A motion to modify and add new rules to the Convention Operating Parameters for the use of the Convention Management System by future convention organizers. Motion made by Ron Bell, 2VP, seconded by Dennis Tennant, secretary. Vote passed unanimously.
A motion to send a copy of the updated National Model Contest Guide to the Chief Judge for approval or changes by the National Contest Committee within 90 days of receipt. Motion by Bell, seconded by Tennant. Vote passed unanimously.
A motion requesting that the Chief Judge to be present at all E-Board meetings as an ex-officio (non-voting) member. Motion made by Bell, seconded by Tennant. Vote passed unanimously.
Due to increasing venue requirements, we have upgraded our liability insurance coverage. We now have $3M chapter liability coverage and a $2M umbrella policy. These changes went in to effect February 2014 with a new insurance carrier, Westfield Insurance.
2nd Vice President Mike Ronnau announced that he was resigning due to work issues and other factors, effective immediately. Ron Bell was named fill in until the end of Ronnau's term by unanimous vote of the executive board, effective immediately.
Secretary Tennant made a motion (with John Ratzenberger seconding) to permit the posting of the board's monthly meeting...
After a short discussion, the board unanimously agreed with the president's recommendation that John C. Walczak fill the treasurer position formerly held by Ed Kinney. Walczak is a retired banker and plans to first audit our accounts to better understand our expenses and income.
2nd VP Mike Ronnau presented the national advertising plan for the 2014 Nationals. John Lent was on hand to answer questions.
Due to some venues raising their requirements for liability coverage, the board moved to raise the limits on our chapter liability insurance policy to $3M and the umbrella policy to $2M to satisfy these new venue requirements at a cost of $ 500.00 extra...