Minutes of the June 2014 NFOA Board of Directors Meeting

The June 2014 NFOA Board of Directors Meeting opened at 8:00 AM, June 9th, and closed at 10:00 PM, June 14th.

1.) Approve May Board Meeting Minutes
John was unable to complete the minutes for the May Board Meeting, so Rod completed them, and the Board Meeting was extended by 24 hours to allow approval of those minutes. Minutes were approved as posted.

2.) Treasurers Report
Beginning Book balance 5/1/14 – $14,151.97

Total Expenditures – $118.96
- One debit $38.96 for Benchmark Email
- One check $80.00 for NE Sportsman Council membership

Total Deposits – $354.36

Ending Book balance 5/31/14 – $14,387.37

3.) Membership Report
The numbers for this month are:

General membership           7375   increase of  31
Associate membership            49   no change
Youth membership                  26   no change
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Total  membership               7450   +31 on June 7th 2014

4.) Committee Reports
4a.) Legislative
Discussion about the NFOA’s legislative priorities ensued. The two top bill items where uniform signage with reduced penalties for violation and “shall sign” legislation for CLEO on NFA approvals.

4b.) Events and Fundraising
Nothing significant to report.

4c.) Communications
Appointment of a new committee chairman was discussed.

4d.) Membership and Recruiting
Nothing significant to report.

4e.) Web Admin
Dan reported on the increase in server storage space in order to alleviate issues with data backup and corruption.

5.) Any Old Business
The “Guns Save Lives” theme was approved as the trade show booth display artwork.

6.) 2014 Annual Member Meeting
Discussion ensued about different educational seminars, options for catering, and other events for this year’s meeting.

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Minutes of the May 2014 NFOA Board of Directors meeting

The May 2014 NFOA Board of Directors meeting opened at 7 AM Monday May 5th and closed at 10PM Friday May 9th.

1.) Approve April Board Meeting Minutes
Minutes were approved as presented.

2.) Treasurers Report
Beginning Book balance 4/1/14 – $13,902.24

Total Expenditures – $38.96
– One debit $38.96 for Benchmark Email

Total Deposits – $288.69

Ending Book balance 4/30/14 – $14,151.97

3.) Membership Report
The numbers for this month are:

General membership 7344 increase of 40
Associate membership 49 no change
Youth membership 26 no change
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Total membership 7419 +40 on May 5th 2014

4.) Committee Reports
4a.) Legislative
Rod reported that required lobbyist reports had been filed with the state. Discussed possible educational event(s) for legislators and staff. A group of members has volunteered to develop a plan.

4b.) Events and Fundraising
Nothing significant to report.

4c.) Communications
Need to identify someone to lead this committee. John is stepping down from this role.

4d.) Membership and Recruiting
Nothing significant to report.

4e.) Web Admin
Nothing new to report.

5.) Alternate Logo
Discussed getting the new logo to engraver and embroidery to review.

6.) NFOA-PAF Update
Nothing significant to report.

7.) Any Old Business
John reported on the progress for the ENGC steel target donation. Dan made the motion to support the WITO organization with a $200 donation. Motion passed.

8.) 2014 Annual Member Meeting
Nothing significant to report

9.) 2014 State Fair booth
NFOA booth at the Nebraska State Fair postponed until next year due to lack of available space. Outdoor spaces are still available but indoor space is necessary for what we wanted to do. Working on securing a spot for next year indoors.

10.)Meetings (in-person, conference call, video conf)
Rod brought up the need to meet live, either in person or conference call. Discussed the options. There was a consensus that live meetings would be more productive.

11.)Board Size
Chris brought up the size of the Board of Directors. Discussed the value of small board vs large. Agreement reached that 5 would be the minimum number to meet the needs. Chis made the motion to amend the Bylaws for the size of the Board to be FIVE members, effective when new board is elected this fall. Motion passed.

12.) Trade Show booth backer
Toby made the motion to approve the expenditure of an additional $500 ($1000 already approved in March) to complete the booth backdrop art panels. Motion passed.

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Minutes of the April 2014 NFOA Board of Directors Meeting

The April 2014 NFOA Board of Directors meeting opened at 7 AM Monday April 7th and closed at 10PM Friday April 11th.

1.) Approve March Board Meeting Minutes
Minutes were approved as presented.

2.) Treasurers Report
Beginning Book balance 3/1/14 – $17,318.06

Total Expenditures – $4,025.93
- One debit $38.96 for Benchmark Email
- One debit $91.33 for Apis (web/domain)
- One debit $602.69 Print Direct for brochure printing
- One debit $40.00 Print Direct for brochure printing
- One check $3,252.95 to Husch Blackwell for Legal services

Total Deposits – $610.11

Ending Book balance 3/31/14 – $13,902.24

3.) Membership Report
The numbers for this month are:

General membership         7304   increase of  63
Associate membership          49   no change
Youth membership               26    no change
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Total  membership          7379    +63 on April 4th 2014

4.) Committee Reports
4a.) Legislative
Rod provided updates on current legislative happenings. The only bill left in the game was LB390. Andy provided updates on the proceedings on that bill. The need for fresh faces in the legislature was also discussed.

4b.) Events and Fundraising
Rod mentioned that Bill at HPSP offered space for the NFOA at the zombie shoot this year. General consensus was to ask Bill to include NFOA brochures in the packets for attendees, and pass on the booth space.

4c.) Communications
Nothing significant to report.

4d.) Membership and Recruiting
The need to reach out to gun clubs and shooting sports organization’s within the state was discussed.

4e.) Web Admin
Dan reported having slain the tapatalk beast. Many joyous songs were sung.

5.) Alternate Logo
The new alternate logo for the NFOA, developed for use on engravings and embroidery, was approved.

6.) NFOA-PAF Update
Andy reported on the resignation of the PAF’s treasurer and Rod, as well as updates on what the PAF needs to accomplish and efforts to replace the vacant positions.

7.) Any Old Business
John reported on the progress for the ENGC steel target donation. Toby provided an update on his efforts to work with an accountant for the NFOA. Jeremy brought up the issue of supporting the WITO organization.

8.) 2014 Annual Member Meeting
Discussion revolved around changing the date for the event, and what speakers to invite.

9.) 2014 State Fair booth
Discussion ensued around an increase in expense of the booth backer. Jeremy made the motion to approve $2000 in expenses for ensuring the NFOA’s place at the Nebraska State Fair. Motion passed.

10.) Trade Show booth display
Discussion ensued around an increase in expense of the booth backer. Toby motioned to approve the increase expense. More discussion occurred. Motion did not pass.

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