Board Meeting via Teleconference
United Taxidermist Association
December 14, 2016
Chairman Garland Lessley called the meeting to order at 2:00 pm M.S.T.
Garland Lessley - Chairman Grant Gavin
Jeff Whitlock – Vice Chairman Brenda Duvall
Bob Prewitt – Secretary Manny Chavez
Craig Lewis - Treasurer
Approval of the Agenda
A motion was made by Craig and seconded by Terry to approve the agenda.
Motion passed unanimously.
Approval of October 19, 2016 regular meetings minutes
A motion was made by Terry and seconded by Jeff to approve the October 19, 2016 minutes as presented.
Motion passed unanimously.
John Janelli spoke with Garland regarding some proposals about marketing the UTA. Craig stated to invite John Janelli to a meeting to further discuss more specifics about these proposals regarding the USDA and UTA “hosting” a special hunt with the proceeds going to conservation fund.
Report was emailed to all BOD by Craig.
There were no questions on the Report.
A motion was made by Terry and seconded by Bob to ratify the checks from the Treasurer’s report.
Motion Passed unanimously by a roll call vote.
Jeff stated updates were made to the Board Member’s names on the website. Craig will review website and notify Jeff with any necessary changes. Suggestions were made to add a link for an online version of the Artisan magazine. Bob proposed featuring a business member of the month on the website. Terry asked Jeff to get business member’s email and put them on our Facebook page. Bob to contact business members for short bio.
A motion was made by Craig and seconded by Terry to add a link listing all Business Members with a short bio on the website.
Motion Passed unanimously.
John Jennings is the chair of the Marketing committee. No report sent yet. John suggested an online version of the report. Also recommended The Artisan and Treasury report to be put online.
Be Bear Aware committee
Artisan Award committee
International Director Report
No report Grant Gavin absent.
No Report John Janelli absent.
2016 Final Expo Report
Craig stated he will send out the final expo report.
2017 Board Meeting Oklahoma
2018 Expo venue Oklahoma
New Credit Card Processing Company
No change. Hoping for a January roll-out.
Discussion was made about increasing membership fees. No increase at this time. Multiple suggestions were made about possible discount membership for renewal using online credit card processing versus checks, multi-year discounts, etc.
Taxidermy Direct Software/UTA Membership management
No change. John Jennings donated to the UTA a refurbished laptop computer. John will send laptop to Bob.
BOD discussed again the merger between the two associations still no agreement and the UTA does not want to continue any further discussions. UTA will relay the findings to the NTA.
SW Board Member position
For the good of the order.
Announcement of the next meeting on January 18th, 2017 at 2:00 pm MST.
Motion to adjourn by Garland and seconded by Terry at 3:35 pm MST.