Tuesday, April 22, 2008
We had a Filmpool Board meeting today and (you better write this date down) we finished approving the policy book!!!! To give a bit of history, the group has never had a policy manual even though we've talked about it for 20 years. In fact, I went through all of the minutes in the late 80s and photocopied everything relevant at that time and compiled it. However, the lazy board that existed then wouldn't even read it, let alone begin to revise and work on it. It came up over and over again throughout the years. It began taking off again under a GM in 2001 or 2002 but she didn't last long and most of the material she helped create was overly detailed. Mostly the manual was built over the past 3 years under Felipe. It took up a portion of every Board meeting for these past three years, sometimes over an hour each time, but no more. While it is to be a living document with ongoing updates, the big grunt work is over and we can report this success to the General membership at the AGM next month.