November 14, 2018 Board Meeting




Held November 14, 2018


A meeting of the RUSA Board of Directors was convened by telephone conference and called to order at 1704 PST by the President. 

The following Directors were in attendance:

• Debra Banks

• John Lee Ellis

• John Capn Ende

• Nigel Greene

• Jake Kassen

• Lois Springsteen

• Dave Thompson

Tim Sullivan and Susan Otcenas were also in attendance.

A motion was made and passed to approve the October meeting minutes.

Tim Sullivan has agreed to act as our liaison to our defense counsel in the case of Romo v. RUSA and he answered questions from the board.

Tim also presented a waiver committee update. ACTION: President to communicate to RBAs and Perm Owners about ROMO v. RUSA and share the new waiver and waiver guidelines in the next few days. A follow-on note may be needed on the status of RUSA’s insurance by November 26th.

Susan Otcenas reported that PBP web content framework has been built to absorb historical content and additional new content is also being solicited and added.

Susan also reported that our recent offer of liability insurance from a new insurer was rescinded. She is researching other options since RUSA’s current policy expires on November 30th.

The Treasurer distributed a report prior to the meeting. Our capital position remains good.

The Treasurer also reported that work is in progress on PBP jerseys. More work will occur after Thanksgiving.

There was a Motion in favor of considering the rando scout award which passed. One member proposed that we restrict the counting events to permanents not owned by the individual seeking the award. Discussion on this award will continue at a later meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 1914 PST.