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  Updated March 20, 2016 | By Bob Fugett

      Meeting Minutes 2015 3rd Quarter

 [  Premise  |  2016 Q1 |  2015 Q3-Q4  ]

The Sugar Loaf Guild is renowned for fast, efficient, productive meetings.

"Simplify" sign by Manon Von Uchtrup
"Simplify" hand hewn sign by: Manon Von Uchtrup
18th Century Furniture, Sugar Loaf, NY

The sign above says it all.

Otherwise the following quote from Luft Gardens' brochure fills in the rest:

"Do what you can, with what you have,
where you are."  -Theodore Roosevelt

For how we do it see meeting agendas, minutes, and related below which are abstracted from the Forum to provide a concise record with context.

For why we do it see Premise.

Guild meetings fill the void left by the now defunct Sugar Loaf Chamber of Commerce.

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     Currently showing  18  Meeting minutes, agendas, and related

     for [  2016 Q1  |  2015 Q3-Q4  |  HOLD  ]

#Time ESTNameComment                       Bob's Response
760212/23/2015 10:47:12 AMGuild
Meeting
Minutes
Meeting Minutes
for 10:30 a.m., Wednesday
Dec. 30, 2015

Location:
Endico studio

Slightly relaxed Roberts Rules are enforced, so when in doubt speak out!

Agenda Items:

1) Streamlined fast track ratification process

In order to assure continuance of the protective effects of the Sugar Loaf Guild weekly public meetings which have proven the strongest block against lies about our character, motives, and actions (perpetrated by members of the now defunct Sugar Loaf Chamber of Commerce), we are streamlining meetings and will ratify and forward without discussion Agenda Items 2 through 7, absent attendance and input of community members other than Bob and Mary.


2) Lawyer search report

Reviewing all options.


3) Secure Background Committee report (with Forensic Accountant)

Awaiting report from Brad Kibler regarding FRAUDULENT use of the Sugar Loaf name.


4) Hiring a full time professional grant writer

Reviewing all options.


5) Juried Show Committee report

Mary ran all shows for the first 8 years she was in Sugar Loaf, and she has expressed a standing offer to resume doing so in order to steal the excuse from those who use the shows as personal revenue wherein they state the shows must be run by anybody who will accept the responsibility (no matter how poorly they handle the job) because there is nobody else to volunteer.

Actually, there are plenty of volunteers, but as long as the shows remain a quick and easy cash cow for a few individuals instead of an asset to all in Sugar Loaf, Mary expects her offer will be ignored as always.


6) Advertising budget: next $100,000 explaining Sugar Loaf's arts destination status

In light of the way members of the three (3) tour groups which we attracted to Sugar Loaf via sophisticated Social Media techniques were treated by several "businesses" in town after the Guild arranged incognito shopping sprees in November of 2015, we are placing further outlay from the $100,000 promotional budget on hold (unless somebody in Sugar Loaf contacts us with rational suggestions how best to spend the money in a way supporting the Guild Mission Statement).


7) Public Comment

Ratification process is used when no public comment is received.


Estimated duration:
4 minutes

Actual duration:
0 minutes 60 seconds


Meeting Flow Actual

In attendance were: Bob Fugett (Chair), Mary Endico (Recording Secretary)

Bob warned of audio / photo / video recording; all stayed.

Mary started recording.

Bob called the meeting to order.

Mary started watch.

Bob called the meeting in session and restated the Guild Mission statement to promote inside Sugar Loaf the three proven aspects of successful local business which are:

a) Make it yourself

b) Open your studio to the public

c) Post and keep full-time hours

Mary took "Proof of Life Photo"


AGENDA ITEMS

1) Streamlined fast track ratification process

In order to assure continuance of the protective effects of the Sugar Loaf Guild weekly public meetings which have proven the strongest block against lies about our character, motives, and actions (perpetrated by members of the now defunct Sugar Loaf Chamber of Commerce), we are streamlining meetings and will ratify and forward without discussion Agenda Items 2 through 6, absent attendance and input of community members other than Bob and Mary.


ACTION: Bob entertained motion to ratify and forward Items 2-6, Mary Endico so moved, Bob seconded, vote carried unanimously.


Bob closed the meeting and left to begin preparing minutes plus templates for future meetings.

Total elapsed meeting time: 60 secs (not a record, record is 43 secs)


Open to Public

Process Overview

All Guild Meetings are open to the full public, no membership required except for voting.

Agendas are finalized by noon the Monday before Wednesday meetings.

Meetings are audio recorded (and maybe video recorded) plus a "class photo" (proof of life) is taken of attendees to be published on the Sugar Loaf Guild website, etc.

Slightly relaxed Roberts Rules are enforced, so when in doubt speak out!

For background see the tiny hardcover book: Time Management, Winwood, 1990.

A FREE personal copy of the Winwood book is available to Guild members.

Be aware that Guild Meetings are sparsely attended, narrowly focused, and extremely short (though robustly productive).

If you wish to add an agenda item, come to the Endico studio in person (to confirm an email address) by noon of the Sunday before the regular Wednesday meeting, and Mary will submit the Item for consideration.

After confirmation of email, agenda items may be submitted by phone or electronically from the confirmed email address.

The Guild focuses exclusively on the following three concepts and only within Sugar Loaf, New York:

a) Make it yourself

b) Open your studio to the public

c) Post and keep full-time hours

We would like to expand into the area of product quality and customer service, but that is a complex issue which must be discussed and addressed by the full membership.

We are neither a non-profit organization nor a political action group.

We do not solicit money and only donate to worthy local community causes.

If you really need to call us names no offense is taken at NGO.

Anybody who tells you they are collecting money for the Guild is full of shit ... toss 'em out.


759312/23/2015 10:45:08 AMGuild
Meeting
Minutes
Meeting Minutes
for 10:30 a.m., Wednesday
Dec. 23, 2015

Location:
Endico studio

Slightly relaxed Roberts Rules are enforced, so when in doubt speak out!

Agenda Items:

1) Streamlined fast track ratification process

In order to assure continuance of the protective effects of the Sugar Loaf Guild weekly public meetings which have proven the strongest block against lies about our character, motives, and actions (perpetrated by members of the now defunct Sugar Loaf Chamber of Commerce), we are streamlining meetings and will ratify and forward without discussion Agenda Items 2 through 7, absent attendance and input of community members other than Bob and Mary.


2) Lawyer search report

Reviewing all options.


3) Secure Background Committee report (with Forensic Accountant)

Awaiting report from Brad Kibler regarding FRAUDULENT use of the Sugar Loaf name.


4) Hiring a full time professional grant writer

Reviewing all options.


5) Juried Show Committee report

Mary ran all shows for the first 8 years she was in Sugar Loaf, and she has expressed a standing offer to resume doing so in order to steal the excuse from those who use the shows as personal revenue wherein they state the shows must be run by anybody who will accept the responsibility (no matter how poorly they handle the job) because there is nobody else to volunteer.

Actually, there are plenty of volunteers, but as long as the shows remain a quick and easy cash cow for a few individuals instead of an asset to all in Sugar Loaf, Mary expects her offer will be ignored as always.


6) Advertising budget: next $100,000 explaining Sugar Loaf's arts destination status

In light of the way members of the three (3) tour groups which we attracted to Sugar Loaf via sophisticated Social Media techniques were treated by several "businesses" in town after the Guild arranged incognito shopping sprees in November of 2015, we are placing further outlay from the $100,000 promotional budget on hold (unless somebody in Sugar Loaf contacts us with rational suggestions how best to spend the money in a way supporting the Guild Mission Statement).


7) Public Comment

Ratification process is used when no public comment is received.


Estimated duration:
4 minutes

Actual duration:
0 minutes 43 seconds


Meeting Flow Actual

In attendance were: Bob Fugett (Chair), Mary Endico (Recording Secretary)

Bob warned of audio / photo / video recording; all stayed.

Mary started recording.

Bob called the meeting to order.

Mary started watch.

Bob called the meeting in session and restated the Guild Mission statement to promote inside Sugar Loaf the three proven aspects of successful local business which are:

a) Make it yourself
b) Open your studio to the public
c) Post and keep full-time hours

Mary took "Proof of Life Photo"


AGENDA ITEMS

1) Streamlined fast track ratification process

In order to assure continuance of the protective effects of the Sugar Loaf Guild weekly public meetings which have proven the strongest block against lies about our character, motives, and actions (perpetrated by members of the now defunct Sugar Loaf Chamber of Commerce), we are streamlining meetings and will ratify and forward without discussion Agenda Items 2 through 6, absent attendance and input of community members other than Bob and Mary.


ACTION: Bob entertained motion to ratify and forward Items 2-6, Mary Endico so moved, Bob seconded, vote carried unanimously.


Bob closed the meeting and left to begin preparing minutes plus templates for future meetings.

Total elapsed meeting time: 43 secs (a record)


Open to Public

Process Overview

All Guild Meetings are open to the full public, no membership required except for voting.

Agendas are finalized by noon the Monday before Wednesday meetings.

Meetings are audio recorded (and maybe video recorded) plus a "class photo" (proof of life) is taken of attendees to be published on the Sugar Loaf Guild website, etc.

Slightly relaxed Roberts Rules are enforced, so when in doubt speak out!

For background see the tiny hardcover book: Time Management, Winwood, 1990.

A FREE personal copy of the Winwood book is available to Guild members.

Be aware that Guild Meetings are sparsely attended, narrowly focused, and extremely short (though robustly productive).

If you wish to add an agenda item, come to the Endico studio in person (to confirm an email address) by noon of the Sunday before the regular Wednesday meeting, and Mary will submit the Item for consideration.

After confirmation of email, agenda items may be submitted by phone or electronically from the confirmed email address.

The Guild focuses exclusively on the following three concepts and only within Sugar Loaf, New York:

a) Make it yourself

b) Open your studio to the public

c) Post and keep full-time hours

We would like to expand into the area of product quality and customer service, but that is a complex issue which must be discussed and addressed by the full membership.

We are neither a non-profit organization nor a political action group.

We do not solicit money and only donate to worthy local community causes.

If you really need to call us names no offense is taken at NGO.

Anybody who tells you they are collecting money for the Guild is full of shit ... toss 'em out.


758112/9/2015 10:45:08 AMGuild
Meeting
Minutes
Meeting Minutes
for 10:30 a.m., Wednesday
Dec. 16, 2015

Location:
Endico studio

Slightly relaxed Roberts Rules are enforced, so when in doubt speak out!

