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February 2010 Minutes

DRAFT MINUTES – NOT YET APPROVED
National Chimney Sweep Guild
Board of Directors Meeting
February 23, 2010
Indianapolis Marriott East 

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

Directors Present: Jeremy Biswell, Randy Brooks, Russ Dimmitt, Dennis Dobbs, Stephen Kuber, Mark Maynard, Diane Pilger, Bob Priesing, Jay Walker and Howard Rowell (ex-officio)

Directors Absent: George Stroup

Staff Present:  Mark McSweeney, Melissa Heeke, Judy Thompson, Debbie Cornelius, Donna Kasmer, Sara Sichting, Megan McMahon, Tracy Marshall

Guests Present: Ken Hoelscher, Judd Berg, Jeff Gitlin, Toby Brown, Jim Bostaph, Thomas Rhines, John Pilger, Billy Sweet, Ron Brigman, Renee Brigman, Jack Pixley

A motion was made by Mark Maynard and seconded by Stephen Kuber to accept the minutes of the November 2009 meeting.   Voting in favor: All in favor. Motion passes.

President’s Report: As submitted by Randy Brooks.  

Treasurer’s Report:  As submitted by Jay Walker.

A motion was made by Dennis Dobbs and seconded by Bob Priesing to accept the Treasurer’s Report as presented. Voting in favor: All in favor. Motion passes.

Executive Director’s Report: As submitted by Mark McSweeney. He added logistical notes on the open house transportation.

Jay Walker previewed the Treasurer’s Report presentation to be shared at the annual membership meeting.

Legal Report: As presented by Tracy Marshall. A discussion was held regarding progress on the fall protection project. Marshall also explained the trademark infringement process.

Brooks explained the value of using a consent agenda.

A motion was made by Russ Dimmitt and seconded by Stephen Kuber to accept the consent agenda as presented with the exception of the Membership Committee report. Voting in favor: All in favor. Motion passes.

Russ Dimmitt presented the Membership Committee report including an update on the current membership recruitment campaign. 

A motion was made by Robert Priesing and seconded by Dennis Dobbs to accept the Membership Committee report as presented. Voting in favor. Motion carries.

New Business

Randy Brooks was nominated for President by Russ Dimmitt and seconded by Robert Priesing. Voting in favor. All in favor. Motion carries.  

Robert Priesing was nominated for Vice President by Jay Walker and seconded by Diane Pilger. Voting in favor. All in favor. Motion carries. 

DRAFT MINUTES – NOT YET APPROVED
- Not to be relied on as official board action. -

Jay Walker was nominated for Treasurer by Mark Maynard and seconded by Dennis Dobbs. Voting in favor. All in favor. Motion carries. 

Diane Pilger was nominated for Secretary by Stephen Kuber and seconded by Mark Maynard Voting in favor. All in favor. Motion carries. 

Jeremy Biswell and Dennis Dobbs were nominated by the Governance Committee for At-Large positions. A motion was made by Jay Walker and seconded by Robert Priesing to accept the nomination. Voting in favor. All in favor. Motion carries. 

Phil Mitchell (Region 1), Bob Fleer (Region 2) and Marge Padgitt (Region 4) were introduced as new board members.

Diane Pilger read NCSG Resolution 2010-01 in honor of Stephen Kuber’s service on the board of directors.

Jay Walker read NCSG Resolution 2010-02 in honor of George Stroup’s service on the board of directors.

The next meeting of the National Chimney Sweep Guild will be held May 3-5, 2010 at the CSIA Technology Center. A motion was made by Mark Maynard and seconded by Bob Fleer to accept the dates for the next meeting. Voting in favor. All in favor. Motion carries. 

A motion was made by Robert Priesing and seconded by Dennis Dobbs to adjourn the meeting. Voting in favor. All in favor. Motion carries.  

The meeting was adjourned at 3 pm.