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 STRATEGIC PLAN 2013-2016

Table of Contents

I.      The OSCF Strategic Framework:  From Mandate to Vision

II.     Strategic Goals 2013-2016

III.    Strategic Objectives 2013-2014

IV.    Plan Review & Revisions

V.    Organizational Structure

VI.   Committee Workplans 2013-2014

Appendices: Committee Rules

I. FROM MANDATE TO VISION

 A. The Mandate: Oregon Revised Statutes Chapter 276.

The Oregon Legislative Assembly has charged the Oregon State Capitol Foundation (OSCF) with the responsibility of advising the Legislative Administration Committee (LAC) regarding the Oregon State Capitol. The charge to the Oregon State Capitol Foundation is set forth in Oregon Revised Statutes Chapter 276, and appears as Appendix A to this Strategic Plan. The OSCF makes recommendations to LAC through the Legislative Administrator. Generally, the OSCF is charged with:

  • Preserving the history of state government activities that have occurred in the State Capitol;
  • Celebrating the contributions of persons who have participated in state government at the State Capitol;
  • Recommending exhibits, events, renovations, repairs and additions to the State Capitol;
  • Consulting with other appropriate advisory committees regarding potential recommendations;
  • Developing, maintaining and implementing plans to enhance and embellish the State Capitol;
  • Advising the Legislative Administration Committee on the terms and conditions of contracts or agreements entered into under ORS 276.002;
  • Soliciting and accepting gifts, grants and donations from public and private sources in the name of the Foundation; and
  • Receiving and depositing gifts, grants, or donations into separate trust accounts.

Members of the OSCF hold periodic meetings, communicate between meetings and receive staff assistance from Legislative Administration to accomplish their work.

B.  Purpose of the Plan

This plan reflects the strategic thinking of the Foundation, and its objectives are revised regularly as part of OSCF annual planning and budgeting. This plan guides the Foundation members in fulfilling the charge to the Oregon State Capitol Foundation by articulating specific strategies, actions and performance measurements.

C.  Mission and Purpose Statement

The Oregon State Capitol Foundation will preserve the civics, the history and the stories of our State Capitol, educate the public, and promote the importance of investing in and caring for the State Capitol building and grounds.

D.  Statement of Core Values

These are the values we hold at the Oregon State Capitol Foundation. They are at the center of everything we do and guide us in all our decisions.

Heritage: We believe that Oregon's Capitols and those who have come before us provide a rich and colorful heritage of responding to challenging times, adapting to change, evolving to meet the needs of the future, and thoughtfully respecting the past.

Learning: We believe in offering to the people of Oregon varied and abundant learning experiences about their Capitol and the processes and persons within it that are crucial to the everyday lives of all Oregon citizens.

Stewardship: We believe in establishing and maintain financial stability, making wise and efficient use of all the resources entrusted to us.

E.  Statement of Future Vision: Preserving History in the New Millennium

During the Capitol's Centennial in 2038, we can imagine the deeper connection of Oregonians to the classic architecture, beautiful grounds, and historical artifacts beneath the boots of the Gold Pioneer, who gazes westward from the dome above the rotunda. The OSCF envisions a future in which Oregonians are proud of their state history.

The Oregon State Capitol Foundation plays a facilitating and convening role in the perpetuation of that deepening connection. One day it will be our role to envision the sesquicentennial or the bicentennial of the Oregon State Capitol.

The Oregon State Capitol Foundation is a dynamic organization with members who support activities that enhance the State Capitol, celebrate significant historical state government events that have occurred in the State Capitol, and preserve the memory of people who have made contributions to Oregon while serving in the State Capitol. Through commitment to the charge, the people of Oregon, and to excellence, OSCF members embrace the future and preserve the past. The OSCF envisions a future in which Oregonians are proud of their state history.

Commitment to the Charge.  Guided by their statutory charge, the members of OSCF will contribute time, energy and resources to accomplish Foundation objectives. Through teamwork and communication, members will work actively and energetically to complete existing projects, consider new requests, and develop opportunities to accomplish the OSCF mission. Driven by their mission, OSCF members will continue to be creative, innovative and results-oriented. OSCF members will seek opportunities to network with other organizations that have similar or related missions. OSCF members will honor fiscal accountability and will support concepts that maximize the resources of the organization.

