2002-08-21 24th Annual Meeting of Members, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

24th Annual Membership Meeting
Salt Lake City, Utah

August 21, 2002

The 2002 meeting minutes have been approved. Voting for the motion to approve are: Hoyt Stearns, Phillip Porter, Ed Navarro, George Hamner, Bruce Peret, Doug Bundy, David Halprin, Mike Wells and Robin Sims. Rainer Huck had ISP problems and gave a verbal FOR vote, that does not count. No Against votes were cast.

Motion ISUS #2-2002 is in two parts:

Part 1: It is moved that the minutes of the 2001 ISUS Annual Meeting held on October 27, 2001, be approved as posted Nov. 28, 2001, by Doug Bundy to the ISUS-Business www.yahoogroups.com files section.

Part 2: It is moved that the minutes of the 2002 ISUS Annual Meeting held on August 21, 2002, be approved in the amended form shown below. These minutes were originally sent Aug. 30, 2002, to all ISUS Board members in an email titled: "Minutes-Annual Meeting", via ISUS-Business@yahoogroups.com.


Minutes of the 2002 ISUS 24th Annual meetings.

At 7:00 pm, Wednesday, August 21, 2002, the 24th Annual Membership meeting of the International Society of Unified Science was called to order by Doug Bundy, President, at the ISUS corporate offices, 1680 East Atkin Ave., Salt Lake City, Utah. Other members physically present were Rainer Huck and Phillip Porter. The meeting was also broadcast via 2 way audio and text PalTalk around the world. Members attending via PalTalk were David Halprin, George Hamner, Gerry Klein, KVK Nehru, Bruce Peret and Ronald Satz.

Nominations were opened for the five open Board of Trustee positions whose terms were expiring in 2002. Ronald Satz was nominated by Huck and seconded by Porter. Porter nominated reelection for Ronald Blackburn, David Halprin, Edwin Navarro and Bruce Peret. Huck seconded. No other nominations were offered. Porter moved that nominations be closed and a unanimous ballot be cast for these five candidates. Huck seconded the motion and an affirmative voice vote was taken.

Porter reported that only three Board members were physically present and no more were expected on Thursday which meant that according to the Bylaws we could not hold an official Board meeting then. Porter proposed that we move right into an unofficial Board meeting now and cancel the Board meeting scheduled for the morning. The official voting would then take place by email to ratify actions. The three Board members physically present and the Board members attending via PalTalk all agreed this was a good idea.

No other business was brought before the membership meeting so at 7:15 pm the Membership meeting was adjourned until 8:00 pm by President Bundy.

Thus the Board of Trustees after the election in 2002 is:

  • Ronald Blackburn, term to expire in 2005
  • Doug Bundy, term to expire in 2004
  • David Halprin, term to expire in 2005
  • George Hamner, term to expire in 2004
  • Rainer Huck, term to expire in 2004
  • William Mitchell, term to expire in 2004
  • Edwin Navarro, term to expire in 2005
  • KVK Nehru, term to expire in 2003
  • Bruce Peret, term to expire in 2005
  • Phillip Porter, term to expire in 2003
  • Jan Sammer, term to expire in 2003
  • Ronald Satz, term to expire in 2005
  • Robin Sims, term to expire in 2003
  • Hoyt Stearns, Jr., term to expire in 2004
  • Mike Wells, term to expire in 2003

At 7:15 pm a meeting of the International Society of Unified Science Board of Trustees was called to order by Phillip Porter, Chairman. Other Board members physically present were Doug Bundy, President and Rainer Huck, Treasurer. Attending via PalTalk were Board members David Halprin, George Hamner, KVK Nehru, Bruce Peret and Ronald Satz. Guests were Moray King, Dave Faust and Jerry Montgomery (not sure when Jerry arrived), physically present, and Gerry Klein via PalTalk.

Corrections or additions to the minutes of the 2001 Annual Meeting were requested and none were offered. It is proposed that the Board approve the minutes of the 2001 Meetings held on October 27, 2001, as posted Nov. 28, 2001 by Doug Bundy to the ISUS-Business www.yahoogroups.com files section.

The Chairman reported that the Bylaws committee had met by email and agreed that no changes need to be proposed for this meeting.

The treasurer reported we had $6329 in the bank.

The President will report in his 8:00 pm speech.

It was proposed that we publish an issue of Reciprocity as soon as it could be put together, both in hard copy and electronically, containing the technical papers given earlier today. Bruce Peret, Reciprocity Editor and Rainer Huck will determine the cost effective ways to do that.

