be approved.

President’s Report   

  • Adding Youtopia to SDCAP’s Google suite in order to create more internal document ownership controls.

Treasurer’s Report  

  • Treasurer’s report emailed before meeting.

Secretary’s Report

  • Organizing and archiving historical files from previous Executive Director.
  • Onboarding Binder.

Regional Contact Report – Brady

  • RC’s held a meeting and they are working through outreach ideas regarding new RC candidates, including contacting Meta-Regionals for information before announcing search publicly.  RC’s have spoken with a few candidates.
  • Nicole pursuing Youtopia being designated an official regional event with BMorg.

Youtopia Report –  Lisa for Jon Ray & Natural

  • Finished interview process for now; Only 3 leads positions are open.
  • Proposed Youtopia budget sent to Board for review on 2/22/17.
  • Reviewing RFPs for new website.

Colab Report – Lisa

  • Colab has been open 9-5 for past couple of weeks & by April will be full with builds.
  • Router classes back in swing.
  • Tool shed is built and Colab Managers will acquire tools with donated funds in next few days.
  • 3D printers and laser in full use.
  • The Journey team is around quite a bit and is helping around Colab.
  • 14 people on staff now.
  • Contract with Cox Cable signed; getting new internet on 2/23/17.
  • Paint Green trailer leaving Colab soon.

Additional Business

  • Powertrip
  • Retreat Topics
  • GLC – Curt will be speaking at a Pod
  • Website discussion

Termination of Meeting

There being no further business, ON MOTION DULY MADE, SECONDED AND CARRIED, the meeting was adjourned at 8:35 PM.

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SDCAP Board Meeting Minutes, February 8, 2017

Board of Directors Meeting (Special)

San Diego Collaborative Arts Project, a California Non-Profit Corporation

(the “Corporation”)

February 8, 2017

San Diego, CA

MINUTES OF A MEETING of the Board of Directors of the Corporation (the “Board’) held on the 8th day of February, 2017 at  7:00 p.m. at Colab in San Diego, California.  

President’s Declaration

As regular Board meetings do not require notice to the Board pursuant to the Corporation’s Bylaws, President Colin Jemmott acted as Chairman of the meeting and Cassy Haynes acted as Secretary.

President Jemmott called the regular Board meeting to order at 7:03 PM.

Quorum

The President noted that a quorum of the Board was present and declared the Meeting open for the transaction of business.

Those in attendance and constituting a quorum were:

Board Members Present: Curt Benedetto, Paul McCarthy, Stephanie Cucurullo, Colin Jemmott, Jake Holler, Lisa Walden, Greg Davidson, Cassy Haynes, Cable King, and Dominic Moretto

Absent:  None

Community Members Present: Jon Ray, Natural, Brady, Meg, Ramiro, and Ken.

Approval of Agenda

The President previously circulated the Agenda to Board via email. The Board approved the Agenda via email.

Minutes of Previous Meeting of the Board  – There was no discussion regarding the meeting minutes.  

ON MOTION DULY MADE BY LISA WALDEN, SECONDED AND CARRIED, IT WAS RESOLVED THAT the minutes of the meetings of the Board held on 1/25/17 and 2/1/17 be approved.

President’s Report   

  • Retreat 2/25 & 2/26, need to create plan and agenda
  • Performed initial research into financing for acquisition of warehouse space

ON MOTION DULY MADE BY LISA WALDEN, SECONDED AND CARRIED, IT WAS RESOLVED THAT $200.00 shall be allocated for Board Retreat meals and beverages.

Treasurer’s Report  

  • Treasurer’s report emailed before meeting
  • Researching new banking options

Secretary’s Report

  • Organizing and archiving historical files from previous Executive Director
  • Onboarding Binder

Regional Contact Report – N/A

Youtopia Report –  Jon Ray

  • Leads Interview process going well; teams are looking strong
  • There has been movement with the Tribe regarding the Contract
  • Putting together RFP for new website.

Colab Report – Lisa and Meg

  • Org chart created in poster sized/dry erase format
  • Taking on new civic engagement activities and will have a person in charge of such activities
  • Growth rate in the past month has been rather extraordinary
  • Continued research and work on safety and evacuation plans
  • Plumbing issues are being resolved; line was hydro-jetted, but more is needed; Landlord paying for hydro-jet via rent credit

Additional Business

  • Guidelines for GLC attendance; Meg leading Pod on Volunteer succession
  • Colin requested funding for purchase of book regarding consensus.

