GSM BOARD MEETING MINUTES MAY 28, 2009 6:00 PM @ MN GEOLOGIC SURVEY
PRESENT: Dick Bottenberg, Harvey Thorleifson, Ed Steffner, Sandy Steffner, Paul Jansen, Janet Hopper, Steve Erickson
Meeting was called to order by Dick Bottenberg, Vice President, with a quorum present.
Minutes of the 4/23/ 09 Board Meeting were reviewed and were approved as written. Harvey T. motioned with Ed S. seconding.
TREASURER’S REPORT: PAUL J.
Totals as of 4/31/09: Operating Funds (unrestricted net assets) $8,356.44, Checking Account Balance $1402.31. Restricted assets/ marker project $45,250.00.
Paul presented a detailed 3 Year historical trend of GSM spending and assets covering Sept 2006, Sept 2007, and Sept 2008. Included were inflows to checking, outflows from checking, CD totals and transfers with year starting totals of 9/30/06 - $14, 540, 9/30/07- $14,662 and 9/30/08- $ 13,482.
The Board also approved the rollover of a CD Paul states is coming due in June.
INTERNET REPORT: HARVEY T.
Harvey passionately presented the report that good work is being done by the committee. A prototype is being developed by both Al and Ben. Harvey assured us he will continue to inspire them and anticipates a launch of the prototype for the first Fall Meeting, Sept. 1.
MARKER COMMITTEE: ED S.
Ed brought video pictures of Doug and his installation of the Split Rock Marker. The video also included the Flood Bay site and the boulder that was picked out for that site’s marker.
Ed also presented his committee’s Activity Schedule spreadsheet with sites and activity dates anticipated for us to follow. See attachment.
FIELD TRIP COMMITTEE: JANET H.
Steve reported the field trip conducted last week with Roger B. was well attended. About 50 people came and searched for fossils at the Brick Yards.
Janet said the Red Wing field trip is scheduled this Saturday – June 6th, with hopes to have as good a turn out. The tour will be conducted by Randy S.
The next planned field trip is in Mankato – which Janet is working on with Bill R. The dates are July 17th and 18th with much discussion about the potential need for a bus on site for transportation and how to arrange for canoes.
Janet is also working on a potential non-GSM field trip for Sept. More details at the next meeting.
SPEAKERS/2009-2010 SCHEDULE- STEVE ERICKSON
Steve has arranged the lectures for the coming GSM year and was able to arrange a St Anthony Falls tour for NOV 7th.
He announced that he has a new job and may not be able to introduce the speakers as he has been doing before each lecture. Dick assured that the President or V.P. could do the introductions when necessary.
Discussion was raised about the banquet that we have usually had for the last meeting. The Spring Banquet was not included this year with some members missing the get together. Dick proposed that the site be determined and included in the lecture schedule. Ed motioned and Sandy seconded.
Steve reported the State Fair planning is in progress with Tom S. continuing to organize it this year. He is making calls and deposits to insure our space.
Steve also reported that we still have 100 copies of the booklet Rocky Roots for the new members – so no new books will be needed at this time.
NEW AGENDA ITEMS:
1.) Appreciation Party - Theresa Tweet volunteered to join the committee and will be a co-chair with Dick.
2.) Ed questioned the frequency of need for ongoing member directories. Dick recommended that Katy Paul be invited to the next Board Meeting to discuss the pros and cons of the directories and formats.
Dick B. moved to adjourn the meeting @ 8:00 PM with Ed S seconding. The meeting was adjourned with the next meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ MN Geologic Survey at 6:00PM.