Saturday, September 7, 2013

Board Minutes August 2013

Peter Fland, President  or 908 406 2503
Minutes of the Board Meeting of 8/27/13
The meeting began at 6:30
Present were Pete and Judy Fland, Chuck Blethen, Alan Staton and Jamie Fish.
Treasurer’s Report - Several major expenses had been incurred to cover the cost
of stemware, bottle tools, badge making materials, award ribbons and PR
Opening Balance - 767.27
Expenditures - 254.02
Dues Income -
Closing Balance - 782.35
Membership - Jamie discussed several aspects of the membership drive. 
Included in this discussion was the format and content of bimonthly meetings,
the value added component and the membership drive.  Jamie was authorized to
move forward with her plan.  Previously the board had authorized a three bottle
wine basket at $30 for a raffle for the current FBV members who bring in new
members into the organization.
AWFF - The Board reviewed the Asheville Wine and Food Festival.  It was agreed
that the wine competition was done at a high level of excellence.  It was also
discussed, and placed on the agenda for the September, that we should review
the entire judging program.
Donations - We have received a hand truck and two plastic storage boxes for our
wine evaluation materials and glasses.
Policy - The Board decided that only members in good standing could represent
FBV at any event. 
Policy - The Board reaffirmed the policy that a non-member may attend two
meetings or events prior to joining FBV.
By-laws - The Board finalized revisions to the By-laws and agreed to place them
on the Blog for member comment.  The comment period will be the month of
New Members
Michael Swindle

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