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Minutes of NWSSA Board Meeting 7-12-17

 BOD meeting 7-12-17 
 BOD Members Present:
Carl Nelson
Steve Sandry
Michael Yeaman
Patty McPhee – New member
Ken Barnes
Ben Mefford
Pat Barton
Rick Johnson
Steve Galea – New member
General members present:
Renee Roberts
Cyra Jane Hobson
Mikky Barnett
Vic Picou

Non-member present:
Ed Brooks (President, California Sculptors Association)
 

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Minutes of NWSSA Board Meeting 06-03-17

6/3/17 Board of Directors meeting, Rick Johnson’s house
Present: Carl Nelson, Pat Barton, Ken Barnes, Steve Sandry, Michael Yeaman, Cyra Rick Johnson
On phone/Skype: Ben Mefford, Doug Wiltshire Non-BOD Kirsten Rayhawk,
Non-BOD members present: Arliss Newcomb, Jane Hobson, Renee Roberts,

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Minutes of NWSSA Board Meeting 8-24-2016

DRAFT

Minutes of NWSSA Board Meeting on Wednesday August 24, 2016 at the Suttle Lake Symposium

Present:
Carl Nelson – President
Ken Barnes – Vice President
Ben Mefford – Secretary
Pat Barton
Doug Wiltshire
Steve Sandry

Also in attendance:

Renee Roberts, Cyra Jane Hobson, Bob Leverich, Kirsten [?]

The meeting was called to order at 3:00pm.

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Minutes of NWSSA Board Meeting 1-9-2016

DRAFT

Minutes of NWSSA Board meeting on January 9th, 2016
at Ken Barnes home, Seattle, WA

Present were:
Carl Nelson – President
Michael Yeaman – Treasurer
Verena Schwippert - Secretary
Ken Barnes
Ben Mefford 
Pat Barton
Rick Johnson

Also in attendance:
Renee Roberts - taking minutes

The meeting was called to order at 4:00 pm.
Previous BoD meeting minutes available on NWSSA website were approved by all.

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Minutes of NWSSA Board Meeting August 2015

Minutes of Board Meeting from 8-26–2015 held at Stone Sculpting Symposium at Suttle Lake.
Meeting was called to order at 4:08 pm.


Members of the Board present:
Carl Nelson, President; Ken Barnes, Vice President;
Pat Barton; Steve Sandry, Rick Johnson
Guest: Doug Wiltshire, became a board member

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Board Meeting July 2015

Board of Directors Meeting, July 15, 2015  Camp Brotherhood, Mount Vernon

Present were Carl Nelson, Ken Barnes, Steve Sandry, Ben Mefford, Michael Yeaman, guests: Rich Hestekind and CyraJane Hobson
Absent were Verena Schwippert

1. Election of Officers
President: Carl Nelson
Vice President: Ken Barnes
Treasurer: Michael Yeaman
Secretary: Verena Schwippert

2. Change of ByLaws  
Renee Roberts will confirm the number of votes cast and check what constitutes a majority in order to change bi-laws. 
Renee will update the board member spreadsheet. Board will review if ByLaw change has passed.

3. Election Results: by paper ballot and online voting the results are as follows:
A.  Board members serve a two year commitment, entailing 2-4 meetings a year with your peers to conduct board business. Three of our members are up for reelection to the board and one candidate has agreed to serve:
Our three current members: Verena Schwippert, Pat Barton, Ben Mefford, and new board member Doug Wiltshire have been elected to the board

B.  Vote to amend NWSSA Bylaws: The amendment to our bylaws entails the vote for Change of Term Limitations from three 2-year terms to four 2-year terms for all board members.
The membership has agreed to an amendment change.

4. Sculpture Show Opportunity
Cyra Jane presented the show opportunity in Occidental park, Seattle. Cyra will work up an event budget, part of which may be covered by downtownseattle.org.
the BOD agrees it is a good idea, but we need to confirm the cost for NWSSA.
ALSO, BOD clarified its relation to Cyra Jane as a project-by-project/pay for specific services relationship.

5. Suttle Lake Symposium general discussion and update by Rich Hestikind.

6. Storage Location for association equipment and supplies.
possibly at Wayne Maslin's property Duvall/Monroe. Or at Camp B. Or do we need a more central location?
Agreed Ben Mefford will do a grant application to seek funds to pay for it.
At a future date BOD will make decision about siting and cost of container.

