Board Minutes

Meesingw
Board of Directors Meeting
April 24th, 2018
Eelunaapeewi Lahkeewiit (Delaware Nation)

AGENDA – Meeting Minutes

  1. Prayer – Bruce Stonefish
  2. Introductions
  3. Agenda
  4. Minutes – Board Meeting February 22, 2018
  5. Board Membership – Edward Stonefish to replace Barry Stonefish
  6. Administration – develop filing system and purchase an external hard drive.
    1. Incorporation
Incorporation papers resent on April 11, 2018 with duplicates and name search. Takes 3 days to turn around – causing funding to be held back.
    1. Insurance
Total cost ~ $3,500 per year to cover BOD and activities - $299/month. Covers 2 million dollars in liability insurance. Possible to cover through fundraising opportunities.
    1. Finances
Financial at $0.00 balance as of April 1st – new financial year. Bruce referred to Skybound Bookkeeping for accounting services.
Action Item: Sam to check into reviews.
Funding is currently coming under 2 different names – Meesingw and Meesingw Inc. which requires 2 separate bank accounts.
  1. Networking – Verbal Update
    1. Ducks Unlimited – February 28, 2018
Attended by Darren, Ed, Sam and Bruce. Topic of discussion was conserving wetlands and noting changes over time. MNRF presence at workshop. Attendees received an $800 honorarium which was put back into Meesingw.
Outcome: discussed multi-agency monitoring opportunities and ways to work collaboratively. Needs include training, equipment and controlling invasive species (Phragmites) – project $ is available.
No follow-up since meeting.
    1. Shifting Paradigm Conference – March 7, 2018
Attended by Darren, Sam and Bruce. Held in Toronto with plans for WWF and Carolinian Canada to develop into an annual event. Panel discussions held on native plant species in ON. Opportunity to introduce small businesses and horticultural societies. Provided information on developing the native plant market – connect ON to this ideology and promote native species vs. non-native and benefits to pollinating species.
    1. Rondeau Park – Conference/Visitors Centre
Not much movement on this initiative – time and weather have caused delays. Trees and bark not yet ready.
Action Item: Darren to inquire with suitable candidates and hand over the project to them. Meesingw would no longer be involved.
Sam attended event at Rondeau Park which provided an educational opportunity for students – Sam delivered a workshop on the relationship with land and water. Workshop discussed history, relationship with creation and current issues around Indigenous communities. LTVCA to work with Meesingw in the future.
Action Item: Issue with LTVCA invoicing – Sam to contact Bonnie to reissue/correct payment.
    1. New Theme Announced for Latornell Conservation Symposium
Sam submitted presentation idea – will hear if accepted in June 2018. Look into student application for Sam and male youth to attend conference in November.
Action Item (General): Meesingw to look into opportunities to develop an education and outreach fund – possibly fundraise through catering opportunities.
  1. Proposals Writing Update
    1. IESO Education and Capacity Proposal – April 6, 2018
Submitted for $99k, pending. Includes funding for a Mentor – 9-month position @ $50k. Coordinator for science program, alternative energy and cultural knowledge.
    1. Engaging Indigenous Peoples – March 30th, 2018
Submitted for $92k, pending. Through MNRF to host workshops with traditional fishing and monitoring – P/T position, includes 2 student researchers over 1 year to cover 2 fishing seasons.
    1. Kaakaapikaan School/Environmental Training Centre
Not pursued.
  1. Program Update
    1. Indigenous Language initiative – $25,000 - Approved
June 1 deadline to develop curriculum, deliver to conferences/workshops.
    1. CORDA Initiative - $26,000 – Approved
Set-up nursery – hoop houses required. Part-time position available to run nursery. 3 workshops required for funding – no deadline.
    1. Great Lakes Guardian - $20,000 – Approved
Money for Coordinator 2 canoe instructors – May 18 deadline; will have to be rescheduled.
    1. TD Friends of the Environment - $8,000 – Approved
Money available for 1 PT technician to develop medicine gardens with 6-8 families (30 individuals).

Discussion:
How does Meesingw deliver these programs?