ON MOTION DULY MADE BY CASSY HAYNES, SECONDED AND CARRIED, IT WAS RESOLVED THAT $32.31 shall be granted to Colin Jemmott for the acquisition of “Consensus through Conversation” books for each Board member.

  • Board to send message (including deadline for submission)  to artists re: funding for Burning Man art projects.
  • Fiscal sponsorship discussion; Colin will take point on researching fiscal sponsorship (in general), but will work with Stephanie and Curt to look into fiscal sponsorship.
  • Art Grant Request:  The Effect (BM Honorarium Project)

ON MOTION DULY MADE BY DOMINIC MORETTO, SECONDED AND CARRIED**, IT WAS RESOLVED THAT SDCAP will grant $4,000.00 to “The Effect” contingent upon the project being built at Burning Man and/or Youtopia.  If the project is not built at either Burning Man or Youtopia, then the funds will be returned to SDCAP.

**Stephanie Cucurullo and Curt Benedetto recused themselves from voting.

Termination of Meeting

There being no further business, ON MOTION DULY MADE, SECONDED AND CARRIED, the meeting was adjourned at 8:55 PM.

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Board of Directors Meeting (Special)

San Diego Collaborative Arts Project, a California Non-Profit Corporation

(the “Corporation”)

February 8, 2017

San Diego, CA

 

MINUTES OF A MEETING of the Board of Directors of the Corporation (the “Board’) held on the 8th day of February, 2017 at  7:00 p.m. at Colab in San Diego, California.  

President’s Declaration

As regular Board meetings do not require notice to the Board pursuant to the Corporation’s Bylaws, President Colin Jemmott acted as Chairman of the meeting and Cassy Haynes acted as Secretary.

President Jemmott called the regular Board meeting to order at 7:03 PM.

Quorum

The President noted that a quorum of the Board was present and declared the Meeting open for the transaction of business.

Those in attendance and constituting a quorum were:

Board Members Present: Curt Benedetto, Paul McCarthy, Stephanie Cucurullo, Colin Jemmott, Jake Holler, Lisa Walden, Greg Davidson, Cassy Haynes, Cable King, and Dominic Moretto

Absent:  None

Community Members Present: Jon Ray, Natural, Brady, Brady, Meg, Ramiro, and Ken.

Approval of Agenda

The President previously circulated the Agenda to Board via email. The Board approved the Agenda via email.

Minutes of Previous Meeting of the Board  – There was no discussion regarding the meeting minutes.  

ON MOTION DULY MADE BY LISA WALDEN, SECONDED AND CARRIED, IT WAS RESOLVED THAT the minutes of the meetings of the Board held on 1/25/17 and 2/1/17 be approved.

President’s Report   

  • Retreat 2/25 & 2/26, need to create plan and agenda
  • Performed initial research into financing for acquisition of warehouse space

ON MOTION DULY MADE BY LISA WALDEN, SECONDED AND CARRIED, IT WAS RESOLVED THAT $200.00 shall be allocated for Board Retreat meals and beverages.

Treasurer’s Report  

  • Treasurer’s report emailed before meeting
  • Researching new banking options

Secretary’s Report

  • Organizing and archiving historical files from previous Executive Director
  • Onboarding Binder

Regional Contact Report – N/A

Youtopia Report –  Jon Ray

  • Leads Interview process going well; teams are looking strong
  • There has been movement with the Tribe regarding the Contract
  • Putting together RFP for new website.

Colab Report – Lisa and Meg

  • Org chart created in poster sized/dry erase format
  • Taking on new civic engagement activities and will have a person in charge of such activities
  • Growth rate in the past month has been rather extraordinary
  • Continued research and work on safety and evacuation plans
  • Plumbing issues are being resolved; line was hydro-jetted, but more is needed; Landlord paying for hydro-jet via rent credit

Additional Business

  • Guidelines for GLC attendance; Meg leading Pod on Volunteer succession
  • Colin requested funding for purchase of book regarding consensus.

ON MOTION DULY MADE BY CASSY HAYNES, SECONDED AND CARRIED, IT WAS RESOLVED THAT $32.31 shall be granted to Colin Jemmott for the acquisition of “Consensus through Conversation” books for each Board member.

