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May 1999 Minutes

Held pursuant to due notice

Call to order The meeting was called to order by President Conant at 9:07.

Directors Present Jim Baynes, Michaele Dempsey, Jerry Isenhour, Pete Luter, Sally McKnight, Steve Pietiala, John Pilger, Hack Pixley, Marion Schroll, Tom Urban, Clay Womble, Bob Hart and James Conant. Absent Bob Fish

Staff Present Greg Williamson, Wayne Black ESQ., Ashley Eldredge.

Guests Present Paul Hempel, Daniel Dempsey, Susanne Dombrowski and Vic Imgarten.

Agenda Approval A motion was made by Mr. Womble and seconded by Ms. McKnight to accept the agenda with changes and revisions. this motion was approved unanimously.

Minutes A motion was made by Mr. Luter and seconded by Mr. Schroll to accept the minutes of the previous meeting as presented. This motion was >approved unanimously.

Presidents Report .Report was submitted by President Conant, in addition >President Conant would like to see the directors put in an extra toward membership recruitment.

Staff Report Mr. Williamson gave his report. A discussion was held on the IMUS database. A motion was made by Mr. Isenhour and seconded by Mr. Pilger to print a hard copy of the IMUS tape backup from Mr. Black's office >and make a hard copy of IMUS from our office combining the two and enter it into a new data base. This motion was passed unanimously.

Treasurers Report The staff is working with Mrs. Dombrowski on an up to date report that will be available prior to the budget meeting.

Legal Report Mr. Black submitted a report.

Committee Reports

Codes and Standard Mr. Brewer submitted a report.

Membership Mrs. Dempsey is selecting the committee and they will be very active and aggressive.

211 Committee The inspection proposal has some resistance. Mr. Pixley will call the

HPA & Hearth Education Foundation to see what their objections are.

Regional Directors Reports Regions 4, 7 and 8 submitted reports.

Old Business Mr. Hart brought up the executive director bonus. A motion was made by Mr. Womble and seconded by Mr. Luter to go into executive session. This motion was passed unanimously.

The meeting was resumed and a motion was made by Mr. Womble and seconded by Mr. Luter that the executive director is to receive a $25.00 bonus for every member over 700 up to 1000 at December 31, 1999. This motion was passed unanimously.

New business Paul Hemple spoke about chimney swifts and the federal laws protecting them. He handed out a packet that was sent from the North American Chimney Swift Nest Site Project.

A motion was made by Mr. Isenhour and seconded by Mr. Urban that all reimbursements for the NCSG meetings be suspended until further notice.

This motion was passed unanimously.

A motion was made by Mr. Isenhour and seconded by Mr. Pixley that the NCSG authorize the treasurer to secure short term financing at current interest rates, to be repaid. This motion was passed unanimously.

President Conant discussed attending the GSCSG convention. It was stated that four directors will be present and agreed that the executive director and the President will not attend.

A motion was made by Mr. Isenhour and seconded by Mr. Womble to send Executive Director Williamson to a fund raising seminar at IU. This motion was passed unanimously.

Mr. Isenhour spoke about the importance in separating the NCSG & the CSIA. They are two different organizations. President Conant stated we have to be more careful and conscious on stating which organization you are representing.

Mr. Pixley made a motion to increase dues to $365.00 as of October.

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