March 28th Board Meeting Minutes

March 29th Board Meeting Minutes

March 29th General Assembly Meeting Minutes


March 28th, 2014 Board Meeting

Meeting called to order at 6:32 AM By President Nick Stolzer, CMS, Missouri Valley Chapter

Update on UMRA Conference by Nicolas Cress, CMS, & Rolf Blom, CMS.

49 conference packages registered, including spouse packages.
65 attendees is roughly figured
Twin Cities RSES Chapter is paying $10 of all tests offered in an attempt to encourage more test taken by members.
Saturday's RSES UMRA Auxiliary event has been canceled due to presenter becoming ill at last minute. Host chapter is working on an alternate offering.
Conference rooms schedule has changed from original plan. New schedule sheets have been printed and will be available.

New Business
None presented

Treasurer's Report
Balance with undeposited checks. Had an issue attempting to deposit checks, will attempt again.
Bank statement balance with one check not cleared.

Bill presented by Jim Senst, CM, Twin Cities Chapter, for Member of the Year Plaque.
Motion by Dave Ecceleston, CM, Black Hills Chapter, to approve paying submitted bill.
Motion seconded by Nicholas Cress, CMS, Twin Cities Chapter.
Motion carried.

Old Business
Discussion on filing on-line IRS post card for maintaining non-profit status.

Committee Assignments

Nomination Committee
Nicholas Stolzer, CMS, Missouri Valley Chapter
Dave Eccleston, CM, Black Hills Chapter
2015 UMRA Conference Committee
Dave Eccleston, CM, Black Hills Chapter
UMRA Member of the Year
Woody Seemann, CMS, Souris Chapter
Jim Senst, CM, Twin Cities Chapter
Rolf Blom, CMS, Twin Cities Chapter

Report from Rich Hoke, CMS, Region 8 & 11 Director and Acting Executive Vice President for RSES International, on status of RSES and events being planned by RSES International.

Discussion on Region 16 chapters inadvertently being separated from UMRA on the RSES International records as a result of tax law changes made some time ago, and the need to correct the records at RSES International.

Motion made to adjourn by Gary Nysveen, CMS, Red River Chapter.
Motion seconded by Woody Seemann, CMS, Souris Chapter.
Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:46 AM

Respectfully Submitted


David H. Olson, CMS RSES UMRA Secretary


Attendees:

David H. Olson, CMS Red River
Rich Hoke, CMS Regional Director
Nicholas Cress, CMS Twin Cities
Nicholas K. Stolzer, CMS Missouri Valley
Sam Cress Twin Cities
Michael J. Zerr, CMS Souris
Woody Seemann, CMS Souris
Gary Nysveen, CM Red River
Dave Eccleston, CM Black Hills
Jim Senst, CM Twin Cities
Jerry Meyer, CM Twin Cities
Bruce Kamperschroer, CM Twin Cities
Rolf Blom, CMS Twin Cities
Todd Brown, CMS Winnipeg

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March 29th, 2014 Board Meeting

Meeting called to order by President Nicholas Stolzer, CMS, Missouri Valley Chapter at 6:46 AM.

All officers present.

UMRA Secretary, David Olson, CMS, read meeting minutes of March 8, 2013 & March 9, 2014 UMRA Board Meeting minutes. Motion by Michael Zerr, CMS, Souris Chapter to approved meeting minutes. Second by Nicholas Cress, CMS, Twin Cities Chapter. Motion carried.

One nomination for UMRA Member of the Year award, additional nominations need to be in to committee by first break.

2015 UMRA Conference Site Selection committee report.

No volunteers at this time. Possibility of Sioux Falls, SD or Jackpot Junction, Morton, MN, as locations for the conference. Discussion on future conferences being a geographically central location within the UMRA and the planning being a multi-chapter effort. UMRA Board members agreeing to specific planning responsibilities are:
Nicholas Stolzer, CMS Conference Chairperson and Hotel selection
Jim Senst, CM Talk to wholesale companies
Dave Eccleston, CM Speakers
David Olson, CMS Conference Treasurer and Registration
Nicholas Cress Conference Secretary and Trade Fair

Motion to hold 2015 UMRA Conference in Sioux Falls by Dave Eccleston, CMS, Black Hills Chapter. Second by Woody Seemann, CMS, Souris Chapter. Motion carried.

Treasurer's Report.

Bill submitted by David Olson, CMS, UMRA Web Officer for $211.90 for web site maintenance.
Undeposited checks discussed at yesterdays board meeting were deposited.
Reported on letter dated November 15, 2010, informing that IRS Tax Exempt status was revoked for failure to file proper form for three consecutive years. Attempted to file E-Post card form electronically, it was rejected for multiple reasons. Found copy of non-profit tax exempt forms that were completed and submitted, and letter received from IRS indicating that they received the application and was processing it, dated January 9, 2013. No further correspondence received by any officers present.
Motion to pay bill and accept Treasurer's report by Woody Seemann, CMS, Souris Chapter. Second by Michael Zerr, CMS, Souris Chapter. Motion carried.

