June 16, 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, Secretary Roger Durham, and board member George Schmidt.  Anne Whiteman arrived late.

  1. Reports

Secretary - The proposed May 2019 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 May financials which included income of $1,056.02 and expenses of $732.81, generating net income of $323.21 for the month of May.  Total assets increased to $32,670.57 as of May 31, 2019.  Report received with thanks.

President – Hartman presented the President’s Report.  He began by reminding everyone that we need members for the Nominating and Election Committees, and pointed out that the next Board Meeting will be held on July 21, 2019, which is after the deadline for appointing both committees.  The following reports were received (names in parentheses are Board liaisons for each office):

Membership – Paul Whiteman reported that as of May 31 NTM had 1,128 members, up from 1,113 on April 30.

Ombudsman - Randy Brack discussed the criteria for conducting business. The business of the Board can be transacted only at a regular or special meeting. The NTM Bylaws describes the requirements for a special meeting. Robert’s Rules defines a meeting as “a single official gathering in one room or area of the assembly of its members at which a quorum is present.”

(Cree) Editor – Bill Rock reported that the newsletter went to the printer on Thursday, and requested that more photos of NTM events be submitted for publication.

(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 one candidate was tested at yesterday’s session.

(Whiteman) Programs – Karen Brack - in Karen’s absence, Randy Brack reported that this month’s speaker will be on the future of work.

(Whiteman) Calendar - Sara Hawkins – reported that everything is running smoothly.

(Schmidt) Gifted Children - Bill Rock reported that this month’s event is blueberry picking in Edom.  Next month will be a tour of a football manufacturer, and August will feature a visit to Scrap! Denton.

(Schmidt) S.I.G.H.T. - Gunny Hartman – reported that the UTD student who was looking for housing has heard from a number of people about possible locations.

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

(Schmidt) Regional Gathering – Carol Hilson and Anne Whiteman – Whiteman reported that all the tastings are decided, and a theme has been selected.

   2. Old Business:


  1. New Business:

Marshall moved, Schmidt seconded to move NTM’s storage facility to a new location to be determined, somewhere between LBJ and the Bush Turnpike and between Marsh Lane and Coit Road, effective the Monday after the RG.  Passed unanimously.

Marshall moved, Schmidt seconded, to appoint to the Nominating Committee and Election Committee the first four people who agree to accept appointment to either.  Passed unanimously.


Motion to adjourn made by Marshall, seconded by Schmidt, unanimously approved.  Meeting adjourned at 6:51 p.m.  Submitted by Roger Durham, NTM Secretary.