March 20th Board Meeting Minutes

March 21st Board Meeting Minutes

March 21st General Assembly Meeting Minutes


March 20th, 2015 Board Meeting

Attendees-

  • Jim Senst- CM Twin Cities Chapter,
  • Dave Eccleston- CM Black Hills Chapter,
  • Russ Lindback Twin Cities Chapter,
  • Michael Zerr -CMS Souris Chapter,
  • David H. Olson CMS, Red River Chapter,
  • Sam Cress- Twin Cities Chapter,
  • Brian Metzger- Souris Chapter,
  • Nicholas Stolzer- CMS- Missouri Valley Chapter,
  • Rolf Blom- CMS- Twin Cities Chapter,
  • Todd Brown- CMS- Winnipeg, Manitoba

Meeting called to order at 6:04 AM By President Dave Eccleston -CM

Minutes of March 29, 2014 board meeting were presented by Secretary Michael Zerr -CMS

Motion to accept the minutes as read was made by Nick Cress -CMS and seconded by Brian Metzger. Motion passed by unanimous vote.

Officer roll call was held- All officers were present except Tony Smestad.

Treasurers report was presented by Treasurer Rolf Blom CMS

Treasurers report reflected checking account balance and un-deposited funds

Motion to accept the treasurers report as read was made by Jim Senst CM and seconded by Nick Stolzer CMS. Motion passed by unanimous vote.

Old Business
A letter from the IRS was read by David Olson CMS- The letter dated May 29, 2014 was to inform UMRA that Tax Exempt status had been reinstated.
Discussion was held of the bylaws of UMRA and when bylaws had last been updated.
Discussion was held of the IRS E-postcard requirements.
Motion was made by Jim Senst CM to require that E-postcard is to be filed during the conference and that the responsibility to file the E-postcard should be done by the current treasurer (outgoing) and the current sergeant of arms (incoming treasurer) to facilitate the passing of this duty from year to year. Motion was seconded by Michael Zerr CMS. Motion passed by unanimous vote.

New Business
A conference report was presented by David Olson CMS reflecting 30 full registrations, 5 spouse registrations, and 5 for the Sporlan class. This included 1 non-member and 4 students. This was considered to be about half of projection and we expect this will result in a financial loss on the conference.

David Olson CMS reported on the status of the Sioux Empire Chapter and on his outreach efforts with students in the Sioux Falls area and beyond.

Site selection committee was appointed consisting of -Todd Brown- CMS, Rolf Blom- CMS, and Michael Zerr- CMS

Outstanding member selection committee was appointed consisting of - Rolf Blom- CMS and Jim Senst- CM

Motion to adjourn was made by Michael Zerr- CMS and seconded by Rolf Blom- CMS. Motion passed by unanimous vote.

Respectfully Submitted


Michael J. Zerr CMS- Secretary


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March 21st, 2015 Board Meeting

Attendees-

  • Jim Senst- CM Twin Cities Chapter,
  • Dave Eccleston- CM Black Hills Chapter,
  • Michael Zerr -CMS Souris Chapter,
  • Nicholas Cress CMS, Twin Cities Chapter,
  • David H. Olson CMS, Red River Chapter,
  • Brian Metzger- Souris Chapter,
  • Nicholas Stolzer- CMS- Missouri Valley Chapter,
  • Rolf Blom- CMS- Twin Cities Chapter,
  • Todd Brown- CMS- Winnipeg, Manitoba

Meeting was called to order at 6:08AM by President Dave Eccleston- CM

Officer Roll Call was held- All officers were present except Tony Smestad.

Minutes of March 20, 2015 meeting were presented by Secretary Michael Zerr CMS-

OMotion to accept the minutes as read was made by Rolf Blom CMS and seconded by Nicholas Cress CMS. Motion passed by unanimous vote.

Treasurers report was presented by Treasurer Rolf Blom CMS. Current balance was reported

Motion to accept the treasurers report as read was made by Michael Zerr CMS and seconded by Nicholas Cress CMS

Motion passed by unanimous vote.

