Oneness Project Trustee Council

April 2001
Lava Hot Springs

Grants Committee Report:

Events Committee:
Events Committee reports that the Oregon/Washington Caravan was a tremendous success and met it goals of enhancing dance communities. The long distance traveling was quite challenging to the staff. Cost of the trip was $3800. The California Caravan has an expected expense of $3000.

Events Committee is granted $8100 for the 2 caravans and commended for a good job. 

Events Committee will start work on a Public Relations packet for the Caravans.

Events Committee is charged with writing a tent policy which includes wear and tear for renting it out. 

Children's Committee:
A budget of $1500 is established for the Children's committee to spend on shelter for children's programs. Purchasing a dome or renting necessary space is suggested.

Land Search:
Negotiations are ongoing with the Whidbey Institute for sharing retreat space on their 100 acres. Lee has started the process of looking for appropriate land on Whidbey Island.

$1000 contingency budget for land search is approved. 

Website;
Zareen reports that the new website is up and running. Website needs more pictures. It is recommended that we train the administrative assistant to update the web.

Newsletter:
Newsletter is finished. Budget was $1495. Dates for next issue are expected to be a deadline of Sept 10 and printed Oct. 15th.

Library Books:
Kay has the libraries available. They cost about $200/set. Ashland, Bozeman and Helena have requested a library. Each set includes a binder with a notebook and a case with the cassettes. The library includes cards to check out the material and track it. A budget for 2001 of $2000 for 10 sets is approved. 

Administrative Assistant:
Diana Anthony-Avens is hired as Administrative Assistant. She will be the scribe for future meetings. 

Human Resources
Human Resources committee is approved a budget of $2000 for personnel development and $3500 to find and retain services of a coach or trainer. Approved $5500.

Music Committee:
The new CD, Crossing the Veil, it out with its beautiful cover. Friends of the Friend is also remade with a new cover. We do not have a progressive marketing program. 
A secure shopping cart is up and available on the website for people to buy CD's online.

Finance:
Budget is approved for $1000 to hire a consultant to keep our IRS status current. 

Board Members Re-elected:
Narayan, Lee and Tony are re-elected to the board.
Zareen resigns. Linda Lindsay is elected to replace Zareen.

Advisory Committee:
Shabda, the new Pir-o-Mirshid of the Ruhaniat agrees to be on Oneness Adivosry Committee.

Foundation Dance Manual:
Oneness project will buy 50 copies of the manual for all MTG members at $25 each. Budget of $300 is approved.