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Leadership Bismarck-Mandan Alumni Association (LBMAA)
Board Of Directors Meeting
02/14/2011, 12:00 pm

Leadership Bismarck-Mandan Alumni Association (LBMAA)

Board Meeting

February 14, 2011, noon-1 p.m.


Present:  Treva Beard, Greg Ellwein, Susie Kocourek, Joel Bird, Tim Pfaff, Chad Bjornson, Marnie Piehl




Secretary’s Report:  approved   (m/s Bjornson/Pfaff)


Financial Report:  presented by Tim Pfaff; approved   (m/s Bjornson/Piehl)

·         Checking Account Balance (1/01/11) = $1629.91

·         Savings Account Balance (1/01/11) = $6407.67


Committee Reports

 Membership – Joel Bird

No new members


Idea: Revamp the application process to encourage/require more participation from classes moving forward. Three year commitment becomes the understood expectation. Roll new graduates into board, establish responsibilities moving forward.


Social Events – See T&D below

Training & Development – Paula Redmann, Tonya Schlaht, Tami Emter

      Survey sent out to gage interest in what social/training/development events to have.  Top winners were:

·         Innovation – IDEA Center as host

§  Trying to set up for Late March

§  IDEA Center to speak on their exempt purpose with social before and after

§   Likely a charge to attend ($5?)

·         Going Green – Bismarck Public Works/Jeff Hienz as host

§  Trying to set up for June

§  Jeff to speak on recycling – where we were, where we are, where we could go

§  Lunch gathering

§  Likely a charge to attend ($5?)

·         Local Issues Day – Chamber to possibly host

§  Panel of local officials/board members etc to speak/field questions on hot topics

§  Trying to set up for late August or September

§  Likely an evening social prior to panel

§  Likely a charge to attend ($5?)

·         A few things Tonya will take care of:

o   Announcing the IDEA Center social at the LBM Graduation in March

o   Putting announcements on website (who currently does this?)

o   Have Susie send out email blasts on the IDEA Center Social

o   Head count of RSVPs – food

·         Other ideas we had – tour of water treatment plant, Heritage Center tour, Fort Lincoln outing, Sunrise Elementary tour

·         Ideas/Suggestions from the board?



Communications & Public Relations – Wes Engbrecht, Marnie Piehl, Nancy Willis

            Still need to review brochure, revise.


Old Business


Class reunions at Chamber – Encourage classes to reunite; do a reunion month. Communicate via Chamber newsletter, news release, etc. All class reunion?


Susie will send out an appeal to representatives from each class to organize reunions.


Graduation – March 30 at Seven Seas; 11:45 reservation; noon event

Distinguished Alumni nominations – Need to establish selection committee.

·         One nomination in. Will send to Greg.



Next meeting – Monday, March 14 at noon, Chamber office


Meeting adjourned at 12:42 p.m.








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