NDAB Board Minutes May 22 2022



May 22, 2022

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Trampes Brown, Ali Engraf, Rebecca Anderson, Helen Baumgartner, Mickey Teubner, Doug Stip, Milissa Miller, Allan Peterson and Zelda Gebhard


GUESTS PRESENT: Mary Stip and Michelle Zentz.

CALL TO ORDER: Trampes called the meeting to order at 7:03 pm via Zoom.

ROLL CALL: Helen took roll call.



President: Trampes reminded the board registration is open for the ACB Convention. Stipends are available.

Secretary: Doug made a motion to approve the April 3rd board minutes as amended, seconded by Mickey. MC. The minutes were approved on April 6th, 2022.


On April 6th a sympathy card was sent to Sheryl Gerhardt for the loss of her husband, Dan, NDAB member, and her grandson Jaron Moor.

On April 9th a sympathy card was sent to Judy Iten for the loss of her son, Keith Iten, NDAB member.

On May 21st a sympathy card was sent to Shirley Tomlinson for the loss of her grandmother, Darlene Olson.

Treasurer: Allan made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report, seconded by Mickey. MC

Development Director: Allan reported that he sent out written thank you cards to GHD donors. He has contacted Charitable Gaming organizations for donations. The total funds raised during the past fiscal year was approximately $61,440.


Camp: Missy reported the committee is still meeting regularly. At this time, forms are being updated.

Communication: No report

Financial Committee: Allan reported that an investment policy is in progress. CD Interest rates have risen significantly in recent months. The Finance Committee has discussed transferring the money market funds in the amount of $66,558.48 at Bremer Bank. Allan made a motion to purchase CDs from Bell Bank in the amount of $20,000 for one year, $20,000 for two years and $20,000 for three years, seconded by Mickey. Helen made a friendly amendment to adjust the amounts to $22,000 for each year and have the remaining $558.48 transferred to close out the account at Bremer Bank. Allan agreed to include this as a friendly amendment. Following discussion, the motion carried. Allan made a motion to transfer the money in the Bremer Bank account to Bell Bank and close the Bremer Bank account, seconded by Missy. MC

Membership: Non-renewed memberships will be removed from the membership list as of May 30, 2022.

Olga Neal Memorial Committee: Helen shared the proposals that have come in so far.

Constitution and Bylaws: There will be 10 copies of the amendments printed for the convention.

Awards: Paula is waiting for the plaques, but everything else is finalized.

Scholarships: No report

Legislative: Allan reported there will be 8 – 10 legislators attending the Legislative Luncheon at the convention. At the next legislative session, the committee will be advocating for funding for NDVS/SB and some NDAB resolutions. Zelda, Trampes and Allan met with Brian Newby from the Secretary of State’s Office. The law has been changed for accessible absentee balloting but has not yet been implemented.


Life Enrichment: A second draft of the guidelines was sent out to the board for review. Suggestions for revisions were made. Allan made a motion to accept the guidelines as amended, seconded by Mickey. MC


Board Meetings: The board will try to determine a way to see if we can have less board meetings or shorten them up somehow.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: The CPA report will not be available for the convention, but Rebecca will have a report from her financial accounts.

NEXT MEETING: Post-convention board meeting – June 12th, 2022 after the convention.

ADJOURN: Allan made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mickey. MC

The meeting was adjourned at 8:40 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Helen Baumgartner, NDAB Secretary