Meeting called to order at 11:29 Present: Forgot to note this, but the following people were there for sure Megan M Mike F Sean S Steve S Scott W. Also Present Beth S Dan R Amendments to last months minutes - Speaker fee was increased to $100 - Standard Operating Procedures for the board will be compiled by June -Mike made a motion to approve as corrected. Megan 2nd the motion. Pres Report Nothing VP Report Nothing Treasurer's Report -No deposit was made for April -Income 333.80 Auction $140 Membership -Dan will take over membership today. BAP -All up-to-date -There was a question about BAP Rules. Steve addressed it in this thread: http://madisonaquatichobby.com/forum/index.php?threads/clarity-of-bap-rules-and-discussion.9857/ -There were 150 Babs this year New award - Specialist (as in specialist in a particular species) Based on specialty club BAP programs - Steven is currently posting the BAP results on a forum post. A link to this post should be put on the website. GARP - No trees last month - May is flowering plants - Next month is plants that sell for more than $5. - Still need someone to take over the committee since Mike is leaving - Mike is going to discontinue the "Unique" bonus as it is a pain to calculate. CARES -Claudia responded w/ requirements - We are officially a CARES club now. Programs - Still no September Speaker - Next year we will have Joe Doyle Cataclysm -The committee made up of the volunteers met last week. -They decided to have a Dutch auction because we do not have enough man-power to run an auction like the one last year. Sean suggested we could have a smaller traditional auction in addition to the Dutch auction because it is fun. -Ted is working on the speakers. He worked out a deal with the European Catfish Study Group to give each attendee a free membership to their group. We will add $10 to the admission fee for this and this will cover a 2nd European speaker who will be a CFSG representative. -Ted is going to import fish for the auction. -PR will be put off until after CATCON. -Will be donating a Gift Certificate for Cataclysm to the CATCON auction. Auction - More time is needed to finish auction before people get in line to pay. -Grimmeys after auction -Announcements after auction -Buyers only first -Need people to help clean up afterwards Website Domain was renewed Promotion Nicholas L was abscent Library Chris B. was abscent By-Laws Randy is still working on this. Old Business Government stuff Almost done with tax-exempt form $600 to renew. Expired May 15, 2017 so Cataclysm was not tax exempt. Garden Expo Nothing Storage Rental -Nothing available on the Eastside @ good prices. -5x5 $70 per month on Verona Road -Need to do this now. -Mike moved to approve this space, Sean 2nd. Meeting Space 4 problems finding a place Door Fee Time of meeting (4:30 is too late to be done for most venues) Expense of venues Having the meeting on a Saturday July Picnic -Will announce the need for a host at today's meeting. - If no one steps forward Megan will locate a park to hold the picnic in. Mike moved to conclude the meeting at 12:28 pm and Sean 2nd.