Annual Meeting at Kansas City, MI
September 28, 2019
- Howard Spencer
- Warren Brown
- Dave Sortore
- Nigel Ellis
- Wendell Wahlstedt
- Mark Rater
- Pat Conroy
- Jack Hirschman
- Chris Gates
- Call to Order Howard
- Call for Quorum Dave
- Approval of Minutes August 15, 2019. Dave
Motion to Approve Warren
- Invocation Howard
- President’s Remarks Howard
State of the Organization
Social Media Platforms
Collecting Oral Histories
- Treasurer’s Report Jack
VOS savings account through August 31, 2019, $13,789.64. Gain of $600.00 vs last year.
Year to date income $2535.00. This includes member dues $625.00, member classification change $15.00, sales of coins $45.00, newsletter donations $30.00, and scholarship donations $820.00.
Expenses this year to date $1343.15. This includes credit card fee $123.15, Safety and Health Historical Society donation$500.00, Website $475.00 and SHHOFI storage $245.00. Net Income $1191.85.
Details regarding Scholarship donation of $820.00. Ten people provided this donation and will be reported in the next VOS Newsletter.
Discussions regarding deposit of scholarship funds in ASSP Foundation 90 days following dues invoicing will be considered at next conference.
- Membership Committee Jack
New member Darrel Hill. Passing of VOS member Clair Hay, a former Life Member.
David Nurse notified of his retirement and resignation from VOS.
- VOS Newsletter Warren
VOS Newsletter in process. Plan to distribute in December 2019. In the future two VOS Newsletters will be published annually in June and December.
Decision to use 8.5″ x 11.5″ paper. Planned Newsletter contents thank you letter from VOS scholarship receiver Kelsie Finch who is now a graduate of Indiana University and working as a Safety Consultant.
- Awards Dave
Two VOS members this past May 2019 received the coveted Fellow of American Society of Safety Professionals designation. They are Warren Brown and Nigel Ellis. The announcement was made this past summer in the ASSP Journal.
- SHHOFI Pat
Joint meeting with Joanne Kurt-Hilditch PhD. Senior Director Missouri Safety Center and Dianna Bryant PhD. Associate Professor Crisis and Disaster Management Institute for Rural Emergency Management University of Central Missouri.
Objective to consider CMU for an institutional home for the Safety and Health Hall of Fame. Discussions of CMU facilities and resources. SHHOFI materials reviewed that included documents, books, inventions, files, support data and 70 plaques. Estimated five pallets of materials.
CMU representatives indicated a positive response regarding provision of logistical support for SHHOFI. Plans made for a joint visit to Warrensburg, Missouri that included a VOS Board of Directors Task Force to evaluate suitability of the UCM facilities. Visit scheduled for September 30, 2019. Results to be communicated to the VOS Board at next Conference.
- Bi Laws Chris
Proposed Bi Law changes were E-mailed to VOS Board members October 1, 2019. These proposed changes pertained to proxy designations for meetings, local chapters and student chapters. These changes will need to be voted on at next VOS Conference.
- VOS Memorial Service Wendell
A memorial service was conducted for deceased VOS members Clair Hay and Robert Marshall. Both longtime members of VOS .
- Transfer of Presidency Warren
Ceremony conducted to transfer the VOS Presidency from Howard Spencer to incoming VOS president Mark Rater.
Howard will now assume the position of Dean of Ambassadors.
- Next Meeting Mark
The next VOS Conference Call is scheduled for October 17, 2019 @ 3:00 PM CT.
- Meeting Adjournment Mark
Motion to Adjourn Warren