Head-hunt interested individuals on the BOD first and try to fill positions internally.
Bruce has broken down how many hours are required for each position and the cost available for positions.

BOD Program Interest:

Sam: TD FOF – Medicine Gardens

Darren: Interested in all programs, would like to participate in all and as required.

Ed: TD FOF – Medicine Gardens

Bruce: Language Program and Partnership with UofT.

Chris: Special interest in the nursery, is interested in all programs and will participate as required.

Lindsay: Assist with all programs as required. Provide program support to leaders – file organization, data collection/storage, financial/budgeting, report writing, etc.

Greg/LTVCA: Partnership and program support, specialized knowledge in stewardship and nursery set-up/operation.
  1. On-the-Land Program
    1. Sugar Bush – March 10, 2018
    2. Dip Net Fishing – Mach 17, 2018
    3. Kaakaapshikaan School Think-tank/Feast – May 12, 2018
    4. Wiigwaam Building – April 15, 2018
  2. Catering/Fundraising
    1. Friday March 16, 2018
    2. Tuesday March 20, 2018
Been busy catering events, needing to hire people to assist ranging from $100 - $150 per person in wages.
  1. Tecumseh Warrior Games – Financial Report
  2. New Business
Office space is getting cleaned out – partner with UofT for office overhead costs.
Look into updating website – new business pictures to add.
New youth male – Darren to ask Perry Jacobs
  1. Adjournment - Next Board of Directors Meeting – May 23, 2018 @6:30 pm.




Motions

Attendance: Edward Stonefish, Bruce Stonefish, Darren Jacobs, Sam Whiteye, Lindsay Bennett, Chris Cakebread and Greg Van Every.

Motion #1:
To approve Agenda for our April 24, 2018 Board of Directors Meeting.
Moved By: Darren
Second By: Bruce
Consensus

Motion #2:
To approve the February 22, 2018 Meesingw Board of Directors Meeting Minutes as presented.
Moved By: Chris
Seconded By: Darren
Consensus

Motion #3:
To approve Board Membership in the addition of Ed Stonefish as Elder.
Moved By: Sam
Seconded By: Greg
Consensus

Motion #4:
To approve the April 2018 administration update as information.
Moved by: Greg
Seconded By: Lindsay
Consensus

Motion #5:
To approve the April 2018 Networking Verbal Update as information.
Moved by: Chris
Seconded by: Sam
Consensus

Motion #6:
To approve the April 2018
To approve the 2018 Proposal Report and Program Update as information.
Moved by: Greg
Seconded by: Chris
Consensus

Motion #7:
To direct Bruce to move forward in headhunting individuals to fill 4 positions required to meeting program deliverables.
Moved By: Greg
Seconded By: Chris

Motion #8:
To adjourn our meeting to May 23, 2018. Time and location to be decided.
Moved by: Chris
Seconded by:  Darren
Consensus



