FOBA Board Meeting April 27, 2019 Albuquerque, NM

The meeting was called to order by President Dick Braziel at 8:51 am.

The Secretary called the roll of officers, present were President Dick Braziel, Vice-President Paul Herring, Secretary Arne Flores, Treasurer Bruce Stock, Board Members James Kuykendall (Ex Officio), John Nattinger and Harvey Varenhorst. President Dick Braziel announced that a quorum was present.

President Dick Braziel began the meeting by discussing the importance of changing the views of the organization and begin allowing Task Force Members to join our organization in full member capacity. This will be presented to the membership at the General Meeting and will require a proposal to be prepared, a change in FOBA's bylaws, all to be presented for a vote by the membership.

Nominating committee: Dave Burnett indicated that elections for certain members of the Board of Directors will occur at the General Meeting:

President Braziel's term expired and Vice President Herring was nominated as President. Ex Officio Kuykendall agreed to one term as the Vice President, Secretary Flores agreed to one term as Secretary. Board of Directors Positions #1 and #3 were due for re-election and Mr. Gilberto Hinojosa was nominated for Position #1 and John Nattinger agreed to continue in Position #3.

Positions #1 and #3 are re-elected on odd years and Positions #2 and #4 are re-elected on even years. It was stressed the importance of Board Members attending ALL meetings.

2018 Current FOBA Officers  2019 FOBA Officers (Nominations)
President - Dick Braziel  President - Paul Herring
Vice President - Paul Herring  Vice President - James Kuykendall
Secretary - Arne Flores  Secretary - Arne Flores
Treasurer - Bruce Stock  Treasurer - Bruce Stock
Board of Directors  Board of Directors
James Kuykendall (Ex Officio)  Dick Braziel (Ex Officio)
Lou Richenberger - #1  Gilberto Hinojosa - #1
Jimmy Bradley - #2  Jimmy Bradley - #2
John Nattinger - #3  John Nattinger - #3
Harvey Varenhorst - #4  Harvey Varenhorst - #4

Board Member Varenhorst made a FOBA Life Membership suggestion, with requirements on age, years of FOBA Membership and pay Five years of Membership. This will be presented to the membership at the General Meeting and will require a proposal to be prepared, a change in FOBA's bylaws, all to be presented for a vote by the membership.

The next item discussed was the Conference Location for 2020. Since no formal proposals have been made, locations like San Antonio, Waco, Dallas, Tombstone and El Paso were discussed.

Treasurer Stock gave the Treasurer's Report stating that the current balance is $13,174.83 with 219 paying members.

A brief discussion was had relating to awarding Dinners or Conference Registration Fees to a FOBA member that was the Top Recruiter for new members for 2019. Further discussion in the General Meeting.

The Board approved the payment by FOBA of Jeanne Ham's hotel room during the conference due to all the work she does for FOBA to include soliciting information, preparing and distributing the Que Paso; preparing, updating and distributing the Membership Directory and sending out mass emails to the membership and other duties as assigned.

A question was discussed regarding monies being donated by FOBA to an entity for a member's death.

A brief discussion relating to Donald White being nominated and approved for Honorary Membership.

A brief discussion relating to the development of a FOBA Challenge Coin.

Adjournment: A motion for adjournment was made and seconded and the motion passed. The meeting was adjourned at 9:47 am.



FOBA General Meeting April 28, 2019 Albuquerque, NM

The meeting was called to order by President Dick Braziel at 9:04 am.

President Dick Braziel asked all present to stand and recite the pledge of allegiance.

President Dick Braziel asked for a moment of prayer for members who had passed away during the previous year and in the past.

The Secretary called the roll of officers, present were President Dick Braziel, Vice-President Paul Herring, Secretary Arne Flores, Treasurer Bruce Stock, Board Members James Kuykendall (Ex Officio), John Nattinger and Harvey Varenhorst. President Dick Braziel announced that a quorum was present.

Secretary’s Report: the minutes of the April 4, 2018 Combined Board Meeting and General Meeting in San Antonio were read. A motion was made and seconded to accept the minutes. The motion was seconded and the motion passed.

Treasurer’s report The treasury balance is $13,174.83 with 219 paying members. A motion was made and seconded to accept the report. The motion was seconded and the motion passed.

Old Business: There was no old business.

A motion was made and seconded to hold elections due to the departure of one of the nominees. Dave Burnett, nominating committee made a motion and was seconded to elect the slate of officers listed below by acclamation, the motion carried:

2019 FOBA Officers

President - Paul Herring
Vice President - James Kuykendall
Secretary - Arne Flores
Gilberto Hinojosa - #1
John Nattinger - #3

Newly elected Board Member Gilberto Hinojosa was re-introduced to the Membership and he gave and introduction speech.

New Business: Changing Membership Rules, by presiding President Braziel, discussed the importance of changing the views of the organization and begin allowing Task Force Members to join our organization in full member capacity. The proposal will be prepared, a change in FOBA's bylaws submitted, all to be presented for a vote by the membership. It was stressed that if members have strong feelings Pro or Con, to be present at next year's General Membership Meeting.

Board Member Varenhorst made a FOBA Life Membership suggestion, with requirements on age, years of FOBA Membership and pay Five years of Membership. . The proposal will be prepared, a change in FOBA's bylaws, all to be presented for a vote by the membership.

Joby Donaldson suggested that FOBA have a luncheon for widows for them to become more participating with FOBA.

Membership drive, President Braziel discussed and asked the membership to recruit new members and the High Recruiter would be awarded with Registration Fees to the next Conference. A motion was made and seconded to do a Membership Drive. The motion passed.

Proposals for the 2020 conference. After several points and locations including Tombstone were discussed,

John Philips volunteered and agreed to commit for the 2020 conference to be in held in Dallas, Texas. A motion was made to have the 2020 conference in Dallas, Texas. The motion was seconded and the motion passed.

