Minutes of the High Plains AMS/NWA Chapter Meeting

December 15, 2010

The High Plains AMA/NWA Chapter met via a conference call, at 2 pm on Wednesday, December 15th.  President Mike Umscheid led the conference all, with 12 members logged into the call.

Call to order.  After calling the ‘meeting’ together, President Mike Umscheid/DDC called on Secretary Tim Burke/DDC to read the minutes from the Nov 3rd meeting.  Minutes were accepted as read.

Treasurer’s report.  Rick Ewald/GID reported on the updated Treasurer’s report for Treasurer Corey King. The treasury started at $4791.19 as of 11/1, had deposits of $1841.62 (mainly from the 14th High Plains Conference at DDC), leaving a balance on 12/14 of $6632.81.  The Jim Johnson Scholarship balance was $2725, leaving the chapter checkbook at $3907.81.

Old Business.  President Mike Umscheid continues to work on the Tax-exempt status for our Chapter.  Our Chapter will first need to become incorporated as a non-profit organization in either the state of Kansas or Nebraska, before we can apply to the IRS for tax-exempt status.  It was decided to incorporate in Kansas, and this action requires us to have a “registered agent”, which President Mike Umscheid volunteered for.  Mike will continue to work with Jim Johnson on filing the required IRS Form 1023.

New Business. 
Rick Ewald read the proposal from the Wichita AMA/NWA Chapter, covering the upcoming joint Conference to be held in Wichita in 2011.  The proposal calls for a 3-day conference, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Saturday is being planned as a “Family Day”, with activities planned around Wichita for families of conference attendees.  One issue was centered upon the proposal for our Chapter to split the cost of conference.  Our members were in general agreement that we would split the cost of the student scholarships, but we would not commit more than $1000, and hope to get that money back

A beginning of this year’s Jim Johnson Scholarship committee was discussed, and volunteers came forward:  Chris Foltz/GLD, Teresa Keck/LBF and Scott Bryant/GID. Another will be added from the DDC office soon.

Officer nominations were solicited, and will be voted on at the first meeting in 2011.

The meeting adjourned at 2:40 PM.  The next meeting will be during the first week in February.

Mike Umscheid, President
Tim Burke, Secretary