  • Board to send message (including deadline for submission)  to artists re: funding for Burning Man art projects.
  • Fiscal sponsorship discussion; Colin will take point on researching fiscal sponsorship (in general), but will work with Stephanie and Curt to look into fiscal sponsorship.
  • Art Grant Request:  The Effect (BM Honorarium Project)

ON MOTION DULY MADE BY DOMINIC MORETTO, SECONDED AND CARRIED**, IT WAS RESOLVED THAT SDCAP will grant $4,000.00 to “The Effect” contingent upon the project being built at Burning Man and/or Youtopia.  If the project is not built at either Burning Man or Youtopia, then the funds will be returned to SDCAP.

**Stephanie Cucurullo and Curt Benedetto recused themselves from voting.

Termination of Meeting

There being no further business, ON MOTION DULY MADE, SECONDED AND CARRIED, the meeting was adjourned at 8:55 PM.
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SDCAP Board Meeting Minutes, February 1, 2017

Board of Directors Meeting (Special)

San Diego Collaborative Arts Project, a California Non-Profit Corporation

(the “Corporation”)

February 1, 2017

San Diego, CA

 

MINUTES OF A MEETING of the Board of Directors of the Corporation (the “Board’) held on the 1st day of February, 2017 at  7:00 p.m. at Colab in San Diego, California.  

President’s Declaration This special Board meeting was announced at the regular meeting on 1/25/17.  President Colin Jemmott acted as Chairman of the meeting and Cassy Haynes acted as Secretary.

President Jemmott called the special Board meeting to order at 7:01 PM.

Quorum

The President noted that a quorum of the Board was present and declared the Meeting open for the transaction of business.

Those in attendance and constituting a quorum were:

Board Members Present: Curt Benedetto, Paul McCarthy, Stephanie Cucurullo, Colin Jemmott, Jake Holler, Greg Davidson, Cassy Haynes, and Dominic Moretto

Absent:  Lisa Walden

Community Members Present: Jon Ray, Natural, Jasmine, Fin, Ken, Dag, Marty, Marie and Bob.

Approval of Agenda

The President previously circulated the Agenda to Board via email. The Board approved the Agenda via email.

Minutes of Previous Meeting of the Board  – N/A

President’s Report –  N/A

Treasurer’s Report – N/A

Secretary’s Report – N/A

Executive Session (7:00-8:00 PM)

GLC

  • Pod tickets and attendees are not yet determined
  • 2 RCs will not be attending.
  • Subject to the Pod attendee list, SDCAP will disburse $500 as a stipend for each San Diego delegate. Such amount is inclusive of GLC ticket price

New Directors

  • Great pool of strong candidates this year
  • Difficult decision; Board looked at needs of Board and merits of each candidate; Community feedback factored heavily into the decision.  
  • Ken Simmons, Lisa Walden and Kim Eisenberg will be new SDCAP Board members commencing March 2017.
  • BOD to reach out to all nominees; Steph to draft email to nominees; appointed Board member will have direct conversation with nominees
  • Will seek feedback regarding process
  • Colin requests that the Board purchase “Consensus through Conversation” for existing and new Board members.

Executive Session (8:32 – 10:02 PM).

  • Note:  Dominic strongly objected to closed session

Termination of Meeting

There being no further business, ON MOTION DULY MADE, SECONDED AND CARRIED, the meeting was adjourned at 10:02 PM.

 

SDCAP Board Meeting Minutes, January 25, 2017

Board of Directors Meeting (Regular)

San Diego Collaborative Arts Project, a California Non-Profit Corporation

(the “Corporation”)

January 25, 2017

San Diego, CA

 

MINUTES OF A MEETING of the Board of Directors of the Corporation (the “Board’) held on the 25th day of January, 2017 at  7:00 p.m. at Colab in San Diego, California.  

President’s Declaration

As regular Board meetings do not require notice to the Board pursuant to the Corporation’s Bylaws, President Colin Jemmott acted as Chairman of the meeting and Cassy Haynes acted as Secretary.

President Jemmott called the regular Board meeting to order at 7:01 PM.

Quorum

The President noted that a quorum of the Board was present and declared the Meeting open for the transaction of business.

Those in attendance and constituting a quorum were:

Board Members Present: Curt Benedetto, Paul McCarthy, Stephanie Cucurullo, Colin Jemmott, Jake Holler, Lisa Walden, Greg Davidson, Cassy Haynes, and Dominic Moretto

Absent:  Cable King

Community Members Present: Jon Ray, Natural, Jasmine, Brady, Fin, Sarah, Ken, and Bob.

Approval of Agenda

The President previously circulated the Agenda to Board via email. The Board approved the Agenda via email.

Minutes of Previous Meeting of the Board  – There was no discussion regarding the meeting minutes.  

