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Board of Directors Meeting 06/27/13

Board of Directors Meeting
Of
The Michigan Association of Home Inspectors
June 27, 2013
Teleconference

Board Officers present: Tim Bunch Dennis Durandetto Edward Green Mel Jacobs Patrick Lyons Janis Putelis

The meeting was called to order at 20.23 by President Tim Bunch

President’s Report: Tim Bunch
 Sent out e-mail to Representative Jacobson on status of “place holder legislation. To date there has been no response.
 Received a invite from Representative to participate in his fund raiser.

Secretary’s Report: Edward Green
 No minutes to approve as the previous BOD meeting just concluded
 Will be e-mailed out before next BOD meeting

Treasurer’s Report: Dennis Durandetto
 Review of the MichAHI “Summary Balance Sheet”, “Profit and Loss Statements” and “Account Activity” dated June 25, 2013
Motion Ed, Second Janis to accept the Treasurer’s Reports, Accepted unanimously.
 Discussion as to present location of the Association’s sign
Motion Janis, Second Ed to purchase a new sign, Accepted unanimously.
 Patrick will make the contacts to purchase the new sign
Motion Janis, Second Patrick to approve spending up to $450.00 to purchase a new sign, Accepted unanimously.
 Dennis requested authorization to explore potential and advantages of using a different bank for the Associations. Accepted unanimously.

By-Laws: Mel Jacobs
 Nothing to report.

Web Site: Don Bergman
 General discussion of new web site or future modifications
 Tim will ask his wife to explore new web site possibilities
Membership: Janis Putelis
– Janis will change face book page to reflect the identity of the Association
– Will encourage development of communication and input of the membership
– Area code 240 has a new member. Dennis and Patrick have already made contact with the inspector

Motion Janis, Second Tim to adjourn the BOD meeting at 21:03. Accepted, unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,
Edward Green, Secretary.

Tentative BOD meeting dates:
September 19, 2013 @20:00
December 5, 2013 @17:00

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Board of Directors Meeting 04/25/13

Board of Directors Meeting
Of
The Michigan Association of Home Inspectors
April 24, 2013
Teleconference

Board Officers present: Tim Bunch Edward Green Mel Jacobs Patrick Lyons Kris Miller Janis Putelis

The meeting was called to order at 20.08 by President Tim Bunch

President’s Report: Tim Bunch
 Last months meeting with Representative Jacobson went very well
 The plan is to pull HB 4162 and implement this Association’s changes
 Mat will talk to Brad Jacobson and be ready to report to the membership at the Annual meeting
 A general discussion of the process followed

Secretary’s Report: Edward Green
 Review of MichAHI minutes for the December4, 2012 BOD meeting.
 Review of MichAHI minutes for the February 19, 2013 BOD meeting.
 Motion Janis, Second Mel to accept the meeting minutes, Accepted unanimously.

Treasurer’s Report: Dennis Durandetto
 Review of the MichAHI “Summary Balance Sheet”, “Profit and Loss Statements” and “Account Activity” dated April 25, 2013
 Motion Janis, Second Patrick to accept the Treasurer’s Reports, Accepted unanimously.

By-Laws: Mel Jacobs
 Nothing to report.

Web Site: Don Bergman
 Modify the Home Page on the web site to reflect the Association’s new position
 Janis will have a Face book page up and running by the Annual meeting
 Janis, Kris and Ed will explore new alternatives for the web site
 Kris will confer with Don for input on improvements

Membership: Janis Putelis
– Discussion of future plans for recruiting new members
– Patrick introduced his recent efforts at the ASHI sig meeting and the letter he sent to its members about the Annual meeting
– Discussion of merit of sending letters out to all past members outlining the Association’s new position
– Discussion of future approaches

Annual Membership Meeting:
 Patrick will serve as the Election Official at the Annual meeting
 Dennis will provide a current list of members in good standing
 Patrick will send out a reminder of the meeting to the membership
 Discussion of Info for the Annual meeting

Motion Janis, Second Ed to adjourn the BOD meeting at 19:21 and reconvene after the Annual Membership Meeting. Accepted, unanimously.

Reconvened: June 27, 2013

Election of new BOD Officers
 President Tim Bunch
 Vice President Mel Jacobs
 Secretary Ed Green
 Treasurer Dennis Durandetto

Motion Mel, Second Patrick, to adjourn the BOD meeting at 20:07. Accepted, unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,
Edward Green, Secretary.

