September 22, 2016Kirtland Temple Visitor’s Center Theatre, Kirtland, OhioBrian Hales, President, called the meeting to order at 6:03 PM.  There were approximately 72 members in attendance.  The agenda is Exhibit #1.On a motion by Jessie Embry, second by R. Jean Addams, the 6.3.16 minutes were approved as written.Announcements

  • Lew Weigand passed on
  • Alexander W. Doniphan Community Service Award event announcement
  • Reed Russell is the JW Books Manager working with Jill Brim from the board
  • Ron Romig received the MHA Best Biography Award and a second certificate was given to JWHA
  • Please note there is an error in your program – Friday afternoon sessions 251, 252, 253, 254 begin at 4:30 not at 4:00 as printed
  • Fall newsletter to be electronic only – we want your feedback
  • The fall journal will be mailed to you- e version will be sent out shortly
  • Please wear your name tags throughout the conference and to the banquet(s)
  • This year the tour is included in your registration fee – you have been assigned a tour group – do not switch groups
  • The Visitor Center & Grounds are smoke and pet free
  • No food or beverage allowed in the Temple
  • No restrooms in the Temple- restrooms are located in the Visitor’s Center and in the Community of Christ Church
  • Visit the Mercantile where you will find JW Books titles for sale
  • Join us for the Reunion Photo Shoot – Friday after lunch – see your program for details
  • Remember to purchase your chance to ring the Temple bell Sunday morning. Tickets are on sale $5 each until 5:30 PM Saturday at registration.  The winning ticket will be drawn and announced at the President’s Banquet, Saturday night.
  • If you are a session chair – return your packet to registration when you’ve completed your sessions
  • Some sessions will take place across the street at the Community of Christ Church in their Sanctuary – carefully cross the street.
  • Silent auction and on-line auction – both equally need your support. See your program for details
  • 2017 JWHA Annual Conference will be held in Nauvoo, Illinois, September 21 – 24
  • Hymn Fest in the Kirtland Temple Sunday Morning 9:00 AM

2015 Financial Report – Biloine Young$428,631.86 in accounts2015 Audit Report – Christin Mackay$25,367 on hand$251, 895 unrestricted$97,067 restricted$2,250 liabilities$374,329 assetsQuestion: Who did the audit? Dechant and Alpers LLCAudits cost between $3000 and $5000- at the board last meeting we approved a change of audits as often as we feel they are needed. Reviews are less expensive but will give us nearly the same information.Nominations and election – nominees to stand as they are announced

  1. President Elect Nominee – Sherry Mesle-Morain
    1. Nominations from the floor
    2. Jessie Embry moved nominations cease. Bill Russell seconded
  2. Board of Directors Nominees – Kyle Walker and Jason Smith
    1. Nominations from the floor?
    2. R. Jean Addams moved nominations cease-Sharon Wood seconded
  3. Nomination of four members to serve on Nominating Committee
    1. Mark Staker-nominated by Jessie Embry
    2. David Howlett-nominated by Bill Russell
    3. Rachel Killebrew-nominated by Christin Mackay
    4. Michael Marquardt- nominated by R. Jean Addams

Jessie Embry moves nominations cease-R. Jean Addams secondedMark Scherer moved for a vote of confidence for Peter Judd, President Elect-Bill Russell SecondedVoteBallots collected/tally/reportAndrew Bolton presented on the British Isles.Brian Hales, President adjourned the meeting at 5:39 PM.