Newfoundland Club of America Board of Directors Meeting

Special Board Teleconference of February 24, 2000 (as amended March 28, 2000)

President Aura Dean called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. CT. All Board members were in attendance except for Mary L. Price, Joan Gunn, and Beverly Eichel who were unable to attend. Frank Winnert advised the board that he couldn't participate in the February 24 Teleconference unless all Board members were present, especially the treasurer. Since the only subject was a very important financial issue, having the input from all members was absolutely essential. Thus when the treasurer and the first vice-president could not attend, he advised the Board that he would not be participating in this discussion. Mary W. Price, AKC Delegate and new Board member elect Roger Powell were present as well.

At 7:12 p.m. CT, Steve McAdams moved and Cherrie Brown seconded that the Board go into executive session. The motion was carried seven yes and two no (Clyde Dunphy, Roger Frey).

At 8:10 p.m. CT, Cherrie Brown moved and Steve McAdams seconded that the Board come out of executive session. The motion was carried unanimously.

During executive session Board members made the following suggestions to address recent tax matters: 1. Refer tax matters to Finance Committee, 2. Add additional members to the Finance Committee, 3. Create an ad hoc committee to address tax matters, 4. Have the Board find and refer tax matters directly to a tax attorney, 5. Charge the Finance Committee to report back to the Board with their recommendations, 6. Set a time frame for the Finance Committee to report back to the Board with their recommendations, 7. Charge the Finance Committee with addressing specific questions, 8. Have the Finance Committee create a format/policy/plan whereas the Board would not find itself in this predicament in the future.

At 8:15 p.m., Clyde Dunphy moved and Tom Broderick seconded to adjourn. The motion was carried unanimously.


Respectfully submitted,
Roger S. Frey, Recording Secretary







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