North Mason Community Voice Meeting Minutes
July 23, 2012

Meeting called to order by Vice Chair Kaye Massie at 7:05 PM. There was a quorum of the board.

Board: Kaye Massie, Margie Benson, Jack Kimball, Linnie Griffin, Valerie McLeod

Absent: Lee Swoboda, Ken VanBuskirk, Beau Bakken, Judy Scott

Audience: Nine

Secretary's Report – Margie Benson

• Approval of meeting minutes dated 5/21/2012 and special meeting minutes dated 6/18/2012, distributed to the membership via email. No changes were received.

Linnie moved to approve the May 21 and June 18 minutes, as distributed via email. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.

Treasurer's Report - Jack Kimball

• All bills are paid and there is $1,756.87 in the bank account. Linnie submitted a reimbursement of $115.77 for expenses for the May spaghetti feed.

Margie moved to approve the reimbursement to Linnie. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.

Public Information Officer (PIO) Report – Ken VanBuskirk

No report


Election of two board members

Nominations were taken for two board positions vacated by Jim Clark and Bonnie Pope.

Danielle Skeeters-Lindsey was nominated by Linnie Griffin.

Bob Harris was nominated by Linnie Griffin.

A motion was made to accept by acclamation Danielle Skeeters-Lindsey and Bob Harris. The motion was seconded and approved by the membership in attendance.


Wrap-up of June 25 forum. Everyone was pleased with the outcome, although most said more questions should have been asked from the audience

Followup on PA system. Still looking. It was suggested to look at WalMart, Radio Shack and Best Buy. Also, an audience member said he would investigate too.


Discussion of conducting another candidates' forum, partnering with the North Mason Chamber and MasonWebTV. Considering a debate style (ask a question, all the candidates answer, then all candidates allowed rebuttal time). Two separate debate events, one for the 35th District candidates, tentatively Thursday, September 27 and the Mason County commissioner candidates, tentatively Thursday, October 4. Questions would be solicited in advance via Web, email, blogs, social media, newspaper articles and ads as well as during both events.

MOTION: Linnie moved the North Mason Community Voice partner with the North Mason Chamber and MasonWebTV on two candidates’ debate events, one for the 35th District and one for the Mason County commissioners, to take place before general election ballots are mailed. The motion was seconded and approved unanimously.

Meeting Reports/Upcoming Meetings

• July 24: Mason County Hospital District 2 meeting, 7 PM.

• July 24: Belfair Water District meeting, 6 PM

• July 27-28-29: Mason County Area Rodeo and Fair

• July 30: Sewer dedication ceremony at 8 AM.

• July 31: Fifth Tuesday Mason County commission meeting in the North Mason School District board room, starting at 6 PM.

• August 1: Mason General dedication of new hospital wing (Shelton), 3:30 PM

• August 2: Sheriff Advisory meeting at Spencer Lake at 8:30 AM (8:00 if you want breakfast)

• August 11: Sprint triathlon in Allyn.

• August 15: Washington's Public Records & Open Meetings Laws Forum, 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Alderbrook Resort, Union -

• September 1 and 2: Highland Festival at Theler Center. Will also use the playground across the street at the Belfair Elementary School for some of their highland games.

• September 21: Jail and Bail in front of Belfair Safeway. All donations go to Fred Hutchinson Research.

For the Good of the Order

Discussion about traffic issues in Belfair.

Next meeting Monday, August 27.

Meeting adjourned 8:10 PM.

Submitted by Margie Benson, Secretary. =^..^= Approved by NMCV Board 8/27/2012.