Meesingw Board of Directors Meeting February 22, 2018 Eelunaapeewi Lahkeewiit (Darrens Basement) AGENDA Prayer – Bruce Stonefish Introductions Agenda Approval of Minutes – Board Meeting January 11, 2018 Meesingw Networking - Verbal Update Eelunaapeewi Lakeewiit – MOU Presented to council – waiting for response, some concerns with MOU and CPIC/vulnerable search requirements for teachers, volunteers and instructors. Duck Unlimited Meeting (Conference February 28th) $ available for FN participation in wetland research. Darren and Bruce to attend, will ask to see if they will support 4 members attending. Antler River Guardians (Meeting January 18th) – Darren Jacobs Support letter received from council. Darren and Bruce met with Joanne Boyer, AR Coordinator for FN youth groups. Looking for activities for the 2018 season. Representation from 8 communities – 3rd meeting on March 26, 2018, 10 am at Aamjiwnaang First Nation. Ontario Centre for Climate Change - Casino Rama (Conference Jan 24/25) – Darren Jacobs Attended by Bruce, Darren and Sam – good networking opportunities. Interest from companies with $ for alternative energy – attended presentation by Mike Jacobs about their project. Shifting Paradigms Conference – Toronto – Bruce Bruce attending on March 7, 2018 as a speaker on a panel – 2 rooms and mileage provided. Lunaapeew Heritage Circle – Tecumseh Warrior Games – Bruce In planning phase, holding separate meetings. Looking for sponsors and volunteers – estimated that 80 are required. APTN asked for agenda. Rondeau Park Visitors Centre – Darren Jacobs Redoing visitors centre – Aamjiwnaang creating a mural, Moraviantown helping with wigwam. Youth involvement and film to be prepared. Signage for Meesingw Inc. to help build profile. Sam to present on behalf of Meesingw at Water Festival. Board Members LTVCA: in early phases of developing a canoe river trail – pending funding. Potential for corporate involvement with large stock planting event at the end of April. Tree orders due March 15, 2018. Proposals Writing Update CORDA Proposal - $26K For tree nursery, funds dropped from $34 k. Great Lakes Guardian Proposal - $20K Have been in touch – amount has been upped by $8 k. Trip will be in May 18 – 20, 2018. Finalizing details on approval. Friends of TD Proposal - $8,000.00 Have also been in touch to ask about contents of garden kits and technician hours. Meesingw Guardian Proposal - $90K Submitted – 7 guardians included in proposal. Capacity Building Proposal - $85K Duplicating the IESO capacity building proposal. Will support CAP series, office, board training, alternative energy and training for a director. Ministry of Environment/School Proposal - $120K To support a 2 story schoolhouse, alternative learning and language school. $129,000 required, will include a green building using alt. energy. Will focus on languages and culture based on the moon cycles – on the land program and support remote learning via website. Fishing Proposal - $100K Bruce and Lindsay to collaborate on. Due March 30, 2018. Some ideas include: conservation and education for indigenous people, traditional fishing, conferences, development of spawning beds, fish monitoring for 2 years. Indigenous Languages Initiative - $25,000.00 (Jan 19th) Developing 3 streams of curriculum, including indigenous languages. Ontario Trillium Foundation - $30-50,000.00 Not able to apply – organization is too young. LUSH Proposal - $25K Still pending. Bighouse Construction Proposal - $5K Still pending. Board Administration – Insurance, Incorporation, Charitable Status Update Insurance has been obtained to cover the BOD - $2 million liability. Cost is $3500/year - $290/month. Bruce looking into charitable status, submitting insurance. Meesingw Forecasting - Project Management/Human Resources Decisions coming on how to complete projects – HR and current capacity as project funding becomes available. Meesingw Business Cards – Sam Sam receiving quotes for business cards – up to $250 for BOD. Meesingw Family Program Sugar bush tree tapping on March 10, 2018 – lunch and dinner provided. BOD has been provided with the schedule for activities. Meesingw Website Being updated – BOD asked to provide bio’s and pictures for those outstanding. New Business BOD approved Darren to purchase labels to jar maple syrup for potential sale. Adjournment - Next Board of Directors Meeting – March 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm at office. Motions Attendance: Edward Stonefish, Bruce Stonefish, Darren Jacobs, Sam Whiteye, Lindsay Bennett, Chris Cakebread, Greg Van Every and Esperanza Garcia. Motion #1: To approve Agenda for our February 22, 2018 Board of Directors Meeting. Moved By: Chris Second By: Sam Consensus Motion #2: To approve the January 11, 2018 Meesingw Board of Directors Meeting Minutes as presented. Moved By: Chris Seconded By: Darren Consensus Motion #3: To approve that CPIC and vulnerable search be required for teachers, volunteers and instructors dealing with youth. Moved By: Sam Seconded By: Chris Consensus Motion #4: To approve of the February 2018 Networking Update as information and to approve of the Director of Operations moving forward on all networking areas. Moved by: Greg Seconded by: Chris Consensus Motion #5: To approve of the February 2018 Proposal Report and to direct the Director of Operations to continue following up with submitted proposals as required. Moved by: Lindsay Seconded by: Sam Consensus Motion #6: To approve the Board Administration update as presented. Moved by: Chris Seconded by: Greg Consensus Motion #7: To authorize Meesingw in the spending of up to $250.00 to purchase business cards for the BOD members. Moved by: Greg Seconded by: Darren Consensus Motion #8: To adjourn our meeting to March 15, 2018 – 6:00pm @ office at front of Bruce’s. Moved by: Sam Seconded by: Darren Consensus


