NORTH CAROLINA NATIONAL GUARD ASSOCIATION
14 AUGUST 2013
The above named committee met on the date indicated above on call of Committee Chairman Wes Morrison. The meeting was held at the NCNGA Headquarters, Raleigh, NC, and the following members were present:
Chairman Wes Morrison, Brian McIlvaine, Rick Fay (tele-com), Shawne Johnson and Norman Walls. NCNGA Executive Director Adene Tyler was also present.
Committee Member Dale Cowan was absent.
Chairman Morrison declared a quorum present and convened the meeting at 10:00 a.m. Upon motion committee minutes dated 26 Jun 13 were approved for the record.
Committeeman McIlvaine reported that 16 people were attending, with 14 registered for the NGAUS Conference. There are several people who have indicated they will attend, but have not registered. Registrations have been submitted to NGAUS.
Chairman Morrison reported on the delegate status noting that NC has enough delegate slots which will allow everyone registered to attend as a delegate. BG Kelly will be attending as the TAG’s representative. He briefly reviewed the committee meetings and caucuses to be held and identified potential members to attend. A final list of who will be attending the meetings will be submitted at a later date.
Chairman Morrison stated that the hospitality room would be located in the Hyatt, and NC is sharing a hospitality suite and rental car with Washington and Oklahoma. He indicated that sharing a hospitality room has reduced expenses considerably and he hopes that we can continue to do this. McIlvaine stated that he would follow up with BG (R) Hargis regarding the BBQ for the hospitality room.
Committeeman McIlvaine reported on the status of committee funds and noted that the fund currently has a balance of $30,000. He also related that additional funding will be received from NGAUS after the conference and there are still several contractors that have indicated they will submit a donation. He also stated that fewer pins were ordered this year at a cost of $655. The members briefly discussed the regulation change, which prevents members from going in an OPD status and being reimbursed with government travel funds. Chairman Morrison stated that Lt Huneycutt had already purchased a non-refundable airline ticket prior to this change, and the committee will reimburse him. He also reiterated that a detailed financial report will be submitted to the Executive Council after the conference.
There was no further business to come before the committee, and the meeting was adjourned at 10:25 a.m.
Adene Tyler, Executive Director