2016 - 1st Quarter
Meeting Minutes
January 8, 2017
            The Board of Directors of the New Braunfels Photographic Society met on January 8, 2017, at the home of Homer and Sandy Gilbert in New Braunfels, Texas.  The meeting was called to order by President, Dennis Deeny. 
Matters discussed:
Treasurer, Dale Woods, presented the financial report in accordance with the bylaws.  After a discussion of the requirements set out in the bylaws, it was determined that at the upcoming regular meeting the President would appoint an Audit Committee to review the club’s financial records. 
After a review of the bylaws, it was agreed that the secretary shall keep a record of the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of the club members.
Programs for the upcoming year were discussed, with the board agreeing that the goal of the club would be to have a speaker no less than every other month.  Ideas for the months without a speaker were also discussed.
A discussion was held regarding the cost of the current website.  It was agreed that the board would hold a separate meeting with Allen Skiles present to discuss all technical matters regarding the website and Facebook page.
Homer Gilbert reported on the Greater New Braunfels Art Council’s “Dinner for the Arts” to be held on January 29th.  It was agreed that, if possible, we would display the framed photographs that were the winners of the Foto Fiesta, including Honorable Mentions, with additional unframed photographs to be displayed as space allows. 
A motion by Ralph Nordenhold to purchase a PA system was discussed.  The board agreed to table the motion at this time.
Homer reported that the Senior Center is requesting that the club photograph its upcoming fashion show.  The activities director of the Senior Center has requested that two photographers from the club be present.
A discussion was held regarding this year’s gallery show.  Sandy Gilbert volunteered to chair the committee and Darryl Patrick agreed to serve on the committee as well.  Sandy presented her recommendations for the show, which including having the venue at the Civic/Convention Center again if possible.
The meeting was adjourned.
Those present were President, Dennis Deeny, Vice-President, Homer Gilbert, Secretary, Sandy Gilbert, Treasurer, Dale Wood, and Director, Darryl Patrick.

Respectfully submitted,
Sandy Gilbert, Secretary