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Board Minutes June 2015

Minutes of NWSSA Board of Directors meeting

Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at Volunteer Park in Seattle, WA.


Present were:

Carl Nelson, President;

Rick Johnson, Pat Barton, Steve Sandry and Verena Schwippert, secretary.

Absent were: Ken Barnes, Ben Mefford; Michael Yeaman.

The meeting opened at 9am.

1 Changing the By-laws: Change of the by-laws from three two year terms to four 2 year terms has been suggested. Changing the By-laws is up for vote by the general membership, at its meeting at CB in July 2015.

2 Search for a new treasurer , as Ken Barnes is resigning.

There are some prospective candidates for this position. Ken Barnes would mentor the new treasurer during their first year.

Carl Nelson and Rick Johnson will talk to some possible candidates for this position.

3 Search for a new symposium director, as Ben Mefford is resigning, however, is willing to mentor new CB director during the coming year.

Carl and Verena will talk to some possible candidates.

A discussion about the usefulness of written standard operating procedures, SOP, for treasurer and Camp director and other positions ensued. We have same from and for the past, perhaps they should be refreshed.

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Board Meeting Minutes July 2014

Minutes NWSSA of July 16th, 2014

Board of Directors meeting at Camp Brotherhood Symposium

BoD meeting began at 8:30 pm

present:

  • Carl Nelson, president
  • Michael Yeaman, vice president
  • Ken Barnes, treasurer
  • Ben Mefford, director of symposium
  • Pat Barton, field director
  • Verena Schwippert, secretary and
  • Steve Sandry, newly elected board member

absent:

  • Gerda Lattey and
  • Rick Johnson, newly elected to the board

Board Officers Elections

The 4 officers of the board resigned and were newly elected at this meeting.

Namely: Carl Nelson, president; Michael Yeaman, vice president;

Ken Barnes, treasurer; Verena Schwippert, secretary.

Minutes from previous meeting.
The minutes from the last BoD meeting in were approved by all.

Finances. Ken Barnes' financial report from the General meeting was briefly discussed. The balance for the year 2013 is minus $ 5200, an acceptable amount given NWSSA's current reserves.

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Board Minutes August 2014

DRAFT

Minutes of NWSSA Board meeting on August 28th, 2014
at Silver Falls Lodge & Conference Center in Oregon

Present were:
Carl Nelson – President
Ken Barnes – Treasurer
Ben Mefford - Camp B 2014 Director
Pat Barton
Rick Johnson

Also in attendance:
Renee Roberts - taking minutes
Doug Wiltshire - Silver Falls Symposium Director

The meeting was called to order at 1:23 pm.
Previous BoD meeting minutes available on NWSSA website were approved by all.

Agenda:
Policies
Camp B
Silver Falls
Other Business

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Board Minutes March 2014

Minutes 3–22–2014 

NWSSA Board of Directors Meeting
at Seattle Design Center

Present were:
Carl Nelson, President;
Michael Yeaman, Vice President;
Pat Barton, Symposium Field Director;
Ken Barnes,Treasurer;
Ben Mefford, Director of Symposium;
Verena Schwippert, Secretary.

The meeting was called to order at 2:12 pm.
Minutes from last meeting were approved by all.

All minutes have been, and will be, posted on the NWSSA website.

1. Lead by Ken, a general discussion ensued about donors, anonymity and also donations handled through the Seattle Foundation, which pairs donors with non-profits. Carl Nelson has registered NWSSA with them, to receive donations through them for their May 6th GiveBig .

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Board Minutes Sept 27, 2013

Minutes of NWSSA Board meeting on September 27th , 2013 at Carl Nelson's home in Lake Stevens , WA

Present were:
Carl Nelson – President
Jon Schmidt
Ken Barnes – Treasurer
Verena Schwippert – Secretary
Ben Mefford  - Camp B 2014 Director
Pat Barton
Michael Yeaman – Vice President  - per Skype
Gerda Lattey – joined per Skype at 10:30am

The meeting was called to order at 9:45 am.

Previous BoD meeting minutes from Silver Falls were read and approved by all.

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Board Minutes - July 18, 2012

held at 25th Stone Sculpting Symposium at Camp Brotherhood.

Meeting was called to order at 8:40 pm.

Members of the Board presentGerda Lattey, President; Carl Nelson, Vice President; Pat Barton; Ken Barnes, Treasurer; Verena Schwippert, Secretary;

Newly elected Board members: Michael Yeaman and Jon Schmidt.

