Missouri Motion Media Association – MOMMA
Meeting of the Board of Directors
Kansas City, MO
November 15. 2007
Board Members in attendance: Lorah Steiner, Mary Anne McCollum, Joe Heyen, Beth Conway, Cheryl Dozier, Teri Rogers, Dawn Erickson
Board Members absent: Steve Olson, Kim and Sharon Tucci
Others in attendance: Beth Mead & Megan McConachie â€“ Columbia CVB, Jerry Jones â€“ MO Film Office, Kevin Worley – Membership Chari
President Lorah Steiner called the meeting to order.
Minutes: The board reviewed Minutes from the last meeting. Motion to approve made by Teri Rogers, seconded by Cheryl Dozier. Motion carried, minutes approved.
Financials: Beth Mead mentioned we have a check of $200 in the account. Account is now being set up and then the check will be deposited. Lorah brought attention to the MOMMA brochure for membership drives throughout the state. She encouraged every member to fill out a membership form. Motion to approve the financial report was made by Teri, seconded by Joe Heyen. Motion carried, financials approved.
Membership: Kevin Worley passed around objective sheet for immediate short term objectives and additional objectives. Kevin outlined several different objectives, including membership dues, receptions, and welcome packages. Others included job descriptions, software for membership payments, mentoring programs, promotional video, annual needs assessment surveys, and streamlining mailing lists, etc. Joe motioned to approve the membership report, Mary Anne McCullom seconded. Motion carried.
Lorah talked about trying to establish some protocols for membership meetings which can translate into a chapter meeting protocol, because our main goal is to establish chapters. She wants us to keep standardization in mind when developing meetings and receptions.
Fundraising: Lorah opened a discussion for fundraising plans for the next year. She brought up the prospect of soliciting 10/$10,000 founding members. She asked if there are there any corporations that could meet that level. The board didnâ€™t believe there were any that would/could meet that goal. Lorah asked what other organizations might be founding members. Teri Rogers thought $5000 was a more realistic goal. Some organizations/corporations mentioned as potential donors were Sprint, Hallmark, AEG (Sprint Center), Anheiser Busch. Lorah also mentioned AMC and Mediacom. Cheryl mentioned Helzberg Jewelry, and said she would get in contact with them.
Lorah said David Rachel would help us establish the founding memberâ€™s process. He will make the ask and receive 20% of what we get.
Kevin said St. Louis had many more corporations that we could ask. He mentioned Enterprise Car Rental. SBC was also mentioned, as was Barkley at Evergreen.
Lorah wants to have a conference call and establish an approach for each one of the proposed companies before David goes to make the pitch. Lorah asked for volunteers who will help start developing the benefits list for the founding members. Joe Heyen and Teri Rogers said they will help.
Fundraising events were then discussed. Examples of events: auctions, screenings,
Sit-downs/round tables with film students or new industry people, Q&A with MO Film Offices, open-houses at studios. Jerry mentioned â€œtrailer screeningsâ€ that were put on by the KC Film Society. Lorah said she felt we needed to stick with the mission of MOMMA and make sure any event we do remains a networking event.
Lorah said we still need to find an alternate income chair.
Annual Conference: Beth Mead passed out info on the Annual Conference which included a proposed date of November 2008. The Board discussed specifics for the conference.
Jerry spoke about the Annual Film Summit that was established to pull together industry people and film enthusiasts. Beth felt that the first annual meeting should also perform some of the functions of the Film Summit. Also from a membership perspective, Beth felt an open session might be beneficial for membership recruitment.
Lorah asked for a general consensus on the specs so we can start the RFP process. The Board generally felt a 2-day would be better.
Locations Tradeshow: LA, CA.
Missouri Met-Up event and the Annual Locations Trade-show were two key components to the trip to California every April. However, Jerry said funding for the events may not be possible for the MO Film Office. The board agreed they need to help establish funding for these events to continue. Jerry spoke about the dire state of their annual budget of the Film Office. Jerry estimated needing $8000 for the Locations Trade Show and $7000 to put on the Missouri Meet-Up. Beth Conway said she would work with Andrea Sporcic to get a new letter formatted to send to potential donors for both the sponsorship of the trip and for the goodie bags needed for the Missouri Met-Up event.
Cheryl and Kevin will approach their entertainment contacts about co-sponsoring the Missouri Meet-Up Event. Beth will work with Andrea to get updated sponsorship letters created to start asking for donations towards goodie bags and the Missouri Meet-Up event.
A discussion followed about how the MOMMA organization can help the Missouri Film Office with their short staffing problems. Lorah mentioned sitting down with Jerry and work out some sort of protocol for supporting the MO Film Office with location scouting, etc. Jerry said they are now transferring phone calls to another department when his office isnâ€™t staffed. Mary Anne said the University is also working on getting the film office another full-time staffer.
MOMMA Committees: Beth Mead drew attention to the current Committee structure.
MO Film Commission: Jerry and Mary Anne talked about the Missouri Film Commission meeting. Jerry said there was legislative support for the Film Office. He thinks the DED isnâ€™t as supportive. Mary Anne said hopefully the Governor will put some money in some department for the Film Office. Jerry had to establish 3 different budgets for consideration. The key is justifying why the Film Office needs this much money to work.
Lorah said itâ€™s always been as if the Film Office has always been a step-child of the DED. It needs to be made part of the Missouri University general budget.
Joe made a motion to return to the â€œMommaâ€ with the short â€œOâ€ sound. Mary Anne seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Mary Anne made a motion to adjourn, Beth Conway seconded. Motion carried.
Meeting was adjourned at 2:57 pm.