NFOA Board Meeting Minutes
January 8, 2014
The January board meeting ran from 8 a.m. Monday January 5th through 10 p.m. Friday January 9th.
1.) Approve December Board Meeting Minutes
Minutes approved as posted.
2.) Treasurers Report
Beginning Book balance 12/1/14 – $15,899.15
Total Expenditures – $38.96
1 One Debit of $38.96 to Benchmark Email Service
Total Deposits – $850.66
-$26 Cafe Press Merchandise Sales
-$500 NFOA PAF
-$324.66 Piryx Member Contributions
Ending Book balance 12/31/14 – $16,710.85
3.) Membership Report
An audit was conducted and duplications in the member roster were removed for an accurate accounting of membership.
The numbers for this month are:
General membership 7642 increase of 46
Associate membership 51 increase of 1
Youth membership 26 no change
Total membership 7719 +47 on Jan 1st 2015
A copy of the .xls file is stored in the BOD Archive board
4.) Committee Reports
An NFOA Day at the Legislature was planned and executed in support of NFOA supported legislation. Several legislative initiatives were coordinated with representatives within the unicameral and are under review in committee for fielding to the entire representative body for debate and vote. Committee members actively met with with senators and their staff to educate them on the legislation.
4b.) Member Engagement and Fundraising
NFOA sponsorship and attendance at several events was discussed as well as the need for a banner/pop-up awning for organizational promotion.
A motion was made to approve up to $700 for a booth and related expenses at the Omaha Boat Sports and Travel show in February. Motion passed.
A motion was made to approve up to $400 to secure the banner, seconded, and passed by unanimous vote.
A motion was made to co-sponsor the Wild Game Feed with the Nebraska Sportsmans Foundation
and Nebraska Council of Sportmans Clubs at a cost of $300. Motion passed.
Discussed possibility of raffles for fundraising.
Discussed sign up sheets and options for using tablets / laptop / other technology to signup new members at shows. discussions ongoing.
Several Facebook Memes and posts were created and sponsored on Facebook to increase member awareness of legislative activities and to solicit engagements towards contacting representatives in the Unicameral in support of NFOA supported legislation.
Discussed newsletter ideas.
4d.) Web Admin
System security is doing its job keeping spammers from attempting to register via Tapatalk. Hosting issues have been resolved that were impacting server performance.
5. Member Meeting
Heartland Park has been secured as the location for the 2015 Member meeting. Discussed speakers for the meeting and member-centered activities. Planning continues.
6. Old Business
Vector Graphic of NFOA logo:
Tabled for later exploration if the need arises that it truly needs to be re-created.
NFOA ‘App': Explored utilities provided by an NFOA ‘App’ that might be able to be programmed pro-bono. App ideas discussed:
a. User research of Nebraska Laws pertaining to firearms
b. Legislative Tracker, sorted by topic, listing current session bill and NFOA’s position, etc
c. Shooting Event (Shows, competitions, etc) Search App by calendar date and/or location