Present: Sean, Milk, Dai, Gareth, Nix
Cold Coffee, No More Masterpieces, IKTOMS -- We had 3 applications from people coming to do performances at the forest during the festival asking for money to cover their costs. There was little to choose between the three, and it was said that grants are not usually given just to help with the costs of a single event. We will tell them all to contact events @ theforest (Xabina we believe) for funding instead. (We checked the budget book and it seems there's £150 to go around.)
Alex Tobin -- not a chance with this kind of competition.
Marimba -- we felt it was the wrong time of year for this, and that it would need more money. Perhaps apply for £300 in September instead. But then, it is very similar to the mbira workshops we gave a grant to recently.
The Opening -- Rosie is gonna seek money and photocopier usage from forest publishing instead.
Bunny Huggers -- we decide to give them £60, it will cover their travel costs from Glasgow and back, we can also give them use of the hall in September cheap or for free, and maybe they can speak to cafe and events about their catering needs. We felt £60 would be enough to make their event happen.
We revived Dai's Blind Cider Date application and gave it £40. Dai is on it right away. (P.S. this wasn't Dai's idea and he didn't influence it.)
Nix clarifies Xabina's questions:
The money from Sip & Snip (or is it Snip & Sip?) should to go the shop, not to the forest. The meeting agrees. Hopefully this means the shop can buy some more stock for August.
The shop should take 20% of money made from forest merchandise (Golden Hour Books, Balkan Invasion, etc.) just like everything else. The meeting agrees.
New Administrator Job
There seems to be plenty of interest in setting up this new paid position, and plenty of people who are interested in doing this job. At this point this could drag on until October or we could do it right now.
We wrote a job description using ideas posted to the bb thread, and we posted it here: http://theforest.org.uk/bb/viewtopic.php?t=4910
We will form a job panel of three people to interview the applicants and decide who gets the job. Gareth and Nix will be on the panel, we think Ryan should be on the panel, but if he cannot be and no one else steps up Sean will do it.
We will advertise the job internally and people will send applications to Gareth by email. Deadline for applications is Fri 25th, we can extend this to Sun 27th if necessary, then interviews will happen early the next week. The job will start at the beginning of August.
We will look to hire two people who will share six days of work per week, six hours per day, they should be payed the same as kitchen managers but since KM pay is in the process of being raised forest working group needs to sort that out
before we can say exactly how much they will be payed. I think a raise for KMs has already been agreed at last FWG meeting but we didn't know exactly what that makes the new KM wage. Well, someone needs to implement the raise.
I've had it with you. If I had an image of a laser gun I would absolutely position it right here in my hand...
Ha! I have a real laser absolutely positioned in my hand!