4/19/2019 – The Comic Signal
Members attending: Bryan, Jen, Erik, Issac, Ashley, Adam, Amy
Agenda Summary items:
Prior meeting summary - Jen
Review handouts – Amy
General discussion – all
Committee – Jen
Positions – primary positions are President (Jen), Vice-president (Erik), Secretary (Bryan/Lisa). The formal responsibilities under these positions has been largely disregarded in favor of a more casual sharing of the load.
Budgets/goals – Amy has completed some numeric breakdowns for some initial goals for the guild. Please see a member or ask on discord if you want to see these values again.
Resources – Amy spent made it very clear we have support from the foundation to accomplish our fundraising goals, including event planning, designers, materials, and so on.
Communication – Numerous emphasis on communication and social media use.
o Email blasts
o Facebook – foundation and children’s hospital
o Event linking/advertising
o Where appropriate, potential partner sharing
o Include Amy with any ideas of how she or the foundation office can be of help!
General discussion – There was great discussion on a wide variety of fundraising possibilities, expanding on the prior meetings and getting further details into the events we discussed. Potter in the park and Coast guard festival are a definite GO. We worked on some of the details and expanded how the Foundation can assist in making this a better experience and capitalize on the opportunities. An example includes overcoming security/technology concerns by having locked down Foundation web devices accessible for booths. For GrandCon we’ll need to come up with a few ways to propose improving the gain for our volunteer time/effort. The game day discussion had a wide variety of ideas – including having it at another location, better integration of eSports, improvements in fundraising. Much of the conversation also centered around adding a new targeting a audience –families with one or more individuals who like the game, rather than just the more predominate high school/college age individuals.
We are going to try and start having many months with a fundraiser and a greater number of volunteers. Some events include:
- Panel on streaming (game focused)
- eSports college competition
- High school competition
- Dice promo at certain events
- Including miracle network kids and their stories at select events
Jen introduced the idea of creating committees specific to our favorite gaming type – currently board games, RPG, and video games to advise and organize based on their passions.
Next meeting May 17th at The Comic Signal