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NTM July Meeting - July 19, 2015
Called to order at 6:10pm CST
In attendance - Mike, Paul, Deborah, Ken, Bob
Secretary Report – review previous minutes - most need to review from the email sent
- Under Old Business > A. > correct the spelling of Laura Stuart’s name
- Deferred acceptance until before new business to allow all to review previous minutes
Treasurer Report – Deborah presented, Mike accepted, report filed
Membership Report – Ken presented started at 1143, lost 1, gained 22 = 1164 at end of June
RG committee – Roger reported on contract pending with Marriott Courtyard Grapevine
Editor – Bill Rock – M-Aura on track to release 7/20
Pub/Circ – Val B – NO REPORT
Proctor – Elisa Miller – 17 total tests in July (13 normal + 4 at the culture fair). Oct is testing month, checking on new locations
Calendar – Robert needs help; trying to give him support on managing the calendar; more discussion needed – 21st Annual Burn-N-Dunk on Aug 22nd ($5 Bring Your Own Meat)
Gifted Children – Bill Rock – iFly in August, Games event at Central Marketing, Young Eagles in September
Web, Comm, Ombuds, Scholarship – NO REPORTS
Publicity – Ken – "we are getting more and more public"; Paul reported on KERA fun drive NTM on list for Sept-Nov... more info on that soon
Nom/Elec – Ann – working on committee members and gathering lists, several positions are spoken for. Need for committee members to be finalized this month to be published in Aug M-Aura
Appointments – Mike appointed Ralf as scholarship chair for another year; Mike appointed Amy, Gerard, and Terry as regionals to help support the eastern side of NTM. Motion to accept all appointments by Paul, 2nd by Ken, accepted unanimously
Old Business – final review and acceptance of previous minutes
New Business – questions came up about adding the minutes to the website, discussion ensued, decisions and action points to come; congrats to Paul Whiteman on achieving black belt
Motion to adjourn by Paul at 6:48pm, 2nd by B

NTM Board Meeting Sunday, October 18th, 2015 Meeting called to order at 6:07 by President Mike Magolnick.

Attendees: President Mike Magolnick, Vice President Paul Whiteman, Treasurer Deborah Lockhart, Members-at-Large: Ken Roberts, Bob Dietrich.

1. Reports.
Treasurer - Deborah Lockhart presented the treasurer's report Deborah Lockhart presented the treasurer's report for September 2015.
Secretary – Paul Whiteman presented the Proceedings for September 2015. No minutes to approve since a quorum was not present in September.
Membership - Ken Roberts: reported on membership of NTM. September began with 1192 members, 2 left, 26 joined, yielding 1216 at the end of September.
RG Committee - Karen Brack reported on the upcoming RG. 75 register thus far. Hotel is filling up. Speaker roster is full. Color My World Dance is planned. Randy Brack has created a registration form.
Editor - Bill Rock reported that the M-Aura is going to print tonight.
Publisher/Circulation Manager - Val Beasley: No Report Proctor Coordinator - Elisa Miller: Elisa Miller, 9 tested for September.
Calendar Chair - Betty Mae Doyle, all planned events are included in the MAura. The Calendar mailbox is not getting to Betty Mae.
Gifted Children - Bill Rock: Bill 3 families attending the artist studio tour. Pumpkin Carving and robotics competition are planned.
Webmaster - Steve Hess: No report.
Web Content – Lacy Brown: No report.
Ombudsman - Randy Brack consulted on one minor incident described by the election committee below.
Scholarship Chair – Anne Whiteman: Poker receipts have been forwarded to the Scholarship Foundation. Funds for all scholarship recipients have been disbursed.
Election Committee - Anne Whiteman: Betty Jane was nominated for President before the October deadline. The required acceptance form was not received by that time, however, since the Election Committee solicited the acceptance form to be received by October 5th, the rule was excepted in this case.

2. Old Business
A) Report on the New Member Party and receipts submitted.

3. New Business none Motion to adjourn by Deborah Lockhart, seconded by Ken Roberts. Unanimously approved.

Meeting adjourned at 6:48 Submitted: November 15, 2015, by Paul Whiteman, NTM Vice President.  

NTM Board Meeting Minutes Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Meeting called to order at 6:06 by President Mike Magolnick.

Attendees: President Mike Magolnick, Vice Pres. Deborah Lockhart, Secretary Paul Whiteman, Treasurer Doug Fix.

1. Reports

Treasurer – Doug Fix: Doug Fix presented the treasurer’s report which summarized, for August: Income: $ 993.02,   Expenses: $ 1,336.40,   Overall net worth: $20,820.92. Moved by Deborah Lockhart to accept the Treasurer’s Report, seconded by Paul Whiteman, unanimously approved.

Secretary – Paul Whiteman: The August board meeting minutes were reviewed. Motion made by Deborah Lockhart to accept the minutes as presented, seconded by Doug Fix, unanimously approved.

