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Action Items

  • Four board members (Bell, Morrissette, Van Schoonhoven and Shimek) conducted a 40-minute phone interview with treasurer candidate Mike Oberholtzer in late March and agree that he has the credentials necessary for the job. Following the interview and after giving the Board sufficient time to review the candidate's impressive resume, Mike Van Schoonhoven made the motion to name Mike Oberholtzer as our new treasurer with Dave Morrissette seconding the motion. The board voted 7-0 in favor and the job was offered and accepted by Mike. He will be assuming the treasurer's duties as soon as everything can be set up with the banks, etc.
  • A vote was taken and passed to spend $1000 on updating and providing support for the Convention Management System. Mike...
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Old Business

  • The search continues for a new treasurer. An ad about the position will appear in the next issue of the Journal and once that ad appears in the Journal, we will wait a few weeks to make sure it has been seen and then move on the candidates we have.
  • Following several months of discussion, the board unanimously decided to discontinue funding the Make And Take program. This decision was deemed necessary due to a number of factors including increasing costs to the Society, little or no results (i.e. new members) from the program and the fact that our main source of kits, Revell, was moving toward dropping the program based on the fact they also see this program as providing little or no return on their investment.

New Business

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Old Business

  • Continuing discussion about getting Marie Van Schoonhoven set up to do her job. The board is still working out the logistics of moving operations to Marie in Florida. We continue to sort through the IPMS/USA items in storage at MJ Kinney s house and the storage space we rent in Canton. We decided to keep Journals from the last two years and throw away/recycle/give away the rest. It was felt that since we have copies of the Journals for archival purposes, it was an unnecessary expense to continue to pay to store back issues older than two years.

New Business

  • President Ron Bell noted that he has one candidate for the Treasurer job but will wait until all ads have been published before moving forward.
  • Marie Van...
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Action Items

  • David Knights has been appointed as our new Recruitment and Retention Secretary.

Officer/Staff Reports

Ron Bell, President

  • I am in the process of briefing our new Recruitment and Retention Secretary on our existing programs and how the Eboard functions.
  • Next task is to appoint a 2nd VP, which will happen shortly.
  • Have tasked Sec. Tennant to get the management of SIGs in order so that the info in the Journal is up to date.

John Noack, 1st VP

  • The 1st VP transition is complete. We will post slightly over 600 reviews for the year, not bad at all. Reviews are flowing in on a regular basis. Several new manufacturers are lined up, and we are awaiting samples...
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Action Items

  • Welcome to new board member, DLC Dave Lockhart!
  • Noting John Noack’s transition from DLC to 1st VP.
  • Filling 2nd VP and recruitment/retention board positions. So far, Ron has received candidates for both positions. The board will look over their qualifications and move on that in our December meeting.
  • DLC Dave Lockhart has volunteered to take over Fred Horky’s role as newsletter distributor as of the first of next year. Ron asked that he try and make any distribution system as automated as possible.

Officer/Staff Reports

Ron Bell, President

  • The Journal with the info on applying for the new...
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