December 2004 Board Meeting Minutes
	by Tom Blinn December 1, 2004

The meeting was called to order at 6:45 by Rich Davis. In attendance were Rich Davis, Paul Michali, Tom Blinn, David Harrison, George Bixby, Walter Wolf, Dana Sion, Michael Morin, Gordon Geick, Bruce Allen, Allen Goddu, Diane Goddu, and a few others.

Due to the low attendance by voting board members, there was no quorum.

Minutes from the November 3rd meeting were distributed.

Financial Report

Mike Lussier was not present. Rich Davis noted that some of the expenses reported in October as part of the $10000 net loss for the year were in fact acquisition of assets, such as the automobile purchased for use in driving events, or deposits to reserve future access to services, such as the use of a track date at Club Motorsport if and when they are able to open their new track for our use. The amount of these "non-expenses" is said to be about $4000, so the net loss for the 2004 calendar year is closer to $6000 than $10000.

Details will be provided when the year end report is available, presumably in January 2005.

Membership Report

Paul Michali noted that we have four new chapter members this month.

Social Report

No social committee report was presented. It was noted that the holiday party has been cancelled due to the shortage of ready cash to pay for it.

New Business

There was extensive and sometimes heated discussion about the state of the chapter. At least part of the discussion related to the cost and quality of track events. Other concerns related to the challenge of drawing more of the membership into a more active role in the chapter, whether by coming to driving or social activities or serving on committees or as officers. The discussion was lively and far reaching, and it was impossible to capture all of it for the minutes.

There are candidates for all of the board positions except Treasurer. Rich Davis, current president, indicated that if no one else is willing to serve in that role, and if he is elected as president for the coming year, he would fill both roles until someone can be identified to serve as Treasurer. This lead to some concerns that he would be overloaded with all of the things he is trying to do to support the chapter.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:30 pm.