Commitment to the People of Oregon.  The OSCF serves the citizens of Oregon. Activities in support of the OSCF statutory charge will be developed to encourage Oregonians to learn about their state government's heritage. Members recognize that the State Capitol is the "People's Building." Members may seek opportunities to encourage citizens to visit activities, events, and exhibits in the building. The OSCF envisions that future generations of Oregonians will value the history of state government related to the State Capitol, and will feel welcomed in the building itself.

Commitment to Excellence.  Members of the OSCF take seriously their commitment to excellence in carrying out the mission of the Foundation. Excellence results from high quality communication, participation, and teamwork. Members value frequent communication as a tool for building a responsive and effective team. In planning for the future, OSCF members will keep in mind the public's perception of the work of the OSCF, and will act with integrity in all undertakings.

II.  STRATEGIC GOALS 2013-2016

To assist in the navigation of our strategy, the Foundation establishes three-year strategic goals.  The goals are extended with strategic objectives, which guide actions of OSCF and are reviewed (and potentially revised) during annual planning and budgeting.  The OSCF develops strategies through which it pursues its objectives as an interactive dialogue between its stakeholders, the OSCF in its annual planning retreat and the OSCF committees who take responsibility to plan and execute annual strategies.   

The following strategic goals were developed at the fall 2012 OSCF planning retreat to guide the Foundation's activities from 2013-2016:

Goal One: Encourage public engagement with the Oregon State Capitol and its grounds as the "people's building".

Goal Two: Support forward progress for eventual approval of the State Capitol Master Plan. 

Goal Three: Encourage "social capital", connecting leaders to OSCF purposes. 

Goal Four: Strengthen OSCF as an organization with new and improved structures, policies and procedures.

III. STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES 2013-2014

Goal One: Encourage public engagement with the Oregon State Capitol and its grounds as the "people's building".

Goal One Strategic Objectives:

1.    Assure the execution of Oregon State Capitol History Gateway Phase One is completed and well-executed.

  • Represent the OSCF on the History Gateway Council to assure a quality history of the State Capitol is developed, providing research, expertise and guidance when requested.
  • Manage the information and design required for a sustainable "donor wall" to acknowledge Foundation funders.
  • Assess/develop a campaign/policies for business sponsorships for the 16 windows annual exhibit. 

2.    Assure exceptional communication and coordination between Marble, Story and Voice.

3.    Create and execute a basic OSCF/History Gateway publicity and communications strategy to include the following:

  • a speakers' bureau with outreach and well-designed, strategic presentations to at least two organizations of significance in 2013
  • consistent visual and written information about the History Gateway and OSCF written and delivered to all appropriate state publications/websites (i.e. the Blue Book) in a timely way
  • OSCF E-News to contain regular progress updates

4.    Develop and execute an integrated strategy of outreach about the History Gateway to all 90 members of the Legislative Assembly with particular focus on the newly elected.

  • Ask presiding officers to show the Frankie video at new member orientation.
  • Schedule and make 90 face-to-face visits to all members asking them to join as Foundation members.

Goal Two: Support forward progress for eventual approval of the State Capitol Master Plan.

Goal Two Strategic Objectives:

1.    Participate in and influence/inform master plan progress as possible and appropriate.

2.    Assure exceptional communications and coordination between Marble, Voice and Story.

3.    Implement a Master Plan outreach strategy that coordinates with progress on strategy #1.

4.    Develop earthquake training for the Legislature

  • Edit the earthquake information video featuring Larry Campbell to 3-5 minutes and post to digital signage, the website, and circulate to the legislators with appropriate communications.

Goal Three: Encourage "social capital", connecting leaders to OSCF purposes. 

Goal Three Strategic Objectives:

1.    Craft and manage a year-round, annual communications strategy of goals and strategies.

2.    Insure exceptional communications and coordination with Story and Marble.

3.    The Hello Party again becomes a significant State Capitol event. (With Special Events)

  • 2013 party strategically planned to forward Foundation goals
  • Assess results and undertake early planning, partnerships, sponsors and strategy development for a state's birthday party, a February 14, 2014 party to celebrate the History Gateway opening, and to launch higher visibility for OSCF.

4.    Working in concert with the interpretive planner for the History Gateway, revitalize and redesign the oral history project to provide meaningful content to support the interpretive design.

  • Construct project goals, procedures, policies and methods.
  • Assure pilot audiotapes are edited (in partnership with experts and from existing interviews), to included in the 2014 launch of the History Gateway.
  • Craft and recommend a FY15 budget to support an ongoing and more extensive oral history project under the auspices of OSCF.

