Board Meetings

The AIMC Board of Directors​ (BOD)​ meets on the third Monday of February, April, June, August, October and December from 6:30PM – 8:30PM. Meetings are announced in the newsletter and listed ​on the website calendar. The Board of Directors (BOD) welcomes community involvement and a process of participatory decision-making. If you would like to attend​ and/or add a board agenda item​ for consideration, please ​email ​​​ to confirm the meeting date, time and location. 

 

 

Board of Directors

Steve DeSaulniers  | President has been practicing for over 10 years and been an active member of AIMC for five years.  He enjoys volunteer work at the sangha and community building. Steve was “born and raised” in Albuquerque.  He is married to Veronica (“Ronnie”) Medina, also an AIMC member, and they have a daughter Anna who lives in Albuquerque.  Steve likes hiking, southwest literature and Dharma books.

Lisa Herrington  | Vice President & Treasurer has served on the board for three years, currently as treasurer. When she first came to AIMC, she was only looking for a meditation group–and discovered the dharma–which has been life changing! Lisa feels connected to a community when she is deep in the work of the community, so she gladly offer her services to the board and sangha. Lisa says its a privilege and pleasure to serve an organization offering refuge to all and contributing every day to ending suffering for all beings. 

Osa Arkin  | Secretary has been with our sangha for over 10 years. She leads Visiting Teacher and Retreat Coordination committee, and has made serving lunch during AIMC daylongs a regular feature. Osa has been BOD secretary for 2 years, after serving as president for one year. She lives in the Placitas straw bale house she helped build and hikes daily with her dog the wonderfully wild Sandia foothills and arroyos right outside the front door.

Board Service

Board members serve two-year terms, new board members are elected in the fall at the annual membership meeting. About half the board members are replaced each year when their two-year terms are up. Hence, several board members continue their terms each year to help the new members get started. Each meeting lasts approximately two hours. 

We are grateful to all who have served on past or present boards.

Board Meetings

Board meetings are usually held on the third Monday evening of every other month and are listed in the calendar. All community members are encouraged to attend. The Board of Directors (BOD) welcomes community involvement and a process of participatory decision-making.

 

Board of Directors

 

  • Betsy Vanleit: President
  • Steve DeSaulniers: Vice President
  • Lisa Herrington: Treasurer
  • Osa Arkin: Secretary
  • Donna Haughney: Board Member
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Board Service

Board members serve two-year terms, new board members are elected in the fall at the annual membership meeting. About half the board members are replaced each year when their two-year terms are up. Hence, several board members continue their terms each year to help the new members get started. Each meeting lasts approximately two hours. 

We are grateful to all who have served on past or present boards.

The practice of Dana (generosity) lies at the heart of Buddhism.

Generosity strengthens relationship and reciprocity, reflecting a deep understanding of interconnectedness and freedom from craving. We welcome donations at events and here on our website.

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“For the awakening of the heart, conditions are always good enough.”

- Ajahn Sumedo