RMC Ex Board meeting on 9/30/2014

Agenda items reviewed & decisions made:

  1. For people that make reservations for our meetings & then then don’t show up we will send out a somewhat friendly reminder that owe us for the meeting that they had reserved for

  2. Candidates, Speakers, Students & 1st time Guests

Our cost for lunches $18, dinners $32

Candidates are to pay for their meals
Speakers are to be comped
Students meals are to charged  $ 5 luncheon meeting & $15 dinner meeting
1st time Guests are to be charged $10 lunch’s & $ 16 dinners
(A 1st time guest information sheet is to be developed & then given out to a 1st time guest or
guests so that the guest can complete the needed information requested for our membership
group to follow up on)

  1. There is a strong need for a membership committee & chairman to promote & get new members &   renewals – an active search will done to get this group active

  2. Nominations for our 5 member board – a simple nomination form will be developed & then send out via email to all members 2 weeks prior to our Oct. meeting- also at our Oct. meeting nominations can be made from the floor including providing a completed nomination form

  3. At the Nov. meeting voting will take place – ballots will be counted & winners announced

  4. The new board will be installed at the Dec. Christmas Party

  5. A prior review & decision will be made at our Oct Tuesday 28th Ex. Board meeting (4 pm at the GOP offices) pertaining to the continuation of our 2015 meeting room / meals contract with the Atlantis –
    also during the month of Oct we will get a quote from the Peppermill – our current contract runs out at the end of Dec.

  6. Combined or Joint Republican clubs Christmas Party which will take place on Thursday Dec. 18thstarting at 6 pm at the Atlantis – Caroline Smith & Marion Bond are co-chairs for the event and good progress is being made, will keep all updated as time passes

8 a.  Each club that will participate will have a charity they have selected to donate to in the spirit Christmas giving – our club is thinking of giving member donations to the Wounded Warrior project or the N. Nevada Food Bank

  1. We have started to review meeting themes & speakers for the 1st quarter of 2015 – your input is welcome
    Contact Ray Rocha at nevadarocha@yahoo.com  or Gary Martin at g_martin@ml.com (our program chair) with your suggestions

RMC Ex Board meeting on 01/14/2014

RMC Republican Men’s Club Meeting #1
Northern Nevada (RMCNV)
Executive Board Meeting
January 14, 2014
890 Mill Street, Suite 102
Reno, NV 89502

6 PM to 7:30 PM

In Attendance:
President Ray Rocha
Vice President Pat Shea
Treasure Bill Myer
Secretary Bill Conrad
Board Member Sean Barnhill
Board Member Ken Koeppe

Not in Attendance:
Board Member Gary Martin
Board Member Bob Doxey
Board Member Sheldon Weber

Also in attendance:
Caroline Smith
Gary Duarte
John Holman (GOP Finance Chairman)

January’s Special Meeting:
1. Date was corrected
2. Members not in attended were added
3. Minutes approved by Pat Share

Agenda:
1. Membership
2. Treasure’s Report
3. General Meetings
4. Articles of Incorporation/Bylaws
5. Next board meeting /General meeting

Membership:
1. Pat Shea to be Membership Chair. After some discussion, he accepted.

Treasure’s Report by Bill Myer:
1. December Year End
a. Received $ 15,655
b. Spent $ 15,472
c. Net Increase $183
d. Ending Balance $4572

  1. Sean Barhill asked how the RMC make more money. Caroline Smith said how they explained what they charge people who do not show up. Barnhill spoke of using Radio, American Matters Media to build membership (idea tabled)

Special Events:
1. Lincoln Day (At Pepper Mill) – Request for the club by the Washoe GOP Diane Baranowski sent out a notice about a gift basket suggesting that each club donate $100. Barnhill motioned to improve, Seconded by Rocha and unanimously approved.
2. Table for Lincoln Day – Ray Rocha brought up request from Reno GOP Chairman Tom Taber that we buy 2 tables (32 slots) $65 per person does not include VIP reception:
a. Bill Conrad Committed to 4 tickets
b. Pat Shea Committed to 2 tickets
c. Ray Rocha Committed to 2 tickets
3. Noted by Ray Rocha that the State Central Committee will be in town and is another source to sell tickets
4. GOP Golf Tournament presented by John Holman. The tournament is on Monday, May 12, 2014 at Hidden Valley Country Club. John Holman requested that RMC be the host for the tournament, which requires that we provide manpower and organization. Pat Shea made a motion that the MRC sponsors a hole. Supported unanimously. Note there was never a vote to host the event but from listing to the discussion the intent was to sponsor the program.

General Meeting:

  1. Three speakers:
    a. Pieter Droog speaking on “Pronet”
    b. Ben Gaul speaking on “Why is it popular to be a Liberal”
    c. Adam Laxalt “Running for Nevada Attorney General

Articles of Incorporation/By-Laws: (deferred)
Ray Rocha said he would call a special meeting at the GOP office some time in February.

General Meeting 11:30 to 1:00 PM
Board Meeting 10:00 to 10:30
10:00 A.M., Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at the Atlantis, followed by the general meeting.

