JANUARY 19, 2009

Meeting called to order at 7:02 P.M.

Attendees: 26

The Pledge of Allegiance to the flag followed.

Self introductions were next.

Board of Directors present: Lee Swoboda, Ken Van Buskirk, Kaye Massie, Ralph Lartz, Jack Kimball, Judy Scott, Margie Benson, Jim Clark, Randy Neatherlin and Bruce Jackson.

Absent: Jacquelyn Mastel


The Draft Minutes of the November 17, 2008 meeting were read.

A Motion to approve the minutes as read was made by Judy Scott and second by Ralph Lartz.

The Motion was passed unanimous by voice vote.

Treasurerís Report:

Jim Clark said we have $873.85 in the checking account.

A Motion to approve the Treasurer's report was made by Ray Stutz and second by Randy Neatherlin. The Motion passes unanimous by voice vote.

Public Information Officer Ralph Lartz thinks we should have Harrison do a presentation on their new Clinic and its services.

Herb Gerhardt said there will be a Health Fair put on by Harrison at the Theler Center on Saturday May 9, 2009.

A good idea for a presentation at one of our meetings would be the Stretch Island Fruit Company.

Business meeting was adjourned at 7:18 P.M.


Ken Van Buskirk passed out a map he received at the Roads Committee that outlined the Belfair Projects. This map has the location of the proposed Water Reclamation Facility site and road improvements.

Bear Creek Dewatto Road may get funds to straighten it and improve the flow of traffic.


The Ballot with the School Levy, School Bond and the Library Lid Lift have been mailed out.

Policy 08-02 on the Financial Review being optional is now written as mandatory annually and when a new Treasurer takes office.

A Motion to approve this new Policy was made by Judy Scott and second by Ken Van Buskirk. The Motion passes unanimous by voice vote.

The Marketing Plan was presented by Mary Swoboda and Margie Benson. They have a flyer to advertise North Mason Community Voice. A discussion followed and a few changes were suggested such as "Make your voice heard".

We do need more Signs out to advertise our monthly meeting and its location.

Jim Clark said the Masonic Lodge has a meeting room for rent with a kitchen for less than $50.

After much discussion on meeting locations a Motion was made by Judy Scott and second by Ray Stutz to move the meeting location for the NMCV to the Masonic Lodge if the fee does not exceed $50. The Motion passes 24 yes and 2 no votes.

The Library in Belfair is scheduled for our meetings thru April.

It was suggested we negotiate with the Theler Center for room rent for our Forums.

Curbside recycling will be available soon in Belfair.

A Motion for the Chairman to fill out I.R.S. Form 990 was made by Jim Clark and second by Ralph Lartz. The Motion passes unanimous by voice vote.

We will have David Baker, Mason Countyís Solid Waste Manager, for the guest speaker at the next meeting.

A Motion to adjourn was made by Judy Scott and second by Randy Neatherlin. The motion passes unanimous by voice vote.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:50 P.M.

Submitted by Bruce Jackson. Approved by the NMCV Board 2/16/2009.