Agenda Items:

1) Streamlined fast track ratification process

In order to assure continuance of the protective effects of the Sugar Loaf Guild weekly public meetings which have proven the strongest block against lies about our character, motives, and actions (perpetrated by members of the now defunct Sugar Loaf Chamber of Commerce), we are streamlining meetings and will ratify and forward without discussion Agenda Items 2 through 6, absent attendance and input of community members other than Bob and Mary.


2) Lawyer search report

Reviewing all options.


3) Secure Background Committee report (with Forensic Accountant)

Awaiting report from Brad Kibler regarding FRAUDULENT use of the Sugar Loaf name.


4) Juried Show Committee report

Mary ran all shows for the first 8 years she was in Sugar Loaf, and she has expressed a standing offer to resume doing so in order to steal the excuse from those who use the shows as personal revenue wherein they state the shows must be run by anybody who will accept the responsibility (no matter how poorly they handle the job) because there is nobody else to volunteer.

Actually, there are plenty of volunteers, but as long as the shows remain a quick and easy cash cow for a few individuals instead of an asset to all in Sugar Loaf, Mary expects her offer will be ignored as always.


5) Advertising budget: next $100,000 explaining Sugar Loaf's arts destination status

In light of the way members of the three (3) tour groups which we attracted to Sugar Loaf via sophisticated Social Media techniques were treated by several "businesses" in town after the Guild arranged incognito shopping sprees in November of 2015, we are placing further outlay from the $100,000 promotional budget on hold (unless somebody in Sugar Loaf contacts us with rational suggestions how best to spend the money in a way supporting the Guild Mission Statement).


6) Public Comment

Ratification process is used when no public comment is received.


Estimated duration:
4 minutes

Actual duration:
0 minutes 47 seconds


Meeting Flow Actual

In attendance were: Bob Fugett (Chair), Mary Endico (Recording Secretary)

Bob warned of audio / photo / video recording; all stayed.

Mary started recording.

Bob called the meeting to order.

Mary started watch.

Bob called the meeting in session.

Mary took "Proof of Life Photo"


AGENDA ITEMS

1) Streamlined fast track ratification process

In order to assure continuance of the protective effects of the Sugar Loaf Guild weekly public meetings which have proven the strongest block against lies about our character, motives, and actions (perpetrated by members of the now defunct Sugar Loaf Chamber of Commerce), we are streamlining meetings and will ratify and forward without discussion Agenda Items 2 through 6, absent attendance and input of community members other than Bob and Mary.


ACTION: Bob entertained motion to ratify and forward Items 2-6, Mary Endico so moved, Bob seconded, vote carried unanimously.


Bob closed the meeting and left to begin preparing minutes plus templates for future meetings.

Total elapsed meeting time: 47 secs (a record)


Open to Public

Process Overview

All Guild Meetings are open to the full public, no membership required except for voting.

Agendas are finalized by noon the Monday before Wednesday meetings.

Meetings are audio recorded (and maybe video recorded) plus a "class photo" (proof of life) is taken of attendees to be published on the Sugar Loaf Guild website, etc.

Slightly relaxed Roberts Rules are enforced, so when in doubt speak out!

For background see the tiny hardcover book: Time Management, Winwood, 1990.

A FREE personal copy of the Winwood book is available to Guild members.

Be aware that Guild Meetings are sparsely attended, narrowly focused, and extremely short (though robustly productive).

If you wish to add an agenda item, come to the Endico studio in person (to confirm an email address) by noon of the Sunday before the regular Wednesday meeting, and Mary will submit the Item for consideration.

After confirmation of email, agenda items may be submitted by phone or electronically from the confirmed email address.

The Guild focuses exclusively on the following three concepts and only within Sugar Loaf, New York:

a) Make it yourself

b) Open your studio to the public

c) Post and keep full-time hours

We would like to expand into the area of product quality and customer service, but that is a complex issue which must be discussed and addressed by the full membership.

We are neither a non-profit organization nor a political action group.

We do not solicit money and only donate to worthy local community causes.

If you really need to call us names no offense is taken at NGO.

Anybody who tells you they are collecting money for the Guild is full of shit ... toss 'em out.


757812/9/2015 10:43:01 AMGuild
Meeting
Minutes
Meeting Minutes
for 10:30 a.m., Wednesday
Dec. 9, 2015

Location:
Endico studio

Slightly relaxed Roberts Rules are enforced, so when in doubt speak out!

Agenda Items:

1) Streamlined fast track ratification process

In order to assure continuance of the protective effects of the Sugar Loaf Guild weekly public meetings which have proven the strongest block against lies about our character, motives, and actions (perpetrated by members of the now defunct Sugar Loaf Chamber of Commerce), we are streamlining meetings and will ratify and forward without discussion Agenda Items 2 through 6, absent attendance and input of community members other than Bob and Mary.


2) Lawyer search report

Reviewing all options.


3) Secure Background Committee report (with Forensic Accountant)

Awaiting report from Brad Kibler regarding FRAUDULENT use of the Sugar Loaf name.


4) Juried Show Committee report

Mary ran all shows for the first 8 years she was in Sugar Loaf, and she has expressed a standing offer to resume doing so in order to steal the excuse from those who use the shows as personal revenue wherein they state the shows must be run by anybody who will accept the responsibility (no matter how poorly they handle the job) because there is nobody else to volunteer.

Actually, there are plenty of volunteers, but as long as the shows remain a quick and easy cash cow for a few individuals instead of an asset to all in Sugar Loaf, Mary expects her offer will be ignored as always.


5) Advertising budget: next $100,000 explaining Sugar Loaf's arts destination status

In light of the way members of the three (3) tour groups which we attracted to Sugar Loaf via sophisticated Social Media techniques were treated by several "businesses" in town after the Guild arranged incognito shopping sprees in November of 2015, we are placing further outlay from the $100,000 promotional budget on hold (unless somebody in Sugar Loaf contacts us with rational suggestions how best to spend the money in a way supporting the Guild Mission Statement).


6) Public Comment

Ratification process is used when no public comment is received.


Estimated duration:
4 minutes

Actual duration:
0 minutes 54 seconds


Meeting Flow Actual

In attendance were: Bob Fugett (Chair), Mary Endico (Recording Secretary)

Bob warned of audio / photo / video recording; all stayed.

Mary started recording.

Bob called the meeting to order.

Mary started watch.

Bob called the meeting in session.

Mary took "Proof of Life Photo"


AGENDA ITEMS

1) Streamlined fast track ratification process

In order to assure continuance of the protective effects of the Sugar Loaf Guild weekly public meetings which have proven the strongest block against lies about our character, motives, and actions (perpetrated by members of the now defunct Sugar Loaf Chamber of Commerce), we are streamlining meetings and will ratify and forward without discussion Agenda Items 2 through 6, absent attendance and input of community members other than Bob and Mary.


ACTION: Bob entertained motion to ratify and forward Items 2-6, Mary Endico so moved, Bob seconded, vote carried unanimously.


Bob closed the meeting and left to begin preparing minutes plus templates for future meetings.

Total elapsed meeting time: 54 secs (ran a little long)


Open to Public

Process Overview

All Guild Meetings are open to the full public, no membership required except for voting.

Agendas are finalized by noon the Monday before Wednesday meetings.

Meetings are audio recorded (and maybe video recorded) plus a "class photo" (proof of life) is taken of attendees to be published on the Sugar Loaf Guild website, etc.

Slightly relaxed Roberts Rules are enforced, so when in doubt speak out!

For background see the tiny hardcover book: Time Management, Winwood, 1990.

A FREE personal copy of the Winwood book is available to Guild members.

Be aware that Guild Meetings are sparsely attended, narrowly focused, and extremely short (though robustly productive).

If you wish to add an agenda item, come to the Endico studio in person (to confirm an email address) by noon of the Sunday before the regular Wednesday meeting, and Mary will submit the Item for consideration.

After confirmation of email, agenda items may be submitted by phone or electronically from the confirmed email address.

The Guild focuses exclusively on the following three concepts and only within Sugar Loaf, New York:

a) Make it yourself

b) Open your studio to the public

c) Post and keep full-time hours

We would like to expand into the area of product quality and customer service, but that is a complex issue which must be discussed and addressed by the full membership.

We are neither a non-profit organization nor a political action group.

We do not solicit money and only donate to worthy local community causes.

If you really need to call us names no offense is taken at NGO.

Anybody who tells you they are collecting money for the Guild is full of shit ... toss 'em out.


757312/2/2015 11:07:08 AMGuild
Meeting
Minutes
Meeting Minutes
for 10:30 a.m., Wednesday
Dec. 2, 2015

Location:
Endico studio

Slightly relaxed Roberts Rules are enforced, so when in doubt speak out!

Agenda Items:

1) Streamlined fast track ratification process

In order to assure continuance of the protective effects of the Sugar Loaf Guild weekly public meetings which have proven the strongest block against lies about our character, motives, and actions (perpetrated by members of the now defunct Sugar Loaf Chamber of Commerce), we are streamlining meetings and will ratify and forward without discussion Agenda Items 2 through 6, absent attendance and input of community members other than Bob and Mary.


2) Lawyer search report

Reviewing all options.


3) Secure Background Committee report (with Forensic Accountant)

Awaiting report from Brad Kibler regarding FRAUDULENT use of the Sugar Loaf name.


4) Juried Show Committee report

Mary ran all shows for the first 8 years she was in Sugar Loaf, and she has expressed a standing offer to resume doing so in order to steal the excuse from those who use the shows as personal revenue wherein they state the shows must be run by anybody who will accept the responsibility (no matter how poorly they handle the job) because there is nobody else to volunteer.

Actually, there are plenty of volunteers, but as long as the shows remain a quick and easy cash cow for a few individuals instead of an asset to all in Sugar Loaf, Mary expects her offer will be ignored as always.


5) Advertising budget: next $100,000 explaining Sugar Loaf's arts destination status

In light of the way members of the three (3) tour groups which we attracted to Sugar Loaf via sophisticated Social Media techniques were treated by several "businesses" in town after the Guild arranged incognito shopping sprees in November of 2015, we are placing further outlay from the $100,000 promotional budget on hold (unless somebody in Sugar Loaf contacts us with rational suggestions how best to spend the money in a way supporting the Guild Mission Statement).


6) Public Comment

Ratification process is used when no public comment is received.


Estimated duration:
4 minutes

Actual duration:
0 minutes 50 seconds


Meeting Flow Actual

In attendance were: Bob Fugett (Chair), Mary Endico (Recording Secretary), Clay Boone (President Emeritus)

Bob warned of audio / photo / video recording; all stayed.

Bob called the meeting to order, Mary started watch and recording.

Bob called the session open.

