Call Meeting to Order
Presiding, Rodney Horrocks, Chair
Minutes of Previous Meeting were neither read nor approved
No attendance roster was received by the secretary, but there was a good number present including officers and committee chairs.
Financial report - Report from Secretary-Treasurer
Evelyn Bradshaw had prepared
a report on our finances (a copy is attached).
She is asking to be relieved as secretary-treasurer in part because she
has two other accounts in the same branch of the Patriot Bank in Virginia and
this causes some difficulty in keeping transactions separate. She also has secretarial responsibilities
with at least two other entities (including the local group of the Sierra Club
Section website report
John Wilson gave a short report for Rob Stitt
Annual Section Award to an
John Wilson reported that he
had received nominations of high quality.
A judging committee exchange evaluations and agree upon the recipient
via the Internet. Someone to accept the
group award for the successful nominee is present at convention, and John
Wilson has a check for the award of one hundred dollars from the treasurer to
present to the selected recipient. The
rules for this Section award allow both
Clean Water Act - John Hoffelt called to our attention that recent changes in the federal Clean Water Act may call upon us to authorize a study as to how it affects cave conservation.
What was the motion?
Motion to amend the Bylaws to create a Recording Sectary and Treasures officer positions and delete the secretary treasures position. Transfer the appropriate duties of the old position to the two new positions. Subsequent research indicates that the Bylaws provide for two separate positions of secretary and treasurer.
Motion to elect officers - President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer
Rod Horrocks was elected chairman.
John Wilson was elected Vice Chairman.
Evelyn Bradshaw was elected as Secretary
Eugene Vale was elected Treasurer
Motion to elect the Board of Directors
William Halliday, Jo Schaper and John Hoffelt were nominated. Jo and John were elected.
A Motion to add another award for Grottos only was referred to the Section Executive Committee.
A Motion to authorize $ 300 ???? to purchase a permanent plaque and certificates for the Group Conservation Award was approved.
A motion to place “The Conservationist” back issues on the section website was approved.
Recommendations from the section to the
Evelyn W. Bradshaw, Secretary
The Executive Committee met after the section meeting and approved the Grotto award as a second award.
Other jobs were taken by EC members, such as:
Scanning the old issues of the Conservationist – Rod
Setting up a new frames based Section web site – John
Spread sheet of Section finances – Gene