2007 Annual Meeting

Filed under: BOK Meetings by Joseph on October 29th, 2007

Backwoods Orienteering Club 2007 Annual Meeting

October 29, 2007

The meeting was called to order by President Joseph Huberman

Financial Report

  • Income 15,000

  • Expenses 20,000

  • $5000 lose for year (includes $7600 in map fees)

  • Current assets sufficient to meet our needs

A-Meet

  • Problems occurred at last meet that was run by an external team. Map printing was a problem.

  • If we do it with team again, we may print some or all the maps or; if not, set deadlines for map production.

  • Suggested time Spring 2009

  • We should work with the contractor to make some profit on the meet.

  • A motion was made to contract with the team again under the conditions listed above for a Spring 2009 event.

Maps

  • Quote for $2000 to do 1000 maps.

  • Waterproof paper about $3240 for 1000 maps. Would have to sell waterproof maps for about $6.

  • Decision reached to buy 1000 waterproof maps.

Uwharrie National Forest

  • Suggested mapping of Birkhead Wilderness area, about a 1.5 hour drive

  • Parking could be a problem

  • Al Geiger will conduct an investigation to determine feasibility (parking, wilderness rules, etc.) and report back.

2008 Schedule (subject to park approval)

Date

Type

Location

Director(s)

December 2

Regular

Umstead North

Mihai

January 6

Regular

Umstead

Gary

January 27

Training*

Umstead

Tania and Vladimir

February 10

Regular

Raven Rock

Artem

February 24

Training*

Umstead

Bryan

March 8

Night-O

Lake Johnson

Joseph

March 16

Regular

Umstead

Michael

April 6 changed to 13 at request of Park

Regular

Umstead

Tania and Vladimir

April 20

Training*

Umstead

Artem

May 4

Regular

Schenck

Ron

June 8

Regular

Umstead

Ken and Terese

September 21

Regular

Umstead

Bryan

October 5

Training*

Umstead

Charles and Nadia

October 19

Regular

Umstead

Tania and Vladimir

November 2

Training*

Umstead

Open

November 16

Regular

Umstead

Charles and Nadia

December 7

Regular

Umstead

Artem

*Training event members only, advanced courses

Miscellaneous Items

Joseph will buy new whistles

Election of Officers

Current Slate of Officers

  • Joseph Huberman 2008 (President)

  • Gary Wiggins 2008 (Secretary)

  • Andy Humber 2006 (expired) (exp. 2009)

  • Artem (exp 2009)

  • Vladimir (exp 2010)

Outgoing officers

  • Al 2007 (expired)

  • Mike Sigmund 2006 (expired)

The new officers were unanimously approved.

Electronic Punching

  • Joseph gave a report on the pros and cons of purchasing a system

  • Artem gave a report on computer – Recommended Panasonic Tough Book. Battery life 5.5 hours. No information on battery life under different temperatures. 15 inch screen. Price $1500 + $150 for extra battery

  • Questions still exist on capacity of memory and restrictions on use of program

  • Recommendation under consideration:

    • keep meet fees the same (may change)

    • keep membership fees the same (may change)

    • rent sticks for $5 (estimate)

    • price for Student kit and 100 competitor sticks $10,000

  • Motion made and seconded that Joseph get answers to questions regarding memory and restrictions and present a recommendation to the Board for consideration. Motion unanimously approved.

  • Will need to have a planning session prior to the first meet using the electronic punch system.

Respectfully submitted, Gary Wiggins, Secretary

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