Dave Burnett proposed to sponsor the 2021 conference in the Tucson area. A motion was made to have the 2021 conference in Tucson, Arizona area. The motion was seconded and the motion passed.

It was suggested that a post be made to honor Gene White's son, Donald White on Honorary Membership to FOBA for his contributions to the organization.

President Braziel stated that Ruben and Bonnie Gomez had stepped up to the plate and sponsored this Great conference in Albuquerque, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

Also, a big THANK YOU to the ladies that are the FOBA workhorses of the Conference!

Paul Herring, newly elected President made a short speech.

Outgoing President Braziel said thanks to FOBA.

Adjournment: A motion for adjournment was made and seconded and the motion passed. The meeting was adjourned at 9:56 am.




FOBA Combined Board and General Meeting April 4, 2018 San Antonio, TX



The meeting was called to order by President Dick Braziel at 9:05 am.

President Dick Braziel asked all present to stand and recite the pledge of allegiance.


President Dick Braziel asked for a moment of prayer for members who had passed away during the previous year and in the past.


The Secretary called the roll of officers, present were President Dick Braziel, Vice-President Paul Herring, Secretary Arne Flores, Treasurer Bruce Stock, Board Members James Kuykendall (Ex Officio), Lou Richenberger, Jimmy Bradley, John Nattinger and Harvey Varenhorst. President Dick Braziel announced that a quorum was present.

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Secretary’s Report:   the minutes of the April 29, 2017 Board Meetings and General Meeting in Houston were about to be read.  A motion was made and seconded to accept the minutes as published on the Que Paso. The motion was seconded and the motion passed.


Treasurer’s report:  7 members paid dues yesterday.  The treasury balance is $9,233.62 + $300.  The Que Paso was sent out via email, worked great only 6 copies needed to printed out. The Member Directory is due this Fall. Needs to be sent out in the same manner as the Que Paso in order to keep our costs down.

Spoke to Dave Kunz last night, not doing well, has some kind of fibrosis, he sends his regards.  A motion was made and  seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report and the motion passed.


 A discussion continued regarding the website, the member's directory and the website.  It was decided by the Board that Jeanne Ham would get a new computer to prepare FOBA's Que Paso and Membership Directory and any other FOBA business.


Old Business:  There was no old business.


New Business:  Proposals for the 2018 conference. After several points and locations including Tombstone were discussed,

Ruben and Bonnie Gomez  agreed to commit for the 2019 conference to be in held in Albuquerque NM. A motion was made to have the 2019 conference in Albuquerque. The motion was seconded and the motion passed.


Election of Officers:  The terms have expired for the following positions: Vice-President, Treasurer and Board positions #2 and #4. The membership Committee  indicated that there had been no interest in the vacant positions. The election slate looks like this:


 Vice-President - Paul Herring

Treasurer - Bruce Stock

 Board #2 - Jimmy Bradley

 Board #4 - Harvey Varenhorst


A motion was made that Paul Herring continue as Vice-President, the motion was seconded and the motion passed.

There were no other nominations from the floor.  A motion to accept the slate by acclamation was made and seconded and the motion passed.


Other Business:  We must continue recruiting new members, four new members joined in the last month.

Website, make it user friendly, membership roster in website.


Adjournment:  A motion for adjournment was made and seconded and the motion passed.  The meeting was adjourned at 9:39 am.





FOBA Combined Board and General Meeting April 29, 2017 Houston, TX



The meeting was called to order by President Dick Braziel at 9:04 am.

President Dick Braziel asked all present to stand and recite the pledge of allegiance.


President Dick Braziel asked for a moment of prayer for members who had passed away during the previous year and in the past.


The Secretary called the roll of officers, present were President Dick Braziel, Vice-President Paul Herring, Secretary Arne Flores, Treasurer Bruce Stock, Board Members James Kuykendall (Ex Officio), Lou Richenberger, Jimmy Bradley, John Nattinger and Harvey Varenhorst. President Dick Braziel announced that a quorum was present.

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Secretary’s Report:   the minutes of the April 23 and 24 2016 Board Meetings and General Meeting in El Paso were about to be read.  A motion was made and seconded to accept the minutes as published on the Que Paso. The motion was seconded and the motion passed.


Treasurer’s report:  There are currently around 65 to 70 members who have not paid dues for the current year.  The treasury balance is $5,099.06.  Expenses since the last report were $1,000 for the Houston FOBA conference.  As to the Que Paso which costs around $1,500 per copy, we cannot afford to do that anymore. Will send out a news letter instead. A motion was made and  seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report and the motion passed.


 A discussion continued regarding the website, the member's directory, membership and bylaws. A motion was made that all communication in FOBA be made via email or the website. The motion was seconded and the motion passed.


A discussion continued about the time share that Bobby Martinez wants to donate to FOBA. Bobby explained the process and that the cost would be around $350 indicating that FOBA would have to front the money for the cost. At the end of the discussion interest in the time share waned and the matter was dropped. The matter could be pursued later via email or the website. FOBA appreciates the offer from Bobby.



Vice-President Paul Herring recognized FOBA's Que Paso Editor Jeanne Ham for her excellent work. President Braziel also recognized FOBA Secretary/web master Arne Flores ... a round of applause followed.


Old Business:  There was no old business.


New Business:  Proposals for the 2018 conference. After several points and locations including Tombstone that has no meeting rooms were discussed, Fred Villarreal agreed to commit for the 2018 conference to be in San Antonio, Texas. A motion was made to have the 2018 conference in San Antonio. The motion was seconded and the motion passed.


Election of Officers:  The terms have expired for the following positions: President, Secretary and Board positions #1 and #3.  Bobby Martinez was the membership Committee who indicated that there had been no interest in the vacant positions. The election slate looks like this:


 President - Dick Braziel

Secretary - Arne Flores

 Board #1 - Lou Richenberger

 Board #4 - John Nattinger


A motion was made that Dick Braziel continue as President, the motion was seconded and the motion passed.

