Board members Present: Yusuf Quidwai (President); Garry Swartz (President –Elect), Gerald Apple(Coordinating Secretary); Skeet Gaul (Treasurer); Mike Shephard ( ESD #189); Chuck Filippini (ESD# 101); Gail Wilson (ESD#171); David Slipp (ESD # 113); Mike Heinlen (ESD #121)
The meeting was called to order by Yusuf Quidwai- President
Yusuf discussed a need for changes in our constitution and philosophy.
Gale Wilson mentioned to Yusuf that he should write something up and our board members would get an opportunity to react to it in writing
Welcome our new Board President Elect- Garry Swartz
Appointed Coordinating Secretary (Gerald Apple) & Treasurer (Skeet Gaul) for another year.
It was mentioned that we should base the stipend for the coordinating secretary, treasurer and website manager on the number of hours they work per year for the association. But these individuals that are receiving a stipend should NOT include the hours they work in coordinating the fall conference. Gerry will receive $300 as Coordinating secretary, Skeet will receive $400 as the Treasurer and Teri will receive $500 as the website master. Each year we need to revisit the amount of these stipends according to the hours that are put it for each of these positions
We discussed membership contracts, it was agreed that they will be signed at the February meeting
September Board Minutes-Gerry Apple
SADD report-Gerry Apple
Coordinating Secretary’s Report- Gerry Apple
Senior Driving Report- The consensus was that we need to pay instructors for teaching the senior driving course. Gerry mentioned that the minimum charge for the course should be $10. Chuck stated that ½ of all the fees paid by the attendees should go to the instructor of the course. A motion was made by Gale Wilson and seconded by Mike Heinlen that Gerry write up a report for the senior driving course for the next meeting. The motion passed.
Treasurer’s Report- Skeet Gaul Currently, we have approximately $19,000 in our account. Skeet gave a very accurate account of our expenses and income.
Website Report- Teri Gaul
Teri has put in over 200 hours this year on the website. Everyone agrees that she has done a wonderful job on the website.
A motion was made by Mike Shephard and seconded by Skeet to accept the Consent agenda items. The motion passed.
In looking at the lobbyist survey results, there was not enough interest amongst the WTSEA members to pay for a lobbyist. It would cost at least $17,000 to pay for a lobbyist. The money is NOT there!!! The PDSA paid this much for a lobbyist and they were able to get a bill passed as a law for training 18 to 24 year olds who had never taken driver education before
We will invite a person from Zillah HS to the next board meeting to represent ESD #105.
Fred will serve one more year as the ESD #112 representative and his position will be up for re-election next fall.
Mike Shephard will be the new ESD #189 representative because Garry Swartz is now the President-Elect. Mike’s position will be up for re-election next fall at the TSE conference.
It was mentioned by Mike Heinlen that each representative should know who the WTSEA members are in their region what their contact information is. Skeet said he would have this information ready for the next board meeting. Skeet said that there are currently 134 members in our association.
-Door Prizes- David Slipp Mike Shephard stated $600 should be allotted for door prizes to give David some leeway in case he had the opportunity to buy some good door prizes for a very reasonable price. -Awards- Chuck Filippini Chuck said that $100 was very reasonable for getting the awards for the conference -Target Zero Program Yusuf authorized Skeet and Gerry to go to the WTSC “Target Zero” Program at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, WA. Yusuf wants these individuals to ask why Target Zero does not promote TSE in the public schools. Skeet wrote a letter to the WTSC concerning promoting TSE in the public schools and he did get a reply back from the commission.
2015 - 2016 Budget
We will okay a budget for 2015-2016 for $19,000. Our income off next year’s fall conference will be $4,000 greater because we are NOT having it at a hotel according to Gerry and Skeet.
We will discuss the 2016 and 2017 fall conferences at the February board meeting.
The meeting was adjourned at 12:05. The next meeting will be held on Saturday, February 27th at CWU.
Minutes respectfully submitted by Gerald Apple Coordinating Secretary