Membership – Ken Roberts: Previous Membership count: 1058, 17 entering, 1 leaving, New Membership Count: 1074.

The discrepancy in the membership counts, as reported by national, is noted but unresolved. The current starting member count is 1058 instead of the last month ending membership count of 1056.

RG Committee – Karen Brack, Chair: RVC Roger Durham has sent an advertisement for the NTM RG to the other regional chapters for publication. We want a group email about the RG to go out to the membership (Mike Magolnick). The hotel is in preparation. There will be testing on Saturday morning. Candidates who pay for the test will have access to the RG for the afternoon until 5:00.

Editor – Bill Rock: The October MAura went to print last week.

Publisher/Circulation Manager – Val Beasley: $400 expense hit for postage.

Proctor Coordinator – Elisa Miller: Three tests planned for October. Working on getting a test site in south Dallas. There is a national promotion, half price ($20.00), for testing in October.

Calendar Chair – Deborah Lockhart: New Member Party at Ty O’Neal’s house on October 18th.

Gifted Children – Bill Rock: There were 2 Families for trash pickup. Next week hike at Audubon center.

Webmaster – Steve Hess: N/R.

Web Content: Michele Azzaro: N/R.

Ombudsman – Randy Brack: N/R.

Scholarship Chair – Ralf : N/R.

Election committee Andy McKellar: A few minor changes to the election code. One new potential candidate has requested a nomination form but there is no response as of yet. A copy of the code has been published in the Maura, sent to committee members and sent to one candidate who requested it.

Old Business

Communication Committee: under discussion by Mike Magolnick and Ken Roberts.

Making video recording of the general meeting is more intensive than first imagined. If continued, we really need a knowledgeable person to run that operation.

New Business

Sam’s card requested for the RG. Mike Magolnick will approve the cost ($45) for that as presidential discretion.

It was moved by Paul Whiteman to advance $300 for the NMP expenses. Second by Doug Fix, unanimously approved .

Motion to adjourn made by Doug Fix, second by Deborah Lockhart, unanimously approved. Meeting adjourned at 6:36.

Submitted: October 19, 2014 by Paul Whiteman, NTM Board Secretary

NTM Board Meeting Minutes Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Meeting called to order at 6:10 by President Mike Magolnick.

Attendees: President Mike Magolnick, Vice Pres. Deborah Lockhart, Anne Whiteman filling in for Secretary Paul Whiteman, Treasurer Doug Fix.

1. Reports

Treasurer – Doug Fix: Doug Fix presented the treasurer’s report which summarized, for August:

Income: $ 890.79,   Expenses: $ 1,144.82,   Overall net worth: $20,567.23.

We had no testing in August (no one took the test), so we didn’t get the test site stipend. Moved by Deborah Lockhart to accept the Treasurer’s Report, seconded by Ken Roberts, unanimously approved.

Secretary – Paul Whiteman via Anne Whiteman: The September board meeting minutes were reviewed. Motion made by to (sic) Doug Fix accept the minutes as presented, seconded by Deborah Lockhart, unanimously approved.

Membership – Ken Roberts: Ended the month of September with 1095.

RG Committee – Karen Brack, Chair: Karen has sent out an e-mail blast concerning the Regional Gathering.

Editor – Bill Rock: The November MAura will go to print tonight. The postage service we use every year for elections has been published, so we’re legal again. (sic)

Publisher/Circulation Manager – Val Beasley: The Post Office is requiring one of the NTM Board Officers to provide and (sic) official letter stating that Val is the appointed NTM Circulation Manager instead of Roger Hillsman. Mike Magolnick will write that letter, since Paul Whiteman hasn’t yet.

Proctor Coordinator – Elisa Miller: Three tests planned for October. Roger had six people testing yesterday.   Deborah Lockhart will be testing here on Tuesday, 10/21/2014. Elisa will be testing at her workplace in Plano Next weekend there will be a test in Frisco. We’re going to be testing in South Dallas at Mountain View College (part of Dallas Community College) on 10/30/2014. If we keep doing this much testing, we will need more proctors, ESPECIALLY since Doug Frazier is traveling a lot. This month (October), there is a national promotion, half price ($20.00), for testing.

Calendar Chair – Deborah Lockhart: Bright Ladies’ SIG has been added as a new calendar item for November.

Gifted Children – Bill Rock: There were 3 families for the White Rock Lake Artist Studio tour. Next month will be at the Kimball (sic) for a joint event with Mensa 76 on 11/14/2014. On 11/15/2014, there will be a Robotics event in Garland.

Webmaster – Steve Hess: N/R.

Web Content: Michele Azzaro: N/R.

Ombudsman – Randy Brack: N/R.

Scholarship Chair – Ralf : N/R. Need to have some discussions for next year, as there have been some challenges with scores not be turned in in time.

Election committee Andy McKellar: Everything is on track. Next month’s meeting will be the counting of the votes. If anyone can’t attend, please send in your vote by the deadline.

