June, 2011
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors

Report Out from the April 30, 2011 Board of Directors Meeting


This is a report to the membership of the official actions taken during the Board of Directors meeting held April 30, 2011, in Rosemont, Ill. These are not the official meeting minutes, as discussion items and withdrawn and failed motions are not included. The official meeting minutes will be presented for Board approval at its next meeting, July 29-30, 2011.

We encourage you to review this report to be informed of actions taken on your behalf by the ASHI Board of Directors. Should you have questions, you are encouraged to contact any of ASHI's officers or directors.

Approval of Minutes

Minutes for the January 25, 2011, Board meeting were reviewed and approved by the Board.

Membership Committee Report

The Board moved to go into Committee of the Whole to discuss the report from the Membership Committee. After coming out of the Committee of the Whole, President Kurt Salomon asked Board members to send comments/suggestions regarding the report to headquarters to be compiled for
posting on the Board discussion forum.

Motions Approved

Election Task Force Motion:
To establish an Officers and Directors Election Policy Task Force to review ASHI election policy and procedures. The task force also should examine the past application of the policy and procedure by the Election Committee. The task force will report back to the board at the July 2011 Board meeting with a report of findings and recommendations for strengthening our policies and procedures to ensure equitable treatment of all candidates.

Duty of Loyalty Motion:
The ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF DUTY AS AN ASHI OFFICER OR DIRECTOR document is amended to add and include the following text to section 1 Duty of Loyalty:

"Once the Board has voted, you will support all decisions regardless of personal viewpoint. Either actively support the action or be silent. If you are asked how you voted, feel free to answer this question and express your views. You shall not publicly and actively campaign against a board decision."

Executive Session

During Executive Session, only the Board is allowed to be in the room. After the Executive Session, typically the secretary reports actions taken during the session as appropriate. No reportable actions were taken during Executive Session.


Immediate past-president David Tamny gave an update on his visit to Washington, D.C. and the HUD/Healthy Homes meeting he participated in with Randy Pence, C. Blaine Illingworth and Mark Cramer.
Jeff Arnold, ASHI CEO/executive director, announced that the July ASHI Board of Directors meeting would be the afternoon of July 29 and all day July 30, 2011.

ASHI Staff updated the directors on ongoing projects and activities.

New Business

Charles Gifford introduced the idea of using Board Portals in place of the Board forum. It was agreed to include a cost analysis as part of the budget process, which will start in May.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:31 p.m.