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June 2004 Minutes

National Chimney Sweep Guild
Board of Directors Meeting
June 04, 2004

Indianapolis, IN

President Pietila called the meeting of the National Chimney Sweep Guild Board of Directors to order at 1:27pm .

Directors Present : Paul Anderson, John Bordelon, Ron Brigman, Randy Brooks, Bob Fish, Paul Hempel, Robert Huta, Steve Kuber, Steve Pietila, Thomas Rhines, Howard Rowell, Marion Schroll

Directors Absent: Hans Marsen

Staff Present : Mark McSweeney, Royal Edwards, Judy Thompson, Ashley Eldridge, Melissa Heeke, and Wayne Black

Guests Present: Renee Brigman, Jim Brewer, Greg Polakow, Bo Tasso, John Meredith.

A motion was made by Randy Brooks and seconded by Paul Anderson to approve the minutes of the February 22, 2004 National Chimney Sweep Guild board of directors meeting. Motion passes unanimously.

President's Report : As submitted by Steve Pietila

Treasurer's Report: As submitted by Ron Brigman. A motion was made by John Bordelon and seconded by Robert Huta to accept the Treasurer's Report as submitted. Motion passes unanimously.

Executive Director's Report: Submitted by Mark McSweeney.

Legal Report: Submitted by Wayne Black.

Regional Reports:

Region 1: As submitted by Bob Fish.

Region 2: As submitted by Ron Brigman.

Region 3: As submitted by Thomas Rhines.

Region 4: As submitted by John Bordelon.

Region 5: As submitted by Howard Rowell.

Region 6: As submitted by Marion Schroll.

Region 7: As submitted by Steve Pietila.

Region 8: As submitted by Randy Brooks.

Supplier Representative: As submitted by Robert Huta.

Committees

Long Range Planning: As submitted by Howard Rowell.

By-Laws: A motion was made by Paul Hempel and seconded by Robert Huta to change the CSIA By-Laws to read: At least two of the officers shall be serving a present tem on the NCSG BOD. Voting in favor: Paul Anderson, John Bordelon, Ron Brigman, Randy Brooks, Paul Hempel, Robert Huta, Steve Kuber, Thomas Rhines, Mark Putnam, Marion Schroll and Steve Pietila. Motion passes.

Membership: As submitted by Thomas Rhines.

Trade Development: As submitted by Greg Polakow.

Ethics: As submitted by Randy Brooks.

Convention : As submitted by Robert Huta. A discussion was held regarding the 2004 Convention and Trade Show.

NFPA 31: As submitted by John Pilger.

Foreign Relations: As submitted by Vic Imgarten.

NEW BUSINESS

Expert Witness/Litigation Policy: A motion was made by Robert Huta and seconded by Randy Brooks to adopt the resolution prohibiting regularly employed NCSG staff members to serve as expert witnesses. Voting in favor: Paul Anderson, John Bordelon, Ron Brigman, Randy Brooks, Paul Hempel, Robert Huta, Steve Kuber, Thomas Rhines, Marion Schroll and Steve Pietila. Motion passes.

A motion was made by Robert Huta and seconded by Paul Anderson to allow the Executive Committee to authorize purchase of the iMIS system. Voting in favor: Paul Anderson, John Bordelon, Ron Brigman, Paul Hempel, Robert Huta, Thomas Rhines and Steve Pietila. Voting against: Randy Brooks and Marion Schroll. Abstained: Steve Kuber. Motion passes.

A motion was made by Randy Brooks and seconded by Thomas Rhines to approve the appointment of Eric Adair to the CSIA BOD. Voting in favor: Paul Anderson, John Bordelon, Ron Brigman, Randy Brooks, Paul Hempel, Robert Huta, Steve Kuber, Thomas Rhines, Marion Schroll and Steve Pietila. Motion passes.

A discussion was held regarding convention site location and long range planning meeting space.

A motion was made by Randy Brooks and seconded by Paul Hempel to adjourn the meeting of the National Chimney Sweep Guild. Motion passes unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:34pm .