There were no other nominations from the floor.  A motion to accept the slate by acclamation was made and seconded and the motion passed.  


Other Business:  A discussion ensued relating to the transportation to the Karbach brewery tour.

President Braziel spoke about his appreciation to members of the board and to Paul Herring for recruiting four new members, and in the same breath ... told Jeanne that FOBA can't do without her.


Adjournment:  A motion for adjournment was made and seconded and the motion passed.  The meeting was adjourned at 9:44 am.





FOBA Combined Board and General Meeting April 23, 2016 El Paso, TX


The meeting was called to order by President Dick Braziel at 9:33 am.


The Secretary called the roll of officers, present were President Dick Braziel, Vice-President Perry Martin, Secretary Arne Flores, Treasurer Bruce Stock, Board Members James Kuykendall (Ex Officio) and John Nattinger.  Directors Lou Richenberger, Jimmy Bradley and Jim Button were not present.  President Dick Braziel announced that a quorum was present.

President Dick Braziel asked for a moment of silence for members who had passed away during the previous year:  Shirley Jarrell and Robert "Bob" May.

Secretary’s Report:   the minutes of the April 30, 2015 Board Meeting and General Meeting were read.  A motion was made and seconded to accept the minutes as read and the motion passed.

Treasurer’s report:  There are currently 266 members on the roster with 198 in good standing and 15 who have not paid dues for the current year.  The treasury balance is $6,531.  Expenses since the last report were $4,924.14.  The only expenses pending are $1,500 for the Spring 2016 “Que Paso” and the current conference. The member roster is updated every two years and is due this fall. A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report and the motion passed.

President Dick Braziel recognized FOBA's three eldest members, John Windham, Jim Glazener and Jesse Torres which was followed by a round of applause.

Old Business:  There was no old business.

New Business: Discussion went directly to the election of officers whose terms have expired.

Election of Officers:  The terms have expired for the following positions:  Vice President and Board positions #2 and #4.  The Committee recommended the following slate:

 Vice President - Paul Herring

 Board #2 - Jimmy Bradley

 Board #4 - Harvey Varenhorst  

There were no other nominations from the floor.  A motion to accept the slate by acclamation was made and seconded and the motion passed.  

Perry Martin discussed Jim Buttons' wife's illness and Hugh McPhink made additional comments.

The next order of business was the FOBA Conference site for 2017. President Dick Braziel asked for any proposals from the floor. Vice President Paul Herring indicated he has moved to Houston, Texas and would consider sponsoring the conference in Houston for 2017 stating there were a lot of things to do in the Houston area President Dick Braziel indicated that non-members may attend FOBA conferences as there are many non-members in the Houston area that could/would be invited. It was also mentioned that the current El Paso venue was an alternative site for 2017. President Dick Braziel made a motion to accept Vice President Paul Herring's proposal and the motion was seconded and the motion passed. Perry Martin stated that he had been assigned to the Houston office twice in the past and indicated that the Houston area sucked. Discussion continued and Perry was challenged to make his own proposal and after a slight hesitation proposed the Taos, New Mexico area. The discussion continued and a vote was taken from the attending membership. The results were: Houston 14, El Paso 5 and New Mexico 2.

Other Business:  The State Line dinner for this evening was discussed, Dave Burnet said that no host cocktail hour begins at 4 PM and those attending the Border Patrol Museum tour may consider traveling from the Museum directly to the State Line and those at the hotel should depart at an appropriate time via car pooling. In addition it was discussed what games to be played for those that did not go the Museum.

Jeanne Ham discussed the upcoming Summer and Fall Que Paso's and the membership Directory due to be printed this Fall. She suggested that a newsletter may be a good substitute for the Que Paso to keep costs down. She also indicated that she does not want the fee. In addition, Jeanne said she would send out an email as to who needs hard copies of the Que Paso.

Pam Braziel discussed the Silent Auction, the Raffle and the 50/50.

The Mariachi band will be here prior to the Sunday dinner from 4 PM to 5 PM. Dinner on Sunday will be at 6 PM.

Dick Braziel recognized Bobby Martinez and his wife Grace for all the assistance they provided prior to the conference with the golf tournament and the Mariachi band. In addition he thanked the members that participated in organizing the El Paso Conference.

Adjournment:  A motion for adjournment was made and seconded and the motion passed.  The meeting was adjourned at 1012am.






FOBA Board Meeting April 24, 2016 El Paso, TX


The meeting was called to order by President Dick Braziel at 9:30 am.


The Secretary called the roll of officers, present were President Dick Braziel, Vice-President Paul Herring, Secretary Arne Flores, Treasurer Bruce Stock, Board Members James Kuykendall (Ex Officio), John Nattinger and Harvey Varenhorst.  Directors Lou Richenberger and Jimmy Bradley were not present.  President Dick Braziel announced that a quorum was present.

President Dick Braziel began the discussion by stating the purpose of the meeting. He said that an issue came as to where we are having the 2017 conference. He said he had reviewed the Association By-Laws, the requirement for an annual conference, the signing of contracts and conference hosting and board member duties. He indicated that after review of the above he came to the conclusion that the selection of the 2017 FOBA Conference in Houston, Texas had been done in accordance to all FOBA guidelines. FOBA has had trouble to members to host conferences.

President Dick Braziel indicated that the President will appoint a committee to review the conference location. For the 2018 Conference a committee would be appointed to determine a proposed site, west of El Paso and possibly appoint another committee to search for a site east of El Paso for 2019. One bothering point is that general members do not have any responsibilities to FOBA or the conference, but if you accept a position as a board member, you need to be responsible and attend meetings and participate. If you can't do it, step aside.

Paul Herring indicated he was still amenable to host the conference in Houston. Would appreciate any help he can get.

