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NTM Board Meeting Sunday, April 19, 2015
Meeting called to order at 6:00 by President Mike Magolnick. Attendees: President Mike Magolnick, Treasurer Deborah Lockhart, Vice President Paul Whiteman, Ken Roberts, Peter D'Apice.
Secretary - Peter D'Apice: Minutes from the March 15, 2015, Board meeting were presented to the Board and reviewed. Ken Roberts proposed a correction in Publicity, the addition of, “on behalf of the committee chair.” On a motion by Ken Roberts, seconded by Deborah Lockhart, the minutes as corrected were unanimously approved.
Treasurer - Deborah Lockhart presented the treasurer's report for March 2015, indicating total March income of $2,038.66, total March expenses of $927.04; net worth is $21,478.22 (as of April 2, 2015). Also, the North Texas Mensa Local Group Annual Financial Report has been prepared and will be delivered to American Mensa. Motion by Peter D’Apice to accept Treasurer's Report for March, seconded by Ken Roberts, and unanimously approved.
Membership - Ken Roberts: March began with 1187 members, 7 left, 51 joined, yielding 1231 at the end of March.
RG Committee - Roger Durham reported that he will visit with potential hotels for the Regional Convention. Mensa #76 volunteers have signed up. There was some discussion of NTM’s acquisition of East Texas Mensa and issues of welcoming and integrating the members into NTM, to be discussed further in New Business.
Editor - Bill Rock absent. M-Aura has gone to print.
Publisher/Circulation Manager - Val Beasley absent: No report.
Proctor Coordinator - Elisa Miller absent: Deborah Lockhart reported two people at the April 18 test.
Calendar Chair - Deborah Lockhart: discussed the online calendar and upcoming calendared events are listed in M-Aura.
Gifted Children - Bill Rock absent: Young Eagles will occur on May 9 in McKinney.
Webmaster - Steve Hess absent: Steve sent Mike Magolnick an email on a possible new website host.
Web Content - Lacy L. Brown absent: Lacy has been active in executing on a plan and Mike Magolnick commended her good work.
Ombudsman - Randy Brack absent: No report.
Scholarship Chair - Ralf Kittenbacher reported: Essay information has been submitted to American Mensa.
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Publicity - Lori Roberts: Ken Roberts attended the opening of a new Collin County newspaper, and they are on board to take our news, giving us four new outlets for news. The New Member Party was a great success, about 57 attended, many of which were new members who were very enthusiastic.
Old Business:
A. Paul Whiteman and Bob Dietrich had volunteered to organize the Nominating Committee and the Election Committee and are pursuing that.
B. The 2015 budget was presented for the Board to review. On motion by Paul Whiteman, second by Ken Roberts, the Board unanimously approved the budget as presented.
New Business:
A. The assimilation of the members of former East Texas Mensa, which was merged into North Texas Mensa, was discussed. An Ad Hoc Committee was formed, co-chaired by Ken Roberts and Roger Durham, to pursue the welcome and integration of the East Texas Mensa members. Bill Rock will serve on the Ad Hoc Committee. A member from East Texas will be recruited for the committee.
Motion to adjourn made by Paul Whiteman, second by Deborah Lockhart, unanimously approved. Meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.
Submitted: May 17, 2015, by Peter D'Apice, NTM Board Secretary.

