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  • 06 Sep 2012 12:01 PM | Anonymous

    Board Meeting Synopsis September 6, 2012

     

    The board of directors held a meeting at the Bozeman Holiday Inn on September 6, 2012. The minutes from the August meeting were approved as presented. The board reviewed and approved the financials. The board then turned the discussion to the Fall Tour. All details were finalized. The board moved on to discuss the membership status. We currently have 185 members. The board discussed the printing of the Membership Directory, and decided to mail that out earlier next year. The board then discussed the status of the overall schedule, speakers and booths for the 2013 Expo. The board went over the timeline for the next The Leaflet newsletter mailing. Finally, the board looked at the scholarship application that was received. The meeting was adjourned at 8:57 pm.

  • 08 Aug 2012 11:59 AM | Anonymous

    Board Meeting Synopsis August 8, 2012

     

    The board of directors held a meeting via phone conference on August 8, 2012. The minutes from the June meeting were approved as presented. The board reviewed the financials. The board then turned to Jyl for an update on her work. She has been busy working on PDF form updates, member renewals, and other office tasks. Jyl has mailed out the Fall Tour post card. The board moved on to discuss the 2013 Expo, reviewed some speakers that were still undetermined and talked about the status of the vendor sign-ups. The board then discussed the details of the Fall Tour schedule. The schedule is close to finalization. Finally, the board discussed some possible new members and the membership certificate printing. The meeting was adjourned at 7:52 am.

  • 13 Jun 2012 11:58 AM | Anonymous

    Board Meeting Synopsis June 13, 2012

     

    The board of directors held a meeting via phone conference on June 13, 2012. The minutes from the May meeting were approved as presented. The board reviewed the financials. The board decided to switch banks, to make banking easier for the treasurer and ED. The bank will be switched to First Interstate Bank. The board then turned to Jyl for an update on her work. She has been busy working on website updates, member renewals, and other office tasks. The Leaflet newsletter is to be mailed out shortly. The board moved on to discuss the 2013 Expo, reviewed some speakers that were still undetermined and talked about the status of the vendor sign-ups. The board discussed the credits for classes offered. The board also discussed the details of the Breakfast of Champions, where lunches were to be held, and other details and changes that were made on the Expo. The meeting was adjourned at 7:41 am.

  • 16 May 2012 11:56 AM | Anonymous

    Board Meeting Synopsis May 16, 2012

     

    The board of directors held a meeting via phone conference on May 16, 2012. The minutes from the April meeting were approved as presented. There were no financials to review this meeting. The board then turned the discussion to the process of getting Jyl set up in her home office. The Leaflet newsletter is to be finalized by the end of the month. The board moved on to discuss the 2013 Expo, reviewed some speakers that were still undetermined and talked about the status of the vendor sign-ups. The board also discussed the grant from the DNRC for $2000.00 to hire a speaker for the Expo. The board discussed the participation of the MNLA in the Billings Arbor Day celebration, concluding that there was a good turn out of people and lots of work was completed on city landscapes. The meeting was adjourned at 7:35 am.

  • 18 Apr 2012 11:47 AM | Anonymous

    Board Meeting Synopsis April 18, 2012

     

    The board of directors held a meeting via phone conference on April 18, 2012. The purpose of this meeting was to finalize the hiring of an executive director, as well as all other monthly board tasks and discussions. The minutes from the March meeting were approved as presented. There were no financials to review this meeting. The board then turned the discussion to the hiring process for the ED. Some of the board members did face to face interviews in Missoula, and they gave their thoughts on the five candidates that were interviewed. It was unanimously decided by the board to hire Jyl Story for the position. Her contract will be for $18,000.00 and be for one year starting April 23, 2012. The board then discussed the legislative bill, stating that there may be some minor changes to the bill. The Leaflet newsletter was mailed out to members, and the board discussed the next issue and each member’s duties. The board moved on to discuss the 2013 Expo, reviewed some speakers that were still undetermined and talked about the status of the vendor sign-ups. The final discussion was regarding The Fall Tour. The tour will be in Bozeman the first Friday of September. The meeting was adjourned at 7:36 am.

