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March 18 2005 Minutes

National Chimney Sweep Guild
Board of Directors Meeting
March 18, 2005

San Antonio, TX

President Pietila called the meeting of the National Chimney Sweep Guild Board of Directors to order at 1:05 pm.

Directors Present : Paul Anderson, John Bordelon, Ron Brigman, Randy Brooks, Steve Pietila, Thomas Rhines, Howard Rowell, Marion Schroll, Mark Putnam and Robert Huta, Hans Marsen , Jerry Isenhour, Paul Hempel

Staff Present : Mark McSweeney, Royal Edwards , Judy Thompson , Victoria Barton , Erica Stout , Erin Lambert , Katie Swander , Nancy Allen , Melissa Heeke , and Art Garrett, Esq.

Guests Present: George Stroup, Kim Stoup, Ginny Heagney, John Wharton, Stephanie Williams, Diane Pilger, Bob Burney, Rolf Hansen, Kenneth Patterson, Charlotte Patterson, Renee Brigman, John Cline, Joseph Sauter, Judd Berg, Jack Pixley.

A motion was made by Mark Putnam and seconded by Marion Schroll to approve the minutes of the November 4, 2004 National Chimney Sweep Guild board of directors meeting. Motion passes unanimously.

President 's Report : Submitted by Steve Pietila.

Treasurer's Report: A motion was made by Robert Huta and seconded by Hans Marsen to approve the report as submitted. Voting in favor: Paul Anderson, John Bordelon, Ron Brigman, Randy Brooks, Steve Pietila, Thomas Rhines, Howard Rowell, Marion Schroll, Mark Putnam and Robert Huta, Hans Marsen , Paul Hempel. Motion passes unanimously.

Executive Director's Report: Submitted by Mark McSweeney. He also explained several convention details. Discussions were held regarding progress with iMIS, insurance opportunities and legislative action.

Legal Report: As submitted by Art Garrett.

Regional & Supplier Reports

Region 1: As submitted by Mark Putnam .

Region 2: Submitted by Ron Brigman. A discussion was held regarding language used in the NFPA 211 and opportunities to educate affiliated trades.

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.

Marketing Update: Submitted by Melissa Heeke .

Committee Reports

By Laws: As submitted by Howard Rowell.

Long Range Planning: As submitted by Howard Rowell.
- Paul Anderson presented an update on the Program Task Force.
- Paul Hempel presented an update on the Governance Task Force.
- Thomas Rhines presented an update on the Membership Task Force.

Nominating: As submitted by Paul Hempel.

Membership: As submitted by Thomas Rhines.

Ethics: Submitted by Randy Brooks. A discussion was held regarding processing of complaints.

Convention and Events: As submitted by Robert Huta. A discussion was held regarding convention site rotation.

NFPA 31: As submitted by John Pilger.

Trade Development: A discussion was held regarding establishing the Chimney Apprenticeship Program.

Election of 2005 – 2006 Officers
President – Steve Pietila
Vice President – Howard Rowell
Treasurer – Ron Brigman
Secretary – Paul Hempel

A motion was made by Randy Brooks and seconded by John Bordelon to accept the nominated slate of NCSG officers. Voting in favor: Paul Anderson, John Bordelon, Ron Brigman, Randy Brooks, Steve Pietila, Thomas Rhines, Howard Rowell, Marion Schroll, Mark Putnam , Robert Huta, Hans Marsen , Jerry Isenhour, Paul Hempel.

Steve Pietila thanked Marion Schroll, Jim Brewer , John Bordelon, Bob Fish and Steve Kuber their service to the National Chimney Sweep Guild.

George Stroup was seated as Region 1 Director.
John Wharton was seated as Region 4 Director.
Howard Rowell was seated as Region 5 Director.
Bob Burney was seated as Region 6 Director.
Robert Huta was seated as Supplier Representative.

A motion was made by Robert Huta and seconded by Paul Anderson to accept the resolution in honor of Steve Kuber presented by the National Chimney Sweep Guild Board of Directors. Motion passes unanimously.

A motion was made by Randy Brooks and seconded by John Wharton to accept the resolution in honor of John Bordelon presented by the National Chimney Sweep Guild Board of Directors. Motion passes unanimously.

A motion was made by Paul Hempel and seconded by John Wharton to accept the resolution in honor of Marion Schroll presented by the National Chimney Sweep Guild Board of Directors. Motion passes unanimously.

A motion was made by Randy Brooks and seconded by Paul Anderson to accept the resolution in honor of Jim Brewer presented by the National Chimney Sweep Guild Board of Directors. Motion passes unanimously.

A motion was made by Paul Anderson and seconded by Hans Marsen to accept the resolution in honor of Bob Fish presented by the National Chimney Sweep Guild Board of Directors. Motion passes unanimously.

A motion was made by Thomas Rhines and seconded by Randy Brooks to accept the appointment of Mark Putnam as At-Large Director. Motion passes unanimously.

A motion was made by Robert Huta and seconded by Bob Burney to adjourn the meeting of the National Chimney Sweep Guild. Motion passes unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:50pm.