August 19, 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 President Gunny Hartman. Attendees: Vice-President John Marshall, Secretary Roger Durham, and board member George Schmidt.  Anne Whiteman arrived late.

1. Reports

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

Treasurer – Fix reported by email on the July financials which included income of $1,127.62 and expenses of $1,220.11, generating a net deficit of $92.49 for the month of July 2018. Net assets increased to $30,769.94.  The deficit was primarily due to the payment last month of $367.32 in annual website expenses.  Report received with thanks.

President – Hartman presented the President’s Report, including names of members of the Nominating (Paul Whiteman, Chair; Bill Rock, Cathy Allshouse, and Sara Hawkins, Members) and Election (Deborah Lockhart, Chair; David Monroe, Kash Hatton, and Gail Spurlock, Members; and Grant Seabolt, Alternate) Committees, after which the following reports were received (names in parentheses are board liaisons for that office):

Membership – Paul Whiteman submitted the membership report via email. As of July 31, 2018, 1139 members were reported, up from 1,125 on June 30, 2018.

Ombudsman - Randy Brack – reported a potential problem with this year’s Election Code, which was not revised to comply with the new By-Laws. Brack expressed the opinion that this should not cause a serious problem.

(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

(Cree) Webmaster – Andy McKellar – reported by email that a redacted version of the calendar is now available to the public.                                

(Whiteman) Proctor/Testing Coordinator - Deborah Lockhart – 8 people tested this month. No test is scheduled for next month.

(Whiteman) Programs – Karen Brack – tonight’s speaker will be on Innovation. No speaker has yet been secured for September.

(Whiteman) Calendar - Sara Hawkins – No report.

(Schmidt) Gifted Children - Bill Rock reported that both August events were attended by about 10 kids. For September they are visiting the Cavanaugh Flight Museum.

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

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

(Schmidt) Regional Gathering – Karen Brack – 35 have registered so far. Patrick Gary is working on an escape room.  Kids’ Track, Pub Crawl, and Movie Night are being considered.  Help is needed with Games.

2. Old Business: None

3. New Business: Pam and Ralf Kittenbacher have agreed to host the Fall New Members’ Party on October 6. Marshall moved, Schmidt seconded, to advance $250.

Motion to adjourn made by Marshall, seconded by Schmidt, unanimously approved. Meeting adjourned at 6:49 p.m. Submitted by Roger Durham, NTM Secretary.