Bright Area Business Association May Meeting

Bright Area Business Association May 12, 2017 Bright Lions Club Building   Meeting was called to order by President Bebe Kinnett.  Lori Enright led the Pledge to the American Flag.   A change in the Membership Chair position was discussed.  Kelly Will is now the Membership Chair and Alisha Seibert will take an administrative role by collecting dues and information.  A motion was made to add Kelly Will (Membership) and Dan Cross (Golf Co-Chair) as official Board Members.  Bebe made the motion, Dan Hawkins 2nd.  Motion passed.   Lori Enright asked members to send any social media information to her.  BABA wants to announce business specials, notices and any successes to the BABA Face Book and website.   Wayne Leslie gave a treasurer’s report stating a current balance of $17,049.15.  This includes dues sent since the previous meeting.   Alisha Siebert reported that currently there are 60 paid members for 2017.  This is compared to 78 paid members in 2016.   Jim Kinnett reports that as of this date, there are 75 paid golfers and 23 Hole Sponsors.  The committee is still hoping for more door prizes before the outing.  Diane Bender will organize and prepare the door prizes, so all incoming donations should be sent to Diane. The Platinum Sponsor of the golf outing is CalComm Indiana, Celeste’s new company.  Joni Helton and Joyce Cross will be asking for volunteers to help the day of the event. Diane Bender will be stuffing “goodie” bags for golfers.  Please have your “stuffers” to her as soon as possible.  Pat Sullivan gave kudos to Jim Kinnett and Dan Cross for organizing the...

BABA Conflict of Interest Policy

The Conflict of Interest Policy is a new policy recommended by the Bylaws Committee.  Membership will need to vote to approve the policy.  Board members will sign the Acknowledgement form each year.   Conflict of Interest Policy Bright Area Business Association, Inc.   Article I—Purpose   The purpose of the conflict of interest policy is to protect Bright Area Business Association’s (BABA’s) interest when it is contemplating entering into a transaction or arrangement that might benefit the private interest of an officer or director of the Association or might result in a possible excess benefit transaction. This policy is intended to supplement but not replace any applicable state and federal laws governing conflict of interest applicable to nonprofit and charitable organizations.   Article II—Definitions   1.0 Interested Person Any officer, director, or member of a committee with governing board delegated powers, who has a direct or indirect financial interest, as defined below, is an interested person.   2.0 Financial Interest A person has a financial interest if the person has, directly or indirectly, through business, investment, or family: An ownership or investment interest in any entity with which the Association has a transaction or arrangement, A compensation arrangement with BABA or with any entity or individual with which the BABA has a transaction or arrangement, or A potential ownership or investment interest in, or compensation arrangement with, any entity or individual with which BABA is negotiating a transaction or arrangement.   Compensation includes direct and indirect remuneration as well as gifts or favors that are not insubstantial.   A financial interest is not necessarily a conflict of interest. Under Article...

BABA Bylaws Proposed Revision

The Proposed Bylaws incorporates the recommendation of the Attorney and decisions of the Bylaws Committee.  Membership will need to vote on these revision. Proposed Bylaws Bright Area Business Association, Inc. To further the purposes set forth herein, the members agree to be, and hereby are, organized under the provisions of the Indiana Nonprofit Corporation Act of 1991. ARTICLE I—THE ORGANIZATION 1.0 Name of Association The name of this Association shall be: Bright Area Business Association, Inc. hereafter referred to as BABA or as the Association. 2.0 Purposes The purposes for which the Association is formed are: To promote the commerce, welfare, and development of Bright, Indiana and the surrounding community. To carry on such other business as may be necessary or convenient or desirable to accomplish the above purposes and to do all things and for all purposes for which a nonprofit corporation may be organized in the state of Indiana and not repugnant to the laws thereof. The activities of the Association shall be held and maintained in the spirit of these purposes. 3.0 Powers The Association shall have all the powers necessary to provide activities to conduct its purposes including, but not limited to, the power to collect, hold, and disseminate information consistent with its purpose; to conduct seminars and workshops; and the power to collect dues and disperse funds for the membership. ARTICLE II—MEMBERSHIP 1.0 Membership There shall be three (3) classes of membership: Voting Members, Associate Members, and Complimentary Members. Associate and Complimentary Members will not have voting privileges. Any business, association, corporation, partnership, or individual interested in the purposes of the Association is welcome...

March 2017 BABA Meeting Minutes

Bebe Kinnett opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Lori Enright. Introductions went around the room.  Guest speakers were Ken Hilton and Larry Craig from the American Legion. They are interested in chartering an American Legion in Bright and wanted to let us know how beneficial an American Legion could be in Bright.  Both were very informative. The Legion would be open to soldiers and families. Financial Report: Wayne Leslie reported the balance $7,009.22 Les Finn made motion to approve.  Jim Kinnett 2nd.  Motion passed. Golf Outing:  Jim Kinnett needs golfers to sign up.  We have 2 Gold Sponsors.  Need hole sponsors.  Joni Helton volunteered to coordinate volunteers for the outing.  Jim presented the new brochure. Very nice. Membership: There are 47 paid members in BABA Festival: No report, Diane was not in attendance. BABA-Q: Details are coming together.  Southbound Sound, Michael T & Friends have committed to play at the event.  Several others including EC Jazz Band are interested. We will need lots of people power on the day of the event.  A list of volunteer opportunities will be available in May.  Sponsorship packages will also be available in May. Bylaws: Recent changes are not back from Attorney recommendations; vote tabled Bebe mentioned the wonderful article about Diane Bender in the past Beacon. It was mentioned about how important it is to like and share BABA Facebook page.  Let Bebe, Lori or Debby know if you have anything about your business to post. Next meeting is April 20, At The Barn Winery, 6:30pm. Motion to adjourn was Dan Hawkins. Terry Hahn 2nd.  Motion passed.  ...