May 19, 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 member Chris Cree. Anne Whiteman arrived late.

1. Reports

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

Treasurer – Fix reported on the April financials which included income of $1,163.66 and expenses of $682.68, generating net income of $480.98 for the month of April.  Total assets increased to $32,347.35 as of April 30, 2019.  Report received with thanks.

President – Hartman presented the President’s Report.  He began by encouraging everyone to be thinking of potential members for the Nominating and Election Committees, and pointed out that the next Board Meeting will be held on June 16, 2019.  The following reports were received (names in parentheses are Board liaisons for each office):

Membership – Paul Whiteman reported that as of April 30 NTM had 1,113 members, up from 1,099 on March 31.  He mentioned that the spring New Members’ Party was held on May 4 (May the Fourth be With You) at the home of Don Ledbetter and Linda Kosier in Flower Mound.  Three new members attended.

Ombudsman - Randy Brack – nothing to report.

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

(Cree) Publisher/Circulation Manager – Val Beasley reported that the number of printed copies of the newsletter dropped this month.

(Cree) Social and Communications – Vacant

(Cree) Publicity – Vacant

(Whiteman) Webmaster – Andy McKellar – no report.                           

(Whiteman) Proctor/Testing Coordinator - Deborah Lockhart reported that no test session was held this month.

(Whiteman) Programs – Karen Brack reported by email that this month’s speaker will be on the Dallas recycling program.  Next month will be the speaker on the future of work who was unable to speak last month.

(Whiteman) Calendar - Sara Hawkins – no report.

(Schmidt) Gifted Children - Bill Rock reported that 12 members and 2 guests attended the Cardboard Challenge on May 18.  Next month’s event is blueberry picking in Edom.

(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 Carol Hilson will handle on-site registration and Andy McKellar is in charge of tastings.

2. Old Business:


3. New Business:



Motion to adjourn made by Marshall, seconded by Fix, unanimously approved.  Meeting adjourned at 6:23 p.m.  Submitted by Roger Durham, NTM Secretary.