Meesingw
Board of Directors Meeting
January 11th, 2018
Eelunaapeewi Lahkeewiit (Delaware Nation)

AGENDA – Meeting Minutes

  1. Prayer – Bruce Stonefish
  2. Introductions
  3. Agenda
  4. Minutes – Board Meeting December 12, 2017
  5. Meesingw Networking Update
    1. Duck Unlimited Meeting (Conference February 1st)
Bruce: met with Policy Analyst from DU. Wetland research underway to develop recommendations for % of wetlands that should be attained on the land. No invitation had been received for Conference as of this meeting date.
    1. Antler River Guardians (Meeting January 18th)
Joanne Boyer looking to expand program and is hosting a meeting between 11 am and 1 pm.
    1. Ontario Centre for Climate Change impacts & Adaptation Resources - Casino Rama (Conference Jan 24/25)
Darren, Bruce to attend both days; Sam to attend only Jan 24.
    1. Shifting Paradigms Conference – Toronto
March 7, 2018 – Native plant nursery and discuss grants with FN through Conservation Authorities and Ministry of Natural Resources.
    1. Lunaapeew Heritage Circle – Tecumseh Warrior Games
Proposal submitted, meeting will be called for those who are able to attend.
    1. Kaakaapush Wihkiit – Lunaapeew Family Program
To be offered 2 Saturdays / month – on the land, activities such as foraging.
    1. Board Members
  1. Proposals Writing Update
    1. Friends of TD Proposal - $8,000.00 (Submitted)
Medicine gardens – funds for workshops, starter kits, technical support and follow up.
    1. Indigenous Languages Initiative - $25,000.00 (Jan 19th)
Ministry of Education – develop 3 curricula documents. Native language dictionary into digital form through the University of Toronto.
    1. Ontario Trillium Foundation - $30-50,000.00 (Jan 31st)
Indigenous seed network with St. Williams, Bruce to look into.
  1. New Business
  2. Adjournment - Next Board of Directors Meeting – February 22, 2018 @ 5 pm Darren’s place

Motions

Attendance: Barry Stonefish, Bruce Stonefish, Darren Jacobs, Sam Whiteye, Lindsay Bennett, Chris Cakebread, Randall Van Wagner and John Jacobs.

Motion #1:
To approve Agenda for our January 11th 2018 Board of Directors Meeting.
Moved By: Barry
Second By:  Chris
Consensus

Motion #2:
To approve the December 12th, 2017 Meesingw Board of Directors Meeting Minutes as presented.
Moved By: Sam
Seconded By: Chris
Consensus

Motion #3:
To approve of the January 2018 Networking Update as information and to approve of the Director of Operations moving forward on all networking areas.
Moved by: Lindsay
Seconded by: Randall
Consensus

Motion #4:
To approve of the January 2018 Proposal Report and to direct the Director of Operations to continue to move forward to submit the following two (2) proposals:
    1. Indigenous Languages Initiative - $25,000.00 (Jan 19th)
    2. Ontario Trillium Foundation - $30-50,000.00 (Jan 31st)
Moved by: Sam
Seconded by: Darren
Consensus

Motion #5:
To adjourn our meeting to February 22, 2018 – 5:00pm @ Darren’s.
Moved by: Bruce
Seconded by:  Lindsay
Consensus

Meesingw Board of Directors Meeting
Draft Motions
December 12th, 2017

Present: Bruce Stonefish, Barry Stonefish, Darren Jacobs, Sam Whiteye, Chris Cakebread, Lindsay Bennett, Greg Van Every (LTVCA)

Motion #1:
To approve Agenda for our December 12th, 2017 Board of Directors Meeting with the addition of Tecumseh Warrior Games.
Moved By: Darren Jacobs
Second By:  Chris Cakebread
Consensus

