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Special Brown Bag lunch working Meetup

  • Jul 20, 2013 · 11:00 AM
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We need to constitute ourselves as a legal nonprofit; it is the only way to get set up with a bank account and raise money for events, speakers, etc. To do so, there are paperwork requirements we have to satisfy. In particular, we need to have bylaws and an organization with a Board of Directors, officers, etc. It’s time to get serious about doing this.


So we will devote the summer Meetups this year, starting with this one, to creating those things. They will be working Meetings at my home, the better to concentrate and caffeinate ourselves into productivity. But don ’t forget to fuel yourself too! Bring a brown bag lunch so you don’t get hungry. Hungry people are always cranky.


Don't worry, we don't have to do this work entirely from scratch; we can draw on several samples of such documents to put together our own version. In fact, you can look at these samples in advance. I have uploaded them to the Meetup site. Under the “More” tab, click on “Files”. You will see three files with “Bylaws” in the title. Click on them to view them on your own computer.


This shouldn't be terribly difficult, though some decisions will have to be made. Come, join us, and move the group forward! Looking forward to seeing everybody there.

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  • Don G.

    I think I have to be out of town. Hope the meetup goes well.

    July 19, 2013

  • Mandoo P.

    Sorry I can't come this time. I already had plans. I will try to think of some ideas this weekend, and try to make it there next time. Good luck!

    July 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Janet, I would like to donate a can of coffee. What brand do you like? ground, coffee beans??

    July 14, 2013

    • Janet

      Thanks Brenda! We use Starbucks House blend, ground. It’s expensive though! I won’t complain if you go cheaper.

      July 17, 2013

  • Don G.

    I'd like to get more involved. I just had a great time at Camp Quest in KCMO. Don't know how helpful I'll be after only meeting a couple of times, but I'm on the board of another non-profit corporation.

    July 15, 2013

    • Janet

      Great Don! I’ve got no such experience, so yours will be valuable.

      July 17, 2013

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  • Janet
    Flammifer, group founder, Organizer,
    Event Host
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member

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