February 20th Board Meeting Minutes

February 21st Board Meeting Minutes

General UMRA Meeting Minutes


54th Annual UMRA Board Meeting
Club Regent Hotel
Winnipeg, MB

Meeting called to order by President Arlan Okerson

Roll Call: President Arlan Okerson Present
  1st Vice President Gary Nysvene Present
  2nd Vice President Mark Walenz Absent
  Secretary Mike Kempel Present
  Treasurer Todd Brown Present
  Sgt At Arms Nick Stolzer Absent
Other attendees:      
  Dave Eccelston Black Hills Chapter  
  Nicholas Cress Minneapolis  
  David Olson - Webmaster Red River  
  Bruce Kampershore Mpls  

OLD BUSINESS

Motion: Need to check with current bank to see if internet banking is available. If not, change banks.
By Gary Nysveen
2nd Dave Eccelston
Motion carried

Need to check with Kelly Womack at RSES International to see if we can have our rebate checks deposited direct to checking account.

Need to have membership vote on by-law changes.

By-law change:
Article VI Section 5

Starting in 2011 and every 5 years following, an audit of the Treasury shall be performed by current board members at the annual conference.

Dave Eccelston presented 2 logos and Gary Nysveen also presented 2 logos by Tom Zimney for logo contest.
Entries for logo contest are to be given to a board member before 12:00 noon 2/21/2009

Treasures Report:

Current Balance $7,216.27

There have been no requests for funds since the last meeting.

    MOTION

Approve Treasures report
By Dave Eccelston
2ndNick Cress

Charter Restoration
Jim Senst- Minneapolis, is taking care of this.

NEW BUSINESS

2010 conference will be held in Omaha, NE
Will have an ice machine theme

Ladies Auxiliary is idle. Gary Nysveen will check into status.

Note of mention:
Willis Wilson - Black Hills - passed away since last years conference. He was a charter member of the Black Hills Chapter.

Request from Mike Eckstein - Region 9 - to help fund the Skills USA winner for the World Skills Championship in Calgary AB later this year. Region 9 has contributed $1,000 to this fund. RSES International has contributed $5,000. It is estimated that it will take $20,000 to send contestant to the program. Manufacturers have funded this in the past.

    MOTION

UMRA to contribute $500 to fund
By Dave Eccelston
2nd None
Motion tabled until 2/21/2009 board meeting

Request for Outstanding Achievement Award applications to be given to Gary Nysveen or Mike Kempel

Request for nominations for Sgt at Arms
Dave Eccelston has been nominated at this time.

Meeting Adjourned 8:00am.

February 21st Board Meeting Cont 6:30am - 7:30am

54th Annual UMRA Board Meeting
Club Regent Hotel
Winnipeg, MB

Meeting called to order by President Arlan Okerson

Roll Call: President Arlan Okerson Present
  1st Vice President Gary Nysvene Present
  2nd Vice President Mark Walenz Absent
  Secretary Mike Kempel Present
  Treasurer Todd Brown Present
  Sgt At Arms Nick Stolzer Present
Other attendees:      
  Bruce Kampershoer Minneapolis Region 11 Director
  Dave Eccelston Black Hills Chapter  
  Nick Cress Minneapolis  
  David Olson Webmaster Red River

Minutes were read from yesterdays meeting

MOTION to approve minutes
By Gary Nysvene
2nd Nick Stolzer
Motion carried

Treasures Report

No changes since yesterday

Old Business:

    MOTION
By-law change:

Article VI Section 5

Starting in 2011 and every 5 years following, an audit of the Treasury shall be performed by current board members at the annual conference.

Motion to approve by Gary Nysvene
2nd Nick Stolzer
Motion carried

1st reading of by-law change to be read at 2009 General Meeting
2nd reading of by-law change to be read at 2010 General Meeting and vote to adopt change.

Logo Change:
4 entries were presented and judged by the board.

The best of 3 designs were combined so there were 3 winners.br />
Tom Zimney - Red River
Dave Eccelston - Black Hills
Garry McKenzie- Winniepg

Both will receive a 2010 conference package that will be paid by UMRA

MOTION to approve dual winners Gary Nysvene
2nd by David Olson
Motion carried

Discussion on sponsorship of Skills USA winner for trip to Calgary

    MOTION


To send $500 to RSES International to fund Skills USA winner and Skills Canada winner and to have funds equally divided.
By Nick Stolzer
2nd Dave Eccleston
Motion carried

Bills presented to Treasurer:
Mike Kempel $4.64 for Sympathy card
David Olson $191.40 for web hosting fees
$1,000 to be loaned to Omaha chapter for seed money for 2010 conference.

Nomination of George Kuroski, CMS - Winnipeg Chapter - for Outstanding Achievement Award 2009

2010 conference update for Nick Stolzer - Omaha

2010 conference will be held at Comfort Inn & Suites, Omaha, NE March 25 thru 27th 2010.

Will have an ice machine theme. Hoshizaki, Scotsman, Ice-O-Matic, Copeland, Johnson Controls, Trane, G.A. Larson, and Johnstone Supply are some of the 12 speakers already lined up.

Region 9 will also be invited to this conference.

    MOTION


All officers to advance 1 position

By David Olson
2ndGary Nysvene
Motion carried

Sgt at Arms search committee recommends Dave Eccelston Black Hills Chapter - for nomination.

Website Update

Number of hits: Nov 8
  Dec 210
  Jan 74
  Feb 96

Jump in number of hits is attributed to the e-mail blast sent out in December

General UMRA Meeting Minutes

Called to order at 5:15pm February 21st, 2009
Winnipeg Regent Motel
Blue Lagoon Room

Motion to approve the Minutes as distributed by Dave Ecceleston, second by Gary Nysveen

Treasurers Report

Bylaw change -

Article Section 5: To include an independent audit buy current board members starting in 2011 and to continue every 5 years. This audit will be performed by current board members.
Motion to approve by-law change by Gary Nysveen, Second by Dave Ecceleston
No discussion, Motion Carried.
This was the 1st reading of the by law change to the general session

Logo Contest: Motion to accept logo as presented by Tom Zimney and Dave Ecceleston
Motion to accept by Bruce Kamporshorer, second by Nick Cress

Thank you to Nick Cress for combining the two logos that were accepted

Vote to approve all officers that all officers advance one chair.
Motion to approve - Gary Nysveen Second by Dave Eccleston
Motion carried

Nomination for Sgt at Arms - None from floor

Winnipeg Chapter has offered and will pay for the plaques for Past President and Outstanding Achievement Award - Per Gary MacKenzie

Gary Nysveen is taking all of the chapter flags for next years conference

Mark Walenze will nee to be installed as 1st Vice President before 2010 conference



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