(1:49pm meeting starts)

Activities
Shusara mentioned we could offer yoga. Meghan hopes that as we grow we attract people willing to volunteer.

Cease and Desist Letter
Shusara hasn't responded to the cease and desist letter in regards to our name. She wants to talk to the Rimboche. She feels that worst case scenario is we go back to our previous name: Shambhalla.

Community Engagement
Shusara asked Linda to keep track of ideas for community engagement. Continue to look for ad space. Shusara mentioned advertising in Creative Loafing.

Donation Scripts
Tim wanted to talk about the donation scripts.

Tim mentioned he thinks passing the donation bag around right after the event starts or right before it ends is a good idea. Shusara said for satsang we should ask before the person enters the room.

Meghan didn't agree with stating that donations are required because by law we can't require that. She mentioned that she had an idea of using donation receipts similar to how Goodwill does things. Accountants weren't okay with doing that involving cash.

PielleAyan wanted to encourage people to donate on a monthly basis. She had a script for the Q/A that she shared. Tim thought we should do both in terms of monthly donation and per event donation.

Mentioning of sending a monthly email to interested people, could include a donation button on there. Email would have things like upcoming events.

The Meetup mindset is people getting together, not that it's a person's livelihood. Satsang is the only event we couldn't require a donation. The law requirement is that a regular service can't be charged for so it is possible for satsang to have a fee if another event were recurring and free. The group mentioned to stop asking for donations at events and charge instead.

Elemental Healing
We aren't going to pre-book rooms in Elemental Healing.

Monthly Charity Donation
Meghan mentioned that we have $111 extra. She also mentioned that no one else but us has been giving to the monthly charity donation so board agreed to just send the money to KCSA.

Monthly Newsletter
Meghan wants to do the monthly newsletter. Submissions would have to be submitted 7 days prior. We're going to try for January 1 for the first. Getting the email list compiled is something to do.

Reaching People
Perry thought about manning phones at PBS and they mention us an organization.

Linda thinks we should go out to the people and not just rely on people coming to us. Tim mentioned that the work we do is valuable to everyone regardless of their profession or religion. Shusara said we would have to have the work staged in such a way that it could appeal to other people.

Shusara's Outdoor Shed
Shusara announced that Tim agreed to fund the complete structure Shusara will need for her space.

(3:19pm meeting ends)
(January 3 is next meeting)

(1:49pm meeting starts)

Activities
Shusara mentioned we could offer yoga. Meghan hopes that as we grow we attract people willing to volunteer.

Cease and Desist Letter
Shusara hasn't responded to the cease and desist letter in regards to our name. She wants to talk to the Rimboche. She feels that worst case scenario is we go back to our previous name: Shambhalla.

Community Engagement
Shusara asked Linda to keep track of ideas for community engagement. Continue to look for ad space. Shusara mentioned advertising in Creative Loafing.

Donation Scripts
Tim wanted to talk about the donation scripts.

Tim mentioned he thinks passing the donation bag around right after the event starts or right before it ends is a good idea. Shusara said for satsang we should ask before the person enters the room.

Meghan didn't agree with stating that donations are required because by law we can't require that. She mentioned that she had an idea of using donation receipts similar to how Goodwill does things. Accountants weren't okay with doing that involving cash.

PielleAyan wanted to encourage people to donate on a monthly basis. She had a script for the Q/A that she shared. Tim thought we should do both in terms of monthly donation and per event donation.

Mentioning of sending a monthly email to interested people, could include a donation button on there. Email would have things like upcoming events.

The Meetup mindset is people getting together, not that it's a person's livelihood. Satsang is the only event we couldn't require a donation. The law requirement is that a regular service can't be charged for so it is possible for satsang to have a fee if another event were recurring and free. The group mentioned to stop asking for donations at events and charge instead.

Elemental Healing
We aren't going to pre-book rooms in Elemental Healing.

Monthly Charity Donation
Meghan mentioned that we have $111 extra. She also mentioned that no one else but us has been giving to the monthly charity donation so board agreed to just send the money to KCSA.

Monthly Newsletter
Meghan wants to do the monthly newsletter. Submissions would have to be submitted 7 days prior. We're going to try for January 1 for the first. Getting the email list compiled is something to do.

Reaching People
Perry thought about manning phones at PBS and they mention us an organization.

Linda thinks we should go out to the people and not just rely on people coming to us. Tim mentioned that the work we do is valuable to everyone regardless of their profession or religion. Shusara said we would have to have the work staged in such a way that it could appeal to other people.

Shusara's Outdoor Shed
Shusara announced that Tim agreed to fund the complete structure Shusara will need for her space.

(3:19pm meeting ends)
(January 3 is next meeting)