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Meeting Minutes 06/20/09

Jun 20, 2009

OREGON FIRE APPARATUS EQUIPMENT MECHANICS ASSOCIATION
BOARD MEETING   
JUNE 20, 2009
BORING FIRE STATION, BORING, ORE.

CALL TO ORDER: Called to Order at 11:25 by President Art Blaisdell.

ATTENDANCE:
   Art Blaisdell, President
   George Eisert, Vice President
   Stephen Senger, Member
   Neil Senger, Life Member
   Dave Clark, 2nd Vice President
   Kerry Bohanan, Life Member
   Tom Ward, 3 Year Director
   Rick Fletcher, Executive Director

PRESIDENTS REPORT: None

MINUTES: Minutes from 04/18/09 were approved with a change in next meeting to Boring Fire Station.

FINANCIAL REPORT: Rick gave a report on the checking account balance.
Rick reports that we still have 6 unpaid invoices for $2600 and he has sent out third billing. It was suggested to make phone contact to see why these haven't been paid yet.

AUDIT REPORT: Audit committee members George, Neil, & Art did the audit before the start of the regular meeting. Neil Reports that all balanced out and was approved by the committee.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REPORT: Rick has contacted Tony Bulygo about doing the aerial dynamics class he needs to check on Northern Cal conference dates, they have priority. Rick Contacted Bryce Andersen with Hale Pumps for a class, and George Lonner for a Hydraulics class. Don or George will do a pump test class. Rick talked to Nick from Hughes Fire at the Expo about maybe having Lifeline help us with ambulance classes.
Art hasn't had any luck with International, and is checking with Les Schwab on a Tire & wheel class.
George will re-contact Carson Oil on an oils class.
Rick will recontact JTS & Associates for a list of classes they do, and Email Al Conkle about an Allison Class.
   
OLD BUSINESS: George gave a report on the Vendor show and had 27 vendors. Kerry and Dave presented some art work for the 30 year shirts, George will check with his Brother in law about pictures he may have access to.
Cup picture; idea of the logo and 1980-2010 on one side and celebrating 30 years of service on other side.         

NEW BUSINESS: An annual budget was approved.
Kerry was unable to read the newer version of QuickBooks for the current Financials, so he purchased Quicken for the association and it will be loaded on his computer and Ricks for a backup. Kerry will submit the bill
Kerry presented a proposal for the annual Hotel from the Holiday Inn Express in South Salem vs. the proposal from the Phoenix Inn North.
After some discussion it was decided that the competition was good and that Kerry would stop at the Phoenix Inn on his way home and see if they will meet the Holiday Inn's offer.

President, Art Blaisdell resigned as President at the meeting effective July 1st and Vice President George Eisert moves to President.
Executive Director, Rick Fletcher resigned and Kerry Bohanan was
appointed new Executive Director. Rick Fletcher was then appointed to the vacancy created in the 3 year director position by all the current board members moving up a position.

Motion was made to pay the Executive Director for his work this year.
   
GOOD OF THE ORDER: Rick reported that past member Michael O'Rourke from Albany Fire Dept. is now working for NAPA as a heavy duty truck parts rep. and you may be seeing him in your shops
Kerry Bohanan said that the association has reached a milestone with the 30 year mark, and has grown to need more then one person to run it. The Board members and Committees will need to be active and functional for the association and the annual school to survive.

Next Meeting:
September 26th, 2009
Columbia River Fire & Rescue
58555 McNulty Way
St. Helens, Or. 97048
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