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Minutes from previous meetings below:

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Meeting called to order by President, Bill Walsh at 5:30 PM.

Board Members in attendance:

Bill Walsh

Lorry Ginovsky

Dan Baxter

Bill Cotton

Jeff Johnson

Eileen Ryan

David Saneman

Dan Seiler

Aaron Holladay

Treasurers Report

  • Mr. Jeff Johnson, Treasurer, provided an up-to-date and sound treasurer’s report. All financial data is available to any member in good standing who would like to review it. Please contact Jeff Johnson (gjjohns@aol.com) directly with any questions. 

Old Business:

          Mr. Johnson and Ms. Ryan reported the association had approximately 82 attendees at the November, 2013 MPA training seminar, which was considered to be outstanding training and anonymously reported by many of the attendees.  With the assistance of the Howard County Police Training Academy (arranged by Mr. Walsh) costs of the training were kept low, costing the association approximately $757.  

New Business:

  • Mr. Walsh reported that the two-day training seminar has been planned scheduled for May 8th & 9th 2014.  The seminar will be held at: The Howard County Police Training Academy located at: 2200 Scott Wheeler Drive, Marriotsville, MD.  Another venue considered was Johns Hopkins University.  The only room they could provide would only accommodate 100 people.

  • With positive feedback from the MPA board and many attendees, lunch will again be provided by Columbia Catering.

  • Mr. Walsh reported Christy Harnett, who has an MBA and is a Psychologist from Johns Hopkins University will provide between 3-4 hours of training on resiliency.

  • Mr. Baxter will attempt to identify a speaker who will provide polygraph countermeasures training.

  • Mr. Johnson will attempt to contact Bob Hallman and ask him to speak regarding a historic and interesting case study involving espionage, due to the criminal acts of Ron Pelton, an ex-NSA employee, who sold state secrets to the Soviet Union.

  • Mr. Seiler and Mr. Saneman will attempt to contact Rich Sheldon to provide a case study involving sexual abuse.

  • Mr. Cotton will attempt to contact Jim Smythe, a Canadian interrogator who was successful in obtaining a confession regarding a string of homicides.  The case was documented and presented on The Discovery Channel.

  • Aaron Holladay will contact Mr. Steve Rice and ask that he be the keynote speaker.  Mr. Rice is currently a polygraph supervisor who manages a team of examiners.  Mr. Rice is an Iraqi War Veteran who was injured during the war.  Mr. Rice is an outstanding mentor to the Wounded Warrior Project and he is also currently on a nationally recognized Showtime comedy show called, “Comedy Warriors, Healing Through Humor.”   

  • Mr. Baxter will be in charge of the 50/50 cash drawing.

  • Ms. Ginovsky will be in charge of obtaining items for the continental breakfast, snacks/drinks, and door prizes.

New Topics:

  • Mr. Baxter made a proposal to the board regarding an incentive to future members who wish to serve on the board.  The proposal is for future members who serve on the board for certain number of years (to be determined) will in the future receive a deep discount, if not free, to future seminars.  No decision has been made by the board regarding Mr. Baxter’s proposal.

  • Ms. Ginovsky proposed that future committees be formed by members to include: Prize committee, conference set-up committee, food committee, etc.  Committee members will be invited to attend board meetings.

  • Mr. Seiler will be the Chairman of the 2014 Elections.  At this point, all board positions (except that of Mr. Seiler’s, who is a director) are open. Any member of the MPA in good standing can run for an office if the wish.  Contact Mr. Seiler if interested: dan@copscorp.com

  • Mr. Johnson reported the Notebook that was donated to the MPA was not fixable.  Mr. Johnson also reported a Notebook has been obtained at low cost that will be available for MPA use.

  • The next MPA board meeting is scheduled for April 21st, 2014 at 5:30 PM.  Location to be determined.

  • The meeting was adjourned at 7:10 PM.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Meeting called to order by President, Lorry Ginovsky at 5:52 pm

In attendance:

Dan Baxter

Bill Cotton

Lorry Ginovsky

Jeff Johnson

Joy Neal

John Lee

Dave Saneman

Dan Seiler

  • Dan Seiler motioned to waive the reading of the minutes from the last board meeting.  Dan Baxter seconded the motion.

Treasurers Report

  • Jeff Johnson, Treasurer provided a treasurer’s report. All financial data is available to any member in good standing who would like to review it. Please contact Jeff Johnson (gjjohns@aol.com) directly with any questions.
  • Dan Seiler motioned to accept the treasurer’s report and Dave Saneman seconded the motion.

