(2:33 start)
(Devon not present)

Started with Shusara giving Board an update on Devon. She's moved out and is beginning a new, full-time job. Atona had told Devon not to communicate with others, as part of her process, which is why Devon had not been responding to e-mails, but that has ended and Shusara’s understanding is that she can communicate now.

Shusara stressed that ALL members of the Board are being held to a higher standard. We have to function from our understandings and not from the personal self. Need to function outside the personal self as a group – the success of KCSA depends on it.

The group, as a whole, agreed that Devon absolutely has a place on the Board and has much to add to the group. The question was brought forth of her capacity to function in her role as CEO and President. The Board went over what roles are in terms of CEO as carrying and advancing the overall vision and President as running the organization on a daily basis.

Shusara asked everyone to give their view on the situation – NOT from a personal place, but from what they objectively witnessed in the time Devon has been President/CEO:

  • Perry mentioned that she always talked about having pages and pages of ideas but not much seemed to actually transpire – at least that she brought to the Board.
  • PielleAyan feels one of her strengths is that she's a talker, but she tends to talk in circles. Makes things bigger/more difficult than they need to be. Feels she's been all over the place. Thinks there's a lot going on with her personally and it has affected her work with KCSA.
  • Meghan is personally amazed by what Devon knows so making things bigger is reflective of what she sees. Thinks she's fitting for the roles, but not capable of doing them at this time. Thinks she would be a major asset.
  • Linda agrees with Meghan. Is very valuable in terms of connections. Feels her heart is in it but right now is not her time. Thinks she's challenged in getting her ideas out.
  • Shusara warns the Board not to confuse passion with commitment, as passion and the ability to execute on it are two different things. Feels that, regardless of how much we love Devon, the Board has to be realistic in looking at what the issues are and be willing to do what is necessary, in the highest good of all Board members and of KCSA. This decision simply can’t be personal.
  • Tim feels much the same as others. Mentioned she doesn't seem to follow through. She functioned well in working with Craig to incorporate KCSA. Feels she is valuable as a first contact with others in CEO role but not as President since that role is involved with the day to day tasks. She doesn't seem to want to do the role. Feels the push in March to get a full-time person for KCSA was driven by her personal desire to have a job.

Shusara shared that she found out from Linda that we don't have a space at Unity anymore, and that Devon told her that we needed to put everything on hold, but that Devon never brought this to Shusara. Clear and timely communication is imperative for anyone who holds a Board position with KCSA, and/or any other title.

All Board members present feel that Devon isn't capable of performing in her role as President or CEO. The Board hopes Devon has already come to the same conclusion and will tender her resignation as KCSA President and CEO, but will notify Devon of the Board’s decision in the event that Devon does not communicate with the Board in the time frame given (by end of Sunday, May 19).

Meghan wondered if there was a role we could make for her. Shusara suggested Devon may like to be the director of public relations when she's able to fully commit to the work.

For the time being, the Board agreed Shusara will step back into the CEO and President roles, since by law we need someone in the President position. She will maintain the role as CEO (if we even need that titled filled), but will eventually hand off the role as President to someone else. Tim has expressed interest in functioning as President and the Board was agreeable. The Board agreed that, whoever it is, it should be a gradual transition.

Linda shared that she still wants to be a bigger part of things even though her life is in flux at the moment.

Shusara would like to just do something simple for solstice. Board agreed.

The New Moon meditation brought up questions that PielleAyan thinks we should all spend time looking at:

  • What role do I see myself playing in KCSA?
  • Where do I see KCSA going?
  • What foundation do I need to lay?
  • What do I need to see and clear out (personally)?
  • What do I need to do and be during this time?
  • What do I want to see manifest for KCSA in the near future?
  • What is my value?
  • What is my worth?
  • What is my plan, how can I sustain this and keep a stable path?
  • What can I learn from others?
  • What do I believe, what do I know?
  • Remember who I AM, stay focused
  • Stay empowered
  • Assistance finding what I need

Shusara wants to emphasize the Add Your Energy part of Create a New World. Essentially flip the emphasis. Base idea would be to add your energy wherever you are even if it's not something we physically do as a group.

We're not doing a big solstice event this year so PielleAyan will contact speakers to let them know we're canceling.

Tim and Shusara will work together to talk about Add Your Energy and remaking the site.

There’s a general view that people in the community are looking for a connecting point to connect with others, we can function to assist with that.

Tim mentioned we should still continue to find a building. He mentioned the possibility of getting office space in a larger building as opposed to having an entire building. PielleAyan and Tim will explore this.

Board feels good about everything. 

Next meeting is scheduled for June 15 at 2:00.

