January 2017 Club

Club Meeting Minutes for January 21, 2017

Charles called the meeting to order at 5:50 and welcomed all the members who were present

He then presented the awards for Leadership, Bear Spirit, President’s award, and Friend of the FRB awards. Those awarded were as follows:

Joe Kuzyk Bear Spirit Award
David Beardsley
Tony Crociata
Leadership Award
Bill Schantz
Mike Lackey
Richard Colin
President’s Award
Robert Gilbreath
Friend of the Front Range Bears Award
Ramada Inn Staff – Downtown, Colfax Avenue
Brian Alpers – Ramada Inn Downtown
Greg Morgan – Ramada Inn Downtown
House of DeHerrera
Hale from Denver Swim Club
Steve Parrett – Nissan North America
Dan Cohen and staff – Steep Tea and Coffee

After the awards, Charles introduced the outgoing board members, and installed the three new incoming board members.

Outgoing Board Members were Charles Vigil, James Martin, and David Beardsley. Incoming Board Members were Kevin Olson, Joe Velez and Bret Gregory

Kevin Olson took over presiding over the meeting and thanked again the outgoing board members for the wonderful service to the club.

Bret Gregory then talked about the two vacant board seats left by Tony Crociata and Steve Vollmer and introduced James Martin and David Hetzel as the replacements appointed by the board. The members present must vote to ratify the new appointees.

Charles Vigil moved to accept the new board appointments by acclimation instead of secret ballot, Bob Murphy seconded, and the motion was approved.

A vote by acclimation was called to ratify the board appointees and they were approved by more than two thirds of the members present

Treasurer’s report:

Joe Velez presented the treasurer’s report with included balances for the different accounts as follows:
FRB Checking     $4734.01
OBF Checking    $3142.59
Savings Acct       $1232.19

Bob M moved to accept the report, Mike L seconded, motion was approved

Bret made a report on the website, mentioning that the minutes would be posted before each future meeting. He also mentioned that Google has changed how it handles website without SSL certificates, and that if members see a warning that our site is not secure, to ignore it and go on through to it. The problem would be resolved in a few weeks.

Kevin spoke for a few minutes about the club direction and asked club members to contact the board anytime to provide feedback

Cubby talked about our next meeting at the Wrangler on February 11. There was an informal poll about whether anyone had any problems with having our meetings at bars. The only comment was that it should not always be at bars. We’ll mix it up as much as possible.

Kevin talked about the other upcoming events.

OBF Planning meeting on February 4.

James announced the upcoming brunches and that he’s stepping down from doing the dine-out. The brunches will be posted on the website and Facebook as details become available. Sam & Bret volunteered to step up to do the dine-outs.

James also talked about the need to organize the storage unit, and asked for volunteers to help. He also asked that everyone return any club property to the unit so that we can get a complete inventory.

Sam talked about a possible outing to the Bunkhouse: Mitch Rehnquist has started remodeling it and wants to do a Bear Weekend. Sam is going to organize it, and more will be added to the website later, but right now it’s still in the pre-planning stage.

Sam also asked that if there was any interest in doing something on Valentine’s day to contact him.

Kevin announced the next board meeting would be on February 1 at Bret’s home.

Cubby talked about upcoming beer busts, and doing more of them at Trade. Trade will not need as many volunteers as those at the Wrangler.

The question was asked if there were any business cards or literature the club had that members could take to Beef Dip. Bret will provide what business cards are left for members to take to Beef Dip

We welcomed three visitors to tonight’s meeting

January birthdays of those present were recognized

Door prizes were given out

Meeting Adjourned about 7:00 PM

Cake, provided by Two Irish Guys.com, was served to the members and socializing began.