Public Meeting Minutes – MASNA
Time: 9:00 P.M. EST
Board of Directors Present:
Kevin Erickson: President
Rob Mougey: Vice President
Tom Lisciandra: Secretary
Rich Hogan: At Large
Chris Hinsley: Public Relations
Christine Rowe: Treasurer
Paul Poeschl: Membership
Board of Directors Absent:
Bob Winfrey: Vender Relations
Adlejean Ho: ILOC
Meeting Call to order
Kevin Erickson moves to open meeting at 9:05 P.M. EST; Rob Mougey seconds.
9:07 EST Rich Hogan discusses plans for RAP NY, attendance and booth accommodations.
9:15 EST Rich Hogan discusses introductions to local reef clubs.
9:18 EST Rich Hogan discusses Wikipedia article.
9:17 EST Tom Lisciandra joins call.
9:23 Rich Hogan and Kevin Erickson discuss a membership drive, Kevin Erickson decides: it is better to wait for the membership committee to present their findings.
9:26 Kevin Erickson talks about a typo in meeting minutes. He will advise Tom Lisciandra as to the month to fix.
9:27 Paul Steen presents MACNA 2016 statistics.
9:31 Paul Steen leaves meeting.
9:32 Treasurers Report
US Bank $84,621.14 **
Paypal 3,646.24 **
MASNA Speaks Arizona FRAG $300.00
MASNA Speaks 1,200.00
MASNA Travel (Rob) 500.00
Postage Reimbursement (Rob) 50.00
MASNA Travel (Tom) 600.00
MASNA Travel (Chris) $314.00
ENDING CASH BALANCE $86,217.38
** Checking account & Paypal Cash Balance includes the following expenses cleared:
Murray Camp $250.00
Earthclass Mail $64.32
Marine Aquarium Society of Michigan $1,000.00
MASNA Speaks Lake Superior Aquarium Club $300.00
9:32 Christine Rowe talk about issue with adding her name to the US Bank account.
9:36 Christine Rowe informs BOD, the 990 IRS form is almost complete and it should be done by the next private meeting.
9:38 Christine asks about MAX event expense reports.
9:44 Kevin Erickson informs Christine Rowe, the first MACNA 2016 should arrive soon.
9:44 Paul Poeschl asks for direction on the Membership Committee. Tom Lisciandra shares the work and plans accomplished before Paul Poeschl became Membership Director.
9:50 Tom Lisciandra asks if Paul Poeschl has access to Droptask, Paul Poeschl states he has and needs help, Tom Lisciandra volunteers to assist him.
9:51 Rich Hogan shares his thoughts on membership committee direction.
9:52 Kevin Erickson suggests Paul Poeschl invite other BOD members to the Committee.
9:53 Christine Rowe asks about cash memberships taken at MAX, Tom Lisciandra explains.
9:56 Chris Hinsley, Tom Lisciandra and Paul Poeschl break down the MAX event.
10:02 Rob Mougey talks about clubs not getting yearly renewal email.
10:10 Chris Hinsley talks about April Membership Email.
Kevin Erickson for Adeljean Ho
10:13 Kevin talks about difficulties Adeljean Ho is having attending meetings from China, Kevin Erickson will present for Adeljean Ho.
10:13 Kevin Erickson gives and update on the poster session at the 2016 MACNA.
10:17 Kevin Erickson presents an update on the Banngai Cardinal paper Adeljean Ho is working on.
10:20 Kevin Erickson talks about Federal and Local Law database Adeljean Ho is working on.
10:23 Rob Mougey presents an update on Aquarist of the Year.
10:24 Rob Mougey informs BOD, he will be absent at the next public meeting
10:25 Chris Hinsley informs BOD, he will miss the next private meeting.
10:25 Rich Hogan asks about the MASNA Speaks slide, Rob Mougey states: he has not.
10:26 Kevin Erickson gives an update on the MASNA Student Scholarship sponsors and timeline.
10:29 Kevin Erickson invites all BOD to MACNA meetings.
10:30 Kevin Erickson talks about sending an RFP for a MASNA film.
10:33 Kevin Erickson talks about how Tom Lisciandra and he are posting time sheets on forum to track hours working for MASNA and MACNA.
10:33 Kevin Erickson talks about Tom Lisciandra going to RAP Orlando and Rich Hogan going to RAP New York.
10:36 Kevin Erickson talks about his working on an intranet page in his spare time.
10:36 Kevin Erickson moves to close the March Public Meeting; Rob Mougey seconds.
Meeting Duration: 1 hour 31 minutes