Motion was made by Jim Senst CM to pay for achievement award out of conference funds. Following short discussion, motion was withdrawn.

Outstanding member selection committee reports that they have made a selection.

Site Selection committee- heard an update by Rolf Blom CMS- who has been in contact with members from Winnipeg. Efforts continue toward the goal of holding a joint UMRA/RSES Canada Conference in Winnipeg next spring.

A conference update was presented by David Olson CMS

Bills were presented: $271.90 -David Olson for website fees and maintenance, $4.00 -Nick Cress reimbursement of purchased testing supplies.

Motion to pay bills as presented was made by Brian Metzger, seconded by Nicholas Stolzer CMS.

Motion passed by 8-1 vote with Todd Brown CMS voting nay.

Discussion was held about sergeant at arms and board elections.

Motion to adjourn was made by Jim Senst CM, and was seconded by Brian Metzger.

Motion passed by unanimous vote and meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted-

Michael Zerr- CMS Secretary


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March 21st, 2015 General Meeting

Attendees:

  • Brian Metzger Souris
  • Bruce Kamperschroer Twin Cities
  • Russ Lindback Twin Cities
  • Sam Cress Twin Cities
  • David Olson CMS Red River
  • Gary Nysveen CM Red River
  • Todd Moeller Red River
  • Nicholas Cress CMS Twin Cities
  • Gary Larson Sioux Falls
  • Michael Zerr CMS Souris
  • Dave Eccleston CM Black Hills
  • Rolf Blom CMS Twin Cities
  • Mike Kempel CMS Red River
  • Nicholas Stolzer CMS Missouri Valley

Meeting called to order by President Dave Eccleston CM at 5:44 PM

Minutes from UMRA General Meeting March 29, 2014 were presented by secretary Michael Zerr CMS

Motion to approve the minutes as read by Sam Cress, seconded by Gary Nysveen CM

Motion approved by unanimous vote.

Old Business:

Discussion was held informing UMRA general membership of the letter from the IRS dated May 29, 2014 to inform UMRA that Tax Exempt status had been reinstated.

Conference locations for 2016 and 2017 were discussed. 2016 is tentatively planned for Winnipeg and 2017 is tentatively planned for Minot.

Discussion was had regarding the status of the UMRA Auxiliary. The Auxiliary is considered to be defunct and it is believed that the auxiliary has been rolled up to RSES International or the RSES International Auxiliary .

New Business:

President Dave Eccleston CM called for a motion to advance current board members one chair. Moved by Michael Zerr CMS, seconded by Brian Metzger

Motion passed by unanimous vote.

2 open positions were to be filled. Members Brian Metzger and Sam Cress volunteered for service to the board.

Motion to cease nominations was made by Nick Cress CMS. Seconded by David Olson CMS.

Discussion was had regarding which candidate would fill which position. It was decided by mutual agreement between candidates that Sam Cress would volunteer for treasurer and Brian Metzger would volunteer for sergeant at arms.

President Dave Eccleston CM called for a vote. Each candidate was elected by unanimous vote.

Motion was made by Michael Zerr CMS to remove name of outgoing treasurer Rolf Blom from the UMRA checking account and to ad name of incoming treasurer Sam Cress. Motion was seconded by David Olson CMS.

Motion passed by unanimous vote.

Meeting was recessed until CM/CMS testing session is complete.

Meeting was resumed at 6:24 PM

Treasurers report was presented by treasurer Rolf Blom CMS reflecting current bank balance

Motion was made by Nicholas Stolzer CMS to accept the treasurers report as presented. Motion was seconded by Nick Cress CMS. Motion was passed by unanimous vote.

Conference update was presented by David Olson CMS

Member of the year award was presented to Nick Cress CMS

Motion to adjourn was made by David Olson CMS. Motion was seconded by Gary Nysveen CM. Motion passed by unanimous vote.

Respectfully submitted,

Michael Zerr CMS- UMRA Secretary



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