Bod Minutes 05-18-2021.pdf
Seacoast Division NMRA
Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, May 18th, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Commencing: 10:00 am

Participants: T. Erickson, N. LeMay, J. Lutz, D. Kotsonis, B. Kotsonis, J. Ehlen,
B. Campbell, M. Pedersen, G. Mitchell, Ralph Brown

Opening Remarks: Tage reported that fraudulent e-Mails have been sent out to some Board members. He reminded us that he has two e-Mail accounts and any transmissions from an account other than those is false.

Agenda: A motion was made to accept today’s agenda by Jay Ehlen, seconded by Dave Kotsonis The motion passed.

Reports: Secretary:
No report. A motion was made by Mike Pedersen to accept the minutes of the previous BOD meeting held on 4/6/2021. The motion was seconded by Dave Kotsonis. The motion passed.

Dave Kotsonis reported a balance in the Treasury of $5,466.54. A copy of the May 2021 financial statement is attached to the end of the B.O.D. meeting minutes.
Dave reported a balance of $10,612.12 in the Chip Faulter Fund.

Switch Tower: No Report

Membership: The NER provided a list of 10 names with email addresses that require updating. This list will be sent to the B.O.D. members. The plan is to have the Board members review the names and contact them if any B.O.D. members know these individuals, and then report back to Tage with any changes.

Webmaster: Steve sent an e-Mail indicating that all is well on our site.

A.P. Program: No Report

Convention Committee: No Report

Nominations Committee: No Report

NER Board Meeting: Tage indicated that an NER Superintendents meeting was held on May 21, 2021. The issues discussed were related to other Divisions that were preparing to open up for in-person meetings and how some Divisions were dealing with elections during the pandemic.

Old Business:

For the foreseeable future, the Seacoast BOD will continue to meet via Zoom.

Regarding the Summer Event, Jay Ehlen is working on a presentation. Bob Kotsonis and Dave Kotsonis will present a layout tour of Dave’s layout.

Future train shows are still on the wane due to the pandemic.

Chip Faulter Fund:
Dave Kotsonis will place the NCE Starter Set that was received by the Fund, up for sale on e-Bay for $150.00. The fund has $10,612.12.

New Business:

Our Fall Event will be held in-person on October 23, 2021. Mike Grahame has been contacted and will check with the Stratham Fire House regarding the Town of Stratham and Fire House requirements that will be necessary, in order to do an in-person event. The Seacoast Division will be observing all State and local pandemic requirements.

A discussion of the importance of vaccinations was had by the Board members.

The Seacoast Div. will wait and observe the requirements of Covid-19 protocols before committing to a live event.

The possibility of streaming/recording a live event for distribution to those not able to attend was discussed. Bob Kotsonis will look into the possibility of making this happen.

The Board discussed the topic of fund raising. The conversation was robust and filled with ideas. The topic will be revisited at the next Board meeting. Once some decisions have been made, Tage will publish a memo to all the members with explanations. Dave Kotsonis submitted a report that details expenses and income for Seacoast Div. dating back to November of 2018. This report will be a good foundation of information for future fund raising efforts.

The next B.O.D. Meeting (via Zoom) will be on July 13th, 2021 at 10:00 am.

Meeting adjourned at 11:30 am.


3/26/21 3/5/21
Check #
Beginning Balance Larry Cannon
Withdrawals Deposits
$5,501.54 $5,466.54
$5,466.54 $5,466.54
Respectfully Submitted
David B Kotsonis
SDNMRA Treasurer
BALANCE $10,612.12
Seacoast Division of the NMRA
Financial Statement for May 18, 2021