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                                     December 20, 2020 Board Proceedings

                                                   North Texas Mensa

                                                     A Local Group of

                                                 American Mensa Ltd.

                                           A Not-for-Profit Corporation

Meeting called to order at 6:07 pm by President John Marshall.  Attendees included: President John Marshall, Vice-President George Schmidt, Treasurer Roger Durham, Secretary Anne Whiteman, and Board Members at Large Aaron Adair and Jessica Helpfrey. Ken Roberts attended via Zoom.  Not present:  Board Member at Large member:  Elaine Wedgwood and Cathy Allshouse.

  1. Reports

Secretary – Whiteman – The proposed November 2020 Board Meeting Minutes were circulated.  Schmidt moved, Durham seconded to approve the minutes as presented, which passed unanimously.         

Treasurer – Durham – The November 30 bank account balance was $21,066.83 together with a note receivable of $10,000.00, showing an increase in net worth to $31,066.83, compared to net worth of $31,412.81 on October 31.  Income of $1,023.72 and expenses of $1,369.70 generated a net deficit of $345.98 for the month of November, 2020, due entirely to our one-time contribution of $500 to the NTM Scholarship Foundation.  The treasurer report was received with thanks.

President – President Marshall prepared the following agenda of topics to discuss:

  • Next Board Meeting and Installation of New Officers: January 17, 2021 at La Madeleine, 3072 Mockingbird Lane for in person attendance, as well as via Zoom. The NTM Board Members should let President Schmidt know in advance by which method they plan to attend.
  • Installation of officers for 2021 – there is no official ceremony.

Membership – Paul Whiteman – provided the following report:

  • As of December 1st, NTM had 1,164 members, which includes 13 new members: 3 lapsed members rejoined, 10 new members joined, and no moved in. No members left due to moving out. We had a New Member’s Party in conjunction with the  

Ombudsman - Randy Brack – no report.

Nominating Committee – Bill Rock – no report for this topic from Bill, but technically the committee should be complete with all their activities.

Election Committee – Paul Whiteman – No complaints have been received about the election in the mail.  However, we DID receive 2 ballots after December 31st, but they would not have changed the outcome of the election.  If any complaints come in before or on December 31st, they will be handled by the Election Committee; otherwise, they will be turned over to the Board to handle, as the Election will be disbanded as of midnight on December 31st.

(Wedgwood) Editor – Bill Rock – January M-AURA was sent to the printer on Wednesday.

(Wedgwood) Publisher/Circulation Manager – Val Beasley – no report.

(Wedgwood) Social and Communications – Vacant.

(Wedgwood) Publicity – Vacant.

(Roberts) Webmaster – Andy McKellar – The website is up to date and working correctly.  We currently have:  326 enabled users, including but not limited to NTM, 321 deactivated (i.e., lapsed or deceased) users, and 6 users pending activation (i.e., membership not yet verified).

All board members and appointed officers are reminded that I will need to update the email forwarding.  If I can get current email addresses for the new board members (and new addresses for anyone who have changed them), I can have that taken care of some time on New Years Day, but I can't update the officers until I have an official list of changes after the first meeting(s) next year.

(Roberts) Testing Coordinator – Deborah Lockhart – After no testing had been done since the lockdown, 90 people interested in testing were communicated with, and 14 responded that they still wanted to take the test.  3 people showed up to take the regular version of the test, and 2 took the Culture Quest test.

(Roberts) Programs – Vacant.

(Roberts) Calendar - Sara Hawkins – There was an issue with the online calendar not advancing past the end of the year.  It has been fixed by Andy McKellar.  Things are back to normal in calendar land.  Nothing new otherwise to report.

(Adair) Gifted Youth - Bill Rock – Event for November “Skype a Scientist" was attended by several families.  We have a tour of art in a car park set for the 28th of this month.  January will be a parent meeting.

 

(Adair) S.I.G.H.T. - Gunny Hartman – S.I.G.H.T. – Nothing to report for S.I.G.H.T. this month.

(Adair) Scholarship Chair – Ralf Kittenbacher – No report.

