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February 2009 Minutes

Approved at the May 6, 2009 Meeting
National Chimney Sweep Guild

Board of Directors Meeting

February 24, 2009

Marriott – Winston-Salem, NC

 

President Brooks called the meeting of the National Chimney Sweep Guild Board of Directors to order at 1:04 p.m.

Directors Present: Jim Baynes, Jeremy Biswell, Randy Brooks, Russ Dimmitt, Dennis Dobbs, Stephen Kuber, Mark Maynard, Diane Pilger, Dean Piper, Bob Priesing, George Stroup, Jay Walker and Howard Rowell (ex-Officio)


Directors Absent: None

Staff Present:
Mark McSweeney, Melissa Heeke, Judy Thompson, Ashley Eldridge, Royal Edwards, Art Garrett
 
Guests Present: Bo Tasso, Kim Stroup, Renee Brigman, Ron Brigman, John Pilger, Robert Huta, Blume, Steve Pietila, Lisa Huta, Rhonda Dobbs and Jack Pixley
 

A motion was made by Mark Maynard and seconded by Dennis Dobbs to accept the minutes of the November 5, 2008 meeting. Voting in favor: Jim Baynes, Jeremy Biswell, Russ Dimmitt, Dennis Dobbs, Stephen Kuber, Mark Maynard, Diane Pilger, Dean Piper, Bob Priesing, George Stroup and Jay Walker Motion approved.

 
President’s Report presented by Randy Brooks.
 
Treasurer’s Report presented by Jay Walker. A motion was made by Dean Piper and seconded by Dennis Dobbs to approve the Treasurer’s Report as submitted. Voting in favor: Jim Baynes, Jeremy Biswell, Russ Dimmitt, Dennis Dobbs, Stephen Kuber, Mark Maynard, Diane Pilger, Dean Piper, Bob Priesing, George Stroup and Jay Walker Motion approved.
 
Executive Director’s Report presented by Mark McSweeney. He provided an update on the convention flash drive and notebook replacing the convention binders.
 
Legal Report as submitted by Art Garrett.
 
Jeremy Biswell presented an update on research completed on the return-of-dues insurance program once hosted by the Guild. Keller & Heckman will perform a second review of the history of the program and make a final recommendation to Jeremy and Mark McSweeney.
 
Jay Walker presented an update on the Site Selection Committee progress toward selecting the location of the 2011 convention. The committee anticipates that the location will be selected by the end of March.
 
Robert Huta presented an update on the progress made by the Governance Taskforce. A governance information meeting will be held during the course of this year’s convention.
 
A motion was made by Diane Pilger and seconded by Russ Dimmitt to approve the consent agenda with the addition of the Vice President’s report. Voting in favor: Jim Baynes, Jeremy Biswell, Russ Dimmitt, Dennis Dobbs, Stephen Kuber, Mark Maynard, Diane Pilger, Dean Piper, Bob Priesing, George Stroup and Jay Walker Motion approved.
 
A motion was made by Bob Priesing and seconded by Russ Dimmitt to accept NCSG Resolution 01-09 in honor of Dean Piper for his service as Region 7 director. Voting in favor: Jim Baynes, Jeremy Biswell, Russ Dimmitt, Dennis Dobbs, Stephen Kuber, Mark Maynard, Diane Pilger, Dean Piper, Bob Priesing, George Stroup and Jay Walker Motion approved.
 
A motion was made by Diane Pilger and seconded by Dean Piper to accept NCSG Resolution 02-09 in honor of Melissa Heeke on her earning the Certified Association Executive credential. Voting in favor: Jim Baynes, Jeremy Biswell, Russ Dimmitt, Dennis Dobbs, Stephen Kuber, Mark Maynard, Diane Pilger, Dean Piper, Bob Priesing, George Stroup and Jay Walker Motion approved.
 
A motion was made by Diane Pilger and seconded by Russ Dimmitt to table further discussion of the FY08 audit report. Voting in favor: Jim Baynes, Jeremy Biswell, Russ Dimmitt, Dennis Dobbs, Stephen Kuber, Mark Maynard, Diane Pilger, Dean Piper, Bob Priesing, George Stroup and Jay Walker Motion approved.
                                                                                                                   
A motion was made by Bob Priesing and seconded by Jay Walker to nominate Randy Brooks as President.
 
A motion was made by Randy Brooks and seconded by Mark Maynard to nominate Bob Priesing as Vice President.
 
A motion was made by Dean Piper and seconded by Jeremy Biswell to nominate Jay Walker as Treasurer. 
 
A motion was made by Jay Walker and seconded by Steve Kuber to nominate Jeremy Biswell as Secretary.
 
Voting in favor of accepting the slate as presented: Jim Baynes, Jeremy Biswell, Russ Dimmitt, Dennis Dobbs, Stephen Kuber, Mark Maynard, Diane Pilger, Dean Piper, Bob Priesing, George Stroup and Jay Walker Motion approved.
 
Russ Dimmitt and Mark Maynard have been elected to complete the board terms they were appointed to in 2008-2009, expiring 2011. Bob Priesing and Diane Pilger were reelected for full three-year terms, expiring 2012.
 
A motion was made by Dennis Dobbs and seconded by Jay Walker to adjourn the meeting.
 
Voting in favor: Jim Baynes, Jeremy Biswell, Russ Dimmitt, Dennis Dobbs, Stephen Kuber, Mark Maynard, Diane Pilger, Dean Piper, Bob Priesing, George Stroup and Jay Walker Motion approved.
 

The meeting was adjourned at 1:52 pm.

 
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