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Meeting Minutes 10/23/2010

Oct 25, 2010

OREGON FIRE APPARATUS & EQUIPMENT MECHANICS ASSOCIATION
BOARD MEETING
OCTOBER 23, 2010
BORING FIRE DEPARTMENT BORING, OR

CALL TO ORDER: Meeting called to Order at 12:28 by President George Eisert.

ATTENDANCE: George Eisert, President
   Dave Crawford, 1 Year Director
   Rick Fletcher, 3 Year Director
   Art Blaisdell, Past President
   Kerry Bohanan, Executive Director   
   Neil Senger, Life Member
   Sandor Pongracz, BFD
   
   David Clark, Tom Ward and Don Gleason were excused from the meeting.

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 status.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REPORT: Kerry reported that with the new year starting on July 1, we currently show 140 members. Invoices were sent out last month and we are still receiving dues.

The new instructor contract form was finalized.
   
EDUCATION COMMITTEE: Discussion was held on additional classes and instructors for next year. George and Dave will be checking on a couple of class ideas.

NEW BUSINESS: None

OLD BUSINESS: Kerry reported that the shoulder patches have been ordered and should be here in a couple of weeks. It was decided to sell them basically at cost for advertisement purposes, not as a money making project.

Kerry presented 3 different options for the 'challenge' coins. After some discussion, it was decided to order 300 of the third option.

Discussion was held concerning changing websites so that Visa cards could be used along with class registration. Kerry and Rick will work on this.

GOOD OF THE ORDER: Congratulations to Boring Fire Department on their attendance at the World Extrication competition. They placed 1st in the US category and 4th in the world.

Dave Crawford gave a short report on their initial meeting of the IAFC training excellence committee. The official name of the committee has not been established yet.

We are looking for graphics ideas for next year's coffee cup. You don't need to be an artist to submit an idea. Even a rough pencil sketch will do. Send your submission to kerry@ofaema.org.

Meeting adjourned at 2:35

Next Meeting: December 4, 2010 Boring Fire Department 12:00 lunch

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