  1. Old Business: Virtual Regional Gathering – Adair and Roberts. 
  • Virtual RG Report - November 27-28, 2020 at Escape Room.
  • A SWAT analysis was done of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats of the RG.
  • People liked the offering of multiple out-of-state presenters.
  • People liked a single thread of presentations, so that they didn’t have to make a decision on what to attend.
  • We reached a wider audience via Zoom.
  • We need at least 2 Zoom sessions so overlap of presentations can be allowed.
  • John Neemige was our biggest promoter for the event.
  • More games should be included next year.
  • An official survey was sent to all participants.

 

  1. New Business:
  • Installation of officers and directors for 2021.
  • East Texas Gifted Youth Coordinator has not responded.
  • Ralf Kittenbacher does not want to remain as NTM Scholarship Chairperson.
    • New board member Jessica Helphrey will be taking over this role.
  • People in the other roles have confirmed they will continue on for 2021.

Motion to adjourn made by Durham, seconded by Schmidt, and passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 6:33 pm.  Submitted as Board Proceedings pending approval as Minutes by Whiteman, NTM Secretary.

                                  November 15, 2020 Board Meeting Minutes

                                                  North Texas Mensa

                                                    A Local Group of

                                                American Mensa Ltd.

                                           A Not-for-Profit Corporation

Meeting called to order at 6:00 pm by President John Marshall.  Attendees included: President John Marshall, Vice-President George Schmidt, Treasurer Roger Durham, Secretary Anne Whiteman, and Board Member at Large Aaron Adair.  Not present:  Board Member at Large members:  Elaine Wedgwood and Ken Roberts.

  1. Reports

Secretary – Whiteman – The proposed October 2020 Board Meeting Minutes were circulated.  Schmidt moved, Durham seconded to approve the minutes as presented, which passed unanimously.          

Treasurer – Durham – The October 31 bank account balance was $21,412.81 together with a note receivable of $10,000.00, showing an increase in net worth to $31,412.81, compared to net worth of $31,382.62 on September 30.  Income of $1,062.32 and expenses of $1,032.13 generated a net surplus of $30.19 for the month of October 2020.  In addition to the regular recurring expenses, we incurred a one-time charge of $159.80 for a one-year Zoom account. For the first three quarters of 2020, income of $9,465.26 and expenses of $8,442.11 have resulted in a Y-T-D increase in net worth of $1,023.15.  Since we had committed giving $500 to the NTM Scholarship Foundation, Durham will transfer $500 of the surplus to the NTM Scholarship Foundation.  The Treasurer’s report was accepted with thanks.

President – President Marshall prepared the following agenda of topics to discuss:

  • Next Board Meeting and Installation of New Officers: December 20, 2020 at La Madeleine, 3072 Mockingbird Lane.
  • Election of officers and directors for 2021.

Membership – Paul Whiteman – provided the following report:

  • As of November 1st, NTM had 1,156 members, which includes 24 new members: 16 lapsed members rejoined, 5 new members joined, and 3 moved in. 2 members left due to moving out.

Ombudsman - Randy Brack – Article 5, Section 1 from the Bylaws.  For future reference, we need to publish the Zoom information either in the M-AURA or send out an e-mail blast with the information.  Also, there was no reference in the proceedings that Elaine Wedgwood was appointed to the board.  It was mentioned by a couple board members that this was because the appointment wasn’t made at a board meeting.

Nominating Committee – Bill Rock – no report for this topic from Bill, but technically the committee should be complete with all their activities.

Election Committee – Paul Whiteman – Currently, only the Board Member at Large positions will have an actual contest, as 4 people are running for 3 positions; all other Board Members positions are running unopposed.  The Bios and Campaign Statements from the candidates were published in the November M-Aura, as well as the voting instructions (taken from the Election Code). Any mail-in ballots had to be received by November 15, 2020 in order to be counted.    

(Wedgwood) Editor – Bill Rock – no report.

(Wedgwood) Publisher/Circulation Manager – Val Beasley – no report.

(Wedgwood) Social and Communications – Vacant.

(Wedgwood) Publicity – Vacant.

