CMT/ABATE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
DECEMBER 9, 2007
Location: VFW Madison, TN
Previous minutes approved and accepted
Brooklyn Tom states that with the passing of Mike Hayes, the
Legislative duties fall to him per the by laws of CMT/ABATE.
A Mike Hayes Fund with dollars to be deposited in discussion
on what to do with the funds. Carol Simpson suggested 'fans' for
Lobby Day or Legislative Day?
MOTION: Wendall wants a Mike Hayes Memorial Legislative Day
MOTION SECOND: Wally Biaz PASSED
All profits from sale of Mike Hayes patches go into Mike Hayes
Brooklyn Tom will be running for Director again.
MOTION:Wally Biaz wants sale price of Mike Hayes Patches at $5
MOTION SECOND: Jeanna
Added: Profits go into Memorial Fund, PASSED
Brooklyn Tom asked for some reimbursement for the flower spray
for Mike, he paid $250, a hat was passed around to reimburse him.
TREASURY REPORT: Dean Lucas states we have $7,000+ in the
Dean Lucas would like Article 5, Sec 4.B of 40% activities
monies sent to the state in 10 working days be changed.
MOTION: Move forward to vote strike out 40% in the bylaws
MOTION SECOND: Jeanna, to move forward and vote on this in
March, Discussion to have each charter submit dollars each month to
help budget the state.
OPPOSED AND VOTED DOWN
MOTION: Simple vote by each charter to institute pledge amount
to send to the state each month by each charter, strictly voluntary
MOTION SECOND: roll taken, passed
Please only send bank statements to the state office and close
the 800 phone number to the state office because it cost $240 per
MOTION: Cancel the 800 number
MOTION SECOND: Passed
Jeanna says December is out, wants to send papers to chapters
MOTION: To send out newspaper for 2 months Priority mail at
$25 per month
MOTION SECOND: Passed
Carol Simpson and Jack Jones meant with Curry Todd, District
95 Sponsor Helmet bill Committee, and Budget Sub committee. Carol
says everybody in every charter needs to step up. She routed around
1.MRF-Defeating the "Kid Bill"
2.AMA 'Right away Bill"
MOTION: Instant memberships on site"if" charter wants to
MOTION SECOND: yes Motion was defeated
SAFTY & EDUCATION:
Reported new bumper stickers 10k
PRODUCTS POSITION OPEN
Dean Lucas wants to sell his T-shirts, please make offer
ACTIVITES POSITION OPEN
Paid for the next year, AFLAC, Advertising, Advertising on our
All ok, sent out mailing
At Large wants to submit resume for State Sargent of Arms
Resumes for new positions with possible change in membership
duties with 2 yr term
Possibility of lowering percent for quorum, currently 60% or
3/5, will keep the same
2 Charters are inactive and do not count towards the quorum.
Dean Lucas needs to order new membership forms and asked for
MOTION: To increase to $250 Lifetime, amend Jan 1, 2008
MOTION SECOND: Yes
MOTION DEFEATED, stay at $200
MOTION TO ADJOURN:
MOTION SECOND: YES