Rocky Mountain Flycasters - Board Meetings
Rocky Mountain Flycasters Board Meeting
June 13, 2012
Those in attendance: Dick Jeffries, Guy Turenne, Wil Huett, Charles Plunkett, Paul Wehr, Sean Cronin, Jerry Pelis, and Cullen Emsing.
The meeting was called to order at 7:00PM.
President’s Comments: Jerry Pelis was introduced as the new chair of the Youth Water Festivals. A quorum of board members were present. Dick introduced mycommittee as an easy way to organize the monthly meeting agenda as well as a means of keeping all the data in a centralized place. Open Office Agenda was mentioned by Wil and Sean mentioned Dropbox as an option. No decision was made but it was noted that the free level of mycommittee has limited space.
Review Agenda: There is a need to reintroduce the nomination committee with an expanded scope. Bob Streeter and Dennis Cook volunteer to help with board development. Plans for development include emphasis on targeting specific skill sets. The fund development arm is of particular importance. There is also a need to find a person or persons in charge of “fun” (ie fishing trips, get togethers). There were no additions to the agenda.
The minutes from the last meeting were approved as corrected.
Consent Agenda: Approval of Conservation Report, Youth Report, Community Outreach Report, and Newsletter as submitted. The Treasurer’s Report was pulled and no membership report was submitted.
Pulled Consent Items: The Treasurer’s report was pulled. The raffle fund must be kept separate from the general fund. No corrections needed and it was approved.
- TU Poudre Cleanup: An invitation was sent to Save the Poudre and plans are tentative.
- Rod Purchase: There was a discussion of which rods should be purchased for this year’s raffle. TL Johnson, St. Peters, Elk Horn, Jax and Stone Creek were all mentioned as options. A discussion of the purpose of the raffle followed and it was noted that it began as a way to pay for the room and certain projects. The choice for rods was narrowed to Jax or Elk Horn and Dick has the authority to make the final decision. $750 is budgeted for rod purchases.
- Yellowstone Campaign: $2005 was ultimately contributed.
- Don’t Suck Campaign: CTU is asking, not telling, RMF to consider becoming a messaging platform for the campaign. There needs to be a decision among the board as to how we want to participate. Sean brought up whether our focus should be on a campaign like this or on local waters with immediate issues. It was agreed that our time and resources should be put locally and Wil proposed a motion to participate in information sharing only if no extraneous time or money was needed. The motion carried.
- Filling the Gap: There was a discussion about the soon to be released WRA and STP analysis and how we should be involved. The worries ranged from being “Johnny come lately” to how closely we want to be associated with these other groups. Dick wondered if there was room for communication with the editor for our own inputs.
- Strategic Plan: Dick provided a Projects Chart (attached) that defines what we do based on four pillars. If we know who/what we want to be, it becomes easier to look down the road and work on budgeting and personnel. This is addressed as an incremental process. Sean brought up focusing on fun which would fall under “Sustain”.
- Next Meeting: Will be held at Mulligans. One final question…Are in person meetings necessary every month?
Motion to adjourn at 9:20PM.
Submitted by Charles Plunkett
Secretary, Rocky Mountain Flycasters
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