An informal meeting of the Council of Administration was held at the Eisenhower Inn, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Voting members of the Council of Administration (CoA) present were Commander-in-Chief (C-in-C) Edward J. Krieser, Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief (SVC-in-C) George Powell, Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief (JVC-in-C) Robert Grim, Past Commander-in-Chief (PC-in-C) Danny Wheeler, National Secretary Todd Shillington, National Treasurer James Pahl, National Quartermaster (QM) Elmer Atkinson, PC-in-C, and CoA members Gary Gibson, and Donald Darby. Non-voting CoA members present were PC-in-C's Charles Corfman, Andrew Johnson, Alan Loomis, David R. Medert and Richard Schlenker. Attending as a guest was Brother Timothy J. Schaible, candidate for the position of Executive Director.
The meeting began with Brother Schaible telling the CoA about his education and employment experience. He then fielded questions from the CoA concerning the performing of duties of Executive Director. Brother Schaible was provided with the most recent version of the Executive Director service agreement, to peruse outside the meeting, while the CoA discussed the matter. After a brief discussion, Treasurer Pahl moved to offer the position of Executive Director to Brother Schaible, under the same terms as agreed to by previous Executive Director Lyons, with the understanding that the National Headquarters would be available for the performance of his duties, even though it will not necessarily be furnished and operable immediately upon opening; motion carried.
After returning to the meeting, Brother Schaible was informed of the vote of the CoA, and promised to have an answer to the offer at the meeting of the CoA scheduled for November 19, 2000.
SVC-in-C Powell and QM Atkinson, having investigated the matter, presented proposals and samples to the CoA from Star Printing and Publishing, as a source to print the Banner. After discussion, it was determined to pursue additional information, with specifications different from those quoted, and the allowance of paid advertising.
The meeting was adjourned.
Respectfully submitted in Fraternity, Charity and Loyalty,
Todd A. Shillington