ON MOTION DULY MADE BY STEPHANIE CUCURULLO, SECONDED AND CARRIED, IT WAS RESOLVED THAT the minutes of the meeting of the Board held on 1/11/17 be approved.

President’s Report –  

  • Retreat 2/25 & 2/26
  • Special Board Meeting re: new Board Members will be held on 2/1/17

Treasurer’s Report – N/A

Secretary’s Report – N/A

Regional Contact Report – Fin/Brady

  • Interviews for new RC’s taking place; Will publicly announce openings soon for interested candidates
  • SW Regional Summit pushed back for a year
  • RC’s met with BOD reps (Curt & Jake) to determine GLC list of attendees; List may shift somewhat because of Pod attendance or new Board members if different than list; GLC tickets must be purchased
  • RCs to work with President Jemmott to begin process of certifying Youtopia as official BM Regional event.

Youtopia Report –  Jon Ray

  • Leads interviews taking place

Colab Report – Lisa

  • Colab at full capacity; new laser training classes; new CNC router training classes
  • 4 new lab rats; Colab management becoming more organized (manuals, org charts, etc.)
  • Colab almost fully staffed so it may operate 9-9
  • Building a tool shed/dog house for tools; using Youtopia scanners for tool check in/out
  • Camera’d the blocked sewer line; hydro-jet will occur soon

New Directors

  • Community feedback process going well but less than 100 people have voted thus far
  • Board meeting on 2/1 to choose new Directors; Executive session from 7-8 to discuss  candidates and then open meeting to follow to announce new Directors.

Additional Business

  • Powertrip
  • Minimum standards to serve in leadership positions discussed, subject matter tabled for retreat.
  • Discussion with former Producer of Youtopia regarding unresolved issues

Termination of Meeting

There being no further business, ON MOTION DULY MADE, SECONDED AND CARRIED, the meeting was adjourned at 10:15 PM.

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SDCAP Board Meeting Minutes, January 11, 2017

Board of Directors Meeting (Regular)

San Diego Collaborative Arts Project, a California Non-Profit Corporation

(the “Corporation”)

January 11, 2017

San Diego, CA

 

MINUTES OF A MEETING of the Board of Directors of the Corporation (the “Board’) held on the 11th day of January, 2017 at  7:00 p.m. at Colab in San Diego, California.  

President’s Declaration

As regular Board meetings do not require notice to the Board pursuant to the Corporation’s Bylaws, President Colin Jemmott acted as Chairman of the meeting and Cassy Haynes acted as Secretary.

President Jemmott called the regular Board meeting to order at 7:03 PM.

Quorum

The President noted that a quorum of the Board was present and declared the Meeting open for the transaction of business.

Those in attendance and constituting a quorum were:

Board Members Present: Curt Benedetto, Paul McCarthy, Stephanie Cucurullo, Colin Jemmott, Jake Holler, Lisa Walden, Cable King, Cassy Haynes, and Dominic Moretto

Absent:  Greg Davidson

Community Members Present: Jon Ray, Natural, Jasmine, Meg, Denise, Marty, Marie, Nicole, Ali, and Ramiro

Approval of Agenda

The President previously circulated the Agenda to Board via email. The Board approved the Agenda via email.

Minutes of Previous Meeting of the Board  – There was no discussion regarding the meeting minutes.  

ON MOTION DULY MADE BY PAUL MCCARTHY, SECONDED AND CARRIED, IT WAS RESOLVED THAT the minutes of the meeting of the Board held on 12/28/16 be approved.

President’s Report –  

  • Whistleblower Policy put online
  • Retreat 2/25 & 2/26

Treasurer’s Report

  • Youtopia is reconciled

Secretary’s Report

  • Historical files being reviewed and organized
  • Preparation of Onboarding Binder

Regional Contact Report

  • Social Network issues re: community feedback re: elections
  • Working on GLC attendee list/recommendations

Youtopia Report –  Jon Ray

  • 2016 Wrapped Up
  • Colin to send Afterburn Report to BM Project; Post Report publicly
  • 2017- waiting to hear from Tribe, no intent to increase population
  • 2017 planning off to good start; budget will be proposed by BOD retreat

Colab Report – Jon Ray/Natural

  • 2016 budget
  • Expansion on hold until April
  • BM Projects will be using Colab for builds
  • Router classes occurring; CAD & tool safety classes starting in February
  • Large donation for materials and classes is progressing, but tightening up procedures first
  • Laser will now charge small hourly rate for commercial projects to fund maintenance of laser
  • Maintenance of Colab; Colab will pay for portos directly and reduce rent accordingly.

