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April 17 2007 Minutes

National Chimney Sweep Guild
Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT

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President Rowell called the meeting of the National Chimney Sweep Guild Board of Directors to order at 3:08 p.m.

Directors Present: Ron Brigman, Randy Brooks, Robert Huta, Diane Pilger, Bob Priesing, Thomas Rhines, Howard Rowell, George Stroup, John Wharton, Steve Pietila.

Directors Absent:
Paul Anderson, Kevin DeLucenay and Jake Johnson.

Staff Present:
Mark McSweeney, Ashley Eldridge, Royal Edwards, Melissa Heeke, Judy Thompson and Art Garrett, Esq.

Guests Present:
John Pilger, John Meredith, Jim Baynes, Jay Walker, Renee Brigman, Jim Collar, Steve Kuber, Victor Imgarten, Jack
Pixley and Bo Tasso.

A motion was made
 by George Stroup and seconded by Diane Pilger to accept the minutes of the November 2006 meeting as presented. All in favor. Motion passes.

President’s Report
– Presented by Howard Rowell. He added that board members are encouraged to take notes on the convention experience to help with future convention planning. A discussion was held regarding encouraging member participation at the membership meeting.

Treasurer’s Report
– Presented by Ron Brigman. A motion was made by Steve Pietila and seconded by Robert Huta to accept the Treasurer’s Report as submitted. Voting in favor: Ron Brigman, Randy Brooks, Robert Huta, Diane Pilger, Bob Priesing, Thomas Rhines, Howard Rowell, George Stroup, John Wharton, Steve Pietila. Motion passes.

Executive Director’s Report
– Presented by Mark McSweeney. McSweeney provided an update on and a discussion was held regarding increases in incoming technical call volume. A discussion was held regarding membership survey response rate and demographic.

Legal Report
– Presented by Art Garrett. A discussion was held regarding assistance from legal in securing a letter of interpretation from OSHA regarding fall protection safety standards.

A motion was made
by Steve Pietila and seconded by Bob Priesing to approve the consent agenda as presented.  All in favor. Motion carries.

Convention Site Selection Committee
: A discussion was held regarding dates for future conventions.

New Business
Election of 2007-2008 NCSG Officers
Howard Rowell self-nominated for President.
Randy Brooks was nominated by Robert Huta for Vice President.
Bob Priesing was nominated by Randy Brooks for Treasurer.
Kevin DeLucenay was nominated by George Stroup for Secretary.

A motion was made by George Stroup and seconded by John Wharton to accept the slate of nominees as presented. Voting in favor: Ron Brigman, Randy Brooks, Robert Huta, Steve Pietila, Diane Pilger, Thomas Rhines, Howard Rowell, George Stroup, John Wharton. Motion carries.

A motion was made by Robert Huta and seconded by George Stroup to accept NCSG Resolution 01-07 honoring Paul Anderson. Voting in favor: All in favor. Motion carries.

A motion was made
by Thomas Rhines and seconded by Randy Brooks to accept NCSG Resolution 02-07 honoring Ron Brigman. Voting in favor: All in favor. Motion carries.

A motion was made
by Steve Pietila and seconded by Robert Huta to accept NCSG Resolution 03-07 honoring Bill Hussel. Voting in favor: All in favor. Motion carries.

A motion was made
by Robert Huta and seconded by John Wharton to accept NCSG Resolution 04-07 honoring Greg Polakow. Voting in favor: All in favor. Motion carries.

A motion was made
by Randy Brooks and seconded by Diane Pilger to accept NCSG Resolution 05-07 honoring Thomas Rhines. Voting in favor: All in favor. Motion carries.

A motion was made
by Randy Brooks and seconded by John Wharton to accept NCSG Resolution 06-07 honoring Tom Risch. Voting in favor: All in favor. Motion carries.

A motion was made
by Bob Priesing and seconded by George Stroup to accept NCSG Resolution 07-07 honoring Bob Burney. Voting in favor. All in favor. Motion carries.

Seating of New 2007-2010 NCSG Directors

Jay Walker was seated as the new Region 2 Director.
Jim Baynes was seated as the new Region 3 Director.
Steve Kuber was seated as a new At-Large Director.

A motion was made
by Randy Brooks and seconded by George Stroup to adjourn the meeting. Voting in favor: All in favor. Motion carries. The meeting was adjourned at 5:14pm.

Next Board Meeting: Sunday, April 22, 8am-11am