November 2008

Tangletown Neighborhood Association
Regular Meeting, Monday, November 17, 2008
Fuller Park

1. Ryan Fisher called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM.

2. The Agenda was approved.

3. The minutes of the October meeting were approved.

4.. Changes to the Bylaws were discussed.
The following changes were approved.
a. Article II, Section 1. subd. 4 was amended to read :”To be educational and advisory in nature.” (To make the provisions grammatically parallel.).
b. Mary Jane moved and Woody seconded amending Article IV, Section 4 to read: “Section 4. Election and Term of Office. Directors shall by elected by TNA members at the annual meeting to be held in June. Directors are elected to two year terms, with half of the seats up for election in even numbered years, and the remaining half up for election in odd numbered years.” An election to fill an unexpired term shall not be so counted. The Directors shall hold office until their successors have been elected and qualified. The term of office of a Director shall commence immediately following the respective election by the membership.
c. Mary Jane moved and Sarah seconded amending Article V, Section 2, A-D to read as follows: A. The President shall serve two years; B. The Vice–President shall serve two years; C. The Treasurer may serve two years; D. The Secretary may serve two years;”
d. Mary Jane moved and Woody seconded that Article VI, Section 2 be amended to read as follows: ”Section 2. Participation. Any individual who meets one of the four criteria above is a member and may participate in any TNA event. Other than for display purposes, no one shall bring placards or banners promoting special interests at a TNA meeting.”
e. Mary Jane moved and Ryan seconded amending Article VI, Section 3. to read as follows: “Voting. All members shall have the right to vote for Directors at the annual meeting.”
f. Ryan moved and Mary seconded the deletion of Article Vi, Section 4.
g. Ryan moved that the Title of Article VII be amended to read: “Meeting of TNA Members”
h. Ryan moved and Mary Jane seconded the deletion of Article VII, Section 6.
i. The language of Article VII, Section 4 was changed to read : “Section 4. Presiding Officer. The President of the TNA Board shall be the presiding officer of meetings of the membership. In the absence of the President, the Vice President shall preside. In the absence of both persons, those present may elect a President Pro
Tem for that meeting.”
j. Ryan moved and Woody seconded that Article VII, Section 7 be amended to read: “Robert’s Rules of Order will be the authority for all questions and procedures at any meeting of TNA.”

5. Tom Bolcom was unable to attend the meeting, but advised Ryan that he has put a committee together and will be meeting on December 8. Mary Jane volunteered to be the Board liaison with the committee.

6. Jerry was absent, so there was no treasurer’s report.

7. It was agreed that we would meet at a local restaurant for our holiday party. Ryan will set the date and poace by email.

8. Sarah moved and mary Jane seconded that the meeting be adjourned at approximately 8:30 PM.

Respectfully submeitted

Mary Davidson, secretary