Minutes for Meeting of NNJM

When: Sunday, November 17, 2019

Where: 71 Becker Avenue, Rochelle Park, NJ (Angela’s home)

Who attended: Robert Curtis, Angela Daidone, Bill Holzmann

Bob called the meeting to order at 1:06 p.m. The minutes of the August 11, 2019 meeting were presented and accepted by unanimous vote.

Local Secretary’s report

  1. Angela gave an update on the testing status for both her and Proctor Franck Mounier, who has held regular test sessions in Morris County. The next scheduled test is Saturday, January 4.

  2. Membership Chair Lynn Cutler has allowed her membership to lapse, making her ineligible to continue on the committee. Bob noted he has asked Frank Mounier to step in but with no success as of yet. The position will remain open until a replacement is found.

  3. Jennifer Ferrara has been scheduling activities for the Gifted Youth program, and has expressed continued interest to do so. Recently, she scheduled two outings at Montclair State University, which had positive outcomes.

  4. Keith’s request to vacate his position as Program Coordinator (expressed at the August meeting) was unanimously accepted by the committee.

  5. The chapter has received via email a request from donor Nancy Van Court to use the donated funds for the Irwin Meit Scholarship for a one-time award. Bob will reach out to Nisha, Scholarship Chair, to arrange for the additional submission process.

Treasurer’s report

Bill presented a financial report, which was unanimously approved by the committee. The chapter to date this year is in good fiscal health.

IMprint Editor’s report

Bob has resumed duties as Imprint editor. He said he was pleased that information has been received early and that all newsletters have been on schedule.

Webmaster’s report

Bob said there was a minor glitch in the website domain, and has not yet heard back from Keith in resolving the issue. (**As of this writing on Nov. 23, the issue has been resolved). Bob will continue maintenance of the website and posting of relevant information as it arrives.

Program Coordinator’s report

See above re Keith departure.

Old Business

None

New Business

Bill expressed his desire to step down as Treasurer within the next few months. Obviously, this will cause a bit of disruption in the chapter’s services but Bob will begin the process of seeking a replacement soon.

The next executive committee meeting is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, March 1 at 1 p.m. at Angela’s home, weather permitting.

Bob moved to adjourn the meeting at 1:45 p.m. with Angela seconding the motion.