March 28th Board Meeting Minutes

March 29th Board Meeting Minutes

Awards and General UMRA Meeting Minutes


UMRA Conference 2008

53rd Anniversary Educational Conference
Event's and Meeting Notes
Hosting Chapter Black Hills
Rapid City, South Dakota
March 28 & 29th, 2008

Respectfully submitted by Mark C Walenz, Missouri Valley Chapter

March 27th, 2008

Registration and check in by members.

March 28th, 2008

Breakfast served @ Meeting
Present at Meeting
Officers


Region 11 Directors, Bruce Kamperschroer, CM Twin Cities Chapter
President, Dale Buehler CM Black Hills Chapter
1stV President, Arlan Okerson CMS Badlands Chapter
2nd V President, Mark Walenz Missouri Valley Chapter
Treasurer, Mike Kempel, CMS Red River Chapter
Sgt of Arms, Todd Brown CMS Winnipeg MB Chapter
 
Members
 
David Olson CMS Red River Chapter
Nicholas Cress CM Twin Cities Chapter
Woody Seaman CMS Souris Chapter
John Husson CM Souris Chapter
Dave Eccleston CM Black Hills Chapter
Jim Senst CM Twin Cities Chapter
Gary Nysveen CM Red River Chapter

Dale Buehler, CM then called meeting to order @ 6:40am.

NEW BUSINESS

Minutes of last UMRA meeting held in Bismarck North Dakota was read by Mark Walenz Missouri Valley Chapter.

Board approved Minutes as read with no changes.
Approved by Jim Senst CM Twin Cities second by Gary Nysveen CM Red River.

Treasurer Report given by Mike Kempel CM Red River

Income $1028.00
Interest $ 11.30
Total to date $5344.12
Debt  
Presidents Plaque by Woody $ 86.83

Report approved by John Husson CM Souris Chapter,
     2nd by Gary Nysveen CM Red River

Report of event presented by Dale Buehler CM Black Hills Chapter

Hotel and Meeting Space is good.
Noted numbers of those attending seemed down.
Noted best way to advertise is direct mail.
E- Mail notification is poor due to lack of e-mails available
Try using International for help with Membership list and e-mails

Board then requested Achievement of the Year Award Committee
     Jim Senst and Gary Nysveen nominated to committee
Nominations will be brought to the board at next meeting.

Board then requested Sgt of Arms Committee
     Mike Kempel and Woody Seaman nominated to committee
Nominations will be brought to the board at next meeting.

OLD BUSINESS

Direct deposit was mentioned due to checks being sent to old officers. It was determined that due to changes in Officer Positions in 2007 proper forms were not sent to International. It was noted that our International contact is Kelly Woolneck.

Election of Officers form needs to be sent to International after Elections. Since we are a group of Chapters this must be done by hand not via Internet.

Motion to approve Internet banking and make changes to Bank account to allow signatures of all officers and access to Internet banking by Treasurer.

Announcement of UMRA Meeting sites were noted
     2009 Location Winnipeg MB
     2010 Location Omaha, Nebraska
     2011 TBA
2009 conference will be held 3rd or 4th week in February 2009.

Update of UMRA Website

     Dave Olsen - Web Master gave report

Update and discussion of Website e-mail addresses need to be updated by all Chapters they are still an issue on getting information out.

Question regarding the location of conference planning information location.

It was mentioned that at one time there was a list developed. Several members recall seeing this list but no seemed to give positive location.

It was requested that once this list is found that it be posted on the website for future reference during event planning.

It was also mentioned that Officer Responsibilities also be posted on UMRA web site.

Mark Walenz questioned the need to restore the Ladies Auxiliary Chapter affiliations. It was agreed to have International look into our affiliations that maybe still active.

Motion made by Mark Walenz second by Woody Seaman to have International look into this.

NEW Bills submitted by Mike Kempel

Bill was submitted by Mike Kempel for storage container to hold Treasurer Information to be passed onto future officers.

Bill submitted was in the amount of $29.86.

Motion made by Jim Senst and second by Arlan Okerson to pay bill.

Motion made by Mark Walenz to change By Law Article VI Section 5 to include a Independent unit to be done starting in 2010 and to continue every 5 years. This audit will be preformed by current board members.

Motion was agreed to and second by Mike Kempel

Motion to adjourn by John Husson, Second by Gary Nysveen.

Day Event's March 28th, 2008 7:00am - 5:00pm

Opening Ceremonies and introduction of Black Hills Mayor

Presentation by Dave Dauberman, Emerson Climate Technologies
    Copeland Scroll Technology
www.EmersonClimateContractor.com/ASTP for more information

Presentation by Brian Baker CMS, Custom Vac Limited
    Generation Y The new workforce

Lunch

Presentation by Chad Veitenheimer Dakota Supply
    Filtration (Air and Water)

