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February 27 2000 Minutes

National Chimney Sweep Guild

Board of Directors Meeting 2/27/00

Held Pursuant To Due Notice

The meeting was called to order at 8:14 AM by President Conant.

Directors Present: Mr. Baynes, Ms. Dempsey, Mr. Fish, Mr. Isenhour, Mr. Luter, Mr. Hempel, Mr. Pietiala, Mr. Pilger, Mr. Pixley, Mr. Schroll, Mr. Ogdon and Mr. Conant

Staff Present: Mr. Garrett ESQ.

Guests Present: Ron Brigman, Renee Brigman, Blume, MaryAnn Beaufait, Gary Beaufait, Jim Brewer, Bob Hart, Ron Rust, Vic Imgarten, Tom Urban, Erika Schmidt and Dale Messinger.

Agenda Approval: A motion was made by Mr. Isenhour and seconded by Mr. Pietiala to accept the agenda. This motion was passed unanimously.

President's Report: President Conant was very pleased with all the Directors and volunteers for their hard work at this convention. He also thanked the staff and stated all went well.

Executive Directors Report: No report.

Treasurers Report: Mr. Pietiala gave a report.

Legal: No report.

Committee Reports: None

Convention: Mr. Pietiala stated that we need the convention procedures updated. We need a SOP Manuel. The President will direct staff to send out an E-mail to get feedback from the Directors.

Regional Reports:

Region 6: Mr. Schroll explained why the tape from ABC on Carbon Monoxide was not available.

Old Business: None

New Business: A motion was made by Mr. Isenhour and seconded by Mr. Pixley to direct staff to begin negotiations to hold the 2003 convention in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Voting for: Mr. Baynes, Ms. Dempsey, Mr. Fish, Mr. Isenhour, Mr. Luter, Mr. Hempel, Mr. Pietiala, Mr. Pilger, Mr. Ogdon, Mr. Pixley and Mr. Schroll. Abstain: Mr. Conant. The motion passed.

A motion was made by Mr. Isenhour to change the name of Sweeping to Journal of Chimney & Venting Technology. A discussion followed and Mr. Isenhour would like to table the motion until next meeting.

A motion was made by Mr. Isenhour and seconded by Mr. Ogdon to direct staff to research the cost of expanding production and distribution of Sweeping magazine and to survey advertisers if they are willing to pay more for advertising in Sweeping to cover the cost of sending Sweeping to the entire industry. Voting for: Mr. Baynes, Ms. Dempsey, Mr. Fish, Mr. Isenhour, Mr. Luter, Mr. Hempel, Mr. Pietiala, Mr. Pilger, Mr. Pixley, Mr. Schroll and Mr. Ogdon. Abstain: Mr. Conant. The motion passed.

A motion was made by Mr. Isenhour and seconded by Mr. Baynes to appoint Mr. Isenhour, Mr. Pilger, Ms. Dombrowski, Mr. Pietiala, Mr. Baynes, Mr. Hart, Mr. Brewer, Mr. Imgarten, Mr. Luter and Mr. Pomeroy to the CSIA board. This motion passed unanimously.

A proposal was brought by the Indiana Chimney Sweep Guild for them to become a chapter of the NCSG on an experimental basis. A motion was made by Mr. Isenhour and seconded by Mr. Fish for legal council to research the proposal brought by the Indiana Chimney Sweep Guild. Voting for: Mr. Baynes, Mr. Fish, Mr. Isenhour, Mr. Hempel, Mr. Pietiala, Mr. Pilger, Mr. Pixley and Mr. Ogdon. Voting against: Mr. Luter and Mr. Schroll. Abstain: Mr. Conant.

Mr. Luter would like to see our Guild representative attend the ECHFOE conference in Brussels. A discussion was held.

The dates for future board meeting are June 2 & 3, August 10, 11, & 12, or 17, 18 & 19, 2000

A discussion was held on location of future conventions and regional concerns about those locations.

The meeting recessed at 10:30 AM.

The meeting was reconvened at 11:54 AM.

Adjourn: A motion was to adjourn the meeting. This motion passed unanimously.

John Pilger

Secretary