BRUNSWICK ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION TEAM (BEAT)

MINUTES OF THE INTERIM BOARD MEETING

(Held at Brunswick Electric Corporation Building,

795 Ocean Highway West, Supply, NC)

July 5, 2017

PRESENT:

 

Richard Hilderman

Neil Gilbert

Jan Harris

Dwight Willis

Ted Janes (via Face Time)

Kathy Desiderio

 

ABSENT:

 

Sandy Ford

 

The meeting was called to order at 10:15 a.m.

 

ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES OF JUNE 9, 2017

 

Kathy Desiderio noted the correction of a typographical error to Sandy Ford's name in the adjournment motion. She also noted that addition of the exact names and organizations of Erin Carey, Coastal Coordinator of the Sierra Club and the name of Madi Polera, Cape Fear River Watch and March for Science to the list of speakers for the July 17th meeting event noted in Meeting Frequency. Jan Harris moved, and Neil Gilbert seconded acceptance of the minutes of June 9, 2017 as corrected.

 

VOTE: AYES ALL

 

501 C3 STATUS

 

Jan Harris reported that the 501 C-3 Status is still active with the Secretary of State as Brunswick Environmental Action Team, Inc. The tax number is: 970855070. BEAT is a tax exempt organization and does not have to file taxes.

 

TREASURER’S REPORT

 

Jan Harris presented the Treasurer's Report. She noted that a Bank Account has been opened with BB&T in Sunset Beach. The official address is Jan's address at: 206 North Shore Drive, West, Sunset Beach, NC. Jan is the contact and signatory on the account. Additional signatories can be added to the account. She is currently working to have Debit and Credit cards accepted on the account. Jan noted that she put $50 into the account and it is a donation from her. As of June 27, there was a balance of $182 in the account and we received an additional donation of $60 for a total of $292. Offsetting this was a cost of $33 for checks leaving the account with a balance of $259.00. A discussion followed as to monies due to Karen Joseph for expenses for the cost of a permit ($25) and electricity ($25) for the July 17 media event to be held at Sunset Park. A motion to accept the Treasurer's Report was moved by Dwight Willis and seconded by Kathy Desiderio.

 

VOTE: AYES ALL

 

PROPOSED BY-LAWS

 

The Board reviewed a sample boiler-plate by-law submitted by Ted Janes and reviewed and suggested changes to tailor it to BEAT. Ted Janes will incorporate the proposed changes and the Board will review the document at its next meeting.

ADDITIONAL BOARD MEMBERS

 

A discussion was held with respect to appointing four additional members to the Interim Board. All four prospects are active in the community and/or environmental organizations. The issue of whether the Board has the authority to appoint additional Board members was discussed and it was agreed to invite the prospects to participate as guest and/or advisors until such time as the full membership can vote on the matter.

REPORT ON SONIC SEAS EVENT

 

The matter was tabled until the next meeting scheduled for July 26, 2017.

 

OTHER BUSINESS

 

Richard Hilderman asked that Board members forward any items that they would like included on the next agenda. Neil Gilbert mentioned that he wanted the BEAT website placed on the agenda.

ADJOURNMENT

 

Dwight Willis moved and Kathy Desiderio seconded to adjourn the meeting. The motion was unanimously carried. The meeting was adjourned at 12:33 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

 

Kathryn Desiderio

Secretary

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