OFFICIAL MINUTES FOR:

RBCERTAA   BOARD MEETING

May 3rd, 2005  - 6:30 p.m.*

Billy’s Deli 

5160 W. 190th St., Torrance, CA.

 

 

Board Members Present:

Board Members Absent:

Guests:

 

 

 

Garth McWhorter

Michael Vaccaro

Valerie Heath

Margot Hoffman(6:35 PM)

 

Lynn Ritter #19

Alisa Zells

 

Jeff Adam

Julie Treher

Lisa Burke

Bob Heil

Gary Horn

Fire Department Liaison:

None

Monty Ruth

Paul Weavers

Lurraine Caruna

 

Mike Grady

 

 

Jennifer Adam

 

 

Peter DePortillo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting called to order by President Garth McWhorter at 6:32 p.m. (9 board members present.)

 

List of Board members present compiled by Secretary, Margot Hoffman at 6:35 PM.

 

Motion to approve minutes and financials for April 5th, 2005 was motioned first by Mike Grady and seconded by Peter DePortillo with the following changes: 

 

Lisa Burke to get $100.00 for moulage at graduations instead of $50.00.

 

Introductions of our guests: Named as listed above.

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NEW BUSINESS: 

 

Fire Department Corner: 

 

Captain Rick Martinez did not attend the board meeting.

 

Chamber of Commerce Proposal to RBCERTAA regarding payment of money to RBCERTAA for distributing Redondo Beach activity directories was not accepted by the board due to lack of resources , delivery timing issues and possible liability issues pertaining to the delivery of books to residents and businesses.

 

 

 Old Business:

 

Treasurer’s Report:

Treasurer, Michael Vaccaro was not able to attend the board meeting due to out of town commitments.

 

Drills & Trainings:   

The next CERT class will begin on Thursday, June 2, 2005.

The Continuing Education class set for Saturday, May 14, 2005 was cancelled by RBFD so as not to conflict with the Open House.

 

Bob Heil suggested a general meeting to be held in August for an election with nominations for board positions to be held at the June 25, 2005 Continuing Education class.

 

Further clarification required.

 

By-Laws proposals:

The following changes to the By-Laws presented by Alisa Zells at the prior Board Meeting were approved by the Board as follows:

 

Purpose #1 Part I:  Amend the third bullet point of Article VI of the By-Laws (Voting Eligibility Requirements) as presented, with the exception that the eligibility requirements requiring registration with the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services” be deleted.  The final approved language shall read as follows:

·        To be eligible to be a Board Member, at the time of nomination, one must meet all of the following requirements:

·        Maintain and present verification of valid CPR and First Aid certification documentation;

·        Attend at least two (2) Board Meetings within the past six (6) months; and

·        Attend at least one (1) Continuing Education Class or Training Drill within the past six (6) months.

 

 

Purpose #1 Part II:  Amend Article VIII of the By-Laws by deleting the sixth (6th) bullet point in its entirety and replacing it with the following:

 

·        A vacancy of the Board of Directors, including Officers, may be replaced between General Elections with a nomination by a Board Member and a majority vote of the Board at the next scheduled Board of Directors’ Meeting.  All candidates must comply not only with the eligibility requirements set forth in Article VI, but also with the Voting requirements set forth in Article VI as it pertains to the Candidate Synopsis provisions.

 

Purpose  #2  Part I:  Eight board members voted to accept Purpose #2 as presented, with the exception that the eligibility requirements under the second bullet point requiring registration with the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services” be deleted.  The final approved language shall read as follows:

 

·        To be eligible to be a Board Member, at the time of nomination, one must meet all of the following requirements:

·        Maintain and present verification of valid CPR and First Aid certification documentation;

·        Have attended at least two (2) Board Meetings within the past six (6) months; and

 

Purpose #2 Part II:  Amend the 4th bullet point under the Nominations provision of Election Procedures by deleting it in its entirety and replacing it with the following:

 

·        Nominated candidates for annual General Elections are to provide a nominee statement (“Synopsis”) to the Secretary at the May meeting/training drill.  Additionally, all candidates nominated to replace Board Member vacancies between General Elections shall be required to submit a Synopsis to the Secretary who will then distribute the Synopsis to the Board of Directors via e-mail within two weeks prior to the next scheduled Board of Directors meeting for voting in accordance with the Vacancy provisions of the Elections Procedures.

