Meeting Minutes January 24, 2016

Minutes of meeting 1/24/16

Attendees:  Al Kellogg, Ron Parshall, Liz Parshall, Gordon Lunn, Ron Jacobs, Linda Stoppoloni and Judy Kellogg

Called to order at 10:11 a.m.

Secretary read minutes of 8/9/15 meeting and they were accepted.

Treasurers report: As of 1/21/16 we have $8181.01 in the bank. Treasurer’s report was accepted.

New Business:

Secretary had receipts for expenses in amount of $267.37 (paid in December 2015) and new receipts of $289.79 which was paid by the Treasurer.  Our membership now stands at 617 and all members applicable have been advised to sign up for 2016/2017.  We received 54 renewals in 2015.  Judy will be sending out notices each month now that we are caught up.

Election of officers and directors per bylaws were due on January 10, 2016 and were formalized on January 24, 2016 as follows:

Al Kellogg – President

Ron Parshall – Treasurer

Judy Kellogg – Secretary

Ron Jacobs – webmaster

Linda Stoppoloni – director

Liz Parshall - director

Al has once again tried to contact Kristen Elford at Angel Island State Park and has not received a response.  Upon checking Al was informed that the visitor center and store is under construction and our inquiry regarding selling the decals may be put off until it is complete.

For the Nike Historical Society store Al is looking into the cost of T-shirts with our logo on the front as well as a missile on the back.  He is also looking into Challenge Coins.  Gordon suggested that we may want to try to sell the T-shirts in the current magazines advertising military products.  Al will advise his findings at the next meeting.

Judy received a quote for more lapel pins from the manufacturer PinSource for a quantity of 100 at $2.75 with free shipping which saves the NHS in purchasing them.  The purchase was voted on and she will proceed on Monday, January 25, 2016.  She has been reimbursed by the treasurer.

In regard to the copyright laws that Sandy Hook was contacted on by Sam McClung, we discussed it and NHS has not been included in this regard, so we will keep our design as it is.  Gordon suggested that we contact Sandy Hook to see if they want to sell our decals/patches.  Ron Parshall will email them.

Ron Jacobs is still looking into the “About Page” and will advise any information at subsequent meetings.  He has been making our website available on cellphones and he says it works well.  On our homepage he will leave the oral history information.

SF88 printed a newsletter for Winter 2015 by Al Blank.  The NHS gave $500 to SF88 and inquiries were made as to new signs being erected on roads in Headlands leading to the site.  In his newsletter Al Blank refers to the signage and we hope that our donation will help to fund this important project.

 At our next meeting we will add the NHS newsletter to the agenda for publication in 2016.  We will also discuss a reunion/picnic for Sept 2016 after discussing the date with the Nike site park ranger.  We will do up a flyer after the date is approved.

Ron Parshall has been in contact with the Chicago site and will email them to see if the NHS can provide help in any way.  Al Kellogg will also look at the trailers (tracking vans) that he has seen near Fresno.  He’ll do that when he is in that area this year.

Our next meeting will be held on April 24, 2016 in San Carlos.

Meeting adjourned 11:40.