September 27, 2017 in Lynnwood, WA
I. Welcome / Open Meeting
President Lance Davisson called the meeting to order at 7:31 AM and welcomed members in attendance.
II. Introduction of Current Board Members
Davisson introduced Officers, Program Directors, and members of the Advisory Committee.
III. Annual Report
President Davisson updated members on the Chapter’s strategic plan, and reviewed current changes in membership, financials, education program, and the 2018 Key Performance Indicator goals.
IV. Officer Reports
- Motion to approve the 2016 Annual General meeting minutes – motion Terry Flanagan; second Phil Graham; motion carried
- Annual Financial Report – Treasurer Kris Josey provided a budget update and discussed current end-of-year expectations and carryover for 2018.
- Motion to approve the FY17 Financial Statements and FY18 Strategic Budget – motion Jim Barborinas; second Terry Flanagan; motion carried
V. Executive Director’s Report
Executive Director Patty Williams discussed member engagement and satisfaction.
VI. ISA Update
No update provided due to ISA Representative Matt Stine’s absence.
VII. Member Questions and Comments
Founding Member Bob Mazany asked for a few minutes to address the audience. He noted that he will turn 90 next year, and had been working in arboriculture for over 70 years. He presented a brief historical look at the Chapter, and his take-home message was: “Love Trees, Love Each Other.”
VIII. Program Director Elections
Ballots were circulated to Chapter members in attendance. Candidates Ashley Adams, Nadia Chan, Kurt Fickeisen, Anna Heckman, Micki McNaughton, and Charles Ray spoke briefly. There were no nominations from the floor.
Note: Votes were tallied and announced at the closing of the conference: Board members Nadia Chan, Micki McNaughton, and Charles Ray were reelected; new members elected were Ashley Adams and Anna Heckman.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:13 AM.