Minutes of Board Meeting
Wayne Lampert's Home
Monday, August 20, 2007

Call to Meeting at 5:40PM
Present: Wayne Lampert, President, Peter Berlin - Vice President, Carlos Banks - Treasurer, Dick Stafford, Paul Alterman
Absent: Lee Smolinski, Paul Cook, Teresa Nix, Joe Ogni

Secretary's Report: review and approval of June minutes.

Treasurer's Report: - June and July financial reports were reviewed and approved. Current balance is $4,978.67.

Insurance - Received a bill for insurance for the club from SIUSA EST. Assume we now have insurance. The bill was for $280.00. The insurance policy will be through Grace/Mayer Insurance Agency in Omaha.
General Liability $1,000,000
Board Liability O & D $1,000,000
Fidelity/Crime $30,000 - shared limit

Tax exempt status - IRS has approved our tax exempt status. Dick Stafford is reviewing our tax exempt status with the State of Florida.

Presidents Chain - Dick Stafford presented information and drawings about adding additional links for the Presidents Chain. Approved to spend up to $750.00 for the redesigning and additional links.

SIUSA Representative's Report - Upcoming SKAL International Turkey Congress. Approved to reimburse Wayne Lampert $1,025.00 for the congress registration fee. In addition, Wayne Lamperts travel expenses of $1,000.00 will be reviewed in December, subject to the club's financial status.

Skal Club of the Year Award - Board thanked Carlos Banks for making our clubs presentation which was submitted to Skal International.

Carlos Banks presented the Statutes for our club as approved by Skal International for signature.

Committee Reports:
Future Programs and Locations:

Peter Berlin reported that Pete's in Boca Raton is closing for renovations. A check for the deposit was sent to us. Currently looking for a new venue for September 18, 2007.

Peter Berlin presented future venues:

September 18, 2007 Pending
October 16, 2007 Marriott Heron Bay in Coral Springs
November 13, 2007 Columbia Restaurant, West Palm Beach
December 18, 2007 Holiday Party at the Bridge Restaurant - Boca Raton
January 15, 2008 Culinary Art Institute, Ft. Lauderdale
February 19, 2008 Marriott Hotel, West Palm Beach

Membership: Carlos Banks - Carlos Banks reviewed the list of perspective new members and possible transfers with Paul Cook.

The Board also spoke about plans for retention of members for 2008.

Media, PR & Marketing Communications: - Teresa Nix, while absent is working on Young Skal.

Holiday Dinner: - December 18, 2007 - Holiday Dinner Dance at the Bridge Hotel in Boca Raton.

Dick Stafford presented information on entertainment for the Holiday Dinner. There was discussion and it was approved to hire Bob Voca for $600.00

Fall Cruise - The summer cruise did not work out as it was during 2 working days. We will see if Sandy could do a weekend cruise in early December.

Website - Dick Stafford reported the Club of the Year presentation, as well as, a link to Skal International for our 30th anniversary has been included on our website.

Correspondence - from other clubs/members/transfers, events, congress:
Spoke about the SI Orlando Tourism Leadership Summit.

New Business - None

The meeting was adjourned at 7:05PM

Submitted by:

Carlos Banks