ATOA MEETING MINUTES
JUNE 12, 2012
Attendees: Doug Steele, Pat Hickcox, Doug Scholz, Greg Carnicle, Randy Rody, Jeff Mercy, Jon Branbila, Matt Thomas, Chris Oskins, Arnold Freeman
Not Present: Lon Bartel, Jon Meck, Troy Lewis, Pat Hillaker, Pete Wechsler
May Starting Balance: $30,905.00
ATOA Memberships: 11
ATOA/NTOA Memberships: 6
Peter (Webmaster last payment) $300.00
Craft International (Training) $500.00
May Ending Balance: $30,275.33
Training Update: Discussion took place on a couple of issues. First was the establishment of a training budget (Hickcox). Board agreed that a training budget should be established annually. It was first requested that the training committee provide an annual overview of projected training so that a reasonable budget could be approved (Steele). In addition, training committee would need to establish some guidelines to the board as to how money would be expended. Example given was at what point would expenditure from the training budget need to go to the board for approval.
The other issue brought forward was, the concern amongst the board regarding the cost of instructors. The board would like to limit the payment of local instructors teaching standard classes. Board agreed that the ATOA would look for free instructors for local training on standard classes and would make exceptions for those classes that are out of the ordinary or out of state instructors.
Training Follow up: (Steele) needs to follow up with (Wechsler) regarding a training committee. In addition, e-mail to be sent to current membership regarding the recruitment of training committee members (Bartel).
Introductions: Ben and Jeff where introduced to everyone. The have volunteered to take the committee lead for CNT issues and training. The provided a brief introduction and provided some of their ideas and interests as the ATOA looks to expand and include CNT.
Elections: Two positions will be up for election this term, the President and Secretary positions. (Hickcox) will follow up with the new Webmaster to see if we can run the election with the new website. In addition, (Steele) will get the election information together to provide to (Hickcox).
Website Update: New Webmaster has been hired and the website has seen a huge improvement. Expected to go live soon. Board members have been encouraged to check out the new site while in the testing phase. It is believed that the new site will allow a training calendar in addition to sending out information to membership.
Conference Update: Conference assignments have been given out. (Rody) will be handling merchandise, (Carnicle) will take registration, (Scholz) will be taking vendors and give away, (Steele) has the conference site location and food, (Meck) and (Bartel) will be working on speakers.
Discussion also took place regarding a day three optional event with vendors and demonstrations along with live shooting. Additional information is needed. Looking at having the event at Cowtown however some logistical questions need to be addressed. (Steele) advised that he would be checking with (Bartel) on some issues and (Scholz) will be doing some follow up as well.
Next meeting will be set for July 17th at 1300 hours. Phoenix PD South Resource Building.