NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES
FLORIDA FEDERATION OF CHAPTERS
Minutes of Meeting
12 May 2009
09:00 a.m. Meeting called to order by President Stewart, who led a moment of silence. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Treasurer Blackwell.
Secretary Leatham called the roll of elected officers. All elected officers and Convention Chair John Ventura were present.
Executive Vice President Roepke introduced guests, NARFE Region III Vice President Harrell and Todd Hoepker, Senior V.P. NARFE Premier Federal Credit Union.
Motion 2454963-01 by Executive Vice President Roepke, properly seconded, to approve the agenda with the right to modify, if needed. Passed
Draft and old Budget were distributed by Treasurer Blackwell.
Secretary Leatham introduced the minutes of the February 20-21, 2009 Executive Board meeting, mentioning that they had been presented electronically to all members well in advance of the meeting.
Motion 2454963-02 by Executive Vice President Roepke, properly seconded, to approve the minutes as presented. Passed.
Secretary Leatham read the resignation of District Vice President Harold Bartelt.
President Stewart introduced Richard A. Carroll, who had been selected in conjunction with the District 2 Chapter Presidents. President Stewart explained how District Vice President vacancies are filled, as per our By Laws.
The Financial Report was given by Treasurer Blackwell, who reported that the Federation is in good financial shape.
President Stewart thanked Treasurer Blackwell for her fine work.
President Stewart required that all Executive Board members submit convention related vouchers by May 31st.
He thanked everyone for submitting electronic reports.
Short comments by elected officers followed. Secretary Leatham requested that District Vice Presidents make conducting nominations for District Vice President their first order of business. He will arrange with Sergeant at Arms Chair Clyde Young to have a Sergeant at Arms present to bring the results to him at the Registration Room.
Convention Chair Ventura distributed points assignment proposal and asked for any changes to be presented by the May 15th Executive Board meeting.
Todd Hoepker, Senior Vice President, NARFE Premier Federal Credit Union made a short presentation about NARFE PFCU, emphasizing the financial advantages to Federations, Chapters and members of using their interest-bearing checking accounts. NARFE PFCU presently has almost $300,000 of Chapter and Federation accounts.
President Stewart distributed honoraria checks.
Past President Pappa explained the voting procedures for roll call and ballot votes. He will be available at 4:45 PM Wednesday in Registration Room to answer questions that may arise on this issue.
President Stewart thanked everyone for their support and assistance.
He led a moment of silence.
The meeting adjourned at 10:39 a.m.
Donald E. Stewart William H. Leatham
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