2006-08-14 28th Annual Business Meeting, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Minutes of the 28th ISUS Annual Business Meeting of the Board of Trustees

August 14, 2006, 7:30pm MDT

19:30 Meeting was called by ISUS Secretary Bruce Peret by the written request of (5) Trustees. Chairman of the Board, Phillip Porter, appointed to chair the meeting. Meeting is being held in the ISUS Virtual Conference Room (IVCR) at http://67.19.231.218/v4/login.asp?r=264ac563.

19:30 Meeting called to order by Phillip Porter.

Present

  • Bruce Peret (Secretary, Colorado)
  • Phillip Porter (Chairman of the Board, Colorado)
  • Bill Mitchell (trustee, Michigan)
  • Ronald Satz (trustee, Pennsylvania)
  • Mike Wells (trustee, Georgia)
  • Dan McCann (trustee, California)
  • George Hamner (trustee, Alabama)
  • Rainer Huck (Treasurer, Utah)
  • Sarada (non-voting member, India)

KVK Nehru was unable to connect to the IVCR server.

Reports

President and Vice President are not present.

Treasurer: approximately $8500 in ISUS treasury, which is the largest amount we have had in a while. Primary recent source of income is book sales thru Amazon, based on the efforts of Ronald Satz.

Secretary: Financial records received from Treasurer; ISUS membership list is now up-to-date. 17 members, 10 lifetime, 7 regular.

Chairman of the Board reports that this special meeting was called due to the "Notice of Resignation" posted by Douglas Bundy.

Business

Election of new Director of the LRC

Rainer Huck nominates Phil Porter. Seconded by George Hamner.

Vote called:

  • Mike Wells: Aye
  • Ronald Satz: Aye
  • George Hamner: Aye
  • Bruce Peret: Aye
  • Rainer Huck: Aye
  • Dan McCann: Aye
  • Bill Mitchell: Aye
  • Phillip Porter: Aye

8 'aye', 0 'nay', 0 'abstained'.

Phil Porter elected to Director of LRC by unanimous consent.

Consideration of Notice of Resignation of President

Ronald Satz moves that we accept the resignation of Bundy as President immediately and move on to elect a new president. Seconded by Bruce Peret.

19:52 Douglas Bundy (President, Utah) joins the meeting.
19:54: Robin Sims (Vice President, Canada) joins the meeting.

Vote called:

  • Ronald Satz: Aye
  • Bruce Peret: Aye
  • Dan McCann: Aye
  • George Hamner: Aye
  • Rainer Huck: Aye
  • Phillip Porter: Aye
  • Mike Wells: Aye
  • Bill Mitchell: Abstained
  • Robin Sims: Aye
  • Douglas Bundy: No vote made

8 'aye', 0 'no', 1 'abstained', 1 not voting.

Douglas Bundy's resignation as President has been accepted.

Election of new President

Rainer Huck nominates Phillip Porter.

Ronald Satz nominates KVK Nehru (not present).

Vote called:

  • Bruce Peret: Phillip Porter
  • Ronald Satz: KVK Nehru
  • Bill Mitchell: Phillip Porter
  • Phillip Porter: Phillip Porter
  • Robin Sims: Phillip Porter
  • Dan McCann: Phillip Porter
  • Rainer Huck: Phillip Porter
  • George Hamner: Abstained
  • Mike Wells: Phillip Porter
  • Douglas Bundy: Phillip Porter

8-Phillip Porter, 1-KVK Nehru, 1-abstained.

Status of RS2 RSRP Application Amendment

The Chairman reported that this application has not been completed and is not thus ready for Board consideration.

Consideration of Conflict of Interest issues and RSRP's

The issue arises because 1/3rd of the Board of Trustees is listed on the RS2 RSRP application as researchers; KVK Nehru and Bruce Peret being the primary researchers.

Ronald Satz discusses; based on Parliamentary procedure, no rules prevent an applicant from voting for their own project, but it would be in good form if they abstained.

Douglas Bundy reported that it was recommended that he abstain on the vote for his NZP RSRP.
No formal action taken by Board.

Other Board business

Douglas Bundy moves to eliminate the position of Chairman of the Board, currently held by Phillip Porter. Robin Sims seconds the motion.

Vote called:

  • Rainer Huck: Nay
  • Phillip Porter: Nay
  • Robin Sims: Aye
  • Douglas Bundy: Aye
  • Bruce Peret: Nay
  • George Hamner: Aye
  • Ronald Satz: Nay
  • Mike Wells: Nay
  • Bill Mitchell: Aye
  • Dan McCann: Nay

4 'aye', 6 'nay', 0 'abstained'.

Motion fails. The Chairman of the Board position is retained.

Rainer Huck moves to hold nominations for the Chairman of the Board. Douglas Bundy seconds.

Vote called:

  • Douglas Bundy: Aye
  • Ronald Satz: Aye
  • Bill Mitchell: Aye
  • Rainer Huck: Aye
  • Robin Sims: Aye
  • George Hamner: Aye
  • Dan McCann: Aye
  • Phillip Porter: Nay
  • Bruce Peret: Aye
  • Mike Wells: Aye

9 'aye', 1 'nay', 0 'abstained'.

Motion passes to call for nomination for the Chairman of the Board.

  • Rainer Huck nominates Douglas Bundy.
  • Bruce Peret nominates Ronald Satz.
  • Douglas Bundy nominates Ronald Satz.
  • Robin Sims nominates Phillip Porter.

Vote called:

  • Ronald Satz: Ronald Satz
  • Phillip Porter: Phillip Porter
  • Bruce Peret: Ronald Satz
  • Douglas Bundy: Ronald Satz
  • Bill Mitchell: Douglas Bundy
  • Robin Sims: Phillip Porter
  • Mike Wells: Ronald Satz
  • George Hamner: Douglas Bundy
  • Dan McCann: Ronald Satz
  • Rainer Huck: Ronald Satz

2-Douglas Bundy, 6-Ronald Satz, 2-Phillip Porter.

Ronald Satz elected to Chairman of the Board.

Discussion in keeping IVCR for another month, buying, or leasing. Referred to committee of Phillip Porter, Bruce Peret and Douglas Bundy. Current subscription ends on August 18th. Douglas Bundy to send copies of all TalkingCommunities contracts to the ISUS Secretary for the records.

Discussion on updating Bylaws for eCommerce and other ISUS business concerns; nothing decided.

Other business concerning membership grades and pricing deferred to Annual Meeting.

21:06 Meeting adjourned by Phillip Porter.

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