FREEDOM THROUGH VIGILANCE ASSOCIATION

PO BOX 691616

San Antonio, TX 78269-1616

  1. November 20, 2020 FTVA Board of Directors Meeting: After establishing a quorum, President Evan Smith called the virtual meeting to order at 1302 using the online program Zoom.
  1. ATTENDANCE:

Evan Smith – President Lee Anthony – Treasurer

Mike Nielsen – Secretary John “Tilly” Tillison

Ken WilliamsDan Martin

Roy Burnett Scott Lawson

Dennis Buxton

  1. MINUTES: The October 2020 Meeting Minutes were reviewed and approved as written.
  1. TREASURER’S REPORT: Treasurer Lee Anthony provided the report, to be archived for audit/review.
  1. OLD BUSINESS:
  1. Collaborating with AFCEA and/or Cyber Texas: Roy Burnett provided a short briefing on the proposed product.  He will provide a web address and password for all to review.  Please provide comments to be discussed during the next BOD meeting.
  2. Follow-up on business insurance coverage/quotes: Vice President Brock was not present to provide an update so this topic will be reviewed during the next BOD meeting.
  3. Addressing future Board of Director Vacancies: We still need to find somebody willing to replace Lee as Treasurer. Everyone is asked to help find suitable candidates and bring names to the next meeting.
  1. NEW BUSINESS:
    1. FTVA support requested to help veterans and substance abuse emails – continue to treat as before (direct one-on-one or ignore).
  1. Correspondence: Not discussed.
  1. Around the room: 
    1. Dennis Buxton stated the reminder that the next RIT inputs are due 1 December. Roy Burnett sent a reminder to the board and the Chapter presidents.
    1. We discussed the relooking at the frequency of the RIT. As it is online 100% now, is it possible to increase the frequency – Dennis indicates that six per year is viable. The spring RIT should link directly to corresponding portions of the FTVA website.
    1. We also discussed ways to bring in new members, especially the new airman.  Ideas such as extending a one-year free membership to tech school graduates and especially updating/modernizing the web page were discussed.  This will be a topic of discussion at the next BOD.
  1. There being no further business, motion was made, seconded, and approve to adjourn at 1342.  The next BOD meeting is scheduled for 18 December at 1300L.

//Signed//

Michael W. Nielsen

FTVA Secretary

Secretary@FTVA.ORG

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