Minutes 31 May 2015

James Taylor I Descendants Association Meeting Minutes
Date: Sunday, May 31, 2015.
Location: Bloomsbury, Orange, VA

1. Call to Order: Jan Pifer called the meeting to order at 3:12 PM

2. Introduction: Jan Pifer introduced the acting board members and nominees.

Acting:
Honorary Chairman – Carlo Capomazza Di Campolattaro (absent)
Honorary President – the Honorable Helen Marie Taylor
President – Jan DeMoss Pifer
Vice President – Frederick Madison Smith, Esq.
Treasurer – Jan DeMoss Pifer
Secretary – Steven B. Taylor

Nominees:
Vice President – G. William Thomas
Treasurer – James D. Pifer
Recording Secretary – Bruce Warren LeRoy
Membership Secretary – Steven B. Taylor
Historian – the Honorable Helen Marie Taylor

3. Reading and Approval of Minutes: The last meeting was held in Richmond, VA on November 17, 2013. At that meeting the acting officers were appointed. Since then, these acting officers have organized today’s Taylor Family reunion and set Membership Dues for the Association.

Jan asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes. There were none.

A motion was made by Bill Thomas and seconded by Dawn Robinson to accept the minutes. Jan asked for a voice to approve the minutes. The Ayes were unanimous. The minutes were accepted.

4. Treasurer’s Report: Jan Pifer, the acting treasurer, reported that the Association currently had $1,200 from pre registrations and that registrations from this day had not been counted. In addition, expenses for the reunion had not yet been tallied and membership dues from this day had not yet been counted. Jan asked if there were any questions, and there were none.  A motion was made by Brandon Taylor and seconded by Bill Summers to accept the Treasurers report. Jan called for a voice vote to approve the Treasurers report. The Ayes were unanimous. The Treasurer’s report was accepted.

5. Old Business: Jan pointed out that there is no old business to discuss.

6. New Business – Election of Officers: Jan pointed out that everyone attending the reunion had received a listing of the proposed officers in the information packet they received during registration. Those officers are:

President – Jan DeMoss Pifer
Vice President – Frederick Madison Smith, Esq.
Vice President – G. William Thomas
Recording Secretary – Bruce Warren LeRoy
Membership Secretary – Steven B. Taylor
Treasurer – James Douglas Pifer
Historian – The Honorable Helen Marie Taylor
Honorary President – The Honorable Helen Marie Taylor
Honorary Chairman – Carlo Cappamazzo di Campolattaro

Jan asked if there was any discussion of the officers. There was none. A motion was made by Dawn Robinson and seconded by Kevin West to accept the officers as presented. Jan asked for a verbal vote to accept the officers as presented and the Ayes were unanimous. The new officers were accepted.

6.1 New Business – Revised By-Laws: Jan pointed out that the newly revised By-Laws were included in the information packets received at registration and asked if there were any questions or discussion. A short discussion followed about the fact that Association Membership is open to any interested person and the Kinship requirement had been eliminated. Jan stated that this was the intent of re-crafting the By-Laws. A motion was made by James Taylor and seconded by Bill Summers to accept the new By-Laws. Jan called for a voice vote and the Ayes were unanimous. The new By-Laws were accepted as written.

6.2 New Business – Jan asked if there was any other new business:
Bill Thomas made a motion, that to honor all the years that The Honorable Helen Marie Taylor had been the steward of the Association, and for all the time and effort she put in to the upkeep and preservation of Bloomsbury that she be made president from 1929 to 2013 at which time Jan Pifer was appointed acting president. The motion was seconded by Bill Summers. Jan called for a voice vote and the Ayes were unanimous. The motion was accepted.

A motion was then made by Bill Summers and seconded by Dawn Robinson to adjourn the meeting. Jan accepted the motion and the meeting was adjourned at 4:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted by Bruce LeRoy, Recording Secretary

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