The meeting opened at 10:35 am with President Edward Patton presiding.
Minutes of the 2015 October Regular Meeting were read and approved as written. The Treasurer reported an October 2015 ending balance of $2,156.41 and a current, January 2016, balance of $2,429.41. Income and expenditures have been detailed at quarterly meetings. Report approved by the membership. BIGS membership currently stands at 120
The President reported on the current status of BIGS. Our application for 501(c)(3) status has been approved. We have also obtained official recognition as a library and museum. This status allows BIGS to access grants and other funding previously unavailable to us.
Treasurer Donna Shine has initiated the process of securing authorization for BIGS to collect sales tax on items we may choose to sell in the future.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS:
The President opened the nominations calling for candidates without response. The call was repeated twice more. No candidates have been named. Election of officers will take place at the autumn quarterly meeting on October 1st.
MEETING ADJOURNED: 11:07 am
NEXT ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING:
Saturday, 21 January 2017 @ 10:30 am Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road