Immediate Past President: Kent Uhrich
President: Morgan O’Neal
Executive Vice-President: Rich Swanson
Treasurer/Secretary: Judy Vaughn
Website Manager: Kevin Cackler
ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION (6:00-6:30)
Start conference call recording
CALL TO ORDER (6:30) ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS PRESENT
Board Members present:
Linda Tredway – phone
** President's Report:
prepared by Kent Uhrich
Goal 1 - Membership -- Increase registered voters by 20% by 5/31/13.
Owner: Kent Uhrich
Status – 07/11/14 As of 07/11/14 there were 300 registered voters. Of the 300 registered voters 141 have not signed on in over 24 months.
Goal 2 - Fund Raising – Implement 2 fund raising initiatives to raise $350.00 by 5/31/14
Owner: Judy Vaughn
Status – 07/11/14 - With the purchase of new merchandise along with selling of new and old merchandise, funding 2014 state event, we have met this goal.
Goal 3 – Events – Hold 1 general membership meeting by 6/15/14.
Owner Sandy Fryer
Status – 07/11/14 Event was held on June 7, 2014 at Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center in Ft. Smith Arkansas
Goal 4 – Events – Hold 2 CITO events by 6/15/14. – Owner Kent Uhrich
Status - 07/11/14 1 CITO was held in Feburary 1, 2014 at Sparda Park in Clarksville.
Status – 07/11/14 1 CITO was held on June 28, 2014 at Janet Huckabee Nature Center in Ft. Smith.
Goal 5 – Events – Hold 2 ‘Eat & Greets’ by 6/15/14 in the following regions of the state:
NW – Planned on this date this location – Owners Morgan and Kent
NE – Planned on this date this location – Owners Linda and Chris
Central – Planned on this date this location – Owners Mark and Judy
SE – Planned on this date and this location – Owners Ron and Jim
SW – Planned on this date and this location – Sandy and Ron
Status – 07/11/14
1 event held in Central in Nov
1 event held in SE in Nov
1 event held in SW in Feb
Goal 6 – Teaching Opportunities. Teach Geocaching at 4 locations around the state by 5/31/14.
Owner: Community Relations Committee - Kent Uhrich
Status – 10/11/13 July 18 ArkGeo taught at East Lab.
Status - 01/12/14 Nov ArkGeo attended the GIS event in Little Rock.
Status - 04/11/14 – Feb ArkGeo helped Lake Ouachita State Park in teaching a Geocaching Workshop.
Status - 04/11/14 - April ArkGeo President was asked to speak to Cabot Girl Scouts and then take them on a geocaching adventure to find 5 geocaches.
This format should keep our goals and progress out in the open and help keep us accountable.
** Treasurer’s Report:
Arkansas Geocachers Association Statement of Income and Expenses
for April 11, 2014 – July 11, 2014
Prepared by Judy Vaughn, Secretary/Treasurer
| Beginning Balance
| Geocoin sold on ebay
| Fundraising: Merchandise & Raffle
| Transfer Money from PayPal
| TOTAL Income
| Annual Event - Food
| TOTAL Expenses
| Closing Balance
$20.00 in Merchandise bank bag
* Website Manager's Report: Kevin Cackler
Everything is going good with the website.
** Election Committee: Chris Denton - Board Liaison
Election was held. 72 members voted in the election.
| Checking Balance
| TOTAL in Checking & PayPal
** Fund Raising Committee: Judy Vaughn - Board Liaison
| Real Name
|| Caching Name
| Sharon Simmons
| Rich Swanson
| Kristie Boucher Moore
| Jason Nuckols
| Les Williams
| David Solomon
| Jackie Hefley
MathSeeker, Board Liaison
More Tye dyed T-shirts were ordered/purchased. ($361.12)
Committee is working on getting the Path Tag back design drawn.
Committee solicited items to be raffled at the Annual Meeting.
Raffle was conducted and merchandise was sold at the Annual Meeting Event. ($485.25)
Coins were sold through PayPal: 6 coins ($74.26 after postage and fees)
** Community Relations Committee: Kent Uhrich - Board Liaison
Nothing new to report for this quarter.
** Events Committee: Sandy Fryer - Board Liaison
Respectively submitted by Sandy Fryar, please see following for the quarterly report from the Arkgeocaching.org Event's Committee.
The 2014 Annual Event was a success with 102 in attendance. The event in general was considered a great one by the majority of the events committee. There are always problems, but as we move forward the committee will attempt to iron out the wrinkles.
The 2015 Annual Event was originally recommended to be held in Little Rock at the Nature Center, but in the weeks since then there has been a great deal of communication concerning the event. Since little to no work has been done toward next year's meeting in Little Rock the general membership of the committee would like the board to consider and vote on holding the Annual Arkgeo meeting in Paris, AR. A local geocacher in Paris has done quite a bit of footwork toward that goal and has obtained some sponsorship toward the cost of the event. The committee believes that the best place to hold next year's meeting would be Paris. The Little Rock location was chosen quickly and without being able to contact all the committee members in an effort to have a date ready for announcement at the meeting. This they believe was done too fast and is one of the corrections that the committee will try to make for the 2016 Annual meeting.