Motion made by Woody Seemann, CMS, Souris Chapter, to advance $1,000 with an additional $1,000 available later if needed with UMRA board approval as seed money for 2015 UMRA Conference. Second by Dave Eccleston, CM, Black Hills Chapter. Discussion on amount of seed money necessary. Motion amended by Woody Seemann, CMS, Souris Chapter, to change advance to $2,000 as seed money for 2015 UMRA Conference. Second by Nicholas Cress, CMS, Twin Cities Chapter. Motion carried.

Motion by Dave Eccleston, CM, Black Hills Chapter to remove Michael Zerr, CMS, from UMRA bank account as authorized signature and add Rolf Blom, CMS, as authorized signature after election of 2014 - 2015 officers. Second by David Olson, CMS, Red River Chapter. Motion carried.

Discussion update on Winnipeg Chapter is a charter member chapter of the UMRA, and how to correct the records at RSES International. David Olson, CMS, Red River Chapter, Dave Eccleston, CM, Black Hills Chapter will work with Rich Hoke, CMS, Regional Director to have records corrected.

Web site report by David Olson, CMS, Red River Chapter, UMRA Web Officer. 355 hits from April 2013 through current date, with over 2/3 of hits occuring since December 2013, with over 140 in last two months.

Motion by Woody Seemann, CMS, Souris Chapter, to adjourn. Second by Dave Eccleston, CM, Black Hills Chapter. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:58 AM.

Respectfully Submitted,

David H. Olson, CMS
RSES UMRA Secretary

Attendees:
David H. Olson, CMS Red River
Dave Eccleston, CM Black Hills
Nicholas Cress, CMS Twin Cities
Nicholas Stolzer, CMS Missouri Valley
Michael J. Zerr, CMS Souris
Woody Seemann, CMS Souris
Rich Hoke, CMS Regional Director
Jim Senst, CM Twin Cities
Jerry Meyer, CM Twin Cities
Rolf Blom, CMS Twin Cities
Todd Brown, CMS Winnipeg

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March 29th, 2013 General Meeting

Meeting was called to order at 1:00 PM by President Nicholas Stolzer, CMS, Missouri Valley Chapter.

Meeting minutes of March 9, 2013 General Meeting was read by Secretary David H. Olson, CMS, Red River Chapter. Motion to approve minutes by Michael Zerr, CMS, Souris Chapter. Second by Gary Nysveen, CMS, Red River Chapter. Motion carried.

Treasurer's report given by Michael Zerr, CMS, Souris Chapter. Motion to approve by Dave Eccleston, CM, Black Hills Chapter. Second by Nicholas Cress, CMS, Twin Cities Chapter.

Nomination of Tony Smestad, Twin Cities Chapter, for Sergeant-At-Arms by Dave Eccleston, CM, Black Hills Chapter, Seconded by Woody Seemann, CMS, Souris Chapter. Nomination accepted by Tony Smestad. Call for nominations from the floor. Mike Toman, Twin Cities Chapter, volunteered to be a nominee. Motion for nominations cease by Michael Zerr, CMS, Souris Chapter, second by Gary Nysveen, Red River Chapter. Request from floor of having the nominees give the assembly a short introduction of themselves. Both nominees agreed and spoke to general assembly. After candidates exited the room by the request of President Nick Stolzer, CMS, Missouri Valley Chapter, call for vote by show of hands for each nominee. Tony Smestad declared new Sergeant-At-Arms.

Motion by Nicholas Cress, CMS, Twin Cities Chapter that all existing officers advance one chair position. Second by Dave Eccleston, CM, Black Hills Chapter. Motion carried.

Question from the floor of whether or not UMRA was receiving its member dues payments from RSES International. Confirmed by Treasurer, Michael Zerr, CMS, that payments were being received from RSES International.

Announcement that 2015 UMRA Conference will be a multi-chapter effort and held in Sioux Falls, SD. Looking for 2016 host chapter.

Question from the floor is the UMRA Ladies Auxiliary was still active.

Treasurer Michael Zerr, CMS, Souris Chapter, updated the general assembly on loss of non-profit tax exempt status with the IRS, and that steps have been taken to have non-profit tax exempt status reinstated.

Question from the floor if the Sioux Falls, SD chapter is helping with the 2015 Conference planning, and if not, why is the conference being planned by the members of the UMRA board and the conference planned to be held in Sioux Falls, SD. President Nicholas Stolzer, CMS, Missouri Valley Chapter explained that the local chapter is not very active presently, Sioux Falls, SD, is a central location within the UMRA, and the board hopes that this will increase the interest in the local chapter, it has been recommended to select away from Western North Dakota due to a limited hotel availability at present time, and there was no offers from any other UMRA member chapters to host the 2015 conference.

Motion to adjourn meeting by Dave Eccleston, CM, Black Hills Chapter. Second by Gary Nysveen, CMS. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 1:30 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

David H. Olson, CMS
RSES UMRA Secretary



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