We had a productive meeting on Thursday. As usual, we had our bi-monthly General Meeting on the second Thursday of the month. Lately we've held them at the Browsville Yacht Club. This is due to a change in our contract with the Kitsap Parks and Recreation. We felt a change in venue was best. We are on the lookout for a new venue and would like to spread the meetings across our three jurisdictions if feesible.
Perhaps the biggest news to report is that President Steve Davison resigned his position in order to devote more time to his family and their recent troubles. Your Executive Board elected Brother Craig Becker to fill the remaining term. Craig has spent the last six years representing the Poulsbo units in the capacity of Assistant VP and Vice President.
With this change, Assistant VP Trevor Holmberg assumed the role of Vice President. This leaves a vacancy for the AVP at Poulsbo. They will have to conduct an election in the next 30 days.
Two new members; Alex Olson and Sandy Schneider, from CKFR were sworn in.
We entertained a motion to sponsor two mats at the 2013 Hammerhead Wrestling Tournament this winter after a presentation was given by the managers of the event. A motion to sponsor two mats was passed unanimously. This event is a huge opportunity for our local to reach out to athletics in all three of our jurisdictions.
Finally, due to a technical rule in the official IAFF Local 2819 Challenge Coin Policy, newly elected President Becker conceded to a round of beer for all thirsty members on his own dime. Thank you, Brother!