The meeting was called to order at 3:13 p.m. by President Nietman. Board members present were Nietman, Secretary Noel, Guy Hoffman, Kelly Borman, and Josh Kaul.
- MINUTES: The Secretary read the Minutes of the 1996 membership meeting. MOTION to accept as read, (Hoffman/Wayne Meier), Carries.
- PRESIDENTS REPORT: Mike Nietman read the Presidents report. Copies were distributed to the members to read along. Mike then read a letter from VP Matt Merrill regarding a lack of materiel being submitted for the WCA web page.
- TREASURERS REPORT: Copies of the report were distributed to the members. MOTION to accept the financial report as corrected, (Kaul/William Murtaugh), Carries.
- TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION: WCA BOARD SPONSORED BY-LAWS CHANGES:
RESOLUTION CHANGE A; Delete the following from bylaw 5.2 regarding the duties of the President, , name the USCF delegate and voting members, Purpose is to abide by the 1995 Membership Meeting motion. MOTION to accept change, (WCA Board/Brian Brzezinski) Carries 26-0-1.
RESOLUTION CHANGE B; Delete the last sentence of bylaw 5.5 regarding the Treasurer which states, He shall be bonded for a sum sufficient to protect the Association from loss. Purpose is to bring the bylaws in line with actual practice. MOTION to accept change, (WCA Board/Wayne Meier), Carries 25-2-0
RESOLUTION CHANGE C; Change by-law 3.2, to raise the annual dues to $5 per year, with players in WCA sponsored events receiving the membership for free. MOTION to change, (WCA Board) , Carries 27-0-3.
RESOLUTION CHANGE D; delete paragraph 7.3 requiring the WCA to establish a yearly budget. Purpose is to bring the bylaws in line with actual practice. MOTION to accept change, (WCA Board/Wayne Meier), Carries.
- ELECTION OF OFFICERS:
|Tom Feeney||Mike Nietman||24|
|Jerry Noel||Guy Hoffman||15|
|Matt Roeder||Brian Brzezinski||12|
|Brian Brzezinski||Matt Roeder||14|
|Robert Reinke||David Granik||DECLINED|
|Wayne Meier||Jerry Noel||12|
Motion to close nominations (Meier/Hoffman), Carries.
The secretary hands out ballots, the votes were tallied by the election committee, and the voting is displayed above.
MOTION TO ADJOURN, (NOEL/REINKE), CARRIES.