Old Business:

  • The MPA challenge coins were presented to the board for approval.  Both the round coin, which will be used for the membership and the rectangular coin, which will be used as the Presidents coin were approved.  The membership coins will be sold for $10.00 each.  The Presidents coins will be passed on to the next President and will be used at the sitting President’s discretion.
  • John Lee is the seminar chair for the 15 November one day seminar.  Speaker was confirmed as Sean Moriarity from the Delaware State Police.

New Business:

  • The next annual 2 day seminar has been planned for 9 and 10 May 2013.  The seminar chair will be Bill Walsh with Bill Cotton serving as the Deputy Chair.  Speaker suggestions:  Mike Martin (Dan Seiler will reach out to him), Troy Timmons (Lorry will make contact with him).  The seminar will be held at the Howard County Training Facility.
  • President, Lorry Ginovsky called the meeting adjourned at 6:55 pm

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Meeting called to order by President, Lorry Ginovsky at 6:05pm

In attendance:

Dan Baxter

Bill Cotton

Lorry Ginovsky

Erin Guttentag

Jeff Johnson

Joy Neal

John Lee

Dave Saneman

Dan Seiler

Treasurers Report

  • Jeff Johnson, Treasurer provided a treasurer’s report.  All financial data is available to any member in good standing who would like to review it.  Please contact Jeff Johnson (gjjohns@aol.com) directly with any questions.
  • There are currently 49 members who still owe dues as of 1 March 2012.  Jeff will send reminders to those affected NLT 1 March 2012.
  • Dan Seiler motioned to accept the treasurer’s report and Dave Saneman seconded the motion.

Old Business:

  • A motion was initiated to waive the reading of the minutes from the last board meeting held in July 2011.  Motion initiated by Bill Cotton and seconded by Dan Seiler.
  • John Lee is on point to get an MPA coin designed and produced.  He is waiting on artwork from Joy Neal to move forward with this project.  The goal is to have the coin available at the May 2012 annual seminar.  Discussion was held regarding size and style of coin to include the possibility of a “regular” style and “presidents” coin.
  • The annual 2 day seminar is planned for May 17 and 18 at Patuxent Greens Country Club in Laurel, MD.  Key Note speaker is being firmed up.  Bob Brisentine is the anticipated speaker.  Joy Neal is working on the give-aways for the seminar.  Lorry Ginovsky will take care of the door prizes.  A $1000 budget for door prizes was approved for Lorry tonight.  We are still in need of a speaker or speakers to cover 8:30-noon on Thursday the 17th.  Erin Guttentag is going to reach out to Gary Aschenbach, Sr. to gauge his interest in speaking for that slot. The rest of the speakers and topics have been confirmed.  The price for the seminar will be $150 for everyone – member or non-member.  Erin will publish and snail mail a seminar brochure as soon as the last speaker and topic has been determined.  Joy will update the MPA page with any additional information provided to her ASAP.

New Business:

  • All board of Director Positions with the exception of one 2-year Director Position are available for people to nominate themselves to fill.  If you would like to be considered for any of the following board positions, please send an e-mail with your intent to Dan Seiler (dan@copscorp.com) by 16 May 2012.  Voting will occur at the May 2012 seminar scheduled for 17 and 18 May 2012.   The positions available are:

President

Vice President for Government

Vice President for Law Enforcement

Vice President for Private Examiners

Secretary

Treasurer

Director (2 year term to 2014)

  • New for the May seminar for the speaker critique form:  if someone suggests a speaker for an upcoming seminar that is viable and able to be booked, the person who suggested the speaker’s next seminar fee will be paid for my the MPA.  Any additional guidelines or “rules” will be explained beforehand in the seminar mailing as well as at the seminar.
  • Jeff Johnson will contact Larry Bowers about borrowing/renting sound equipment for the May seminar.
  • The annual 1 day seminar is tentatively being planned for Thursday, 15 November at the Howard County Police Training Facility.  Lorry Ginovsky is on point to reserve the facility.  John Lee was nominated to serve as the seminar chair for this event.   As always, suggestions for speakers and topics are requested.
  • President, Lorry Ginovsky called the meeting adjourned at 7:18pm

Tuesday, 25 January 2010

 

Meeting called to order by President, Dan Baxter at 5:40pm

 

In attendance:

 