(4:15 end)

(2:33 start)
(Devon not present)

Started with Shusara giving Board an update on Devon. She’s moved out and is beginning a new, full-time job. Atona had told Devon not to communicate with others, as part of her process, which is why Devon had not been responding to e-mails, but that has ended and Shusara’s understanding is that she can communicate now.

Shusara stressed that ALL members of the Board are being held to a higher standard. We have to function from our understandings and not from the personal self. Need to function outside the personal self as a group – the success of KCSA depends on it.

The group, as a whole, agreed that Devon absolutely has a place on the Board and has much to add to the group. The question was brought forth of her capacity to function in her role as CEO and President. The Board went over what roles are in terms of CEO as carrying and advancing the overall vision and President as running the organization on a daily basis.

Shusara asked everyone to give their view on the situation – NOT from a personal place, but from what they objectively witnessed in the time Devon has been President/CEO:

  • Perry mentioned that she always talked about having pages and pages of ideas but not much seemed to actually transpire – at least that she brought to the Board.
  • PielleAyan feels one of her strengths is that she’s a talker, but she tends to talk in circles. Makes things bigger/more difficult than they need to be. Feels she’s been all over the place. Thinks there’s a lot going on with her personally and it has affected her work with KCSA.
  • Meghan is personally amazed by what Devon knows so making things bigger is reflective of what she sees. Thinks she’s fitting for the roles, but not capable of doing them at this time. Thinks she would be a major asset.
  • Linda agrees with Meghan. Is very valuable in terms of connections. Feels her heart is in it but right now is not her time. Thinks she’s challenged in getting her ideas out.
  • Shusara warns the Board not to confuse passion with commitment, as passion and the ability to execute on it are two different things. Feels that, regardless of how much we love Devon, the Board has to be realistic in looking at what the issues are and be willing to do what is necessary, in the highest good of all Board members and of KCSA. This decision simply can’t be personal.
  • Tim feels much the same as others. Mentioned she doesn’t seem to follow through. She functioned well in working with Craig to incorporate KCSA. Feels she is valuable as a first contact with others in CEO role but not as President since that role is involved with the day to day tasks. She doesn’t seem to want to do the role. Feels the push in March to get a full-time person for KCSA was driven by her personal desire to have a job.

Shusara shared that she found out from Linda that we don’t have a space at Unity anymore, and that Devon told her that we needed to put everything on hold, but that Devon never brought this to Shusara. Clear and timely communication is imperative for anyone who holds a Board position with KCSA, and/or any other title.

All Board members present feel that Devon isn’t capable of performing in her role as President or CEO. The Board hopes Devon has already come to the same conclusion and will tender her resignation as KCSA President and CEO, but will notify Devon of the Board’s decision in the event that Devon does not communicate with the Board in the time frame given (by end of Sunday, May 19).

Meghan wondered if there was a role we could make for her. Shusara suggested Devon may like to be the director of public relations when she’s able to fully commit to the work.

For the time being, the Board agreed Shusara will step back into the CEO and President roles, since by law we need someone in the President position. She will maintain the role as CEO (if we even need that titled filled), but will eventually hand off the role as President to someone else. Tim has expressed interest in functioning as President and the Board was agreeable. The Board agreed that, whoever it is, it should be a gradual transition.

Linda shared that she still wants to be a bigger part of things even though her life is in flux at the moment.

Shusara would like to just do something simple for solstice. Board agreed.

The New Moon meditation brought up questions that PielleAyan thinks we should all spend time looking at:

  • What role do I see myself playing in KCSA?
  • Where do I see KCSA going?
  • What foundation do I need to lay?
  • What do I need to see and clear out (personally)?
  • What do I need to do and be during this time?
  • What do I want to see manifest for KCSA in the near future?
  • What is my value?
  • What is my worth?
  • What is my plan, how can I sustain this and keep a stable path?
  • What can I learn from others?
  • What do I believe, what do I know?
  • Remember who I AM, stay focused
  • Stay empowered
  • Assistance finding what I need

Shusara wants to emphasize the Add Your Energy part of Create a New World. Essentially flip the emphasis. Base idea would be to add your energy wherever you are even if it’s not something we physically do as a group.

We’re not doing a big solstice event this year so PielleAyan will contact speakers to let them know we’re canceling.

Tim and Shusara will work together to talk about Add Your Energy and remaking the site.

There’s a general view that people in the community are looking for a connecting point to connect with others, we can function to assist with that.

Tim mentioned we should still continue to find a building. He mentioned the possibility of getting office space in a larger building as opposed to having an entire building. PielleAyan and Tim will explore this.

Board feels good about everything. 

Next meeting is scheduled for June 15 at 2:00.

(4:15 end)