CM and CMS Exams Taken

Bus Tour to Prairie Berry Winery, Hill City

Mount Rushmore Visit at Night dusk

March 29th Board Meeting Cont 6:30am - 7:30am

Breakfast served @ Meeting
Present at Meeting
Officers


Region 11 Directors, Bruce Kamperschroer, CM Twin Cities Chapter
President, Dale Buehler CM Black Hills Chapter
1stV President, Arlan Okerson CMS Badlands Chapter
2nd V President, Mark Walenz Missouri Valley Chapter
Treasurer, Mike Kempel, CMS Red River Chapter
Sgt of Arms, Todd Brown CMS Winnipeg MB Chapter
 
Members
 
David Olson CMS Red River Chapter
Nicholas Cress CM Twin Cities Chapter
Woody Seaman CMS Souris Chapter
John Husson CM Souris Chapter
Dave Eccleston CM Black Hills Chapter
Jim Senst CM Twin Cities Chapter
Gary Nysveen CM Red River Chapter

Light Breakfast served to officers (coffee, rolls, juice)

Meeting called to order by Dale Buehler CM at 7:02am

Motion by Jim Senst and second by Mike Kempel to waive reading of last Meeting minutes. Approved.

Treasurer report read after updates
    New Balance $5227.43

Motion to approve by Woody Seaman second by Arlan Okerson

Achievement report not ready for meeting.
Committee asked to present at later time to President

Sgt of Arms Committee
Letter read from Missouri Valley Chapter recommending Nick Stolzer
No other nominees presented
Nick Stolzer wins nomination by abstain

Discussion on balance sheet for UMRA Conference as required by the By Laws.
It was agreed that a 50/ 50 split on profits from UMRA conference after Expenses are paid by hosting Chapter.

It was noted that the damaged Charter was from Twin Cities and will be Returned to there Chapter by Jim Senst to handle. No action is needed By UMRA Board for repairs.

Dave Olsen requested the possibility of change to the UMRA Logo.

After discussion it was agreed to have a contest for best design submitted.

An idea came forward by Woody Seaman to pay for contest winner With a Full Conference Package to be presented in Winnipeg MB.

Motion made by Dave Olsen and second by Jim Senst to have UMRA Pay for and provide full conference winner a paid package for UMRA Conference in Omaha during 2010 event.

Dave Olsen presented the board with a bill for $191.40 for services to The web site.

Bruce Kamperschroer CM announced the dissolving of two Chapters Aberdeen and Grand folks they will combine with Red River Chapter.

Motion to adjourn by John Husson second by Woody Seaman

Saturday March 29th 2008 , Educational Session 8:00am - 4:00pm

Presentation by Jim Leville from National Refrigerants
    New Refrigerants, Refrigerants and Oil's

Presentation by Wayne Garrett, Johnson Controls
    Variable Speed Technology
Check out www.cbe.berkeley.edu for education study regarding static pressures.

Lunch and General Meeting, March 29th 2008 11:45am - 1:00 pm

Dale Buehler CM acting President opened General Meeting

Mark Walenz acting Secretary read minutes of UMRA Board meeting held on March 28th and 29th 2008.

Motion to approve by Bruce Kamperschroer CM
2nd approval by Arlen Okerson, CMS

Reading of Treasurers report presented by Mike Kempel

Motion to approve by Gary Wiese Missouri Valley Chapter
2nd of Motion by Mark Walenz Missouri Valley Chapter

Nominations for achievements award given to President by committee.
Award to be presented at banquets so award can be engraved.

Nominations for Sgt of Arms was presented

Nick Stolzer from Missouri Valley not present

Motion to accept nomination by Arlen Okerson CMS second
                                                    By Gary Nysveen CM

Bruce Kamperschroer made announcement that the Aberdeen and Grand Folks Chapter will be dissolved beginning in 2008.

Motion to adjourn by John Husson and second by Gary Nysveen.

Education Session Continued, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Presentation by Greg Averill, Dennis Supply
    Boiler service and installation

President's Banquet and closing ceremonies

Mr Bruce Kamperschroer was introduced by Dale Bueler CM

Presentation of achievement award was presented.
Mark Walenz from Missouri Valley Chapter in Omaha received Award

Motion to approve recommendation of Nick Stolzer CMS for the position of Sgt of Arms approved.

Swearing in Ceremonies of UMRA 2008 Officers by Bruce Kamperschroer CM

Accepting positions were

President Arlan Okerson CMS Badlands Chapter
V President Gary Nysveen Red River Chapter
2nd V President Mark Walenz Missouri Valley Chapter
Secretary Mike Kempel CMS Red River Chapter
Treasurer Todd Browen Winnipeg Chapter
Sgt of Arms Nick Stolzer Missouri Valley Chapter (Not Present)

Congratulations and pictures taken

Announcement made that 2009 Conference will be held on February of 2009.
Todd Browen gave a presentation of events.

2010 Conference will be held in Omaha. Presentation by Mark Walenz
Hotel has already been selected it will be the Comfort Inn on 72nd street.

2009 Conference to be held in Canada.
2010 Conference to be held in Omaha.

Dale Beuhler then introduced
     Paul Horsted "The Black Hills Before and After"
Dale then introduced
      Al Cornella CMS, Key Note Speaker
Al discussed his adventures in the Refrigeration Industry to include his time in Washington working with the Presidents selection committee on base closings and politics in general.

Event ended with warm wishes for all attending and safe travels home.



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