Tentative BOD meeting dates:
June 20, 2013 @20:00
September 19, 2013 @20:00
December 5, 2013 @17:00

Annual Membership Meeting date:
March 14, 2013 @18:00

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Board of Directors Meeting 03/22/12

Board of Director’s Meeting
Of
The Michigan Association of Home Inspectors
March 22, 2012
Baker’s of Milford
Milford, Michigan
Board Officers present Tim Bunch Paul Bossenbroek Dennis Durandetto
Edward Green Mel Jacobs Patrick Lyons
Kris Miller Janis Putelis
Members and Guests Mat Dunaskiss Matt Bezanson Bill Bullard Jr.
Lon Grossman Craig Lee John Pesek
Richard J. Powell Linda Powell Richard Powell
Don Randazzo Barry Whitehead

________________________________________

The Meeting was called to order at 18:02 by President Janis Putelis

President’s opening comments: Janis Putelis
— There will be a guest speaker and presentation at Annual meeting
— Education expense and out limited resources
— Nothing going on in Lansing in terms of home inspector legislation
Vice Presidents Report: Paul Bossenbroek
— Nothing to report
Secretary’s Report: Edward Green
— MichAHI minutes for the December 6, 2011 BOD meeting
— Motion Mel, Second Paul to accept the meeting minutes. Accepted unanimously.
— Discussion of the election of BOD members at the Annual Meeting
Treasurer’s Report: Dennis Durandetto
— Listed members and new members
— Treasurer’s Report was e-mailed to the BOD
— Motion Ed, Second Patrick to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Accepted unanimously.
— Dennis credited Senator Mat Dunaskiss for his ongoing efforts
By Laws: Mel Jacobs
— Nothing to report
— Ed will assist Mel in compiling an updated copy of the By-Laws
Membership: Tim Bunch
— Nothing to report
— Discussion by Patrick on improving membership
— Discussion of plans for presentations at the Spring ASHI conference
— Discussion of new recruiting ideas
— Discussion of recruiting members from other organizations
— Ed suggests that we once again add a list of BOD meetings to the bottom of the minutes as we have done in the past
Legislative Committee: Kris Miller
— Discussion of attendance at meetings with Brad Jacobson
— Kris is maintaining contacts
New Business for 2012:
— Kris Miller – would like to see our organization work on legislation that improves the work environment of our profession
1. Kris is working with our legislative representative
2. We couold recruit MAR to aid in the process
3. We could recruit insurance companies
— Richard Powell – do we want to put Home Inspectors in the news again
— May want to become part of a larger coalition
— Kris is willing to do the research of the other professions to see if they are interested
— Patrick – The Association could aid inspectors in increasing services that they offer to their clients
— Janis suggests setting up a Face Book page for the Association. Janis volunteered to set it up. Motion ED, Second Kris to set up a Face Book page, accepted

Adjourned the BOD Meeting for the Annual Membership Meeting at 18:29:
BOD called to order at 20:10 following the Annual Membership Meeting.
The newly elected BOD members, as chosen by the membership are as follows:
— Don Bergman – 1 year term
— Kris Miller – 2 year term
— Craig Lee – 2 year term

Elections of officers by BOD members:
1. President: Tim Bunch
2. Vice President: Paul Bossenbroek
3. Secretary: Ed Green
4. Treasurer: Dennis Durandetto

The new President, Tim Bunch appoints the following:
— Membership Committe: Janis Putelis and Craig Lee
— Legislative Representative: Kris Miller
— By-Laws: Mel Jacobs
The new BOD accepted Jeff Halprin’s resignation from the BOD and offers their appreciation for his dedicated service.
Motion by Kris and seconded by Janis to adjourn the BOD meeting at 20:30, accepted unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,
Edward green, Secretary
Tentative BOD meeting dates:
June 19. 2012
September 18, 2012
December 11, 2012

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Annual Membership Meeting 04/26/13

Annual Membership Meeting
Of
The Michigan Association of Home Inspectors
April 26, 2013
Southgate, Michigan

Board Officers present: Tim Bunch Paul Bossenbroek Dennis Durandetto
Edward Green Mel Jacobs Patrick Lyons
Kris Miller Janis Putelis

Members and Guests: Mat Dunaskiss Todd Arnold Matt Bezanson Steve Cross David Heine Andrew Danner Janni Juhasz Steve LaCombe Andy Neering John Pesek Richard Powell Don Randazzo Dan Vanderstelt George Vernon Rick Vernon

The meeting was called to order at 17:15 by President Tim Bunch

Approximately 30 members in attendance all introduced themselves.

