March 20, 2016 Board Meeting Minutes
NTM – North Texas Mensa
A local Group of
American Mensa Ltd
A Not-for-profit corporation
Meeting called to order at 6:01 by President Ken Roberts. Attendees: President Ken Roberts, Treasurer Roger Durham, Secretary Peter D'Apice, John Marshall and Ombudsman Randy Brack.
Secretary – Peter D’Apice reported on February 2016 minutes; Marshall moved to adopt the minutes as amended, Durham seconded, all approved.
Treasurer – Roger Durham reported: February 2016 financials were reviewed, questions asked and answered, report filed.
Membership: Anne Whiteman reported: February 2016 began with 1313 members, 22 joined, 3 left, yielding 1333 at the end of February 2016. We are now the largest group in Region 6 and the sixth largest in the United States.
RG Committee – Karen Brack reported, search for hotel underway.
Editor - Bill Rock: M-Aura at the printer.
Ombudsman: Randy Brack: The Ombudsman made a report, recommended the appointment of a secondary ombudsman to serve in the event the Ombudsman is unavailable.
Blood Account: Anne Whiteman absent.
Publisher/Circulation Manager - Val Beasley: reported.
At 6:18 pm, Paul Whiteman phoned in a report on the status of the website hosting issues. NTM is now using a temporary server, and website and content manager issues were discussed.
Gathering Committee: Karen Brack reported; Marshall moved, D’Apice seconded, all approved, the appointment of Durham to the committee.
Programs: This month and next month’s are arranged.
Publicity: Roberts appointed Karen Brack to chair Publicity.
Gifted Children - Bill Rock reported: March event with New Minds and future events discussed.
S.I.G.H.T.: Eric Hartman: absent.
Webmaster – Website issues were addressed.
Social and Communications – No report.
Scholarship Chair – Ralf Kittenbacher absent: Essays all sent in to National, we await results.
2. Old Business
A. The new member party will be held on April 30, hosted by Anne Whiteman and Betty Mae Doyle at the Doyle’s house, budget of up to $300 already approved.
B. Proctor: Elisa Miller has resigned. Karen Brack is the chair of a committee to find new proctors and a new Testing Coordinator.
3. New Business
A. NTM standing policies were presented in the March M-Aura.
B. Prospective options for use of NTM funds and scholarship issues were discussed.
Motion to adjourn made by Marshall, second by Durham, unanimously approved. Meeting adjourned at 7:09 p.m.
Submitted by Peter D'Apice, NTM Board Secretary.