2015 MASNA Annual Meeting Minutes

Chris Hinsley . BOD Minutes 2073

Annual Meeting Minutes – MASNA

Location:        MACNA 2015 Washington DC

Date:               9/4/2015

Time:              8:00 A.M. EST

Attendance

Board of Directors Present:

Kevin Erickson: President

Rob Mougey: Vice President

Tom Lisciandra: Secretary

Frank Watters: At Large

Chris Hinsley: Web Master

Rich Hogan: Public Relations

Board of Directors Absent:

Bob Winfrey: Vender Relations

Angie Charpenter: Treasurer

Attending Members:

 

Meeting Call to order

Kevin Erickson opens meeting at 8:03 A.M. EST

Meeting Minutes:

8:03 Kevin Erickson reviews agenda.

8:04 Kevin Erickson explains president change during 2015 and reviews current board members.

8:05 Kevin Erickson gives vice president report.

8:08 Kevin Erickson reports on MASNA Speaks.

8:11 Kevin Erickson gives treasurer report.

8:12  Kevin Erickson gives a general report and talks about MASNA Live.

8:12 Kevin Erickson talks about tri-folds and MASNA at other events in the U.S..

8:12 Kevin Erickson talks about MASNA membership emailings and social media.

8:12 Kevin Erickson gives secretary report.

8:13 Kevin Erickson announces Terry Siegel as Aquarist of the Year.

8:13 Kevin Erickson gives membership report.

8:14 Kevin Erickson gives vender relations report.

8:14 Kevin Erickson discusses website databases now working together.

8:15 Kevin Erickson discusses volunteers.

8:15 Kevin Erickson reports on MASNA Scholarship and this years winners Tim Lyons and Liz Marchio.

8:24 Kevin Erickson announced MACNA 2016 is in San Diego, CA.

8:26 Kevin discusses Gary Meadows Reef.

8:27 Kevin Erickson discusses bylaw change vote,

Currant bylaw:

ARTICLE III: PURPOSE

3.01: PURPOSE

 

The purposes of the Marine Aquarium Societies of North America are:

  • To encourage the growth of the marine aquarium hobby (“the hobby”).
  • To educate our members and the public on topics related to the care, keeping, and propagation of marine fish and invertebrates through the sponsorship of meetings, lectures, publications, websites, competitions, exhibits and other means.
  • To provide a forum for sharing resources and information among aquarium enthusiasts.
  • To support research, education, conservation and responsible reef keeping efforts aimed at improving marine and coral reef environments.
  • To involve, educate and provide scholarships for young people about marine aquariums, reef keeping, aquatic life and future marine careers.
  • Through education, assistance and encouragement support the efforts to eliminate abuses in collecting and transporting marine organisms.
  • To promote the growth of societies within the hobby which approve and reflect the goals of the corporation.

 

Proposed change:

ARTICLE III: PURPOSE

3.01: PURPOSE

 

The purposes of the Marine Aquarium Societies of North America are:

To encourage the growth of the marine aquarium hobby (“the hobby”).

  • To educate our members and the public on topics related to the care, keeping, and propagation of marine fish and invertebrates through the sponsorship of meetings, lectures, publications, websites, competitions, exhibits and other means.
  • Can provide a forum for sharing resources and information among aquarium enthusiasts if requested by a club.
  • To support research, education, conservation and responsible reef keeping efforts aimed at improving marine and coral reef environments.
  • To involve, educate and provide scholarships for young people about marine aquariums, reef keeping, aquatic life and future marine careers.
  • Through education, assistance and encouragement support the efforts to eliminate abuses in collecting and transporting marine organisms.
  • To promote the growth of societies within the hobby which approve and reflect the goals of the corporation.

 

8:27 Kevin Erickson motions for bylaw change to a Article III section 3.01, Tom Lisciandra seconds motion.

8:28 Membership votes 14 for, 0 against change, bylaw change passes.

8:29 Kevin motions for a vote to elect unopposed BOD positions, secretary, public relations, vendor relations, ILOC, webmaster, membership, and at large. Motion has second from Rob Mougey.

8:31 16 members for and 0 against electing unopposed positions, motion passes.

Tom Lisciandra: Secretary

Rich Hogan: Public Relations

Bob Winfrey: Vender Relations

Adeljean Ho: ILOC

Chris Hinsley: Webmaster

Debbie Lawton: Membership Director

Angie Charpenter: At Large

 

8:32 Kevin Erickson motions for a vote for treasurer, members can vote for either Angie Charpenter (incumbent) or Christine Rowe, Rob Mougey seconds.

8:33 14 members vote for Angie Charpenter, 2 votes for Christine Rowe and 2 abstain.

8:34 Kevin Erickson motions for a vote for Vice President, members can vote for Rob Mougey (incumbent) or Don Davis, Tom Lisciandra seconds motion.

8:34 13 members vote for Rob Mougey, 0 for Don Davis.

8:35 Rob Mougey motions for a vote for president, members can vote for Kevin Erickson, Tom Lisciandra seconds motion.

8:35 17 members vote for Kevin Erickson, 0 opposed.

8:36 Kevin Erickson opens meeting up for questions.

8:36 A member asks if the membership handbook is on-line, Kevin Erickson replies, it’s under the join and renew membership page of the website located at the bottom.

8:36 Kevin Erickson talks about MASNA 2016.

8:37 Kevin Erickson adjourns meeting.