March 22, 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

May 26, 2016

 

Date:                                      Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Time:                                     12 p.m.

Location:                              THINC. Board Conference Room

One College Circle, LaGrange, Georgia 30240

 

Present:                                  Renae Willis (presiding), Robby Burch, Toni Striblin, Perrin Alford,

Mike Young, John Radcliffe, Diane Cousins, Mardi Schaufler, Corinne Hodges,

Greg Hicks, Darryl Harrison, John Asbell, Shawn Newingham

 

Absent:                                  Lucinda Person, Linda McMullen

Others Present:                   CEO – Kathy Carlisle

Staff/Consultants – Dr. Chris Williams, Lauren Carlisle

Legal- Mitch Key

Center for Strategic Planning- Kathy Tilley

THINC Students (4)- Sara Ann Bryant, Carter Daghenhart, Leah Jackson, Parker Railey

 

Chair Renae Willis called the meeting to order at 12:05pm.

John Asbell gave the Invocation.

Toni Striblin made a motion to approve Minutes of the January 2016 board meeting. Mardi Schaufler seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.

John Asbell made a motion to amend agenda to add review of CEO Evaluation. Robby seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.

Finance – Robby Burch, Treasurer

  • P&L Update: Robby went over the P&L with the board. We are in very good standing year-to-date. From a fundraising standpoint we are in great shape and the science lab has now been added to the budget. In the operations budget, there is an Education Special expense line item which is money set aside as a carryover item and can only be spent with board approval. The FTE budget will be impacted by how the teachers are paid however we will still come in under budget. Corinne made a motion to approve the budget. John Radcliffe seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.

Approvals needed – Renae Willis, Chair

  • Procurement/Cash Management Policy- Toni made a motion to approve the policy. Perrin seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.
  • John Asbell approved a motion for THINC to file a 990 tax filing based on our non-profit status. Greg Hicks seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.

New Donations – Kathy Carlisle, CEO

  • Dr. Carlisle presented all THINC. donors from February and March. Recently, KIA team members began donating to THINC. via payroll deduction. KIA will then match any of those deductions at 50%. East Alabama Medical Center donated $10,000.00 and is our first hospital donation.

Science Lab Update – John Radcliffe

  • The architects have been working on lab renderings for the last couple of weeks. He presented the latest rendition of the science lab drawings to the board. We are in good shape and should start construction in early May.

Presentation of New Officers – Renae Willis

  • The new officers are listed below. Perrin Alford made a motion to approve the new officers. Greg Hicks seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.
  • Renae Willis (Chairman), Robby Burch (Vice Chair), John Asbell (Past Chair), Corinne Hodges (Secretary/ Treasurer)

CEO Report – Kathy Carlisle, CEO

    • Strategic Planning: Dr. Carlisle went over several items that were discussed during the strategic planning meetings. Some of the items were: profile of a THINC. graduate, 3 goals for strategic planning, and National certification.
    • Scorecard: Dr. Carlisle presented the February scorecard to the board members along with goal achievement areas.
  • FESTO Conference (Dr. Chris Williams): Dr. Williams showed a video about the conference he will be attending in Germany. Dr. Williams and Joe Sumner, THINC. Mechatronics Instructor, will be attending the Hannover Messe Conference. They will be able to see future and current ideas of technology and learn about educational training equipment.

 

 

The CEO Evaluation is underway and will be brought to the board in May for any recommendations. The evaluation was developed by the Personnel Committee and the board will vote in June to approve.

4 THINC. Students(Sara Ann Bryant, Carter Daghenhart, Leah Jackson, Parker Railey) each gave a presentation to the board about a recent competition they were a part of.

All board members signed the Code of Ethics form.

The meeting adjourned at 1:36pm.

Next meeting date: Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 5:30pm at the CEC in Newnan, GA. Address is 160 Martin Luther King Jr Newnan, GA 30263.

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