Meeting Of The Board Of Directors
Sigma Delta Chi Foundation
July 18, 2012
Meeting Called to Order
With President Steve Geimann presiding, the meeting of the board of directors of the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation was called to order at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 18 via conference call.
In addition to Geimann, the following board members were present: Secretary Irwin Gratz; Treasurer Howard Dubin; Directors Dave Aeikens, Sonny Albarado, Fred Brown, David Carlson, Al Cross, Dave Cuillier, John Ensslin, Todd Gillman, Alex Jones, Al Leeds, Hoag Levins,Hagit Limor, Gordon Mac McKerral, Sue Porter, Neil Ralston and Kevin Smith.
Staff members present included Executive Director Joe Skeel and Associate Executive Director Chris Vachon.
A committee led by Dave Carlson discussed a policy covering SDX Foundation board members' role during SPJ officer and director elections.
The committee concluded a policy wasn't needed and offered the following guidance statement:
"Sigma Delta Chi Foundation board members are cautioned against actively participating in SPJ election campaigns."
The board discussed the definition of "actively participating" and the value of adding a disclosure clause to the statement.
After discussion and upon proper motion and second by Aeikens and Dubin, respectively, the board adopted the guideline statement.
History Book Proposal
Skeel discussed his most recent conversation with the Marion Street Press owner, Jim Schuette and the board reviewed the contract.
The board discussed the promotion of the book as well as the control over future reprints.
After discussion and upon proper motion and second by Leger and Brown, respectively, the board approved acceptance of the contract.
Upon proper motion and second by Gillman and Gratz, respectively, the board voted to adjourn the meeting at 3:42 p.m.