2/9/2014 Meeting Minutes

Posted on April 9th, by Patrick McCarron in Meeting Minutes. No Comments

Board of Directors Meeting

9 February, 2014

Meeting called to order at 12:58pm CDT and adjourned at 2:20pm CDT.

Board Members in Attendance

Attended by Sheri, Eric, Neal, Heather & Patrick in person at Zynga’s offices in Chicago, IL.

Absent board members: None


  • Mission/Vision of the Chapter
  • Approve New Chapter Bylaws
  • Approve IGDA Chicago Board Member Guidelines
  • Approve Elections Manual
  • Approve Board Code of Ethics
  • Approve 2014 Budget
  • Election of officers

Meeting Notes

  • Discussed the proposed mission/vision of the chapter (below). We agreed it was good and that we wanted to focus on keeping Chicago a “hub” of the Midwest.

“IGDA Chicago strives to enrich our local game development community through regular events that facilitate networking and professional growth, as well as coordination with local studios and educators to ensure Chicago thrives as the major game development hub of the Midwest.” – IGDA Chicago Vision Statement

Motion Summary

  • Motion to amend IGDA Chicago Bylaws — Unanimously approved
  • Motion to approve new IGDA Chicago Member Guidelines — Unanimously approved
  • Motion to approve new IGDA Chicago Election Guidelines — Unanimously approved
  • Motion to approve new IGDA Chicago Board Code of Ethics — Unanimously approved
  • Motion to approve  IGDA Chicago 2014 Proposed Budget — Unanimously approved
  • Motion to approve splitting the upcoming Resume Workshop ticket sale profits, after fees, 50/50 with the workshop leader. — Unanimously approved; Sheri abstained from voting
  • Motion to approve having Sheri lead the Resume Workshop event. — Unanimously approved; Sheri abstained from voting
  • Motion to appoint Heather Decker Davis as Chair, Patrick McCarron as Secretary, Sheri Rubin as Treasurer of the IGDA Chicago Board of Directors. Each with two year terms. — Unanimously approved
  • Motion to add Heather Decker Davis to the IGDA Chicago bank account as a co-signer and also issue her a debit card for the account.  — Unanimously approved

Next Meeting

Our next official meeting will be on March 9th, 2014.

Proposed Event Roster


  • GGJ Play Party


  • Resume Quest
  • IGDA Chicago Community Hour at GDC
  • Post-GDC Meetup


  • Starting a Company Panel


  • Community 101 Workshop
  • Board Game Night


  • Guest Speaker Event


  • Summer Game Jam
  • Tentative Chicago Games Showcase


  • Unity Bootcamp


  • End of Summer Picnic


  • Chicago Game Jam


  • Breaking into the Games Press Panel


  • Holiday Charity Mixer

January ’15:

  • GGJ

February ’15:

  • GGJ Play Party

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