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February 17 2004 Minutes

Since the official minutes of the board meetings often don't give a full picture of what actually transpired, please don't hesitate to call either your regional or one of the at-large directors. Better yet, come on down to the meetings. All board meetings are open to all members and you are cordially invited to attend to watch, listen, and offer your opinion in person.

 
National Chimney Sweep Guild
Board of Directors Meeting
February 17, 2004
Myrtle Beach, SC
 
President Isenhour called the meeting of the National Chimney Sweep Guild Board of Directors to order at 1:05 pm.
 
Directors Present : John Bordelon, Ron Brigman, Michaele Dempsey, Bob Fish, Paul Hempel , Robert Huta, Steve Kuber, Hans Marsen, Steve Pietila, Howard Rowell, Joe Sauter, Marion Schroll , Jerry Isenhour
 
Staff Present : Mark McSweeney, Royal Edwards , Ashley Eldridge , Nancy Allen , Erica Stout , Vicki Barton, Lucas Lineback , Melissa Heeke , and Art Garrett.
 
Guests Present: Renee Brigman, Diane Pilger, Bill Lower, Jeff Gitlin, Jack Pixley, Stephanie Williams, Thomas Rhines, Lisa Huta, Paul Anderson , Randy Brooks, Daniel Dempsey, Ginny Heagney, Bo Tasso, Jim Brewer, Greg Polakow, Bart Ogden, Pat Powers, Jim Conant
 
A motion was made by Joseph Sauter and seconded by Hans Marsen to approve the minutes of the November 5, 2003 meeting. Motion passes unanimously
 
President 's Report : Submitted by Jerry Isenhour
 
Treasurer's Report: Submitted by Howard Rowell
 
A motion was made by Paul Hempel and seconded by Joseph Sauter to approve the Treasurer's Report as submitted. Motion passes unanimously.
 
 
Executive Director's Report: Submitted by Mark McSweeney
 
 
Legal Report: Submitted by Art Garrett, Esq.  
 
Regional Reports:
 
Region 1 : As submitted by Bob Fish  
 
Region 2 : As submitted by Ron Brigman
 
Region 3: As submitted by Joseph Sauter
 
Region 4: As submitted by John Bordelon
 
Region 5: As submitted by Howard Rowell
 
Region 6: As submitted by Marion Schroll
 
Region 7: As submitted by Steve Pietila
 
Region 8: As submitted by Michaele Dempsey
 
Supplier : As submitted by Robert Huta  
 
Committee Reports:
 
Committee Chair Liaison Report: As submitted by Steve Pietila
 
Finance Committee: As submitted by Howard Rowell
 
Internet Committee: As submitted by Paul Hempel . A discussion was held regarding the future management of the websites.
 
Membership Committee: As submitted by Michaele Dempsey.
 
Nominating Committee: As submitted by Paul Hempel
 
Ethics Committee: As submitted by Howard Rowell
 
History Committee: As submitted by Hans Marsen
 
Convention Committee: As submitted by Robert Huta
 
Foreign Relations: As submitted by Victor Imgarten. Jerry Isenhour made a recommendation to send the president and executive director to the ESCHFO meeting in Poland .
 
NFPA 31 Committee: As submitted by John Pilger.
 
New Business:
 
The meeting was recessed at 2:15 pm .
 
The meeting was returned to order at 4:00 pm .
 
Election of 2004 – 2005 Officers
 
President – Steve Pietila
 
Vice President – Howard Rowell
 
Secretary – Paul Hempel
 
Treasurer – Ron Brigman
 
A motion was made by Joseph Sauter and seconded by Marion Schroll to unanimously accept the slate of officers.
 
A motion was made by and seconded by Paul Hempel to accept the resolution in honor of Michaele Dempsey presented by the National Chimney Sweep Guild Board of Directors. Motion passes unanimously.
 
A motion was made by Steve Pietila and seconded by Hans Marsen to accept the resolution in honor of Joseph Sauter presented by the National Chimney Sweep Guild Board of Directors. Motion passes unanimously.
 
A motion was made by Paul Hempel and seconded by Howard Rowell to accept the resolution in honor of Susanne Dombrowski presented by the National Chimney Sweep Guild Board of Directors. Motion passes unanimously.
 
A motion was made by Steve Pietila and seconded by to accept the resolution in honor of Jim Conant presented by the National Chimney Sweep Guild Board of Directors. Motion passes unanimously.
 
Paul Anderson was seated as an At-Large Director.
 
Thomas Rhines was seated as Region 3 Director.
 
Randy Brooks was seated as Region 8 Director.
 
Steve Pietila was seated as President of the National Chimney Sweep Guild.
 
Steve Pietila addressed the board of directors in regard to goals and expectations of board members and committee chairs.
 
A motion was made by Steve Pietila and seconded by Paul Anderson to adjourn the meeting. Motion passes unanimously.
 
The meeting was adjourned at 4:40pm .