Minutes for meeting of NNJM
When: Sunday, May 11, 2014
Where: 71 Becker Avenue, Rochelle Park, NJ (Angela's home)
Who attended: Robert Curtis, Angela Daidone, Bill Holzmann, Juliette Holzmann
Bob called the meeting to order at 12:18 p.m. The meeting scheduled for Feb. 9, 2014,
did not take place due to failure of a quorum. By unanimous consent over the internet, the
Executive Committee agreed to accept the minutes of the previous meeting as well as
other issues to be discussed, including this meeting date/time/place.
Local secretary's report
a. Bob stated that there has been no activity to date by Richard Smith, who had been
formerly approved as the Gifted Children Program Coordinator. There was
interest by another party but she is not a Mensa member and therefore cannot
serve in that capacity.
b. Bob also stated that the ExComm, via internet, approved Miriam's expenditures
for tables and other testing expenditures.
Bill presented the treasurer's report, which included the current budget, savings account
and expected expenditures/revenue.
Among the issues discussed were the renewal of the domain name, reimbursement of
Miriam's testing expenses, Nisha's essay/scholarship expenses (not yet submitted) and
updated documentation for our bank account. Bill said he will work on contacting our
scholarship winner for a presentation of the check and possible a photo op.
IMprint editor's report
Juliette repeated that she will happily accept editorial contributions to fill the newsletter
pages. Angela said she will check with a website she is writing for about using her twice-
monthly column in the newsletter.
Juliette also proposed combining the July/August issue of IMprint due to her scheduling
conflict this summer.
Keith was not in attendance so we did not discuss at length the lecture series and
proposed purchase of magnets that had been previously on the agenda.
We also discussed the possibility of having the Coffee Fundraiser (in Maywood) in the
fall, as the spring dates did not work out as planned.
We set a tentative date for the annual picnic – the proposed date is Sunday, August 10
with a rain date of August 17. Bill is going to check with the county about securing
permits for the same spot as last year.
We also had an inquiry from a party who wished to take the Mensa test but could not
afford the testing fee and subsequent membership fees. Bob said he was going to look
into whether National had any provisions for this kind of situation. The consensus was to
check with National instead of taking this on within our chapter.
Angela moved to adjourn the meeting, with Bill seconding the motion. Meeting was
adjourned at 1:12 p.m.