Board Minutes

Board Minutes

Board Minutes

December 19, 2023

Prospector Association Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board: Rob Amerine
President: John Autry
Vice President: Karole Campbell
Treasurer: Steve Dufaud
Secretary: Karen Heun

Board members present: Rob Amerine, John Autry, Karole Campbell, Steve Dufaud, Karen Heun, Neil Arthur, Randy Geving, Bob Goss, Ty Taylor, Heather Smith, Chris Waldron

Absent: Rick Ward

Quorum: Yes

Discussion and Action:

Board elections were held today with the following results:
     Chairman of the Board: John Autry
     President: Karole Campbell
     Vice President: Bob Goss
     Treasurer: Steve Dufaud
January – December 2024: Gentry Copelin, Jessica Juru, Tom Perkins, and Ty Taylor for a second year. 


The BBB has not had a representative in the group for many meetings. They would like to remain in the group, seeing the value of membership, however they are in violation of our bylaws for required attendance. The board feels that they are a valuable member and would like to retain them if they are willing to attend. Neil Arthur is meeting with the leadership at the BBB today and will talk to Jonathan Liebert personally to see what they want to do going forward. 

Our membership chair will be Chris Waldron. All applications from the website without a sponsor will be directed to him. 

Old Business in Membership: Caroline Fleming would like to be the primary member for Prospectors. Ty to follow up with John Fleming and request that Caroline submit her application if that is the path they would like to take. Ty was not able to meet with John but has an upcoming meeting with him this week and will update the board as soon as he can.  


Everyone seems to be doing well. John Autry reiterated that the board should follow up with those members not in regular attendance before it becomes a violation with the bylaws. A list will be given out with assigned board member to contact those getting close to a violation at our monthly board meetings. 


Outstanding dues for Cesar Quinones. Steve spoke to Cesar who said he would be paying the outstanding dues which hasn’t happened to date. John Autry made a motion to strike his balance due from the financials, Randy Geving seconded the motion and all voting members approved. 

Max Weiss paid his outstanding balance. 

The Christmas Party went well and stayed in budget. It was recommended that we order more shrimp next year!


Website work is ongoing with the launch happening today. Karen to review it with Matt Palis and inform the board once it is done. The board requested that the “Member of the Week,” be changed to “Highlighted Member.”

We are still missing member portraits for the website. Karen sent an email to all those who need to add their picture and let them know that Chris Waldron has offered to take a free photo for the website. Some members are expressing difficulty adding their picture or logging in, those expressing difficulty will be helped once the updates to the website are complete.

The meeting schedule for the board will remain as the 3rd Tuesday of the Month. 

Our next meeting will be January 16, 2024.