Arne Flores made reference to previous conflicts relating to the location of the conference and the issue was settled by a membership vote. In addition, a Tombstone conference was discussed but no commitments were made. The agenda for us should be, where are we going to drink next year.

Bruce Stock said that when negotiations are made for a conference, we used to have a Board of Directors meeting prior to the general meeting, that way the Board would be aware of what possibilities exist. The secret as to the conference would be would be leaked out to the membership and by the time of the meeting it would go in that direction. We could have the discussion via telephone or email unless we could meet somewhere.

James Kuykendall disagreed with the committee idea. The key is, who is going to host it. Until some brave member steps up and makes a commitment. The committee is not going to decide, it's going to be whomever decides to host the conference. Committees generally go to a fall board meeting to where a location has been selected. In some cases we could gather a quorum to have a fall board meeting. He likes board meetings.

John Nattinger said we could require a proposal to be presented to the board. It may require a bylaws change.

Harvey Varenhorst indicated he was familiar to the Roberts Rules of Order. He noticed that when the membership was asked to host the conference in yesterday's meeting, most members would look at the floor until Paul stepped up to the plate. Enjoys coming to the border. Thinks Houston is a good bet for the whole organization as there are many nonmembers that may attend.

Further discussion ensued between all members of the board and other none board members present with different topics. Included in the discussion was about board members that do not attend meetings and how to remove them. The President could call these board members and ask to attend or resign their position. It's possible to have a board meeting in Tombstone instead of Houston if we can gather a quorum this September or October for a feasibility study.


Adjournment:  A motion for adjournment was made and seconded and the motion passed.  The meeting was adjourned at 1025 am.






FOBA Combined Board and General Meeting April 30, 2015 Laredo, TX


The meeting was called to order by President James Kuykendall at 9:07 am.


The Secretary called the roll of officers, present were President James Kuykendall, Vice-President Perry Martin, Secretary John Nattinger, Treasurer Bruce Stock, Board Members Jim Wait (Ex Officio), Dick Braziel, Arne Flores and Jim Button.  Director Fred Ball was not present.  President Kuykendall announced that a quorum was present.


President Kuykendall asked for a moment of silence for members who had passed away during the previous year:  Tom Ham, Wes Hand, Carlos Valverde and Joy Glazener.


Secretary’s Report:   the minutes of the April 2014 Board Meeting and General Meeting were read.  A motion was made and seconded to accept the minutes as read and the motion passed.


Treasurer’s report:  There are currently 266 members on the roster with 198 in good standing and 66 who have not paid dues for the current year.  The treasury balance id $8,101.35.  Expenses since the last report were $4,924.14 including $119.40 for website maintenance.  The only expenses pending are $1,500 for the Spring 2015 “Que Paso” and the current conference.  A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report and the motion passed.


Announcements:  Anyone planning to play golf should contact Billy Martin after the meeting.  After the meeting there will be a discussion of a possible group luncheon on Friday.  There will be a left-right-center tournament at noon.


Old Business:  The matter of delinquent dues was discussed.  The Treasurer will attempt to contact delinquent members before they are removed from the roster.


New Business:  The Treasurer recommended that the Association pay Jeanne Ham for her expenses incident to the publishing of “Que Paso”  Dick Braziel discussed the help he received from Jeanne Ham and Carolyn Taylor in making notifications for the memorial for Wes Hand.  A motion was made and seconded to pay Jeanne Ham $100 per month for expenses the motion passed.


The selection of the location for the 2016 convention was discussed.  President Kuykendall requested proposals.  Paul Herring said he could possibly host a site in the Galveston area.  Dave Burnett, Bruce Stock and Dick Braziel offered to host a site in El Paso.  Discussion followed.  A motion was made and seconded to select El Paso as the site of the 2016 convention the motion passed.


Election of Officers:  The terms have expired for the following positions:  President, Secretary and Board positions #1 and #3.  The Committee recommended the following slate:

 President - Dick Braziel

 Secretary - Arne Flores

 Board #1 - Lou Richenberger

 Board #3 - John Nattinger

  

There were no nominations from the floor.  A motion to accept the slate by acclamation was made and seconded the motion passed.  The election of Board Member #2, Dick Braziel, as President resulted in a vacancy for the remaining year of his term.  Jimmy Bradley was nominated and seconded from the floor, there were no other nominations.  A motion was made and seconded to accept Jimmy Bradley to serve the remaining year of Board Member #2 the motion passed.


Other Business:   Ticket sales continue for the raffle and there will be a silent auction of some items.  Tonight’s dinner will be at the hotel as part of the hotel’s open Cinco de Mayo celebration.  You will need to bring the tickets that are in the registration packets to purchase food.


Dick Braziel complemented James and Magdalena Kuykendall for the outstanding job they did organizing the 2015 convention.


Arne Flores recognized the contribution by Everett Turner for his years of setting up and maintaining the FOBA web site.


Dick Braziel recognized the newest FOBA member Gilbert Hinojosa, Group Supervisor in the DEA Laredo office who joined last night after approval of the membership committee.


Adjournment:  A motion for adjournment was made and seconded the motion passed.  The meeting was adjourned at 9:50am.






FOBA Board Meeting Minutes April 28, 2014 San Diego, CA


The Board meeting was called to order by President James Kuykendall at 9:07 am.

The Secretary called the roll of officers, present were James Kuykendall, Perry Martin, Bruce Stock, John Nattinger, Jim Button, Dick Braziel and Arne Flores. Fred Ball was not present. President Kuykendall announced that a quorum was present.


Secretary’s report: President Kuykendall deferred the reading of the minutes to the General meeting.


Treasurer’s report: Treasurer Bruce Stock reported that 28 members had not paid their dues and distributed a list of names to the officers to solicit their help to encourage the delinquent members to renew. There are 258 members in good standing. The expenses for publishing and distributing Que Paso are about $5,000 annually. The balance in the Treasury was $8,250.71, subject to the accounting of the final conference expenses. A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report. The motion passed.


