JUNE MEETING TOPICS OF DISCUSSION WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBER Kevin...board name: cookie wookie THE 4 QUESTIONS / BRANDING We went over what should we be doing or could be doing better. We went over how to make the IEFF it's own Brand and why that's important based on the direction and future of the group. Went over why having our own Brand is important and why it matters. WHAT DIRECTION DO WE WANT AS A GROUP Gave a brief history lesson on the IEFF and where it's come from. We went over whether we stay the same or grow? If we're growing, it's going to require more involvement on the part of everyone, as if we're going to do more things, it will require more group participation. The group agreed in doing more. We went over whether we actively search for new people to join the group or have them come to us or both. The group agreed that both would be fine. We went over if we should have a more selective criteria for joining the IEFF and what that would involve. The group was unanimous in it's agreement with this. We'll be discussing the details of this as there were several ideas that were mentioned. By our next meeting, we'll have this hashed out. IEFF LOGO We went over if we want to keep it or get a new IEFF LOGO. We went over and agreed that IEFF needs to be the focus, not the SW characters. We agreed it was too busy and lacks color and direction. That said, we agreed a new LOGO for the IEFF. We discussed a few artist options and will we looking into getting our new LOGO done. IEFF SHIRTS / JACKETS We discussed and agreed on new IEFF t-shirts. Men will have men shirts and women will have women shirts. We also agreed to getting Dickee shirts for when we do any Con or exclusive event. (Think bowling shirts). PATCHES – NAME BADGE – LANYARD We went over getting patches for events we do and agreed this would be cool. We went over whether we get an actual badge (501st/ RL) or keep what we've got now. We agreed in getting name badges and get rid of our current lanyard. THINGS WE'VE DONE – NEW THINGS TO DO We went over the list of things we've done in the past and decided which to keep doing and not do. We talked about any new ideas for new trips and came up with the following NEW ideas in addition to our current line up of yearly events: obi wan ranch, space shuttle, bowling, more cons, JPL, baseball games, theme parks. IEFF TABLE TALK We went over what we want to have at our future booth / table at events? We agreed on getting business cards with our info and buttons with our LOGO in replacement of our current bookmarks. We went over raffle ideas and agreed to making one HUGE prize with maybe an extra prize or two at the most. Went over how raffle money would be spent. We also went over proper dress attire as well as behavior. THE FORCE.NET BOARDS We went over the need to use them to communicate more, as to save time on my time from having to text each member of the group as well as have all the info in one place. This is to be used as a “behind the scenes” way to communicate. Being that the IEFF represents the Fan Force for the IE, we HAVE to post here to be officially recognized as we represent the IE for Fan force. FYI...We the Official IEFF group here is still and will be the ONLY recognized Fan Force group. UPDATING THE IEFF MEDIA SOURCES We have Facebook, Website, You Tube, Twitter, Photobucket. We decided to drop Twitter. A New look all the way around is coming! We may need a new place for Pics (working on it) DUES OR NOT TO BE DUES THAT IS THE QUESTION Yes No How Much was what we went over and agreed that $35 per person over the age of 18 would be good. This would cover the upkeep and maintenance of the group. This is payable after a new member comes to a second group event excluding any CON, as Dues would be paid in advance. OCTOBER STAR WARS DAY Will be in Corona – will update very soon. See new thread on the boards for this IN CLOSING Thank you all for making this group what it is and being a part of this group. Our best days are still ahead of us! As President of the IEFF, My Vision is to be and continue to be the Premier Fan Force Group for all Fan Force groups out there! MTFBWY!!!