Minutes from Halsey Hall board meeting, April 11, 2010, held at the home of Kevin Hennessy. (Minutes subject to approval)
Meeting called to order at 6:20 p.m. by President Kevin Hennessy. Present: George Rekela, Scot Johnson, Fred Buckland, Art Mugalian, Kevin Hennessy, Howard Luloff. Jerry Janzen arrived while the meeting was in progress. Absent board member: Gary Hackenmueller.
The February minutes were approved by voice vote with no amendments.
Howard reported on plans for the May 22 chapter meeting. The change in the Twins' starting time has required us to shorten the meeting. Through the efforts of Stew Thornley, Doug Grow, author of Twins Win, will be the featured speaker.
Two other presentations will be on the schedule.
Howard also reported that the chapter's group discount for Twins' tickets may be in jeopardy, a result of the team overbooking the May 22 game. Several options were considered, including increasing our chances by using chapter funds to guarantee 25 ticket purchases. Howard will keep in contact with the Twins' ticket office and keep us apprised.
Jerry Janzen reported that webmaster John Gregory has been reimbursed $679.20 for the past three years' worth of website costs. The chapter also has been reimbursed $241.39 for expenses by the national SABR office. The chapter's treasury balance is $560.83.
There were no committee reports from Cary Smith (membership), Rich Arpi (research), or Bob Tholkes (Quicksteps). Stew Thornley notified the board that the Halsey Hall newsletter would be issued online within a couple of days.
Art Mugalian reported that the Book Club will read two Willie Mays biographies for the June 5 meeting. Five members attended the April 10 meeting.
Kevin reported that he followed up on the History Center involvement and said that it was, basically, a non-starter.
Art reported that there are still three nominees, for three openings, for board election for 2010-11. They are Cary Smith, Rich Arpi, and Jerry Janzen. Art said he would email Cary and Rich to confirm that they intend to be candidates.
George asked about the Minnesota Alumni Assn. and whether there will be further attempts to secure speakers for future chapter meetings.
The next board meeting was scheduled for June 6, 6 p.m. at the home of Kevin Hennessy. At that meeting, officers will be elected for the 2010-11 term.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:15 p.m.