Jan Fiedler (leaving board member)
Florian Gellinger (leaving board member and chair)
Thomas Knop > protocol
Vincent Langer (leaving board member)
We have now a board with 12 instead of 10 members. Farewell speech Florian Gellinger leaving the board. Thanking everyone for the support and the great team spirit in the past two years. Getting the VES in Germany started and established screenings and various events including the FMX Reception and MegaBrain MasterClass in 2017 and 2018 with including VES London and France.
Looking back to the very successful VES Awards Nomination event with 8 judges and 6 hours in 3 categories being watched and voted on. Might be a traveling event, so maybe in Munich or Stuttgart next year.
Learning from the cash burn last year to plan financials better and include sponsoring in addition to the 20% of the members fee per year divided in two portions (1st and 2nd half year) plus entertainment fund 1000 US$ plus 1000 US$ for the nomination event.
> New chair to attend the VES All Section call on January, 29, 2019
Setting up screening in cities where enough member to participate on a individual basis encouraging local VES members to set it up independently but using the Eblast to announce it.
In other cities reaching out to VES members to organize screenings by supporting tickets by the VES for members in regular cinema showtimes but to arrange a join visit of these fewer VES members.
> VES Germany Board needs to set rules for such screening to be able allocate cost in advance.
> Name contact persons per region
(Munich, Berlin, Stuttgart, Hannover, Cologne/Duesseldorf?, Hamburg?)
> Reaching out to sponsors for the bigger screenings.
Members rebate for FMX 2019
Vincent Langer to arrange 20% discount on the all conference pass and create a list for the FMX organizers to allow this rebate.
Set up yet again a VES reception at FMX.
Introduction of all new and existing members.
Candidates for the following roles plus votes.
Chair Thomas Knop Yes 11 = all - No 0 - Omits 0
Secretary Benedikt Niemann Yes 11 = all - No 0 - Omits 0
Treasurer Kay Delventhal Yes 11 = all - No 0 - Omits 0
Adding new member to the WhatsApp group and revoke access for leaving members.
Hand over of financials from Oliver to Kay in the comoing days.
Questions & Answers
Q - Kay: How to reach out to people in the VES regarding new tools, technology and workflows?
A - Oliver: The MAsterClass is for high quality presentations, we have the Stammtisch rounds in Berlin and Munich. Other than that we really have no forum for such thing. We once had a town hall meeting last year, which was very interesting but needs more introduction and communication. Ebalst, Facebook and Twitter are our current way of communication.
A - Tom: There is an existing tech group in the VES. > Tom will reach out to the VES to get in touch with those people.
Meeting minutes in next meetings
Jan Adamczyk - February - next meeting minutes
Kay Delventhal - March
Francesco Faranna - April
Oliver Hohn - May
Holger Hummel - June
Thomas Knop - meeting minutes done 2019-01-28
Oliver Markowski - July
Benedikt Niemann - August
Nina Pries - September
Julia Strack - October
Helena Wegmann - November
Simon Weisse - December
The next regular board meeting is scheduled for February 27th, 8:30 p.m.