Mary took "Proof of Life Photo"


AGENDA ITEMS

1) Streamlined fast track ratification process

In order to assure continuance of the protective effects of the Sugar Loaf Guild weekly public meetings which have proven the strongest block against lies about our character, motives, and actions (perpetrated by members of the now defunct Sugar Loaf Chamber of Commerce), we are streamlining meetings and will ratify and forward without discussion Agenda Items 2 through 6, absent attendance and input of community members other than Bob and Mary.


ACTION: Bob entertained motion to ratify and forward Items 2-6, Mary Endico so moved, Bob seconded, vote carried unanimously.


Bob closed the meeting and left to begin preparing minutes plus templates for future meetings.

Total elapsed meeting time: 50 secs (tied the record)


Open to Public

Process Overview

All Guild Meetings are open to the full public, no membership required except for voting.

Agendas are finalized by noon the Monday before Wednesday meetings.

Meetings are audio recorded (and maybe video recorded) plus a "class photo" (proof of life) is taken of attendees to be published on the Sugar Loaf Guild website, etc.

Slightly relaxed Roberts Rules are enforced, so when in doubt speak out!

For background see the tiny hardcover book: Time Management, Winwood, 1990.

A FREE personal copy of the Winwood book is available to Guild members.

Be aware that Guild Meetings are sparsely attended, narrowly focused, and extremely short (though robustly productive).

If you wish to add an agenda item, come to the Endico studio in person (to confirm an email address) by noon of the Sunday before the regular Wednesday meeting, and Mary will submit the Item for consideration.

After confirmation of email, agenda items may be submitted by phone or electronically from the confirmed email address.

The Guild focuses exclusively on the following three concepts and only within Sugar Loaf, New York:

a) Make it yourself

b) Open your studio to the public

c) Post and keep full-time hours

We would like to expand into the area of product quality and customer service, but that is a complex issue which must be discussed and addressed by the full membership.

We are neither a non-profit organization nor a political action group.

We do not solicit money and only donate to worthy local community causes.

If you really need to call us names no offense is taken at NGO.

Anybody who tells you they are collecting money for the Guild is full of shit ... toss 'em out.


756611/25/2015 10:59:08 AMGuild
Meeting
Minutes
Meeting Minutes
for 10:30 a.m., Wednesday
Nov. 25, 2015

Location:
Endico studio

Slightly relaxed Roberts Rules are enforced, so when in doubt speak out!

Agenda Items:

1) Streamlined fast track ratification process

In order to assure continuance of the protective effects of the Sugar Loaf Guild weekly public meetings which have proven the strongest block against lies about our character, motives, and actions (perpetrated by members of the now defunct Sugar Loaf Chamber of Commerce), we are streamlining meetings and will ratify and forward without discussion Agenda Items 2 through 6, absent attendance and input of community members other than Bob and Mary.


2) Lawyer search report

Reviewing all options.


3) Secure Background Committee report (with Forensic Accountant)

Awaiting report from Brad Kibler regarding FRAUDULENT use of the Sugar Loaf name.


4) Juried Show Committee report

Mary ran all shows for the first 8 years she was in Sugar Loaf, and she has expressed a standing offer to resume doing so in order to steal the excuse from those who use the shows as personal revenue wherein they state the shows must be run by anybody who will accept the responsibility (no matter how poorly they handle the job) because there is nobody else to volunteer.

Actually, there are plenty of volunteers, but as long as the shows remain a quick and easy cash cow for a few individuals instead of an asset to all in Sugar Loaf, Mary expects her offer will be ignored as always.


5) Advertising budget: next $100,000 explaining Sugar Loaf's arts destination status

In light of the way members of the three (3) tour groups which we attracted to Sugar Loaf via sophisticated Social Media techniques were treated by several "businesses" in town after the Guild arranged incognito shopping sprees in November of 2015, we are placing further outlay from the $100,000 promotional budget on hold (unless somebody in Sugar Loaf contacts us with rational suggestions how best to spend the money in a way supporting the Guild Mission Statement).


6) Public Comment

Ratification process is used when no public comment is received.


Estimated duration:
4 minutes

Actual duration:
0 minutes 58 seconds


Meeting Flow Actual

In attendance were: Bob Fugett (Chair), Mary Endico (Recording Secretary)

Bob warned of audio / photo / video recording; all stayed.

Bob called the meeting to order, Mary started watch and recording.

Bob called the session open.

Mary took "Proof of Life Photo"


AGENDA ITEMS

1) Streamlined fast track ratification process

In order to assure continuance of the protective effects of the Sugar Loaf Guild weekly public meetings which have proven the strongest block against lies about our character, motives, and actions (perpetrated by members of the now defunct Sugar Loaf Chamber of Commerce), we are streamlining meetings and will ratify and forward without discussion Agenda Items 2 through 6, absent attendance and input of community members other than Bob and Mary.


ACTION: Bob entertained motion to ratify and forward Items 2-6, Mary Endico so moved, Bob seconded, vote carried unanimously.


Bob closed the meeting and left to begin preparing minutes plus templates for future meetings.

Total elapsed meeting time: 58 secs (fair to middlin')


Open to Public

Process Overview

All Guild Meetings are open to the full public, no membership required except for voting.

Agendas are finalized by noon the Monday before Wednesday meetings.

Meetings are audio recorded (and maybe video recorded) plus a "class photo" (proof of life) is taken of attendees to be published on the Sugar Loaf Guild website, etc.

Slightly relaxed Roberts Rules are enforced, so when in doubt speak out!

For background see the tiny hardcover book: Time Management, Winwood, 1990.

A FREE personal copy of the Winwood book is available to Guild members.

Be aware that Guild Meetings are sparsely attended, narrowly focused, and extremely short (though robustly productive).

If you wish to add an agenda item, come to the Endico studio in person (to confirm an email address) by noon of the Sunday before the regular Wednesday meeting, and Mary will submit the Item for consideration.

After confirmation of email, agenda items may be submitted by phone or electronically from the confirmed email address.

The Guild focuses exclusively on the following three concepts and only within Sugar Loaf, New York:

a) Make it yourself

b) Open your studio to the public

c) Post and keep full-time hours

We would like to expand into the area of product quality and customer service, but that is a complex issue which must be discussed and addressed by the full membership.

We are neither a non-profit organization nor a political action group.

We do not solicit money and only donate to worthy local community causes.

If you really need to call us names no offense is taken at NGO.

Anybody who tells you they are collecting money for the Guild is full of shit ... toss 'em out.


756411/4/2015 10:57:13 AMGuild
Meeting
Minutes
Meeting Minutes
for 10:30 a.m., Wednesday
Nov. 18, 2015

Location:
Endico studio

Slightly relaxed Roberts Rules are enforced, so when in doubt speak out!

Agenda Items:

1) Streamlined fast track ratification process

In order to assure continuance of the protective effects of the Sugar Loaf Guild weekly public meetings which have proven the strongest block against lies about our character, motives, and actions (perpetrated by members of the now defunct Sugar Loaf Chamber of Commerce), we are streamlining meetings and will ratify and forward without discussion Agenda Items 2 through 6, absent attendance and input of community members other than Bob and Mary.


2) Lawyer search report

Reviewing all options.


3) Secure Background Committee report (with Forensic Accountant)

Awaiting report from Brad Kibler regarding FRAUDULENT use of the Sugar Loaf name.


4) Juried Show Committee report

Mary ran all shows for the first 8 years she was in Sugar Loaf, and she has expressed a standing offer to resume doing so in order to steal the excuse from those who use the shows as personal revenue wherein they state the shows must be run by anybody who will accept the responsibility (no matter how poorly they handle the job) because there is nobody else to volunteer.

Actually, there are plenty of volunteers, but as long as the shows remain a quick and easy cash cow for a few individuals instead of an asset to all in Sugar Loaf, Mary expects her offer will be ignored as always.


5) Advertising budget: next $100,000 explaining Sugar Loaf's arts destination status

In light of the way members of the three (3) tour groups which we attracted to Sugar Loaf via sophisticated Social Media techniques were treated by several "businesses" in town after the Guild arranged incognito shopping sprees in November of 2015, we are placing further outlay from the $100,000 promotional budget on hold (unless somebody in Sugar Loaf contacts us with rational suggestions how best to spend the money in a way supporting the Guild Mission Statement).


6) Public Comment

Ratification process is used when no public comment is received.


Estimated duration:
4 minutes

Actual duration:
0 minutes 56 seconds


Meeting Flow Actual

In attendance were: Bob Fugett (Chair), Mary Endico (Recording Secretary)

Bob warned of audio / photo / video recording; all stayed.

Bob called the meeting to order, Mary started watch and recording.

Bob called the session open.

Mary took "Proof of Life Photo"


AGENDA ITEMS

1) Streamlined fast track ratification process

In order to assure continuance of the protective effects of the Sugar Loaf Guild weekly public meetings which have proven the strongest block against lies about our character, motives, and actions (perpetrated by members of the now defunct Sugar Loaf Chamber of Commerce), we are streamlining meetings and will ratify and forward without discussion Agenda Items 2 through 6, absent attendance and input of community members other than Bob and Mary.


ACTION: Bob entertained motion to ratify and forward Items 2-6, Mary Endico so moved, Bob seconded, vote carried unanimously.


Bob closed the meeting and left to begin preparing minutes plus templates for future meetings.

Total elapsed meeting time: 56 secs (ran a little long)


Open to Public

Process Overview

All Guild Meetings are open to the full public, no membership required except for voting.

Agendas are finalized by noon the Monday before Wednesday meetings.

Meetings are audio recorded (and maybe video recorded) plus a "class photo" (proof of life) is taken of attendees to be published on the Sugar Loaf Guild website, etc.

Slightly relaxed Roberts Rules are enforced, so when in doubt speak out!

For background see the tiny hardcover book: Time Management, Winwood, 1990.

A FREE personal copy of the Winwood book is available to Guild members.

Be aware that Guild Meetings are sparsely attended, narrowly focused, and extremely short (though robustly productive).

If you wish to add an agenda item, come to the Endico studio in person (to confirm an email address) by noon of the Sunday before the regular Wednesday meeting, and Mary will submit the Item for consideration.

After confirmation of email, agenda items may be submitted by phone or electronically from the confirmed email address.

The Guild focuses exclusively on the following three concepts and only within Sugar Loaf, New York:

a) Make it yourself

b) Open your studio to the public

c) Post and keep full-time hours

We would like to expand into the area of product quality and customer service, but that is a complex issue which must be discussed and addressed by the full membership.

We are neither a non-profit organization nor a political action group.

We do not solicit money and only donate to worthy local community causes.

