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Mojave National Preserve Conservancy

Board of Directors call
June 21, 2016
Present on call: David Lamfrom, Dennis Schramm, Lynn Davis, Shaun Gonzales, Paula Jacoby-Garrett,
Michael Gordon
Star party happening this weekend. Smaller attendance expected – maybe 40 people. Lynn, David, Paula
and Michael will likely attend, but not spend the night. David and Lynn will coordinate logistics
separately.
Thanks to Shaun and Paula we submitted a grant for $4500 from Rose Foundation. Help NPS celebrate
centennial at next star party in fall. We have a good chance of getting funding. David did hear they
formally accepted our grant proposal.
Executive director - review and discuss the draft materials that Dennis put together. Considering a part
time contract position. Attempt to move organization forward quicker and in more areas. Lynn thinks we
might be able to enlarge our membership base and raise funds better with an executive director position.
Board generally feels good about the draft materials. Grants that we pursue could include an overhead
rate to help fund administration. Could we use existing funds to fund ED in the interim. About $14,000 in
bank with no strings attached. Folks seem to be satisfied with the general direction. Need to discuss
number of hours and compensation. $1000 per month initially mentioned. Dennis suggested that we
discuss and formalize at a fall face-to-face meeting around the November star party. Others suggested
maybe we could meet at another earlier time in August or September in Las Vegas? David will send out a
Doodle poll for first two weeks of August.
Some board members also expressed interest in certain tasks over others. Should we assign tasks to
specific board members? Discuss further at face-to-face meeting.
Next call would occur on July 19th at 5:30pm.