5.    Increase Foundation partnerships with Oregon Historical Society, statewide history "centers" and involve Salem history/heritage organizations with OSCF.

  • Involve Salem historians in OSCF and in the History Gateway project (Elizabeth Potter, Virginia Green, Hazel Patton, etc.)
  • Plan and undertake the coordination necessary to make the History Gateway a visitor "gateway" to Salem area history and heritage offerings

Goal Four:  Strengthen OSCF as an organization with structures, policies and procedures.

Goal Four Strategic Objectives:

1.    Develop a plan and appropriate staffing to handle OSCF membership campaign(s). (Finance and Budget)

  • Review, update and analyze OSCF database to provide donor tracking, levels, etc. needed for the new Gateway donor wall.
  • Focus membership marketing on two campaigns/year, pursuing strategic target audiences, and setting realistic annual sub-goals for renewals and new memberships.
  • Implement membership strategies, connected to other OSCF activities to achieve goals.
  • Develop and complete an accurate Foundation timeline for use during the History Gateway 2014 launch year and in membership marketing and post it to the website.

2.    Assure a realistic and aspirational budget is developed for FY14 that can fund the launch year of the History Gateway. (Special Events & Finance/Budget)

3.    Design and implement new methods for Foundation appointments, transitions and OSCF leadership recruitment that re-energizes OSCF and that can guide future success. (Nominations)

  • Consider term limits and annual attendance and participation requirements for Foundation members.
  • Develop a new approach to appointments, working with legislative leadership to assure the best candidates possible are appointed.
  • Create a new category of honorary Foundation membership and gracefully implement these honors and transitions.
  • Develop a multi-year leadership succession plan.

4.    Solidify operating practices between the Foundation and The Fund for the Oregon State Capitol Foundation. (The Fund for the OSCF)

  • Assure all operating practices are established and documented with written policies.
  • Examine new policies that refine OSCF's application of license plate funds and interest.

5.    Assure successful committees function to serve OSCF strategic goals and objectives. (Foundation Effectiveness and Planning)

  • Solidify new practice where new committee assignments are recruited after each annual retreat, based on individual interest in Voice, Story, Marble and Exec.  Subcommittees.
  • Committees will each be responsible to a single strategic goal, a set of strategic objectives and will design and implement/manage a benchmarked workplan.
  • Assure annual planning is accomplished to review progress and establish new objectives and strategies.

IV.   PLAN REVIEW & REVISIONS

 
A.      Periodic Review Cycle

This Strategic Plan is a "living" document. The OSCF will review it every three years. Each year, the OSCF shall review progress toward the objectives, revising objectives if necessary and developing new strategies for implementation.

Interim periodic adjustments may be considered to the degree they support the general Mission of the Foundation.

B.     Plan Updating Process

The Board Effectiveness and Planning sub-committee will manage OSCF's annual planning as described below, and will facilitate the redevelopment of the Strategic Plan with the Board every three years. Any amendments to the plan will be communicated to the Legislative Administrator.

1.    The four 3-year strategic goals are to be reviewed each year at the OSCF annual fall retreat.  Progress is assessed; strategic objectives are renewed, revised or created anew. 

2.    A public version of the current OSCF strategic framework is maintained on the website.

3.    Each of the four strategic goals and accompanying draft strategic objectives is tasked to one of four primary OSCF working committees. 

4.    New committee assignments are made by the OSCF Chair, in consultation with the sitting Executive Committee, each December.

5.    Each committee maps a benchmarked 18-month Committee workplan, identifying the working membership of their committee and any subcommittees needed to execute their workplan, and requesting any resources (expertise, staff support, funds) needed to implement their workplans.  (Committee workplan format included as in Appendix A.)

6.    Committee workplans are to be reviewed and approved at OSCF's annual January Board Meeting.  In 2013, which is a transitional year, the Committee workplans are to be reviewed and approved at the April Board Meeting.

V.  ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

A. Committees' Structure, Roles and Responsibilities

The standing committees of the Oregon State Capitol Foundation include; Executive, Marble, Voice, Story, Executive Committee, Finance and Budget, Foundation Effectiveness, Special Events, Fund for the OSCF and Nominating.  Additional subcommittees and task groups are identified and tasked as needed to accomplish specific assignments of the standing committees.  The standing committees are listed in the organization chart above.

