May 3, 2016 (save as .htm file)
I was out of state for the meeting, so I am grateful for the help from Douglas Braak and Larry Lobel for their notes. Zhiwei announced that the China technician's chapter wants to be our sister chapter. There was some discussion of what that would entail for us, and as there seemed to be very little we would have to do, the motion carried. Larry Lobel of the nominating committee reported that David Abdalian, president, and Jewel Hutt, treasurer, have agreed to continue in their positions for another year. Paul Barton has agreed to "run" for the position of secretary, and Christopher Ris may be persuaded to run for vice president. The treasurer reported that we have received our dues check from home office, in the amount of $3690.00. Our balance is $20,271.72. Zhiwei need a recommendation for a technician who works on upright player mechanisms, and he was referred to Dan Ternstrom in Walnut Creek.+ Larry wants to make sure that the most important item covered at the business meeting is included. A proposal was made by me that the vice president will no longer be responsible for planning all chapter technicals. Instead, each member who attends chapter meetings, either regularly or occasionally, will plan and organize at least one chapter technical per year. The vice president will make the assignments of who will be responsible for each month, and offer assistance and guidance in the planning of the technicals. There was no discussion, and the vote was unanimously in favor of the proposal.