The CDT Board of Trustees met Friday, November 9, 2018, in Austin to discuss several important issues affecting Collaborative Divorce Texas. Rick Soat presented a positive Treasurer’s Report showing that CDT’s budget is balanced even though we have significantly increased our investment in our Collaborative Divorce public education campaign. The Board of Trustees unanimously voted to engage Anderson Spector, a Denton CPA firm, to handle our accounting needs.
We discussed Spring Conference scheduled for March 7-8, 2019 in Dallas. CDT will sponsor a membership luncheon Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 12-1:30 p.m. for all members of CDT who wish to attend. Rick Soat will present a Treasurer’s Report, Honey Sheff will outline the State of CDT Union, and each committee chair will summarize their respective activities for the year. We will end the luncheon with a question and answer session by the entire Board of Trustees. We expect approximately 75 people will attend the luncheon. The Board of Trustees decided to manage the funds contributed by Sponsors of the Spring Conference and retain any surplus within our own budget. Your Board of Trustees decided to establish a Video Conferencing service to handle routine issues between regular meetings to save CDT funds.
Carol Mapp presented draft procedural papers to the Board of Trustees for review and approval, including a revised set of Bylaws. The Fundraising Committee reported on their activities, including selling of banner ads on the CDT website and summarized “giving days” activities associated with CDT. The Forms Committee reported they are updating and revising CDT forms for the members. The Education/Training Committee reported on the successes of Basic Training for 2018 and plans for Advanced Training in 2019.
The nominating committee presented the following slate of officers for the year 2019: Suzanne Blake, President; Julie Quaid, President Elect; Mike Benaglio, Vice President; Rick Soat, Treasurer; and Honey Sheff, Past President. The slate was accepted as proposed by a unanimous vote of the Board of Trustees. The expanded Facebook marketing campaign is producing a significant increase in visits to CDT. The Membership Committee reported that we have 291 current members of CDT.
The Board of Trustees meeting was adjourned.