November 18, 2018 Board Minutes


North Texas Mensa

American Mensa Ltd.

A Not-for-Profit Corporation


Meeting called to order at 6:00 pm by President Gunny Hartman.  Attendees:  Treasurer Doug Fix, Secretary Roger Durham, and board member George Schmidt.  Anne Whiteman arrived late.

1. Reports

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

Treasurer – Fix reported on the October financials which included income of $991.62 and expenses of $1,539.48, generating a net loss of $547.86 for the month of October 2018.  Net assets decreased to $30,658.35, primarily due to a $400.00 deposit for postage.  Report received with thanks.

President – Hartman presented the President’s Report.  He encouraged all Board members to attend the Regional Gathering next week, and reminded everyone that tonight’s program will be the election of officers for 2019.  He also noted that there will be a Board meeting on December 16, although there is no General Meeting next month.  He also announced that the first Board meeting of 2019 will be the 3rd Sunday in January.  The following reports were received (names in parentheses are board liaisons for that office):

Membership – Paul Whiteman submitted the membership report.  As of October 31, 2018, 1181 members were reported, up from 1,164 on September 30, 2018.

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 – sometime in the past week the RG registration module on the NTM website crashed, and as yet the cause and remedy both remain unknown.  Efforts to get the module restored are continuing, but in the meantime no one can register on-line for the RG.  

(Whiteman) Proctor/Testing Coordinator - Deborah Lockhart – No test was scheduled this month.  Testing in December will be at the Audelia Road Library.

(Whiteman) Programs – Karen Brack – tonight’s program will be the annual NTM election of officers.  There will be no General Meeting next month.

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

(Schmidt) Gifted Children - Bill Rock reported by email that the flying event was attended by 9 kids.  More than a dozen children and family members attended the meal-packing event.  Next month’s activities will be another meal-packing event for Feed My Starving Children, and meal delivery for Meals on Wheels on Christmas Day.

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

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

(Schmidt) Regional Gathering – Karen Brack – over 100 have registered so far, but the effects of the on-line registration module crash last week are unknown.

2. Old Business: None

3. New Business: Durham moved, Fix seconded, to express the Board’s hearty thanks to Karen Brack for her excellent work as Program Chair this year.  Passed unanimously.

Motion to adjourn made by Schmidt, seconded by Fix, unanimously approved. Meeting adjourned at 6:22 p.m.  Submitted by Roger Durham, NTM Secretary.