SRA Board Meeting Minutes
2007 July 25
The meeting was called to order at 7:13 by Kurt Riegel.
Formation of an executive committee. Kurt would like to rely on the Board as much as possible and would like to turn to the executive committee only when necessary to cover short-term, emergency items. Kurt recommended for the exec comm.
Kurt Riegel ex officio
Discussed the function of the executive committee. Sally stated that in previous years, the EC met 2 wks before full board meetings, and discussed issues prior to presentation to the board. At that time there was large attendance at the board meetings, and many contentious issues, which is not the case at the present time. .
These pre –decisions were also before email, and may not be necessary now.
Attendance at board meetings was discussed. Kurt feels we should address each member community association, and perhaps an article in community newsletters.
Also discussed attracting new members.
Old item. Have previously accepted revised bylaw language, which was to be presented at the annual meeting, but due to inadequate advance notice, was not acted on at the annual meeting. Kurt will email the changes to the membership for voting at the next meeting
A Coalition of watershed organizations is being proposed. Kurt will get to the board as soon as a final proposal is solidified. As proposed, each watershed will have one vote.
Welcome to newest board member, Sharon Wallenstrom.
3 slots remain for at large members. Kurt asked for names of potential board members.
New SRA member. David Kriebel, professor of Oceanography at USNA, directs a group modeling the Severn River and Chesapeake Bay. He and Kurt have discussed cooperation with SRA.
Events and Outings. SRA has not had outings recently. Several were suggested, including kayak trips up the Severn, and boat raft up in Round Bay.
Charlotte Lubbert was the coordinator of the meeting, and performed many of the tasks including:
In addition, Charlotte thanked the following members for their assistance.
Meeting day preparations and pre- and post- meeting cleaning, was accomplished by Sally Hornor and Tom Caperna, Scott Hymes, Betsy Love, Charlotte Lubbert, Anne Pearson, and Lorraine and Bob Vom Saal.
Committees: Kurt will circulate names of committees, to help populate them.
Thistle will put out a press release to the Capitol concerning the SRA comments on new TMDL report by the Maryland DOE.
Kurt will generate a list of meetings which SRA should arrange to cover, preferably with both a primary representative and a backup alternative.
Sally Hornor: asking why SRA is not a signatory to the Recommendations to MDE on stormwater management. She recommended we sign on.
Charlotte - presented a design for the SRA business card.
The Meeting was discontinued at 8:46 P.M. Adjournment is pending an email vote on bylaws changes.
(Revised August 2007)