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Here are some
of the events held this year by HerDomain.
Tech Garage Sale - RE-SCHEDULED TO Sunday, March 30th
In honor of spring
cleaning and raising funds for HerDomain for our various upcoming projects,
we're having a High Tech Garage Sale Sunday, March 30th 9am - 1PM, 603
South Third Street -off Barton Springs, Bouldin, Post Oak,
HD members and
friends are welcome to email and arrange a time to drop off items for
the sale. We're accepting WORKING widgets, only. If you don't have the
cord to make the item work, don't bring it.
All sorts of high-tech
things are welcome, as are other valuable goodies which need to find
another home. Got questions? Email me. If you're planning on contributing
an item(s), please let me know so we know how many power strips, tables,
etc. to arrange for.
HerDomain @ SXSW: Photos, Silent Auction and Awards
HerDomainers took home and were nominated for several awards
during SXSW 2003.
are the winners of the Silent Auction
HD'ers at the booth & the Mixer bands
HerDomain Thanks Our SXSW 2003 Sponsors
Many thanks to:
to ALL HerDomainers who volunteered during SXSW 2003!
takes weeks of preparation and work to staff a booth for 3 days, arrange
for music and food for the Mixer, and to solicite and coordinate delivery
of donations from local merchants. But each year HerDomainers step
up to the plate and take on the task.
HerDomain could not operate without the support of these volunteers. Special
thanks to the following people for their efforts during SXSW 2003.
Coordinator: Minnie Rangel
Show Booth Coordinator: Nancy Scholl
Volunteer Coordinator/Volunteer Web Pages: Teri Raiford
: Janet Hailey
Food Coordinator: Debbie Winegarten
Flyer Coordinator: Minnie Rangel
Trade Show Booth Staffers: Amanda Cochran (Booth Banner Creator),
Deborah Brown, Stephanie Holt, Erin Jacobs, Debbie Finley, Paula
Middleton, Rachel Matthews, Betsy Thaggard, Barbara Shone, Jan Schumacher,
Julie Clegg, Sherri Wyche, Mandy Wagner, Traci Rachal Reece, Kathy Bateman,
Minnie Rangel (Errors or anyone missing?
-email the webmaster)
Silent Auction Volunteers:
Auction Coorindator: Mandy Wagner
Auction Donators: Madeleine Schowalter, Ryan Hennessee, Amanda Cochran,
Donna Starnes, Paula C. Middleton, Sarah Vela , Kathy Bateman, Deb Brown,
Geneva Sampson, Amanda Cochran, Marilynn Fenn, Tera Allison, Bianca
Bickford, Kathy Sampson, Debbie E. Finley, Quadralay Corporation
thanks to all who were there in spirit!
Silent Auction Winners
(Held March 10th during SXSW)
1. Gift Certificate
for Professional Landscape Design Services (Donated by Paula C. Middleton
of Red Bird Design) Who Won? - Marilyn Fenn, $50
2. One month unlimited Nia pass (Donated by Donna Starnes of Nia Space)
Who Won? - Pam Knight - $16
3. One month unlimited Nia pass (Donated by Donna Starnes of Nia Space)
Who Won? - Kathleen Sato - $19
4. Skin So Soft Best in Show Gift Basket (Donated by Madeleine Schowalter)
Who Won? - Traci Rachel Reese - $60
5. GirlStart $50 Gift Certificate (Donated by Bianca Bickford of Girlstart)
Who Won? - Lyn Marie - $10
6. "Prismism #3, Marilyn's Deer" 16" X 20" Matted Fine Arts Print Who
Won? - Derek Casarez - $30
7. Global Peace T-Shirt (Donated by Debbie Eynon Finley, www.defDesigns.com)
Who Won? - Derek Casarez - $7
8. 4 Hours Gift Cert Professional Organizing Services (by Tera Allison)
Who Won? - Kathleen Sato - $33
9. 3 Hours Gift Cert Professional Organizing Services (by Tera Allison)
Who Won? - Mandy Wagner :) - $21
10. "The Lecture" T-Shirt (Donated by Debbie Eynon Finley, www.defDesigns.com)
Who Won? - Tim Lyon - $20
11. Global Peace T-Shirt (Donated by Debbie Eynon Finley, www.defDesigns.com)
Who Won? - Janet Hailey - $8
12. One-of-a-Kind Handmade Knit Kitty Cat Hat (by Kathy Bateman, www.platypusdreams.com)
Who Won? - Mandy Wagner - $20
13. 6-Page website (Donated by Mandy Wagner, Amanda Cochran, Geneva
Sampson, and Deb Brown) Who Won? - Paula Taylor - $500
Minutes of HerDomain Meeting February 17, 2003 (with
- Minutes of the
HerDomain meeting held 2/17/2003 at 7:00 at PCL Room 1.402.
- The meeting
started at approximatedly 7:10 p.m.
- The following
members were in attendance: President Minnie Rangel, Vice President
Debbie Winegarten, Secretary Cindy Huyser, Amanda Cochran, Mandy Wagner,
Paula Middleton, and Geneva Sampson.