Motion #2:
To approve the October 26th, 2017 Meesingw Board of Directors Meeting Minutes as presented.
Moved By:  Darren Jacobs
Seconded By:  Sam Whiteye
Consensus

Motion #3:
In the event that Randall Van Wagner is not able to attend BOD meeting, the LTVCA will sent another staff member in his absence with voting power.
Moved by: Lindsay Bennett
Seconded by: Sam Whiteye
Consensus

Motion #4:
To approve of the Meesingw Strategic Plan for the Year 2017-2018.
Moved by: Chris Cakebread
Seconded by:  Greg Van Every
Consensus

Motion #5:
To accept the Networking for Partnerships Report as information and to direct the Director of Operations to continue to move forward the following partnerships
  1. Networking for Partnerships
    1. WWF
    2. St. Williams Nursery & Ecology Center
    3. Lunaapeew Heritage Circle Partnership
    4. Eelunaapeewi Lahkeewiit Chief and Council MOU
Moved by: Sam Whiteye
Seconded by: Greg Van Every
Consensus

Motion #6:
To direct the Director of Operations to continue to move forward to submit the following four (4) proposals:
    1. Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund - $17,500.00 - Submitted
    2. CORDA Proposal/Mihtukw Business Plan - $34,000.00 - Submitted
    3. Indigenous Culture Fund – Up to $5,000.00
    4. Friends of TD Proposal - $8,000.00
    5. LUSH Tecumseh Warrior Game Proposal -  $25,000.00 - Submitted
    6. Meesingw Bighouse Completion Proposal - $5,000.00 - Submitted
    7. Meesingw Native Seed Network - $30,000.00
Moved by: Lindsay Bennett
Seconded by: Chris Cakebread
Consensus

Motion #7:
To accept the verbal update on the Meesingw River cleanup on December 2nd, 2017 as presented by Darren Jacobs as information.
Moved by: Bruce Stonefish
Seconded by:  Chris Cakebread

Motion #8:
To amend the Meesingw Terms of Reference to allow the appointment of a new Wuskiilunow member - Skylar Noah.
Moved: Lindsay Bennett
Seconded: Darren Jacobs
Consensus

Motion #9:
To amend the Meesingw Terms of Reference to allow the appointment of the new Njook member – Jaime Burleigh.
Moved By: Sam Whiteye
Seconded By: Greg Van Every
Consensus

Motion #10:
Authorize Barry and Bruce Stonefish to pursue hosting a benefit fundraiser as soon as possible.
Moved by: Chris Cakebread
Seconded by: Darren Jacobs
Consensus

Motion #11:
To adjourn our meeting to January 11, 2018.
Moved by: Barry Stonefish
Seconded by: Chris Cakebread

*Additional notes from meeting:
Bruce: Workshop at next meeting for MOU.
Sam: Create a running timeline of events and accomplishments for Meesingw.
Bruce: Revisit Strategic Plan on an annual basis
Lindsay: to provide information regarding Latornell Conference for presentation proposals and grants available for youth.

Meesingw Board of Directors Meeting
Motions for October 26th, 2017


Motion #1:
To approve Agenda for our October 26th, 2017 Board of Directors Meeting with no additions.
Moved By: Darren Jacobs
Second By:  Randall VanWagner
Consensus


Motion #2:
To approve the September 28th, 2017 Meesingw Board of Directors Meeting Minutes as presented..
Moved By:  Lindsay Bennett
Seconded By:  Sam Whiteye
Consensus


Motion #3:
To direct the Director of Operations to compile the Strategic Planning Session notes into a draft Strategic Plan for the November 2017 Board of Directors meeting..
Moved by: Randall VanWagner
Seconded by:  Darren Jacobs
Consensus


Motion #4:
To direct the Director of Operations to continue to move forward to submit the following four (4) proposals:
    1. Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund - $17,500.00
    2. CORDA Proposal/Mihtukw Business Plan - $34,000.00
    3. Indigenous Culture Fund – Up to $30,000.00
    4. Friends of TD Proposal - $8,000.00
Moved by: Lindsay Bennett
Seconded by:  Sam Whiteye
.Consensus


