October 20, 2019 Board Minutes

                                                              North Texas Mensa

A Local Group of

American Mensa Ltd.

    A Not-for-Profit Corporation

Meeting called to order at 6:02 pm by Secretary Roger Durham.  Attendees: Treasurer Doug Fix and board members George Schmidt and Anne Whiteman.  Board member Chris Cree attended by telephone.  The first order of business was to elect a Chair for this meeting, both the President and Vice President being absent.  Fix moved, Whiteman seconded to elect Schmidt to chair this meeting.  Passed unanimously.

1. Reports

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

Treasurer – Treasurer Doug Fix reported on the September financials which included income of $1,164.47 and expenses of $1,572.80, generating a net deficit of $408.33 for the month of September, primarily due to an $800 deposit for future postage costs.  Total assets decreased to $32,223.80 as of September 30, 2019.  Report received with thanks.

President – In the absence of President Hartman, Schmidt presented the President’s Report.  He began by encouraging all members of the Board to attend the Election Meeting on November 17, and the Regional Gathering over Thanksgiving Weekend.  He then reminded everyone that the next Board meeting will be on November 17, 2019, at the usual time and place, and that the November General Meeting, on November 17, will feature candidate speeches, in-person voting, and ballot counting.   The following reports were also received (names in parentheses are Board liaisons for each office):

Membership – Paul Whiteman - reported by email that as of September 30 NTM had 1,163 members, up from 1,145 on August 31.  He also reported that 37 attended the fall New Members’ Party at the home of Ken and Lori Roberts on October 12, including 5 new members and 2 other first-time attendees.

Ombudsman - Randy Brack – (by email) nothing to report.

Election Committee – Andy McKellar – reported by email that the ballot was sent to the newsletter on time and everything appears to be ready for next month’s election meeting.

(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 – reported by email that there is a problem with the calendar software which he is unable to resolve.  He is attempting to refer it to the program’s publisher.

(Whiteman) Testing Coordinator – Deborah Lockhart – reported that there was no test in September; both the regular test and the culture-fair will be offered on October 26.

(Whiteman) Programs – Karen Brack – no report.

(Whiteman) Calendar - Sara Hawkins – nothing to report.

(Schmidt) Gifted Children - Bill Rock reported that this month featured Young Eagles flights attended by 13.

(Schmidt) S.I.G.H.T. - Gunny Hartman – no report.

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

(Schmidt) Regional Gathering – Carol Hilson and Anne Whiteman – Whiteman reported that planning for the RG continues.  Hilson reported by email that as of last week we had 60 paid registrations.


2. Old Business:



3. New Business:



 Motion to adjourn made by Durham, seconded by Cree, unanimously approved.  Meeting adjourned at 6:22 p.m.  Submitted by Roger Durham, NTM Secretary.