BOD Meeting 2009
Meeting starts 10:10 am Central
Buddy Cutts, Ricker Goldsborough, Ollie
Gregory, Steve Lee, Jeff Nibler, Mark Poling, Jeff Wilson, Dan
Shell, James Anderson, John Hill (Wallaby)
Lucas: Read minutes from previous meeting–
Jeff Nibler firsted and it was unanimous to accept
Bill Priday lawsuit: Our lawyers suggest to
file for summary judgement for liability, which means a judge
would decide whether or not we are liable and the merits of the
case. James Anderson motions to put forth a request to file for
summary judgement, its not seconded. Ollie suggests we discuss
it more. There are questions as to the specifics of the ins and
outs of summary judgement. James withdraws his motion. Ollie
motions that we check with USHPA's lawyer as to their opinion
whether we should file for summary judgement. Jeff seconds and
its unanimous. Tim, USHPA's lawyer, will send his opinion to
Shawn, our lawyer, and we will carry out their advice.
Re-Vamp Plaque: The hole is dug on the
corner of the clubhouse for the rock. Steve has heard excuses
from the rock people for two months about why it has not been
delivered. The last puzzle piece to this project is the plaque
picture, which Keith had a few updates but no successes and is
still pursuing possibilities. James, VP, supported the idea of
looking into ceramic ideas.
Nick Berry's TTT Memorabilia: Ricker
suggests we should at least take pictures of them to archive the
designs. Ollie says put them under glass. The consensus is
moving away from giving them away as awards. We plan to keep
TTT Postcards: James, VP, has been in
communication with USHPA and has not had much cooperation from
them about getting the addresses of new H2's to send them the
postcards. Ongoing . . .
Whitwell LZ: Dan Shell spoke with a realtor
about possibilities . The realtor has kept our interests
anonymous. About the school possibility, Dan says if you could
level the buildings and then landscaped it. Property is 12-18
acres. It's not explicitly for sale. Dan says he's going to tell
the realtor to get a price on the school field. Steve is going
to talk to Bill Colvin to talk to Mr. Castle about his field.
Covenant clause in waiver: Jeff reported on
the covenant clause. The USHPA representative said they've never
seen it and said it might be a local, state law, Jeff asked the
local lawyer, Shawn, and he said it's not required by local law.
Ollie moved to vote to remove the covenant
clause, its seconded. 8 voted in favor, one abstained. The
covenant clause will be removed from the waiver.
Ricker asked Clark to change an address for
the bank account.
Ollie brings up raising the dues, Dan Shell
points out we need to change our bylaws and receive a vote from
the general membership to do this. Ollie's reasoning: its our
sole source of income and we are talking about buying an LZ for
Whitwell and we are making less and less money each year. Ricker
supports his thoughts because our bank balance is in 100's and
not thousands of dollars.
Ollie motions we increase dues and
restructure our due schedule and to charge the bylaw committee
to come up with something to come back to the BOD for our
approval before it moves to a vote to the general membership and
it wouldn't be in effect until Jan 2010.
Dunn Site update: SE facing site – Miller
set Alabama distance record of 105 miles recently.
Checking Account Balance: estimates $800
CD/LZ Fund: $53,548.08
His band will not be able to play Mayhem.
Mayhem is potluck dinner. He's going to get the paper products
and drinks. Kathy will provide a Turkey and Ham, and Jeff
promised two smoked pork butts.
Ollie will be at Mayhem to give weather
reports. Team Challenge is sold out, June 15th is
target for money or your bumped off the list. Ricker reported on
sponsorship opportunities for Team Challenge (he has a separate
report for this).
Hardware for ramp repair is here, waiting on
lumber. Entry gate repaired and painted. Two leaks in bathroom.
Rick Jacobs filled in holes with topsoil and seeded and hayed.
Whitwell needs a windsock.
Consensus is that members need to fill out a
waiver each year.
Send him stuff!
Thoughts about making it easier to access
Henson launch windsock
meeting closed at 12:30pm Central