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Minutes from the AGM - Round Table Notes to follow

MAsT: International Annual General Meeting, March 10, 2019

Convened by Ms. Suzan at 12:05 pm.
Recorder: koneko

MsSuzan, President:

Welcomed everyone!

Mentioned that the schedule printed was incorrect and others may be joining us at 12:30 pm.

Introduced the current MAsT: International board, both those present and not.
Stated that we were doing something different and were using an iPad to record only those standing behind the podium. Our plan is to post it to our new MAsT YouTube channel.

Liza, Operations:
Sponsorships and program ads are up to date

Attendees:
Attendees introduce themselves. We had over 60 people attend.

MsSuzan, President:
The plan is to keep the business meeting short.

Master Michael, Regional Rep Dir:
Compliments his staff that he has been working with.
MAsT exists for the attendees and we all need it because we are stronger together.
Regional Reps are there for you. They’re an awesome staff with two people per region.
Regional Reps are the directors first contact via emails and quarterly conference calls.
He encouraged attendance and communication to help make the chapters successful.
US reps and regions are named.
International reps are in South America and Canada.
Sweden chapter is retired.
UK chapter went inactive
Five chapters are in the AU. Reps named.
Thanked everyone for being here.

Master John, Treasurer:
Does not want to waste our time with lots of numbers. We are solvent.
We have patches and such for sale on Mast.net.
End of 2018, we have just over $800.
Inventory of products is worth $5000.
Thank you.

koneko, Education:
Joined the board this summer and currently is working with MsSuzan on a video about MAsT history. It seems she inadvertently gave MsSuzan a project as she began here at MAsT.
We have a chat group called MAsT Chat. Just email education@mast.net to be added.
We have a quarterly newsletter that you can submit information to about your chapter or region.
A new YouTube channel has been created with one video posted on it about how to start a new chapter. New videos will require more input from the membership and she will reach out. The next one planned is how to run a successful chapter.

MsSuzan, President:
Merchandise has the logo with log and key that was trademarked last year.
We can now make items and sell them to MAsT members.
Master Bill and I carried a banner with the logo in the Parade of Chapters last night.
The banners are under $100 and have a fast turn around.
There are new products in the store, including a t-shirt that has a dye set up fee of $21 and the shirts are $16 up to XXL. The cost is higher for larger sizes. Hoped we would have them for today but Master Bill became ill and couldn’t get the shirts out in time.
Plans to get on Vistaprint after she finishes what koneko has asked her to do for the history video.

Annual Presenter Award: MsSuzan read slava lara’s notes. slave lara’s team worked hard on this project. The award was granted to Master Malik and slave Cathy.

Master Malik was present and accepted the award.
He thanked everyone and received a standing ovation.

slave Jody led the Roundtable Discussions.
Nine topics were proposed by the attendees.
Liza proposed shifting topics to make six since we had six tables.
Slave Jody created the following:

Topics:
1: How to make more chapters like family, running a chapter, topics, facilitating
2: MAst topic sheet and resource/speaker list
3: Organizational Structures – determining membership – chapter missions & bylaws
4: Additional Regions
5: Outreach to TNG/newer members
6: Telecommunications (YouTube, Skype, Zoom) and maintaining anonymity

A scribe was selected at each table and took notes on one topic as they moved from table to table and took notes on attendees’ input.

Scribes shared an overview of what was discussed regarding their topic then gave them to koneko for transcribing to an online format.

MsSuzan, President: very happy and proud that there were thirty MAsT chapters represented last night and over sixty in today’s AGM. She thanked everyone.
Master Michael moved to adjourn the meeting.
Sergeant Major seconded it.

AGM ended at 2:05 pm.

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2019 Members Choice Presenter of the Year Award

Hello! My name is slave lara from Philadelphia, PA, and I am owned by Lord Brick. I am super humbled to be loaned in service to MAsT: International to be your annual chairperson for the MAsT: International Member’s Choice Presenter of the Year award Selection Committee. Unfortunately, I am unable to attend this years’ South Plains LeatherFest. Special Thanks to Ms. Suzan for presenting these words on my behalf.

With that said, thank you to all that support this particular annual award. A brief synopsis of this award is that the recipients each year are 100% nominated by MAsT members from across the country. The annual committee that performs the final selection based on all the nominations also are members from across the country from across the MAsT regions. More specific details about the Selection Committee can be found on the MAsT.net Award section.

