WEST POINT SOCIETY OF DENVER
Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 1130-1300
American Legion Post 1, 5400 East Yale Avenue, Denver, CO 80222
1. Call to order – Brian MacDonald at 11:30 AM
a. Six voting board members were in attendance. A quorum was not present.
b. Board members attending:
Dave Jackson Brian MacDonald Lou Schroeder Tim Griesmer
Diana Gamboa Kevin Miller
Bob Walcott (ex officio)
c. One guest in attendance: Dick Sargent USNA ‘57
2. Secretary’s Report/Approval of Minutes – Tim Griesmer
a. Approval of minutes from February 19, 2019 board of directors meeting was tabled due to lack of a quorum.
b. Approval of minutes from the March 2, 2019 general membership meeting was tabled due to lack of a quorum.
3. Treasurer’s Report – Dave Jackson
a. The Society added one lifetime member.
b. There was a discussion regarding whether the board should consider D&O insurance for board members. Lou Schroeder recommended that the board request AOG address the topic at the August Leadership Conference. Brian MacDonald will reach out to AOG to make the request.
c. Dave Jackson is evaluating and briefing potential replacements for the Treasurer’s position.
d. Approval of the Treasurer’s report was tabled due to lack of a quorum.
4. Board of Directors Officer Elections – Bob Walcott
a. Bob Walcott reviewed the revised board of directors roster affirmed at the general membership meeting on March 2, 2019. The board of directors is now 16 members, making the quorum requirement 9 members.
b. Dave Jackson announced he will not continue serving as Treasurer and is recruiting a replacement candidate.
c. Brian MacDonald indicated that he wants the communications director to take charge of the society’s social media platforms.
d. The officer elections were tabled until the next meeting due to lack of a quorum.
5. Guest Presentation – Dick Sargent USNA ‘57
a. Dick Sargent briefed the board on his efforts to recruit service academy graduates for public service opportunities. He requested access to the society’s membership information to help in this effort.
b. The board of directors does not approve of sharing the society’s membership information for non-official purposes. However, there was discussion of sending an email to the society’s members to see if they would like to share their information for the purposes of the recruitment project.
6. Distinguished Society Application – Tim Griesmer
a. Tim Griesmer reviewed current work on the 2018-2019 Distinguished Society application and received feedback from board members.
b. The application is due on June 30, 2019. Tim Griesmer will circulate an updated version to the board of directors via email.
The next board meeting will be held July 9, 2019 at 11:30 AM, at American Legion Post 1, 5400 East Yale Avenue, Denver CO 80222.
The meeting adjourned at 1:00 PM.
Submitted by: Tim Griesmer, ’02
Attachment: Treasurer’s Report May 7, 2019