Billy “Precious” Neimeyer Sr.

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March 160 2013

Minutes

T.S.C.A. Mid-Winter Business Meeting

 

 

The Texas Shrine Clown Association held its annual business meeting and election of new officers on March 16, 2013.  The meeting was held at the Grand Hotel in Wichita Falls, Texas.

 

President Billy Neimeyer of the Maskat Clowns called the meeting to order at 2:00 pm.

 

Billy opened the meeting by thanking everyone for coming to Wichita Falls, Texas and participating in competition.

 

Jim “Scooter” Godsey, 1st Vice President of the Association led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag and Texas Flag.  Chaplain Jim Wells gave the invocation.

 

President Billy Neimeyer then requested that Secretary/Treasurer John “Spinner” Krodel call roll of the units.  The roll of units was called. 

 

Following the roll call Secretary/Treasurer John ”Spinner” Krodel asked to read the minutes from TSA in June, 2012.  A motion was made and seconded to suspend the reading of the minutes.  The motion passed by unanimous vote.  Copies of the minutes are posted on the clown web site.

 

While at the podium, John Krodel was asked to read the treasurers report.  A complete and detailed report was given for all income and expenses since the June 2012 meeting.  A motion was made and seconded to accept the treasurer’s report as read.  The motion passed by unanimous vote.

 

Following the reading of the Treasurers report, Secretary John Krodel was asked to poll the units for a Black Camel Report. The following members were reported: Bob Muzell of Sharon, Gene Pflug and Paul Atkinson of Hella, and Dan Komm of Ben Hur.

 

TSCA Chaplain, Jim Wells offered a prayer of remembrance for all our deceased members.  The member’s names will be added to our ‘Friends Remembered List’, posted on the clown website.

 

Noble Bill London introduced all International Shrine Clown officers in attendance: Past President, Joe Cole and Past President, Bill London.

 

Joe Cole made a motion and it was seconded to send $500.00 to the Red Sneaker Fund. This motion passed by a unanimous vote.

 

President Neimeyer then opened the floor for old business. There being none, the meeting proceeded.

 

President Neimeyer then opened the floor for new business. 

 

1St Vice President Jim “Scooter” Godsey addressed the fact that no one had sent in their qualifications for 2nd  Vice President according to the By-Laws in place.

 

A Proposed By-Laws change was read that reads as follows:

 

Proposed Amendment to Texas Shrine Clown Association By-Laws:

 

Article IV Section 2

 

E. In the event no Association Member has submitted a letter of intent by the specified time stated in, Article IV, Section 2 D, a letter of intent may then, and only then, be accepted from the floor.

 

The letter of intent must be accompanied by the letter of good standing and all other qualifications must be met.

 

In the event that there is no letter of intent, then, and only then, may a member from the same unit as the President or 1st Vice President submit his letter of intent with letter of good standing and all other qualifications must be met.

 

Motion was made, seconded and passed and will be forwarded to the state divan for approval.

 

With protocol being established all nominations were made and voted on by the members of the association.  The following new officers were voted on and elected for the ensuing year 2013-2014:

 

President:  Jim “Scooter” Godsey of the Moslah Clowns

1st Vice President:  Chuck “Cheetoe” Hudson of the Hella Clowns

2nd Vice President:  Greg “Fuzzy” Talley of the Maskat Clowns

Secretary/Treasurer:  John “Spinner” Krodel of the Hella Clowns

Parliamentarian: Bobby “Ice Bucket” Miller of the Alzafar Nemnuf

Assemblyman:  Jimmy Jennings of the Sharon Clowns

Assemblyman:  Harvey “Woody” Woodard of the Karem Clowns

Assemblyman:   Yoo Hoo

 

Following the election of officers President Billy Neimeyer asked for a report from the Assemblymen.

 

No report was given.

 

President Neimeyer mentioned the TSA Breakfast and stated that more details will follow just as soon as all the details are confirmed.

 

The next order of business was the pulling of numbers for TSA Make-up and skit competition.

 

The following is the order for competition with time and location to be determined:

 

1st  Alzafar Nemnuf

2nd  Arabia Clown Jewels

3rd  Sharon

4th  Hella

5th  Kerr Klowns

6th  Moslah

7th  Ben Hur

8th  Maskat

         

1st Vice President, Chuck “Cheetoe” Hudson spoke on playground equipment for Galveston Hospital. A motion was made and seconded to donate $100 to the playground equipment. Motion passed.

 

The divan of each unit was recognized.

 

A motion was made and seconded not to order awards for mid-winter competition until after mid-winter. Certificates will be given out at mid-winter and awards will be given out at the TSA breakfast, due to the cost of purchasing unnecessary awards.

 

Presentation was made to Bob “Checkers” Mantle from Billy “Precious” Neimeyer for his service.

 

Motion made and seconded to adjourn. Motion passed.

 

TSCA Chaplin, Jim Wells, gave the closing Benediction.

 

There being no further business the meeting closed at 3:00 pm in peace and harmony.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

John “Spinner” Krodel

TSCA Secretary/Treasurer