If you really need to call us names no offense is taken at NGO.

Anybody who tells you they are collecting money for the Guild is full of shit ... toss 'em out.


756211/4/2015 11:22:17 AMGuild
Meeting
Minutes
Meeting Minutes
for 10:30 a.m., Wednesday
Nov. 11, 2015

Location:
Endico studio

Slightly relaxed Roberts Rules are enforced, so when in doubt speak out!

Agenda Items:

1) Streamlined fast track ratification process

In order to assure continuance of the protective effects of the Sugar Loaf Guild weekly public meetings which have proven the strongest block against lies about our character, motives, and actions (perpetrated by members of the now defunct Sugar Loaf Chamber of Commerce), we are streamlining meetings and will ratify and forward without discussion Agenda Items 2 through 6, absent attendance and input of community members other than Bob and Mary.


2) Lawyer search report

Reviewing all options.


3) Secure Background Committee report (with Forensic Accountant)

Awaiting report from Brad Kibler regarding FRAUDULENT use of the Sugar Loaf name.


4) Juried Show Committee report

Mary ran all shows for the first 8 years she was in Sugar Loaf, and she has expressed a standing offer to resume doing so in order to steal the excuse from those who use the shows as personal revenue wherein they state the shows must be run by anybody who will accept the responsibility (no matter how poorly they handle the job) because there is nobody else to volunteer.

Actually, there are plenty of volunteers, but as long as the shows remain a quick and easy cash cow for a few individuals instead of an asset to all in Sugar Loaf, Mary expects her offer will be ignored as always.


5) Advertising budget: next $100,000 explaining Sugar Loaf's arts destination status

In light of the way members of the three (3) tour groups which we attracted to Sugar Loaf via sophisticated Social Media techniques were treated by several "businesses" in town after the Guild arranged incognito shopping sprees in November of 2015, we are placing further outlay from the $100,000 promotional budget on hold (unless somebody in Sugar Loaf contacts us with rational suggestions how best to spend the money in a way supporting the Guild Mission Statement).


6) Public Comment

Ratification process is used when no public comment is received.


Estimated duration:
4 minutes

Actual duration:
0 minutes 50 seconds


Meeting Flow Actual

In attendance were: Bob Fugett (Chair), Mary Endico (Recording Secretary)

Bob warned of audio / photo / video recording; all stayed.

Bob called the meeting to order, Mary started watch and recording.

Bob called the session open.

Mary took "Proof of Life Photo"


AGENDA ITEMS

1) Streamlined fast track ratification process

In order to assure continuance of the protective effects of the Sugar Loaf Guild weekly public meetings which have proven the strongest block against lies about our character, motives, and actions (perpetrated by members of the now defunct Sugar Loaf Chamber of Commerce), we are streamlining meetings and will ratify and forward without discussion Agenda Items 2 through 6, absent attendance and input of community members other than Bob and Mary.


ACTION: Bob entertained motion to ratify and forward Items 2-6, Mary Endico so moved, Bob seconded, vote carried unanimously.


Bob closed the meeting and left to begin preparing minutes plus templates for future meetings.

Total elapsed meeting time: 50 secs (a record)


Open to Public

Process Overview

All Guild Meetings are open to the full public, no membership required except for voting.

Agendas are finalized by noon the Monday before Wednesday meetings.

Meetings are audio recorded (and maybe video recorded) plus a "class photo" (proof of life) is taken of attendees to be published on the Sugar Loaf Guild website, etc.

Slightly relaxed Roberts Rules are enforced, so when in doubt speak out!

For background see the tiny hardcover book: Time Management, Winwood, 1990.

A FREE personal copy of the Winwood book is available to Guild members.

Be aware that Guild Meetings are sparsely attended, narrowly focused, and extremely short (though robustly productive).

If you wish to add an agenda item, come to the Endico studio in person (to confirm an email address) by noon of the Sunday before the regular Wednesday meeting, and Mary will submit the Item for consideration.

After confirmation of email, agenda items may be submitted by phone or electronically from the confirmed email address.

The Guild focuses exclusively on the following three concepts and only within Sugar Loaf, New York:

a) Make it yourself

b) Open your studio to the public

c) Post and keep full-time hours

We would like to expand into the area of product quality and customer service, but that is a complex issue which must be discussed and addressed by the full membership.

We are neither a non-profit organization nor a political action group.

We do not solicit money and only donate to worthy local community causes.

If you really need to call us names no offense is taken at NGO.

Anybody who tells you they are collecting money for the Guild is full of shit ... toss 'em out.


755911/4/2015 11:15:32 AMGuild
Meeting
Minutes
Meeting Minutes
for 10:30 a.m., Wednesday
Nov. 4, 2015

Location:
Endico studio

Slightly relaxed Roberts Rules are enforced, so when in doubt speak out!

Agenda Items:

1) Streamlined fast track ratification process

In order to assure continuance of the protective effects of the Sugar Loaf Guild weekly public meetings which have proven the strongest block against lies about our character, motives, and actions (perpetrated by members of the now defunct Sugar Loaf Chamber of Commerce), we are streamlining meetings and will ratify and forward without discussion Agenda Items 2 through 6, absent attendance and input of community members other than Bob and Mary.


2) Lawyer search report

Reviewing all options.


3) Secure Background Committee report (with Forensic Accountant)

Awaiting report from Brad Kibler regarding FRAUDULENT use of the Sugar Loaf name.


4) Juried Show Committee report

Mary ran all shows for the first 8 years she was in Sugar Loaf, and she has expressed a standing offer to resume doing so in order to steal the excuse from those who use the shows as personal revenue wherein they state the shows must be run by anybody who will accept the responsibility (no matter how poorly they handle the job) because there is nobody else to volunteer.

Actually, there are plenty of volunteers, but as long as the shows remain a quick and easy cash cow for a few individuals instead of an asset to all in Sugar Loaf, Mary expects her offer will be ignored as always.


5) Advertising budget: next $100,000 explaining Sugar Loaf's arts destination status

In light of the way members of the three (3) tour groups which we attracted to Sugar Loaf via sophisticated Social Media techniques were treated by several "businesses" in town after the Guild arranged incognito shopping sprees in November of 2015, we are placing further outlay from the $100,000 promotional budget on hold (unless somebody in Sugar Loaf contacts us with rational suggestions how best to spend the money in a way supporting the Guild Mission Statement).


6) Public Comment

Ratification process is used when no public comment is received.


Estimated duration:
4 minutes

Actual duration:
0 minutes 58 seconds


Meeting Flow Actual

In attendance were: Bob Fugett (Chair), Mary Endico (Recording Secretary)

Bob warned of audio / photo / video recording; all stayed.

Bob called the meeting to order, Mary started watch and recording.

Bob called the session open.

Mary took "Proof of Life Photo"


AGENDA ITEMS

1) Streamlined fast track ratification process

In order to assure continuance of the protective effects of the Sugar Loaf Guild weekly public meetings which have proven the strongest block against lies about our character, motives, and actions (perpetrated by members of the now defunct Sugar Loaf Chamber of Commerce), we are streamlining meetings and will ratify and forward without discussion Agenda Items 2 through 6, absent attendance and input of community members other than Bob and Mary.


ACTION: Bob entertained motion to ratify and forward Items 2-6, Mary Endico so moved, Bob seconded, vote carried unanimously.


Bob closed the meeting and left to begin preparing minutes plus templates for future meetings.

Total elapsed meeting time: 58 secs (a record)


Open to Public

Process Overview

All Guild Meetings are open to the full public, no membership required except for voting.

Agendas are finalized by noon the Monday before Wednesday meetings.

Meetings are audio recorded (and maybe video recorded) plus a "class photo" (proof of life) is taken of attendees to be published on the Sugar Loaf Guild website, etc.

Slightly relaxed Roberts Rules are enforced, so when in doubt speak out!

For background see the tiny hardcover book: Time Management, Winwood, 1990.

A FREE personal copy of the Winwood book is available to Guild members.

Be aware that Guild Meetings are sparsely attended, narrowly focused, and extremely short (though robustly productive).

If you wish to add an agenda item, come to the Endico studio in person (to confirm an email address) by noon of the Sunday before the regular Wednesday meeting, and Mary will submit the Item for consideration.

After confirmation of email, agenda items may be submitted by phone or electronically from the confirmed email address.

The Guild focuses exclusively on the following three concepts and only within Sugar Loaf, New York:

a) Make it yourself

b) Open your studio to the public

c) Post and keep full-time hours

We would like to expand into the area of product quality and customer service, but that is a complex issue which must be discussed and addressed by the full membership.

We are neither a non-profit organization nor a political action group.

We do not solicit money and only donate to worthy local community causes.

If you really need to call us names no offense is taken at NGO.

Anybody who tells you they are collecting money for the Guild is full of shit ... toss 'em out.


755510/28/2015 11:29:07 AMGuild
Meeting
Minutes
Meeting Minutes
for 10:30 a.m., Wednesday
Oct. 28, 2015

Location:
Endico studio

Slightly relaxed Roberts Rules are enforced, so when in doubt speak out!

Agenda Items:

1) Lawyer search report

2) Secure Background Committee report (with Forensic Accountant)

3) Juried Show Committee report

4) Advertising budget: next $100,000 explaining Sugar Loaf's arts destination status

5) Public Comment


Estimated duration:
4 minutes

Actual duration:
5 minutes 12 seconds


Meeting Flow Actual

In attendance were: Bob Fugett (Chair), Mary Endico (Recording Secretary)

Bob warned of audio / photo / video recording; all stayed.

Bob called the meeting to order, Mary started watch and recording.

Bob called the session open.

Mary took "Proof of Life Photo"

Official Guild Meeting
T-shirts gifted by:

Cheryl & Matt Feichter






AGENDA ITEMS

1) Lawyer search report

Mary stated she is still looking for an additional lawyer to sit on the Guild Board and to accompany her to local group meetings.

ACTION: Bob entertained motion to forward the Lawyer search report until next meeting, Mary Endico so moved, Bob seconded, vote carried unanimously.


2) Secure Background Committee report (with Forensic Accountant)

Bob stated that no word yet has come from Brad Kibler with regard to his Internet and Government website searches to find FRAUDULENT uses of the Sugar Loaf name.

Mary stated she has not yet been in touch with Manon regarding whether or not she ever figured out where the money used by the now defunct former Sugar Loaf Chamber of Commerce had been coming from.

ACTION: Bob entertained motion to forward the Secure Background Committee report until next meeting, Mary Endico so moved, Bob seconded, vote carried unanimously..


