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August 2004 Minutes

National Chimney Sweep Guild
Board of Directors Meeting
August 11, 2004

Indianapolis , IN

President Pietila called the meeting of the National Chimney Sweep Guild Board of Directors to order at 11:37 pm.

Directors Present : Paul Anderson, John Bordelon, Ron Brigman, Randy Brooks, Paul Hempel, Steve Kuber, Steve Pietila, Thomas Rhines, Howard Rowell, Marion Schroll

Directors Absent: Hans Marsen, Robert Huta, Jerry Isenhour

Staff Present : Mark McSweeney, Judy Thompson, Ashley Eldridge, Melissa Heeke, and Art Garrett III

Guests Present: Renee Brigman, Jim Brewer, John Pilger

A motion was made by Randy Brooks and seconded by Paul Anderson to approve the minutes of the June 4, 2004 National Chimney Sweep Guild board of directors meeting. Motion passes unanimously.

President's Report : As submitted by Steve Pietila.

Treasurer's Report: As submitted by Ron Brigman.

A motion was made by Mark Putnam and seconded by Paul Hempel to empower the Executive Director and NCSG Treasurer to increase the amount of the donation to CSIA. Voting in favor of the motion: Paul Anderson, John Bordelon, Ron Brigman, Paul Hempel, Mark Putnam, Thomas Rhines, Howard Rowell, Marion Schroll and Steve Pietila. Voting against the motion: Randy Brooks. Abstaining: Steve Kuber. Motion passes.

Executive Director's Report: Submitted by Mark McSweeney.

Legal Report: Submitted by Art Garrett III. A discussion was held regarding following up with the victims in the Douglas Ryan case.

Regional Reports

Region 1: Submitted by Mark Putnam.

Region 2: As submitted by Ron Brigman.

Region 3: As submitted by Thomas Rhines.

Region 4: As submitted by John Bordelon.

Region 5: As submitted by Howard Rowell.

Region 6: As submitted by Marion Schroll.

Region 7: As submitted by Steve Pietila.

Region 8: As submitted by Randy Brooks.

Supplier Representative: Submitted by Robert Huta.

Committees

Long Range Planning: As submitted by Howard Rowell.

Governance: As submitted by Paul Hempel.

By-Laws: As submitted by Howard Rowell.

Membership: As submitted by Thomas Rhines.

Trade Development: Submitted by Greg Polakow.

Ethics: A discussion was held regarding Grand Ole Chimney.

A motion was made by John Bordelon and seconded by Steve Kuber to uphold the decision of the ethics committee concerning Grand Ole Chimney's ( Ventura , CA ) suspension of membership for three years. Voting in favor: Paul Anderson, John Bordelon, Ron Brigman, Steve Kuber, Mark Putnam, Thomas Rhines, Howard Rowell, Marion Schroll. Abstaining: Randy Brooks, Paul Hempel, Steve Pietila. Motion passes.

Convention : Submitted by Robert Huta. A discussion was held regarding the Supplier Survey.

NFPA 211: Submitted by Royal Edwards.

Canadian Liaison: Submitted by Yvette Aube.

Old Business

The next meeting of the NCSG Board of Directors will be held on November 11 (1-5pm) & November 12 (8am - 4pm), 2004.

New Business

A motion was made by Ron Brigman and seconded by Mark Putnam to accept the FY2005 budget as submitted. Motion passes unanimously.

A motion was made by Randy Brooks and seconded by Steve Kuber to adjourn the meeting of the National Chimney Sweep Guild. Motion passes unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:11 pm.