March 8th Board Meeting Minutes

March 9th Board Meeting Minutes

March 9th General Assembly Meeting Minutes


March 8th, 2013 Board Meeting

Meeting called to order at 6:42 AM By Nick Stolzer CMS

All Board Members Present

Reading of the minutes from last years meeting.
Motion to Approve the reading Woody Seemann CMS, 2nd by Mike Zerr CMS
Motion passes

New Business

Nomination for outstanding achievement award, guidelines and committee selection, David Olson CMS, Jim Senst CM, Nick Stolzer CMS

Nomination committee for sergeant at arms, David Olson CMS, Nick Stolzer CMS

Site Selection Committee For 2014 Jim Senst CM, Mike Kempel CMS

Call for outstanding bills to bring forward, Bills are presented to treasurer.

Past presidents plaque, Wayne Trophies $ 45.15
Motion to pay, by Dave Eccleston CM 2nd by Gary Nysveen CM

Website Maint. Bill Domain and Hosting $ 187.60 Webmaster Duties $ 60.00
Total of $ 247.66
Motion to pay, by Woody Seemann CMS 2nd by Jim Senst CM

No additional bills submitted.

Treasurers report given by David Olson CMS

Balance after last years checks
Deposit of membership dues $ 906.00
Interest earned $ 5.61
Payment made to the IRS to reinstate non profit status.
Application fee $ 100.00 Postage $ 2.10
Balance at the start of 2013 conference
Note that we still have an open check from 2011 to Kristy Owens for $ 125.00

Motion to approve IRS bills and treasurers report
Mike Zerr CMS 2nd by Mike Kempel CMS
Motion Passed

Deputy regional director report from Rolf Blom CMS. And Discussion.

Motion To Adjourn Mike Kempel CMS 2nd by Dave Eccleston CM.

Attendance list.

Nicholas Cress, CMS - Twin Cities Chapter
Dave Eccleston, CM - Black Hills Chapter
Nick Stolzer, CMS - Missouri Valley Chapter
Todd Brown, CMS - Winnipeg Chapter
Mike Kempel, CMS - Red River Chapter
Jim Senst, CM - Twin Cities Chapter
Woody Seemann, CMS - Souris Chapter
David H Olson, CMS - Red River Chapter
Michael J. Zerr, CMS - Souris Chapter
Gary Nysveen, CM - Red River Chapter
Rolf Blom, CMS - Twin Cities Chapter

Respectfully Submitted
Nicholas Cress, CMS
UMRA Secretary



March 9th, 2013 Board Meeting

Meeting called to order at 6:35 AM by Todd Brown CMS

All Board Members Present

Reading of the minutes from 3/8/13 meeting.

Motion to approve the reading of the minutes. Mike Kempel CMS, 2nd by Gary Nysveen CM

Old Business

Discussion on status of outstanding achievement award.

Nominations to be in by the first break this morning.

Discussion on status of nominating committee for sergeant at arms.

Nominations to be in by the first break.

Motion by Jim Senst CM to thank the Black Hills chapter for a great conference.

2nd by Nick Stolzer CMS

Discussion on status of 2014 conference and beyond.

Twin Cities has offered to host.
A thought was brought up for a multi chapter effort to host a conference in Sioux Falls SD.

New Business

Discussion on how to improve membership and the society as a whole.

Motion by Mike Kempel CMS that UMRA conference site remain in the UMRA region.

2nd by Gary Nysveen CM.

Motion by Rolf Blom CMS to form a conference committee.

2nd by Woody Seemann CMS. Motion Passed.

Conference committee to consist of several members listed below.

Conference report. The 2013 conference is set to break even including a return of the seed money to UMRA. The current attendance is 27.

Treasurers report given by David Olson CMS

Only outstanding bill is for website services waiting on a second signature.
Present balance
Motion to approve treasurers report Gary Nysveen CM Nick Stolzer CMS

Webmaster report given by David Olson CMS

150 hits since 2012 conference. About 110 hits since Jan 1 2013
Motion to approve by Gary Nysveen CM 2nd Mike Kempel CMS

Motion to pre approve payment for outstanding achievement plaque by Woody Seemann CMS 2nd by Gary Nysveen CM

Motion to approve $ 1000.00 seed money be sent to Twin Cities Chapter for 2014 conference. Motion by 2nd by

Motion to adjourn David Eccleston CM 2nd by Nick Cress CMS.

Attendance list.

Nicholas Cress, CMS - Twin Cities Chapter
Dave Eccleston, CM - Black Hills Chapter
Nick Stolzer, CMS - Missouri Valley Chapter
Todd Brown, CMS - Winnipeg Chapter
Mike Kempel, CMS - Red River Chapter
Jim Senst, CM - Twin Cities Chapter
Woody Seemann, CMS - Souris Chapter
David H Olson, CMS - Red River Chapter
Michael J. Zerr, CMS - Souris Chapter
Gary Nysveen, CM - Red River Chapter
Rolf Blom, CMS - Twin Cities Chapter
Sam Cress - Twin Cities Chapter

Conference committee


Nicholas Cress, CMS - Twin Cities Chapter
Dave Eccleston, CM - Black Hills Chapter
Nick Stolzer, CMS - Missouri Valley Chapter
Todd Brown, CMS - Winnipeg Chapter
Mike Kempel, CMS - Red River Chapter
Jim Senst, CM - Twin Cities Chapter
Woody Seemann, CMS - Souris Chapter
David H Olson, CMS - Red River Chapter
Michael J. Zerr, CMS - Souris Chapter
Gary Nysveen, CM - Red River Chapter
Rolf Blom, CMS - Twin Cities Chapter

Respectfully Submitted
Nicholas Cress, CMS
UMRA Secretary



March 9th, 2013 General Meeting

Meeting called to order at 12:35 PM by Todd Brown CMS

All board members present

Call for nominations for sergeant at arms.

Nominee Rolf Blom CMS
Motion for nominations to cease by Mike Kempel CMS
2nd by Woody Seemann CMS
Rolf Blom CMS will be the new sergeant at arms.

Motion by Mike Kempel CMS that all board members move up one chair

2nd by Gary Nsyveen. Motion Passes

2014 conference site to be Twin Cities, Minnesota.

Motion by David Olson CMS to remove current treasurer David Olson CMS from the bank account and install Mike Zerr CMS as the new treasurer.
2nd by Mike Zerr CMS Motion passes

Mike Eckstein CM international president update on changes taking place atinternational.

Motion to adjourn by Dave Eccleston CM 2nd by Nick Stolzer CMS

Meeting Adjourned

Respectfully Submitted
Nicholas Cress, CMS
UMRA Secretary



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