The North Carolina Taxidermist’ Association
Board Meeting Minutes
General Membership Meeting held at Village Inn & Event Center on 7/30/16 @ 10am
Board Member Attendees:
Steve Tugwell- President
Ken Smith- Vice President
April Rouse- Secretary
Herman Parker- Treasurer
Wayne Stanley- Board Member
Kendall Wilson- Board Member
Paul Miller- Board Member
Jake Rouse- Board Member
Absent: Peggy Bowers
General Membership in attendance as well
Meeting began at 10am
Steve Tugwell mentioned that the new taxidermy trailer was purchased and has new logo on it.
Herman gave the treasurer report beginning of the show we had $23,490.69. The auction last night made $3305. Memberships, t-shirts, registration combined together was $7730. That gives us a show balance of $11035, and making our bank balance $34,225.69 before paying show expenses for room, convention center, banquet, etc. Sabra made a motion to accept the treasurer report, Steve 2nd motion…everyone agreed, passed.
It was brought to the general membership that one of the board members, Mitch Black, had stepped down from his position. Kendall Wilson was appointed by the President, Steve Tugwell, to fill the remainder of his position. HP made a motion for Kendall to continue to fill the board position for the remainder of the term, Everyone voted yes. Passed.
Steve brought to attention that the show dates available for next year’s show is July 27,28,29. John Cranford made a motion to stay at the Village Inn & Event Center for next year’s show, Chris Trout 2nd motioned. Everyone voted, agreed, passed.
Mentioned we had 12 new members as of before the show this year.
Ballots were passed out for members to vote for new board members, and Vice President Positions. Ballots were counted by Kendall Wilson and Chris Trout during the general membership meeting.
President’s Challenge for next year to be announced at the banquet.
It was talked about that t-shirts should have the new logos on them going forward. However it was mentioned that it may be too expensive with so many colors to be printed on the shirts. Sabra Cahoon mentioned doing car decals with colors. Sabra made a motion to do decals, hats…motion amended to keep current t-shirts and do new logo for decals and hats. Taylor Harrison 2nd motion, Ken Smith amended motion for board to choose $ spent for this…everyone voted, passed.
Ken Smith talked about nothing in the bylaws to protect us if a bad situation arises with a member, supplier, etc. Expressed that we need something in the bylaws to be able to suspend/revoke anyone’s membership.
- Billy Robertson mentioned to talk to Craig Lewis about moral and ethics clause and about insurance.
- Ken Smith also talked about signature on membership to agree with bylaws
- Needs to say “I agree”
It was decided to table this discussion until we looked further into our options.
John Cranford made a motion to buy 2-3 coolers (not yeti type coolers) to keep on trailer to use during the show. Chris Trout 2nd, Herman 3rd, everyone voted, passed.
It was brought up that members should maybe think about not bringing alcohol drinking into hotel around children and family time during the convention. Steve Tugwell informed everyone that the hotel does not allow alcohol to be brought into the hotel, that if you drink inside the hotel it must be bought from the hotel bar.
Ken Smith made a motion to adjourn meeting. Brandon Tucker 2nd, Chris Trout 3rd. Meeting adjourned at 10:36am.