Dan Baxter

Bill Cotton

Lorry Ginovsky

Erin Guttentag

Jeff Johnson

Joy Neal

Nate Rettig

Bud Rudacille

Dave Saneman

 

Old Business:

  • Jeff Johnson, Treasurer provided a treasurer’s report complete with 2009 and 2010 balance sheets.  All financial data is available to any member in good standing who would like to review it.  Please contact Jeff Johnson directly with any questions.
  • Lorry Ginovsky motioned to accept the treasurer’s report and Nate Rettig seconded the motion.
  • Erin Guttentag supplied speaker critiques from the November 2010 seminar for review.
  • A motion was initiated to present Howard County with a plaque of appreciation for allowing us to use their training facility free of charge of two occasions and hopefully in the future as well.  Joy Neal will work with Nate Rettig on this and will plan to present it at the May 2011 seminar.

New Business:

  • All board of Director Positions with the exception of one 2-year Director Position are available for people to nominate themselves to fill.  If you would like to be considered for any of the following board positions, please send an e-mail with your intent to any board member.  Voting will occur at the May 2011 seminar scheduled for 19 and 20 May 2011.   The positions available are:

 

President

Vice President for Government

Vice President for Law Enforcement

Vice President for Private Examiners

Secretary

Treasurer

Director (2 year term)

 

  • For the May 2011 seminar we still have one (2 hour) block of time available to fill.  Jeff Johnson and Dan Baxter are going to take the lead on getting that time slot filled.  Joy Neal has the lead on ordering give-aways for the seminar.
  • Plans are being made for the 2012 2-day continuing education seminar.  The proposed dates are 17-18 May 2012.  Nate Rettig has the lead on trying to secure the Howard County Public Safety Training facility for this event.  We will be looking for quality speakers in the near future.
  • Jeff Johnson initiated a motion for the MPA to donate $300 to the AAPP National Seminar as well as 10 of our MPA logo laptop bags that we used at our seminar last year.  The motion was accepted and Jeff has the action to get the money and products to the AAPP.   Also discussed was sending $300 to the APA for their national seminar in September 2011.  Motion was accepted for both donations.
  • A motion was initiated by Bud Rudacille for the MPA to initiate awards to be presented to exemplary examiners.  Ideas for award names would mirror charter members such as the Brisentine Award, Weir Award, Ansley Award, etc.  The motion was accepted and the entire board took the action to work on this.
  • The 1-day Fall free training seminar was discussed.  We are planning for Thursday, 10 November 2011.  Nate Rettig has the action to try to secure the Howard County Public Safety Training facility for this event.
  • Erin Guttentag has the action to send out a tri-fold mailer to the membership.  This will be mailed in February or March 2011.
  • President, Dan Baxter called the meeting adjourned at 7:20pm

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MPA Board Meeting Minutes

14 May 2010

Patuxent Greens Country Club; Laurel, MD

Administrative Items: Jeff Johnson

  • CD’s of presentations from 2-day seminar available for attendees as well as certificates for attending.

Call to order: Dan Baxter

Motion to allow non-members to be present at meeting

              1) Jonathan Lange 2) Lorry Ginovsky

Action:  Motion passed

Motion to approve MPA minutes posted on MPA website

              1) Ron Blocker 2) Vicki Murphy-Carr

Action:  Motion passed; minutes approved

Call for business from board members: Dan Baxter

Erin McQuin (VP- Government): NTR

Nate Rettig (VP- Law Enforcement): NTR

Dave Saneman (VP- Private): NTR

Bud Rudacille (Director): NTR

Lorry Ginovsky (Director): NTR

Bill Cotton (Chairman of the Board): NTR

Sara Cain (Secretary): NTR

Jeff Johnson (Treasurer):

Mr. Johnson reviewed the rights of MPA members to review the MPA financial records. He also covered the organization’s assets and liabilities.  The May 2009 seminar costs were then reviewed.  MPA currently has 130 members; however, 20 have not yet paid their dues. 

Motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report

              1) Lorry Ginovsky 2) Bill Cotton

Action:  Motion passed; Treasurer’s Report accepted

Call for old business: Dan Baxter

  • No old business

Call for new business: Dan Baxter

Jeff Johnson advised that the “Top Cop” for the Maryland State Police has been named.  "Although he knew he was in the running for Maryland State Police Trooper of the Year, Trooper 1st Class Gary Bachtell said it was a surprise when his name was announced for the 2009 honor."  Additional information regarding the award winner can be found on the MPA website. 