3) Juried Show Committee report

Mary restated her standing offer to run all shows (in the manner she did the shows for the first 8 years that we were in Sugar Loaf; those shows established a reputation which businesses in Sugar Loaf still benefit from to this day).

ACTION: Bob entertained motion to forward the Juried Show Committeee report until next meeting, Mary Endico so moved, Bob seconded, vote carried unanimously.


4) Advertising budget: next $100,000 explaining Sugar Loaf's arts destination status Bob suggested that no more money should be spent on general town advertising until such time shops establish better presentations of the products which they themselves are creating (in 22/27 shops), establish more reliable and longer hours of operation.

Bob also said he would prepare a report for the minutes regarding results of the 3 groups (all who made purchases in town within the last week) that the Guild attracted from Social Media contacts.

ACTION: Bob entertained motion withhold expenditures from the $100,000 budget until such time shops establish better presentations of their own products and establish more reliable and longer hours of operations while forwarding tracking of progress to the next meeting, and he will prepare a report for the minutes; Mary Endico so moved; Bob seconded; vote carried unanimously.


5) Public Comment


Bob commented that we should add a New Business section, and that this weeks new business would have been a statement regarding website usage logs show the appropriate IP numbers have been observed aware of the Meeting and Minutes schedule so no more prompting will be required in the Forum.

ACTION: Bob entertained motion to add a New Business section to the meeting process, simplify the notifications, and forward the Public Comment to next meeting, Mary Endico so moved, Bob seconded, vote Yes unanimous.


Bob closed the meeting and left to begin preparing minutes plus templates for future meetings.

Total elapsed meeting time: 5 min 12 secs (better than last week but not a record)



Bob's 3 Tour Group Report

All individuals in all groups made purchases in Sugar Loaf.

The most relevant events however occured with the last group.

They were the only ones who set out on their own to get a feel for how visitors are treated if Mary or I do not accompany them and reveal the hidden treasures.

To put the following in perspective, these visitors were true collectors and art afficianodos (plus artists themselves) while the husband is a highly paid IT specialist and the wife is administrator for a 13,000 member Facebook dog group (and runs a highly successful breed dedicated rescue group).

In summary they were real deal buyers who had not taken an extended vacation in years so had money to burn and a special affection for the arts (bought one of Ada's paintings among other things purchased in town, nothing from the Endico studio ... thankfully).

As for their experiences in Sugar Loaf, in quick order:

a) They were attracted into the shop next door specifically because of what they had seen about them in the Guild promotions, but the potter/jeweler did not even come out to greet them, instead sent "sales help" who did not even explain the jewelry materials for the two pieces they purchased ... though the potter was overheard in the back organizing her next "event" instead of taking care of customers on premises.

b) They loved Luft Gardens and purchased, but were over the roof blown-away when Mary explained later that Luft grew the grourds they purchased (internal signage needed).

c) The photographer walked away from them while they were settling on which photograph to buy ... left them standing dumbfounded in the middle of his gallery and just walked away.

d) When they asked about the other Sugar Loaf artists, the stained glass person referred them only to the photographer (who had just ignored them), Clay Boone (who was to be part of their tour later), and the faux-jeweler/artist who ceased doing their own work years ago.

Fortunately, on the group's return to the Endico Studio, Mary took them over and introduced them to Ada from whom they purchased a very special piece, and Ada made them feel like their 600 mile road trip to Sugar Loaf was not in vain.

Mary also filled in the gaps by giving them a personal demonstration of her painting process ... something Mary has only done twice in the last 10 years.

Obviously Mary and I will not ask more people to come to Sugar Loaf under the current business climate where people complain about the economy, support low level tramp fairs, and do not provide even the basic civility and service to customers who are coming through their doors.



Open to Public

Process Overview

All Guild Meetings are open to the full public, no membership required except for voting.

Agendas are finalized by noon the Monday before Wednesday meetings.

Meetings are audio recorded (and maybe video recorded) plus a "class photo" (proof of life) is taken of attendees to be published on the Sugar Loaf Guild website, etc.

Slightly relaxed Roberts Rules are enforced, so when in doubt speak out!

For background see the tiny hardcover book: Time Management, Winwood, 1990.

A FREE personal copy of the Winwood book is available to Guild members.

Be aware that Guild Meetings are sparsely attended, narrowly focused, and extremely short (though robustly productive).

If you wish to add an agenda item, come to the Endico studio in person (to confirm an email address) by noon of the Sunday before the regular Wednesday meeting, and Mary will submit the Item for consideration.

After confirmation of email, agenda items may be submitted by phone or electronically from the confirmed email address.

The Guild focuses exclusively on the following three concepts and only within Sugar Loaf, New York:

a) Make it yourself

b) Open your studio to the public

c) Post and keep full-time hours

We would like to expand into the area of product quality and customer service, but that is a complex issue which must be discussed and addressed by the full membership.

We are neither a non-profit organization nor a political action group.

We do not solicit money and only donate to worthy local community causes.

If you really need to call us names no offense is taken at NGO.

Anybody who tells you they are collecting money for the Guild is full of shit ... toss 'em out.


754810/21/2015 11:29:32 AMGuild
Meeting
Minutes
Meeting Minutes
for 10:30 a.m., Wednesday
Oct. 21, 2015

Location:
Endico studio

Slightly relaxed Roberts Rules are enforced, so when in doubt speak out!

Agenda Items:

1) Lawyer search report

2) Secure Background Committee report

Now with Forensic Accountant added to search
3) Juried Show Committee report

Community survey of last show results

4) Advertising budget: next $100,000 explaining Sugar Loaf's arts destination status

a) PROPOSED:
Complimentary Guild ad in the Canvas gifted to Kevin Kern promoting his offer of a rent-FREE startup incubator studio space in Romers' Alley

5) Public Comment


Estimated duration:
4 minutes

Actual duration:
5 minutes 51 seconds


Meeting Flow Actual

In attendance were: Bob Fugett (Chair), Mary Endico (Recording Secretary), Clay Boone (President Emeritus)

Bob warned of audio / photo / video recording; all stayed.

Bob called the meeting to order, Mary started watch and recording.

Bob called the session open.

Mary took "Proof of Life Photo"




AGENDA ITEMS

1) Lawyer search report

Mary reports that on closer look at the lawyer she was considering, she identified significant conflict of interest issues.

ACTION: Bob entertained motion to forward the Lawyer search report until next meeting, Mary Endico so moved, Bob seconded, vote carried 2 to 1 (Clay was Nay).


2) Secure Background Committee report

Now with Forensic Accountant added to search
Bob stated that while waiting to secure professional help on the matter, he himself contacted the government agency in charge of Grants, and they sent him a link to a website for self search.

It appeared to be something particularly suited for Brad Kibler (Clay's son), so Brad was elected in absentia chair of the FRAUDULENT Grants Investigation Committee.

Clay will bring results to a meeting after Brad completes his study, and Clay gets the time to hear it and report.

Mary stated she has not yet been in touch with Manon regarding whether or not she ever figured out where the money used by the now defunct former Sugar Loaf Chamber of Commerce had been coming from.

ACTION: Bob entertained motion to forward the Secure Background Committee report until next meeting, Mary Endico so moved, Bob seconded, vote carried 2 to 1 (Clay was Nay).


3) Juried Show Committee report

Community survey of last show results

Mary stated she spoke with Kat who noted the following weekend was much better for her than the festival weekend.

Mary stated she also spoke with Alesia who found the festival useful but had no knowledge of the massive number of people arriving to other places in Orange County on a standard holiday weekend.

Clay confirmed his open invitation to juried artists for FREE booth space with lunch, electric, toilet, on his own property.

Bob and Mary confirmed their same committment to allowing the use of their own property, plus Mary agreed to be in charge of the shows.

Mary also stated she had an email conversation with Kevin Kern (owner of Romers' Alley) explaining the Guild's offer.

ACTION: Bob entertained motion to forward the Juried Show Committeee report until next meeting, Mary Endico so moved, Bob seconded, vote carried 2 to 1 (Clay abstained citing government precedent of voting variation and not wanting to sound negative).


4) Advertising budget: next $100,000 explaining Sugar Loaf's arts destination status

a) PROPOSED:
Complimentary Guild ad in the Canvas gifted to Kevin Kern promoting his offer of a rent-FREE startup incubator studio space in Romers' Alley

Mary stated she had tagged Olivia on Facebook about Kevin's offer of a FREE incubator space, then talked to her in person, and Olivia with two artist friends are now taking over the space.

Also the Canvas is going to still run the free ad on their own with the understanding another space may open up at any moment.

ACTION: Bob entertained motion to the $100,000 budget report until next meeting while dropping the discussions of an ad gifted to Kern, Mary Endico so moved, Bob seconded, vote Yes unanimous.


5) Public Comment


No comment from public.

ACTION: Bob entertained motion to forward the Public Comment to next meeting, Mary Endico so moved, Bob seconded, vote Yes unanimous.


Bob closed the meeting and left to begin preparing minutes plus templates for future meetings.

Total elapsed meeting time: 5 min 51 secs (not a record)

As an aside, due to the fact nobody would hazard a guess (even from Facebook) as to why Sugar Loaf is absolutely totally different, in a very positive way, from the communities described in the Contest Article, Bob will keep the information to himself deeming it proprietary and so powerful it is probably best if Warwick never finds out.

That will insure the ease with which Sugar Loaf can continue kicking Warwick's ass every single day of the year.

The poor sots!


Open to Public

Process Overview

All Guild Meetings are open to the full public, no membership required except for voting.

Agendas are finalized by noon the Monday before Wednesday meetings.

Meetings are audio recorded (and maybe video recorded) plus a "class photo" (proof of life) is taken of attendees to be published on the Sugar Loaf Guild website, etc.

Slightly relaxed Roberts Rules are enforced, so when in doubt speak out!

For background see the tiny hardcover book: Time Management, Winwood, 1990.

A FREE personal copy of the Winwood book is available to Guild members.

Be aware that Guild Meetings are sparsely attended, narrowly focused, and extremely short (though robustly productive).

If you wish to add an agenda item, come to the Endico studio in person (to confirm an email address) by noon of the Sunday before the regular Wednesday meeting, and Mary will submit the Item for consideration.

After confirmation of email, agenda items may be submitted by phone or electronically from the confirmed email address.

The Guild focuses exclusively on the following three concepts and only within Sugar Loaf, New York:

a) Make it yourself

b) Open your studio to the public

c) Post and keep full-time hours

We would like to expand into the area of product quality and customer service, but that is a complex issue which must be discussed and addressed by the full membership.

We are neither a non-profit organization nor a political action group.

