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May 2008 Minutes

 

MINUTES APPROVED AT THE JULY 2008 MEETING


National Chimney Sweep Guild
Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday May 14, 2008
CSIA Technology Center

 
President Brooks called the meeting of the National Chimney Sweep Guild Board of Directors to order at 11:27 p.m.

Directors Present: Jim Baynes, Randy Brooks, Dennis Dobbs, Stephen Kuber, Mark Maynard, Diane Pilger, Dean Piper, Bob Priesing, Jay Walker and Howard Rowell (Ex-Officio)
 

 


Directors Absent: Russ Dimmitt, George Stroup
 
Staff Present:Mark McSweeney, Melissa Heeke, Judy Thompson, Ashley Eldridge, Royal Edwards

Guests Present: Eric Adair, Steve Pietila, Robert Huta, Elayne Edwards, John Pilger

A motion was made by Dean Piper and seconded by Dennis Dobbs to accept the minutes of the April 15, 2008 meeting. Voting in favor: Jim Baynes, Randy Brooks, Dennis Dobbs, Stephen Kuber, Mark Maynard, Diane Pilger, Dean Piper, Bob Priesing, Jay Walker. Motion carries.
 
President’s Report presented by Randy Brooks. He added that he was encouraged by the level of participation by the new directors during the planning meeting.

Treasurer’s Report presented by Jay Walker. A discussion was held regarding convention expenses, the Return-of-Dues program and budgeting for deferred dues. Jeremy Biswell will be chairing a taskforce relative to the Return-of-Dues liability.

A motion was made by Jim Baynes and seconded by Diane Pilger to approve the Treasurer’s Report as submitted. Voting in favor:
Jim Baynes, Randy Brooks, Dennis Dobbs, Stephen Kuber, Mark Maynard, Diane Pilger, Dean Piper, Bob Priesing, Jay Walker. Motion carries.
The meeting was recessed at 12:02 pm.

The meeting was reconvened at 1:14 pm.

Executive Director’s Report presented by Mark McSweeney. He added that a writeboard for convention feedback will be posted to the dashboard this week.

A motion was made by Jim Baynes and seconded by Mark Maynard to accept the consent agenda as presented.  
Voting in favor: Jim Baynes, Randy Brooks, Jeremy Biswell, Dennis Dobbs, Stephen Kuber, Mark Maynard, Diane Pilger, Dean Piper, Bob Priesing, Jay Walker.  Motion carries.

A motion was made
by Jay Walker and seconded by Jim Baynes to accept the following committee chairs as recommended by Randy Brooks:
- Bylaws: Bob Priesing 
- Convention Site Selection: Jay Walker
- Ethics: Jeremy Biswell

- Government Affairs: Diane Pilger
- History: Jack Pixley
- International Relations: Victor Imgarten
- Long Range Planning: Bob Priesing
- Membership: Russ Dimmitt
- NFPA 31: John Pilger
- NFPA 54: Jim Brewer
- NFPA 211: Royal Edwards
Voting in favor: Jim Baynes, Randy Brooks, Jeremy Biswell, Dennis Dobbs, Stephen Kuber, Mark Maynard, Diane Pilger, Dean Piper, Bob Priesing, Jay Walker. Motion carries.
 
A motion was made by Jeremy Biswell and seconded by Dennis Dobbs to accept the NCSG Conflict of Interest Policy for Directors as presented. Voting in favor: Jim Baynes, Randy Brooks, Dennis Dobbs, Stephen Kuber, Mark Maynard, Diane Pilger, Dean Piper, Bob Priesing, Jay Walker. Motion carries.
 
A motion was made by Jay Walker and seconded by Dennis Dobbs to accept the Updated NCSG Anti-Trust Policy as presented. Voting in favor: Jim Baynes, Randy Brooks, Dennis Dobbs, Stephen Kuber, Mark Maynard, Diane Pilger, Dean Piper, Bob Priesing, Jay Walker. Motion carries.

 
A discussion was held regarding the appropriate use of the NCSG discussion list by board members and officers, the overall potential liability that the discussion list opens to the organization, the future format of the communication tool and applicable terms of use.
The next board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 14, 2008 at the CSIA Technology Center. 2009 dates will be scheduled at the August meeting.

 
A motion was made by Jay Walker and seconded by Diane Pilger to adjourn the meeting of the National Chimney Sweep Guild. Voting in favor: Jim Baynes, Randy Brooks, Dennis Dobbs, Stephen Kuber, Mark Maynard, Diane Pilger, Dean Piper, Bob Priesing, Jay Walker. Motion carries.

 
Meeting adjourned at 3:11pm.
 
 
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MINUTES APPROVED AT THE JULY 2008 MEETING