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April 2008 Minutes

 

Approved at the May 14, 2008 Meeting -
National Chimney Sweep Guild

Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, NV

 

President Rowell called the meeting of the National Chimney Sweep Guild Board of Directors to order at 2:58 p.m.

Directors Present: Jim Baynes, Jeremy Biswell, Randy Brooks, Robert Huta, Steve Kuber, Steve Pietila, Diane Pilger, Bob Priesing, Howard Rowell, George Stroup, Jay Walker and John Wharton


Directors Absent: Kevin DeLucenay


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

Guests Present: Judd Berg, Connie Anderson, Paul Anderson, Dean Piper, Renee Brigman, Jack Pixley, Ron Brigman, Michaele Dempsey, Kim Stroup, Marion Schroll, John Pilger, Eric Adair, Mark Maynard and Dennis Dobbs.

 
A motion was made by Jay Walker and seconded by George Stroup to accept the minutes of the January 31, 2008 meeting. Voting in favor: Jim Baynes, Jeremy Biswell, Randy Brooks, Robert Huta, Steve Kuber, Steve Pietila, Diane Pilger, Bob Priesing, Howard Rowell, George Stroup, Jay Walker and John Wharton Motion carries.

 

A motion was made by John Wharton and seconded by Diane Pilger to accept the minutes of the February 24-29, 2008 meeting. Voting in favor: Jim Baynes, Jeremy Biswell, Randy Brooks, Robert Huta, Steve Kuber, Steve Pietila, Diane Pilger, Bob Priesing, Howard Rowell, George Stroup, Jay Walker and John Wharton Motion carries.

 

President’s Report presented by Howard Rowell. He added that the Guild needs to continue to explore green technologies as well as encouraging younger people to become active in the trade and the association. He also asked current board members and committee chairs to mentor members to fill their seats at the end of their terms.

Treasurer’s Report submitted by Bob Priesing. Judy Thompson added that convention income is slightly lower than expected, however hotel room pickup is slightly higher than blocked. Further information should be available at the May meeting.  

A motion was made by George Stroup and seconded by John Wharton to accept the Treasurer’s report as presented. Voting in favor:
Jim Baynes, Jeremy Biswell, Randy Brooks, Robert Huta, Steve Kuber, Steve Pietila, Diane Pilger, Bob Priesing, Howard Rowell, George Stroup, Jay Walker and John Wharton. Motion carries.

 

Executive Director’s Report submitted by Mark McSweeney. He mentioned several convention planning details and asked for volunteers for speaker introductions and roundtable facilitators. Ron Stephenson with the Twin City Quarter in Winston-Salem, explained the properties and thanked the organization for selecting the property as NCSG’s 2009 convention location. Kay C. with Visit Winston-Salem also mentioned the benefits of the city and thanked the association for choosing Winston-Salem. McSweeney announced the dates of the 2009 convention and tradeshow as February 25-28. He also announced that the 2010 convention and tradeshow will be held in Indianapolis.


Legal Report submitted by Art Garrett. He provided an update on work performed by Keller & Heckman since the November 1, 2007 meeting.

 

A motion was madeby Jim Baynes and seconded by Bob Priesing to accept the consent agenda as presented. Voting in favor: Jim Baynes, Jeremy Biswell, Randy Brooks, Robert Huta, Steve Kuber, Steve Pietila, Diane Pilger, Bob Priesing, Howard Rowell, George Stroup, Jay Walker and John Wharton. Motion carries.

 

New Business

  • A motion was made by Randy Brooks and seconded by Jay Walker to accept NCSG Resolution 1-08 in honor of Steve Pietila as presented. All in favor. Motion carries.
  • A motion was made by Diane Pilger and seconded by Bob Priesing to accept NCSG Resolution 2-08 in honor of John Wharton as presented. All in favor. Motion carries.
  • A motion was made by Randy Brooks and seconded by Stephen Kuber to accept NCSG Resolution 3-08 in honor of Erika Schmidt as presented. All in favor. Motion carries.
  • A motion was made by Jay Walker and seconded by John Wharton to accept NCSG Resolution 4-08 in honor of Robert Huta as presented.  Voting in favor: Jim Baynes, Jeremy Biswell, Randy Brooks, Steve Kuber, Steve Pietila, Diane Pilger, Bob Priesing, Howard Rowell, George Stroup, Jay Walker and John Wharton. Abstaining: Robert Huta. Motion carries.
  • A motion was made by Robert Huta and seconded by Jeremy Biswell to accept NCSG Resolution 5-08 in honor of Kevin DeLucenay as presented. All in favor. Motion carries.
  • A motion was made by John Wharton and seconded by Jim Baynes to accept NCSG Resolution 6-08 in honor of Ashley Eldridge, on his earning the Certified Online Instructor credential, as presented. All in favor. Motion carries.
  • A motion was made by Steve Pietila and seconded by Robert Huta to accept NCSG 7-08 in honor of Mark McSweeney, on his earning the Certified Association Executive credential, as presented. All in favor. Motion carries.
  • Howard Rowell reminded all board members to carry their NCSG challenge coins during the convention.
  • Election of 2008-2009 NCSG Officers
    Howard Rowell as President requested nominations.  Randy Brooks was nominated as President. Jim Baynes and Bob Priesing were nominated as Vice President. Jeremy Biswell as nominated as Secretary and Jay Walker was nominated as Treasurer.
  • A motion was made by George Stroup and seconded by Diane Pilger to accept the nomination of Randy Brooks as President. Voting in favor: Jim Baynes, Jeremy Biswell, Robert Huta, Steve Kuber, Steve Pietila, Diane Pilger, Bob Priesing, Howard Rowell, George Stroup, Jay Walker and John Wharton. Abstaining: Randy Brooks. Motion carries.
  • Both Jim Baynes and Bob Priesing presented their reasons for desiring the position of Vice President. A closed ballot vote was held for the position of Vice President. Bob Priesing was elected as Vice President.
  • A motion was made by Randy Brooks and seconded by Jay Walker to accept the nomination of Jeremy Biswell as Secretary. Voting in favor: Jim Baynes, Randy Brooks, Jeremy Biswell, Robert Huta, Steve Kuber, Steve Pietila, Diane Pilger, Bob Priesing, Howard Rowell, George Stroup, Jay Walker and John Wharton. Motion carries.
  • A motion was made by Robert Huta and seconded by George Stroup to accept the nomination of Jay Walker as Treasurer. Voting in favor: Jim Baynes, Jeremy Biswell, Randy Brooks, Robert Huta, Steve Kuber, Steve Pietila, Diane Pilger, Bob Priesing, Howard Rowell, George Stroup and John Wharton. Abstaining: Jay Walker. Motion carries.
  • Dennis Dobbs was seated as the new Region 4 Director.
  • Randy Brooks appointed Mark Maynard as the Region 5 Director, Dean Piper as the Region 7 Director and Russ Dimmitt as the Supplier Representative. A motion was made by Bob Priesing and seconded by Diane Pilger to accept the appointments as presented. Voting in favor: Jim Baynes, Jeremy Biswell, Randy Brooks, Stephen Kuber, George Stroup, Bob Priesing, Jay Walker, Dennis Dobbs and Diane Pilger.

A motion was made by Dennis Dobbs and seconded by Stephen Kuber to adjourn the meeting of the National Chimney Sweep Guild Board of Directors. All in favor. Motion carries. The meeting was adjourned at 4:38pm.

 

 
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