- We don't
yet know whether we have a booth at SXSW Interactive. (Feb 24
confirmed- we do have one!)
- Minnie is
coordinating with SXSW personnel re: notification.
Hailey is doing the music at the mixer; there will be 3 bands.
Winegarten is coordinating food donation.
has contacted Club DeVille, and they've agreed to host the mixer.
- Trade Show
- We need
volunteers to staff the booth
- Trade Show
Coordinator Position: We also need an SXSW Trade Show Coordinator.
Cindy Huyser will post to the list about the SXSW Trade Show Coordinator
- Silent Auction:
Pursuant to the fundraising suggestions on the list, it was decided
we would hold a silent auction benefitting HerDomain during the mixer.
If we get a booth at the trade show, (see update above) we'll start
the silent auction on Sunday (at the Trade Show opening) and close
it at the mixer Monday night. Mandy Wagner and Amanda Cochran have
agreed to be co-coordinators of the silent auction. Mandy will e-mail
those folks who've agreed to donate to the silent auction. So far,
the donated items include:
- a 7 - 9
page Web site (design, including graphics) design of a logo by
a graphic designer
- 2 hours
landscape design consultation home/office organizing hours
- a print
by the artist of an original painting
- Avon products
- Amanda Cochran
will make up the silent auction sheets, and the backdrop banner
for the booth.
- Other fundraising
events in process:
Caillouet will hold 2 Tupperware fundraisers (February 19th and
27th); Cindy Huyser will post reminders to the list about these.
- There will
be a HerDomain "high tech" garage sale on Sunday, March 16; Debbie
Winegarten is hosting it. It was suggested that HerDomain members
ask their places of employment about the availability of surplussed
computers for donation to the garage sale (all equipment must
Showalter has offered to do some fundraising for HerDomain via
- Paula Middleton
is willing to help HerDomain with a fundraiser with At Home America
products (needs someone to host that lives centrally).
(501(c)(3) status:There was discussion about the purposes and
goals of fundraising for HerDomain. Our 501(c)(3) costs (filing only
-- all legal work is being done pro bono) will be $250 - $500; our
costs associated with SXSW will likely be around $150 ($75 for music
sound technician and $75 for printing costs for flyers re: the mixer).
Additionally, our lawyer has strongly recommended that HerDomain purchase
liability insurance for its board. Other uses for funds include space
for classes; scholarships for classes; possible compensation for instructors.
We set a minimum fundraising goal of $1,000, with an optimal goal
There was brief discussion about some of the kinds of classes HerDomain
could have. In addition to programming-oriented classes, basic Internet
skills classes could be an important service to offer. It was noted
that HerDomain events' success will be improved with doing a better
job of promoting the classes.
- Python Overview:
Cindy Huyser presented a brief overview of the Python programming
language, discussing its versatility and some common uses for it.
The presentation included a demonstration of both menu-driven and
GUI Python programs, and a look at Python code.
- The meeting
adjourned at 8:40 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Cindy Huyser.
PRESIDENT'S PLEA FOR DONATIONS TO
COVER SXSW & INCORPORATION EXPENSES
If you read the minutes from our last meeting you will know that HD
has very little money. We need to raise at least $500 to make sure we
have all incorporation costs covered. At the meeting we discussed several
options for raising money...most of them take time to organize and plan.
We also will have
incidental expenses with SXSW. (We are hoping to get the food donated
and the bands always play for tips) There are somewhere around 600+email
addresses on the list. I know a lot of people are subscribed both at
home and work, I am too. Lets say we have 300 members just to have a
round number. If everyone of those 300 members gave $5 we would have
$1500, that would more than cover our needs. So if everyone gave $3
we would have $900 and so forth. If you can spare $5, $3, even $1, please
consider donating to HerDomain. If you have more then please feel free
to donate whatever you wish.
You can donate
in several ways...by check made out to HerDomain of Austin and mailed
(those wanting to use this option, email
me and I will send an address to mail checks to. (If you are donating
$1 or $3 and feel silly writing a check you can wrap the bills in paper
and mail those that way...but send me an email 1) for directions and
2) after you mail it so that I will know to keep watch for it. If you
are coming to the Meeting on Monday, Feb 17, you can write a check or
give cash then.
Those who use PayPal
can transfer money to the HerDomain account. If you don't have a PayPal
account, you will need to set one up first then click
the button below to make a donation to HerDomain via Pay Pal using
your credit card.
Thanks a lot folks
and hope to see you at a future meeting or SXSW!
HerDomain of Austin
Monday, February 17
Time: 7:00 PM
Library on UT's main campus, Room 1.402
Directions: Speedway and 21st Street, in the basement of the library,
at the end of the hall.
to know the latest about what HerDomain's up to for SXSW Interactive?
Been curious about what Monty Python has to do with computer programming?
Come find out at the next HerDomain Meeting! We'll be discussing the
booth and mixer for SXSW Interactive and Cindy Huyser will present an
overview of the Python programming language. ----Hope to see you then!
Cindy Huyser Secretary, HerDomain.
