April 14, 2019 ZA Board Meeting Minutes

April 14, 2019 Zimfest Association Board Meeting Synopsis

Members in Attendance: Jacqueline Fallon, Chris Halaska, Daniel Lockley, Tendai Muparutsa, Mandy Walker-LaFollette, Alex Weeks
Members Absent: Janis Weeks
Non-voting member in attendance: Claire Jones

Review/Modify Agenda (All)

No additions

Approve March Minutes & Synopsis (All)

Approve by email

Zimfest 2019 Update (Claire)

  • OC and ZA Tech in crunch time, getting data and RegFox ready for opening registration early May. Workshop grid done and exported, editing ongoing; teacher contracts coming soon. Workshop schedule to be published before registration opens.
    • There is a drafted concert schedule. Festival Highlight performances to include Gumboot Flash Mob!
    • Volunteer signups being adjusted, website being updated
    • There are two student groups this year
  • WOU communication very slow. They raised prices for room and board and the first meal price increase since we have been there.
    • More flexible meal plans negotiated following survey and other feedback – but little meal tickets are back!
  • Zim guests:
    • B1 letters sent; 3 in Zimbabwe to be hand-delivered to Abel Mafuleni for pickup.
    • MyLinda raised $1313 for Zwa Gapara fellowship; an additional $350 chipped in from church café proceeds to be used wherever needed
      • Thank you MyLinda
    • Encouraging news about external fundraising for non-fellowship teachers residents in Zim
      • Another already had money for the visa and he had a list of sources that he would approach for help with his air ticket.
  • Maybe next year for Mapfumo

Cleanup of Old ZF Notebooks

  • Julie has old ZF notebooks that we need to go through keep whatever is important. Goal is to scan and save on google drive.

Background Check Follow-up (Janis)

Sent to US residents with SS#

Evelyn Thank You (All)

The Board thanks Evelyn for her service as a board member and Board President since 2016.

Reschedule Board Meetings Earlier to Help People On the East Coast? (All)

Keep the same for now

Next Meeting

Sunday May 12th, 6:30 pm PST on Google Hangouts