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
Adlejean Ho: ILOC
Bob Winfrey: Vender Relations
Christine Rowe: Treasurer
Board of Directors Absent:
Meeting Call to order
Kevin Erickson moves to open meeting at 9:05 P.M. EST; Tom Lisciandra seconds.
9:06 Kevin Erickson call for a BOD introducations.
9:07 Kevin Erickson has Paul Poeschl and Paul Steen introduce themselves.
9: 07 Kevin Erickson asks BOD to review January meeting minuets.
9:07 Kevin Erickson asks Tom Lisciandra to add sub headers to Meeting Minutes
9:08 Rich Hogan talks about going through Articles of Incorporation for research on MASNA President and Vice President history.
9:10 Rich Hogan asks about MASNA start date; Rob Mougey explains
9:11 Rich Hogan talks about his progress on the Members Club List.
9:15 Kevin Erickson asks Rich Hogan if he would be comfortable working on the MASNA Wikipedia page; Rich Hogan would like to gather more information and have assistance from Webmaster.
9:18 Rich Hogan talks about MACNA History; Rob Mougey explains.
9:19 Rich Hogan talks about his opinion on Member Clubs are no-longer large enough to use MASNA Speaks.
9:21 Rich Hogan says he feels MASNA needs to look at other ways to reach out to Hobbyists; Kevin Erickson says Adeljean Ho has this in his agenda.
9:22 Rich Hogan talks about his upcoming event and MASNA representation.
9:26 John Monroe arrives.
9:27 Rich Hogan talks about going on MASNA Live to talks about the OSRAS Conference.
9:28 Kevin Erickson asks Paul Steen if he has anything for the BOD; Paul Steen states he is looking into MACNA site inspections.
9:29 Adeljean Ho states MACNA Standards of Care needs to be reviewed.
9:29 Adeljean Ho and Kevin Erickson discuss upcoming Poster Session at MACNA 2016
9:33 Rich Hogan asks about advertising for Poster Session; Adeljean Ho states it will have a press release.
9:39 Rich Hogan asks if MACNA 2016 has a place to host the Poster Session: Adeljean Ho says yes.
9:39 Kevin Erickson asks if AdelJean Ho has started a budget for the Poster Session; Adeljean Ho states he has.
9:40 Rob Mougey asks AdelJean Ho for an estimate on poster count; Adlejean states 40 to 80 posters but this is a blind count as this is the first event for MASNA.
9:44 Christine Rowe asks about funding for Poster Session; Kevin Erickson explains the current donations.
9:47 Kevin Erickson asks Adeljean Ho to be at the next MASNA 2016 meeting.
9:48 Rob Mougey asks about a sign for Poster Session at MACNA; Adeljean Ho will add to his notes
9:50 Kevin Erickson reviews the scientific side of the Poster Session.
9:50 Rich Hogan asks about judging at a Poster Session; Kevin Erickson explains.
9:52 Adeljean Ho states the new publications are lost in the current website layout, he would like to see a new dropdown created for publication and education.
9:55 Kevin Erickson talks about hidden blogs and getting access for Adeljean Ho.
9:56 Rich Hogan asks why the old programs are still listed on the website; Kevin Erickson explains.
9:57 Adeljean Ho and Kevin Erickson discuss volunteers.
9:58 Kevin Erickson and Chris Hinsley discuss blog posts.
10:00 Chris Hinsley informs Adeljean Ho that he has not fixed the title issue on the website.
10:01 Rob Moughey talks about the MACNA Standards of Care review; Kevin Erickson thanks Adeljean Ho and Tom Lisciandra for creating them.
10:02 Kevin Erickson discusses publications and thanks Adeljean Ho and Chris Hinsley for their work.
10:04 Treasurers Report
|MASNA Treasurer’s Report|
|Public Board Meeting|
|February 10, 2016|
|Coral Reef Restoration||$8,635.00|
|MASNA Travel (Rob)||500.00|
|Postage Reimbursement (Rob)||50.00|
|ENDING CASH BALANCE||$69,525.28|
|**||Checking account & Paypal Cash Balance includes the following expenses cleared:|
10:05 Christine Rowe asks for a mail address for the Gary Meadows Reef check; Kevin Erickson will provide.
