Tuesday, April 22, 1997 - 4:00 pm
Christ United Methodist Church
3440 Shroyer Road
Kettering, OH 45429-2697
MOTION to accept the minutes as corrected, made by Siebenthaler, seconded by Barr. Motion carried unanimously.
Stuart then distributed a preview of a plaque he wanted to have made for Mary Kuhn Sigel, who became a Heritage Member in 1996, representing total contributions to the Fund exceeding $10,000. The Board agreed with the wording and Stuart will proceed to have the plaque made, in time for this summer's Strawberries and Ice Cream Dinner (with the date of the dinner on the plaque).
Stuart asked for a motion to continue the current 6.5% distribution percentage. MOTION to continue the current 6.5% distribution percentage, made by Singerman, seconded by Creager. Motion carried unanimously.
Stuart then distributed a Petty Cash Account report, detailing all petty cash deposits and expenses from 1992 to date. 1996 expenses totaled $1,750. Our petty cash yearly allotment is currently $1,500. Next year's expenses will depend in part on the activities of the next Advisory Board Chair. The balance at the end of 1996 was $353.00; the Annual Report printing this year was a little over $700 and the postage was about $320. Tom asked whether bulk mailing would be preferable. Bob pointed out the extra effort necessary to sort and prepare bulk mailings. Stuart also mentioned the forwarding and address corrections of 1st-class mail as an additional benefit to the current procedure, but perhaps this was only necessary once a year or every couple of years.
Stuart mentioned that in early 1996 John Fiely had made an offer for camp to contribute to the Fund to cover some operating expenses, thereby defraying some of the petty cash expenses, but this has yet to materialize.
Stuart asked if anyone had any questions or wanted to provide any additional information. There was no response.
After a long pause, Jack asked Stuart to explain his comment about not dealing with it anymore. Stuart stated that he has prepared a current Kern Fund address list and diskette for the next Chair, from which future mailings and dealings with the Dayton Y can be maintained.
Stuart asked if there were any problems with the Address-Sharing Agreement, or if there was anything unclear. None were mentioned.
MOTION to appoint Jack Singerman to the Kern Fund Advisory Board as an Honorary Member, made by Root, seconded by Creager. Motion carried unanimously.
Stuart also reminded the Board that other members will be reaching their term limits in the next 2 years, so that looking for new members should be considered.
George agreed to stay on for another term. Bob asked Stuart if he was "comfortable" staying on the Board for another term - a recent letter from Stuart had been misinterpreted by some to be a resignation from the Board instead of the Chairmanship. Bob and others were concerned about Stuart's effectiveness on the Board given his current feelings towards Camp Kern and the Dayton YMCA. Thus followed a very long discussion concerning the mission of the Fund, the mission of the YMCA, commitments to camping, and Stuart's perceived problems at Camp Kern.
Bob presented Stuart with a plaque thanking him for his years of leadership as Chair of the Advisory Board.
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