We do not solicit money and only donate to worthy local community causes.

If you really need to call us names no offense is taken at NGO.

Anybody who tells you they are collecting money for the Guild is full of shit ... toss 'em out.


754110/14/2015 11:23:00 AMGuild
Meeting
Minutes
Meeting Minutes
for 10:30 a.m., Wednesday
Oct. 14, 2015

Location:
Endico studio

Slightly relaxed Roberts Rules are enforced, so when in doubt speak out!

Agenda Items:

1) Lawyer search report

2) Secure Background Committee report

3) Juried Show Committee report

With cycling survey of area during most recent festival and suggestions for improving the show.

4) Advertising budget: next $100,000 explaining Sugar Loaf's arts destination status.

a) PROPOSED:
Complimentary Guild ad in the Canvas gifted to Kevin Kern promoting his offer of a rent-FREE startup incubator studio space in Romers' Alley.

5) Public Comment


Estimated duration:
4 minutes.

Actual duration:
7 minutes 59 seconds


Mary took "Proof of Life Photo"

AGENDA ITEMS

In attendance were: Bob Fugett (Chair), Mary Endico (Recording Secretary), Rosemary and Doug Phillips (Facebook Guild Fans from Virginia)

Clay Boone (President Emeritus) had arrived 22 hours early for an extended executive session of this meeting so lost his vote because he did not show up at exactly the right time.

1) Lawyer search report

Bob stated his nephew emailed and told him he is now the chief litigator for the State of Florida Department of State, so worst case scenario he might have a lead on a lawyer, security background check process, etc, but we will not bother him until absolutely necessary. Our problems are something that should be handled locally.

ACTION: Bob entertained motion to forward the Lawyer search report until next meeting, Mary Endico so moved, Bob seconded, vote Yes unanimous.


2) Secure Background Committee report

Bob stated that while trying to explain the situation with the Sugar Loaf Chamber of Commerce accounting (or lack thereof) to Clay Boone, he was reminded that the last time he spoke to Manon, she was doing a superlative job handling the outgoing receipts but had no clue from where money was coming into the organization. Bob suggested adding a forensic accountant to the Security Background check roster.

ACTION: Bob entertained a motion to add Forensic Accountant as a Guild position, and forward Secure Background Committee report to next meeting, Mary Endico so moved, Bob seconded, vote Yes unanimous.


3) Juried Show Committee report

Bob reported that he made a 34 mile bicycle loop tour through the region during Sunday's "festival" and the insane level of traffic everywhere (not just in Sugar Loaf) reminded him of our old process.

We always scheduled the festivals away from large holidays, because those days were going to be very busy anyway, and the shows would just get in the way ... as happened this weekend.

For example, Bob said that at the top of Ackerman Road it took him 15 minutes to get across 94 because of the great amount of traffic. Just when 10 or so cars finished coming by in one direction there was another line of 10 coming from the other direction. When he would finally get enough of a break to get across, 3 or 4 cars would be coming off Ackerman turning one way or the other onto 94.

Later when he got to the end of Jessup coming into Florida (town), the traffic to the light was backed up for more than the 3/4 mile that he could see, and who knows how far back toward Edenville.

Therefore, if Sugar Loaf had not put a barrier (the festival) between itself and the natural overabundance of local visitors, there would have been even more people in town who had specific interest in quality one-of-a-kind items.

He also stated he talked to Clay Boone who has agreed to open his yard as FREE artist booth space for the Guild Juried Shows, plus Clay and Cookie will provide the artists lunch, electric, and bathroom. Bob noted that Nick Zungoli and the Scarane's did not allow booths on their property, and Doug and Ada had one less booth than usual.

Therefore, considering Moon Angel has always run a higher quality section of the frestivals (on their own property, outside of the involvement of the now defunct Sugar Loaf Chamber of Commerce), it appears the winds of change are moving toward a return to the more intimate high quality shows of the past.

Bob said he only hopes that people taking the Endico Studio cue of disallowing these atrocious shows on their property did so as a statement against the shows, not just a hope to "reveal their shops" to passers by who wander the closed street cattle-chute walking from hot dog to bathroom with no interest in the arts.

Sugar Loaf shows of the past had a long standing history of being a cultural event, not a commercial event.

But having the high quality juried shows enhanced Sugar Loaf's commercial profitability for the rest of the year.

And yes those shows are already poised to be happening again.

ACTION: Bob entertained a motion to forward discussion of the Juried Shows to next meeting, Mary Endico so moved, Bob seconded, vote Yes unanimous.


4) Advertising budget: next $100,000 explaining Sugar Loaf's arts destination status.

a) PROPOSED:
Complimentary Guild ad in the Canvas gifted to Kevin Kern promoting his offer of a rent-FREE startup incubator studio space in Romers' Alley.

Bob suggested using money from the current advertising budget and placing it toward a lawyer, a security background specialist, and now a forensic accountant to find out where the "Chamber" money has been coming from, to be diverted where?

ACTION: Bob entertained a motion to delay the Kevin Kern gift ad to and put the money into FRAUD protection measures; Mary so moved, Bob seconded; vote Yes unanimous.


5) Public Comment

No comments from public.


Bob closed the meeting and left to begin preparing minutes plus templates for future meetings.

Total elapsed meeting time: 7 min 59 secs (way into overtime and off our game, but we had guests)


Open to Public

Process Overview

All Guild Meetings are open to the full public, no membership required except for voting.

Agendas are finalized by noon the Monday before Wednesday meetings.

Meetings are audio recorded (and maybe video recorded) plus a "class photo" (proof of life) is taken of attendees to be published on the Sugar Loaf Guild website, etc.

Slightly relaxed Roberts Rules are enforced, so when in doubt speak out!

For background see the tiny hardcover book: Time Management, Winwood, 1990.

A FREE personal copy of the Winwood book is available to Guild members.

Be aware that Guild Meetings are sparsely attended, narrowly focused, and extremely short (though robustly productive).

If you wish to add an agenda item, come to the Endico studio in person (to confirm an email address) by noon of the Sunday before the regular Wednesday meeting, and Mary will submit the Item for consideration.

After confirmation of email, agenda items may be submitted by phone or electronically from the confirmed email address.

The Guild focuses exclusively on the following three concepts and only within Sugar Loaf, New York:

a) Make it yourself

b) Open your studio to the public

c) Post and keep full-time hours

We would like to expand into the area of product quality and customer service, but that is a complex issue which must be discussed and addressed by the full membership.

We are neither a non-profit organization nor a political action group.

We do not solicit money and only donate to worthy local community causes.

If you really need to call us names no offense is taken at NGO.

Anybody who tells you they are collecting money for the Guild is full of shit ... toss 'em out.


753310/7/2015 11:21:56 AMGuild
Meeting
Minutes
Meeting Minutes
for 10:30 a.m., Wednesday
Oct. 7, 2015

Location:
Endico studio

Slightly relaxed Roberts Rules are enforced, so when in doubt speak out!

Agenda Items:

1) Lawyer search report

2) Secure Background Committee report

3) Juried Show Committee report 4) Advertising budget: next $100,000 explaining Sugar Loaf's arts destination status.

a) PROPOSED:
Complimentary Guild ad in the Canvas gifted to Kevin Kern promoting his offer of a rent-FREE startup incubator studio space in Romers' Alley.

5) Public Comment


Estimated duration:
4 minutes.

Actual duration:
2 minutes 54 seconds


Meeting Flow Actual
In attendance were: Bob Fugett (Chair), Mary Endico (Recording Secretary), Clay Boone, President Emeritus, arrived late because he is accustomed to being 15 minutes late to meetings and still getting there before anything gets started, so he missed the whole thing but demanded being included in the proof of life photo, which was shot again. He can read the minutes like the rest of you.

Bob explained there would be an audio recording plus photos (and/or video) of the meeting to be published on the Guild website, etc.

All were in agreement and stayed for the meeting (except for Clay Boone who had not arrived yet).

Mary started the stopwatch and iPhone recording.

Bob called the meeting to order and explained the Guild Mission statement thus:

a) Make it yourself

b) Open your doors to the public

c) Keep long reliable full-time hours

Mary took "Proof of Life Photo"

AGENDA ITEMS

1) Lawyer search report

Mary stated that she phoned the lawyer but has not reached her yet. Bob asked, "No message?" To which Mary responded, "I want to talk to them, not leave a message."

ACTION: Bob entertained motion to forward the Lawyer search report until next meeting, Mary Endico so moved, Bob seconded, vote Yes unanimous.


2) Secure Background Committee report

Mary stated she stopped by 18th Century Furniture this morning, but Peter Von Uchtrup (Committee Chair — unbeknownst to himself) had already left for the morning.

ACTION: Bob entertained a motion to forward Secure Background Committee report to next meeting, Mary Endico so moved, Bob seconded, vote Yes unanimous.


3) Juried Show Committee report

Mary stated nobody has contacted her to use the FREE space but has a customer in common with Sharon who reported she was offered a FREE space and does not know if she is going to use it. Mary further stated that it was not her who contacted Sharon, so we don't know who did.

Mary remains commited to running the new generation Juried Shows in the same manner she ran shows her first eight years in Sugar Loaf which established a legacy from which the hamlet continues to profit.

ACTION: Bob entertained a motion to forward discussion of the Juried Shows to next meeting, Mary Endico so moved, Bob seconded, vote Yes unanimous.


4) Advertising budget: next $100,000 explaining Sugar Loaf's arts destination status.

a) PROPOSED:
Complimentary Guild ad in the Canvas gifted to Kevin Kern promoting his offer of a rent-FREE startup incubator studio space in Romers' Alley.

Mary stated that when she began to talk about the gifted ad to the Canvas, Sophia (editor) got so excited about the idea of a FREE artist incubator studio space, she will work on putting together a special column just about that (a gift of the Canvas, not of the Guild).

Email from Sophia stated, "This is definitely, in my opinion, the best Artist Opportunity that we have ever received in the history of CANVAS."

ACTION: Bob entertained a motion to delay the Kevin Kern gift ad to see what the Canvas is going to do on their own; Mary Endico so moved; Bob seconded; vote Yes unanimous.


5) Public Comment

No comments from public.


Bob closed the meeting and left to begin preparing minutes plus templates for future meetings.

Total elapsed meeting time: 2 min 54 secs (only 1 minute 6 secs below planned; a little off our game)


Open to Public

Process Overview

All Guild Meetings are open to the full public, no membership required except for voting.

Agendas are finalized by noon the Monday before Wednesday meetings.

Meetings are audio recorded (and maybe video recorded) plus a "class photo" (proof of life) is taken of attendees to be published on the Sugar Loaf Guild website, etc.

