Meeting minutes – Executive Committee — Capac– February 9, 2013

FEBRUARY 9, 2013

Present:  Robert Tischbein, Hugh Gurney, Dave Randall, Kay Chase, John Langdon, Jim Hinkins, Rosemary Horvath, Jim Wallington

Also Present:  Steve T. Sobel, Barb Spaulding-Westcott, Don Westcott, Bill Simmons, Mary Kovatch, Gary Kimery, Michael Schultz, Sharon Schultz, Craig Henderson, Marc. M Henderson, Wayne A. Schultz, Doug Wilson, Nancy E. Schliebe, Ray Mills, Roxann Mills, Kim J. Powell, Tom Morris, Jr., Bruce Swihart, Marilyn Swihart, John Mulder, Jared Becker, Jim Roach, Jean Merkel, Chuck Merckel, Fred Theel, Paul Downey, John T. Grzyb, Frederick Stuewer, Lyle Henderson, Jerry Weyhrauch, Jean Theel, Dick Pekarek, Roger Webster, Dianne Patterson, Robert Patterson, Jim Schwartzkoph, Bonnie Schwartzkoph, William Paul, George Duffy, Dan Platz, Rosalie Reichenbach, Larry Sobczak, Wade Sobczak, T. J. Gaffney

Call to Order:  Chairman Tischbein called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m.  A roll call determined that a quorum of the Executive Committee was present.

Approval of Order of Business:  After review, Langdon moved approval of the Order of Business.  After a second by Randall, the motion was approved by the members of the Executive Committee present. 

Minutes of the Executive Committee meeting of January 12 in Williamston were reviewed.  Langdon moved approval.  The motion was seconded by Hinkins and approved by the members of the Executive Committee present.

Minutes of the Monthly Membership meeting held in Williamston on January 12, 2013 were then reviewed.  Wallington moved approval, with a second from Hinkins.  The motion was approved by the members of the Executive Committee present.

Treasurer’s Report:  Randall reported that, as of January 31, 2013, MARP’s checking account stood at $29, 535.31.  This includes $4,000 from TRANS4M and $17,141.26 of Pratt Fund money waiting to be transferred to a Vanguard Account.  Gurney moved approval of the Treasurer’s Report.  The motion was seconded by Wallington and approved by the members of the Executive Committee present

Randall then reviewed the proposed 2013 budget, projecting $17,100 in revenue and $16,156 in expenses.  Langdon moved approval of the proposed 2013 budget.  Seconded by Hinkins, the motion was approved by the members of the Executive Committee present.

Future Meetings:  Wallington reviewed plans for future meetings including:


            March 9                       St. Johns

            April 20                       Niles

            June 15                        Vicksburg

            July 20                         Flushing

            August 10                   Manistee, aboard the S.S. City of Milwaukee

            September 14              Durand – Annual Meeting

            October 12                  Grand Haven

            November 2                Albion


The Executive Committee adjourned at 10:20 a.m.


Respectfully Submitted:                                 Accepted:




Hugh D. Gurney                                             Robert Tischbein

Secretary                                                         Chair