Minutes: 1998 BAOC Annual General Meeting

Stanford University
April 5, 1998

by Jill Custer, acting secretary

The meeting was called to order at 12:40 p.m. by the president, Evan Custer. Since there were over 15 members present, a quorum was declared present. Thirty-two members signed the attendance sheet.

Election of officers

Evan presented the slate of officers proposed by the board of directors at its March 16th meeting. The proposed slate was: Evan Custer, president; Scott Aster, event coordinator; George Minarik, treasurer; and Brenda Giese, secretary. The slate was nominated and seconded. A call for nominations from the floor was made, but none were forthcoming. The members then voted unanimously for the proposed slate of officers.

Amendment of Article 6.1 of the Bylaws

Evan stated that the current board of directors was out of compliance with the by-laws since there were 18 members on the board, and article 6.1 states that the board of directors should consist of a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 15 members. The proposed amendment was to remove the upper limit on the board, so that article 6.1 would read, "The board of directors shall consist of a minimum of seven members." The board of directors at its March 16th meeting unanimously voted to submit the amendment to the vote of the general membership at the annual meeting. The amendment was moved and seconded. A call for discussion was made, but none was forthcoming. All members present at the meeting, except one, voted for the amendment. The amendment passed with over a two-thirds majority.

20th Anniversary of Club

Evan congratulated Joe Scarborough as the founder of the BAOC which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Evan also thanked Louise Madrid for arranging for the cake and ice cream party that will be held after the meeting.

Mapping Update

The current mapping projects were reviewed by Evan.

Board Members

Evan announced that all board positions are now filled. Louise Madrid and Leslie Minarik have agreed to be Social Co-directors, and Ian Tidswell has relocated back in the Bay Area, and will resume his previous position of Event Quality director.

The board members (*) and other major volunteers were introduced. The complete list is as follows:

Membership Survey Recommendations and Implementation

Evan reviewed some of the results of the membership survey, recommendations, and plans for implementation.

The meeting was adjourned as there was no further business.