Slightly relaxed Roberts Rules are enforced, so when in doubt speak out!

For background see the tiny hardcover book: Time Management, Winwood, 1990.

A FREE personal copy of the Winwood book is available to Guild members.

Be aware that Guild Meetings are sparsely attended, narrowly focused, and extremely short (though robustly productive).

If you wish to add an agenda item, come to the Endico studio in person (to confirm an email address) by noon of the Sunday before the regular Wednesday meeting, and Mary will submit the Item for consideration.

After confirmation of email, agenda items may be submitted by phone or electronically from the confirmed email address.

The Guild focuses exclusively on the following three concepts and only within Sugar Loaf, New York:

1) make it yourself

2) open your studio to the public

3) keep regular full-time hours

We would like to expand into the area of product quality and customer service, but that is a complex issue which must be discussed and addressed by the full membership.

We are neither a non-profit organization nor a political action group.

We do not solicit money and only donate to worthy local community causes.

If you really need to call us names no offense is taken at NGO.

Anybody who tells you they are collecting money for the Guild is full of shit ... toss 'em out.


75239/30/2015 11:07:23 AMGuild
Meeting
Minutes
Meeting Minutes
for 10:30 a.m., Wednesday
Sept. 30, 2015

Location:
Endico studio

Slightly relaxed Roberts Rules are enforced, so when in doubt speak out!

Agenda Items:

1) Lawyer search report

2) Secure Background Committee report

3) Juried Show Committee report

4) Advertising budget: next $100,000 explaining Sugar Loaf's arts destination status.

a) PROPOSED:
Complimentary Guild ad in the Canvas gifted to Kevin Kern promoting his offer of a rent-FREE startup incubator studio space in Romers' Alley.

5) Public Comment


Estimated duration:
4 minutes.

Actual duration:
2 minutes 42 seconds


Meeting Flow Actual
In attendance were: Bob Fugett (Chair), Mary Endico (Recording Secretary).

Bob explained there would be an audio recording plus photos (and/or video) of the meeting to be published on the Guild website, etc.

All were in agreement and stayed for the meeting.

Mary started the stopwatch and iPhone recording.

Bob called the meeting to order and explained the Guild Mission statement thus:

a) Make it yourself

b) Open your doors to the public

c) Keep long reliable full-time hours

Mary took "Proof of Life Photo"

AGENDA ITEMS

1) Lawyer search report

Mary stated that she has a lead on a lawyer with an environmental background found in a local publication. Bob stated, "No need to publish their name until they are hired."

ACTION: Bob entertained motion for Mary to contact the lawyer candidate and confirm their interest, Mary Endico so moved, Bob seconded, vote Yes unanimous.

2) Juried Show Committee report

Mary stated nobody has contacted her to use the FREE space to be granted during festivals though Mary heard that somebody offered a free booth to Sharon ... maybe a remnant of the now defunct Sugar Loaf Chamber of Commerce.

Mary remains commited to running the new generation Juried Shows in the same manner she ran shows her first eight years in Sugar Loaf which established a legacy from which the hamlet continues to profit.

ACTION: Bob entertained a motion to forward discussion of the Juried Shows to next meeting, Mary Endico so moved, Bob seconded, vote Yes unanimous.

3) Secure Background Committee report

Peter Von Uchtrup has still not been contacted to find out who he himself used in the past, but Clay is back from Wyoming and is also on the project.

ACTION: Bob entertained a motion to forward Secure Background Committee report to next meeting, Mary Endico so moved, Bob seconded, vote Yes unanimous.

4) Advertising budget: next $100,000 explaining Sugar Loaf's arts destination status.

a) PROPOSED:
Complimentary Guild ad in the Canvas gifted to Kevin Kern promoting his offer of a rent-FREE startup incubator studio space in Romers' Alley.

Bob said the idea of gifting an ad in the Canvas for Kevin Kern to help him promote his offer of a rent-free artist incubator studio space should be held off a month to see what happens with the Barnsider, plus it is already too late for this month's Canvas.

As an aside, Mary got the full story concerning the Barnsider directly from Matt this morning (even some things he was very reluctant to talk about, so we are being tight lipped), and things are a lot better than rumors would have them.

Also Matt looks extremely fit, happy, and enthusiastic to start the exciting next phase of his life, for which the Guild wishes him the best possible outcomes.

We are gonna miss that guy, and so are you; you just might not know it!

Mary reports having given a Guild Welcome Wagon package to Creative Cloud consisting of the Winwood "Time Management" book, along with an actual historic Guild brochure circa 1976 (which was basically a mission statement), and a current Guild brochure which harkens back to the long standing Sugar Loaf tradition.

Also a Sugar Loaf University t-shirt is part of the package with a standing offer to provide a FREE t-shirt for the students of anybody conducting classes in Sugar Loaf.

ACTION: Bob entertained a motion to delay the Kevin Kern gift ad in the Canvas until next month plus review of what happens with the Barnsider; Mary Endico so moved; Bob seconded; vote Yes unanimous.

4) Public Comment

No comments from public.

Bob closed the meeting and left to begin preparing minutes plus templates for future meetings.

Total elapsed meeting time: 2 min 42 secs (1 minute 18 secs below planned; we are getting this process fine tuned)


Open to Public

Process Overview

All Guild Meetings are open to the full public, no membership required except for voting.

Agendas are finalized by noon the Monday before Wednesday meetings.

Meetings are audio recorded (and maybe video recorded) plus a "class photo" (proof of life) is taken of attendees to be published on the Sugar Loaf Guild website, etc.

Slightly relaxed Roberts Rules are enforced, so when in doubt speak out!

For background see the tiny hardcover book: Time Management, Winwood, 1990.

A FREE personal copy of the Winwood book is available to Guild members.

Be aware that Guild Meetings are sparsely attended, narrowly focused, and extremely short (though robustly productive).

If you wish to add an agenda item, come to the Endico studio in person (to confirm an email address) by noon of the Sunday before the regular Wednesday meeting, and Mary will submit the Item for consideration.

After confirmation of email, agenda items may be submitted by phone or electronically from the confirmed email address.

The Guild focuses exclusively on the following three concepts and only within Sugar Loaf, New York:

1) make it yourself

2) open your studio to the public

3) keep regular full-time hours

We would like to expand into the area of product quality and customer service, but that is a complex issue which must be discussed and addressed by the full membership.

We are neither a non-profit organization nor a political action group.

We do not solicit money and only donate to worthy local community causes.

If you really need to call us names no offense is taken at NGO.

Anybody who tells you they are collecting money for the Guild is full of shit ... toss 'em out.


75109/23/2015 10:40:38 AMGuild Meeting
Minutes
Meeting Minutes
for 10:30 a.m., Wednesday
Sept. 23, 2015

Location:
Endico studio

Slightly relaxed Roberts Rules are enforced, so when in doubt speak out!

For background see the tiny hardcover book: Time Management, Winwood, 1990.


Agenda Items:

1) Lawyer search report

2) Juried Show Committee report

3) Secure Background Committee report

4) Advertising budget: next $100,000 explaining Sugar Loaf's arts destination status.

5) Public Comment


Estimated duration:
4 minutes.

Actual duration:
3 minutes 38 seconds


Meeting Flow Actual
In attendance were: Bob Fugett (Chair), Mary Endico (Recording Secretary).

Bob explained there would be an audio recording plus photos (and/or video) of the meeting to be published on the Guild website, etc.

All were in agreement and stayed for the meeting.

Mary started the stopwatch and iPhone recording.

Bob called the meeting to order and explained the Guild Mission statement thus:

a) Make it yourself

b) Open your doors to the public

c) Keep long reliable full-time hours

Mary took "Proof of Life Photo"

AGENDA ITEMS

1) Lawyer search report

A generalized Lawyer to sit on the Guild Board of Directors has not been found yet. However, Dan Bloom's proposed strategy regarding the law suit against the former members of the now defunct Sugar Loaf Chamber of Commerce is moving forward as planned.

ACTION: Bob entertained motion to forward the Lawyer search report to the next meeting, Mary Endico so moved, Bob seconded, vote Yes unanimous.

2) Juried Show Committee report

Mary stated nobody has contacted her to use the FREE space to be granted during festivals, and Bob mentioned that Kevin Kern has even offered a FREE full-time space in Romers' Alley.

Mary added that she tagged Sharon (a potter) and Olivia (an artist) on Facebook about Kern's offer (no reponse).

ACTION: Bob entertained a motion to forward the Juried Show Committee report to next meeting, Mary Endico so moved, Bob seconded, vote Yes unanimous.

3) Secure Background Committee report

Peter Von Uchtrup has still not been contacted to find out who he himself used in the past.

ACTION: Bob entertained a motion to forward Secure Background Committee report to next meeting, Mary Endico so moved, Bob seconded, vote Yes unanimous.

4) Advertising budget: next $100,000 explaining Sugar Loaf's arts destination status.

Mary stated the next $1,000 dollars will go to the Northeast Watercolor Society as an award for their yearly international show; Bob suggested the Guild has done more than enough town advertising under the Guild banner and name, so this award should go under the Endico name, as will further expenditures until somebody shows up for a meeting with a suggestion regarding where the Guild should be spending all this extra money.

As an aside, the Guild Ads in the Canvas will of course continue along with the articles the Canvas has been donating under the Guild banner.

Furthermore, the Guild has put together a Welcome Wagon package consisting of the Winwood "Time Management" book, along with an actual historic Guild brochure circa 1976 (which was basically a mission statement), and a current Guild brochure which harkens back to the long standing Sugar Loaf tradition.

Also a Sugar Loaf University t-shirt is part of the package with a standing offer to provide a FREE t-shirt for the students of anybody conducting classes in Sugar Loaf.

Mary is in charge of the Welcome Wagon and will first be contacting Creative Cloud in Romers' Alley (maybe today).

ACTION: Bob entertained a motion to accept the $1,000 expenditure going to the Northeast Watercolor Society (under the Endico name), the Welcome Wagon materials (books, brochures, t-shirts), and to forward the Advertising Budget discussions to the next meeting; Mary Endico so moved; Bob seconded; vote Yes unanimous.

4) Public Comment

No comments from public.

Bob closed the meeting and left to begin preparing minutes plus templates for future meetings.

Total elapsed meeting time: 3 min 38 secs (22 secs below planned; we are getting this process fine tuned)


Process Overview

All Guild Meetings are open to the full public, no membership required except for voting.

Agendas are finalized by noon the Monday before Wednesday meetings.

