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Meeting Minutes 06/19/2010

Jun 21, 2010

OREGON FIRE APPARATUS & EQUIPMENT MECHANICS ASSOCIATION
BOARD MEETING
JUNE 19, 2010
POSSUM LODGE, WAMIC, OR

CALL TO ORDER: Meeting called to Order at 12:44 by President George Eisert.

ATTENDANCE: George Eisert, President
   David Clark, Vice President
   Ken Smith, 2nd Vice President
   Dave Crawford, 1 Year Director
   Rick Fletcher, 3 Year Director
   Art Blaisdell, Past President
   Quirt Lancaster, 2nd Past President
   Neil Senger, Life Member
   Steve Senger, Member
   Kerry Bohanan, Executive Director   

MINUTES: Motion was made and seconded to approve previous minutes. Passed.

PRESIDENTS REPORT: None.

FINANCIAL REPORT: Kerry gave a report on the checking account and expenses, also the investment account. As of this date, we made a profit of $1536 on the school. We are still waiting for the invoice from OVFA, so that we can pay for our share of the booth at the Fire Expo in Portland.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REPORT: Kerry reported that we still have 159 members, unchanged from our last meeting.

We received a sample school contract form from the Washington Mechanics Association. With some minor changes, I think Rick and I can develop this into an 'Instructor Contract Form' for use next year.

Discussion was held concerning using Visa card payment with on-line registration next year. This would make payments more timely and convenient for all the departments. George agreed that this is the direction that we need to be moving, to keep up with current trends. Rick and I will work together to redesign a new registration procedure.
   
VENDORS COMMITTEE: None.

AUDIT COMMITTEE: Neil reported that the committee completed an audit of the books prior to the board meeting. He reported that everything checked out ok. A motion was made and seconded to approve the audit committee report. Passed.

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE: None.

EDUCATION COMMITTEE: Rick reported that he is working on the following classes for next year:
Darley Pump, ARFF 1 2 and 3, Ford Diesel, Duramax Diesel, and Hydraulic generators.

NEW BUSINESS: Discussion was held concerning sending a representative from our organization to the IAFC conference at Chicago. A motion was made and seconded to send Dave Crawford as our representative to the IAFC Emergency Vehicle Management Section Conference at Chicago in August. Passed.

After a short discussion, a motion was made and seconded to nominate Al Conkle for the Boyd Cole Education Award. Passed.

Discussion was held concerning the budget for next year. A motion was made and seconded to adopt the new budget. Passed.

After a short discussion, a motion was made and seconded to pay Kerry Bohanan for his services. Passed.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: Steve Senger reported that Clackamas County Shops will soon put out a posting, on their web site, for a new mechanic. Application will be on-line only.

We would like to THANK, Joy and Neil Senger, for hosting this year's campout/board meeting .

Meeting adjourned at 2:38

Next Meeting: September 18, 2010 Mist Fire Department 12:00 lunch

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