September 12, 2004




Call to Order by President Wes Briggs at the Prusch Park Meeting Hall at 11:00 A.M.


Present are: President Wes Briggs†††† ††††† ††††† Member at Large Rowena Southwell

††††††††††† †††††† Past President Bill Kurtz†††††††††††† Librarian Linda Delgado††††††† †† †††††††††††

Treasurer Judy Goodrode††††††††††† Membership Director Sandy Carter††††††


Absent are: Vice President Joel Parker

††††††††††† †††††† Secretary Bill Gingras

††††††††††† †††††† Member at Large Bill Munkacsy


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LAST MONTHíS MINUTES for the Board of Directors Meeting on August 8, 2004 were not submitted.



TREASURER:The balance as of August 31, 2004 is $5,969.90.



MEMBERSHIP: We have a total of 107 members. Three of those are new members: Kimberly Nicholls, Ken Castillo, and Vijay Kumar.



HOSPITALITY:Octoberís meeting will be a Potluck.



The October PROGRAM will be a presentation given by Woody Minnich on the Cacti of Brazil. A motion was proposed and approved to pay Woody Minnich $200 for his total traveling expenses from his residence in Southern California to Prusch Park.



LIBRARY:Nothing new to report.



AFFILIATE:Nothing new to report.



MINI SHOW:Nothing new to report.



ANNUAL SHOW:Nothing new to report.




BY-LAWS:Nothing new to report.


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OLD BUSINESS:Sandy sent a thank you letter to Ed Eby for his $50 contribution to our club. Ed was the founder of the CSSSJ, and now lives in Oregon. He has been working on documenting the history of our club.





-        There was discussion on what reimbursement to pay for traveling expenses for our Program speakers. To be considered are: what do other clubs pay, flat fee, flat fee plus mileage, pay air fare, pay for their membership, $0.34 a mile, deduct the first 100 miles, keep costs within $150-$200 depending on distance traveled.


-        Linda made a suggestion to help increase our membership by sending a letter or postcard to the members that have either dropped out, or donít come to the regular meetings, and to invite them to come to our Christmas party. Since the party is a no-host, there would not be added expense for having them come and we can further decide if we want to give them a party plant or not for attending. It sounds like a great idea!



The meeting was adjourned at 11:50 A.M.

The next Board meeting will be on October 10, 2004, at the Prusch Park Meeting Hall at 10:30 A.M.


Submitted by the Membership Chair,

Sandy Carter