Public Meeting Minutes – MASNA
Date: 6/8/2016 Time: 9:00 P.M. EST
Board of Directors Present:
Kevin Erickson: President
Rob Mougey: Vice President
Tom Lisciandra: Secretary
Christine Rowe: Treasurer
Rich Hogan: At Large
Adlejean Ho: ILOC
Board of Directors Absent:
Paul Poeschl: Membership
Bob Winfrey: Vender Relations
Call to order Kevin Erickson moves to open meeting at 9:03 P.M. EST; Rom Mougey seconds.
9:04 Kevin Erickson asks Tom Lisciandra if the May Meeting Minutes were sent out to the BOD; Tom Lisciandra says “yes”. Kevin Erickson then asks BOD is they saw any mistakes; no one answers.
9:04 Kevin Erickson takes attendance.
9:05 Tom Lisciandra asks “who do I send meeting minutes to for website posting”; Kevin Erickson says he wants them send to himself.
9:06 MASNA Treasurer’s Report
US Bank $82,399.82 **
Rob Mougey $1,596.92
OFI Payment $799.00
MASNA Speaks 600.00
ENDING CASH BALANCE $82,882.62
** Checking account & Paypal Cash Balance includes the following income & expenses cleared:
Expenses: Murray Camp $250.00
Bank Service Charges $3.16
LVMAS-MASNA Speaks $300.00
Single Membership $80.00
9:09 Christine Rowe discusses US Bank giving permission for payment to OFI for 700 Euro.
9:10 Christine Rowe mentions receiving am Email from Tom Land about Poster Session sponsorship.
9:10 Christine Rowe talks about not receiving the MACNA 2016 payment. Kevin Erickson to contact.
9:11 Christine Rowe states the OFI receipt will go to Kevin Erickson’s email and will need to be forwarded to her.
9:12 Christine Rowe discusses her research into promotional items. Some samples are on the way.
9:15 Kevin Erickson talks about potential future costs.
9:16 Kevin Erickson discusses Christine Rowe replying to mail sent from someone currently incarcerated and is looking to become a MASNA member.
9:18 Rich Hogan informs BOD, MASNA booth at Reefapaloza in N.Y. is not going to happen.
9:18 Rich Hogan talks about contacting some clubs requires a membership to reach out to club leadership.
9:19 Rich Hogan asks about Paul Poeschl’s proofing request for membership drive.
9:22 John Monrow arrives.
9:25 Adeljean Ho talks about last minute push for Scholarship applications.
9:25 Adeljean Ho discusses press release for Finding Dory movie.
9:30 Adeljean Ho mentions Bangeye Cardinalfish press release is still in the works.
9:30 Kevin Erickson informs that the application phase for Poster session will end one week after Scholarships.
9:32 Kevin Erickson talks about he and Adeljean Ho working with writers and getting W9’s for Christine Rowe.
9:37 Tom Lisciandra discusses researching shirts. 9:37 Tom Lisciandra talks about insurance agent left and working with new agent.
9:38 Kevin Erickson informs BOD that he has Tom Lisciandra rewriting the Bylaws to include MACNA Director and leadership.
9:38 Rich Hogan asks Tom Lisciandra; when will MASNA Live start up again. Kevin Erickson states he will be doing them when time permits.
9:39 Rob Mougey informs BOD that Aquarist of the Year nominations are open and the press release needs to go out.
9:40 Rob Mougey talks about the increase in club use of MASNA Speaks and that Christine Rowe has sent out the payments.
9:41 Christine Rowe asks Rob Moughey if he had heard from Reed Mariculture; Rob says no.
9:42 Rich Hogan asks if Aquarist of the Year will be posted to Reef Builders. Rob Mougey says it will.
9:43 Kevin Erickson updates on Scholarship applications.
9:44 Kevin Erickson talks about WAMAS and Poster session donation check and PR for event.
9:44 Kevin Erickson talks about assisting with 4 PR works in progress.
9:47 Kevin Erickson informs that the MACNA Director announcement went out.
9:49 Kevin Erickson presents an update on MACNA 2016 progress.
9:52 Kevin Erickson talks about his concern after a member posted on Facebook, he is not receiving email from MASNA. Rob Mougey feels, there is a password issue after all administrative passwords were changed. Kevin Erickson to have webmaster look into issue.
9:59 Kevin Erickson talks about private donation to Scholarship.
10:01 Rich Hogan asks about finding more sponsors for Scholarship; Kevin Erickson presents his long term plan.
10:03 Rich Hogan asks about Reef 2 Reef’s email about hiding MASNA forum and if it can be brought back.
Meeting Close 10:05 Kevin Erickson moves to close the March Public Meeting; Tom Lisciandra seconds.
Meeting Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes