Becky Chiao's blog

Saturday Morning Music

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I love waking up on  Saturday mornings listening to Swing and Country and then getting out of bed and puttering around listening to Music From the True Vine.  I've been trying  to figure out the difference between country and bluegrass by listening.  My guess this morning is that country has steel guitars and that bluegrass has fiddles.

I'm looking forward to the Haiti fundraiser on Thursday.

Was the Square Dance just a week ago?

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Yes.  What a fun time it was; finishing up a successful membership drive made it all the sweeter.

The first month of 2010 is almost over

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Monday's board meeting went way long.  My nerves were frayed by the end, but we started out great with a Burns Night celebration brought to us by Maire Cullen.  I hope to feel recovered in time for the Square Dance Saturday night, dancing under the full moon.

My Week in Review

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I've been planning to write a blog entry about my week with KBOO.  Now that it is almost over, I don't think I can do it justice.  MLK Day I got to sit at the KBOO table at the Skanner Breakfast next to an old friend Liz Perry and her husband Armando.  I don't think I've ever heard Ron Wyden speak in person before.  He was more energetic than I'd expected. 

Draft Agenda 1/25/10 meeting

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Meeting of the KBOO Board of Directors

January 25, 2010 6 pm 

*Alternate Location 12 SE 14th Men's Resource Center btwn Burnside and Ankeny

Draft Agenda

 

Introductory Matters

  • KBOO House Rules--How We Treat Each Other
  • Board Member Check-In
  • Public Comments
  • December Minutes Approval

New Board Member Appointment--Introductions and Closed Session Interviews and Deliberation

Homework/Review

  • Conflict of Interest Law

Committee Matters

January Board Meeting--Location Change

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 The January meeting of the KBOO Board of Directors is coming up on Monday the 25th starting at 6 p.m.  Since Membership Central will be set up in our normal meeting space, we have to relocate.

The site of the 1/25/2010 Director's Meeting will be the Men's Resource Center at 12 SE 14th Ave. between Burnside and Ankeny in SE Portland.

I'm going to work on a draft agenda this weekend.  If you have a matter that you'd like to offer for consideration, please let me know by posting here or emailing me at becky@herfingertips.com.

 

Concern about Following Rules

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Recent communications with the board have raised concern about whether rules and policies are being followed.

I refer people to 3 attachments below: KBOO House Rules and the Nonviolence and Conflict Resolution Guidelines adopted by the board in 2008.

 

 

Open Meetings Law

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At the December board meeting, volunteers raised concern that I am not familiar with the laws regarding open meetings.  It was suggested that the board look to ORS Chapter 192.610-192.690.   http://www.leg.state.or.us/ors/192.html   However, as I have communicated to some concerned parties via email, those sections of the law relate to public governmental bodies and not to non-profits like KBOO. 

December Board Meeting--Drafting the Agenda

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The December meeting of the KBOO Board of Directors will be Monday Dec. 28 at 6 pm at the station.

Here is what has been suggested for the agenda so far.  In general, if people have items for the board agenda they should let me know.

I'm not sure who is signed up to bring food.

Introductory Matters

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