10:06 Christine Rowe has refunded one of the double membership payments made via PayPal.
10:07 Christine Rowe questions a double payment from SCMAS; Kevin Erickson states they have two organizations.
10:08 Christine Rowe announces the Hikari check has not arrived yet.
10:09 Christine Rowe states she is still researching tax financials and will have something for the private meeting.
10:10 Christine Rowe states she has prepare the 1099 and sent it to to Rob Mougey for signature.
10:10 Christine Rowe announces she is still working on the tax return.
10:11 Kevin Erickson says he will forward bills and checks to Christine Rowe.
10:12 Kevin Erickson asks Rob Mougey if he has a MASNA debit card; Rob Mougey says no.
10:13 Kevin Erickson and Christine Rowe discuss attorney and W9.
10:16 Tom Lisciandra discusses the March MASNA Live.
10:17 Kevin Erickson has reviewed the current MASNA Live, Kevin Erickson would like to see more social media posting.
10:20 Kevin Erickson reviews what he wants to see to improve MASNA Live.
10:22 Tom Lisciandra reviews Membership Committee progress.
10:27 Rich Hogan asks about membership letter that Chris Hinsley wrote; Tom Lisciandra explains.
10:29 Tom Lisciandra discusses updating Articles of Incorporation.
10:31 Paul Steen leaves the call.
10:31 John Monroe asks about his club hosting a MACNA; Kevin Erickson will send information.
10:32 John Monroe says he is willing to volunteer.
10:33 Rob Mougey states he has one request for MASNA Speaks funding from AZFRAG.
10:33 Rich Hogan asks for a timeline on MASNA Speaks changes; Rob Mougey states it is almost complete.
10:34 Kevin Erickson talks about BOD acting as ambassadors to the program.
10:37 Kevin Erickson talks to John Monroe about his club using MASNA Speaks.
10:38 Christine Rowe asks getting an email sent to the BOD when a club signs up; a discussion takes place on how this should work with Tom Lisciandra, Kevin Erickson, Chris Hinsey, Paul Poeschl and Christine Rowe
10:45 Kevin Erickson asks Chris Hinsley to add Christine Rowe to the Membership email group.
10:48 Rich Hogan announces his opinion on raising the MASNA Speaks payout to $400.
10:48 Rich Hogan asks about adding more sponsors to MASNA Speaks; Rob Mougey states there is no need.
10:49 Kevin Erickson talks about Bob Winfey having not activating his Droptask account.
10:50 Kevin Erickson asks BOD if any of them need a Droptask account.
10:50 Kevin Erickson asks Adeljean Ho for his opinion on Droptask.
10:51 Kevin Erickson talks about Droptask defaults.
10:56 Kevin Erickson, Chris Hinsley and Rob Mougey talk about wants in a new webmaster.
10:56 Kevin discusses his plans for Student Scholarship Program; discussion to continue on forum.
10:59 Kevin talks about he and Rob Mougey attending MACNA meetings.
10:59 Kevin Erickson talks about MACNA Standards of Care going out for independent review.
11:00 Kevin Erickson discusses Paul Poeschl’s application for Membership Director; discussion will continue at next MASNA private meeting.
11:04 Kevin Erickson talks about OFI and the possibility of a charter.
11:06 Rich Hogan asks about an Overseas version of MASNA; Kevin Erickson reviews other organizations.
11:07 Rob Mougey leaves call.
11:08 Kevin Erickson and Christine Rowe discuss a disclaimer for overseas organizations
11:11 Kevin Erickson mentions new UPS account.
11:11 Christine Rowe talks about 1099.
11:13 Kevin Erickson talks about new publications.
11:14 Kevin Erickson discusses Chris Hinsley possibly going to Reefapalooza Orlando.
11:20 Kevin Erickson talks about the International Aquarium Conference in Vancouver Canada.
11:25 Kevin Erickson and Christine Rowe discuss monies owed to a graphic artist and the artist not requiring payment.
11:26 Tom Lisciandra asks is someone can take notes on March 23rd, he will absent from the meeting.
11:27 Kevin Erickson moves to close the meeting; Tom Lisciandra seconds.
Meeting Duration: 2 hour 52 minutes