(Roberts) Webmaster – Andy McKellar – For the most part, it's "business as usual"; software licenses are current, users are being added if they're members, things seem to be working, etc.  A page has been posted describing the Virtual RG and a PDF file to be used for mail-in registration, but the online registration page is still pending some details from the committee.

(Roberts) Testing Coordinator – Deborah Lockhart – no report.

(Roberts) Programs – Vacant.

(Roberts) Calendar - Sara Hawkins – Nothing to report on the calendar side.

(Adair) Gifted Youth - Bill Rock – Event for November is "Skype a Scientist".

(Adair) S.I.G.H.T. - Gunny Hartman – S.I.G.H.T. – Nothing to report for S.I.G.H.T. this month.

(Adair) Scholarship Chair – Ralf Kittenbacher – No report.

  1. Old Business: Virtual Regional Gathering – Adair and Roberts. 

 

  • Tim Moody, MAN CAVE – all things male, will be Friday at 5 PM.
  • Rover Drama Works from Plano has provided a pre-recorded performance, which will be shown after Tim Moody.
  • Tastings include Chocolate, Potato Chip, Scotch, and Wine.
  • The plan is to have a New Members’ Party at the hybrid, physical location (Escape Expert).

 

  1. New Business:
  • A motion to appropriate $150 for New Member Party during the Virtual RG was moved by Durham and seconded by Schmidt.

Motion to adjourn made by Schmidt, seconded by Durham, and passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 6:26 p.m.  Submitted as Board Proceedings pending approval as Minutes by Whiteman, NTM Secretary.

                                       September 20, 2020 Board Meeting Minutes

                                                        North Texas Mensa

                                                          A Local Group of

                                                       American Mensa Ltd.

                                                  A Not-for-Profit Corporation

Meeting called to order at 6:04 pm by President John Marshall.  Attendees by Zoom: President John Marshall, Vice-President George Schmidt, Treasurer Roger Durham, Secretary Anne Whiteman, and Board Members at Large Aaron Adair and Ken Roberts.  Not present:  Board Member at Large Elaine Wedgwood, due to car trouble.

  1. Reports

Secretary – Whiteman – The proposed August 2020 Board Meeting Minutes were circulated.  Schmidt moved, Roberts seconded to approve the minutes as presented, which passed unanimously.          

Treasurer – Durham – The August 31 bank account balance was $21,020.00 together with a note receivable of $10,000.00, showing an increase in net worth to $31,020.00, compared to net worth of $30,749.10 on July 31.  Income of $1,042.82 and expenses of $771.92 generated a net surplus of $270.90 for the month of August, 2020. Treasurer’s report was accepted with thanks.

President – President Marshall prepared the following agenda of topics to discuss:

  • By-Laws/Referendum Committee Chair – postponed indefinitely until American Mensa acts on their proposed minimum standard bylaws.
  • Next Board Meeting: October 18, 2020 via Zoom.

Membership – Paul Whiteman – provided the following report:

  • As of August 31, NTM had 1,124 members, which includes 14 new members: 7 lapsed members rejoined, 3 new members joined, and 4 move in. 3 members leaving due to move out.

Ombudsman - Randy Brack – covered 3 topics (see one in “New Business):

  • A system will be created by American Mensa to register complaints. These will be registered and archived with American Mensa. 
    • Pro: American Mensa will have more visibility to “problem members”.
    • Con: There may be a lack of confidentiality.
  • Proposed Changes to MSB Clarifications (Excerpt) - proposed minimum standard bylaws may be approved by early 2021.

Nominating Committee – Bill Rock – no report for this topic from Bill.

Election Committee – Paul Whiteman – no report for this topic from Paul.

(Wedgwood) Editor – Bill Rock – Editor:  M-Aura went to press on Friday, 09/18/2020.  Thanks to those who provided photos (Anne).

(Wedgwood) Publisher/Circulation Manager – Val Beasley – no report.

(Wedgwood) Social and Communications – Vacant.

(Wedgwood) Publicity – Vacant.

(Roberts) Webmaster – Andy McKellar – All appears to be current and working; no known issues.

