Meeting called to order 23 June 2012 at 9:04am by Paul
Quorum waiver approved under Article XI, Section IV. Normal quorum for 97 members requires 25 to
be present. Those attending numbered 21.
Minutes of 2011 annual
meeting minutes read. Motion to accept by Fred Foy. Seconded by Tom Mealy. Motion carried.
Membership – 116 total members with 97 regular, 16 associate and 3 honorary.
Communications – (Chuck White)
discussed the website design update, Wikipedia,
revised memorial page, and the newsletter preparation by Steve Starry
Report – from Dr. Joanne J Nesbitt
report – at 12/31/11 in savings is $ 9.982, checking is $ 10,171, and inventory
Reunion - 2013 reunion site:
1st choice was New London, CT and the 2nd choice
was Charleston, SC. Because of
inaccessibility to New London from larger airports, the Board recommends going
to Charleston, SC. Membership concurred.
2014 reunion is Central US. The Board recommended the choices to be St
Louis, Branson, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Kansas City. Membership did not have additional
Discussion – two members recommended Branson and two members recommended Baton Rouge.
The membership vote was Branson with 13 and Baton Rouge with 5. Branson – 1st choice, Baton Rouge
– 2nd choice.
Paul Morrison discussed the need
for Board members and membership service on the Board.
The new Board was the same as the
2011-2012 Board. Dave Burns made motion
a motion to elect the current Board and Mike Luppino seconded the motion. Motion carried.
The Board recommended making Joanne
Nesbitt an honorary member. Tom Mealey made the motion and multiple seconds
were heard. Motion carried.
John Caffrey raised the question
as to whether the Bylaws or other documents addressed what the dress attire is
for the Saturday night banquet. It was
confirmed that there is no written dress code for that activity.
John Caffrey also raised the
question as to asking the membership for whether June’s annual reunion should
be moved to February or March, or another date.
The Board will submit a questionnaire to the membership asking for their
direction on when the reunion date should be, and will also place the question
on the website discussion forum. The
earliest that this could occur would be 2014.
New Board will meet right after the adjournment of the
Motion made to adjourn by Bill Park, with second by Walter
Pennington. Motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 9:41am.
Minutes taken by Secretary Dave Bilby