  • 10 Mar 2012 10:23 PM | Anonymous

     

    The board of directors held a meeting at Fairmont Hot Springs on March 10, 2012. The purpose of this meeting was to plan the 2013 Montana Green Expo. The financials were reviewed by the board, and the new bank account and debit cards were discussed. The board spent most of the meeting talking about speakers, vendors, the hotel and other scheduling for the 2013 Montana Green Expo. After completing this portion of the meeting, the board discussed the Fall Tour, it’s location, dates and times. The Fall Tour will be held in the Bozeman area this fall, and will largely be put on by the Wagner’s. The board then reviewed eighteen applications for the part time Executive Director job position. The board narrowed the candidates down to five, and planned face to face interviews in Missoula. The new executive director will be voted upon at the next meeting on April 10, 2012.

  • 15 Feb 2012 10:03 PM | Anonymous

     

    The board of directors held a meeting via phone conference call on February 15, 2012. The meeting minutes from January 3, 2012 were unanimously approved. The board reviewed the financials, and discussed the maintenance and fees for the website. The board discussed advertising venues for the executive director job opening. The board finalized all discussion on the 2012 Green Expo, and started planning for the 2013 Expo. The spring edition of The Leaflet will be going out in March, and content for the newsletter was reviewed and finalized. The board of directors will be meeting in March for the planning of the 2013 Expo. The meeting will be held at Fairmont Hot Springs.

  • 03 Jan 2012 4:15 PM | Anonymous

    The board of directors held a meeting at the Billings Holiday Inn Grand on January 3, 2012. The meeting minutes from December 21, 2011 were unanimously approved. The board was introduced to Sarah Tilleraas Kleinschmidt, the new 3rd Vice President, and Ryan Rubie, the new Member at Large. The financials of the association were discussed and approved. A motion was made to discontinue providing a free one-year membership to persons passing the CPP test. The motion was passed. The new website will be going live by early February. Board members will be pursuing the collection of member email addresses for the new web-based database.

    The board continued discussion of the hiring of a part time executive director. Motions were made and approved to offer the position with wages of $15,000 to $20,000 per year, with a certain job description, and to advertise the job with a $1,500 budget. The board formally accepted Ryan Rubie and Jessica MacDonald in their new positions on the board of directors. A motion was passed to open a new bank account closer to Jessica’s location. Jake will be in charge of the 2012 Fall Tour to be held near Bozeman in September.
  • 21 Dec 2011 4:14 PM | Anonymous

    The board of directors held a conference call on December 21, 2011. The meeting minutes from November 30, 2011 were unanimously approved. The board did not have current financials to review for this meeting. The board discussed inviting Jessica MacDonald to fill the treasurer position, which the board has agreed to add to the list of board positions. Jessica has been volunteering to manage the financials for the past year. The board discussed the final details of the 2012 Expo. The board discussed hiring a part time executive director. The board will start a search for this position after the new year.

  • 30 Nov 2011 4:13 PM | Anonymous

    The board of directors held a conference call on November 30, 2011. The meeting minutes from October 19, 2011 were unanimously approved. The board reviewed the financials and approved them accordingly. Another payment was paid to eBiz Services for the new website. Costs for printing of The Leaflet and our Membership Directory were discussed. Josh spoke with Sarah from Tilleraas Nursery regarding a nomination for the 3rd Vice President position, and Dan spoke with Ryan Rubie from Mountain Supply regarding the Member at Large position. Both positions will be open on the board as of January 15, 2012. The membership status was reviewed. The status of The Leaflet fall issue was reviewed, and the newsletter will be mailed to members in early December. The board discussed the final details of the Expo 2012. It was unanimously decided to hold the 2013 Expo in Billings, and then find a new, central location for 2014 and thereafter. There were no applicants this year for the scholarship. The funds will be held over until next year. The board approved $500.00 for Jennifer to update the association’s herbarium samples. Holly went over the instructions for each board member to test the new website.

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