July 15, 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, Secretary Roger Durham, and board members Chris Cree and George Schmidt.  Anne Whiteman was returning from vacation and arrived late.

1. Reports

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

Treasurer – Fix reported on the May financials which included income of $1,026.93 and expenses of $697.60, generating a net surplus of $329.33 for the month of June 2018.  Net assets increased to $30,862.43.  The surplus was primarily due to the reduction in printing costs for the M-Aura with the revised format.  Randy Brack questioned the calculations previously reported regarding the cost of the M-Aura, and a brief discussion followed.  Report received with thanks.

President – In the absence of President Hartman, Marshall presented the President’s Report, including comments on the appointment of members of the Nominating and Election Committee, after which the following reports were received (names in parentheses are board liaisons for that office):

Membership – Paul Whiteman submitted the membership report.  As of June 30, 2018, 1125 members reported, up from 1,107 on May 31, 2018.

Ombudsman - Randy Brack – nothing to report.

(Cree) Editor – Bill Rock reported by email that the newsletter is ready to go to the printer on Monday.

(Cree) Publisher/Circulation Manager – Val Beasley - no report.

(Cree) Social and Communications – Vacant

(Cree) Publicity – Vacant

(Cree) Webmaster – Andy McKellar – reported that he cannot recommend the web service firm from whom he received an unsolicited proposal.  He is still working on getting a redacted version of the calendar available to the public.                                                                                 

(Whiteman) Proctor/Testing Coordinator - Deborah Lockhart – no test given this momth.  Next month’s test will be at the Timberglen branch library in far north Dallas.

(Whiteman) Programs – Karen Brack – no speaker could be found for tonight’s meeting.

(Whiteman) Calendar - Sara Hawkins – No report.

(Schmidt) Gifted Children - Bill Rock reported by email – The July event was a recycling center tour, attended by 10 members of 5 families.  For August they are volunteering to pack meals for the less fortunate and also visiting a climbing gym.

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

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

(Schmidt) Regional Gathering – Karen Brack – objected to the changes made in the M-Aura, particularly the omission of the RG registration form.  Marshall assured her that the registration form will be restored to future issues of the M-Aura.

2. Old Business: None

3. New Business: None

Motion to adjourn made by Schmidt, seconded by Whiteman, unanimously approved. Meeting adjourned at 6:48 p.m.  Submitted by Roger Durham, NTM Secretary.