Guests: Vic Picou, Barbara Davidson

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Board Minutes - May 4, 2013

Minutes, May 4th, 2013

NWSSA
Board of Directors meeting

[held at Carl Nelson's home in Lake Stevens]

The meeting was adjourned at 1:15 pm
Present in person:
Carl Nelson, Vice President
Verena Schwippert, Secretary
Pat Barton
Jon Schmidt
Michael Yeaman

via Skype or telephone:
Gerda Lattey, President
Ken Barnes, Treasurer

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Board Minutes - July 17, 2013

Draft of Meeting Minutes
July 17th, Wednesday 2013

NWSSA Board meeting at Stone Sculptors Symposium, Camp Brotherhood, Mount Vernon, WA

Members of the Board present were:

Carl Nelson, Pat Barton, Ben Mefford – new member of the Board;
Michael Yeaman, Jon Schmidt, Ken Barnes, Verena Schwippert.

- Guest: Renee' Roberts, association secretary.

Gerda Lattey was absent.

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Board Minutes - November 6, 2010

Minutes of Meeting (and follow-up)

Location: Evergreen State College

Date: Nov 6th 2010

1:15pm

Purpose: Scheduled NWSSA Board of Directors Meeting

Attendees: Gerda Lattey,  Petra Brambrink, Al Mangold, Carl Nelson, Carol Turner

Absent: Seth Friedman

 Minutes:  August 28th Minutes from Silver Falls

1.      Minutes Discussion: – intent, clarity, and completeness of item seven on the minutes (See Exhibit A below).  Gerda asked they be tabled until they can be clarified with Seth and  Rich Hestekind contacted with proposal. An email discussion from Nov 8th, motion and approval (See Exhibit B below) to go forward with replenishing $5008.00 to the Silver Falls auction fund.   Minutes were corrected, sent, and approved on Nov 9th

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Board Minutes - August 28, 2010

Minutes of Meeting
Location:
Silver Firs State Park, OR,  Date: Aug 28th 2010,  2:05pm
Purpose:
Scheduled NWSSA Board of Directors Meeting
Attendees: Gerda Lattey, Petra Brambrink, Al Mangold, Carl Nelson, Set Friedman
Absent:  Carol Turner (in Russia carving)

 Minutes:  July Camp B  minutes from Lane – Petra moved minutes to be accepted as presented - Petra moved minutes to be accepted as presented by Lane. Second by Carl. Minutes were approved unanimously.

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Board Minutes - November 20, 2009

 

NWSSA BOARD MEETING MINUTES

NOVEMBER 20, 2009 at SEATTLE CITY LIBRARY (downtown branch)

Meeting opened at 2:10 pm by President Gerda Lattey.

Board members present were Leon White, Lane Tompkins, Elaine Mac Kay, Gerda Lattey and Petra Brambrink.

Board members absent were Bill Brayman and Carole Turner.

Guests attending were Carl Nelson, Bill Gallagher and Ken Barnes.

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Board Minutes - August 25, 2009

 

Minutes of the NWSSA board meeting in the dining hall of Silver Falls State park (20022 Silver Falls Hwy SE, Sublimity, Oregon 97385   Phone: 866-575-8875) on August 25, 2009.
 
The five board members present (constituting a quorum of the seven current members) were:
 
Gerda Lattey, President
Petra Brambrink, Treasurer
Lane Tompkins, Secretary
Bill Brayman
Elaine Mac Kay
 
The meeting was called to order by Gerda at 2:03pm.
 
Gerda thanked Elaine and her team for their hard work on making Camp Brotherhood Symposium a success. She stated that in the future the board would be working on distributing the formidable work load by establishing Symposium procedures.

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Board Minutes - July 16, 2009

 

 
NorthWest Stone Sculptors Association
Minutes from July 16, 2009 Board of Directors meeting
 
The meeting was held at Camp Brotherhood (24880 Brotherhood Rd., Mt. Vernon, WA) during the Stone Sculpting Symposium – in Warren Hall – immediately after the yearly general membership meeting.
 
(The first part of these minutes was recorded by Verena Schwippert, outgoing secretary. The second part by Lane Tompkins, newly elected secretary.)
 
Board members present:
Elaine MacKay, Gerda Lattey, Leon White, Petra Brambrink, Bill Brayman, Lane Tompkins.
Absent was new Board member Carole Turner.
Guests: Verena Schwippert, Nancy Green, Vic Picou, Nicky Oberholtzer, Tracy Powell.

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