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Board Meeting: November 25, 2018

Time & Location

  • Meeting Located at 116 Childress St SW, Knoxville, TN
  • 3:00 PM


Board: Doug Laney, Tracy Homer, Issac Merkle, Jondale Stratton, Bryan Howard, Laurie Kay

Members: John Nowak, Tony Baker, Billy Huddleson, Bobby Sheldon, Tabitha Sheldon, Cody James, Sue Joslin, Dominique Oakley, Fred Weber, Rob Scott, Tobby Ryan, James Broyles


  • Told the story of why PCB Rob is called PCB Rob
  • Briefly onboarded new czars
  • Went over Area Budget report, noticed that woodworking has been missing for months
  • Discussed what relationships are appropriate for board members – spouses? Family members? employee/employer relationships?
  • Talked about conflict of interest policy that we already have and discussed expanding it
  • Decided that we don’t want to be taken over by a mob family
  • Issac gave his ideas for administration changes to spread the workload
    • Basic idea – have czars be the actual board plus president and secretary, and have the administration be another group of people that do volunteer work that are appointed by the board
  • Issac proposed idea for project management in order to keep things moving
  • Laurie is addicted to 3 ring binders
  • Went into more discussion about administration changes
  • Discussed need for conflict resolution policy – possibly a ombudsman (referee) to assist
  • Decided to use Issac’s form for project management, now need large stamps that say “Fuck Yeah” and “Hell No”
  • Doug will write up a draft for Board Eligibility Policy, Tracy will write up a draft for Conflict Resolution Policy, and we will mull over and revisit administrative restructuring at the next board meeting
  • Next board meeting scheduled for December 13th.


  • Voted unanimously for Fred as Woodworking Czar
  • Voted unanimously for Rob as the Metalworking Czar