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February 23 2003 Minutes

Since the official minutes of the board meetings often don't give a decent picture of what actually transpired, here are the minutes with a bit of the discussion and some commentary included ( in italics ) to help round out your view. It still won't give you the full scoop, but hopefully it will help. If you have questions, 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. We'd love to see you there.

 

National Chimney Sweep Guild
Board of Directors Meeting
Sunday, February 23, 2003
Hershey, Pennsylvania

President Jerry Isenhour called the meeting to order at 8:03 a.m.

Directors Present: John Bordelon, Ron Brigman, Michaele Dempsey, Bob Fish, Paul Hempel, Robert Huta , Jerry Isenhour, Steve Kuber, Hans Marsen, Steve Pietila, Howard Rowell, Joe Sauter, Marion Schroll

Staff Present : Mark McSweeney, Royal Edwards, Ashley Eldridge, Teresa Stogsdill, Melissa Heeke, Vicki Barton, Nancy Allen, & Rick Mann, Esq.

Guests Present: Jim Conant, Victor Imgarten, Renee Brigman, Jim Brewer, Susanne Dombrowski, John Pilger, Greg Polokaw, Bo Tasso.

A motion was made by Mr. Bordelon and seconded by Ms. Dempsey for the approval of the minutes of the February 18th, 2003 Board of Directors Meeting. Voting in favor of the motion: 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.

Mr. McSweeney was asked to email the approved minutes to the board

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Mr.Isenhour presented the President's Report.

During the report Mr. Isenhour appointed the following people as the 2003 Chimney Safety Institute of America board of directors:

Steve Pietila, Howard Rowell, Paul Hempel, Bo Tasso, Susanne Dombrowski, Jim Brewer, Ron Brigman, Robert Huta, John Pilger, Greg Polakow

A motion was made by Mr. Fish and seconded by Mr. Schroll to approve the 2003 CSIA board as presented.
Voting in favor of the motion: John Bordelon, Ron Brigman, Michaele Dempsey, Bob Fish, Paul Hempel, Robert Huta, Steve Kuber, Hans Marsen, Steve Pietila, Howard Rowell, Joe Sauter, Marion Schroll. Abstained Jerry Isenhour. Motion passed.

Mr. Isenhour appointed the following NCSG committee chairs:

• Technical Bob Harper
• Nominating Paul Hempel
• Budget and Finance Howard Rowell
• Affiliate Trade Networking Victor Imgarten and Bob Fish co-chairs
• Long Range Planning Steve Pietila
• Membership Michaele Dempsey and Steve Kuber co-chairs
• Internet Paul Hempel
• Ethics Howard Rowell
• History Hans Marsen
• Canadian Liaison Vince & Yvette Aube
• Trade Show Robert Huta
• Regional Convention Coordination Ron Brigman
• Retail Sales Joe Sauter
• Photographer Hans Marsen
• Foreign relations Victor Imgarten

A motion was made by Mr. Huta and seconded by Mr. Brigman to approve the Committee assignments as presented.

Voting in favor of the motion: John Bordelon, Ron Brigman, Michaele Dempsey, Bob Fish, Paul Hempel, Robert Huta, Steve Kuber, Hans Marsen, Steve Pietila, Howard Rowell, Joe Sauter, Marion Schroll. Abstained Jerry Isenhour. Motion passed.

Mr. Isenhour requested all committee chairs to report committee members to the executive director within two weeks. All agenda items should be sent to the executive director four weeks prior to any board meeting so that agenda packets can be distributed three weeks in advance.

Mr. Isenhour created a new committee named Trade Development and Marketing with Greg Polakow as chair.

A motion was made by Steve Pietila and seconded by Robert Huta to accept creation of the new committee and its chair.

Voting in favor of the motion: 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 abstained. Motion passed.

Mr. Rowell presented the Treasurer's report:

Reported that he does not yet have the final numbers for convention. At the request of Mr. Pietila future financial statements will be sent electronically on a monthly basis to all board members.

Mr. Isenhour stated all board members must be able to open and read word and excel files.

Mark McSweeney presented the Executive Director's Report.

Approx 570 total convention attendees with approx 120 of those being vendors. Thanks to the Northeast for there help especially Diane Pilger and Ginny Heagney. Convention planning will now be mainly a staff function with input from Mr. Huta.

No director reports were submitted.

Old business :
Mr. Pietila discussed board rotation. This will be discussed further at the next long range plan meeting.

The meeting was recessed at 9:02 a.m.

The meeting was reconvened at 10:19 a.m.

New Business :

Future board meetings:

May 8, 2003 at 8:00 a.m. - May 9, 2003 to 4:00 p.m. Tech Center

August 14, 2003 at 8:00 a.m. - August 15, 2003 Tech Center

November 4, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. - November 5, 2003 to 6:30 p.m. Tech Center

February 17, 2004 at 8:00 a.m.( Myrtle Beach)

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Mr. Bordelon and seconded by Mr. Schroll.
The motion passed unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:40 a.m