It was agreed that all papers given today would be posted on the www.rsphysics.org web site.

The ISUS logo was discussed. Logo ideas started circulating July 10th on ISUS-Discuss. It was agreed that the Board deadline its efforts to select and approve an official logo by midnight GMT, December 31, 2002. Dan McCann has offered the services of a professional graphics designer on ISUS-Discuss to work over a final version.

The Board discussed the need for a annual physical Membership meetings. It was agreed that with internet and email capabilities that a physical meeting was not required and that Bylaws revisions should be undertaken to allow other ways of electing Board members. Physical meetings can still be held when it is desired to do so.

The Board discussed the Bylaws requirement that five Board members be physically present for a live meeting to be official. It was discussed how that could be changed. It was agreed that the Bylaws should be amended to allow a live and electronic combined majority of the Board membership voting in a documented way to decide issues. A Bylaws amendment will be prepared and presented by ISUS-Business email.

A resolution was proposed by Bundy and seconded by Huck that the Board take steps to establish the Dewey B. Larson Memorial Research Center in the coming months. Huck agreed that this could be based at his address.

All issues which were discussed during the Board meeting were agreed to unanimously by those physically present and those present by PalTalk. However, because official votes could not be taken detailed minutes were not taken.

The Board meeting was adjourned at 8:05 pm so that the Membership meeting could resume. KVK Nehru had to leave the PalTalk session.

Doug Bundy gave his talk titled, "Larson Revealed" to the six people physically present and the five people present via PalTalk.

The membership meeting ended about 9:30 pm just after Doug had finished his address when the PalTalk link was broken by a computer illegal operation error.

At 2:00 pm, Thursday, August 22, 2002, in a conference call, Bundy, Huck and Porter discussed details of how the new ISUS operational model might work. It was agreed to work on issues by email groups and recommend scheduling a PalTalk meeting on a Saturday about every three months for the full Board (at a time when Huck and overseas members could attend) to conduct discussions and take votes.

For now, Bundy will be the membership list keeper and will initiate a dues reminder program. The upcoming issue of Reciprocity will carry a membership and dues request.

Minutes submitted by Phillip Porter, Chairman of the Board.


The following motions and votes were conducted via ISUS-Business@yahoogroups.com.

Motion #1-2003 & 2-2003 were declared dead and replaced by Motions #3-2003 & 4-2003 below.


Motion #3-2003 moved by Doug Bundy and seconded by Rainer Huck has passed.

Start of Motion #3-2003

It is moved that the Annual Membership Meeting of the Members of the International Society of Unified Science, Inc. be held at 6:00 pm MST, Saturday, October 18, 2003, at the ISUS Corporate Offices, 1680 East Atkin Ave., Salt Lake City, Utah 84106. All good faith efforts will be made to web cast this meeting over www.pattalk.com, but only members in good standing, present in person can vote in the elections for the Board of Trustees.

End of Motion #3-2003

Discussion:

The motion was posted to ISUS-Business on May 6, 2003, for discussion and again May 24, 2003, requesting votes. Eight FOR votes were received from Blackburn, Bundy, Halprin, Hamner, Navarro, Porter, Sims and Stearns. No AGAINST votes were received.

The current agenda for this annual Membership meeting is simply election of the Board of Trustees and an address by the President of ISUS. The agenda may be expanded.

There have been some private emails about people attending. We may hold technical sessions. We may have five live Board members planning to attend to allow a quorum for an official, live Board meeting. Please let us know if you are interested in attending. Hopefully, we will have a better emeeting connection than paltalk.

Motion #4-2003 moved by Doug Bundy and seconded by Rainer Huck has passed.

Start of Motion #4-2003

Based upon the open nomination period, November, 2002, and following discussions posted against Motion #2-2003, it is moved that an affirmative ballot be cast that the officers of the International Society of Unified Science, Inc. shall be:

  • President: Doug Bundy
  • Vice President: Robin Sims
  • Secretary: Bruce Peret
  • Treasurer: Rainer Huck
  • Chairman of the Board: Phillip Porter
  • Editor of Reciprocity: Bruce Peret

End of Motion #4-2003

Discussion Motion #4-2003:

This motion was posted to ISUS-Business on May 25, 2003, for discussion and again June 8, 2003, requesting votes. Nine FOR votes were received from Bundy, Halprin, Hamner, Navarro, Peret, Porter, Sims, Stearns and Wells. No AGAINST votes were received.

Phillip Porter
Chairman of the Board

Reciprocal System Research Society

1680 East Atkin Ave
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
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