New Business: Election of officers for vacant positions will be held at the General meeting tomorrow. The positions of Vice-President, Treasurer and the Director positions held by Jim Button and Arne Flores become vacant this year. President Kuykendall appointed Dick Braziel chairman of the Nominating Committee to make nominations at the General meeting.


2015 Convention: Anyone wishing to host the convention next year should make a presentation at the General meeting. President Kuykendall said that in the event no proposals are offered, La-redo could possibly host the convention. Treasurer Stock proposed that in the event no proposals are made, the convention could be held in a central location like El Paso. Discussion followed and the matter was tabled.


Web site: Arne Flores reported that Everett Turner will no longer oversee the web site. Director Flores will take over the web site responsibilities.


Today’s events: An announcement was made about the cook out and available transportation.


Conference attendance: As of this morning there are 60 members attending the conference.

Adjournment A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed and the meeting adjourned at 9:38 am.





FOBA General Meeting April 29, 2014 San Diego, CA


The meeting was called to order by President James Kuykendall at 9:03 am.

The Secretary called the roll of officers, present were James Kuykendall, Perry Martin, Bruce Stock, John Nattinger, Jim Button, Dick Braziel and Arne Flores. Fred Ball was not present. President Kuykendall announced that a quorum was present.


Secretary’s report The Secretary read the minutes of the 2013 Board & General meeting. A motion was made and seconded to accept the minutes. The motion passed.

Treasurer’s report Treasurer Bruce Stock reported that 28 members had not paid their dues for 2014 but remain on the roster. There are 258 members in good standing. The balance in the Treasury was $8,250.71, subject to the accounting of the final conference expenses. The expenses for publishing and distributing Que Paso are more than $4,800 annually. A new Directory of Members will be published and it will be on the web site. Arne Flores paid the web site expenses in advance for 2 years at the cost of $168. A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer’s report. The motion passed.


Jim Button made a motion that members delinquent more than 1 year be dropped from the rolls after a grace period following the printing of a reminder in Que Paso. The motion was withdrawn after discussion. A new motion was made that the list of delinquent members be printed in the next Que Paso with a notice that if the membership is not renewed the member will be dropped from the roster and the web site. The motion was seconded and the motion passed.


New Business

Web site Arne Flores reported that Everett Turner will no longer oversee the web site. Director Flores will take over the web site responsibilities. The web site is supported by a web resource company that generates the pass-words. John Phillip’s company will assist in supporting the web site.


Moment of Silence President Kuykendall asked for a moment of silence for the members lost in the last year including Ernie Scholl, Sondra Mazurek and Walter Pardaen. Jim Glazer spoke about his remembrances of Walt Pardaen.


President Kuykendall expressed thanks to the hosts of the 2014 conference.


Election of officers The positions of Vice-President, Treasurer and the Director positions held by Jim Button and Arnie Flores become vacant this year. President Kuykendall had appointed Director Dick Braziel chairman of the Nominating Committee. Director Braziel reported that the recommendation is to reelect the officers holding the positions to another term. For Vice-President – Perry Martin; Treasurer – Bruce Stock; Director #3 – Arne Flores and Director #4 – Jim Button. President Kuykendall asked for nominations from the floor and there were no further nominations. A motion was made and seconded to elect the slate by acclamation and the motion passed.


2015 Convention President Kuykendall announced that the 2015 convention would celebrate the 30th anniversary of the founding of FOBA. There were no proposals presented. President Kuykendall said that it would be possible to hold the convention during April 2015 in Laredo at La Posada Hotel with rooms at $90. If 30 rooms are reserved, the meeting room would be free. A motion was made and seconded to hold the 2015 convention in Laredo and the motion passed.


Today’s events An announcement was made that 50/50 and raffle tickets would be on sale all day and at the restaurant in the evening. The drawing will be held at the hospitality room after the dinner. It was recommended that everyone take the courtesy van to the restaurant due to limited parking. Bruce Stock announced that there would also be a raffle for 2 free nights at the hotel among the first 10 registrants for the convention. Arne Flores announced that extra lapel pins and bags would be on sale in the hospitality room. President Kuykendall announced plans for a fall Board Meeting in Taos, NM for early October – details to follow.

Adjournment A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed and the meeting adjourned at 9:56 am.





FOBA Board & General Meeting May 7, 2013 Port Aransas, TX


 The combined Board and General meeting was called to order by President James Kuykendall at 9:16 AM.


 The Secretary called the roll of officers, present were:  James Kuykendall, Jim Wait, John Nattinger, Bruce Stock, Dick Braziel, Arne Flores and Tom Ham.  President Kuykendall stated that those present represented a quorum.  Perry Martin arrived after the meeting started and Jim Button was not present.


 Treasurer's Report  The Treasurer gave a report on moving the FOBA accounts from El Paso to the Cabrillo Credit Union in California due to communications issues.  The new credit union gave FOBA $250 for opening a new account.  The El Paso account that was transferred was $8,636.82 on January 4.  As of April 26, the account balance was $8,100.98.  The Treasurer provided a printout of account activity.  A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer's Report and the motion passed.


 The Treasurer reported that there are a lot of delinquent members and that it has been the practice to send renewal reminders.  The Treasurer suggested sending annual membership cards to members when they pay their dues and showing the renewal date.  Discussion followed and a motion was made to authorize the Treasurer to send membership cards to members whose dues are current.  The motion was seconded and passed.

 Secretary's Report  The Secretary read the minutes of the April 30, 2012 combined Board and General Meeting held at Waco, TX.  A motion was made and seconded to accept the minutes as corrected and the motion passed.


 Old Business  The President called for a Moment of Silence for the following members who passed away since the 2012 meeting:  Rafael Aguirre, David Cota, Dave Smith, J. T. Robinson, Tom Manson and Jesus Martinez.


