The meeting was called to order by President Marla Patterson at 6:15 pm.

Present were Marla Patterson, Turid Fredrickson, David Fallen, JoAnn Smith, Mark Lawson, Melinda Lawson, and Sharon Erwin.

The Minutes for Dec 14, 2016 were approved.

Board officers were elected by unanimous vote. The Board Officers are:

President: Marla Patterson

Vice-President: Melinda Lawson

Secretary: David Fallen

Treasurer: Jo Ann Smith

The board authorized the following two officers to open and sign on the Unit’s bank account: Marla Patterson (President), Jo Ann Smith (Treasurer).

Marla reported that the majority of the preparation for the Everett Sectional is done. A check will be issued to Savior Hall (location of the Sectional) in the amount of $2550.

The board discussed door prizes or other favors for the tournament given that it is our 50th anniversary. The board decided to spend a maximum of $500 on prizes/favors. Marla will make frequent appeals for Unit members to bake cookies etc.

Many changes to the bylaws were discussed. The proposed changes are contained in an appendix to these minutes. There will be a special membership meeting at the Sectional, and the proposed changes to the bylaws must be provided to the membership at least 30 days before that meeting.

Because transitioning to a three-year cycle for board terms is prone to confusion, Sharon distributed a chart of Project Board Terms. A copy (with names added) is attached as Appendix 2.

Carol asked if the Unit is good on insurance, and the board decided our current insurance coverage is adequate.

We need to reapply for Not For Profit Status. Dave Fallen agreed to review the procedure for this.

Meeting adjourned 7:06 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
David Fallen