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July 17, 2016 Board Minutes

NTM – North Texas Mensa

A Local Group of

American Mensa Ltd.,

A Not-for-Profit Corporation

Meeting called to order at 6:04 by President Ken Roberts. Attendees: President Ken Roberts, Vice President Eric Hartman, Treasurer Roger Durham, Secretary Peter D’Apice, Board Member at Large Paul Whiteman, Rik Hess and Regional Ombudsman Randy Brack.

1.         Reports.

Secretary - Paul Whiteman had circulated the June 2016 minutes; D’Apice moved to adopt the minutes, Hartman seconded, all approved.

Treasurer - Roger Durham reported; June 2016 financials reflect income of $1144.93 and expenses of $962.85; report filed.

Membership - Rik Hess reported; he is following up on member list and will report totals when available.

Editor - Bill Rock reported: M-Aura has gone to print.

RG Chair – Karen Brack absent. Roger Durham reported; online registration for the RG is still not available.

Ombudsman - Randy Brack reported: there has been no call for ombudsman services. The new National Ombudsman is Bud Klueck.

Social and Communications - Lacy Brown absent.

Blood Account - Anne Whiteman reported: an article has appeared in the M-Aura, and she is compiling an account of contributions.

Publisher/Circulation Manager - Val Beasley absent.

Proctor/Testing Coordinator - Deborah Lockhart reporting as interim coordinator, testing continues, we have four proctors in place.

Programs - Bob Hemphill: no report.

Publicity - Karen Brack absent.

Gifted Children - Bill Rock reported; there were 10-12 attendees for robotics event last weekend, we had several completed and successfully programmed robots by the end of the day. A newspaper plant tour is set for August.

S.I.G.H.T. - Eric Hartman: no report.

Webmaster – Paul Whiteman reported; issues will be discussed in New Business.

Scholarship Chair – Ralf Kittenbacher absent. This month, July, NTM needs to report to National Mensa whether we will participate in the scholarship program this year; we need to appoint a chair.

2.         Old Business

            A. Website report by Whiteman – Phase 1 is all but complete, migration is in progress, a search for a new webmaster is underway, and users will be determined as part of Phase 2. Website issues were discussed.

            B. Nominating Committee - Roberts appointed Chris Cree, Laura Stewart, Bill Rock, with Doug Fix as an alternate, to the committee. Whiteman moved to approve these appointments, Durham seconded, all approved, motion carried.

3.         New Business

            A. Website – Board members were asked to consider changes to improve the website, once migration is complete.

            B. New Member Party – Kim Speed will host the new member party, Rik Hess will chair the preparations, Whiteman moved to advance $300 to Hess for expenses for the party, Durham seconded, all approved, motion carried.

Motion to adjourn made by Hartman, seconded by Durham, unanimously approved. Meeting adjourned at 7:02 p.m.

Submitted by Peter D’Apice, NTM Secretary.