CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: President Lindsay Nelson called the regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors to order at 8:35 a.m. President Nelson appointed Kristi Seifert as acting Secretary for Debra Yerys who could not be present. She called the roll. Board members present were:
President Lindsay Nelson
Region VII Director Heidi Baublitz –Excused Absence
At Large Director Virginia Bruns
Kristi Seifert declared that being more than 51% of the members present, a quorum existed. Executive Director, John Arlandson, Eric Ewald, and special guest, Steve Hanson, NSA Secretary/Treasurer, were also present.
Approval of Minutes: The minutes of the May 21, 2010 board meeting were distributed. Corrections noted: Page 3, “Nebbin” corrected to “Nebben”; page 5 meeting reconvened at 12:45 not 1:45.
BE IT RESOLVED that the minutes of the May 21, 2010 Board of Directors meeting are approved as corrected. The motion was made by Virginia Bruns, seconded by Tim Robinson and approved.
Board Appointments: Upon a motion made by Deb Stapek, seconded by Ellen Stebbins and carried, the Board appointed MAPAN Editor Erin Nebben to the Board of Directors to replace Mary Scott, who completed her term. Upon a motion made by Virginia Bruns, seconded by Ellen Stebbins and carried, the Board appointed Tim Tibor to fill the vacancy of NSA State Director Debra Stapek when her term expires in August 2010 and Tim Tibor is appointed by NSA as her replacement. President’s Report: President Lindsay Nelson thanked the board members for their support and election as President of MAPA. He stated that in the coming year he anticipates the bylaws to be comprehensively reviewed and amended and that there will be areas of common interest with MAPA and NSA will work in a collaborative manner. He looks forward to the planning retreat in September to set out clear goals and objectives for 2010-11.
Executive Directors Report:John Arlandson reported that he will continue working with Eric Ewald during the next six months on the transition of Eric to Executive Director duties. It was agreed that all communications between board members and the Executive Director be copied to Eric also.
Treasurer’s Report: Approval of Bank Resolutions: BE IT RESOLVED that, until written notice to the contrary is given by this corporation to Minnesota First Credit Savings, Inc, access to any accounts in the name of this corporation standing in the above named institution shall be had by the following: Matthew C. Dahl, Treasurer, Lindsay A. Nelson, President, Darrel D. Terning, 1st Vice President, Kristi L. Seifert. The motion was made by Debra Stapek, seconded by Darrel Terning and approved by the Board. BE IT RESOLVED that, until written notice to the contrary is given by this corporation to Community Resource Bank, access to any accounts in the name of this corporation standing in the above named institution shall be had by the following: Matthew C. Dahl, Treasurer, Lindsay A. Nelson, President, Darrel D. Terning, 1st Vice President, Kristi L. Seifert and John R. Arlandson, Executive Director. The motion was made by Virginia Bruns, seconded by Debra Stapek and approved by the Board. BE IT RESOLVED that, until written notice to the contrary is given by this corporation to the safe deposit department of Community Resource Bank, access to corporation’s safes in the vaults of the above named bank shall be had by the following: Matthew C. Dahl, Treasurer, Lindsay A. Nelson, President, Darrel D. Terning, 1st Vice President, Kristi L. Seifert and John R. Arlandson, Executive Director. The motion was made by Virginia Bruns, seconded by Debra Stapek and approved by the Board. National Society of Accountants (NSA):
Convention – Deb Stapek encouraged board members to attend the NSA convention in Arlington, Virginia August 18-21, 2010. She reminded the board that registration discount deadline is July 1, 2010. Steve Hanson will be up for reelection as Secretary/Treasurer and Tim Tibor will be appointed State Director. A letter will be sent to NSA advising them that MAPA has endorsed Tim Tibor for the State Director position.
Steve Hanson, NSA Secretary/Treasurer –Steve Hanson reported that NSA is sending a request to State affiliates asking what it can do for them and what our expectations are of them. In turn NSA will be asking the states to be their partners. He gave the example of state organizations using the NSA produced webinars to present to members of the state organizations. Deb Stapek and Virginia Bruns agreed to work on this issue with NSA and report back to the Board. This is also an issue which can be discussed at the Strategic Planning meeting in September.
Leadership Conference – Deb stated that there will be a Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City, OK, 2010 September 23-26, 2010. Upon a motion made by Debra Stapek, seconded by Virginia Bruns and carried, the Board authorized 1st Vice President Kristi Seifert and 2nd Vice President Darrel Terning to attend the NSA Leadership Conference on September 23-26, 2010 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Deb thanked the Board members for their support during her term as NSA State Director.
Other Business: Strategic Planning Meeting will be on September 9, 2010 at the Ramada Mall of America. The MAPA Board meeting is scheduled on September 10, 2010. Adjournment:There being no further business to come before the board, Darrel Terning moved to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Virginia Bruns and approved. The meeting adjourned at 9:20 a.m. Respectfully submitted,