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May 2006 Minutes

National Chimney Sweep Guild
Board of Directors Meeting
May 24, 2006
CSIA Technology Center

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President Rowell called the meeting of the National Chimney Sweep Guild Board of Directors to order at 1:16 p.m.

Directors Present: Paul Anderson, Bob Burney, Randy Brooks, Kevin DeLucenay, Robert Huta, Diane Pilger, Bob Priesing, Thomas Rhines, Howard Rowell, George Stroup, John Wharton, Steve Pietila.

Directors Absent: Ron Brigman

Staff Present: Mark McSweeney, Melissa Heeke, Debbie Cornelius, Art Garrett, Esq., Ashley Eldridge and Judy Thompson

Guests Present: Bill Hussel, Bo Tasso, Connie Anderson, Kim Stroup and Jim Baynes.

A motion was made by Bob Burney and seconded by Thomas Rhines to approve the minutes of the April 2, 2006 meeting as amended. All in favor. Motion passes.

President’s Report – As submitted by Howard Rowell. He provided an update on his trip to the ESCHFOE business meeting in Slovenia. NCSG has entered a bid to host the 2011 technical meeting.

Treasurer’s Report – Submitted by Robert Huta in Ron Brigman’s absence.
A motion was made by John Wharton and seconded by George Stroup to approve the Treasurer’s Report as presented. All in favor. Motion passes.

Executive Director’s Report As submitted by Mark McSweeney. He provided an update on liability insurance program participation.

Legal Report – As submitted by Art Garrett.

Regional Reports
Region 1: As submitted by George Stroup.
Region 2: As submitted by Ron Brigman.
Region 3: As submitted by Thomas Rhines.
Region 4: Submitted by John Wharton.
Region 5: As submitted by Howard Rowell.
Region 6: As submitted by Bob Burney.
Region 7: As submitted by Steve Pietila. A discussion was held regarding a new administrative rule from the State of Oregon.
Region 8: As submitted by Randy Brooks.
Supplier Representative: As submitted by Robert Huta.

Committee Reports
By-Laws: As submitted by Randy Brooks.
Long Range Planning: As submitted by Randy Brooks. He provided an update based on the previous day’s long range planning session.
Membership: As submitted by Randy Brooks.
Convention & Events: As submitted by Robert Huta.
Ethics Committee: As submitted by Thomas Rhines.
Government Affairs: As submitted by Diane Pilger.
Trade Development: As submitted by Greg Polakow.

New Business
NCSG Corporate Logo Changes: Howard Rowell has appointed Paul Anderson to head a task force relative to corporate logo use.

A motion was made by John Wharton and seconded by Bob Burney to adjourn the meeting of the National Chimney Sweep Guild board of directors.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:05 pm.