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Real Property

A Section of the Virginia State Bar.

Meeting Minutes - June 18, 2004

Minutes of the Virginia State Bar
Real Property Section
Board of Governors

Virginia Beach, Virginia

The Summer Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Real Property Section of the Virginia State Bar was held after the Annual Meeting Continuing Education Program on Friday, June 18, 2004, at the Holiday Inn-Sunspree in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

The following persons were in attendance: Paula S. Caplinger, Douglass W. Dewing, K. Wayne Glass, James M. McCauley, Dianne Boyle, Randy C. Howard, Jean D. Mumm, Stephen R. Romine, C. Grice McMullan, Lawrence A. Daughtrey, Gary Peterson, J. Page Williams, Joseph W. Richmond, Joseph M. Cochran, Harry R. Purkey, Christopher S. Dillon, Pamela H. Sellers, Robert C. Barclay IV and William L. Nusbaum. Mr. Dewing kept the minutes.

Ms. Caplinger called the meeting to order at 12:40 p.m. (See official Agenda attached.).

The minutes of the meeting for April 2, 2004, were presented. Upon motion duly made and seconded, those who attended the April 2 meeting unanimously approved the minutes. Those not in attendance at the January 16 meeting abstained.

The financial report showed the Section incurred $83.53 in March, $2,182.44 in April, and $60.74 in May. Not yet appearing on the report were expenses for June in the amount of $2,121.80 (to William & Mary) and $2,989.87 (to National Legal Research Group) and $10,062.41 (for printing the Fee Simple). The bulk of these expenses related to the last issue of the Fee Simple. The balance remaining in the Section's account at the State Bar is $430.73. Upon receipt of the postage/mailing expense for the Fee Simple, it is certain the section will run in the red for the year.

General discussion followed regarding the budget deficit. The concept of a dues increase was raised. This was deferred until the September Board Meeting, with the understanding that a dues increase would have to be presented to the Bar Council in October, ratified at the general meeting next June, and would not go into effect until the 2006 budget. As the bulk of the budget expense for the Section involves the printing and delivery of the Fee Simple, the concepts of on-line delivery or mailing a CD, rather than a paper copy, were raised.

There being no Old Business, Ms. Caplinger opened New Business by commenting on how honored she was to have been the Section Chairman for the past year. The Section was blessed to have the volunteers from its membership who helped in all the activities of the Section, particularly the continuing education seminars and the Fee Simple articles.

Ms. Caplinger announced the interest of Mr. Romine and Mr. Nusbaum to serve as Area Representatives for the Tidewater Region. Upon motion made and duly seconded, they were elected as Area Representatives.

Ms. Caplinger announced with regret the resignation of Mr. Mendelsohn and Ms. Karen Davis as board members.

Ms. Caplinger presented the report of the nominating committee, which was composed of Mr. Romine, the immediate past chairman, Mr. Zimmerman, and Ms. Caplinger. The slate of nominees were:

Mr. McElwain - Chair
Mr. Dewing - Vice Chair
Mr. McMullan - Secretary
Mr. Dillon - A second term on the Board, expiring in 2007
Ms. Mumm - To fill the balance of the term of Ms. Davis, expiring in 2006
Mr. McCauley - A first term on the Board, expiring in 2007
Mr. Daughtrey - A second term on the Board, expiring in 2007

Upon motion made, and duly seconded, the nominations were closed, and the slate of nominees was elected. Ms. Caplinger returned to the membership as Mr. McElwain assumed the chair.

Mr. McElwain expressed his thanks, on behalf of the Board and the membership, to Ms. Caplinger for her service as Chairman. Mr. McElwain announced the interest of Kenneth L. Dickinson to serve as an Area Representative for the Central Region. Upon motion made, and duly seconded, Mr. Dickinson was elected as an Area Representative.

Mr. McElwain reminded those in attendance of the Section Dinner to be held at Steinhilbers, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

There being no further business, upon motion duly made, seconded and unanimously passed the meeting was adjourned at 1:00 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Douglass W. Dewing, Secretary


12:30 pm June 18, 2004
Holiday Inn Sunspree, Virginia Beach, Virginia

1. Welcome/Introductions-Caplinger

2. Approval of Minutes from April 2, 2004 meeting-Caplinger

3. Financial Report/Budget Deficit-Caplinger

4. Old Business

5. New Business

A. Thank you-Caplinger

B. New Area Representatives-Caplinger

1. William L. Nusbaum (Tidewater area)
2. Stephen R. Romine (Tidewater area)

C. Recognition of Departing Board Members-Caplinger

1. Karen S. Davis
2. Richard Mendelson

D. Report of Nominating Committee-Caplinger

6. Adjourn