(Roberts) Testing Coordinator – Deborah Lockhart – Libraries are going to reopen, and testing may happen on the 4th weekend of October.  American Mensa will soon have online testing.  The local chapter won’t get paid for any testing done online, just for those who attend a proctored test.

(Roberts) Programs – Vacant.

(Roberts) Calendar - Sara Hawkins – Nothing to report on the calendar side.

(Adair) Gifted Youth - Bill Rock – Gifted Youth:  Gifted Youth are planning on disc golf for next weekend. 

(Adair) S.I.G.H.T. - Gunny Hartman – S.I.G.H.T. – Nothing to report on the S.I.G.H.T. front.

(Adair) Scholarship Chair – Ralf Kittenbacher – No report.

  1. Old Business: Virtual Regional Gathering – Adair and Roberts.  Sarah Sharp from CTM will meet with the committee to go over the CTM VRG post mortem results.  RVC John Neemidge also offered help if we need his expertise.  The committee is planning a hybrid version of the RG, with part “in person” at Escape Experts in Plano, and part via Zoom. 
    • Rooms are 25 x 30 ft with a small kitchen in one of them. Tastings could be held in one room; Presentations could be projected via Zoom in the other room.
    • Microsoft Teams was suggested to be used instead of Zoom, due to Zoom requiring a Social Security Number to set up. However, Microsoft Teams may be a lot more expensive.  Further research will be done on both tools.  Hopefully a credit card will be enough to purchase whichever option is chosen.

 

  1. New Business:
  • American Mensa Committee Terms of Office. Proposed National Bylaws Change for National Officers – starting in 2021, they propose to have elections every 3 years instead of every 2 years.  This will put American Mensa in sync with International Mensa.  No action required on the NTM Board’s part – this is just informational.
  • A discussion was held concerning NTM’s committees for NTM elections. Currently, nomination committee members cannot be on the election committee, and vice versa, due to NTM bylaws.  However, American Mensa bylaws do not require this stipulation, so NTM bylaws could be changed to allow this to be one committee that serves both functions.
  • The Preston Towers meeting room is still not open, so we cannot have meetings there until their board decides to reopen the meeting room.

 

Motion to adjourn made by Schmidt, seconded by Roberts, and passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 6:39 p.m.  Submitted as Board Proceedings pending approval as Minutes by Whiteman, NTM Secretary.

                                         October 20, 2020 Board Meeting Minutes

                                                         North Texas Mensa

                                                           A Local Group of

                                                       American Mensa Ltd.

                                                  A Not-for-Profit Corporation

Meeting called to order at 6:24 pm by Vice-President George Schmidt, as the President was running late.  Attendees by Zoom: President John Marshall, Vice-President George Schmidt, Treasurer Roger Durham, Secretary Anne Whiteman, and Board Members at Large Aaron Adair and Ken Roberts.  Not present:  Board Member at Large Elaine Wedgwood.

  1. Reports

Secretary – Whiteman – The proposed August 2020 Board Meeting Minutes were circulated.  Roberts moved, Adair seconded to approve the minutes as presented, which passed unanimously. 

Treasurer – Durham – The September 30 bank account balance was $21,382.62 together with a note receivable of $10,000.00, showing an increase in net worth to $31,382.62, compared to net worth of $31,020.00 on August 31.  Income of $1,073.67 and expenses of $711.05 generated a net surplus of $362.62 for the month of September, 2020, partly due to a one-time increase of $115.00 in our AML subsidy last month as reimbursement for contacting lapsed members.

For the first three quarters of 2020, income of $9,465.26 and expenses of $8,442.11 have resulted in a Y-T-D increase in net worth of $1,023.15.  Treasurer’s report was accepted with thanks.

President – President Marshall prepared the following agenda of topics to discuss:

  • Next Board Meeting at 6 PM and Election at 7 PM: November 15, 2020 at La Madeleine, 3072 Mockingbird Lane. John will be checking into refreshments for any who come to vote. Board Members are encouraged to purchase dinner there, as we may possibly want to seek this as a meeting location for future NTM Board Meetings, if the Preston Tower meeting space does not reopen soon.

