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November 2009 Minutes

DRAFT MINUTES – NOT YET APPROVED
National Chimney Sweep Guild
Board of Directors Meeting
November 4, 2009
Online and Via Teleconference 
President Brooks called the meeting of the National Chimney Sweep Guild Board of Directors to order at 10 a.m. 
Directors Present: Jeremy Biswell, Randy Brooks, Russ Dimmitt, Stephen Kuber, Mark Maynard, Diane Pilger, Bob Priesing, Jay Walker and Howard Rowell (ex-officio)

Directors Absent:  Dennis Dobbs (excused), George Stroup (unexcused)

Staff Present:  Mark McSweeney, Melissa Heeke, Judy Thompson, Debbie Cornelius, Art Garrett

A motion was made by Russ Dimmitt and seconded by Diane Pilger to accept the minutes of the August 13, 2009 minutes.   Voting in favor: All in favor. Motion passes.

A motion was made by Mark Maynard and seconded by Jay Walker to accept the minutes of the October 29, 2009 minutes. Voting in favor: All in favor. Motion passes.  

President’s Report:
As submitted by Randy Brooks  

Treasurer’s Report:
 As submitted by Jay Walker.

A motion was made
by Russ Dimmitt and seconded by Mark Maynard to accept the Treasurer’s Report as presented. Voting in favor: All in favor. Motion passes. 

Executive Director’s Report:
  As submitted by Mark McSweeney. Ashley Eldridge presented an overview of the NCSG Innovation 2010 convention seminars. McSweeney shared details of the Tech Center open house to be held one evening during the NCSG convention. He also shared an update on the OSHA fall protection project. Russ Dimmitt shared an update on the membership recruitment campaign. 

Legal Report:
As submitted by Art Garrett. 

A motion was made
by Stephen Kuber and seconded by Jay Walker to accept the consent agenda as presented with the exception of the Governance Committee Report. Voting in favor: All in favor. Motion passes. 

 

Governance Committee Report: Presented by Howard Rowell. The committee has submitted the slate of nominees for the upcoming Board of Directors election. Nominees are Phil Mitchell of The Seacoast Sweep in Newmarket, NH (Region 1), Robert Fleer of Complete Chimneys Inc. in Severna Park, MD (Region 2), Jay Walker of Jay Walker Enterprises in Tallahassee, FL (Region 3), Gregg Boss of English Sweep in Ballwin, MO (Region 4) and Marge Padgitt of Padgitt Chimney & Fireplace in Independence, MO (Region 4).  The Governance Committee recommended the appointment of displaced directors Jeremy Biswell of The Flues Brothers Chimney Service in Overland Park, KS and Dennis Dobbs of The Fireplace Service Center in Fort Payne, AL to At-Large positions. He asked that all directors submit the name of a potential candidate to the committee for future elections.

New Business
- Officer Reports in Minutes:
Randy Brooks led a discussion regarding which officer and committee reports are made public online. Officer and committee reports will continue to be posted online.

- Officer Intentions for 2010-2011
Brooks stated his intention to run for President.
Bob Priesing stated his intention to run for Vice President.
Diane Pilger stated her intention to run for Secretary.
Jay Walker stated his intention to run for Treasurer.

A discussion was held regarding term limits addressed in the new bylaws.

- Next Board Meeting
The next board meeting will be held at the Indianapolis Marriot East on February 23, 2010.

Stephen Kuber recommended that the Guild makes Phil Coke, Yankees pitcher and former chimney sweep, an honorary member. A discussion was held regarding honorary memberships. Brooks asked that we tabled the discussion until the February meeting.

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

The meeting was adjourned at 12:07 pm. 

DRAFT MINUTES – NOT YET APPROVED
- Not to be relied on as official board action. -