Meeting of the Board of Directors
August 16, 2013

The 193rd meeting of the Board of Directors of the Capital District Kiwanis Foundation was held on Friday, August 16, 2013 at the Williamsburg Doubletree by Hilton Hotel.

President H.L.Marks opened the meeting at 2:00 PM, Roy Sheets led the Pledge of Allegiance and Brian Bell gave the invocation. President Marks introduced International Counselor Dennis Oliver, Past CDKF presidents Hank Brodsky, Doc Thrush and Morris Long, New CDKF Director Bernice Oden, Dennis Grubbs and Gary Boswell and Lt. Governor Kelly Boswell as our guest.

The following members were in attendance:

H. L Marks Roy Sheets Marion Allen
Charles Adams Carolyn Richar Jeffrey Wolff
Scott Zimmerman Tom Varner Jackie Lowe
Don Jones Jon Rife Brian Bell
Joe Maranto Floyd Brown Tom Fallon
Ralph Chinn Stan Miller Bob Cassada
Tim Wesling Bob Reilly Harry Kriemelmeyer
Mike Dasovich    

Minutes of the May 11, 2013 Meeting: Motion to approve the minutes as circulated was made by Carolyn Richar and seconded by Brian Bell. Motion passed.

Treasurer Report: Marion Allen presented the Treasurer’s report which was circulated to the Board. Current assets of 10, 470.60, Investments of $724, 476.77 (market value), Total assets of $734, 947.37. The complete treasurer’s report is made a permanent part of the minutes. Charles Adams moved to accept the report. Second by Stan Miller. Motion passed.
Tim Wesling asked if we could choose between spending on reinvestment and giving to the community. Mike Dasovich asked why we are reinvesting. Are we trying to build up the corpus? What is the purpose? This was sent to the Finance Committee for review.

Life Membership: Secretary Charles Adams reported that we have 3 new life members since the last meeting.

Caring Corner: Ron Reynolds is currently running the Caring Corner and is not available to make a report.

Ducky Derby: Bob Cassada reported that Brian Bell donated a gift card from Panera Bread. All prizes should be given to Bob Cassada. There are currently 17 prizes on hand.

Founder’s Society- Jackie Lowe reported that she is trying to get more members.

Finance Committee – Stan Miller reported that a $25,000 CD is coming due in September and the committee recommends rolling it over for 1 year. Motion passed.

To read the comments of the Financial Advisor Bob Cressy, click here.

CKI Budget Request for 2013-2014
Governor Ben Durham thanked the CDKF for its support. It helped send Board members to ICON, subsidized the Fall Rally (Cost only $35 per member), sent Governor to Indianapolis for training. CKI increased its dues by $3 per member which raised their funds by $3,000. CKI has requested $6, 200 for 2013-2014.

Nominating Committee- Joe Maranto reported that the Committee met on May 4, 2013 and recommends the following slate of Officers for 2013-2014:
President-Roy Sheets
President-Elect- Gary Boswell
Vice President- Nancy Simonelli
Immediate Past President- Joe Maranto
The committee reviewed the performance of Executive Secretary Adams and Treasurer Marion Allen. They recommend another year for each.
Motion passed.

President’s Comments: H.L. Marks

President Marks shared the Thank You letter from Kelly Griffith, NoVA Lt. Governor 2013-204, for her scholarship.

H. L. Marks reported the following accomplishments for 2012-2013:
1. Approved new logo thanks to the hard work of Jennifer Wolff.
2. Approved new website with complete transparency.
3. Created a Member Benefits Committee
4. Approved Bylaw amendments which were sent to Kiwanis International.

President Marks thanked Marion Allen, Stan Miller , Bob Cassada and Charlie Adams for their hard work.

In his opinion, we should consider two term limits for Directors. This would bring new members with fresh ideas to the Board. Also, go to a one year term as President. This would give more Directors the opportunity to serve as President.

President Marks is hoping by next term we have decided how to best spend our money.
There being no further business to come before the Board, President H.L. Marks adjourned the meeting. The next Board meeting will be on November 9, 2013 at the Fredericksburg Hospitality House at 10:00 AM in the Patrick Henry Room.

Respectfully submitted,
Charles Adams, Executive Secretary
Capital District Kiwanis Foundation