Each committee will have a chair appointed by the OSCF Chair, and may include members from the community who are not OSCF members.  Each committee is tasked by OSCF to accomplish assigned annual objective(s) and recommended strategies.

Standing committees typically meet eight times/year in regular meetings scheduled the "off months" of quarterly OSCF meetings.

The standing committees each develop an annual workplan to outline its activities and monthly benchmarks.  The workplans of all standing committees are reviewed and approved by OSCF.  Committee chairs report on progress and any workplan adjustments at quarterly OSCF meetings.

Executive Committee: Includes the OSCF Chair, immediate past chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and chairs of standing committees/subcommittees.  Responsible to maintain focus on the OSCF mission and purpose:  oversees effective accomplishment of OSCF's strategic plan,  maintains effective governance and assures the organization's  efficiency and sustainability.
 
Voice: Plans and implements OSCF communications strategies.
 
Marble: Undertakes selected activities that maintain/improve the physical aspects of the state capitol building, including public support for the Oregon State Capitol Master Plan.
 
Story:  Attends to effective accomplishment of the goals of the Oregon State Capitol History Gateway.
 
Finance and Budget:  Guides the development of OSCF' annual budget and monitors the organization's finances.  Assures revenue-generating strategies provide the funds required to implement OSCF's strategic priorities.

Nominating:  Maintains, recruits and/or develops the strong and experienced cadre of OSCF members and volunteers required to accomplish the OSCF mission.  Manages identification, recruitment and appointments of new members and the full slate of qualified officers.

Foundation Effectiveness and Planning:  Assures regular and consistent annual planning practices review progress and develop new objectives and strategies for future implementation.  Maintains a strategic plan that focuses OSCF efforts.  Provides outside expertise/counsel when needed to accelerate the board's knowledge and capacities.

Special Events:  Leads in planning and conducting Foundation events, recruiting resources and volunteers as needed.

The Fund for the OSCF:  Manages financial policies and longer-term investment of OSCF funds to strategic purposes as identified by OSCF.

VI.  OSCF Committee Workplans

The four primary OSCF committees and the four subcommittees of the Executive Committee respond to their roles and responsibilities, and to the strategic goals and objectives outlined in this Plan.  Each committee develops and submits for review 16-month workplans that outlines monthly benchmarks for all committee activities and accomplishments between March 2013-June 2014. 

The committee workplans will be reconsidered and developed anew in the fourth quarter of each calendar year.

After approval of OSCF at a regular quarterly meeting, Committee chairs are responsible to the Board Chair for the accomplishment of their committee's workplan.  It is anticipated that committees and subcommittees will meet regularly in the months when OSCF meetings are not scheduled.  Under this procedure, OSCF committees and subcommittees would meet in February, March, May, June, August, September, November and December of each year.

Committee Workplan Format

Committees will be tasked with no more than four primary projects for any single calendar year.  Projects will be mapped with monthly benchmarks, indicating and measuring project progress.  Committee chairs will be responsible to assure individual and group assignments are made to accomplish the benchmarks, and will report on a quarterly basis to OSCF meetings.

Following are initial 2013-2014 Committee Workplan "worksheets" for each of the OSCF standing committees.  Project assignments linked directly to the strategic objectives and strategies listed earlier in this document.

Executive Committee

Strategic Goal:  Strengthen OSCF as an organization with structures, policies and procedures

Note:  The objectives and strategies listed for this strategic goal are assigned to standing subcommittees of the Executive Committee.  The first three projects listed in the matrix below are regular, ongoing governance responsibilities for the Executive Committee.  Project Four:  Revised Governance Rules, Policies & Procedures is described in Appendix A of this strategic plan.

FY 2013-14 Workplan: Effectve Committee and Submittee Structure, Effective OSCF Quarterly Meetings, Effective Internal OSCF Communications & Coordination

 

Voice Committee

Strategic Goal: Encourage "social capital", connecting leaders to OSCF purposes.

Strategic Objectives:

1.    Craft and manage a year-round, annual communications strategy of goals and strategies.

2.    Insure exceptional communications and coordination with Story and Marble.

3.    The Hello Party again becomes a significant State Capitol event. (With Special Events)

  • 2013 party strategically planned to forward Foundation goals
  • Assess results and undertake early planning, partnerships, sponsors and strategy development for a state's birthday party, a February 14, 2014 party to celebrate the History Gateway opening, and to launch higher visibility for OSCF.