  • New membership certificates handed out and new members were then recognized by the organization.
  • No additional new business.

Elections: Bud Rudacille

Call for nominations to the MPA Board as well as second call for nominations.

Motion to close nominations.

              1) Vicki Murphy-Carr 2) Phil Herman

Action: All officers re-elected

Motion to adjourn the meeting

              1) Dan Baxter 2) TeQuisha Francois

Action:  Meeting adjourned.

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MPA Board Meeting Minutes

2 February 2010

Board members in attendance: Erin McQuin, Jeff Johnson, Bill Cotton, Joy Neal, Dan Baxter, Dave Saneman, and Sara Cain

-6:05 pm: Called to order by President, Dan Baxter

Treasurer’s Report:   Jeff Johnson

  • Mr. Johnson covered the totals in our checking, savings, and investments as well as the costs for 2008/2009 May seminar and the 2009 November seminar.
  • Call to agree to financial report. 1) Bill Cotton 2) Erin McQuin

Action:  All agreed to financial report

Old business

- No old business was discussed by any board members.

New business

  • Dan Baxter: Mr. Baxter discussed the May 2010 seminar which is to be held on 13/14 May 2010 at Patuxent Greens in Laurel, MD. Jeff Johnson was named as seminar Chairman and will be assisted by Joy Neal and Erin Mcquin. Mr. Baxter also discussed that ideas are needed for potential speakers for the 2-day seminar.

Action:  Giveaways for seminar attendees will be decided by Joy.

Action:  Board members will email Mr. Baxter with topic and speaker ideas within two weeks of this meeting.

  • Erin McQuin: Ms. McQuin discussed how the MPA trifold was difficult to mail and did not mail well. Decisions regarding mailings have yet to be determined.
  • Dan Baxter: Mr. Baxter discussed any positions that were open for election. Lorry Ginowsky’s position as a board member will be open for election.

Action:  All who are eligible can sign up to be placed on the election ballot.

  • Dan Baxter: Mr. Baxter and board members discussed the prices to attend the various future MPA seminars for both members as well as non-members.  Lower prices were discussed by all MPA board members; however, a final decision has yet to be determined. MPA members also discussed how to have an accurate head count for all attendees.

Action:  Sara Cain was listed as point of contact for any questions or for RSVP correspondence. 

    • Erin McQuin: Ms. McQuin discussed her hopes to have the newsletter out to MPA members by 1 March 2010.
    • A call for additional business was made by Dan Baxter and no new additional business was brought to light.

- Call to close the MPA Board Meeting by Dan Baxter. 1) Jeff Johnson 2) Erin McQuin

- Board Meeting ended at 7:26pm.

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MPA Board Meeting Minutes

28 July 2009

Old Business

Covered last annual seminar

MPA NewsletterErin McQuin: Covered questionnaires re: MPA newsletter that were handed out at the annual seminar.  Possibility of having both a soft copy and hard copy of newsletterNewsletter will be mailed out twice annually in March/April and September/OctoberArticles by board members will be due to Erin by 15 March and 15 October to make printing-

Budget:  Jeff Johnson: Reviewed budget as of 13 May 2009, seminar attendance, and gave financial report. Also reported that the deposit was made on Patuxent Greens Country Club for next year’s two-day seminar. With the deposit being placed, our rate was locked in for 2010. 11 persons did not pay their 2009 MPA dues.

New Business

One-Day Seminar/ Two-Day Seminar:  Lorry Ginovsky:  Discussed having the one-day seminar at the Howard County Police Department training academy located off of Marriottsville Road. The planned date for the seminar will be Friday, 13 November 2009. Lorry was named as the one-day seminar chair person. A discussion took place of what food to order for attendees of the one-day seminar.  Idea was presented of having attendees pay $5 to $6 to help offset possible catering charges.  Breakfast will be provided to all attendees. Presenters were announced for one-day seminar and are tentatively planned to be Esther Harwell, a Customs and Border Patrol examiner, discussing Test Data Analysis as well as Jean Sutton, a former Anderson County, SC Sheriff’s Office examiner, discussing a child abuse case she worked. It was decided that eight hours of continuing education credit will be given for the one-day seminar and 16 hours of continuing education credit will be given for the two-day seminar for all attendees.  Ideas for future presenters were discussed.  Nate Rettig and Bud Rudacille looking to give a future presentation on a Howard County police officer applicant countermeasures.  It was also discussed that a directed lie presentation would also be appreciated. It was also decided that board members must book speakers well in advance to maintain organization prior to the seminars.  After the completion of the one-day seminar, a committee will be formed to begin organizing the two-day seminar for 2010. Idea was discussed to invest in coffee pots for all seminar attendees to utilize. Discussion regarding what lunch should be served should we choose to cater the one-day seminar. Nate Rettig will be looking into Serrafino’s, which is an Italian restaurant, and Lorry Ginovsky will be looking into Red, Hot, and Blue.  A head count will be obtained for catering purposes by those who RSVP to the seminar. 50-60 is the maximum the Howard County Police training academy will hold. 