Motion #5:
To accept the verbal update on the Meesingw River cleanup on October 7, 2017as presented by Darren Jacobs as information.
Moved by: Sam Whiteye
Seconded by:  Lindsay Bennett
Consensus


Motion #11:
To adjourn our meeting to November 28th, 2017.
Moved by: Darren jacobs
Seconded by:  Lindsay Bennett
Consensus




September 2017 Board Minutes 
Meesingw Board of Directors Meeting
MINUTES
September 28th, 2017
Eelunaapeewi Lahkeewitt (Delaware Nation)

Attendance:
Barry Stonefish
Darren Jacobs
Lindsay Benett
Chris Cakebread
Bruce Stonefish
Kyla Stonefish

  1. Prayer – Bruce Stonefish
  2. Introductions
  3. Agenda
  4. Minutes – Board Meeting August 29th, 2017
  5. AFSAR Project Update – Bruce Stonefish (Verbal)
    1. Discussion:  Delaware Nation is assuming administration of project and has hired Darren Jacobs as Project Coordinator as an employee of Delaware Nation.  Meesingw is happy to having Meesingw HR being involved with the project.  Kyla Stonefish is assisting Darren Jacobs in fulfilling responsibilities of AFSAR Project Coordinator.
    2. Sept 25th – Feb 2nd – Darren, Kyla
    3. Education Session – Oct. 16, Nov. 16, and Jan. 16
    4. Clean Up/BBQ – Oct. 21
    5. 5 Planting Days – TBD in Nov & Dec
  6. Board of Directors – New Membership – Sam Whiteye
    1. Sam Whiteye a youth from Delaware Nation is excited to become a board member.  Position to be filled – Wulusoxkweew (Female Youth) Board of Director
  7. Networking – Darren Jacobs (Verbal)
    1. Discussion:  Very good networking meetings with:  Lambton Shores Phragmities Community Group, MNR and Carolinian Canada.  Very good reception of our new organization.  Many leads for funding and partnerships were shared with us.  Darren to forward links on funding and partnerships to Board of Directors.  Ministry of Natural Resources offered opportunity to have a representative to become an official Meesingw BOD. Position – to be reviewed at Strategic Planning Session in October.
  8. Proposals Writing
    1. Discussion verbal updates and draft copies were shared on the following proposal opportunities that Meesingw Admin is currently working on (Final drafts to be submitted to Board in October):
    2. Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund - $17,500.00
    3. Delaware Nation Training – $500-$1,000.00 (Verbal)
    4. CORDA Proposal/Mihtukw Business Plan - $34,000.00
    5. Indigenous Culture Fund – Up to $30,000.00 (Verbal)
    6. Friends of TD Proposal - $8,000.00 (Verbal)
  9. Website/Social Media Update – Bruce Stonefish (Verbal)
    1. Discussion:  Website currently under construction.  Esperanza Gailliard is constricted ($50) to build website.  Website address will be hosted on Google under the domain name of: www.Meesingw.org for $13/year.  Facebook page created under Meesingw Inc.
  10. Meesingw River Clean-Up – Darren Jacobs (Verbal)
    1. Discussion:  Meesingw to host a river clean up day to activate volunteers from the community.  Date set for Oct 7 with a rain date for Oct 14.  Event will be advertised on various Facebook websites.
  11. New Business
    1. Strategic Planning session will be moved to October meeting where we will have all Board Members present.
  12. Adjournment - Next Board of Directors Meeting – Thursday October 26th, 2017 at Eelunaapeew Lahkeewiit (Delaware Nation) at 6:00 pm.

