July 8, 2023
The Business Meeting Session was held at the Alki Masonic Temple in Seattle, WA and called to order at 9:50 am by PNTC Washington Vice President Chuck Guilford.
Chuck welcomed everyone to the meeting, introduced himself and proceeded into the introduction of Board members and Volunteer Helpers.
Steve Crow................... PNTC President
Chuck Guilford............ PNTC Washington Vice President
Jerry Lane.................... PNTC Oregon Vice President (not in attendance)
Conrad Berthold.......... PNTC Treasurer
Walt White.................. PNTC Washington Secretary
(open position)............. PNTC Oregon Secretary
Jim Gillis..................... PNTC Washington Director At Large
Doug Siemens.............. PNTC Oregon Director At Large (not in attendance)
Chuck explained the need for filling our two open positions. We have two vacancies that we have to fill and they are really important to our club. One is the Secretary for Oregon, which is a Director position. We tried to talk Vince Bogart into coming out of retirement and he said “No”. We also need a Newsletter Editor. Our newsletter is now an electronic document (no longer printed paper). If you are interested in either of these two positions please contact Steve, Chuck or Jerry.
We had 6 new members/visitors at the meeting today. Each one stood up to introduce themselves and shared where they are from.
Conrad provided a verbal Treasures Report. Please see the PNTC website for the detailed Treasures Report. It was also mentioned how funds for Best In The West (BITW) and the 2024 Favor are currently tracked for clarity and record keeping.
A question was asked to Chuck “Can you please explain to the new members what is the Best In The West Event?” Chuck provided an explanation of how the BITW event is presented every two years in alternating locations between Washington and Oregon. He also explained the typical daily events spanning over Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Conrad confirmed that the 2024 BITW event will be August 8-11th in Tacoma, Washington. If anyone would like to help with the BITW event, please contact Conrad. Please see the PNTC website “https://pntc.website/” for posting of dates and events.
Annamarie Schmidt provided updated information on Scholarship Project. The three scholarship recipients have been selected. There was only a five point spread in total between all of them. We are only offering two scholarships this year, but three applicants have been reviewed and selected. One recipient is from Washington, San Juan Islands area and will be attending the Northwest School of Boat Building. The other recipient is from Oregon and will be attending Walla Walla Community College to be a John Deere Technician. If either one of the two recipients drop out of school, then the scholarship we will be passed to the third recipient that has already been evaluated.
Walt White provided an update on the 2024 Favor Team. The design has been presented to the PNTC Board of Directors and is approved. The 2024 Favor Team has been meeting to discuss and divide the various fabrication tasks. As for schedule, we are very good. Since the favor is a surprise item, we cannot say any more about its details.
The August meeting will be at Jerry Lane’s Museum on August 12th. If you have not been to Jerry’s museum, it’s worth the trip to La Center, Washington. There was a question/request from an attendee “Can directions to Jerry’s museum be added to the PNTC website?” Someone on the Board of Directors will coordinate with Zach Howell to get directions added to our website. There was a second question asking about camper parking at Jerry’s place. There is plenty of parking, but most of it is not flat (slightly inclined). However, if you are thinking about an overnight stay in your camper, then please contact Jerry in advance to discuss that with him.
Attendees were reminded that the new 2023 PNTC Directory is complete and there are copies available for everyone to pickup during this meeting. Everyone was reminded to only take “ONE” copy please.
Members were reminded to not share the Directory with non-members and this document is copyright protected. Also commercial use of the Directory is Prohibited.
An attendee mentioned that Chuck should explain our process of selling items during the monthly meetings. Chuck provide a verbal example of the process, which included one name of an auction tag, two names on a tag and three names on a tag. If you are interested in any item, then you should add your name to the tag.
Secretary’s Note: The membership approved process for auctions can be found in our Policies, Procedures and Practices Document, Section Auctions 1-8.
• Estate auction from Allen Boreen tool collection
• Items donated to PNTC for the Scholarship Fund
• Estate auction from George Polland tool collection
“Clapboard & Siding Gauges” by Louie Read “Floorboard Gauge” by Louie Read
“Pencil Types” by Allen Smith
The Business Meeting Session was concluded at 10:18am. Open Sales was started. Meeting Notes taken by: Walt White, PNTC Washington Secretary