 Election of Officers  Paul Herring, Chairman of the Nominating Committee reported that there are openings for President, Secretary and three members of the Board of Directors.  Due to the 2012 change to the By-Laws to reduce the number of Directors from six to four, it was agreed that two of the Director vacancies would be for a normal two-year term and one would be for a one-year term.  James Kuykendall was nominated for President, John Nattinger was nominated for Secretary, Arne Flores was nominated for the one-year term and Dick Braziel and Fred Ball were nominated for the normal two-year terms on the Board of Directors.  No further nominations were received and a motion was made and seconded to accept the recommendations of the Nominating Committee and the motion passed.

 New Business  The President called for proposals for the 2014 Convention site.

 Eloy Garcia made a proposal to host the convention at the casino in Lake Charles, LA with room rates of $99 per night.


 Bruce Stock made a proposal to host the convention in San Diego at a recently renovated hotel near the airport with room rates of $99 per night.  It is anticipated that registration fee will be $100 per person.


 Following the presentations a vote was taken of the regular members present.  The Secretary reported that the San Diego proposal received the most votes.  A motion to accept San Diego as the site for the 2014 convention was made and seconded and the motion passed.


 President Kuykendall complimented convention hosts Mr. and Mrs. Anderson and Mr. and Mrs. Braziel on the great job they did on the 2013 conference.


 Treasurer Bruce Stock asked for guidance on charging widows conference registration fees.  The President stated that widows pay the conference registration fees, but they are exempt from annual dues.  Conference announcements are sent to all widows.


 A short announcement was made regarding planned activities for the day.

 Adjournment   A motion for adjournment was made and seconded the motion passed.  President Kuykendall adjourned the meeting at 10:00AM.





FOBA Board & General Meeting April 30, 2012 Waco, TX


The combined Board and General meeting was called to order by President James Kuykendall at 9:07 AM. The Secretary called the roll of officers, present were: James Kuykendall, Jim Wait, Perry Martin, John Nattinger, Bruce Stock, Dick Braziel, Arnie Flores, Tom Ham, Jim Button and Ruben Gomez. Kirby O'Neal was not present. President Kuykendall stated that those present represented a quorum.


Secretary's Report The Secretary read the minutes of the October 15, 2011 Board Meeting held at Port Aransas, TX A motion was made and seconded to accept the minutes and the motion passed.


Treasurers Report The Treasurer stated that as of April 27, 2012 the treasury had a balance of $8,685.08. Activity from November 9, 2011 to the date of the report showed dues collected of $3,320.00 and expenses of $3,297.48, including $2,991.23 for two issues of Que Paso. The Treasurer also made a $1,000.00 advance to the annual conference which was not reported as an expense pending the final accounting of conference funds. The President asked the cost of the web page which the Treasurer stated was minimal. The Treasurer said there had been some discussion of putting the directory online.


A motion was made and seconded to accept the Treasurer's Report and the motion passed.


Old Business The President stated that a previously approved practice regarding deceased members is in place whereby on the death of a member the Treasurer is directed to distribute $100 to the Camarena Fund or as directed by the family. This has raised the question of "Who is a member?" Some members have not kept their membership current as their health deteriorates, though they supported the organization for many years. Fred Villarreal made a motion to change the above practice and in the future for the Treasurer to make a $300 annual donation to the Camarena Fund in memory of all current and former members who died that year. The motion was seconded and the motion passed.


There was a discussion of the need for additional income for the organization. Walt Pardaen made a motion to raise the annual dues from $20 to $25, the motion was seconded and the motion failed.


Election of Officers Paul Herring, Chairman of the Nominating Committee reported that there are openings for Vice-President, Treasurer and three members of the Board of Directors. Perry Martin was nominated for Vice-President, Bruce Stock was nominated for Treasurer and Jim Button was nominated for one of the Board of Director positions. The committee found no volunteers for the other two positions on the Board of Directors. Chairman Herring proposed to amend the By-Laws to reduce the number of Board members from six to four. The Board Members along with the five elected officers make up the Board of Directors. Chairman Herring made a motion to amend the By-Laws to reduce the number of positions from six to four. The motion was seconded by Arnie Flores. At this time, President Kuykendall called for a break in the proceedings until 10AM.


A vote was taken and the motion passed. At that time a motion was made and seconded to accept the recommendations of the Nominating Committee by acclamation and the motion passed..


FOBA Board Meeting April 18, 2011 at Tucson, AZ


President Jim Wait called the meeting to order at 8:30AM.  In attendance were Board members James Kuykendall, John Nattinger, Billy Martin, Dick Braziel, Ruben Gomez, Kirby O'Neal and Arnie Flores.  Also present were Walt Pardaen, Bruce Stock, Eloy Garcia, Jim Button, Tom Ham, John Windham, Jesse Torres, Susan O'Neal, Dave Burnett and James Anderson.


Minutes -The minutes of the last Board Meeting on April 17, 2010 and the General Meeting on April 18, 2010 were published in the Que Paso and accepted as published.


Treasurer's Report - Bruce Stock gave the Treasurer's report on behalf of Tom Donalson who could not attend.  Membership as of April 16, 2011 was 332, with 10 Founding members, 23 Charter, 176 Regular, 6 Honorary, 40 Widows, 29 Associate and 48 Spouses.  There are 91 members who had not paid 2011 dues prior to the Convention.  The treasury balance is $10,224.39.

Old Business - none.


New Business - Bruce Stock gave a report on Treasurer Tom Donalson's health and a proposal to separate the Treasurer's duties among other members for the remaining year of Tom's term.  Bruce said that Joby Donalson would be at the General Meeting tomorrow and she would be able to explain more on Tom's situation.  There is a lady who has been preparing the Que Paso and she will continue to do so if someone will collect the information and send it to her.  Bruce Stock and Dodge Galanos are willing to take over the financial duties and decide what has to be done to separate the other duties of the Treasurer.  Dick Braziel stated that the Board had appointed a committee last year to take over new member review duties from the Treasurer and only one new member application had been submitted to the committee.  A motion was made and seconded to accept the proposal until next year when the current Treasurer's term expires and present it to the General Meeting for approval.  The motion passed.


