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May 15, 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 6:03 by President Ken Roberts. Attendees: President Ken Roberts, Treasurer Roger Durham, Secretary Peter D'Apice, Paul Whiteman (arrived at 6:12), Bob Dietrich.

1.         Reports.

Secretary – Peter D’Apice reported on April 2016 minutes; Dietrich moved to adopt the minutes, Durham seconded, all approved.

Treasurer – Roger Durham reported: April 2016 financials reflect income of $1,507.97 and expenses of $1,914.57 for April; report filed.

Membership: Anne Whiteman not yet arrived: April 2016 began with 1369 members, 12 joined, 219 left, yielding 1162 at the end of April. Rik Hess was introduced to the Board; Rik volunteered to chair Membership and shared some ideas.

At 6:12 Paul and Anne Whiteman arrived.

Editor - Bill Rock: M-Aura done, just awaiting article.

RG Chair – Karen Brack absent. Roger Durham reported; will deliver registration form to be inserted in M-Aura.

Ombudsman: Randy Brack absent.

Blood Account: Anne Whiteman reported.

Publisher/Circulation Manager: Val Beasley absent.

Proctor/Testing Coordinator: New Testing Coordinator needed.

Programs: Bob Hemphill: no report.

Publicity: Karen Brack absent.

Gifted Children - Bill Rock reported on May chess event, and camping event in June.

S.I.G.H.T.: Eric Hartman absent.

Webmaster – Website issues were addressed and are being pursued. New server has been obtained, Whiteman will be registrant.

Social and Communications – Lacy Brown absent.

Scholarship Chair – Ralf Kittenbacher absent.

2.         Old Business

            A. The new member party, held on April 30 and hosted by Anne Whiteman and Bettymae Doyle at the Doyle’s house, was a huge success.

            B. NTM letterhead, business cards, discussed; P.O. Box discussed, going electronic discussed.

            C. Scholarship Funding: J. Marshall absent, the proposal was discussed and tabled until Marshall returns.

            D. RG – Roger Durham reported on progress, Marriott Quorum in Addison is the venue, ready to go.

3.         New Business

            A. The Board discussed verifying that all Board members and appointed position holders have renewed their Mensa membership.

            B. The Board discussed appointing Board members to find people to serve on the Nomination and Election Committees. Anne Whiteman will chair both committees, Bob Dietrich will assist and they will look for other members.

Motion to adjourn made by Durham, seconded by Dietrich, unanimously approved. Meeting adjourned at 6:58 p.m.

Submitted by Peter D'Apice, NTM Board Secretary.