Board of Directors

Regular Meeting -- June 20, 2010

The Board of Directors held its regular monthly meeting at 2007 Bert Avenue, Austin, TX 78704, starting at 3 pm. The following directors (constituting a quorum of the full board) were present at the meeting: President and Treasurer Kathy Lee, Vice President Tamara Vogt, Secretary Pam Chambers, Penny Chambers (by phone) and Carol Hintz. Robert McGarey (Executive Director) was also present at the meeting.

Reading of Mission Statement and Approval of Minutes

The Mission Statement was read aloud at the beginning of the meeting. Minutes from the previous meeting were read aloud. and approved.

Executive Director's Report

GoodwheelChairs. Bob has been actively networking with case managers and others who are the referral sources people turn to when they need a wheelchair. So far, nothing much has happened as a result, but he is keeping his fingers crossed. Penny says that it takes a while to build a good network, and Bob thinks he may be expecting too much. The ALS Society says they are going to donate several chairs. We picked up 10 pediatric chairs from Educare, and we have a new courier who runs a towing service, and we're very pleased with him so far, .

Repairs. Ryan didn't show up this morning but was here yesterday to supervise installing the electric in the Garage apartment.. Allen and Bob put insulation from the garage apt above the new office. They could only stay up in the attic for 4 minutes at a time. But the work seems to be making a big difference in the office. Mark was here to check on doing the tile and install the plumbing fixtures. Carol has been very diligent as volunteer coordinator.

Finances. Bob passed out the cash analysis sheet and took us through the items. Penny is looking at a long term fundraising.. She thinks we need to find a friend to help us through the current year, and in 2011 we need to find a way to cover the mortgage balloon payment. She thinks we need to be actively working on these parts of our financial situation. The board decided that if we can't rent the two apartments out to an intern by the middle of next months, we'll rent them out to members.

Interns. We discussed the potential interns, and the board wants to meet with them.

Action Items Lists. Bob asked everyone to report to Penny weekly on their progress with their tasks.

Since there was no further business, the meeting adjourned at around 4:32 pm.

Minutes submitted by Pam Chambers, Secretary, June 20, 2010.