Old Business

New Member Party: The party was last night, Saturday, 10/18/2014, at Ty and Margaret O’Neal’s house. 40 people attended, which included 5 new members.

Sam’s card: Mike approved it last month as an RG expense. We need to check with Karen to see if she purchased the membership yet.

New Business

The board does not plan to continue with Ralf Kittenbacher in the Member at Large Board Position that he filled for Steve Hess, since he has only attended one meeting and has missed four meetings. Whoever is elected in November could fill the role for the December meeting.

Betty Jane has volunteered to be Volunteer Coordinator and Publicity Coordinator for the remainder of the year (2 months).   The Board will have to reappoint for next year.

The next thing will require Board approval and General Membership approval: Mike proposed that the past President continue on the Board as a “President Emeritus” position, to help the team transition. Randy Brack said that the Board could have a position of “Past President”, and this would be considered an elected position. He said this would be a 9 – 12 month process. The Board would have to vote on the proposed wording of the bylaws amendment. Then a referendum has to be created and proposed to the general membership. Once you make any change to your bylaws, they go under scrutiny to make sure your bylaws meet the minimum standards. Publish it in the M-AURA. 2/3 of the votes received have to approve the proposed bylaws.

Bill Rock is trying to line up a Robotics for Gifted Children for January, 2015. He requested $200 funding from the Board to pay for the kits.   Motion to approve $200 for the Doug Fix, second by Deborah Lockhart, unanimously approved.

Motion to adjourn made by Doug Fix, second by Ken Roberts, unanimously approved. Meeting adjourned at 7:08.

Submitted: November 16, 2014 by Anne Whiteman for Paul Whiteman, NTM Board Secretary

NTM Board Meeting Minutes Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Meeting called to order at 6:15 by President Mike Magolnick.

Attendees: President Mike Magolnick, Vice Pres. Deborah Lockhart, Secretary Paul Whiteman, Treasurer Doug Fix, Member-at-Large Ken Roberts, Member-at-Large Eric Hartman

1. Reports

Treasurer – Doug Fix: via email, Doug Fix presented the treasurer’s report which summarized, for July:

Income: $ 905.38,   Expenses: $ 1,716.14,   Overall net worth: $21,164.05. Expenses for July are $810.76 in the red due primarily to paying for 2 months of Maura mailing.

Moved by Eric Hartman to accept the Treasurer’s Report, seconded by Deborah Lockhart, unanimously approved.

Secretary –The July board meeting minutes were reviewed. Motion made by Ken Roberts to accept the minutes as presented, seconded by Doug Fix, unanimously approved.

Membership – Ken Roberts:

Previous Membership count: 1043, 19 entering, 6 leaving, New Membership Count: 1056.

NTM is a Class I sized chapter and received a Sapphire award from national for chapter participation. Also by national, Karen and Randy Brack were identified for Chair awards. James Fredd was lost to cancer this past month.

RG Committee – Karen Brack, Chair: The web site is now accepting payments for on-line registrations, including the tastings.

Editor – Bill Rock: The September MAura is going to the printer tonight.

Publisher/Circulation Manager – Val Beasley: N/R.

Proctor Coordinator – Elisa Miller: N/R.

Calendar Chair – Deborah Lockhart: Chris Cree wants to sponsor a dinner gathering, at a local restaurant, to honor Karen Brack, Randy Brack, Elisa Miller and Paul Whiteman for recent awards they have received. Sept 21st at 4:00 for an early dinner before the board meeting was suggested.

Gifted Children – Bill Rock: 4 members were present for the pottery painting and clay. Planned for September is a Trash Bash and Nature Walk.

Webmaster – Steve Hess: N/R.

Web Content: Michele Azzaro: N/R.

Ombudsman – Randy Brack: N/R.

Scholarship Chair – Ralf : N/R.

Nomination Committee - Larry Strickler: Mike Magolnick congratulates and (sic) the Nomination Committee for creating a full slate candidates for the coming election. The Nom Comm is officially disbanded.

Election committee Andy McKellar: Publications are on schedule for the committee deliverables.

Old Business

Bank account signatures have been transferred

The Doyles cannot host the New Members party. A request has been made of Ty ONeal. Oct 18th or 11th are available dates for the party. 18th is desired.

New Business

Commnications (sic) Committee: Ken Roberts is suggesting a communication committee. This is to fulfill the need to be in communication with the membership via email or other channels. Mike Magolnick notes that Facebook presence is good and growing. A tool – like constant contact – to keep a current contact list for NTM might be desirable for this purpose. Doug Fix suggested a database of contact information to be kept by an officer. Mike Magolnick suggested creating a description for this role and maybe a table of at the RG to solicit participation.

Further nominations for NTM board must be submitted to the election committee by September 30th .

Motion to adjourn made by Ken Roberts, second by Doug Fix, unanimously approved. Meeting adjourned at 7:05.