President’s Report: Tim Bunch
 This is the forth meeting this year for your BOD
 Three BOD members met with Representative Jacobson on March 7, 2013
 Explained HB4162 and the MichAHI changes
 Explained “Place Holder” concept
 Will also have a “Place Holder in the Senate with Senator Greene

Legislative Consultant’s Report: Mat Dunaskiss
 Mat was introduced to the membership
 Mat gave history on how the Bills have differed
 How the bills have come about to license Home Inspectors
 Talked about the Governor pushing for energy audits
 Talked about MichAHI having control of their industry

Treasurer’s Report: Dennis Durandetto
 Renewals just went out
 Need to focus on building membership

By-Laws: Mel Jacobs
– Nothing to report

Web Site: Don Bergman
 Website will continue to be tweaked in how it looks and how it works so it can be kept current

Membership: Janis Putelis
 New Association face book page is up and running
 Page is for members only
 Free to post comments, pics, rants
 No politics or religious issues

Secretary’s Report: Edward Green
 Better communication with the Organization
 E-mails

Legislative Committee: Kris Miller
– Already reported earlier in the meeting

New Business for 2013:
 Election of new BOD members
Mel Jacobs – 1 year term
Dennis Durandetto – 2 year term
Don Bergman – 2 year term

Adjourned the Annual Membership Meeting for ASHI GLC Meeting

Respectfully submitted,
Edward Green, Secretary.

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Annual Membership Meeting 03/22/12

Annual Membership Meeting
Of
The Michigan Association of Home Inspectors
March 22, 2012
Baker’s of Milford
Milford, Michigan
Board Officers present Tim Bunch Paul Bossenbroek Dennis Durandetto
Edward Green Mel Jacobs Patrick Lyons
Kris Miller Janis Putelis
Members and Guests Mat Dunaskiss Matt Bezanson Bill Bullard Jr.
Lon Grossman Craig Lee John Pesek
Richard J. Powell Linda Powell Richard Powell
Don Randazzo Barry Whitehead

________________________________________

The Meeting was called to order at 18:30 by President Janis Putelis
The meeting opened with Senator Mat Dunaskiss introducing the honorable Bill Bullard Jr., Oakland County Clerk
Legislative Consultant’s Report: Mat Dunaskiss
— Has been a great priviledge to work with the Association over the several years
— Mich represents the Heart and Soul of Michigan independent men
— It has been an honor to be associated with MichAhI
— The defeat of the Service tax was a great accomplishment for the Association
— Thanked Dennis and Kris for their support at Brian Jacobson’s gathering
— Discussion of recruiting Congressmen to work with MichAHI
— Discussion of Regulatory Reform Committe and the new direction for the State
— Fielded questions from the floor about legislation
Bill Bullard’s presentation to the membership:
1. Discussion of county government
2. 3 year balanced budget
3. AAA bond rating
4. E-filing, Electronic filing and support for County residents
5. The # of employees required to run the operation is slightly declining
6. During previous years 2/3 of the county revenue was from property taxes
7. This year it was only 48%
8. Always looking and being directed to cut expenses
9. Business operates differently under Emergency Managers
10. The good news about Oakland County is that it has a good system of government
11. A general discussion of county government followed with the membership
(Most of the membership was present during the BOD meeting and were privledged to the specifics of the officer’s reports)
Presidents Report: Janis Putelis
— It has been a great 3 years serving this organization.
— Not quite the work load of the past as we have embraced technology (teleconferences). and are more seasoned about the legistive process
— Lon Grossman thanked Janis for his guiding influence during his past 3 terms as MichAHI President
Secretary’s Report: Edward Green
— Better communication with the Organization
— E-mails
— Commended by Mel for Ed’s efforts over the past several years
Treasurer’s Report: Dennis Durandetto
— Commended by Janis for Dennis’ efforts over the past several years
By Laws: Mel Jacobs
— Commended by Lon Grossman for Mel’s service over the past several years
Policy Committe:
— No report
— Richard J. Powell nominated Lon Grossman to write a Mission Statement for the Organization
Membership: Tim Bunch
— Nothing to report
— Suggests that every member knows another inspector that is not presently a member. He requested that they recruit them into the Organization.
— Discussion of the membership of reruiting new members
1. Suggestion for changing language
2. Pointing out the difference between all of the associations in Michigan
3. Have to get home inspectors to realize what the motivation for all of the associations
Legislative Committee: Kris Miller
— Janis asked the present membership if they would be in favor of introducing a Palce Holder legislation
— A general discussion followed
— The present membership was unanimously in favor of introducing Palce Holder Legislation
New Business for 2012:
— Election of new BOD members
Don Bergman – 1 year term
Kris Miller – 2 year term
Craig Lee – 2 year term

Adjourned the Annual Membership Meeting at 20:02.

Respectfully submitted,
Edward green, Secretary

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