Public Meeting Minutes – MASNA
Time: 9:00 P.M. EST
Board of Directors Present:
Kevin Erickson: President
Tom Lisciandra: Secretary
Rich Hogan: At Large
Chris Hinsley: Public Relations
Adlejean Ho: ILOC
Bob Winfrey: Vender Relations
Christine Rowe: Treasurer
Paul Poeschl: Membership
Board of Directors Absent:
Rob Mougey: Vice President
Meeting Call to order
Kevin Erickson moves to open meeting at 9:05 P.M. EST; Rich Hogan seconds.
9:06 Kevin Erickson calls for a BOD introduction.
9:06 Kevin Erickson asks BOD to review February Public Meeting Minutes.
9:06 Kevin Erickson talks about sub headers in meeting minutes and Tom Lisciandra’s concerns. Tom Lisciandra states the importance of BOD staying on topic.
9:08 Kevin Erickson welcomes Paul Poeschl to the BOD as Membership Director.
9:08 Kevin Erickson takes meeting attendance.
9:09 Tom Lisciandra gives an update on the Membership Committee.
9:10 Tom Lisciandra talks about paperwork to update Articles of Incorporation to add Christine Rowe as Treasure coming back and the request from Ohio Secretary of State to change a word; Tom Lisciandra has corrected the paperwork and sent it back.
9:14 Kevin Erickson discusses email from 2008.
9:15 Tom Lisciandra asks Paul Poeschl for a meet up on Saturday to review Membership Committee and then asks Kevin Erickson to add Paul Poeschl to the Droptask account.
9:17 Treasurers Report
|MASNA Treasurer’s Report|
|Private Board Meeting|
|March 9, 2016|
|Coral Reef Restoration||$8,635.00|
|MASNA Travel (Rob)||500.00|
|Postage Reimbursement (Rob)||50.00|
|ENDING CASH BALANCE||$71,674.02|
|**||Checking account & Paypal Cash Balance includes the following expenses cleared:|
9:18 Christine Rowe reviews receivables.
9:19 Christine Rowe asks Kevin Erickson about donation coming from WAMAS for the poster session at MACNA 2016; Kevin Erickson tells her to contact Tom Land.
6:20 Christine Rowe reviews payables.
9:20 Christine Rowe reviews OFI membership payment status.
6:21 Christine Rowe reviews status of tax return.
9:22 Adeljean Ho falls off call.
9:23 Christine Rowe talks about difficulties with bank and having the last Treasures name on the account; Kevin Erickson says this can be addressed as soon as the Articles of Incorporation are updated.
9:24 Paul Poeschl thanks BOD for his appointment.
9:24 Paul Poeschl says he will get with Tom Lisciandra on Saturday for Membership Committee.
Kevin Erickson for Adeljean Ho
9:25 Kevin Erickson states he will talk for Adeljean Ho who is having communication difficulties.
9:25 Kevin Erickson states a sponsorship letter for poster session went out and the deadline is approaching.
9:27 Kevin Erickson announces scholarship program application acceptance starts April 4th.
9:27 Kevin Erickson reviews new scholarship application procedures.
9:31 Kevin Erickson talks about poster session at MACNA SD timeline and the public announcement on April 4th.
9:37 Christine Rowe asks about hardware costs for poster session; Kevin Erickson states this will be provided by a decorator.
9:38 Rich Hogan asks about the sponsorship goals for the poster session; Kevin Erickson states he would like an industry related sponsor for the prizes.
9:41 Kevin Erickson states the Minimum Standards of Care document is back from review and the suggested changes are under review.
9:42 Rich Hogan asks if the Minimum Standards of Care document would be available for public use; Kevin Erickson states it will be posted publicly.
9:43 Bob Winfrey talks about his need to step down as Vender Relations and looking for a replacement.
9:45 Kevin Erickson asks Bob Winfrey for the picture from CRF and the Gary Meadows Reef Fund check presentation; Bob Winfrey will provide.
Kevin Erickson for Rob Mougey
9:48 Christine Rowe and Kevin Erickson talk about attorney reviewing the PayPal agreement.
9:56 Kevin Erickson talks about Rob Mougey’s request to move spending limit without a vote from $500 to $1000; discussion to move to the forum.
9:58 Kevin Erickson requests all BOD keep their Droptaks projects updated.
9:58 Kevin Erickson requests all BOD with Droptask accounts add he and Rob Moughey to all projects.
9:59 Kevin Erickson asks Chris Hinsley to setup all needed accounts for Paul Poeschl; Kevin Erickson will create Droptask account once an email account is created.
9:59 Kevin Erickson and Chris Hinsley discuss status of current press releases: Chris has several turned in and awaiting approval.
10:00 Kevin Erickson asks Chris Hinsley to do the Gary Meadows press release next.
10:01 Chris Hinsley requests Kevin Erickson provide his content for the March membership email.
10:02 Kevin Erickson gives an update on MASNA 2016.
10:04 Kevin Erickson asks all BOD to plan to start arriving to MACNA 2016 on Tuesday September 6th and depart San Diego on Monday September 12th.
10:05 Kevin Erickson asks BOD who have already created room reservation, to send that information to him.
10:06 Kevin Erickson asks Tom Lisciandra for a status on his trip to Orland for Reefapalooza.
10:07 Kevin Erickson, Tom Lisciandra, Chris Hinsley and Christine Rowe review mileage costs for Tom Lisciandra and Chris Hinsley to go to the Marine Aquarium Expo in Orange county.
10:09 Bob Winfrey offers to find a raffle item for MAX.
10:10 Rich Hogan asks Kevin Erickson about user credentials for the MASNA Wikipedia page; Kevin Erickson will research.
10:13 Rich Hogan asks why the MASNA Speaks page has not had the new program updates added; Kevin Erickson says it’s not ready.
10:14 Rich Hogan says he needs MASNA Speaks funds for his upcoming club event
10:14 Kevin Erickson moves to close the March Public Meeting; Tom Lisciandra Seconds.
Meeting Duration: 1 hour 9 minutes