Billy Martin and Dick Braziel gave a report on the proposal to host the 2012 Convention in Waco, TX.  They have been in contact with the Waco Tourism Bureau and have looked at three facilities.  They found a new Hampton Inn that can handle the Convention and can give us a room rate of $99 (plus tax) if we hold the Convention from April 29 - May 2, 2012.  There will be no cost for the meeting room as long as we reserve a minimum of 20 rooms.  Area attractions were also discussed.  There was no other proposal to host the 2012 Convention.


 A Proposed Amendment to the Constitution (Article VIII - Amendment) was presented by James Kuykendall.  The Board was notified of the proposed Amendment by e-mail (attached) on April 6, 2011, in order to meet the requirement to notify the Board ten days before the meeting to consider the Amendment.  The proposed Amendment would change the last sentence of Article VIII to add the words ". . . of the members present."  The proposed sentence would read:  A proposed amendment by the Board of Directors, or a Regular Member, shall be presented at the Annual Meeting and shall not become effective until it has been passed by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote [of the members present].   The purpose of the Amendment is to clarify the past practice of the organization when considering amendments in 1986, 1987 and 1992.  A motion was made and seconded to present to proposed Amendment to the General Meeting.  The motion passed.


Bruce Stock made a report on the recommendations of the nominating committee.


The positions which expire this year and the recommendations of the committee are:

  President  -  James Kuykendall

  Secretary  -  John Nattinger

  Board of Directors

Dick Braziel

         Arnie Flores

         Tom Ham


(The office of Vice-President would become vacant if  James Kuykendall is elected President.)


A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting.  The motion was approved and the meeting adjourned at 9:20AM.


Attachment to Minutes of FOBA Board Meeting April 18, 2011


Wed, April 6, 2011 1:00:03 PM

Proposed amendment to the constitution of FOBA

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All,

 

As stated in the constitution, in order to propose a change to the constitution, the board of directors must be notified 10 days prior to the meeting. I am so doing. My proposal is small, relatively insignificant, and is intended only to remove confusion.

The change is to the section titled “Article VIII – Amendment”. It now reads;

 

Article VIII – Amendment

 

The Constitution and By-laws of this Association may be proposed for amendment by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the Directors at any meeting of the Board, if ten (10) days notice of the proposed amendment was provided to all Board Members. Regular Members may propose an amendment to the Constitution, or the by-laws, at the Annual Meeting by giving ten (10) days written notice to the Membership. A proposed amendment by the Board of Directors, or a Regular Member, shall be presented at the Annual Meeting and shall not become effective until it has been passed by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote.

 

I propose to change the wording of the last sentence to;

 

A proposed amendment by the Board of Directors, or a Regular Member, shall be presented at the Annual Meeting and shall not become effective until it has been passed by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the members present.

 

As seen, my proposal is to add the words “of the members present” to the last sentence. There is precedence to this as there have been amendments to the constitution and/or by-laws in the past. (Las Vegas in 1986, San Diego in 1987 and Albuquerque in 1992)

 

I am sending this to the latest e-mail addresses I can find for the Officers and Board Members. I do not have an e-mail address for Perry Martin, nor do I have a mailing address. If anyone does have a mailing address for Perry, I would greatly appreciate it if you would provide it to me so I can comply with the requirements.

 

I sent this same proposal in an e-mail a few months back so if you received it please excuse the repeat. I just want to make sure everyone got it. Also, this is my new e-mail address. Jkuykendall1@stx.rr.com  

 

Thanks

 

James Kuykendall


FOBA General Meeting April 19, 2011 Tucson, AZ


The meeting was called to order by President Wait at 9:00AM.


Secretary's Report - the minutes from the April 18, 2011 Board Meeting were read.


Treasurer's Report - Bruce Stock gave the Treasurer's report on behalf of Tom Donalson who could not attend.  Membership as of April 16, 2011 was 332, with 10 Founding members, 23 Charter, 176 Regular, 6 Honorary, 40 Widows, 29 Associate and 48 Spouses.  There are 91 members who had not paid 2011 dues prior to the Convention.  The treasury balance is $10,224.39.  Ginger Wait said that $180 of 2011 dues were collected during Convention registration.


Old Business - Bruce Stock gave the report on the recommendations of the


Nominating Committee:

  President  -  James Kuykendall

  Secretary  -  John Nattinger

  Board of Directors -

     Dick Braziel

     Arnie Flores

     Tom Ham


President Wait opened the floor for nominations.  There were no other volunteers or nominations from the floor.  The election of James Kuykendall as President would leave the office of Vice-President vacant.  Perry Martin was nominated to serve as Vice-President for the remaining year of the term.  Jim Button was nominated to serve the remaining year of the Board of Director position held by of Perry Martin.


Eloy Garcia made a motion, which was seconded, that the slate be accepted by acclamation.  The motion was approved without objection.


President Wait called for a moment of silence in honor of Founding Member Dick Salley who passed away during the last year.


New Business - Bruce Stock gave a report on his discussions with Treasurer Tom Donalson.  Due to his health Tom agreed that it would be easier if Bruce and Dodge Galanos could take over the financial duties of the Treasurer.  Bruce made a proposal to separate the Treasurer's duties among other members for the remaining year of Tom's term.  Joby Donalson was present and said that Tom cannot perform the duties of the Treasurer any longer.  There is a lady who has been preparing the Que Paso for the last 20 years and she will continue to do so if someone will collect the information and send it to her.  A discussion followed and Tom and Jeanne Ham agreed to handle the Que Paso this year.  Joby asked about maintaining the webpage and President Wait said we would find someone to do that.  A motion was made and seconded to approve the proposal to appoint Bruce Stock and Dodge Galanos to handle the financial duties of the Treasurer until the 2012 Convention when the position of Treasurer becomes vacant and to divide the other duties of the Treasurer as previously discussed.  The motion passed.


