July 16, 2019 Board Meeting




Held July 16, 2019


A meeting of the RUSA Board of Directors was convened by telephone conference and called to order by the president at 1705 PDT.

The following Directors were in attendance:

• Debra Banks

• John Lee Ellis

• John Capn Ende

• Nigel Greene

• Lois Springsteen

• Tim Sullivan

• Dave Thompson

A motion was made and passed to approve the meeting minutes from June 12 and July 10.

The Treasurer provided reports prior to the meeting and answered questions. Cash flow to lawyers continues to be a prominent expense.

Discussion of the special meeting on July 16th was held for the benefit of the directors that were unable to attend.

A vendor for randonneuring equipment requested permission to promote RUSA to his customers by sending a postcard describing the benefits of membership. The board welcomed this idea and will look forward to previewing and approving his communication plan.

A motion was made and passed to approve the Iron Porcupine 1200k application.

Discussion was held on an RBA application for a new region. The motion to approve this application did not pass. It was felt that the area in question is already well-served by existing RBAs.

A motion was made to approve the RBA Application from Lorin Fowler for a new region in Hawaii. The RBA Liaison will work with this new RBA on strategies to launch this new region.

Based on a member suggestion, RUSA has created an Instagram account to increase our social media presence.

The status of our litigation in the Starr and Romo cases was discussed. The attorneys in the Starr matter are planning a conference call in the near future.

The Insurance Chair reported that he is working with our broker on insurance plans for next year.


The meeting was adjourned at 1852 PDT