Motions
Motion #1:
To approve Agenda for our September 28th, 2017 Board of Directors Meeting with the addition of Strategic Planning under item 11 ‘New Business’.
Moved By: Chris Cakebread
Second By:  Darren Jacobs
Consensus

Motion #2:
To approve the August 26th, 2017 Meesingw Board of Directors Meeting Minutes as presented..
Moved By:  Lindsay Bennett
Seconded By:  Darren Jacobs
Consensus

Motion #3:
To accept the AFSAR Project Verbal Update from Bruce Stonefish and Darren Jacobs as information.
Moved by: Darren Jacobs
Seconded by:  Chris Cakebread
Consensus

Motion #4:
To approve of Sam Whiteye fill the position of Wulusoxkweew (Youth Female) Board of Director position.
Moved by: Lindsay Bennett
Seconded By: Chris Cakebread
Consensus

Motion #5:
To accept of the verbal update on Networking presented by Darren Jacobs and Bruce Stonefish as information.
Moved by: Lindsay Bennett
Seconded by:  Barry Stonefish
Consensus

Motion #6:
To accept the verbal updates Proposal writing and draft documents for the organization as presented Bruce Stonefish, Darren Jacobs and Kyla Stonefish as information.
Moved by: Lindsay Bennett
Seconded by:  Darren Jacobs
Consensus

Motion #7:
To accept the verbal update on the Meesingw Website/Social Media as presented by Bruce Stonefish as information.
Moved by: Lindsay Bennett
Seconded by:  Chris Cakebread
Consensus

Motion #9:
To accept the verbal update on a proposed Meesingw River cleanup on October 7, 2017as presented by Darren Jacobs as information.
Moved by: Lindsay Bennett
Seconded by:  Chris Cakebread
Consensus

Motion #10:
To move the Meesingw Strategic Planning Session to the date of our next Board Meeting on October 26th, 2017 when we will have all positions filled of our Board of Directors membership.
Moved by: Lindsay Bennett
Seconded by:  Darren Jacobs
Consensus

Motion #11:
To adjourn our meeting to October 26th, 2017.
Moved by: Darren Jacobs
Seconded by:  Barry Stonefish
Consensus



August 2017 Board Minutes
Meesingw Board of Directors Meeting
MINUTES
August 29th, 2017
Eelunaapeewi Lahkeewitt (Delaware Nation)

Attendance:
Barry Stonefish
Darren Jacobs
Lindsay Benett
Chris Cakebread
Bruce Stonefish

Agenda
  1. Prayer/Smudge
  2. Introductions of Attendees
  3. Meesingw Story – Told by Bruce Stonefish
  4. Introduction of new Meesingw Organization – Darren Jacobs
  5. AFSAR Project Proposal to Delaware Nation
    1. Discussion to pursue presented proposal with Delaware Nation to administer their AFSAR Project as a private consultant.
  6. Strategic Planning
    1. Discussion: Membership, Strategic Planning Session at Oct Board Meeting

Motions
Motion #1:

To approve the following inaugural membership of the Meesingw Board of Directors as follows:

Meesingw Board of Directors - Membership
  • Barry Stonefish  – ‘Lunaapeew’ (Elder) Board Member
  • Lindsay Bennett – ‘Oxkweew’ (Female) Board Member
  • Darren Jacobs - ‘Lunow’ (Male) Board Member
  • TBD – ‘Wuskiilunow’ (Youth Male) Board Member
  • TBD – ‘Wuskoxkweew’ (Youth Female) Board Member
  • Randal VanWagner – ‘Njoosum’ (Community Friend) Board Member
  • Christopher Cakebread – ‘Njoosum’ (Community Friend) Board Member
  • TBD – ‘Njoosum’ (Community Friend) Board Member [Rep from Elunaapeewiit Lakeewiit Chief and Council)]
  • Bruce Stonefish – ‘Wulalohkwiit - Meesingw  Director of Operations

Moved By: Chris Cakebread
Second By:  Darren Jacobs
Consensus

Motion #2:

To approve the Meesingw Board of Directors Terms of Reference and Meesingw Mission Statement, Vision and Organization Goals and Objectives.

Moved By:  Lindsay Bennett
Seconded By:  Chris  Cakebread
Consensus

Motion #3:

To approve of the AFSAR Proposal as presented with direction to continue to move forward on obtaining a contract with Eelunaapew Lakeewiit Chief and Council.

Moved by: Lindsay Bennett
Seconded by:  Darren Jacobs
Consensus

Motion #4:

To adjourn meeting until September 28th 2017 @ 6:00pm with a focus on organizational strategic planning.

Moved by: Chris Cakebread
Seconded By: Barry Stonefish
Consensus