NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION

Florida Federation of Chapters

Executive Board Meeting Minutes

                   22 - 23 February 2006

 

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 At 7:04 P.M, the regular meeting of the Florida Federation Executive Board was called to order by President Pappa. President Pappa requested that anyone unable to attend the full meeting notify the Secretary. Chaplain Schoolmaster gave the Invocation. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by District Vice President Chizik. The Roll Call of Elected and Appointed Officers was conducted by Acting Secretary Leatham. With all elected officers present except Messrs. Henderson & Bartelt, a quorum existed.

The Acting Secretary read the resignations of NARFE-PAC Chair Wasson and District Vice President Snodgrass. President Pappa accepted the resignations. President Pappa thanked Mr. Snodgrass for his service.

The Acting Secretary read letters of invitation to speak at the 2006 Convention to US Senator Nelson and Governor Bush, and the letter of refusal received from Governor Bush’s office. He also read an insistent reply to Governor Bush from President Pappa. He also read letters of thanks for contributions from the University of South Florida and the Federal Employees Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA).

The written Minutes of the Executive Board Meeting of November 10, 2005 were reviewed by the members of the Executive Board. The Minutes were approved, there being no corrections.

Motion 06-02-001: Moved by District 11 Vice President Furrow that the standing rules be suspended to allow appointed officers to participate in open discussion of all agenda items. President Pappa advised District 11 Vice President Furrow that there are no standing rules at the Executive Board meeting, and to state which rules were to be suspended, District Vice President Furrow failed to state any rules, only repeating “the rules”. The President would not accept the motion without clarification, and ruled not to entertain the motion. The President then asked District 11Vice President Furrow if he wished to challenge the ruling of the Chair, if so, to properly state his action, Vice President Furrow failed to do so and the ruling not to accept the motion remained. The Motion was not accepted

President Pappa reported that after interviewing candidates he reported that he had selected John Trenkle to be the NARFE-PAC Chair and requested the concurrence of Board.

Motion 06-02-002: Moved by Immediate Past President Whalen and properly seconded that the Board concur with the appointment of John Trenkle. The motion was adopted.

The President asked for extension of 10 minutes. There was no opposition. He read a letter from National President Fallis requesting that the Federation contribute 25% towards the cost of radio advertising in Tampa expected to cost $14,000.

Motion 06-02-003: District Vice President Chizik moved and it was properly seconded that discussion of the matter be tabled. Motion adopted.

The meeting was recessed until 8:30 AM February 23 at 10:16 PM.

The meeting was reconvened at 8:32 AM February 23 by President Pappa.

President Pappa reported that Chaplain Mary Ellen Schoolmaster was excused due to illness, and would leave at her convenience.

President Pappa reported that he had invited National Vice President Dan Galvan to attend our convention, but received a reply that President Fallis instead would attend and would require partial funding towards his expenses. He asked the Board for opinions.

Motion 06-02-004: Immediate Past President Whalen moved, which motion was properly seconded, that President Fallis be invited to speak. Motion adopted.

A drawing for seating at the Convention was lead by First Vice President Stewart and the numbers were drawn by Chaplain Mary Ellen Schoolmaster. Districts were drawn in the following order:

2
11
1
10
4
5
3
8
6
7
9


Motion 06-02-005: First Vice President Stewart moved, which motion was properly seconded, that a simple majority of votes be required for national bylaws resolutions to be recommended. Motion adopted.

President Pappa stated that an audit committee for both the Florida Federation and Alzheimer’s committee would be needed, and requested the Executive Board, not the President do so.

Motion 06-02-006: District Vice President Gerber moved that District Vice President Ruth Blackwell and former Treasurer Larry Saunders serve as both the Federation and Audit Committee and Alzheimer’s Audit Committee, which was properly seconded. Motion adopted.

President Pappa then stated that an audit committee for the 2006 convention committee would be needed, and requested the Executive Board do so and not the President.

Motion 06-02-007 District Vice President Gerber moved that Federation Treasurer Ken Carter and Past Federation Treasurer Larry Saunders be named to the 2006 Convention Audit Committee, which motion was properly seconded. Motion adopted.

Motion 06-02-008: District Vice President Ruth Blackwell moved that there be a one hour lunch break commencing at 11:00 AM, which motion was properly seconded. Motion adopted.

The meeting recessed at 11:00 AM.

The meeting resumed at 12:03 PM.

Motion 06-02-009: Immediate Past President Whalen moved that the Federation buy a one page advertisement in the National Convention Book for $200 plus postage, which motion was properly seconded. Motion adopted.

President Pappa advised that he has received a resignation from District Vice President Furrow, which he will table for a week and discuss with Mr. Furrow. He expressed appreciation for Mr. Furrow’s work in writing a resolution.

Motion 06-02-010: First Vice President Stewart moved that $2,415 be added to the Budget to consist of additions for District 1 of $220, District 6 $50, District 9 $150, District 11 $175, plus not to exceed $1,800 additional for Legislation, which motion was properly seconded.

Motion 06-02-011: First Vice President Stewart moved to call the question, which motion was properly seconded. Motion adopted.

Motion 06-02-010 was adopted.

Unfinished business: None

New Business:

Motion 06-02-012: District Vice President Sicular moved that the Federation revert to the old Chapter Membership Contest Awards system by which a Chapter must submit a claim giving particulars of reinstatement, dues withholding, and recruitment in order to receive payment, which motion was properly seconded.

Motion 06-02-013: District Vice President Gerber moved to call the question. Motion adopted, which motion was properly seconded.

Motion 06-02-012 was not adopted.

The President announced that the next Executive Board meeting would be held on May 16th, 2006 in the early afternoon.

Benediction was provided by Legislative Officer Treva Devers.

At 1:45 PM the meeting was adjourned by President Pappa.
 

                                                                      
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