GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF MINNESOTA Board Meeting, April 8, 2006
Board members present: Cindy Demers, Roger Benepe, Ed & Sandy Steffner, Janet Hopper, Dorothy
Other persons present: Allen Smith, Doug Zbikowski
Meeting was called to order by president Roger Benepe 1. Minutes of December meeting were approved 2. Treasurer's report approved. a good report, the figures are getting up to date
when board members & chairs have expenses but not receipt, write a note to treasurer about it. If it is questionable, the treasurer will bring it to board meeting
request a thank you card be sent to Ted Chura for his work
the question of perks for board members: ie, parking. Decision was
no. However field trip leaders will have their way paid
the secretary is asked to send thank you card to presenters. If honorarium is declined, the thank you
should state the dollar amount of honorarium so can be used for tax deduction 3. Committee Reports A. Programs - Steve sent word that he is working on next year B. Membership - no report
C. Newsletter - next deadline is April 30 Kathy Ahlers requested a
charge account at Kinko-Federal Express. Doug and Steve should be on this also. When used person send receipt and not of its use to treasurer D. Shows & Exhibits - Doug reported our presence at Science Museum for
their show April 2. It was a good connection. Steve
Erickson and Dick Heglund also represented us.
Our activities are listed in SEEK and Science Connection at Science Museum.
E. Field Trips - June 10 we have a trip to Brickyard. It was publicized at the Science Musuem so we should expect children on it.
F. Public Service - Doug was at MESTA (xcience teachers association)and we'll be there next year G. School Outreach - will be at science fair at Ramsey Elementary on Saturday H. Video Library - no report I. History - no report J. Budget - Ed is working on this K. Internet - Allan Smith is revamping the web site. Things being looked at are a site for the casual user , to just look at, site for registered user who can get email automatically. For security subscriber the cost would be $10-20 per month
4. Old Business
A. Split Rock Marker - Roger and Ed offer to help Doug to get it in place
B. Honorarium - I t was moved that the honorarium be uped to $125 plus expenses (parking, mileage, etc) . This was seconded and approved.
5. New Business
A. A motion to award members for their work and efforts for the club with a recognition dinner party
(toward the end of the year) This would recognize the board, committee chairs, field trip leaders
It was seconded and passed
B. Doug is rewriting officer and committee chair duties C. Annual meeting will be May 1 at Grand Buffet near Knollwood.
D. Doug requests chairs meeting after GSM meeting April 10 E. Next board meeting will be Saturday, July 15, 10 am at Steffner's
Submitted by secretary, Dorothy Kuether