MEETING NOTES 06-20-06
Present: Shelley Ulry, Dave Jansen, Kati James & Steve Ynzunza
Directors not present: Jan Weaver (Out of town), Jim Short (No transportation)
Members Present: Rusty Williams
Approved the minutes of 5-16-06
|1||USARM General Information|
Rusty Williams stated that he appreciated all of the training he had received working at the events and for the BOD to keep up the good work.
|B)||Resignation of BOD Member
Jerry Huff submitted his resignation from the BOD. The BOD recognized Jerry for the work he has done for the BOD. Steve Ynzunza will contact the member who received the next highest number of votes to see if they are willing to fill the remaining tenure of Jerry's position. Steve Ynzunza will also contact Jerry Huff to see if he will be able to continue to be the point person for the events he is scheduled for the remaining of the year.
There was a request from a member to have dues that they paid for another member be transferred to the original member. The BOD agreed to this stating that it would be a one time thing.
The BOD reviewed a reimbursement form for an SSL certificate for the website from Mick Housel. SSL certificates are usually used for online payments and encryption of data. The BOD is continuing the review of the form. The BOD also recognized with the increasing number of members across the United States, Europe and Canada that the Website as well as the Grid are the quickest ways to update the current members of USARM and to attract new members. The BOD agreed to work with Dave Jansen to create a Request for Proposal to solicit vendors to re-design and maintain the Website. The BOD also recognized Mick Housel for the time and effort he has put into the Website over these past years. Steve Ynzunza will be contacting Mick Housel advising him of the RFP and to encourage him to submit a proposal.
The contract was with SCRAMP and we were awaiting the retainer.
3) MotoGP Committee
4) Applications to Date
5) Additional needs of the Committee There were none noted in any correspondence from the Committee.
A very detailed treasurer's report was submitted to the BOD from Shelley. The BOD reviewed and approved the report.
A few expense reports were submitted and approved.
The annual budget is being completed. The design is being worked on to be more user friendly.
The BOD discussed the issue of returned checks for memberships. Shelley will be contacting members via e-mail regarding their returned checks from the bank and asking them to submit money orders to rectify the problem with their checks.
Steve Ynzunza, Ted Kuwada and Carl Sloan completed an inventory of the flags in the trailer for MotoGP. They confirmed that there were 48 full sets for MotoGP. With the additional flags that were ordered, there will be plenty of flag sets for the event. There is also now 55 number boards completed. Thanks to Ted Kuwada getting the extra ones completed. The BOD also is requesting a written inventory to be completed at the end of MotoGP to ensure that all of the equipment has been returned.
2 new flags were sent up to the North inventory.
The trailer at Laguna Seca has had the USARM logo put on it. The BOD reviewed the design and after some additional artwork is removed from the design the invoice will be paid. The small trailer still needs the logo put on it and Steve Ynzunza will be working on that project.
There were no new events discussed at the meeting.
|No additional roundtable items|
|USARM members are always invited to attend BoD meetings|
|The following are the upcoming Board Meeting dates for 2006:|
|The addresses for both Roundtables are:|
Next Board Meeting:
Tuesday September 19th, 2006 at 7:30pm at the Roundtable Pizza in Fremont
** Much controversy has been generated concerning "conference calls" to replace face to face board meetings. This idea has NOT been discounted, rather has had to be table due to several BoD members not attending monthly meetings.
This concept is still on the USARM BoD's agenda and will be addressed after MotoGP (as has been reported in the last several meeting notes)
Your USARM BoD is fiscally responsible to YOU, the members, and will not obligate to a possibly expensive measure without extensive research & strict guidelines. **