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Old Business

  • 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.

New Business

  • 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...
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Old Business

  • 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.

New Business

  • 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...
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Meeting Discussion

  • President Ron Bell confirmed that a mass email was sent to members regarding the computer loss, to be followed by a card inserted into the next Journal to help ensure all members know about the potential data breach. The information at risk on the stolen laptop was limited to member addresses, phone numbers and email addresses.
  • We continue to work on creating a task list for the Office Manager position and began to do the same thing for the Treasurer’s position. This is necessary because these two positions overlap in many ways. The goal is to have a clear list of responsibilities for both positions. Secretary Dennis Tennant will be compiling the list from info culled from lists provided by the e-board. Board...
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Meeting Discussion

  • A large part of the meeting centered around the details of the transition of office manager duties to Interim Office Manager Marie Van Schoonhoven. Computer equipment and supplies have been shipped her way and she?ll begin setting things up as soon as she receives the laptop and supplies. Her priority in the near term will be to update the membership database.
  • 2nd VP Mike Van Schoonhoven will be looking for a replacement for our convention management system and will research and present some options to the board for further action. Mike?s experience in running the most recent Orlando convention will enable him find a system that will be a good fit for the society
  • Though no formal financial audit is required following MJ?s death,...
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New Business

  • Don Schmitz, chairman of our marketing team submitted a report to Ron Bell detailing the progress his team has made and expressed their intention to draw up a survey to determine exactly who our members (and potential members) really are. They are working on the survey questions along with determining the mechanics of creating the survey. Due to pressing business, his report will be discussed further during the November board meeting.

  • Due to the death of office manager, M.J. Kinney, the board meeting centered around that topic. President Christ wanted to make sure that incoming president Ron Bell will be on the list to allow check writing so we will have at least two e-board members approved to sign checks as needed. Treasurer...

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