4.    Working in concert with the interpretive planner for the History Gateway, revitalize and redesign the oral history project to provide meaningful content to support the interpretive design.

  • Construct project goals, procedures, policies and methods.
  • Assure pilot audiotapes are edited (in partnership with experts and from existing interviews), to be included in the 2014 launch of the History Gateway.
  • Craft and recommend a FY15 budget to support an ongoing and more extensive oral history project under the auspices of OSCF.

5.    Increase Foundation partnerships with Oregon Historical Society, statewide history "centers" and involve Salem history/heritage organizations with OSCF.

  • Involve Salem historians in OSCF and in the History Gateway project. Plan and undertake the coordination necessary to make the History Gateway a visitor "gateway" to Salem area history and heritage offerings.

2013-2014 Workplan: Communications Plan/Regular Tactics, February 2014 Event, Oral History Communications, Partnerships

 

Marble Committee

Strategic Goal: Support forward progress for eventual approval of the State Capitol master plan.

Strategic Objectives:

  1. Participate in and influence/inform master plan progress as possible and appropriate.
  2. Assure exceptional communications and coordination between Marble, Voice and Story.
  3. Implement a Master Plan outreach strategy that coordinates with progress on strategy #1.
  4. Develop earthquake training for the Legislature.

2013-2014 Workplan: Master Plan Tracking, Master Plan Presenting, Master Plan Outreach, Earthquake Training

 

Story Committee

Strategic Goal: Encourage public engagement with the Oregon State Capitol and its grounds as the "people's building".

Strategic Objectives:

1.    Assure the execution of Oregon State Capitol History Gateway Phase One is completed and well-executed.

  • Represent the OSCF on the History Gateway Council to assure a quality history of the State Capitol is developed, providing research, expertise and guidance when requested.
  • Manage the information and design required for a sustainable "donor wall" to acknowledge Foundation funders.
  • Assess/develop a campaign/policies for business sponsorships for the 16 windows annual exhibit 

2.    Assure exceptional communication and coordination between Marble, Story and Voice.

3.    Create and execute a basic OSCF/History Gateway publicity and communications strategy to include the following:

  • a speakers' bureau with outreach and well-designed, strategic presentations to at least two organizations of significance in 2013
  • consistent visual and written information about the History Gateway and OSCF written and delivered to all appropriate state publications/websites (i.e. the Blue Book) in a timely way.
  • OSCF E-News to contain regular progress updates

4.    Develop and execute an integrated strategy of outreach about the History Gateway to all 90 members of the Legislative Assembly with particular focus on the newly elected.

  • Ask presiding officers to show the Frankie video at new member orientation
  • Schedule and make 90 face-to-face visits to all legislators asking them to join as Foundation Capitol Friends.

2013-2014 Workplan: Capitol History Gateway Phase One Tracking & Input Development, Donor Recognition, 16 Windows Business Sponsors, Gateway Communication, Speakers & Updating State Publications and Websites, Outreach to Assembly

 

Finance & Budget

Strategic Objectives:

1.    Develop a plan and appropriate staffing to handle OSCF membership campaign(s).

  • Review, update and analyze OSCF database to provide donor tracking, levels, etc. needed for the new Gateway donor wall.
  • Focus membership marketing on two campaigns/year, pursuing strategic target audiences, and setting realistic annual sub-goals for renewals and new memberships.
  • Implement membership strategies, connected to other OSCF activities to achieve goals.
  • Develop and complete an accurate Foundation timeline for use during the History Gateway 2014 launch year and in membership marketing -  and post it to the website

2.    Assure a realistic and aspirational budget is developed for FY14 that can fund the launch year of the History Gateway

2013-2014 Workplan: Membership Campaigns - Planning and Management, Quarterly Financial Reviews, Annual Budget Development, Database Update and Analysis, Donor Recognition Preparation

 

Nominating

Strategic Objectives:

  1. Design and implement new methods for Foundation appointments, transitions and OSCF leadership recruitment that re-energizes OSCF and that can guide future success.
  • Consider term limits and annual attendance and participation requirements for Foundation members.
  • Develop a new approach to appointments and work with legislative leadership to assure the best candidates possible are appointed.
  • Create a new category of honorary Foundation membership and gracefully implement these honors and transitions.
  • Develop a multi-year leadership succession plan.

