ARBA Board Conference Call 10-24-2010

by Site Admin on October 24, 2010

Cindy Cieciwa called the meeting to order at 5:10 EST. Present on the call were the following: C. Cieciwa, M. Walters, C. Pasheilich, C. Bazant, R. Andress, D. Pence, A. McIntyre Lahner, S. Culver and C. Payton.

Following a discussion on those Board members eligible to review and approve Old Board minutes, D. Pence moved that all current Board members are party to the minutes and choose whether to abstain or vote on those minutes. Following more discussion that centered on the protocols set by Roberts Rules of Order as well as how abstentions affect a quorum, D. Pence agreed to withdraw his motion so that the subject could be revisited at a future date.

R. Andress told the other Board members that he wanted a motion on the Old Board minutes dated September 17, 2010. D. Pence noted that in order to satisfy the requirement that approved/published minutes only reflect Board actions and votes, several paragraphs needed to be removed or re-categorized. C. Pasheilich moved that the Old Board minutes of September 17, 2010 be adopted as written.  C. Bazant seconded the motion. The Board voted 3 to approve (R. Andress, C. Bazant and C. Pasheilich) 1 against (D. Pence) and 3 abstained (M. Walters, S. Culver and A. McIntyre Lahner.)

Following a re-categorization of the items regarding travel costs, the frequency of website committee meetings and the new member packet, D. Pence moved that the Old Board minutes of September 17, 2010 be reconsidered. C. Bazant seconded the motion and the motion was passed with 4 Board members approving (R. Andress, C. Bazant, C. Pasheilich, D. Pence) and 3 Board members abstaining (M. Walters, S. Culver and A. McIntyre Lahner.)

C. Payton offered to read the minutes from the 9/18/2010 Annual Meeting. After the minutes were read, R. Andress moved that they be approved as read. C. Pasheilich seconded the motion. The minutes were approved by a vote of 4 in favor (M. Walters, C. Bazant, R. Andress and C. Pasheilich) and 3 abstaining (D. Pence, A. McIntyre Lahner and S. Culver.)

C. Payton then read the minutes from the 9/19/2010 New Board Meeting. C. Bazant moved that the minutes be approved as read. M. Walters seconded the motion. The minutes were approved by a vote of 4 in favor (M. Walters, C. Bazant, R. Andress and C. Cieciwa) and 4 abstaining (C. Pasheilich, D. Pence, S. Culver and A. McIntyre Lahner.)

Website Committee Report: The Board decided that the need for a new webmaster and/or website was to be reviewed in order to get information to the ARBA membership in a more timely manner.

C. Bazant moved to adjourn the meeting and C. Pasheilich seconded the motion. The meeting was adjourned at 6:02 EST.

Submitted by C. Payton on 10/24/2010

Approved 1/15/2011

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