Additional Business

  • GLC Planning
  • Board nominations discussions; Town Hall
  • Figment debrief
  • Executive Session

Termination of Meeting

There being no further business, ON MOTION DULY MADE, SECONDED AND CARRIED, the meeting was adjourned at 9:15 PM.

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SDCAP Board Meeting Minutes, December 28, 2016

Board of Directors Meeting (Regular)

San Diego Collaborative Arts Project, a California Non-Profit Corporation

(the “Corporation”)

December 28, 2016

San Diego, CA

 

MINUTES OF A MEETING of the Board of Directors of the Corporation (the “Board’) held on the 28th day of December, 2016 at  7:00 p.m. at Colab in San Diego, California.  

President’s Declaration

As regular Board meetings do not require notice to the Board pursuant to the Corporation’s Bylaws, President Colin Jemmott acted as Chairman of the meeting and Cassy Haynes acted as Secretary.

President Jemmott called the regular Board meeting to order at 7:01 PM.

Quorum

The President noted that a quorum of the Board was present and declared the Meeting open for the transaction of business.

Those in attendance and constituting a quorum were:

Board Members Present: Curt Benedetto, Paul McCarthy, Stephanie Cucurullo, Colin Jemmott, Jake Holler, Lisa Walden, Greg Davidson, Cassy Haynes, and Dominic Moretto

Absent:  Cable King

Community Members Present: Lisa G., Hayden, Kim, Jon Ray, Jasmine, Meg, Denise, Marty and Marie,

Approval of Agenda

The President previously circulated the Agenda to Board via email. The Board approved the Agenda via email.

Minutes of Previous Meeting of the Board  – There was no discussion regarding the meeting minutes.  

ON MOTION DULY MADE BY STEPHANIE CUCURULLO, SECONDED AND CARRIED, IT WAS RESOLVED THAT the minutes of the meeting of the Board held on 12/14/16 be approved.

President’s Report –  N/A

Treasurer’s Report – N/A

Secretary’s Report

  • Historical files being reviewed and organized
  • Preparation of Onboarding Manual

Regional Contact Report

  • RC’s met to finish Afterburn Report
  • Working on GLC attendee list/recommendations
  • Dom nominated as the Regional Contact for the Burning Man Global Art Grants

Youtopia Report –  Jon Ray

  • Afterburn Report

Colab Report – Jon Ray

  • Donation made for equipment
  • Safety issues/concerns; would like to order more fire extinguishers
  • Laser will now charge small hourly rate for commercial projects to fund maintenance of laser
  • Colab expansion

ON MOTION DULY MADE BY STEPHANIE CUCURULLO, SECONDED AND CARRIED, IT WAS RESOLVED THAT Jon Ray shall have the right to sign a month-to-month lease and, within the first 30 days, SDCAP will collaborate with the Colab team to vet proposal for first year of expansion.

Additional Business

  • Powertrip
  • Board nominations discussions

Termination of Meeting

There being no further business, ON MOTION DULY MADE, SECONDED AND CARRIED, the meeting was adjourned at 9:42 PM.

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Mini Man 2.0

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In 2013 the YOUtopia Art Curation team provided a grant to build Mini Man, a scaled down wooden replica of the Burning Man effigy created by Boone Brabon. This iconic symbol greeted participants at our regional event for several years and was perched on top of CoLab when not being used for other events like on the Burner float for the SD Pride parade. After much use and several repairs it was time to start thinking about an upgrade that would provide longevity and the desire for…FIRE!

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SDCAP started taking proposals for Mini Man 2.0 in early 2016 and approved a grant to the team of Brock Landers, Wylie Weldy, Dawn Sardinas and several others. After months of design and fabrication Mini Man 2.0 made his debut at the SD Maker Faire during a press conference. He then made his community debut at YOUtopia 2016 and delighted participants as they entered the gate with fire that “poofed” into the dark sky.

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Mini Man 2.0 is not just a symbol but also an interactive piece that allows people to play with fire elements that are usually just witnessed. During YOUtopia we allowed several participants, as they wandered by, the opportunity to take control and it was wonderful to see them dance with joy as they sent flames shooting upward!

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Mini Man 2.0 has now climbed on top of the roof at CoLab and greets all of us as we enter to build art, have meetings, gather as community, do fundraisers and host events. Knowing that Mini Man 2.0 will be around for many years to come this was not just a worthy endeavor but a reminder of what we can do when we create…together. Thank you to all who participated and well done!