REGIONAL NATIONAL CEMETERY IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION
P.O. BOX 4221
FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS 72702
Minutes from the JULY 9, 2011 Meeting
The meeting was called to order at 10:30 a.m. by President Ron Butler. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Harold Crivello offered the prayer. Minutes of the June meeting were approved. The June 30 Financial Statement was approved with an ending balance of $64,999.12. Harold reported that the registration of IRS Form 990-N is now complete. There were 9 members present; and Ron welcomed 2 new visitors, Nick and Betheny Donahoe, who became acquainted with the RNCIC through the gun show in Springdale last weekend.
Jake Lamkins reported that there were 29 visitors to the web site since the last meeting with a total of 281 page visits. Jake continues to post current pictures and articles to the web site.
Wes will check with Josh, but he believes the RNCIC race information is already posted on the runners’ web site. It was recommended that a draft brochure be printed in order to start making calls to solicit sponsors. The final brochure will reflect the sponsors’ names and be printed in Sept./Oct.
Lot #15 (Wilson) is scheduled to close on July 18, 2011.
Lot #17 (Mahler) has given Alex Mahler permission to temporarily store some misc. fixtures on the lot.
Lots #20 and #20A Ron made a call to the owners’ family on Friday, but did not receive an answer.
Roger McClain suggested that we consider targeting Lot #19 in order to keep the properties owned consecutive.
An email notice was sent out to the general membership on June 27, 2011, with attachments of the present February 12, 2005, By-Laws and the proposed June 11, 2011, By-Laws to act on the revision of the By-Laws at the July 9 meeting. A motion was made by Wes, seconded by Roger, and the vote was unanimous to accept the proposed June 11, 2011, By-Laws to be effective January 1, 2012. The executive board will determine new membership dues to be implemented, and a membership letter to accompany this change.
Ron reported that the gun show held in Springdale on July 2 and 3 was successful in promoting awareness of the Fayetteville National Cemetery, describing the RNCIC’s purpose, distributing brochures, and raising $260 in miscellaneous donations. Ron has sent a Thank You note to the show promoters, and stated the RNCIC would be interested in manning a table again at future shows.
Ron and Aubrey attended the Fayetteville Planning Commission meeting on June 27 regarding the change of zoning of the sale barn property to Community Services. The vote passed and will now go to the City Council.
Ron reported that our VA contact, Mr. Dudley Shadeburg, has retired effective July 1, 2011. His replacement is Carolyn Harrison, who said she is looking forward to working with us.
Wes asked for permission to contact the Patriot Riders motorcycle group for fund raising support. Members agreed that it was a good idea.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:30 a.m. If members have any items to be discussed at the July meeting, please notify Ron Butler so they may be placed on the next meeting’s agenda.
Lorna Sterrett, Secretary
THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE AUGUST 13, 2011, 10:30 A.M. AT THE AMERICAN LEGION POST 27, 1195 SO. CURTIS AVE., FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS.