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Minutes - May 2, 2010

Minutes of the May 2, 2010 Northeastern Federation of Stamp Clubs BoD Meeting held at the Boxborough Holiday Inn in Boxborough, Massachusetts during Philatelic Show 2010.

REMINDER OF NEXT MEETING: The next meeting will be held on Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 2PM at the Spellman Museum in Weston, Massachusetts.

Bruce Bolduc - Wachusett Philatelic Society
Mark Butterline - Philatelic Group of Boston
Mike Mead - Cape Cod Area Philatelic Group
Len Andexler - Chelmsford Stamp Club
Jeff Shapiro - Philatelic Group of Boston
Norm Shufrin - Waltham Stamp Club
Wayne Rindone - Needham-Newton Stamp Club
Paul Bourke - Philatelic Group of Boston
Jack Miller - Waltham Stamp Club
Shawn Pease - Rhode Island Philatelic Society
Nancy Clark - Cape Cod Area Philatelic Group

There was a quorum of the BOD. The meeting was called together by President Mark Butterline. The meeting opened at 2:05 PM with 11 members present at the Board Room of the Holiday Inn in Boxborough, Massachusetts.

Secretary's Report:
Minutes of March 14, 2010 were approved as distributed.

Treasurer's Report:
Federation is solvent. No outstanding items. Final report due after show.

Philatelic Show Report:
Theme was 50th anniversary of Spellman Museum. Attendance down from serveral years ago. Almost 200 hotel room-nights sold, which is much better than last year. Few admission problems. Mike Mead reported that most dealers were happy. Discussion on future locations for show.

Youth Activities Report:
Eight youth came from Groton, CT. No exhibits. Met with several home-schooled youth and parents. Acton Post Office gave fun bags.

Old Business:
Discussion of recent change to IRS non-profit tax rules. Will be reviewing status of NEFSC. Computer projector purchased. Being used at the show.

New Business:
Election of Officers.

President : Mark Butterline
Vice-President : Paul Bourke
Secretary : Chris Brouady
Treasurer : Bruce Bolduc
Directors for term expiring in May 2012 : Mike Mead, Paul Bento, Wayne Rindone

Note: Term expiring in May 2011: Jeff Shapiro, Norm Shufrin, David Moiles

Slate of officers approved unanimously.

President Mark Butterline appointed Nancy Clark, Yamil Kouri and himself to a committee to study the feasibility of staging the 2026 international philatelic exhibition in Boston. Report due at Philatelic Show 2012.

President Mark Butterline adjourned the meeting at 3:32 pm.

Respectfully submitted by Len Andexler, Secretary.