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November 2008 Minutes

 

DRAFT MINUTES - NOT YET APPROVED
National Chimney Sweep Guild
Board of Directors Meeting
November 5, 2008
Meeting Held Online and Via Conference Call

President Brooks called the meeting of the National Chimney Sweep Guild Board of Directors to order at 2:02 p.m.

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

Directors Absent: None

Staff Present: Mark McSweeney, Melissa Heeke, Judy Thompson, Ashley Eldridge, Royal Edwards, Debbie Cornelius, Art Garrett

A motion was made by Jay Walker and seconded by Russ Dimmitt to accept the minutes of the July 30, 2008 meeting. Voting in favor: All in favor. Motion passes.

President’s Report as submitted by Randy Brooks.

Treasurer’s Report submitted by Jay Walker. A motion was made by Dennis Dobbs and seconded by George Stroup to approve the Treasurer’s Report as submitted. Voting in favor: Jim Baynes, Jeremy Biswell, Russ Dimmitt, Dennis Dobbs, Stephen Kuber, Mark Maynard, Diane Pilger, Bob Priesing, George Stroup, Jay Walker. Motion passes.

Executive Director’s Report submitted by Mark McSweeney. He added that the recent fall protection meeting with OSHA was productive though not conclusive. He also noted a change to the convention schedule.

Legal Report submitted by Art Garrett. A discussion was held regarding the settlement with Noble House.

An update from the Nominating Committee was submitted by Jeremy Biswell.

A discussion was held regarding the moderation and administration of the NCSG discussion list. The board will be testing eCommunities, a new discussion list format, for the next thirty days.

2009-2010 Officer Intentions
The following individuals have stated their intention to run for their position. 
President - Randy Brooks 
Vice President - Bob Priesing 
Treasurer - Jay Walker
Secretary - Jeremy Biswell

A motion was made by Diane Pilger and seconded by Dean Piper to approve the consent agenda as presented. Voting in favor: Jim Baynes, Jeremy Biswell, Russ Dimmitt, Dennis Dobbs, Mark Maynard, Diane Pilger, Dean Piper, Bob Priesing, George Stroup, Jay Walker. Motion passes.

Next board meeting – February 24 at 1pm in Winston-Salem, NC.

A discussion was held regarding recognizing deceased sweeps.

Dean Piper recognized that he is not running for Region 7 for personal reasons and hopes to maintain his relationship with the organization.

A motion was made by Diane Pilger and seconded by Russ Dimmitt to adjourn the meeting. Voting in favor: All in favor. Motion passes.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:36 p.m.