Spring Conference – 2008
President Kevin Rahe called the Spring Conference to order
Members present were:
Kevin Rahe, Blue River REACT, President
John Nixon, Dodge
Jenny Jacobson, Pawnee REACT, Secretary
Carrie Kasper, Pawnee REACT, Treasurer, Delegate
Julie Brendle, Blue River REACT, Sgt at Arms & District 2 Coordinator, Delegate
Don Forke, Blue Rive REACT, Council Historian,
Rachael Hilderbrand and Blaz, Blue River REACT
Judy Rowley, Heartland REACT, Delegate
Guest – Jennifer Lemburg
Guest – Bradley McCone
Minutes were handed out and read. No corrections
Motion to accept the minutes John Nixon, Dodge REACT
2nd by Jeremy Smith, Grand Island REACT All in favor
Beginning Balance - Fall Conference $139.67
Check to Valentino’s for Fall Conference $112.17
Service Charge $0.10
Deposit from Fall Conference $117.00
Deposit transfer from Savings $50.00
Check to Carrie Kasper for Oct mailing and Letters for Lighted Sign $146.45
($106.86 for letters and 39.59 mailing)
Check to American Red Cross – memorial for Julie’s mom $25.00
Deposit transfer from HHD $150.00
Check to Kevin Rahe for Cell Phone purchase $164.04
Service Charge $0.30
Check to Pizza Hut-Fremont Exertive Board meeting $49.09
Check to NEVOAD – council membership dues $25.00
Void check #78- written to Stewart for supplies $12.00
Deposit ($60 from meeting & $34.22 camp reservation Julie) $94.22
Service Charge $0.10
Deposit – transfer from Savings $100.00
Check to National Pen company – notepads $129.25
Service Charge $0.10
Ending Balance of Checking account $11.29
Savings Account Beginning Balance $125.56
Transfer to Checking $50.00
Deposit/ transfer from HHD $532.25
Service Charge $5.00
Transfer to Checking $100.00
Ending Balance $503.98
Husker Harvest Days Account $682.25 Transfer to Checking $150.00
Transfer to Savings $532.25
Ending Balance $0.00
Motion to accept the Treasurer report - Jeremy Smith, Grand Island REACT
2nd by Judy Rowley, Heartland REACT All in favor
Spring Conference Raffle – raised $185.00
*Donation from teams – items for raffle and Donation of Weather Radio ($30) from KK Enterprises
Bills - Carrie Kasper submitted a bill for August Camping reservations. (This is paid automatically per change in SOP)
Kevin Rahe bill for purchase of GPS for raffle drawing (needs to turn in exact amount)
Council received team topic paperwork.
Got current email address of Council Officers to update webpage.
The Nebraska State Council web page is http:www.nebraskareact.com/
The State Council e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Nebraska REACT List run by Kevin Rahe, to subscribe send an E-mail to
NE-REACT-Lemail@example.com and you will be added to the list.
Heartland- Election of new officers, rework
ByLaws, introduction to Emergency notification system (Code Spear) that
Pawnee- Weather Symposium and Council business
District One- Brian not here, Dodge has 2 new members.
District Three- nothing to report.
District Four- no teams or coordinator
Capabilities list still needed from teams. Google Spreadsheet is real time on the internet and Kevin is looking into putting the capabilities list on this site. April’s husband Chuck will work on creating a database of capabilities for Council.
Banner-no change, letters still need to be done.
Website –is done, we now have a dot. Com address for the council website.
Lighted Sign – need axial to make a trailer, new letters have been purchased.
Mobil Repeaters – need to order duplexer
Motion to accept the Guidelines – John Nixon, Dodge County REACT
2nd by Julie Brendle, Blue River REACT
Promotional Items – new pens (black and orange with green highlighter, notebook with pens.
Husker Harvest Days – not going to have booth this year.
VOAD –Kevin will find out if there will be a booth at the State Fair, and what help will be needed.
Look for email on Red Cross getting radio grant.
Good Samaritan Law died in committee.
Fall Conference will be in
Raffle – do another raffle next year, start selling at Weather Symposium and have the drawing at August campout. Prizes to be done by February meeting and Kevin can print raffle tickets and have ready to begin selling in March at symposium.
Motion by Julie Brendle, Blue River REACT to have a raffle as discussed.
2nd by Carrie Kasper, Pawnee REACT
Jeremy talked about Grand Island Amateur Radio (HAMS) association asking if REACT would be interested in helping with security at the State Fair, assisting the NE State Patrol. Will talk more later.
Council will look at issuing ID’s for members with a colored background and also at getting Vest with the REACT logo, so all members can look more the same when at events and helping each other.
Campouts/ Executive Board meetings will be in
Teams need to get council frequency in their radios, so it is easier to communicate when helping at council events.
Next Executive Board meeting will be on
The meeting adjourned at