MEETING VIA CONFERENCE CALL
JVFOA Board Meeting
21 September 2008
The meeting was called to order by President John Edward Vick.
A Proof of Notice was given.
Roll Call showed that we had a quorum. In attendance by telephone were:John Edward VickGailen VickMary Vick GravesO. Richard WrightJoseph JurlinaLarry VickJerry VickShirley Anne Vick
Gailen Vick offered up a prayer.
Report of Officers and committee chairmen:
Larry Vick was complemented on the fine newsletter his committee produced. He states that the next newsletter will come out in October. Gailen offered to furnish soft copies of previous newsletters to Larry to prevent duplication of subject matter.
Larry Vick, in his DNA Project role, states that a possible link to Robert is being developed and the Scandinavian connection is being researched.
It was stated that several attempts have been made to contact James Davis to try to forestall his shipping the remaining books to us. No reply has been received to date. The board discussed our regret that the board did not take a strong stand against a member who unjustly accused Mr. Davis of improper behavior. A Resolution in favor of Mr. Davis was sent to him later but we have had no response.
A Resolution was made by Gailen and seconded by Jerry that a letter should be written saying that the Board regrets that a member has defamed our good friend and member who has so generously published our beautiful book.
Resolution was passed unanimously.
Mary Graves states that we are in contact with the IRS and that they seem cooperative. The suggestion was made that we should apply as an Educational entity. The possibility arose that should we publish another book we should be allowed to donate to certain institutions.
A Motion was made to amend the Articles of Corporation to achieve 501 C3 status.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:25pm EDST
Shirley Anne Vick, Sec.