Meeting Schedule

With the exception of Members and Friends weekend and the annual retreat, Saturdays are for committee meetings and the Board meeting starts after breakfast on Sunday. Board meetings are open to all who want to attend. Members are also welcome and encouraged to participate on committees. Please notify the office at 413-339-4954,, or, if you plan to attend and stay for lunch.

Board members who need overnight accommodations must register with the Rowe Office: 413-339-4954,, or 

Members who want to attend open board teleconferences can register by emailing the Rowe clerk at

ROWE BOARD CALENDAR: Fiscal Year 2017-2018

  • August 17, 2017 Budget Teleconference, 7-9 p.m., prep for Annual Meeting
  • Sept 16, 2017-  Saturday, 2:30 p.m.Annual Meeting, Election of Officers, Vote on Bylaws
  • Oct. 21, 2017- 4-6 p.m.: Board meeting, in advance of Kim In Klein’s fundraising workshop
  •                         7:30-8:30 p.m.: More time for Board Meeting if needed
  • Oct. 22, 2017 – Sunday, 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Kim Klein fundraising workshop (morning) for the Board alone
  • Dec 10, 2017 –  Sunday, 9:15 a.m.Board meeting: We’ll report on our fundraising efforts for the fall Centennial campaign
  • March 25, 2018 –  Sunday, 9:15 a.m.Spring Board teleconference
  • May 20, 2018 – Sunday, 9:15 a.m.Final in-person meeting for FY 2017-2018


Thursday, August 17, 2017 7:00 p.m.


Connect to the teleconference by calling (515) 739-1461, pass code 159446. Liam will send a link before the meeting for the online portion.

Facilitator & timekeeper: Albert Mussad, President               

Minutes taker: Liam McRae, Clerk

Parliamentarian: Cynthia Bolling

Please bring your calendar.

  1. 7:00-7:10pm Check-in (Albert Mussad, President)

        Outcome: Connection and community

  1. 7:10-7:20pm Approval of minutes: May 7, 2017 (Liam McRae, Clerk)

        Outcome: Corrections as needed

  1. 7:20-7:45pm Executive Director’s report (Felicity Pickett, Executive Director)

         Outcomes: a. Shared understanding of news and work in progress

                            b. Clarification as needed

  1. 7:45-8:15pm Bylaws Committee Report (Cynthia Bolling, Chair)

                  a.Update (voting procedure, etc.) re: Annual Meeting

                  b.Articles of Organization and Bylaws: Calls to get out the vote               

           Outcomes:  a. Shared understanding

                              b.Clarification as needed          

  1. 8:15-8:30 p.m. – Slate of Trustees for 2017-2018 (Cynthia Bolling)

         Motion to approve

  1. 8:30-9:30pm Treasurer’s Report (Betsey Miller, Treasurer; Felicity Pickett)

        Outcomes: a. Shared understanding of current financial status               

                          b. Shared understanding of proposed FY18 budget

                          c.Recommendation to approve proposed FY18 budget at the Annual Meeting

  1. 9:30-10:00pm Governance Committee Report (Salena Migeot & Liam McRae)
  1.     Submission of Conflict of Interest Certification and Disclosure Statement to Liam
  2.     Status of policies to be developed and approved:
  1. Executive Compensation (Personnel)
  2. Whistleblower Policy (Governance)
  3. Joint Venture Policy (Governance)

    Outcomes: .

  1. Clarification as needed
  2. Approval of those policies that are ready
  3. Plan to have drafts for Sat., Oct. 21, 2017 regular meeting  
  1. Adjournment                                               
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