Minutes, 3 March 2017

North Carolina Geographical Society

Meeting Minutes
March 3, 2017

Chris Hawk
Nathan Phillippi
Jesse Rouse
Russ Smith
Richard Tuinstra

1) Call to order

Jesse Rouse called to order the meeting of the Interim Board of the North Carolina Geographical Society at 1:00PM on March 3, 2017 via a video conference (available at https://uncp.webex.com/uncp/ldr.php?RCID=3de739557bfa723b86cc613dbd3a72b7).

2) Approval of minutes from last meeting

No previous minutes were available for approval.

3) Open issues

No open issues

4) New business

  • Membership
    • It was agreed that membership should be moved to a digital process
    • Bank account will need to be created for the organization (previous account was closed)
    • Membership should be broad, pulling from academia, government, and private sector
  • Publications
    • Publication should be digital
    • North Carolina Geographer should be the only publication and items formerly associated with the newsletter should either be included on the webpage/social media or incorporated into the North Carolina Geographer
  • Organization
    • NCGS should maintain current roster of elected officials.
    • Suggestion to house the day-to-day activities of the NCGS at a NC university on a rotating five year basis to have continuity between officers and support long-term efforts. UNCP volunteered for the first 5 years (2017-2021)
    • Question of whether to include South Carolina to create a ‘Carolina Geographical Society’ was raised
  • Interim board positions
    • Nominations and agreements were as follows (though I am not sure anyone would fight if others wanted the jobs):
    • Jesse Rouse – President
    • Russ Smith – Vice President
    • Chris Hawk – Secretary/Treasurer

5) Adjournment

Jesse Rouse adjourned the meeting at 1:28PM.

Minutes submitted by:  Jesse Rouse

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