Meeting Topic: Organizational Discussion for Officers and Committee Members followed by Studio Tours
Moderator Name: Lesley Fogle
Speaker Name: Elisa Nicolas (Meadowlark), Paul Kavicky Paper Street Audio), and Harold LaRue Mastering
Other business or activities at the meeting:
We started with a discussion for Officers and Committee Members. Our acting Secretary was unable to attend so our acting Chair is filling out this section minutes report.
Columbus is now listed on the AES website. Asked members to check their affiliation and change it to Columbus.
Methods of Communication
Rob Powell had an earlier idea of using Google docs to keep our materials so that it is easier for people to cover for one another or take over elected positions. He spoke of using wider sharing platforms in his work and implementing a system where everyone can have permissions and see and access things. Elisa Nicolas brought up that she uses Slack for team projects which is free for non-profits.
Note: Send AES is 501c3 documentation to Elisa.
Discussed if we wanted to host the section website on AES or on our own server. Elisa Nicholas, a developer, volunteered to help with this. We should be thinking over how we want to present our personality or brand and what differentiates our group.
Note: Go back over our old section minutes and try to post them and meanwhile send them to Elisa along with digital promotional material on AES.
Discussed the option of taking the Facebook group public. Did not make a motion to vote on it. Two of our officers were not able to make the meeting and we have not discussed how many officers or committee members we need present to vote on something.
Note: Look through documentation to see if there is an established precedent on how many Officers or Committee need be present to vote.
Note: Look for someone to oversee Social Media.
Promotions and marketing
Discussed whether we go forward with press releases or wait until we lay more groundwork. Chad Loughridge liked the idea of promoting while we have these open conversations about building the section. ... Facebook there for exposure and to get new members. Slack for the day-to-day project management. Neal Schmitt talked of education, advocacy, and being a resource for the community. Professionals need one thing and educators need something totally different. Talked of getting people on board from the different industries. I jot this info down because it ties in nicely with how we want to present AES Columbus for a website and how the group aims to serve the entire audio community.
I shared my screen and we looked at some of the materials and resources available for sections on the AES website. Then my computer crashed.
Note: We should probably have more than one person recording virtual events. I have the first part of the meeting recorded and the last hour of the studio tours.
Hangout and Virtual Visits
We had three fabulous studio tours of Meadowlark (Elisa Nicolas), Paper Street Audio (Paul Kavicky), and Harold LaRue Mastering. This was the highlight of the evening seeing where people work and understanding their areas of concentration in the industry.
Meeting Location: Columbus, OH by way of Zoom
Written By: Lesley Fogle