A meeting of the Texas Geocaching Association Board was held on April 6, 2021, online.
Members Not Present:
TXGA Board Meeting 4/6/21*
A meeting of the Executive Directors of the Texas Geocaching Association was held on April 6, 2021, at 7pm by zoom.
Brian Erickson BE Viking President
Julia Bailey jbopto Vice-President
De Vickery Team-DnD Events
Michael Cash mijkie Finance/Compliance
Marcellus Cadd Atreides_78723 Central
Vince Rowe TTO2 North
Cleo Nordquist QueenofD’Nile East
Brenda Mark thewildroseoftexas South
Patricia Elkins MsPatt Southeast
Michelle Bridges gonefishing2 West
William Davis Terraviators Information Technology
David Vickery Team-DnD Membership
Esther Lopez Bigguy In Texas Education
Michael Cash mijkie Treasurer
Julien Tagnon paintballvet18 Secretary
Members Not Present:
The meeting was called to order at 7:04pm.
The minutes from the Executive Directors meeting dated March 14th, 2021, are approved.
Michael Cash presented the financial report.
The GeoWoodstock Checking Account currently has $3,035.41 in funds
The Regular Business Checking Account currently has $8,364.31 in funds
That makes a total of $11,399.72 in funds
Major expenses for Challenge (e.g., Wilks Center) have been paid
The tax specialist has also been hired
SwagFactory expenditures (shipping/additional coins) in the amount of approximately $1,000 have also been factored in
There is an outstanding expense for coins (codes) for the upcoming mega events (Mingo, Midwest Geobash, Jackson County) and additional membership coins
Michael Cash discussed with the Board developments with the tax specialist moving forward
The cache page for Challenge 2022 is in development
Hotel deals for the week of Challenge will be released soon
MsPatt is forming committees and will start exploring Conroe
Nothing new to report
Round-Up 2021 is planned for October 15-17, 2021 at Mineral Wells State Park
Competition: a Chili Cook Off between the regions
The Board will submit a survey to the TXGA Membership regarding moving the TXGA Individual Challenge to the weekend of Roundup (over the objection of the Secretary)
The Board discussed a photographer for Challenge next year
Marcellus discussed an idea of having a storytelling event at Challenge next year – will be considered for Roundup 2021
Membership coins given to reps are almost sold out
More coins have been ordered
The Board (David and William) are working on compiling a full list of membership emails for surveys and voting
The Board discussed the Cacher of the Month nominee for the next two months
The Board also discussed implementing a Cache of the Month award
The Board further discussed creating an html icon so that recipients could include the icon on their Geocaching profiles
The Board discussed the even this weekend and in May to prepare for the Maze traveling to three Mega Events this summer
The meeting was adjourned at 8:00pm.
The Board will next meet May 4th, 2021.
Julien Tagon_____ April 6th, 2021
April 6, 2021