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July 2007 Minutes

 

Approved at the November 1, 2007 Meeting
National Chimney Sweep Guild


Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, July 20, 2007
Plainfield, IN
President Rowell called the National Chimney Sweep Guild Board of Directors to order at 8:06 am.

Directors Present: Jim Baynes, Jeremy Biswell, Randy Brooks, Kevin DeLucenay, Robert Huta, Stephen Kuber, Bob Priesing, Howard Rowell, John Wharton

Directors Absent:
Steve Pietila, Diane Pilger, George Stroup, Jay Walker

Staff Present:
Mark McSweeney, Melissa Heeke, Judy Thompson, Ashley Eldridge, Royal Edwards, Art Garrett, Esq. of Keller & Heckman

Guests Present: Bo Tasso, John Meredith, John Pilger, Tom Urban, Esther Urban
 
President Rowell appointed Tom Urban to the CSIA board of directors. A motion was made by Randy Brooks and seconded by Robert Huta to accept the appointment. Voting in favor: Jim Baynes, Jeremy Biswell, Randy Brooks, Kevin DeLucenay, Robert Huta, Stephen Kuber, Bob Priesing, Howard Rowell, John Wharton Motion carries.

The meeting was recessed at 8:09 am.

The meeting was reconvened at 12:41 pm.

A motion was made
by Jim Baynes and seconded by Robert Huta to approve the minutes of the May 23, 2007 meeting. Voting in favor: All in favor. Motion carries.

President’s Report: Submitted by Howard Rowell. He added a reminder that directors need to consider identifying their successors. Rowell also added that Robert Huta has accepted the appointment of the chair of the Governance Taskforce.

Treasurer’s Report: Submitted by Bob Priesing.  

Executive Director’s Report:  Submitted by Mark McSweeney.
 
Legal Report: As submitted by Art Garrett, Esq. A discussion was held regarding the Palm Springs (Riviera) contract resolution. Additional discussion was held regarding liability insurance policies for the association.
 
A motion was made by Jim Baynes and seconded by Jeremy Biswell to accept the consent agenda as presented. Voting in favor: Jim Baynes, Jeremy Biswell, Randy Brooks, Kevin DeLucenay, Robert Huta, Stephen Kuber, Bob Priesing, Howard Rowell, John Wharton Motion carries.
 
Government Affairs Committee Report: Submitted by Diane Pilger.

A motion was made
by Randy Brooks and seconded by John Wharton to accept the 2007-2008 budget as presented. Voting in favor: Jim Baynes, Jeremy Biswell, Randy Brooks, Kevin DeLucenay, Robert Huta, Stephen Kuber, Bob Priesing, Howard Rowell, John Wharton Motion carries.
 
A discussion was held regarding convention rotation and rotation guidelines.
 
A motion was made by Randy Brooks and seconded by John Wharton to give legal the authority to file a lawsuit against American Classic Chimney in Hackensack, NJ in the event that it is found in further violation of trademark use guidelines. Voting in favor: Jim Baynes, Jeremy Biswell, Randy Brooks, Kevin DeLucenay, Robert Huta, Stephen Kuber, Bob Priesing, Howard Rowell, John Wharton Motion carries.
A motion was made by Randy Brooks and seconded by John Wharton to deny Boston Chimney Professionals membership in the National Chimney Sweep Guild until at least November 2009. Voting in favor: Jim Baynes, Jeremy Biswell, Randy Brooks, Kevin DeLucenay, Robert Huta, Stephen Kuber, Bob Priesing, Howard Rowell, John Wharton Motion carries.
 
The next board meeting will be held online and via teleconference on November 1, 2007 at 2pm EST.
 
A discussion was held regarding advertising after-market parts in Sweeping: The Journal of Chimney & Venting Technology.
A discussion was held regarding the percentage of NCSG members in each region who do not hold the CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep credential.
 
Mark McSweeney acknowledged John Wharton’s contribution of installation manuals to be scanned for the NCSG website.
A motion was made by John Wharton and seconded by Stephen Kuber to adjourn the meeting.   

The meeting was adjourned at 2:45pm.
 
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