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December 12, 2021 Board Proceedings

North Texas Mensa

A Local Group of

American Mensa Ltd.

A Not-for-Profit Corporation

Meeting called to order at 6:11 pm by President George Schmidt. Attendees included: President George Schmidt, Vice President Aaron Adair, Treasurer Roger Durham, Substitute Secretary Jennifer Wallace, and Board Members at Large: Cathy Allshouse and Jennifer Green. Present by Zoom:  Board Member at Large:  Jessica Helphrey.  Not Present:  Secretary Anne Whiteman.

Reports

Secretary – Whiteman – The proposed November 2021 Board Meeting Minutes were circulated electronically. Durham moved, Green seconded to approve the minutes as presented, which passed unanimously. 

Treasurer – Durham – The November 30 bank account balance was $20,410.04 together with a note receivable of $10,000.00, showing a decrease in net worth to $30,410.04, compared to net worth of $31,347.92 on October 31. Income of $1032.87 and expenses of $1,691.75 generated a net deficit of $658.88 for the month of November 2021, entirely due to a semi-annual postage deposit of $720.00 for mailing the M-AURA. The board accepted it with thanks.

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

  • December Honors – Semper Servitium
    • Bill Rock, Randy Brack, and Ralf Kittenbacher will be honored tonight for their many years of self-less service
  • Installation of Officers and Board Members for 2022
    • The following were elected to the 2022 NTM Board of Directors:

• President: Aaron Adair

• Vice President: Collene Goldman

• Secretary: Jennifer Wallace

• Treasurer: Paul Whiteman

• Board Members at Large: Cathy Allshouse, Leza Mesiah, and Hutton Kinder

  • Next Board Meeting: January 16, 2021
    • Newly elected members of the board will receive the updated Handbook within a few days of the December board meeting
      • The election code is being updated – the proposed code should be used going forward and the election committee will vote on the code to be used.

Membership – Paul Whiteman – provided the following report:

  • As of November 30th, NTM had 1,177 members, which includes 8 new members: 3 joined, 3 lapsed members rejoined, and 2 moved in. No members left.

Ombudsman - Randy Brack – Nothing to report.

(Helphrey) Scholarship Chair – Jessica Helphrey – Scholarship applications are continuing to come in – currently have approximately 30.

(Helphrey) Publisher/Circulation Manager – Val Beasley – Nothing to report.

(Helphrey) Social and Communications – Jessica Helphrey – Nothing to report.

(Helphrey) Publicity – Vacant.

(Allshouse) Webmaster – Andy McKellar – Nothing to report.

(Allshouse) Proctor/Testing Coordinator – Deborah Lockhart – No testing recently but testing is beginning again.

(Allshouse) Programs – Cathy Allshouse – is working on lining up speakers; does not have anyone firm going into 2022. Please provide suggestions if you have them.

(Allshouse) Calendar - Sara Hawkins – All is running well with the calendar.

(Green) Gifted Youth - Bill Rock – Holiday crafts were planned for December – 6-8 children attended. January will be a movie night via Zoom.

(Green) S.I.G.H.T. - Gunny Hartman – S.I.G.H.T. – Nothing to report.

(Green) Editor – Bill Rock – January M-AURA will be sent to the printer after receiving one more column and a scholarship event.

(Green) Regional Gathering – Aaron Adair – The virtual Regional Gathering occurred November 26 – 27.  See old business.

Old Business:  

  • RG Update – Virtual RG.
  • Was well attended although both social events were cancelled due to lack of RSVPs.
  • The Zoom events had between 4-14 attendees
  • The informal social gathering on Saturday was attended by 8 people across 3 regions.

New Business:

  • Election Results.
    • A total of 21 ballots were valid and counted by the election committee at the home of committee member Andy McKellar on Tuesday, November 16th. None of the ballots were found to be spoiled in their entirety, although three (3) were not marked in such a way as to be counted for tabulating board member at large:

• President: Aaron Adair (unopposed) elected 21 votes

• Vice-President: Collene Goldman elected 11 votes; Ken Roberts 10 votes

• Secretary: Jennifer Wallace (unopposed) elected 21 votes

• Treasurer: Paul Whiteman (unopposed) elected 21 votes

• Board Member at Large:

Candidate

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Cathy Allshouse

14

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Hutton Kinder

0

5

18

Leza Mesiah

4

13

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TOTAL VOTES

18

18

18

Motion to adjourn made by Schmidt, seconded by Durham, and passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 6:21 pm. Submitted as Board Proceedings pending approval as Minutes by Wallace, NTM Secretary for 2022.