Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Member Only Board of Directors Meeting
San Bernardino Community College District
114 S. Del Rosa Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Present: Deborah Barmack, Carole Beswick, Tom Brickley, Ken Coate, Kevin Dyerly, Louis Goodwin, Mark Kaenel, Pam Langford, John Mirau, Dan Murphy, Cid Pinedo, John Prentice, Jan Remm, Michael Rivera, Kristine Scott, Hassan Webb and Ray Wolfe.
Announcements: 1) Michael Rivera, representing Gresham Savage law firm was introduced and welcomed to the group. 2) Inland Action will again co-sponsor the annual Inland Empire Reception honoring the California Transportation Commissioners. The reception is scheduled for Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 5p.m.-7p.m. in Riverside. 3) Cal State San Bernardino was awarded two federal grants, totaling nearly $6 million, in support of their cyber education programs. Appreciation was expressed to Inland Action for advocating their program. 4) Member resignations have been received from Vanir Corp. and G/M Business Interiors. 5) Member Louis Goodwin made brief comments regarding Wells Fargo Bank.
M/S/P: Minutes from September 27, 2016.
Members are reminded that attendance to the Inland Action meetings is important. Timely arrival, especially when we have a guest speaker shows good member intent and respect.
Chairman Mark Kaenel addressed various sections of the Inland Action Bylaws and asked that the membership review and discuss. Changes and suggested wording were presented for update consideration. Items were presented for discussion only as a quorum was not present. All proposed changes will be compiled in writing and distributed by e-mail to all members for consideration and vote.
The below was distributed to the members present. Items in red and strikeouts are proposed changes
SECTION 3.23 Leadership /Personnel Committee
The Leadership/Personnel Committee (herein “Leadership Committee”) shall be composed of those persons holding the following corporate offices: Past Chairman, Chairman, 1st Vice Chairman, one member appointed by the Chair, the Chief Executive Officer and the President. Each year, the Leadership Committee shall develop three to five issues upon which Inland Action will focus its energy and resources. The Leadership committee will present the issues to the Executive Committee for discussion and approval. The Executive Committee will then present the issues to the full Board of Directors for final approval. The role of the Leadership Committee is to stay focused on the direction of Inland Action, and to direct the Chief Executive Officer and President to use a majority of his or her their time and the majority of the resources advocacy activities of Inland Action to work on the focused issues.
The Leadership Committee shall also act as the personnel committee, which gives an annual evaluation of the Chief Executive Officer and President and establishes written goals and objectives of the Chief Executive Officer and President for the upcoming year. The Chief Executive Officer and the President, although a members of the Leadership Committee, shall abstain as to all matters relating to the personnel evaluation of the Chief Executive Officer and the President. The annual evaluation shall review the prior year goals and objectives of the Chief Executive Officer and President and determine the extent to which those goals and objectives have been satisfied.
COMMENTS: This has not been an active committee in recent years. Members present agreed that the concept makes a lot of sense. Members showed support of the concept and a desire to reinstate this committee.
SECTION 5.02 Past Chairman of the Board.
The Past Chairman of the Board of Directors shall:
(a) Serve as Chairman of, and preside at meetings of, the Executive Committee;
(a) Preside at all other meetings in the absence of the Chairman and the elected or appointed Vice Chairmen.
COMMENTS: This practice has not been adhered to in recent years. The group discussed and overall comments thought it to be a good practice. No changes are needed and the procedure will be reinstated.
SECTION 5.04 1st Vice Chairman
The 1st Vice Chairman shall, in the absence or disability of the Chairman, perform the duties and exercise the powers of the Chairman. In addition, the 1st Vice Chairman shall be responsible for (i) the overall supervision of the committees of Inland Action and responsible for the active participation of members in the committees of their choice, and (ii) such other matters as determined by the Executive Committee.
COMMENTS: This practice has not been adhered to in recent years. The group discussed and overall comments thought it to be a good practice. No changes are needed and the procedure will be reinstated. Notice/request of duties will be conveyed to the 1st Vice Chairman.
SECTION 5.05 2nd Vice Chairman.
The 2nd Vice Chairman shall, in the absence or disability of the Chairman and the 1st Vice Chairman, perform the duties and exercise the powers of the Chairman. In addition, the 2nd Vice Chairman shall be responsible for (i) the overall supervision of Inland Action’s coordination and joint work on regional issues with other non-profit organizations with similar purposes in the Inland Empire, and (ii) such other matters as determined by the Executive Committee.
COMMENTS: This practice has not been adhered to in recent years. The group discussed and overall comments thought it to be a good practice. No changes are needed and the procedure will be reinstated. Notice/request of duties will be conveyed to the 2nd Vice Chairman.
Chairman Mark Kaenel requested comments, opinions and discussion regarding membership of non-profits the current exception of public entities, non-profits and the current exception specified in the third criterion in Section 2.03 Membership that states: Such person shall not currently hold an elected city, county, state, or federal political position with the exception that there shall be admitted as a member a representative of the Inland Valley Development Authority, the San Bernardino Airport Authority and San Bernardino Associated Governments. Such persons shall be members in their capacity as executive officers of such organizations and not in their capacity as an elected official.
COMMENTS: Inland Action was founded as a business group and in order to maintain that focus and profile membership of public agencies should not exceed 15% (public agencies currently make up 12.5% of Inland Actions membership).
Kristine Scott reported that the West End ad hoc committee has suggested hosting a monthly luncheon meeting in the west end to initially “test the waters”. They have compiled potential new members from Riverside and San Bernardino County. The committee also expressed interest in planning a networking reception in the west end. The committee will develop further goals and plans.
Meeting adjourned at 8:37 a.m