April 21, 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:  Vice-President John Marshall, Treasurer Doug Fix, Secretary Roger Durham, and board members Chris Cree, George Schmidt, and Anne Whiteman.

1. Reports

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

Treasurer – Fix reported on the March financials which included income of $1,148.26 and expenses of $1,758.58, generating a net deficit of <$610.32> for the month of March, primarily due to a semi-annual postage deposit for the M-Aura.  Total assets declined to $31,866.37 as of March 31, 2019.  Report received with thanks.

President – Hartman presented the President’s Report.  He began by thanking everyone for renewing their memberships, and asked everyone to be thinking of members for this year’s Nominating and Election Committees.  He mentioned that Rik Hess has agreed to accept appointment to the Gatherings Committee, and pointed out that the next Board Meeting will be held on May 19, 2019.  The following reports were received (names in parentheses are Board liaisons for each office):

Membership – Paul Whiteman reported that as of March 31 NTM had 1,099 members, down from 1,254 on February 28.  He announced that the spring New Members’ Party will be held from 5 to 10 pm on May 4 (May the Fourth be With You) at the home of Don Ledbetter and Linda Kosier in Flower Mound.

Ombudsman - Randy Brack – reported that Bill Wills, a long-time member, died last month.

(Cree) Editor – Bill Rock reported 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

(Whiteman) Webmaster – Andy McKellar – no report.                           

(Whiteman) Proctor/Testing Coordinator - Deborah Lockhart reported that a test session was held yesterday, but no one showed up.

(Whiteman) Programs – Karen Brack reported by email that this month’s speaker will be on the future of work.  (Due to some confusion about the room reservation, the speaker was cancelled.)

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

(Schmidt) Gifted Children - Bill Rock reported that 3 or 4 families attended Engineering Day at UTA.  Next month’s event is the Cardboard Challenge on May 18.

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

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

(Schmidt) Regional Gathering – Anne Whiteman reported that she had met with Co-Chair Carol Hilson and got all of Carol’s files on prior RGs.  Paul Whiteman has agreed to be Hospitality Chair, and Roger Durham will continue as RG Treasurer.  Randy Brack agreed to handle the printed programs.  Kim Speed has agreed to handle registration prior to the RG, but cannot attend.  Whiteman will continue to look for someone to handle the on-site registration.

2. Old Business:

Gatherings Committee – Hartman nominated Rik Hess as a member of the Gatherings Committee, for a 3-year term ending March 31, 2022.  Durham moved, Marshall seconded, to approve the nomination.  Passed unanimously.

3. New Business:



Motion to adjourn made by Marshall, seconded by Schmidt, unanimously approved.  Meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m.  Submitted by Roger Durham, NTM Secretary.