December 5, 2018 Board Meeting




Held December 5, 2018


A meeting of the RUSA Board of Directors was convened by telephone conference and was called to order by the president at 1701 PST.

The following Directors were in attendance:

• Debra Banks

• John Lee Ellis

• John Capn Ende (joined at 1758 PST)

• Jake Kassen

• Nigel Greene

• Lois Springsteen

• Dave Thompson

A Motion was made and passed to approve the meeting minutes from November 14, 2018.

The Treasurer distributed a report for review prior to the meeting and answered questions from the group during the meeting. Discussion of the cost of supporting each member was discussed and compared to current dues.

Insurance discussion was held. Our current insurance program expired on November 30th – this was changed two years ago from January 31st when we changed carriers.

The president provided a brief update on the Romo v. RUSA case. Several questions came up that will be passed on to our defense counsel.

The waiver committee has produced a final waiver that is ready to go. It will be distributed soon along with guidance for its use by RBAs, Permanent owners and members. An online sample version will be added to the join/renew dialogue showing it as the type of waiver that will need to be signed at participation in events. Members will see this waiver at the time of joining or renewing.

A copy of the Vantapro insurance policy was sent along with an application for the excess liability insurance. Official notification that the coverage is bound is expected soon.

R-12, P-12, and K-Hound accommodations during the suspension of the permanents program during the first seven days of December will be discussed in email.

The board discussed the idea of requiring membership for participation in all events. MOTION: A requirement for membership be submitted to the RBAs for a limited period of comment and consideration before a final decision is made. PASSED.

The meeting was adjourned at 1856 PST.