BRUNSWICK ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION TEAM (BEAT)

SUMMARY OF THE MEMBERSHIP MEETING

(Held at Brunswick Electric Corporation Building,

795 Ocean Highway West, Supply, NC) 

April 26, 2018

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Dwight Willis.

In Attendance: General Membership, Dwight Willis, Ted Janes, Jan Harris, Dan George, Pete Key. Total Attendance 34

Following the attached agenda:

Opening Comments:

  • Dwight opened the meeting with general comments covering the major events of the past year.

    • See Attached Agenda

  • Jan took the podium and covered the events and activities that we will partake in over the next year.

    • The BEAT Environmental Report Card

    • May  21st County Commissioners Meeting

    • Rocking Democracy at Sunset Beach Park.

    • Hands Across the Sand, Saturday, May 19th.

    • Monitor and influence Gen-X progress

    • Monitor and advocate for the Brown Sites at Navassa

    • Monitor the Jinks Creek project

  • Awards Presentation

    • Randy Sturgill, Distinguished Friend of BEAT

    • Randy Thompson, County Commissioner, Friend of the Environment

  • Treasurer’s Report given by Jan Harris

    • Teddy Altruder made a motion that we accept the report and Rosemary D’Ettore (rose442@atmc.net (585) 704-1085 seconded it.

  • Ted Janes presented the the By-laws to the membership for approval.

    • Motion was made to add business to personal, governmental. Dwight seconded it. The motion was passed unanimously by the membership.

    • Ted requested a motion to approve the by-laws.

    • There was a question about indemnification. Will it apply to lawsuits? The answer is yes.

    • Question was asked what is in the harassment policy. Can we summarize it. Ted read the opening section and then clarified that there is a specific process we approach and document.

    • There was a question about the need for the by-laws and their support of the 501(c)(3) status.

    • Ted again called for a motion to approve the by-laws. George Yu moved to accept them and Mike McGlauflin seconded. The motion passed the membership unanimously.

  • Dan George presented the slate of members that have volunteered to serve on the board.

    • Introduction to the purpose of the board.

    • Introduction of the candidates and a short statement by each about why they volunteered.

    • Requested a motion to include the student member of the board. Mike McGlauflin motioned, and George Wong seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

    • Teddy Altrueder spoke and entreated the group to add some names of females to the ballot.

    • Pete Key piggybacked that and included the request that we strive to become a more inclusive and diverse organization.

    • Greg Weiss asked a question about how members are nominated to the board after the election. Ted Janes answered these questions referencing the by-laws.

    • Dan requested a motion that we accept the slate of nine members. Vicki Sturgill motioned that we accept them. Marilyn Priddy seconded and the membership passed them unanimously.

  • The Membership then broke out into committees to choose chairs and set meeting times.

    • Climate Change

    • Land Protection         

    • Water Protection

    • Waste Management

    • Environmental Education                             

    • Event and Fundraising Committee

  • The membership was dismissed as they completed the goals of the committees.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:45pm.

Brunswick Environmental Action Team

Annual Meeting, Agenda April 26th, 2018

 

Welcome and Introduction – Dr. Dwight Willis

 

Review the Accomplishments of our First Year – Dr. Dwight Willis

 

What is in our Future – Jan Harris (Charter Member)

 

Vote/Approve the By-laws – Ted Janes

 

Vote to Elect the Board – Dan George, Acting Interim Vice-Chairperson

 

Committee Assignments – Pete Key, Acting Interim Chairperson

  • Climate Change

  • Land Protection

  • Water Protection

  • Waste Management

  • Environmental Education         

  • Event and Fundraising Committee

 

Break Out into Committees

Break Out Goals

  1. Get to know each other

  2. Select a Chair

  3. Set a Schedule

  4. Chair reports back to board prior to dismissal

 

Dismissal

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