March 17, 2019 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 President Gunny Hartman.  Attendees:  Treasurer Doug Fix, Secretary Roger Durham, and board member George Schmidt.

1. Reports

Secretary - The proposed February 2019 Board Meeting Minutes were circulated.  Schmidt moved, Fix seconded to approve the minutes as submitted, which passed unanimously.          

Treasurer – Fix reported on the February financials which included income of $1,072.96 and expenses of $1,713.92, generating a net loss of $640.96 for the month of February, primarily due to payment of the $1,000 allocated to scholarships.  Total assets were $32,476.69 as of February 28, 2019.  Report received with thanks. 

President – Hartman presented the President’s Report.  He began by reminding everyone that annual memberships expire next month, and that any Board member whose membership is not renewed prior to the April Board meeting will be automatically removed from office.  He pointed out that the next Board Meeting will be held on April 21, 2019.  The following reports were received (names in parentheses are Board liaisons for each office):

Membership – Paul Whiteman reported that as of February 28, NTM had 1,253 members, up from 1,241 on January 31.

Ombudsman - Randy Brack – reported by email that he had nothing to report.

(Cree) Editor – Bill Rock reported that the newsletter went to the printer on Friday.

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

(Cree) Social and Communications – Vacant

(Cree) Publicity – Vacant

(Whiteman) Webmaster – Andy McKellar – reported by email that he had nothing to report.                                                                                         

(Whiteman) Proctor/Testing Coordinator - Deborah Lockhart – reported that a test session was held earlier in the day, but she did not know how many candidates were tested.

(Whiteman) Programs – Karen Brack reported by email that this month’s program will be a speaker on missile technology.  Next month’s speaker will be on the future of work.

(Whiteman) Calendar - Sara Hawkins – reported by email that she had nothing to report.

(Schmidt) Gifted Children - Bill Rock reported that he was unable to attend the Trash Pickup event and does not know how many attended.  Next month’s event is the UTA Engineering Saturday.

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

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

(Schmidt) Regional Gathering – Anne Whiteman reported by email that she will start working on the RG as soon as she returns from California.

2. Old Business:

New Members’ Party – Whiteman reported that no host has been found for the New Members’ Party.  It was pointed out that it is too late to get the NMP in the M-Aura for April.  Several possible hosts were suggested, and the Board discussed having the Party in early May.  Durham moved, Schmidt seconded to authorize an advance of up to $250 to Whiteman for the NMP if and when a location is found.  Approved unanimously.

3. New Business:

                         Gatherings Committee - Hartman reminded the Board that Roger Durham’s term on the Gatherings Committee expires at the end of the month.  Hartman will look for someone willing to be appointed to a 3-year term on the Gatherings Committee, joining Paul Whiteman (term expires 3/31/20) and Karen Brack (term expires 3/31/21).

Motion to adjourn made by Schmidt, seconded by Fix, unanimously approved.  Meeting adjourned at 6:41 p.m.  Submitted by Roger Durham, NTM Secretary.