IFGS BOARD MEETING MINUTES
3/20/18 – Final
Wherein the FRC has released Knights for playtesting, and plans to interview two new applicants to the committee. Hughes says Northern Alabama is interested in developing alternative rules for IPV arrow fire, and asked for input. The Tech Committee updated document links on the website. As they intend to shut down the IFGS forum, recommendations for forum conversations to archive should be sent to email@example.com. The Board Meetings have moved to Discord instead of Skype. The Constitutional Review Task Force has met, and begun their list of recommendations for next fall’s ballot. The SSC and FRC have expiring terms on March 31st, and are in the process of forming their recommendations for those positions.
The 3/20/18 Society Board Meeting was called to order at 8:16 p.m. Eastern Time. Present were Board Members John Jones, Brad Evenson, Pat McGehearty, David Spence, Hugh Greene and Sarah Gibson. Olan Knight tried to join the meeting but was unable to connect. Members Melanie Greene, David Gibson & Sarah Cox were present. Clerk Janice Gott was present.
MINUTES: MOTION: To approve the minutes of the 2/20/18 Board Meeting (Spence, McGehearty, passed by acclaim).
FRC REPORT: The FRC has published the Knights class for playtesting. Two people have responded as being interested in joining the FRC, and they will be interviewed later this week. Jones submitted a new proposal to the FRC regarding guards and wards, which they will be discussing. Hughes said Northern Alabama Chapter is interested in developing alternate rules for live arrow fire, with IPV arrows. Evenson and Spence said their chapters had bad experience with arrows in the past, in particular injuries from stepping on broken arrows. This will require discussion with experienced safety officers.
SSC REPORT: The expiring SSC members (John Jones and Olan Knight) are interested in continuing, and there have been no new applicants. They will be meeting to discuss recommendations before the next Society Board meeting.
REGISTRY: Tabled until Knight arrives.
TECH COMMITTEE: Brett Paul killed more spam in the forums. Jones updated documents and links on the website. Jones has requested that all committees review their section of the Society forum, and recommend what they would want to archive, and what can be deleted, before the forum is shut down.
GENERAL PROMOTIONS: Gibson polled the membership on which social media they prefer for IFGS contacts. The preferences ran in the order of Face Book, email, twitter then Discord. Discord may increase in popularity as more people use it. Society meetings are henceforth going to be held on Discord, as this meeting using Discord is running fairly smoothly (except in Olan Knight’s case).
Olan Knight tried to join the meeting, but was unable to connect in Discord.
CONSTITUTIONAL REVIEW TASK FORCE: The Task Force had their second meeting. In their next meeting they think they will be through the Constitution and will send recommendations to the Board, for adding amendments to the general election ballot. They will tackle the By-Laws after that. The Board discussed the 6-week notice requirement for setting the date of the January general meeting, and the possibility for shortening it in this day and age.
CHAPTER LIAISON UPDATES: Dallas had their Annual Banquet in March, including the first playtest of Knights. They are running games on a regular schedule. Greene has not heard from Milwaukee to see if they have an update on their Board. Denver/Boulder Chapter is running an election. Northern Alabama ran a game last weekend, and plans to run another mini-game at HamaCon in June.
SCIFI RULES COMMITTEE: The author of the incipient SciFi Rules has applied for a spot on the FRC.
LARP BOX: The company has not been responding to inquiries.
UPCOMING COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS: Neither FRC or SSC is ready to recommend apointments.
NEXT MEETING: The next IFGS Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 11th. Times for the meeting are 5 pm Pacific, 6 pm MST, 7 pm CST, and 8 pm EST. The meeting will be held on Skype at i_f_g_s or 720.259.1667. The meeting was adjourned at 9:03 pm EST.
Dallas – Evenson
Denver/Boulder – Spence
Norman – Spence
Pacific Northwest – Jones
Northern Alabama – Gibson
Greater Milwaukee – Greene
Central Ohio – Spence
Society-level electronic voting – Completed
Society Waiver Forms – Completed
Stoplight Policy – Completed
Milestone & Karma Awards – Completed
Business Cards – Available on Vistaprint
Updating Society Website to WordPress – Completed
In Process Tasks
Updating Governing Documents – In process with Society Task Force
Updated Committee Charters – In process with Society Task Force
Character Creation System
Expand and Revise Wiki (Possibly incorporating online rules.) –
Updating GW Handbook–
Streamlining the payment processes between Society and Chapters
Treasury Tracking –
Shared Calendar on Website –
Creation of a Treasury Handbook –
Membership Tracking –
Link Exchanges –
Research for 8.0 Rules Set –
Society Board Members
John Jones (TX) (2019) [Pres]
Sarah Gibson (TX) (2020) [VP]
Pat McGehearty (TX) (2020)
Brad Evenson (CO) (2020)
Olan Knight (TX) (2019)
Hugh Greene (AL) (2019)
David Spence (TX) (2019)
Fantasy Rules Committee (FRC)
David Spence (TX) (2019) [Chair]
Brad Evenson (CO) (2019)
Hugh Greene (TX) (2019)
Seth Bush (TX) (2018)
David Gibson (TX) (2018)
Joshua Harris (TX) (2019) ad hoc temporary
Society Sanctioning Committee (SSC)
John Jones (TX) (2018) [Chair]
Seth Bush (TX) (2019)
Olan Knight (TX) (2018)
Kaaren Davis (CO) (2019)
Melanie Greene (AL) (2019)
General Promotions Committee (SGP)
Sarah Gibson [Chair]
Jason Dziuk (2015)
Members all informal appointments –
Chris Seals (TX)
Jason Dsiuk (TX)
Janice Gott (OH)
Olan Knight (TX)
Brett Paul (CO) Interim Chair
Robert Armstrong (TX) [potential Chair]
Bethany Vann (OK)
Sarah Gibson (TX)
Constitutional Review Task Force
Hugh Greene (AL) [Chair]
Brad Evenson (CO)
Ray Michel (CO)
Christopher Seals (TX)