There are no updates for an Arkansas Challenge for 2014. The committee chairperson has not finalized a location. Updates to follow on the Forums.
The Events Committee would like to welcome Sharon Simmons, Kristie Boucher and Rich Swanson to the Board and state that they are looking forward to working with these new members.
** Membership Relations Committee: Morgan O’Neal - Board Liaison
Current Membership Relations Committee Members:
Morgan O'Neal - drmo913 (Board Liaison)
Ron White - ronwhite
Judy Vaughn - MathSeeker (Chair)
Justin Murphree - arkfiremedic
Sharon and Glynn Simmons - Flyfishingcachers
Mark Willis - thefab5willisclan
Chris Dickinson - Saint Aubie
Membership Relations Committee Activities:
Selected Arkansas Geocachers to profile on the ArkGeo website:
May Jim & Susan Yeager aka Apache Scout and Sioux-ZQ
June Richard Swanson aka The_Griswolds
July Kristie Moore aka Guisti
discussed but is currently in hiatus
I. Possibility of selling ArkGeo coins on eBay. (Kent Uhrich was given 10 coins to
sell on eBay)
II. Arkansas Challenge – No update – Events Committee is still looking for a location
III. 2015 State Event – Motion by Sandy Fryar with Second by Morgan O’Neal
Motion: Events Committee desires the board to rescind the vote for the 2015 Annual Meeting to be in Little Rock and to change the location of the 2015 Annual Meeting to the fairgrounds in Paris, AR.
The 2015 ArkGeo Annual Meeting will be held at the Paris, AR fairgrounds.
IV. Cache of the Month\Year (Kent/Membership Committee)
- Membership Relations Committee will review when they get the guidelines.
I. Welcome New Board Members:
-Sharon Simmons (Flyfishingcachers)
-Rich Swanson (The_Griswolds)
-Kristie Moore (Guwisti)
II. ArkGeo Goals 2015:
Goal 1 Membership: Increase active membership by 20% which would be measured by the increase of the number of votes in the annual election of board members in 2015. Owner: Morgan O'Neal
Goal includes the task of cleaning up the membership as outlined in the standing rules: "Web site accounts that have not been active for over two years and have no forum posts will be deleted. Web site accounts that have been inactive for over two years, but that have forum posts will have voting privileges removed." This task is to include sending a verification email to the membership who would be either having their accounts inactive or having their voting privileges deleted to let them know they are at risk to allow them an opportunity to log in to keep their membership/voting privileges.
Motion by Kent Uhrich with Second by Sandy Fryar
Motion: Membership Relations Committee will create an email to send to members with inactive accounts. Copy of email will be posted in the board forum for approval. After approval from the board Membership Relations Committee will send email to members that have not logged on in the last 2 years.
Goal 2 Fund Raising: Implement 2 fund raising initiatives to raise $350 by 06/30/15 Owner: Sharon Simmons
Goal 3 Events: Hold 1 general membership meeting by 6/15/15.
Owner: Sandy Fryar
Goal 4 Events: Hold 4 CITO Events by 06/15/15.
Owner: Kristie Moore
Goal 5 Events: Hold 1 "Eat and Greet” by 6/15/15 per board member.
NW-Morgan O'Neal and Kristie Moore
Central-Judy Vaughn and Rich Swanson
SW-Sharon Simmons and Sandy Fryar
Goal 6 Teaching Opportunities: Teach geocaching at 4 locations around the state by 5/31/15.
Motion made by Sandy Fryar with Second from Kent Uhrich to accept the goals. Motion carried.
III. Assignment of Committee Liaisons
-Election Committee: Linda Tredway
-Fund Raising Committee: Judy Vaughn
-Community Relations Committee: Kent Uhrich
-Events Committee: Sandy Fryar
-Membership Relations Committee: Morgan O’Neal
IV. Bylaws & Standing Rules
ArkGeo Board will review the bylaws and standing rules
Quarterly Meetings: To be announced 2 weeks out by secretary/treasurer
With the Agenda posted by the president
VI. Other Business
Mark Willis resigned from the board.
Election of vice president – Rich Swanson nominated by Kent Uhrich second by Linda Tredway – Vote carried
Motion made by Rich Swanson with Second by Sandy Fryar
Motion: Ask Jason Nuckols to serve on the board to replace Mark Willis since Jason was the person with the next highest vote count in the annual election and Mark resigned before the first quarterly meeting.
We as a board realized we needed to take a different process concerning the open position after reviewing the ArkGeo bylaws/rules. There will be an election to fill the open position.
Committee members added:
Mike and Susan Dodson added to the Membership Relations and Fund Raising Committees.
Valerie Biendara added to Membership Relations Committee.
Orientation of new board members – outgoing board members should attend the July meeting and help new members with orientation
October meeting date changed to October 3, 2014 due to several board members going to an event in Oklahoma the following weekend.
January board meeting will be held in Clarksville at the Best Western on January 9, 2015 due to many of the board members going to Paris for the event the next day.