Membership – Paul Whiteman – provided the following report:

  • As of September 30, NTM had 1,127 members, which includes 15 new members: 6 lapsed members rejoined, 2 new members joined, and 7 move in. 6 members leaving due to move out. Adair had sent out an e-mail blast to lapsed members on July 13th.

Ombudsman - Randy Brack – no report.

Nominating Committee – Bill Rock – no report for this topic from Bill, but technically the committee should be complete with all their activities.

Election Committee – Paul Whiteman – we’re going to have an election!  Currently, only the Board Member at Large positions will have an actual contest, as 4 people are running for 3 positions; all other Board Members positions are running unopposed.  Bios and campaign statements were solicited from the candidates, and those received will be published in the November M-AURA.  The Election Code will also be published in the November M-AURA.  Paul has gotten a PO Box for mail-in ballots – cost of $86 – which he will submit to the treasurer for payment.  Any mail-in ballots must be received by November 15, 2020 in order to be counted.    

(Wedgwood) Editor – Bill Rock – Editor:  M-Aura:  Went to print Thursday, 10/15/2020.  Updated registration form provided to printer Friday, 10/16/2020.  Thanks to those who provided inputs and proofread.

(Wedgwood) Publisher/Circulation Manager – Val Beasley – no report.

(Wedgwood) Social and Communications – Vacant.

(Wedgwood) Publicity – Vacant.

(Roberts) Webmaster – Andy McKellar – For the most part, it's "business as usual"; software licenses are current, users are being added if they're members, things seem to be working, etc.  A page has been posted describing the Virtual RG and a PDF file to be used for mail-in registration, but the online registration page is still pending some details from the committee.

(Roberts) Testing Coordinator – Deborah Lockhart – no report.

(Roberts) Programs – Vacant.

(Roberts) Calendar - Sara Hawkins – Nothing to report on the calendar side.

(Adair) Gifted Youth - Bill Rock – Gifted Youth:  Four members attended on-line games Saturday.  Event for November is "Skype a Scientist".

(Adair) S.I.G.H.T. - Gunny Hartman – S.I.G.H.T. – Nothing to report for S.I.G.H.T. this month.

(Adair) Scholarship Chair – Ralf Kittenbacher – No report.

  1. Old Business: Virtual Regional Gathering – Adair and Roberts. 

 

  • We have a couple more slots left in the schedule to fill, but we should have those filled very shortly.
  • We will have space of 2 large rooms for activities both Friday and Saturday evenings at an Escape Room in East Plano. Tastings will be done there, but people can also participate virtually as well.
  • A guest artist from Ohio will be doing a show.
  • A local artist will be providing entertainment on Saturday night.
  • Tastings include Chocolate, Potato Chip, Scotch, and Wine.
  • Bill Rock’s daughter will be helping with online games. Bill will also check to see if any of the Gifted Youth would like to host any online games.

 

  1. New Business:
  • None to report.

 

Motion to adjourn made by Schmidt, seconded by Roberts, and passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 6:51 p.m.  Submitted as Board Proceedings pending approval as Minutes by Whiteman, NTM Secretary.

                                                                     August 16, 2020 Board Minutes

                                                                               North Texas Mensa

                                                                A Local Group of American Mensa Ltd.

                                                                         A Not-for-Profit Corporation

Meeting called to order at 6:02 pm by President John Marshall.  Attendees by Zoom: President John Marshall, Vice-President George Schmidt, Treasurer Roger Durham, Secretary Anne Whiteman, and Board Members at Large Aaron Adair and Ken Roberts.  Not present:  Board Member at Large Elaine Wedgwood.

  1. Reports

Secretary – Whiteman – The proposed July 2020 Board Meeting Minutes were circulated.  Schmidt moved, Durham seconded to approve the minutes as presented, which passed unanimously.          

Treasurer – Durham – The July 31 bank account balance was $20,749.10 together with a note receivable of $10,000.00, showing a decrease in net worth to $30,749.10, compared to net worth of $30,818.75 on June 30.  Income of $922.72 and expenses of $992.37 generated a deficit of $69.65 for the month of July, 2020, entirely attributable to annual website license expenses of $366.39.  Treasurer’s report was accepted with thanks.

