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The South Florida Emerald Society - July 11, 2002 - Miami Yacht Club - Minutes

July 11, 2002
Minutes

July 11, 2002
Miami Yacht Club
Minutes
The meeting was called to order at 6:40 PM and members were welcomed. Present were President Ed Cooke, First & Second Vice Presidents Michael O'Connor and John Wright, Secretary & Board member Carroll Cameron, Treasurer David Russell, Historian Dan Fitzgerald; Board members Bill O'Brien, Stu Robinson, Billy Cameron, members John Doherty, Jim Cooney, Gary Tomeny, Judy Sheri, Bill Timmeny and guest June Robinson. The Pledge to the Flag was led by Dan Fitzgerald. A quorum was established and the Order of Business was adopted.

President's Report (Ed Cooke) President Cooke reported that he had sent a thank you note to Jay Love for the outstanding June social at Houligans. He also distributed packets to the Board containing a list of Board member duties, a list of members how will be dropped for nonpayment of dues, and a Coral Gables event calendar. Board members were asked to refile their original membership application forms for the Historian's files. A telephone tree was distributed to all Board members. Minutes (Carroll Cameron) The minutes of the May meeting were approved. The minutes of the June meeting will be presented in August with the Minutes of the July meeting. Directive: C. Cameron to email the May minutes to Gary Tomeny who is the new website liaison. Treasurer's Report (David Russell) The treasurer gave detailed financial reports and proposed budgets which are attached to these minutes. The treasurer is moving the accounts to Capitol Bank, starting with the checking accounts and then moving the certificates of deposit when they mature. Separate budgets for the Annual Fundraiser, membership, and Emerald Society were presented. The treasurer asked for guidance on the phone bills. Directive: C. Cameron to call L Nolan to get specifics on how the phone forwarding/Big Mouth systems works. Motion by C. Cameron to allow the treasurer to reinvest the certificates of deposits at the prevailing interest rate as they come due. Second by Fitzgerald. Motion passed. Motion by O'Brien to accept the treasurer's report. Second by B. Cameron. Motion passed. Directive: Russell to reinvest the certificates of deposits at the prevailing interest rate as they come due.

Unfinished Business St. Patrick's Festival No action taken Alternate sites to Hartnett Park (Nolan) No report

Christmas in Killarney No report Liaison to Web Masters Gary Tomeny has accepted the position. Directive: Tomeny to contact J. Doherty and make the transition for the liaison position Committee Reports Membership (Billy Cameron). Motion by B. Cameron to accept the following new members into the Society. Second by D. Russell. Judd Aronowitz, sponsored by Michael O'Connor Don Sleznick, reinstatement of his former status as a member Motion Passed. Social July Social Wednesday, July 24 at _6:30 P.M. Hurricane Bar in Miami Springs, Joe & Linda Healy, proprietors. Steak Dinner Special or order from menu. Maurice Grunden has offered his home for a membership social in September. This would be a good way to kick off plans for the Annual Fundraiser and St. Patrick's Festival. Motion by C. Cameron to cancel the August social meeting. Second by D. Russell. Motion Passed. Motion by M. O'Connor to accept Maurice Grunden's proffered hospitality for the September social meeting. Second by O'Brien. Motion Passed. Directive: O'Brien and O'Connor to work together to plan the September social. Corporate filings and reports No report on the filing of new corporate papers, registering with the state, and regaining 501(c)(3) status. Bylaws (C. Cameron/D. Russell) Russell distributed new bylaws by email and Cameron brought printed sets for Board members who do not have email. Board members reviewed and amended new bylaws. Motion by C.Cameron to adopt bylaws as amended. Second by D.Russell. Motion Passed. A copy of the adopted bylaws is attached to this report. Directive: C.Cameron and D.Russell to correct the bylaws as amended. The following items on the agenda were tabled for lack of time to consider. New Business Health and Welfare Good of the Society Up Coming Events 2002

The meeting was adjourned at 10:55 P.M.

NEXT MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY, August 1, 2002

Directives

Directive: C. Cameron to email the May minutes to Gary Tomeny who is the new website liaison. Directive: C. Cameron to call L Nolan to get specifics on how the phone forwarding/Big Mouth systems works. Directive: Russell to reinvest the certificates of deposits at the prevailing interest rate as they come due. Directive: Tomeny to contact J. Doherty and make the transition for the liaison position. Directive: O'Brien and O'Connor to work together to plan the September social. Directive: C.Cameron and D.Russell to correct the bylaws as amended.

The South Florida Emerald Society, Inc.
PO Box 836225 -- Miami, FL 33283-6225
Telephone: 305-949-8400
Email: info@EmeraldSocietySFL.com
Web site: www.EmeraldSocietySFL.com

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