Meeting Minutes 4-10-2015


April 10, 2015 8 PM. Telephonically

Voting members present: Ron Farnsworth, Jesse McDaniel, Nancy Gaedke, Kim Consol, Cathy Payne, Heather Nesler, Teresa Hord and Angela Ingraham.

A Quorum was present.

March 6th 2015 minutes were approved.

Nancy Submitted the treasurers report to all members via email.

Reports were given from the by-laws committee, breeders’ committee, Membership Meeting committee, website committee, newsletter committee, and committee on color.

Unfinished Business:

President and Vice-President are due for elections. No action was taken at this time due to an issue with the by-laws.

Letters of response to those who contacted the board need to be completed.

New business:

Ron declared that the February initiatives (motions made) to be Out of Order because the membership was not consulted on major policy changes. This also applies to the 2014 requirements for requiring ear tags and notching. Cathy will draft a Survey Monkey to get input from membership. Further research needs to be done before an initiative and input from experts such as The Livestock Conservancy sought.

Ann Glass resigned as Secretary and Nancy Gaedke resigned as treasurer.

Board elected Kim Consol to complete Nancy Gaedke’s term as Treasurer (to 2016). Nancy Gaedke is to be removed as a signer on the Wells Fargo accounts. Kim Consol should be added as the primary person in charge of these accounts. The accounts include The Gold Business Services Package account number ending in XXXX and the Business Market Rate Savings account number ending in XXXX.

American Guinea Hog President Jesse McDaniel and Vice President Angela Ingraham should also be signers on these bank accounts.

Board elected Heather Nesler to complete Ann’s term as secretary (to 2016).

The first order of business for Kim once the transfer is complete will be to have an audit conducted.

New board members need to be elected for Regions 3, 4, 5, and 6. Names need to be submitted by April 24, 2015. The board will appoint the new Directors in the next board meeting.

Cathy Payne made a motion:

“I move that since Robert’s Rules of Order are to be followed according to the by-laws, that the board purchase copies of the 11th edition for each board member.” The motion passed.

Heather Nesler made a motion:

“I make a motion that we compensate Kevin Fall $18 an hour, with an estimate of 20 hours, to provide breed history and on has knowledge of, document it, and make copies of documents already in his possession.” Motion passed.

Each director is to contact breeders in their region in order to update information.

Next meeting is set for May 1, 2015 at 8 PM Eastern Time.

Meeting adjourned at 10 pm.