President – President Marshall prepared the following agenda of topics to discuss:

  • By-Laws/Referendum Committee Chair has yet to be determined. Robert Hemphill was contacted, but his schedule is too busy currently to allow him to take on this role.
  • Next Board Meeting: September 20, 2020, 6 PM via Zoom. For the October meeting on October 18, 2020, the current plan is to meet at 6 PM at BJ’s Brewery.

Membership – Paul Whiteman – provided the following report:

  • As of July 31, NTM had 1,103 members, which includes 13 new members: 10 lapsed members rejoined, 2 new members joined, and 1 move in. 5 members leaving due to move out.
  • New member party for fall is in jeopardy due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Ombudsman - Randy Brack – nothing to report. 

Nominating Committee – Bill Rock:  Bill contacted the current board members to see who interested in running for re-election for the 2021 NTM board.  All positions have at least 1 candidate, and Board Member at Large has 4 candidates (3 will be elected).

Election Committee – Paul Whiteman.  Randy Brack sent Paul the most recent Election Code, and he put it in the September M-AURA with minimal changes.  Microsoft Office 365 Word will be used to count the number of words for the Biographies and Campaign Statements of those running for NTM offices.   Election Committee Members include:

  • Paul Whiteman, Chair
  • Andy McKellar
  • Laura Stuart
  • Deborah Lockhart

A post office box will need to be rented in the fall for the election, and reimbursement will be needed.

(Wedgwood) Editor – Bill Rock – Editor:  M-Aura ready to go to press tonight (08/16/2020) with four-count ’em – four Election committee members.  And a letter to the editor.  Plan is to go back to color for the covers, per last month’s board meeting.  You have 'till 8 pm to let me know of any other changes.

(Wedgwood) Publisher/Circulation Manager – Val Beasley – no report.

(Wedgwood) Social and Communications – Vacant.

(Wedgwood) Publicity – Vacant.

(Roberts) Webmaster – Andy McKellar – No problems or issues that Andy is aware of.  The email forwarding has been updated to reflect Elaine replacing Rolando as a board member at large.  All data and software licenses are current.

(Roberts) Testing Coordinator – Deborah Lockhart – No testing done, due to COVID-19 – testing locations were not available.  National Mensa is trying to get an automated method of testing up and working for a person to test online without a proctor.  If this is successful, proctors may not be needed in the future.

(Roberts) Programs – Vacant.

(Roberts) Calendar - Sara Hawkins – Things are going great in calendar land. Always feel free to reach out to her if you need her.

(Adair) Gifted Youth - Bill Rock – Gifted Youth:  5 people participated in the on-line games event last week.  Plan for disc golf in September.

(Adair) S.I.G.H.T. - Gunny Hartman – S.I.G.H.T. – Nothing to report on the S.I.G.H.T. front as there have been no requests for S.I.G.H.T. services.

(Adair) Scholarship Chair – Ralf Kittenbacher – No report.

  1. Old Business: Virtual Regional Gathering – Adair and Roberts.  Lori Roberts has put together an RG blurb for the September M-AURA.  1 annual license to be used not just for the Virtual RG, but year-round, plus a PRO license for the month of November.  Adair has talked to his alcohol contacts for tastings, and will continue to keep in contact with them.  EscapeExperts.com in Downtown Plano is suggested for tastings and virtual tastings – since they may be lacking for escape room business, perhaps we can get 2 rooms at a reasonable price – they have a kitchen, if needed.  Mensa Testing was there free of charge for Deborah Lockhart earlier this year.  Concerning the New Member Party also being at this location on Saturday, 11/28/2020, it was suggested that no free alcoholic beverages be served, due to the tastings going on that evening.  However, it was pointed out that we always have some type of beer and wine free of charge at New Member Parties.  So, discussion of this will occur with the RG committee at their next meeting.

 

  1. New Business:

 

  • None to report.

 

Motion to adjourn made by Schmidt, seconded by Roberts, and passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m.  Submitted as Board Proceedings pending approval as Minutes by Whiteman, NTM Secretary.