August 3rd, 2012: Minutes

August 3, 2012 In Minutes

I. Call to Order

The monthly meeting of Officers and Directors of the Iowa Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators was called to order by 1st Vice President Crooks at 10:38 AM at the West Des Moines Marriot, West Des Moines, Iowa.

II. Roll Call

Roll call of Officers and Directors:

Chris Van Vleet – President – Excused
Mark Crooks – 1st Vice President –Present
John Grier – 2nd Vice President –Present
Becky Nelson – Secretary/Treasurer – Present
Greg Siembieda – Director of Investigation – Present
Zach Spykerman – Director of Insurance – Excused
David May – Director of Prosecution -Excused
Jeff Haler – Director of Detection – Present
Tony Collins – Director at Large, West – Present
Andrew Burken – Director at Large, East – Present

Also in attendance: Alan Clark

III. Secretary/Treasurers Report

1. Minutes: Motion by Director Siembieda and second by 2nd Vice President Grier to accept June meeting minutes as taken by Director Burken.  Motion unanimous.

2. Finances

a. Checkbook $19,240.74

b. Reimbursed Mark Crooks for final expenses to attend the IAAI AGM $732.99

c. Insurance $560.00

d. Board Lunch $61.36

e. Needs paid :  Kockler Co $250 for annual compilation

f. Needs paid $94.80 for General Hosting for website

g. 6 month CD $3,070.36

h. 12 month CD $3,633.80

i. 12 month CD $7,714.87

j. 6 month CD $1,424.89

k. Savings $10.36

3. New members

a. Ben Stammeyer – Iowa City Fire

b. Brandon Sobalski – Iowa City Fire

c. Troy Roth – Iowa City Fire

d. Ted Hutchinson, EE – Schaefer Engineering, Columbia, MO

e. Joe Rodriguez – Sioux City Fire

f. Motion by Director Hale and second by Director Burken to accept new member application.  Motion unanimous.

IV. Committees

1. Communications

a. Letter drafted to send to current webmaster as we are moving forward with     new webmaster.  Director Siembieda will prepare this as committee chair.

b. Page will be redesigned a little showing our information being the first thing on the page.

c. General hosting invoice needs paid.

2. Nominations

a. 1st Vice President – nomination for John Grier.

b. 2nd Vice President – nomination for Becky Nelson.

c. Secretary/Treasurer – nomination for Mark Dooley.

3. Scholarships

a. No eligible scholarship applications for 2012

V. 2012 Conference

1. Hotel

a. Site Selection Chairman Clark has made arrangements for the meals.  Prices for meals are the same as last year.

b. Marriott has recanted their 2014 bid and would like to resubmit a bid to get the Chapter to come back to their facility.

VI. 2013 Conference

1. 2nd Vice President Grier working on various topics.

VII. Good of the Chapter

1. Discussion held on officers and board members paying seminar registration.  1st Vice President Crooks will discuss with President VanVleet as he did an executive order for 2011, which follows from  the February 3, 2011 minutes:

a. Executive order for the 2011 seminar:  Officers and Directors do not pay 2011 seminar registration.  This will be an item on the agenda for the 2011 AGM for future years.  In lieu of time being expended and organizational time being donated as the officers and directors are expected to attend meetings the organization will not charge for their seminar registration as a way of showing appreciation to their employers.

VIII. Adjournment

1. The next meeting will be on September 7, 2012, at 10:00 AM, at the West Des Moines Marriott.

2. Motion by Director Haler to adjourn at 11:30 AM.  2nd by Director Siembieda.  Motion unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

Becky J. Nelson
Secretary/Treasurer
Iowa Chapter IAAI Inc.