Society Board Minutes – December 2016




 Receiving Election Report

The 12/15/16 Society Board Meeting was called to order at 7:20 p.m. Central Time.  Board Members John Jones, Hugh Greene, Olan Knight and Pat McGehearty were present. Dane Lyon, Brad Evenson and Sarah Gibson were absent, no proxies.


ELECTION RESULTS: Election Chair Jason Dziuk sent a report on the elections. The following members were elected to the Board for the next two years: Hugh Greene, John Jones, Olan Knight, David Spence.

The retained members Board members whose terms expire end of 2017 are:

Patrick McGehearty, Sarah Gibson, Brad Evenson.

The ballot measure to amend the Society Bylaws for disciplinary procedures passed. The Board thanks Jason Dziuk for his services as Election Chair.


SSC REPORT: There was a discussion of various SSC issues. SSC progress has been delayed due to Jones’ production of a game which ran last weekend.


SCIFI RULES COMMITTEE: Hugh Greene and Henry Wood have some ideas for a possible SciFi Rules Commitee.


NEXT MEETING: The IFGS Annual Meeting is tentatively set for Thursday, January 19th, 2017. 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 7:40 pm CST.



Society Board starting January 2017:

John Jones

Olan Knight

Hugh Greene

Patrick McGehearty

Sarah Gibson

Brad Evenson

David Spence





Dallas – Evenson

Denver/Boulder – Lyon

Norman – Lyon

Pacific Northwest – Jones

Northern Alabama – Gibson



Central Oklahoma – Knight

Greater Milwaukee – Greene

Southern California – Knight





Completed Tasks

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


On Hold

Character Creation System-CAP4G

Expand and Revise Wiki (Possibly incorporating online rules.) –


Not Started

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 –