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April 29, 2006 board meeting minutes

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Minutes
New Deal Café
Board of Directors
Special Meeting
April 29, 2006

Present:              Richard McMullen, Bill Wilkerson, Ronnie Scotkin, Brett Fishburne

Excused:           Joyce Abell

               The meeting was called to order by Richard McMullen at 9:10 a.m. to discuss the motions of the member petition.

  1.   Temporary Chair: Per article IV, Section 2 of the By-Laws, which provides that “The president shall preside at all meetings of the Corporation… unless with the consent of the board, he or she designates another to do so,” the board reached a consensus that the president should preside at the special membership meeting to be held on April 30, 2006.
  1. Board Election: Brett Fishburne submitted his resignation effective following the board special meeting.

Motion:  Following the resignation of Brett Fishburne from the board, and per Article V, Section 3b of the by-laws, Diana McFadden is named to fill the vacancy on the board.

Moved: Bill Wilkerson             Second: Ronnie Scotkin          Passed: 2-1

Motion: The board president shall send Diana McFadden an urgent email reporting her appointment to the board.

Moved: Ronnie Scotkin          Second:  Brett Fishburne        Passed: 2-1

  1. Notice of Future Board Vacancies:

Motion:  Prior to naming a member to fill a future vacancy on the board, an advertisement shall be placed in the Greenbelt News Review in order to apprise the membership of the vacancy on the board, solicit interested candidates to fill the vacancy, and announce the date and time of the board meeting when the vacancy will be filled.  Such notice shall appear at least 21 days prior to the advertised board meeting.

Moved: Bill Wilkerson             Second: Ronnie Scotkin          Passed: 3-0

  1.  Annual Membership Meeting:

Motion:  The board establishes the third Sunday in January, 2007 as the date for the 2006 Annual Meeting.

Moved: Bill Wilkerson             Second:  Brett Fishburne        Passed: 3-0

  1.  Adherence to By-Laws:

Motion:  The board desires to assure and inform the membership that:

  1. The board has adhered to the By-Laws and intends to adhere to the By-Laws in the future to the best of its ability;
  2. The board appointed a Nominations & Elections Committee and a Finance/Audit Committee on March 15, 2006;
  3. The board has established a payment plan for all creditors who have requested same, and is in negotiation with other creditors where appropriate;
  4. The board will make written financial reports to the members on a quarterly basis;
  5. The board will obtain a financial audit of the corporation’s books in keeping with the by-laws.

Moved: Bill Wilkerson             Second:  Brett Fishburne        Passed: 3-0

The meeting was adjourned at 9:55 a.m.

                                                                                                         Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                                         Bill Wilkerson