PTO Open Meeting Minutes - 9/20/12

posted Jan 18, 2013, 6:05 PM by John Seabreeze   [ updated Jan 18, 2013, 6:05 PM ]

Minutes of the North Bethesda Middle School PTO, Inc.

Open Meeting – September 20, 2012  @ 7:30pm

Classroom, North Bethesda Middle School


Invitation was sent out via the NBMS PTSA listserv on 9/19/2012 as a reminder for the meeting.

Attendees:  Joanne Forbes, John Seabreeze, Peter Walters, Paul Grothaus, Ann Cai, Cathy Martin, Brian Lee, Karen Danco, Dave Zimmer, Mark Rashid, Scott Strearns, Jill Campanzano, Katherine A.

Opened at 7:35pm

President Joanne Forbes presented an overview of the PTO as a non-profit organization.  She led introductions of the officers – Secretary John Seabreeze and Treasurer Peter Walter  - and all of those in attendance.

President Joanne Forbes answered questions about what else the PTO does beside sponsor the ski club, and led a discussion on how the organization is always looking for other options from parents who are willing to volunteer and commit to an activity’s success.

Secretary John Seabreeze presented that the organization is maintaining PTO Plus Insurance for the 2012-2013 year.  A brief discussion was held on why the PTO maintains insurance.  Also, John reported that bids have been sent out to bus companies, including Eyre and Haymarket. 

Treasurer Peter Walter reported that the organization had a bank balance of $10,356.90. 

A discussion then occurred about the PTO’s primary activity – the ski club.  We discussed information night, chaperone duties, safety, buses, the Parker Award (deadline of 10/3), CARE Card winners, lessons, and registration.  A call was made for volunteers, of which several signed up.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:25pm.

Signed, John Seabreeze, Secretary