NTM Board Meeting Sunday, May 17, 2015
Meeting called to order at 6:04 by Vice-President Paul Whiteman. Attendees: Vice-President Paul Whiteman, Treasurer Deborah Lockhart, Ken Roberts, Bob Dietrich, Peter D'Apice.
Secretary - Peter D'Apice: Minutes from the April 19, 2015, Board meeting were presented to the Board and reviewed. On a motion by Ken Roberts, seconded by Deborah Lockhart, the minutes were unanimously approved.
Treasurer - Deborah Lockhart presented the treasurer's report for and through April 2015, indicating total April income of $1,152.86, total April expenses of $1157.89; net worth is $21,473.19 (as of April 30, 2015). Motion by Peter D’Apice to accept Treasurer's Report for April, seconded by Ken Roberts, and unanimously approved.
Membership - Ken Roberts: March began with 1226 members, 224 left, 13 joined, and 104 added to NTM roster from East Texas Mensa, yielding 1119 at the end of April.
RG Committee - Roger Durham: Updated the Board on the progress of hotel arrangements.
Editor - Bill Rock: M-Aura will go to print shortly.
Publisher/Circulation Manager - Val Beasley: The Board noted there were no issues with circulation.
Proctor Coordinator - Elisa Miller absent: Deborah Lockhart reported four people tested on May 16, one person tested at the end of April.
Calendar Chair – Robert Hemphill absent: The Board noted there were no issues with the calendar.
Gifted Children - Bill Rock: Young Eagles event scheduled for May 9 in McKinney was cancelled due to weather. There will be an I-Fly in Frisco in August, and blueberry picking outing at the end of June.
Webmaster - Steve Hess absent: The Board noted some good changes have been made to the website.
Web Content, henceforth to be known as Communications - Lacy L. Brown absent: The Board noted that Lacy is doing a good job.
Ombudsman - Randy Brack absent: No report.
Scholarship Chair - Ralf Kittenbacher absent: No report.
Publicity - Ken Roberts: Publicity is underway and we are expanding into Collin County newspapers.
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Old Business:
A. Paul Whiteman and Bob Dietrich are pursuing volunteers for the Nominating Committee, for voting on at the June meeting.
B. The assimilation of the members of former East Texas Mensa, which was merged into North Texas Mensa, was discussed.
New Business:
A. Posting Board minutes to the website was discussed. Ken Roberts moved that the Secretary and President of NTM be granted permission to post approved minutes to the NTM website. Bob Dietrich seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously approved.
B. The Board discussed participation in the National Mensa lapsed-member program, when that program is finally set up.
C. The Board recognized member Ms. Betty Jane Ferguson, who then raised three issues with the Board: (1) the accuracy of the Board minutes; (2) her election complaint; and (3) the presence of SIGs on the NTM website.
Motion to adjourn made by Ken Roberts, seconded by Bob Dietrich, unanimously approved. Meeting adjourned at 7:19 p.m.
Submitted: June 21, 2015, by Peter D'Apice, NTM Board Secretary.

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, June 21, 2015
Meeting called to order at 6:12 p.m. by Vice-President Paul Whiteman. Attendees: Vice-President Paul Whiteman, Treasurer Deborah Lockhart, Eric Hartman, Secretary Peter D'Apice, and Ombudsman Randy Brack,
Secretary - Peter D'Apice: Minutes from the May 17, 2015, Board meeting were presented to the Board and reviewed. On a motion by Deborah Lockhart, seconded by Paul Whiteman, the minutes were unanimously approved.
At 6:14 p.m. Ken Roberts joined the meeting.
Treasurer - Deborah Lockhart presented the treasurer's report for and through May 2015. Motion by Peter D’Apice to accept Treasurer's Report for May, seconded by Eric Hartman, and unanimously approved.
Membership - Ken Roberts: April began with 1119 members, 4 left, 28 joined, yielding 1143 at the end of May.
RG Committee - Roger Durham: Updated the Board on the progress of hotel arrangements, no hotel contract obtained yet.
Editor - Bill Rock absent: No report.
Publisher/Circulation Manager - Val Beasley absent: No report.
Proctor Coordinator - Elisa Miller absent: No report
Calendar Chair – Robert Hemphill absent: No report.
Gifted Children - Bill Rock absent: No report.
Webmaster - Steve Hess absent: No report.
Communications - Lacy L. Brown absent: No report.
Ombudsman - Randy Brack: The election challenge has been resolved.
Scholarship Chair - Ralf Kittenbacher absent: No report.
Publicity - Ken Roberts: Publicity issues were discussed; Paul Whiteman had contacted KERA about a possible membership drive.
Old Business:
A. Paul Whiteman nominated Anne Whiteman as chair of the Nominating Committee and Election Committee, with Laura Stuart to serve on both committees. Ken Roberts moved approval of the nominations, Peter D’Apice seconded, and unanimously approved.
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B. Randy Brack proposed that the circulation of draft minutes of Board meetings include anyone mentioned in the minutes, for review for accuracy. The Board agreed to include NTM officers in the distribution of draft minutes.
C. Eric Hartman reported that his review of last year’s finances has been completed and he found no discrepancies and nothing amiss. Peter D’Apice moved to accept the report, Deborah Lockhart seconded and all approved.
D. The Board recognized member Betty Jane Ferguson with respect to an issue she had raised at the May meeting regarding the accuracy of the January 2015 Board minutes. Ms. Ferguson submitted the attached draft with her proposed corrections to the January 2015 minutes.
New Business:
A. The Board discussed the issue of the presence of lapsed members at NTM activities and functions, and how many lapsed members renew.
Motion to adjourn made by Ken Roberts, seconded by Deborah Lockhart, unanimously approved. Meeting adjourned at 7:24 p.m.
The meeting was then reopened by Paul Whiteman at 7:24 p.m. to move the addition of Chris Cree to the Nominating Committee and the Election Committee. Peter D’Apice seconded the motion; D’Apice, Hartman, Roberts and Whiteman voted in favor, Deborah Lockhart voted against, and the motion carried by majority vote.
Motion to adjourn made by Eric Hartman, second by Ken Roberts, all approved, and the meeting adjourned at 7:27 p.m.
Submitted: July 19, 2015.

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.