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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes Sept 6, 2013

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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

September 6, 2013

Fort Valley, Georgia

Called to order by Rick Godfrey

Attending:  Rick Godfrey, Danny Evans, Alex Khoury, Danny Meadows, Greg Hoyt, and Jim Sewell.

Membership Present: Harry Faircloth, Jimmy Nelms, Pam Nelms, Rebecca Hoyt, Kenneth McNiel, Cindy Lou McAnally

Action: Vote:
Motion:  Rick Godfrey

Second:  Danny Meadows

To adopt the GBA Logo usage policy as presented

Approved

6-0

Follow-up:  Alex to prepare licensing agreement

Motion:  Greg Hoyt

Second:  Rick Godfrey

To recognize a “Team of the Year” and a “Top 5” in each category with a small banner at the end of the year

Approved

6-0

Motion:  Danny Meadows

Second:  Danny Evans

To hold a year-end awards banquet

Approved

6-0

Action:  Alex Khoury

Adoption of Bylaws as previously amended

No vote required

Motion:  Greg Hoyt

Second:  Alex Khoury

To prohibit recording of Board Meetings

Approved

4-2

Motion:  Danny Evans

Second:  Rick Godfrey

Not to fill board vacancy at this time

Approved

4-1

 1 abstention

Motion:  Danny Meadows

Second:  Danny Evans

To require contests to pay down to 5th place

Amendment:  Jim Sewell

Second:  Alex Khoury

To require contests to pay down to 5th place only if the contest has 25 or more teams

Approved as amended

6-0

Motion: Jim Sewell

Second: Alex Khoury

To end requirement that judges fill out comment cards for scores of 8

Failed

0-6

Motion:  Greg Hoyt

Second:  Danny Meadows

To suspend the GBA Membership of the Pit Master of any team that fails to pay in full for their participation in a GBA sanctioned event until the Contest is made whole, including any fees, charges, or reasonable expenses incurred by the Contest in pursuit of what is owed

Approved

6-0

Motion:  Danny Meadows

Second:  Rick Godfrey

To create a bylaws committee to consider and recommend changes to the GBA bylaws

Approved

6-0

Greg Hoyt, Jim Sewell, Alex Khoury, and Danny Meadows to serve on the committee

Motion: Rick Godfrey

Second:  Danny Meadows

To create a membership committee to consider and recommend changes to GBA membership

Approved

6-0

Rick Godfrey, Danny Evans, Danny Meadows, and Alex Khoury to serve on the committee

Motion:  Greg Hoyt

Second:  Jim Sewell

To use rock, paper, scissors to break all ties currently broken by a coin toss

Failed

2-3

1 abstention

Announcement:  Danny Meadows

Budget correction

No vote required

Announcement:  Danny Meadows

Officers to track judge seating

No vote required

Third-Party Business Proposal:

For GBA to sponsor online store

Rejected

Third-Party Business Proposal:

For GBA to buy a booth at the Country Music Awards (cost $4,500)

Rejected

Motion:  Danny Evans

Second:  Danny Meadows

To adjourn the meeting

Approved

6-0

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