2013-2014 Workplan: Term Limits and Participation Requirements Policy, Recruitment and Management, Address Foundation Retirement with Honor and Celebration, Initiate Multi-Year Leadership Succession Plan

 

Foundation Effectiveness & Strategic Planning

Strategic Objectives: 

  1. Assure successful committees function to serve OSCF strategic goals and objectives.
  • Solidify new practice where new committee assignments are recruited after each annual retreat, based on individual interest in Voice, Story, Marble and Exec.  Subcommittees.
  • Committees will each be responsible to a single strategic goal, a set of strategic objectives and will design and implement/manage a benchmarked workplan.
  • Assure annual planning is accomplished to review progress and establish new objectives and strategies.

2013-2014 Workplan: Assure Committees Create Workplans, Measure and Assess Committees'  Progress Against Objectives, Conduct Annual Planning and Planning Retreat, Committee Recruitment

 

Special Events

Strategic Objectives: 

  1. Strategically plan and implement February 2014 State's Birthday Party/Gateway Opening and other special events as requested by OSCF Chair.  For each event, this committee will:
  • Coordinate with other OSCF committees to build event goals and core design strategies for each event.
  • Design invitation/marketing timeline and attendance targets/goals.
  • Draft and present event plan and expense/revenue projections.
  • Develop timelines and manage event plan.
  • Secure volunteer committees, sponsorships, in-kind contributions and all resources required.

 

The Fund for the OSCF

Strategic Objectives

  1. Solidify operating practices between the Foundation and the Oregon State Capitol Fund. (The Fund of OSCF)
  • Assure all operating practices are established and documented with written policies.
  • Examine new policies that refine OSCF's application of license plate funds and interest.
 

Appendices

Oregon State Capitol Foundation Committee Rules (as of April 4, 2007)

The Foundation will operate in accordance with the Oregon Constitution, House and Senate Rules, Mason's Manual of Legislative Procedure, and applicable statutory provisions.

  1. Members must attend a sufficient number of meetings to keep apprised and make informed decisions, provide sound management of the Foundation and act in good faith and in the best interest of the Foundation.
     
  2. The Financial Services Manager of the Legislative Administration Committee shall maintain and account for all funds in the Capitol Foundation Fund in the State Treasury. The Foundation has also formed the private, non-profit Fund of the Oregon State Capitol Foundation, which holds and invests funds for the OSCF. The funds in the Fund are maintained and accounted for by the Board separately. The Foundation may obligate and expend funds with the approval of the Board, its Executive Committee, and/or the written authorization of the Chair or Secretary/Treasurer of the Oregon State Capitol Foundation and the Legislative Administrator. 
     
  3. Members shall elect the chair and vice-chair of the Foundation to serve two-year terms. 
           
  4. The duties of the Chair are: to lead in the execution of this Strategic Plan; to set agendas and preside over the meetings of OSCF; to appoint committee chairs and members; to represent OSCF in public; to direct and support staff along with members of the Executive Committee, as appropriate, and to perform such other duties characteristic of the roles of the Chair.
     
  5. The duties of Vice-Chair are: to serve on the Executive Committee and to perform the duties of the Chair as required when the Chair is unavailable or incapacitated, and to perform such other duties characteristic of the roles of the Vice-Chair.
     
  6. The Foundation will meet at least once each calendar quarter. The chair shall set the date, time and place of meetings. The chair shall set the agenda, and cause notice of the time and place of the meeting. 
     
  7. A majority of the members of the Foundation may amend these rules. The Foundation shall give members at least one day's written notice of a meeting at which the Foundation will consider an amendment to these rules. 
     
  8. A majority of the voting members of the Foundation constitutes a quorum of members.   
     
  9. The chair may appoint standing committees and special committees on topics of long-term interest to investigate matters and report recommendations to the Foundation. When referring any matter to committee for investigation, the chair shall specify the date by which the committee must report to the Foundation. A quorum of a committee is a majority of the members of the committee.
     
  10. A motion does not require a second. 
     
  11. Action of the Foundation may be taken upon a majority vote of a quorum of members appointed to the Foundation. 
     
  12. The meetings of the Foundation shall be recorded. Minutes shall be available to the public within a reasonable time after the meeting and shall include at least the following information:
  1. date, time and place of the meeting;
  2. members present, absent, or excused;
  3. all motions and their disposition;
  4. the result of all votes; and
  5. references to the recording log, sufficient to serve as an index to the original sound recording.

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