MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION OF RAILROAD PASSENGERS
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
NILES AMTRAK STATION, NILES
APRIL 20, 2013
Members Present: Robert Tischbein, Hugh Gurney, Rosemary Horvath, John Langdon, Kathleen Newell, Kay Chase
Also Present: Burton TenBrink, Gerald Smith, Phillip Mange, Mark Baruth, Charley Bonnell, Rick Rasmussen, Christine Ballard, Rich Vavra-Musser, David Williams, Deems Jensen, Chuck Merkel, Jeanie Merckel, Jack Kessler, Dan Westcott, Barb Spaulding-Westcott, Robert Patterson, Diane Patterson, Dan Platz, John DeLora, Doug Wilson, Kim J. Powell, Frank Popp, John Nevins, Bob Lotsbaich, Rachael Weber, Pete Weber, Robin Meyers
Call to Order: Chairman Tischbein called the meeting to order at 11:45 a.m.. Horvath moved to accept the agenda as written. The motion was seconded by Chase and approved by the members of the Executive Committee present.
Minutes were distributed by Secretary Gurney. Langdon moved to accept the minutes of the March 9, 2013 Executive Committee meeting, held in St. Johns. Newell seconded the motion. It was approved by the members of the Executive Committee meeting present.
Langdon then moved acceptance of the minutes of the March 9 Monthly Membership meeting held at St. Johns. Newell seconded the motion and it was approved by the members of the Executive Committee present.
Treasurer’s Report: Robert Patterson presented the Treasurer’s Report as prepared by Treasurer Dave Randall. As of March 31, 2013, MARP’s checking account stood at $31,892.29, of which $17,141.26 are Pratt Fund proceeds awaiting reinvestment. In response to a query as to why it was taking so long to reinvest the Pratt Fund proceeds, Patterson responded that we were making more money holding it in the checking account. He agreed to check with Randall on this.
Collection of membership dues is proceeding well.
Langdon moved acceptance of the Treasurer’s Report. It was seconded by Gurney and the report was approved by the members of the Executive Committee present.
By-Laws Committee: Chairman Tischbein, in response to a request for clarification, specified that Gurney will be the chair of the By-Laws Committee with Langdon as a member. Tischbein will participate as an ex-officio member.
Recess: The Executive Committee recessed at 12:00 noon.
Respectfully Submitted: Accepted:
Hugh D. Gurney Robert Tischbein