October 21, 2018 Board Minutes

North Texas Mensa


A Local Group of

American Mensa Ltd.,

A Not-for-Profit Corporation


Meeting called to order at 6:00 pm by Vice-President John Marshall.  Attendees: Treasurer Doug Fix, and board members Chris Cree and George Schmidt.  Secretary Roger Durham arrived late.

1. Reports

Secretary - The proposed September 2018 Board Meeting Minutes were circulated. Schmidt moved, Cree seconded to approve the minutes as submitted, which passed unanimously.

Treasurer – Fix reported on the September financials which included income of $1,147.45 and expenses of $854.70, generating net income of $292.81 for the month of August 2018.  Net assets increased to $31,129.21.  Report received with thanks.

President – In the absence of President Hartman, Vice-President Marshall presented the President’s Report.  The following reports were received (names in parentheses are board liaisons for that office):

Membership – Paul Whiteman submitted the membership report via email.  As of September 30, 2018, 1164 members were reported, up from 1,161 on August 31, 2018.  The New Members’ Party at the Kittenbachers’ had 30 people in attendance, including 2 new members: Matt Lewis and Nancy Norwood.  Intermittent rain undoubtedly affected the attendance.

Ombudsman - Randy Brack – nothing to report.

(Cree) Editor – Bill Rock reported by email that the newsletter went to the printer last week.

(Cree) Publisher/Circulation Manager – Val Beasley – nothing to report.

(Cree) Social and Communications – Vacant

(Cree) Publicity – Vacant

(Cree) Webmaster – Andy McKellar – nothing to report.                        

(Whiteman) Proctor/Testing Coordinator - Deborah Lockhart – 9 candidates were tested yesterday.  No test is scheduled for November.

(Whiteman) Programs – Karen Brack – tonight’s speaker will be a restaurant critic.  Next month will be the annual NTM election of officers.

(Whiteman) Calendar - Sara Hawkins – Nothing to report.

(Schmidt) Gifted Children - Bill Rock reported by email that the Games Day at Nerdvana was attended by 5 or 6 kids.  Next month’s activities will be a flying event with Young Eagles, for which 15 have signed up, and a meal-packing event for Feed My Starving Children.

(Schmidt) S.I.G.H.T. - Gunny Hartman (by email) – nothing to report.

(Schmidt) Scholarship Chair – Ralf Kittenbacher – no report.

(Schmidt) Regional Gathering – Karen Brack – about 100 have registered so far.

2. Old Business: None

3. New Business: None

Motion to adjourn made by Schmidt, seconded by Durham, unanimously approved. Meeting adjourned at 6:19 p.m.  Submitted by Roger Durham, NTM Secretary.