At the end of May, MS SoftServe held the very first “non-virtual” meeting of the board of directors. No more interruptions when the web-servers come to a grinding halt. No more words incorrectly finished by smart phones to slow us down. (What does she mean by “kinding honey through muck-raising?) It was real time, real energy and real progress.
The National MS Society in NYC graciously provided the use of their spacious conference room- where 8 of us sat down and got busy. We were joined via conference call by 2 more board members, our development consultant Ed Conroy and our web developer, Tim Mushen of Clocktower Media. The minutes detail all we accomplished and set the stage for what we intend to do.
- New ByLaws were proposed
- Committee members nominated
- Officer election planned
- Future grant applications discussed
- Strategic plan update needed
- An add-hoc committee established to plan a fundraising event this Fall.
We brainstormed (so to say) about foundations that will recognize the importance of MSSS and how will empower those of us who are living with it. We developed an ad-hoc committee responsible for fundraising events (including a very exciting happening that will take place NYC this October replete with music and beverages and a that warm fuzzy feeling you can only get while you are making a difference in the world!)
In summary: The sky is the limit and we’ve boarded the shuttle. Look for big things right around the corner!
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