Minutes of HerDomain Meeting January 27, 2003
- Meeting convened
at about 7:15 p.m, with 5 in attendance: President Minnie Rangel;
Vice President Debbie Winegarten, Secretary Cindy Huyser, Web Ring
Coordinator Betsy Thaggard, Amanda Cochran.
Minnie has turned in all the required paperwork to our lawyer, with
the exception of HerDomain's budget projections, which should be completed
next week. Incorporation as a 501(c)3 needs to be done by April. The
cost associated with completing this is $250 - $500, primarily in
filing fees; the lawyer's work is entirely pro bono.
HerDomain currently has no money in its account, aside from the small
amount required to keep it open (and owed to Minnie). As our filing
for incorporation as a 501(c)3 organization must be complete by April,
it's imperative we come up with the $250 - $500 required to do so
ASAP. SXSW Trade Show booth and mixer also carries costs (printing
costs, sound technician, food (if not donated)).
- Some ideas
for fundraising: a high-tech garage sale; voluntary $5 per member
- Minnie has completed
the Texas franchise tax paperwork necessary for HerDomain for
We need coordinators for the volunteers, booth, and mixer. We also
need some sort of "gimmick" to help draw people to our booth at the
SXSW trade show (the massage company that has donated massages in
the past is out of business).
- The volunteer
coordinator is in charge of arranging for and distributing SXSW
Interactive Trade Show passes; more information on coordinator
positions is posted on HerDomain's Web site.
- Amanda Cochran
volunteered to assist in coordinating the SXSW mixer.
Elections: Nominations and elections for 4 HerDomain board members
will be held in April, as dictated by the bylaws, with one board member
(Debbie W.) continuing her office term.
- Minnie has
written a program that will allow us to do on-line balloting.
Betsy Thaggard has volunteered to be HerDomain's new education administrator.
She will look into finding space and teachers for classes.
- Next Meeting:
Monday, February 17
Perry-Castaņeda Library on UT's main campus, Room 1.402
Directions: Speedway and 21st Street,
in the basement of the library, at the end of the hall.
of discussion will be updates on the SXSW Trade Show and mixer and
an overview of the Python programming language.
- Meeting adjourned
at 8:25 p.m.
27th Meeting To Cover Administration & SXSW Activities
HerDomain President Minnie Rangel will hold an organizational meeting at
La Madeleine French Bakery and Cafe, 3418 North Lamar Blvd Austin, on
January 27th, 2003. Those interested in participating in SXSW or in
holding a HerDomain office for 2003 are urged to attend if at all possible.
HD Officers will change in April.
January 27, 2003
Location: La Madeleine, 3418 North Lamar Blvd Austin, TX 78705,
Phone: 512-302-1485. map
NOTE: Look for Minnie and the HerDomain sign on a table at the back
or in the little alcove at the front.
Minnie at email@example.com
by noon on the 27th
I. Old business
a. Update of Incorporation Process
b. Financial Report
a. Need for volunteers (see below)
b. Need for fundraising
III. Need for officer and board member elections in April (since incorporation
is near complete this will have to be formalized)
IV. Open to discussion by Members
following positions are needed for SXSW to proceed smoothly:
Coordinator - The Volunteer Coordinator (VC) is responsible for
recruiting and scheduling volunteers for HerDomain activities - primarily
coordinating volunteers for shifts during SXSW Interactive Trade Show.
1. Maintain online signup schedule (Web experience a plus. The sign
up list is automatic, but you will need to access php files on the
HD server to update the schedule with the current year and show dates/times,
and occasionally work with our Host IP.)
2. Send and answer emails providing detailed information to volunteers
3. Keep volunteers apprised of all booth-related responsibilities
and extend thanks after the Trade Show.
4. Email promotional and recruitment information to the Web Administrator
for inclusion on the Web site.
Show Coordinator - oversees the setup and teardown of the HerDomain
booth and general HD participation during the Trade Show held during
the annual South by Southwest Interactive Festival. (Unsold booth
space is donated to non-profits each year.)
- Liaise with
SXSW Trade Show personnel to obtain exhibitor information package
the setup and teardown process at the Austin Convention Center,
including volunteer delivery of backdrop and display/ other donated
booth activities including free draws, silent auction, demonstrations,
draw/auction items, display of member materials, books, etc.
- Solicit and/or
coordinate solicitation of donated display items and services (business
cards/ information brochure design and duplication, booth banner,
Mixer flyers, panel flyers )
- Liaise with
Volunteer Coordinator (VC) re: volunteer participation
- Sending promotional
and recruitment information to the Web Administrator for inclusion
on the Web site.
- The Mixer Coordinator (MC) is responsible for the organizatiion
of the annual HerDomain Mixer held at the Club DeVille, 900 Red River,
on the Monday during the Trade Show. (will probably require an assistant).
Club DeVille to confirm/arrange Mixer date and time.
- Coordinate food
service donations, setup and cleanup
with Volunteer Coordinator about volunteer participation and recruitment
- Coordinate entertainment
donations: schedule bands
- Prepare and
distribute information flyers advertising the event
- Send promotional
and organizational information to the Web Administrator for inclusion
on the Web site.
- Liaise with
TradeShow Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator
Rangel - President, HerDomain
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