Board of Directors

Annual Meeting of Membership and Board -- March 21, 2010

The Board of Directors held its annual meeting at 2007 Bert Avenue, Austin, TX 78704, starting at 1:15 pm. The following directors (constituting a quorum of the full board) were present at the meeting: President Kathy Lee and Treasurer Pam Chambers, Robert McGarey (Executive Director), Carol Hintz, Tamara Vogt and Penny Chambers (by phone) were also present at the meeting.

Annual Membership Meeting

At the start of the board meeting, the board noted that according to our bylaws all current board members would need to take a year off from board membership, since they have already served two terms on the board. This seems like it would be damaging to the organization, since it would eliminate all current members as well as their memory and perspective on what we have accomplished so far. So it was moved and unanimously resolved to approve a one-time exception to that rule and allow the current board members to serve a third term.

Then the annual membership meeting was convened. The following members (constituting a quorum of 10% of the full voting membership) were present: Carol Hintz, Pam Chambers and Robert McGarey. The membership unanimously re-elected Kathy Lee and Pam Chambers as members of the board. There being no further business, the annual membership meeting was adjourned, and the board meeting was resumed.

Reading of Mission Statement and Approval of Minutes

The Mission Statement was read aloud. Minutes from the February 21st and March 7th meetings were read aloud and approved.

Vacant Board Positions and Election of Officers

The board unanimously appointed Tamara Vogt to the unexpired term of Position 1, Carol Hintz to the unexpired term of Position 2, and Penny Chambers to the unexpired term of Position 3. The following board officers were elected: Kathy Lee as President and Treasurer, Pam Chambers as Secretary, and Tamara Vogt as Vice President.

Executive Director's Report

Update and Background. Bob provided some background information about the Center's financial situation, bingo, GoodwheelChairs, and so forth for the incoming board members. It was suggested that we could contact the Dell Children's Hospital and Dylan's connection at Seton Hospital to see if they need children's wheelchairs, and Hospice and rehab centers such as Seton for other wheelchairs.

Given the new schedules of board members, it was decided to hold future board meetings from 2:30 to 4:30 on the third Sunday of each month.

Since there was no further business, the meeting adjourned at 3 pm.

Minutes submitted by Pam Chambers, Secretary, March 21, 2010.