Meetings are audio recorded (and maybe video recorded) plus a "class photo" (proof of life) is taken of attendees to be published on the Sugar Loaf Guild website, etc.

Slightly relaxed Roberts Rules are enforced, so when in doubt speak out!

For background see the tiny hardcover book: Time Management, Winwood, 1990.

A FREE personal copy of the Winwood book is available to Guild members.

If you wish to add an agenda item, come to the Endico studio in person (to confirm an email address) and Mary will submit the Item for consideration.

The Guild focuses exclusively on the following three concepts and only within Sugar Loaf, New York:

1) make it yourself

2) open your studio to the public

3) keep regular full-time hours

We would like to expand into the area of product quality and customer service, but that is a complex issue which must be discussed and addressed by the full membership.

Be aware that Guild Meetings are very sparsely attended, very narrowly focused, and action is only taken with regard to the three points mentioned above.

We are neither a non-profit organization nor a political action group.

We do not solicit money and only donate to worthy local community causes.

Anybody who tells you they are collecting money for the Guild is full of shit ... toss 'em out.


74999/16/2015 10:58:38 AMGuild Meeting
Minutes
Meeting Minutes
10:30 a.m., Wednesday
Sept. 16, 2015

Location:
Endico studio

Slightly relaxed Roberts Rules are enforced, so when in doubt speak out!

Agenda Items:

1) Lawyer search report

2) Juried Show Committee report

3) Secure Background Committee report

4) Advertising budget: next $100,000 explaining Sugar Loaf's arts destination status.

4) Public Comment

Estimated duration:
4 minutes.

Actual duration:
4 minutes 22 seconds


Meeting Flow Actual
In attendance were: Bob Fugett (Chair), Mary Endico (Recording Secretary).

Bob explained there would be an audio recording plus photos (and/or video) of the meeting to be published on the Guild website, etc.

All were in agreement and stayed for the meeting.

Mary started the stopwatch and iPhone recording.

Mary took "Proof of Life Photo" and noted that for next meeting she should bring second camera in order to not interrupt iPhone recording.

AGENDA ITEMS

1) Lawyer search report

Not found yet.

ACTION: Bob entertained motion to forward report to next meeting, Mary Endico so moved, Bob seconded, vote Yes unanimous.

2) Juried Show Committee report

Bob asked Mary to prepare a report of the shows she ran in the past, and asked about the comment in one of Dick Hull's books about her first, and Mary responded it was the 1978 Craft Fair which Dick said was the best ever with 10,000 in attendence.

ACTION: Bob entertained a motion to forward the Juried Show Committee report to next meeting, Mary Endico so moved, Bob seconded, vote Yes unanimous.

3) Secure Background Committee report

Bob repeated that we are looking for a reliable service to do background checks and currently Peter Von Uchtrup remains our best bet source, but Peter has still not been informed he is the Committe Chair.

ACTION: Bob entertained a motion to forward Secure Background Committee report to next meeting, Mary Endico so moved, Bob seconded, vote Yes unanimous.

4) Advertising budget: next $100,000 explaining Sugar Loaf's arts destination status.

Mary stated that so far we have only decided on using the next portion of the money to purchase a work by Olivia Baldwin, Director of the Seligmann Property as part of the ongoing effort of the Sugar Loaf Guild to support the local artists and increase holdings for the Museum page.

ACTION: Bob entertained a motion to purchase the Olivia Baldwin piece and forward the Advertising Budget report to next meeting, Mary Endico so moved, Bob seconded, vote Yes unanimous.

4) Public Comment

No comments from public.

Bob closed the meeting and left to begin preparing minutes and templates for the next meetings.

Total elapsed meeting time: 4 min 22 secs (22 secs over planned)


All Guild Meetings are open to the full public, no membership required except for voting.

Agendas are finalized by noon the Monday before Wednesday meetings.

Meetings are audio recorded (and maybe video recorded) plus a "class photo" (proof of life) is taken of attendees to be published on the Sugar Loaf Guild website, etc.

If you wish to add an agenda item, come to the Endico studio in person (to confirm an email address) and Mary will submit the Item for consideration.

The Guild focuses exclusively on the three following concepts and only within Sugar Loaf, New York:

1) make it yourself

2) open your studio to the public

3) keep regular full-time hours

We would like to expand into the area of product quality and customer service, but that is a complex issue which must be discussed and addressed by the full membership.

Be aware that Guild Meetings are very sparsely attended, very narrowly focused, and action is taken only with regard to the three points above.

We are neither a non-profit organization nor a political action group.

We do not solicit money and only donate to worthy local community causes.

Anybody who tells you they are collecting money for the Guild is full of shit ... toss 'em out.


74889/9/2015 11:40:25 AMGuild Meeting
Minutes
Meeting Minutes
10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015
Open to Public

Location:
Endico studio

Agenda Items:
1) Hiring a generalist lawyer to sit on the Guild Board of Directors.

2) Return of the perennially favorite high quality juried exhibitions. [fwd from last meeting]

3) Securing solid reliable criminal and financial background checks.

4) Public comment.

Estimated duration:
4 minutes.

Actual duration:
3 min 30s

Meeting Chair:
Bob Fugett

Recording Secretary:
Mary Endico

Santa may appear!



Meeting Flow Actual
In attendance were: Bob Fugett (Chair), Mary Endico (Recording Secretary).

Bob explained there would be an audio recording plus photos (and/or video) of the meeting to be published on the Guild website, etc.

All were in agreement and stayed for the meeting.

Mary started the stopwatch and iPhone recording.

Mary took "Proof of Life Photo"

AGENDA ITEMS

1) Hiring a generalist lawyer to sit on the Guild Board of Directors. [fwd from last meeting]

Santa Tim (not present) suggested Doug Stage of Warwick last meeting, otherwise, a lawyer matching our needs has been found yet.

ACTION: Bob entertained motion to table until next meeting, Mary Endico so moved, Bob seconded, vote Yes unanimous.

2) Return of the perennially favorite high quality juried exhibitions. [fwd from last meeting]

Mary volunteered to run juried shows as FREE booth spaces to be provided on our side deck, parking lot, and back yard if needed to be inserted into any and all extraneous festivals which do not focus on juried high quality arts.

ACTION: Bob entertained a motion to elect Mary Chairperson of the Sugar Loaf Juried Shows Committee, Mary Endico so moved, Bob seconded, vote Yes unanimous.

3) Securing solid reliable criminal and financial background checks.

Bob reported that some very nasty characters have arrived in town, so court proceeding levels of criminal and financial background checks need to be secured.

Bob stated that currently the best lead on background checks is Peter Von Uchtrup of 18th Century Furniture because they previously had to have a background check performed regarding a bad check they received.

ACTION: Bob entertained a motion to elect Peter Von Uchtrup Chairperson of the Sugar Loaf Guild Secure Background Committee, Mary Endico so moved, Bob seconded, vote Yes unanimous.

4) Public Comment

No comments from public.

If anybody sees Peter, let him know he is now heads a Guild Committee.

Bob closed the meeting and began preparing minutes and templates for the next meetings.


How fucking easy was that?

All I can say is those people over at the now defunct, gone from the face of the planet, cabal of a pretend organization Sugar Loaf Chamber of Commerce (in memoriam), must have been a bunch of total dirt wad retards.

Go try to find a meeting date, time, agenda, and minutes for those worthless assholes.

And a mission statement?

Not on your life!

It looks like the last throws of their orphaned website was being run by a committee of illiterate spider monkeys, and even if they typed on their little keyboards for an eternity, they were never going to come up with anything coherent.

As for the Guild, two new committees:

Juried Shows Committee
Chairperson: Mary Endico

Secure Background Committee
Chairperson: Peter Von Uchtrup

I am declaring this a job well done and getting on my bike.

Everybody else, get this book, read it, and implement it:


Then someday maybe you can get caught-up enough with your work to join me on a bike ride, at least as far as Kain where I will drop you for dead and crying for your mommy.

Does uhm's widdle weggies huwt?

Is uhm's tiny wasted wungs buwning an' on faiyuh?


74779/2/2015 11:02:14 AMGuild Meeting
Minutes
Meeting Minutes
10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

Location:
Endico studio

Agenda Items:
1) Hiring a generalist lawyer to sit on the Guild Board of Directors.

2) Return of the perennially favorite high quality juried exhibitions.

3) Public comment.

Estimated duration:
3.5 minutes.

Actual duration:
4 minutes



In attendance were: Bob Fugett (Chair), Mary Endico (Recording Secretary), Tim Stocken (interested party).

Bob explained there would be an audio recording plus photos of the meeting to be published on the Guild website, etc.

All were in agreement and stayed for the meeting.

Mary started the stopwatch and iPhone recording.

Bob called the meeting to order and explained the Guild Mission statement thus:

a) Make it yourself

b) Open your doors to the public

c) Keep long reliable full-time hours

These aspects of the Guild's position will be formalized on the website and voted up or down at the next meeting though all in attendance already expressed agreement.

Mary took "Proof of Life Photo"

AGENDA ITEMS

1) Hiring a generalist lawyer to sit on the Guild Board of Directors.

Bob Fugett stated he has been researching online to find a new Guild lawyer but has run into the impenetrable wall of bullshit automated sites such as Manta and Linked-in.

He realized that lawyers are like the best of the Sugar Loaf artists.

They have highly marketable excellent skills, get business by word of mouth, and do little in terms of advertising.

Tim Stocken says he is personally very happy with his lawyer from Warwick, Doug Stage, so Tim will broach the idea with him at their next meeting.

Mary Endico moved to table the discussion until next meeting, and the motion was carried unanimously.


2) Return of the perennially favorite high quality juried exhibitions.

Bob explained to Tim what a juried exhibition means, and how the recent Sugar Loaf festivals benefit from those types of shows from our past, but how the organizers have totally lost sight of what "high quality" means.

Mary Endico moved the Guild should state a position that any festival in Sugar Loaf which is not juried and focused on the arts is a total waste of time.

The motion carried unanimously.


3) Public comment.

Tim Stocken suggested there should be a get-out-the-word committee with regard to the focused excellence he observed in the Guild meeting.

He was immediately voted Chairperson for that committee and so fucking fast it made his head spin.

He said he enjoyed the ride and will get right to the task.

Bob Fugett closed the meeting, and Mary stopped the watch at 4 minutes (30 seconds over our goal).


Can you believe it?

The now defunct, gone, history, bye-bye, farewell, good riddance, don't let the door hit you on the way out, Sugar Loaf Chamber of Commerce never even got their shit together enough to handle a meeting just like ... that.

No fuss, no muss, how much easier could it be?

Well, apparently it was too hard for them, and now they are gone.


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