POC for notes is: Bill Conrad, Secretary, Cell 775-233-8065,
Email: william.b.conrad@gmail.com

RMC Ex Board meeting on 12/19/2013

RMC Republican Men’s Club
Northern Nevada (RMCNN)
Board Meeting
December 19, 2013
890 Mill Street, Suite 102
Reno, NV

6 PM to 7:30 PM

In Attendance:
President Ray Rocha
Vice President Pat Shea
Treasure Bill Myer
Secretary Bill Conrad
Board Member Gary Martin
Board Member Sean Barnhill

Agenda:
1. Membership
2. Special Events
3. General Meetings
4. Articles of Incorporation/Bylaws
5. Next board meeting /General meeting

Membership:
1. After a general discussion of membership, Pat Shea was recommended and asked to volunteer to be Membership Chair. After some discussion, he accepted.
2. The board believes that we are losing touch with current members and that we should build a phone tree as our first priority. We also need to develop an outreach program to minorities. Shan Barnhill volunteers to serve on the committee.
3. Bill Myers’ membership letter was approved. Bill was asked to email the letter to the membership with a link to PayPal.
4. Future projects for membership are to:
a. Develop a presentation with pamphlet and web presence
b. Volunteer to speak and network with other clubs
c. Change articles of incorporation to make the club more inclusive (broaden the membership).

Special Events:
1. We need a Special Events Chairman
2. Pat Shea recommended that we focus on one major event. Ray Rocha suggested that we have one major event with four smaller quarterly events.
3. Hot August Nights and Star Spangled Sparks are good events that will give the club exposure and access to Republican registration. Also, a possible dinner around Hot August Nights for out of area Republicans to join and meet local Republicans. The cost and requirements for Star Spangled Sparks was discussed. The cost of a ten by ten space was $200 and to prepare food you need a $100 health license.
4. Pat Shea stressed that this is an election year and additional planning will be needed to set up forums. Last election cycle we had four forums.

General Meeting:
1. We need a General Meeting Chairman
2. Discussion of pricing for general lunches and evening dinners. For lunches, $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
3. Develop a web page tied to PayPal and credit cards to accept advance payment for general meetings and special events.
4. The next two meetings are lunch meetings in January and February and in March is a dinner meeting.
5. For January’s lunch meeting the speakers are Manny Martinez, http://www.linkedin.com/pub/manny-martinez/13/483/672, and Pieter Droog (Toastmasters ACG, ALB) http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=39797899&locale=en_US&trk=tyah2&trkInfo=tas%3Apieter%20dro%2Cidx%3A1-1-1 There is a possibility that Manny Martinez may not be able to attend to due a family commitment. An alternate needs to be identified.
6. For February’s lunch meeting is State Senator Mark Hutchinson, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Hutchison_(politician) and Chuck Reno Candidate for Mayor of Reno http://www.renoforreno.com/About-Chuck.html each will speak for 15 minutes and answer questions for 15 minutes.
7. For March’s dinner meeting the speaker will be Sue Lowden, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sue_Lowden
8. Future Recommended Speakers:
a. Candidates for June Primary
b. Tim Wolfe – Margins Tax
c. Congressman Mark Amodei
9. Future Topics:
a. Affordable Care Act
b. Margins Tax
10. For meetings at the Atlantis, the Secretary will insure that there is a computer and set up for Power Point presentations.

Articles of Incorporation/By-Laws:
1. Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws to be discussed and reviewed at the January 14 Board of Directors meeting.
2. Bill Myers will lead the development of new modifications to the By-Laws and if needed/if able the Articles of Incorporations will be modified. The current By-Laws are restrictive.
3. Topics:
a. Pat Shea’s first suggestion as membership chairman is that we look at the class of membership; in order to be more inclusive, we should allow women to have full membership and voting rights. All supported this change at the meeting.
b. Dues should not be prorated but instead paid annually and renewed on the anniversary date (month) of joining. We need to look at the process of how we collect dues.
c. Meeting locations and Charitable Organization was a possible technical issue.

Next Board Meeting /General Meeting:
10:00 A.M., Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at the Atlantis followed by the general meeting.

POC for notes is: Bill Conrad, Secretary, Cell 775-775-4276,
Email: william.b.conrad@gmail.com

RMC Ex Board meeting on 9/30/2014

Agenda items reviewed & decisions made:

1. For people that make reservations for our meetings & then then don’t show up we will send out a somewhat friendly reminder that owe us for the meeting that they had reserved for
2. Candidates, Speakers, Students & 1st time Guests
     Our cost for lunches $18, dinners $32
    Candidates are to pay for their meals
    Speakers are to be comped
    Students meals are to charged  $ 5 luncheon meeting & $15 dinner meeting
    1st time Guests are to be charged $10 lunch’s & $ 16 dinners
       (A 1st time guest information sheet is to be developed & then given out to a 1st time guest or
guests so that the guest can complete the needed information requested for our membership
group to follow up on)
3. There is a strong need for a membership committee & chairman to promote & get new members &   renewals – an active search will done to get this group active
4. Nominations for our 5 member board – a simple nomination form will be developed & then send out via email to all members 2 weeks prior to our Oct. meeting- also at our Oct. meeting nominations can be made from the floor including providing a completed nomination form
5. At the Nov. meeting voting will take place – ballots will be counted & winners announced
6. The new board will be installed at the Dec. Christmas Party
7. A prior review & decision will be made at our Oct Tuesday 28th Ex. Board meeting (4 pm at the GOP offices) pertaining to the continuation of our 2015 meeting room / meals contract with the Atlantis –
also during the month of Oct we will get a quote from the Peppermill – our current contract runs out at the end of Dec.
8. Combined or Joint Republican clubs Christmas Party which will take place on Thursday Dec. 18thstarting at 6 pm at the Atlantis – Caroline Smith & Marion Bond are co-chairs for the event and good progress is being made, will keep all updated as time passes
   8 a.  Each club that will participate will have a charity they have selected to donate to in the spirit Christmas giving – our club is thinking of giving member donations to the Wounded Warrior project or the N. Nevada Food Bank
9. We have started to review meeting themes & speakers for the 1st quarter of 2015 – your input is welcome
Contact Ray Rocha at nevadarocha@yahoo.com  or Gary Martin at g_martin@ml.com (our program chair) with your suggestions

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