Billy Martin and Dick Braziel made a presentation to hold the 2012 Convention in Waco, TX from April 29-May 2, 2012.  The proposed location is a new Hampton Inn.  The room rate will be $99 (plus tax) and they will give us a free meeting room as long as we meet a 20 room minimum.  There were no other proposals.  A motion was made and seconded and the Waco proposal was approved.

 A proposed amendment to the Constitution was presented at the Board of Directors Meeting on April 18, 2011 and forwarded to the General Meeting for consideration.  The proposed Amendment  to Article VIII - (Amendment) was presented by James Kuykendall.  The Amendment would change the last sentence of Article VIII to add the words ". . . of the members present."  The proposed sentence would read:  A proposed amendment by the Board of Directors, or a Regular Member, shall be presented at the Annual Meeting and shall not become effective until it has been passed by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote [of the members present].   The purpose of the Amendment is to clarify the past practice of the organization when considering amendments in 1986, 1987 and 1992.  A motion was made and seconded to approve the proposed Amendment.  The motion was approved by all members present and voting without objection.


There had not been any proposal to host the 2013 Convention.  Discussion followed and James Anderson said he would check on available venues in the Corpus Christi, TX area and make a proposal at the fall Board of Directors Meeting.


Jesse Torres mentioned that Dave Ellis is living in a care facility in the Austin, TX area and that he had the contact information if anyone wanted it.


A motion for adjournment was made and seconded.  The motion was approved and the meeting was adjourned at 9:45AM.



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Wed, April 6, 2011 1:00:03 PM

Proposed amendment to the constitution of FOBA

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All,

 

As stated in the constitution, in order to propose a change to the constitution, the board of directors must be notified 10 days prior to the meeting. I am so doing. My proposal is small, relatively insignificant, and is intended only to remove confusion.

The change is to the section titled “Article VIII – Amendment”. It now reads;

 

Article VIII – Amendment

 

The Constitution and By-laws of this Association may be proposed for amendment by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the Directors at any meeting of the Board, if ten (10) days notice of the proposed amendment was provided to all Board Members. Regular Members may propose an amendment to the Constitution, or the by-laws, at the Annual Meeting by giving ten (10) days written notice to the Membership. A proposed amendment by the Board of Directors, or a Regular Member, shall be presented at the Annual Meeting and shall not become effective until it has been passed by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote.

 

I propose to change the wording of the last sentence to;

 

A proposed amendment by the Board of Directors, or a Regular Member, shall be presented at the Annual Meeting and shall not become effective until it has been passed by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the members present.

 

As seen, my proposal is to add the words “of the members present” to the last sentence. There is precedence to this as there have been amendments to the constitution and/or by-laws in the past. (Las Vegas in 1986, San Diego in 1987 and Albuquerque in 1992)

 

I am sending this to the latest e-mail addresses I can find for the Officers and Board Members. I do not have an e-mail address for Perry Martin, nor do I have a mailing address. If anyone does have a mailing address for Perry, I would greatly appreciate it if you would provide it to me so I can comply with the requirements.

 

I sent this same proposal in an e-mail a few months back so if you received it please excuse the repeat. I just want to make sure everyone got it. Also, this is my new e-mail address. Jkuykendall1@stx.rr.com  

 

Thanks

 

James Kuykendall


______________________________________________________________________________



Wed, April 6, 2011 1:00:03 PM

Proposed amendment to the constitution of FOBA

From: "jkuyk@sbcglobal.net" <jkuyk@sbcglobal.net>   

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To: Arnie Flores <mrhdhawg@aol.com>; Diogenes Galanos <dodge62@pacbell.net>; Jim Wait <waitjg@cox.net>; John Nattinger <jlnatt@sbcglobal.net>; Susan ONeal <soneal525@aol.com>; aaarebelinc@aol.com; Ruben Gomez <mimbresb@aol.com>; 3622rat@cox.net... more   


All,

 

As stated in the constitution, in order to propose a change to the constitution, the board of directors must be notified 10 days prior to the meeting. I am so doing. My proposal is small, relatively insignificant, and is intended only to remove confusion.

The change is to the section titled “Article VIII – Amendment”. It now reads;

 

Article VIII – Amendment

 

The Constitution and By-laws of this Association may be proposed for amendment by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the Directors at any meeting of the Board, if ten (10) days notice of the proposed amendment was provided to all Board Members. Regular Members may propose an amendment to the Constitution, or the by-laws, at the Annual Meeting by giving ten (10) days written notice to the Membership. A proposed amendment by the Board of Directors, or a Regular Member, shall be presented at the Annual Meeting and shall not become effective until it has been passed by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote.

 

I propose to change the wording of the last sentence to;

 

A proposed amendment by the Board of Directors, or a Regular Member, shall be presented at the Annual Meeting and shall not become effective until it has been passed by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the members present.

 

As seen, my proposal is to add the words “of the members present” to the last sentence. There is precedence to this as there have been amendments to the constitution and/or by-laws in the past. (Las Vegas in 1986, San Diego in 1987 and Albuquerque in 1992)

 

I am sending this to the latest e-mail addresses I can find for the Officers and Board Members. I do not have an e-mail address for Perry Martin, nor do I have a mailing address. If anyone does have a mailing address for Perry, I would greatly appreciate it if you would provide it to me so I can comply with the requirements.

 

I sent this same proposal in an e-mail a few months back so if you received it please excuse the repeat. I just want to make sure everyone got it. Also, this is my new e-mail address. Jkuykendall1@stx.rr.com  

 

Thanks

 

James Kuykendall



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