Without further ado, I am pleased to announce that the recipients of the 2019 MAsT: International Member’s Choice Presenter of the Year Award is:
Master Malik and slave cathy from Oklahoma.

Master Malik and slave cathy have been in a Master/slave relationship for over 17 years and are the 2008 Southwest Master/slave couple. Master Malik is also the Founder of MAsT: Tulsa founded in 2008.
Both Master Malik and slave cathy together and separately as well as along with Master Malik’s entire household are affiliated with many fabulous titles, organizations, events, dungeons, play spaces, conferences and have performed extensive community service across their history. As self-proclaimed students of life, Leather and BDSM, they have both presented across too many events, conferences and socials to count within the United States and Canada (which is considered their 2nd home).

Aside from all those wonderful things, there were six very distinct parts of just their history in Mastery and slavery that the MAsT Members notated:
• “Thirst to provide education”,
• “Thirst to be welcoming”,
• “Thirst to build an Accepting and Tolerant Master/slave tribe”,
• their “absolute spiritual passion in educating and mentoring others within the Master/slave lifestyle and beyond”,
• “They are role models for many and continuously are authentic in their path year after year. “,
• and additionally, a few of the nominator’s mentioned one consistent phrase worth noting: “Their workshops are engaging, authentic, and timely!!”

A selection of their Master/slave workshops are as follows but not limited to:
- Master/slave (Dom/sub)/Diversity Dynamics: One Size Does not Fit All
- Conflict Resolution: When An Argument is Not An Argument
- Covering Ceremonies
- Are They Just Slaves?
- “Secrets” of Long Term Master/slave Relationships
- Rituals: Guiding Lights

It is recognized that this only captures a small portion of the larger essence and personalities that they pour into just being themselves in all of their sharing of their experiences.
mssu
With all noted, MAsT: International and the member’s at large could not be more honored to present this year’s award to Master Malik and slave cathy.
Thank you for your contributions to MAsT and its members at large.

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Congratulations to Master David and slave brynn, 2019 International Master/slave couple

Congratulations Master David and slave brynn on your new title, International Master and slave 2019. Master David and slave brynn are your Southwest Master/slave couple for 2017. They compete 14 months after their contest. We hope you enjoy your title year.

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Welcome 2 new MAsT: International Board Members

The MAsT: International Board would like to welcome to Master Michael as our new Regional Representative Director! He's been serving MAsT: International for the past 2 years at Membership Director, after serving 2 years as Regional Representative. We are excited to have him step into this new role and continue his great work with our organization.



The Board of MAsT: International is excited to announce Master Rodin has stepped into the role of MAsT: International Membership Director! He was the Northeast Regional Representative for 2 years and the Assistant Membership Director for the past 6 months. We know he'll do well as he steps into this new role. Welcome!

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Congratulations MsSuzan

On January 25, 2019, a very special honor, The National Leather Association: International's Lifetime Achievement Award 2018, was awarded to our very own MAsT: International President/CEO, MsSuzan! Congratulations to her and many thanks for her tireless efforts over the years and in the future as she continues to give her heart and energy to our community.

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MAsT Newsletter Now Available

Click here to view the Winter 2019 edition of the MAsT Newsletter "M/s Connections".

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The new MAsT Chapter banners are now here!

The new MAsT Chapter banners are now here! They are available in the MAsT Store.

Make your MAsT Chapter stand out with these high quality vinyl banners. Use it on the front of a tables, off the balcony railing at hotel events, outside your meeting room, as a background on a stage, in an event reception area, on the side of a truck in a parade.

We had the banner made so that it will fit as a table front on a standard 6" long banquet table with plastic clips or hung with rope or ty-raps from the brass rivets placed in the corners and along the side as shown, or even flown from the end on a pole.

These high quality vinyl banners are 2'6" x 6' long and are quality screen printed with or without your chapter name on 13oz vinyl with the new full color MAsT Logo.

The banner is shipped to you in a reusable shipping tube that can be used for storage.

Savings on shipping? Buy up to 5 banner and they all ship to you for the same price.

Delivery is about 2 weeks to you from the time you order.

Order Now!

Thank you for all your patience.

Master Bill
Marketing Director

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We are official

We, MAsT International, Inc., have received word from the IRS that we have been officially granted 501(c)3 status.

Our MAsT Logo is now Trademarked.

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