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June 2000 Minutes

National Chimney Sweep Guild

Board of Directors Meeting

June 17, 2000

Indianapolis, IN

The meeting was called to order by President Conant at 9:17am.

Directors Present : Steve Pietila, Marion Schroll, Jim Baynes, Paul Hempel, John Pilger, Pete Luter, Michaele Dempsey, Bob Fish, Jerry Isenhour, Jack Pixley, Bart Ogden and Jim Conant.

Staff Present: Ashley Eldridge, Andrea Shelburne, Greg Williamson, Wayne Black, Esq.

Guests Present : Daniel Dempsey, Tim Smith and Jim Munroe.

Agenda Approval: A motion was made by John Pilger and seconded by Bob Fish to accept the agenda. This motion passed unanimously.

Minutes of previous February meetings were accepted on a motion by Jerry Isenhour and seconded by Bart Ogden. This motion passed unanimously.

President's Report: President Conant submitted a report.

Executive Director's Report: Greg Williamson gave and explained his report.

A motion was made by Jerry Isenhour and seconded by Bob Fish to accept Mr. Williamson's short term plan "A" convention schedule for the years 2003-2005, but not limited to the proposed sites. This motion passed unanimously.

A motion was made by Jerry Isenhour and seconded by Pete Luter to accept Mr. Williamson's long-term plan "B" convention schedule to return to Indianapolis every 4 years, but not limited to the proposed sites.

Jerry Isenhour withdrew his last motion.

A motion was made by Jerry Isenhour and seconded by Pete Luter that the National convention shall rotate to Northeast, Southeast, Indianapolis, and Western regions every 4 years, starting with 2005. A discussion was held. This motion passed unanimously.

Treasure's Report was given and explained by Steve Pietila. A discussion followed. A motion was made by John Pilger and seconded by Bob Fish to accept the treasure's report as submitted.

A motion was made by Steve Pietila and seconded by Bob Fish to authorize staff to obtain a $100,000 line of credit. The motion was unanimously approved.

A motion was made by Jerry Isenhour and seconded by Steve Pietila if a line of credit is obtained, any withdrawals shall be authorized by 2 officers of the National Chimney Sweep Guild. This motion passed unanimously.

Legal Report was given and explained by Wayne Black as submitted.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

History Committee report was given and explained by Jack Pixley as submitted.

Technical Committee report was given and explained by Jack Pixley as submitted.

NFPA31 Committee report was given and explained by John Pilger as submitted.

Membership Committee report was given and explained by Michaele Dempsey as submitted.

Codes and Standards Committee report was given and explained by Jim Brewer. A discussion followed.

Internet Committee report was given and explained by Paul Hempel as submitted. A discussion followed.

REGION REPORTS

Region Six Report was given and explained by Marion Schroll as submitted.

Region Five Report was given and explained by Jack Pixley as submitted.

Region Eight Report was given and explained by Michaele Dempsey as submitted.

OLD BUSINESS

Indiana Chimney Sweep Guild as a NCSG Chapter report was given and explained by Jim Baynes as submitted. A discussion followed.

The meeting was recessed for lunch at 12:10pm.

The meeting was reconvened at 1:10pm.

Discussion was continued regarding Indiana Chimney Sweep Guild as a NCSG Chapter. A motion was made by Jim Baynes and seconded by Pete Luter to pursue an experimental chapter membership program with the Indiana Chimney Sweep Guild for a period of 1 year per the language of the proposal presented with the exception to #2, that the wording should be "encouraged to be" instead of "will be". Those voting for this motion were: Michaele Dempsey, Paul Hempel, Jerry Isenhour, Pete Luter, Bart Ogden, Steve Pietila, Jack Pixley, Jim Baynes, Marion Schroll, Those opposed: Bob Fish. Abstained: Jim Conant. This motion passed.

Expanded Circulation of Sweeping Magazine. A report was given by Greg Williamson. A discussion followed.

Pricing survey was brought up by John Pilger. A discussion followed.

Changing the name of Sweeping magazine was discussed. A motion was made by John Pilger and seconded by Jerry Isenhour to change the name of Sweeping Magazine to The Journal of Chimney and Venting Technology . A discussion followed. Those voting for this motion were: Steve Pietila, Marion Schroll, Jim Baynes, John Pilger, Pete Luter, Michaele Dempsey, Bob Fish, Jerry Isenhour, Jack Pixley, Bart Ogden. Those abstained: Paul Hempel and Jim Conant. This motion passed.

NEW BUSINESS

Amending the CSIA Bylaws was brought up by Steve Pietila. A discussion followed. A motion was made by Steve Pietila and seconded by Marion Schroll to change the CSIA bylaws, article II, Section 6 to read:

MEETINGS. Meetings shall be called by the president of the Institute, or on request of any three (3) members of the Board of Directors of the Institute. At least one (1) meeting must be held within five (5) days of the annual membership meeting of the NCSG. Any meeting may be held at any location within the continental United States or may be held by means of telephone conference call or other communications by which all participants may freely and immediately communicate with one another.

Instead of:

MEETINGS. Meetings shall be called by the president of the Institute, or on request of any three (3) members of the Board of Directors of the Institute. At least one (1) meeting must be held within five (5) days of the annual membership meeting of the NCSG. Any meeting may be held at any location within the continental United States or may be held by means of telephone conference call.

And a motion to change Article III, Section 3 Officers

To read:

VACANCIES. If the office of the President is vacated, it shall be filled, for the remainder of the term, by the Vice-President of the NCSG. Vacancies in any other officer positions may be filled, for the remainder of the term, by a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute duly elected by the majority of the members present at a validly convened meeting of the Board of Directors of the Institute, within the restrictions of these bylaws.

Instead of:

VACANCIES. If the office of the President is vacated, it shall be filled, for the remainder of the term, by the Vice-President of the NCSG. Vacancies in any other officer positions may be filled, for the remainder of the term, by a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute duly elected by the majority of the members present at a validly convened meeting of the Board of Directors of the Institute, within the restrictions of these bylaws.

Those voting for this motion were: Steve Pietila, Marion Schroll, Jim Baynes, Paul Hempel, John Pilger, Pete Luter, Michaele Dempsey, Bob Fish, Jerry Isenhour, Jack Pixley, Bart Ogden. Abstained: Jim Conant. This motion passed.

A discussion to purchase new office computers was brought up by Greg Williamson. A discussion followed.

The meeting was recessed at 2: 26pm.

The meeting was reconvened at 3:46pm.

A motion was made by Bart Ogden and seconded by John Pilger to accept the minutes of the NCSG meeting as written.

A motion was made by Bart Ogden and seconded by Jim Baynes to adjourn the June 17, 2000 board meeting of the NCSG. This motion passed unanimously at 3:58pm.

John J. Pilger

Secretary NCSG