everyone who was a member in 2008 a newsletter
changed from having business meeting at a restaurant to a seminar room in order to give all members the
opportunity to attend the business meeting
President Frank then discussed the “Dozen Does It” membership campaign and explained that there would be a coupon in the next FMCA magazine for $10 off membership dues for a new member. He encouraged everyone to recruit new members.
National Director’s Report:
Sena Frank discussed the nominations for the INTO board and the INTO Area Vice President. She then explained that effective April 1, 2010 the annual FMCA dues will increase by $5.00. The vote was 322 for; 91 against.
Gordon Taylor then spoke to the group and provided an update on Spartan Chassis Corporation.
Sonny Gillespie, International Area Vice President, provided an update on the status of FMCA finances, investments and membership. He discussed the “Dozen Does It” program, recruiting, a replacement program for Medex, and the INTO rally in Goshen, IN, May, 2011.
The president asked if there was any old business. There being none, the president called for any new business.
David Kessler moved to accept the amendments to the By Laws as posted in the newsletter. The motion was seconded.
Donna Blumenthal explained that she was invited to review the proposed By Laws and chair this part of the meeting since she is part of the FMCA By Laws Committee. She then explained that if there was a particular amendment that needed discussion it could be pulled out, otherwise we could vote on the changes in their entirety.
She then asked if anyone would like to pull any of the amendments for discussion. There being none, she then stated that there were two minor “housekeeping” type items that she recommended fixing.
Article II, #2, - change “interest in North America” to “interest in Spartan Chassis” this was probably just an oversight that it was not changed
Article VI, #3D – strike the information about associate chapters since it was removed in all other areas. Change the date accepted to today’s date. Due to the above changes, the motion was defeated.
David Kessler than moved to accept the amendments as changed to the bylaws that were posted in the newsletter. The motion was seconded. After discussion the motion passed unanimously.
President Frank discussed the need for standing rules as an operational guideline for the chapter. The proposed standing rules were discussed in detail and amended. Bernie Dobrin moved that the standing rules be accepted as discussed and amended. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.
President Frank discussed the 2010 S.C.I.C. Homecoming and Spartan Service Week, and Baker City, OR post rally after the Redmond, OR FMCA Convention.
President Frank then discussed a request from Scott Brady that SCIC donate $500 for a new TV and plaque for the Spartan Show Trailer. Scott has spoken with American Coach and others who will also donate some items. Scott’s motion is “S.C.I.C. donate $500 for a flat screen TV and plaque for the Spartan Show Trailer”. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.
The meeting was adjourned 1:05 P.M.
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