 

 

 

Memorial Day Parade:

Paul Weavers, Parade Coordinator, stated that he had heard from 10 owners of Model A cars who wanted to participate in the parade.

 

Per Mike Grady, Torrance Fire Department approved CERT alumni members to participate in the Redondo Beach Memorial Day Parade.

 

Peter DePortillo said that due to time constraints, his auto and bike contacts were unable to participate

in the Memorial Day Parade for 2005.

 

Lisa Burke advised that Manhattan Beach Fire Department was not able to participate in the Memorial Day Parade for 2005.

 

Paul Weavers is seeking volunteers to carry the RBCERT banner.

 

Per Garth McWhorter, volunteers are asked to assemble at 9:00 am to prepare for step-off at

10:00 am.

 

 

 

Website (Valerie and Loren):
 
Information regarding Class 29 is updated
Photo Gallery is not updated.
Pictures of Lisa Burke and Peter DePortillo are needed.
 
 
Calendar:
Alisa Zells provides monthly updates. No further information required.
 
Phone List and addresses of Board Members:
Margot Hoffman advised that no changes were required at this time.   

 

Funding & Equipment:

Honda has not decided whether they are loaning or giving a generator to RBCERTAA.

Boeing Aircraft has not approved RBCERT back packs at this time.

Per Mike Grady another $1,000.00 is needed for a trailer.

 

Phone Tree:

Julie Treher

 

Jennifer Adam advised that she had 50 people who have yet to call her back. She stated that she called 435 people who were listed on the phone tree. She explained that many of the people who she spoke to

stated that they were not interested in participating in RBCERT at this time.  

 

Boutique CERT:

Julie stated that she needed more medium embroidered polo shirts. The order for new shirts was tabled

until the June 7th meeting.

 

The 5 inch decals (which were over-runs from the last bag order) need to be ordered.  The price of

hats needs to dropped to $7.00 each.

 

Since we have run out of orange jackets, Peter DePortillo does not have one. Julie is looking into getting pricing of new jackets.

 

Graduation Day Drill Committee:

Progress is ongoing. No new information.

 

Tracking of Volunteer hours:

No new information was provided.

 

Randy’s Scholarship Committee:

Discussion is tabled at the present time.

 

Patriot Day event documentation:

Monty Ruth is obtaining broadcast quality film from classes to create a 30 second Public Service Announcement spot, in addition to a 30 minute tape for more extensive coverage of RBCERTAA activities.

 

Open House Committee:

Alisa Zells is looking for volunteers from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Station #1. Sign up sheets for CERT classes will be available.  Peter DePortillo will work most of the day. Bob Heil can work in the morning.  Per Garth McWhorter, Chief Engler will be communicating with Chief Luman (RB Police Department) about getting some bicycles from the RB property locker. Lisa Burke is trying to get some bags. Raffle

Tickets will cost 50 cents.

 

Video/Photo Committee:

Progress is on-going.

 

Parks and Recreation Guide:

Valerie Heath

 

Valerie will be coordinating RBCERT class announcements. It was suggested that Tony Israel’s name be removed as a Contact Person.

 

Announcements:

Next board meeting is on June 7, 2005.

 

Valerie Heath asked who should be the contact person for any queries she receives from the web

Site and Garth McWhorter replied that she should direct the questions to the RBCERTAA Executive

Board Members and not to the general membership.

 

Jennifer Adam asked if there was an available banner for recruitment purposes at special events.

 

Having no further business the Board Meeting was adjourned at approximately 8:45 pm, per motion

by Gary Horn and seconded by Peter De Portillo.

 

                                                                                     

                                                                                          Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

 

                                                                                          Margot Hoffman,

                                                                                          RBCERTAA Secretary

 

 

 

Minutes approved by Board on: 6/7/05