Board Meeting Minutes
Board Meeting Minutes
Oakdale Business Association Board Meeting
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Members Present: Dan Rude, Kim Duitsman, Jon Larson, Marc Cove, Holly Koep, Emily Siebold, Nicole Anderson, Angie Propp, Jack Burke, Jack Buckley, Larry Eberhardt, Ben Smetana, Amy Brown and Caleb Bruns.
The meeting was called to order at 11:30 a.m.
The December 15, 2012 minutes were reviewed and approved. A motion to accept the minutes as presented was made by John Larson and seconded by Nicole Anderson. The motion was passed unanimously.
Jack Burke presented the Treasurers report. We currently have $14,301 in the checking account, $14,816 in the savings accounts and $116 in account receivable. Several past due membership dues has either been collected and $3,700 has been written off. A motion to accept the treasurers reported was made by John Larson and seconded by Larry Eberhardt. The motion was passed unanimously.
A discussion was held on the upcoming Gold Plate Dinner. Dan asked the board if it felt that we should host a game that evening and also if anyone knows of a sponsor for the board. Members were asked to get back to Dan with ideas by next week so a determination can be made on these two items.
Jack Burke indicated to the board that member is down this year with total membership of $19,000 compared to $23,000 last year. The board would like to see a 10% growth.
Stacie was unable to attend the meeting, but Marc Cove indicated that the scholarship books will be going online shortly.
Ted Lillie was not in attendance; therefore a civic update was not given.
Craig Waldron was unable to attend today but had emailed the city update to everyone prior to the meeting.
Marc Cove updated the board on the Yellow Ribbon. He indicated that the next meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 31st at Platinum Bank. Action plans have been written and will be going to the National Guard next week. If accepted this will allow the City of Oakdale to become a Yellow Ribbon City. In the near future, the OBPA member will be asked to donate services to military families in need.
Rick Timm was not in attendance, but the speaker for the February general meeting will be discussing the Stillwater Bridge project. This is an important project that we need to get involved in to ensure the project continues. There is currently 100% availability of funds for this project, however if this does not receive support those funds could be cut.
Jack Buckley indicated that he has two openings for In 60 Seconds for February.
Jack Burke informed the board that the 990 tax return needs to be filed. Once again Jack is offering to prepare this return for $750 as he has done over the past years. A motion to approve this filing and cost was made by Marc Cove and seconded by John Larson.
A discussion was held on the web hosting and it was noted that GoEast currently provides the web hosting for the OBPA at no change. The board feels that this is a service that we should pay for and because Ric Pace is no longer on the board, Dan Rude would be willing to take this project on. Kim will get him codes to access the system so he can review and make changes if necessary.
A request was made by George Dege for a $100 contribution for his February 4th Sleigh Rides at the Washington County Fairgrounds. This would get the OBPA’s named on the fliers that are sent out. A motion to approve the donation was made by Kim Duitsman and seconded by Amy Brown.
A request was received by a team from Tartan’s Relay for Life. This request was denied at the board will not sponsor individual teams.
Dan Rude will be adding a request to the membership to develop an annual budget for donation requests. Jack Burke will put together historical donations and come up with a reasonable annual amount. This will be discussed at the next meeting.
John Larson informed the board of an open house for the East Suburban Resources’ Oakdale program site on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 4-7 pm in Oakdale. John asked that people try to attend this event as this resource is new to Oakdale. They provide jobs for developmentally disabled individuals. John will also be asking them to the February general meeting and give them a spot for In 60 Seconds.
Amy Brown will be requesting funds at the next meeting for Summerfest. The OBPA sponsors 2 floats and the Medallion program. Larry Eberhardt has agreed to continue with the Medallion this year. Summerfest is June 21st through the 24th.
Angie Propp mentioned the golf tournament coming up on June 8th. Alerus is currently the only sponsor. Several golfers have already signed-up and Nicole Anderson will be working on getting the web site up and running soon.
Emily Siebold indicated that she currently has 39 donations for Gold Plate Dinner Auction items. She would like about 20 more and people are welcome to drop them off at Pinz or at the next general meeting.
Jack also suggested that the board send out thank you notes to those participating in the Gold Plate Dinner. Everyone thought that it was a good idea.
No further business, the meeting was adjourned by 12:54 p.m.