13/04/2016 Public Meeting Minutes

Chris Hinsley . BOD Minutes 3740

Public Meeting Minutes – MASNA

Location:      Uberconference

Date:              4/13/2016

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

Attending Members:

     Paul Steen

Meeting Call to order

Kevin Erickson moves to open meeting at 9:05 P.M. EST; Rob Mougey seconds.

Meeting Minutes:

Rich Hogan

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.

Christine Rowe

9:32 Treasurers Report


US Bank                                     $84,621.14    **

Paypal                              3,646.24       **

TOTAL                                                 $88,267.38



Checks Issued:

MASNA Speaks Arizona FRAG                                      $300.00

Checks Estimated:

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

TOTAL                                                 $2,050.00


ENDING CASH BALANCE                                                       $86,217.38


**       Checking account & Paypal Cash Balance includes the following expenses cleared:


Mailchimp                                  $42.50

Uberconference                                     $11.06

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.

Paul Poeschl

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.

Chris Hinsley

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.

Rob Mougey

          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.

Kevin Erickson

          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.

Meeting Close

          10:36 Kevin Erickson moves to close the March Public Meeting; Rob Mougey seconds.

Meeting Duration: 1 hour 31 minutes