Held at the annual conference, Eugene
Presiding: Lisa Baldwin, President; Lynn Otto, Treasurer
Both Lisa Baldwin and Joy McDowell received the appreciation of the membership and the Board for their service as President and Secretary, respectively
The attending membership received ballots for the proposal about dues increases and the ballot for Board positions.
Proposal for increasing membership dues:
The discussion from members touched on:
The prudence/fairness of proposing to drop the senior category
Suggested giving monetary credit to volunteers
Suggested funds be available to help with dues and conference registration
Suggested an endowed scholarship/assistance fund in the OPA budget
Inquired about the benefits of forming units in areas not now covered?
Suggested having a secure list of contacts for member use
The motion passed unanimously to raise membership from $27 to $35, to increase two-year membership from $50 to $65, to increase student membership from $17 to $20, and to eliminate senior and family membership discounts/categories.
Voting for Board positions:
The motion passed unanimously to elect Jennifer Rood, Erik Muller, and Dale Champlin to three-year Board positions and to appoint Alan Contreras as an alternate Board member.
Minutes submitted by Erik Muller