MINUTES FROM MCA NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING Jan 10, 2018 13:44:04 GMT -5
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Minutes of the National Board of Directors Regular Meeting
Mustang Club of America
October 15, 2017
Executive Committee Report
Jeff Mays, MCA President discussed highlights of the MCA National shows and events through the year and the work put out by the many volunteers while thanking them for their service. He spoke of ways to assist with MCA’s goal of providing donations to charities and reported that MCA made a $10,000 donation at the Grand National to Children’s Mercy Hospital of Kansas City. The Chair then made the motion to accept the Actions of the Executive Committee.
The motion passed.
Finance Committee Report:
MCA Treasurer Maryann Rago announced $967,111.71 in banking (Checking/Savings) assets at the end of September and will look to publish an end of year statement for distribution.
The Nominations Committee presented the election results with the following members listed in alphabetical order, elected for two year seats (2018-2019.)
Donna Arends, Jimmy Austin, Don Blackstock, Bob Frender, Barb Hein, Frank Morales, Ralph Perkins, Laurie Slawson, Eric Tucker, Chris Waddle, James Weber and Randy Weldon.
The following runners up will be available as listed in order to the BOD for nomination should any board member should vacate a position during 2018: Paul Jones, Manuela Mancin, Chris Ponder, Leon Luck, Paul Abbott, David Thomas, and Steve Boresow.
On electing George Valeri into the Mustang Hall of Fame, the vote was in Favor.
The committee is working on ‘housekeeping” with all contracts and to maintain better recordkeeping for future committees to work with.
J.P. Weber stated the Bylaws committee will research voting history and work with Regional Directors and other committees to seek ideas to try and identify ways to remove voter apathy in MCA elections.
John Rago presented Brian Pate and Donald Farr of Mustang Times and they discussed printing and postage cost savings with a new contract through 2020. The committee proposed to continue the current contract for three more years and to continue seeking cost savings.
The motion passed.
Steve Prewitt brought forward the show guidelines with some minor changes, to include having Tech inspection closing at 10am on Saturday instead of 11am, ending the MCA subsidy on the Conservator class which was previously voted in for three years (since expired) and Motosho was added in, removing the paper registrations listing. The guidelines updates were presented for a vote. The motion passed.
Cesar Garcia is looking for a first quarter 2018 unveiling of the new MCA website with beta testing to start as soon as possible.
Eric Tucker and John Dettori informed the board that they would like to find ways to enhance the benefits for members and clubs outside of the United States to entice more of a worldwide interest.
The Chair placed the Board at ease at 12:00 for lunch
The Chair called the meeting back to order at 1pm
Suzanne Beels is working on ways for all Directors to assist with retaining the members that we currently have and always asking for ideas to assist with retention.
The Judging Committee brought forward the findings of the 2017 Judges meeting and the class updates for 2018.
The Judging Committee proposed:
● OD/DD and Specialty Cars that have already earned a Red Medallion would be able to apply for a new Classic Class Medallion, which will be earned by receiving Ten Gold Awards starting in 2018, with up to two carryover golds for those that previously were awarded the Red Medallion. With the awarding of the new medallion, they would also receive the Classic d’Elegance award.
●Modified Cars class that have already earned a Red Medallion would be able to apply for a new Concept Class Medallion which will be earned by receiving Ten Gold Awards starting in 2018, with up to two carryover golds for those that previously were awarded the Red Medallion. With the awarding of the new Medallion, they would also receive the Concept d’Elegance award.
The Board of Directors accepted the motion as proposed.
Suzanne Beels passed out the new coloring book that will be on sale on the MCA marketplace with reduced pricing for clubs.
Steve Prewitt opened discussion on MCA’s charity donation program and wanted to change it to a different approach. After discussion, he made the motion that MCA would budget enough money each year to provide a $2,500.00 check to the 501.3C charity being used at each of the National events. This will allow MCA to help enhance the donation of the local hosting club.
The motion passed.
Tim Hahn, MCA Vice President, made a motion to host the Annual Banquet and Meeting in conjunction with the Barrett-Jackson auctions in Phoenix/Scottsdale AZ, over the weekend of January 19-21, 2018. The motion passed.
With no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 2:38 PM.
The next meeting will be held at the Airport Marriott, January 21, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ
Submitted by: Approved by:
Jim Keenan Jeff Mays
National Secretary MCA President