Call for additional business: Dan Baxter:

Reinstated Executive Director position.  Joy Neal was nominated and accepted by MPA President.  Joy’s position will be a non-voting position and will aid the President and board members.

Meeting adjourned; Nothing more for the minutes.

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MPA Board Meeting Minutes

14 May 2009

Board members in attendance: Erin McQuin, Jeff Johnson, Bill Cotton, Dan Baxter, Dave Saneman, and Sara Cain

  • Proposal to allow non-members to be present at the meeting.

1). Dan Baxter 2) Vickie Murphy-Carr

Action:  Motion passed

  • Proposal to change order of meeting 1
  • Bill Cotton 2) Vickie Murphy-Carr

Action:  Motion passed

  • Election of 2009/2010 MPA Board Members

Lorry Ginovsky presented report from nominating committee.

President: Dan Baxter; Vice President Government: Erin McQuin, Vice President Private: Dave Saneman; Vice President Law Enforcement: Nate Rettig; Director (2 year position): Bud Rudacille; Secretary: Sara Cain; Treasurer: Jeff Johnson

  • Proposal to close Presidential election

1) Bill Cotton 2) Vickie Murphy-Carr

Action:  Motion passed; Dan Baxter elected as 2009/2010 MPA President

  • Proposal to accept entire slate of officers for 2009/2010 MPA Board

              1) Bill Cotton 2) Vickie Murphy-Carr

Action:  Motion passed; Entire board listed above elected.

  • Joy Neal was recognized by President Baxter for her efforts as Secretary of MPA as well as her efforts in developing the MPA website.
  • Call for reports by President Baxter

Erin McQuin: NTR

Nate Rettig: NTR

Dave Saneman: NTR

Sara Cain: NTR

Jeff Johnson: MPA currently has 108 members and 20 have yet to pay their yearly dues. Mr. Johnson then presented the MPA’s equities and liabilities report.

  • Motion to accept Treasurer’s report
  • Vickie Murphy-Carr 2) Lorry Ginovsky

Action:   Motion to accept Treasurer’s report passed.

  • Dan Baxter then recognized Dan Seiler as a lifetime MPA member due to his personal contributions towards the organization as well as towards polygraph in general.
  • Dan Baxter called for new business.
  • New business:
  • An overview of legislation involving polygraph as well as MD post conviction sex offender testing was given by Gary Bachtell. Questions regarding the issues can be directed to him at gbachtell@mdsp.org
  • Dan Baxter called for any additional new business.
  • Motion to close the meeting
  • Bud Rudacille 2) Lorry Ginovsky

Action:  Motion to close the meeting passed.

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February 12, 2009
Executive Board Meeting Minutes

Opening
The Board of Directors meeting of the Maryland Polygraph Association was called to order at 5:50 PM by President Dan Baxter on 2/12/09 at Outback Steak House in Ellicott City, Maryland

Members Present
Dan Baxter, Lorry Ginovsky,Bud Rudacille, Nate Rettig, Dave Saneman, Jeff Johnson, Erin McQuin, Joy Neal

Approval of Agenda
The agenda was unanimously approved as distributed by the President.

Minutes of the Meeting
Jeff Johnson presented a treasurer's report, which was accepted by the Board.  Hardcopy reports are available upon request.  Jeff sent electronic invoices in January.  When a member pays their dues they will receive a receipt back electronically updated with the method of payment.

Bud Rudacille and Nate Rettig briefed the board on the status of the May 2009 Annual Seminar. The seminar is set for 14-15 May at the Patuxent Greens Country Club in Laurel, Maryland.  Bud presented a tentative seminar schedule which included speakers from law enforcement, federal and private sectors talking about each of their screening techniques.  Tom Mauriello (federal) was confirmed to provide the keynote address.

Lorry Ginovsky, Chairman of the membership committee, had nothing to report.

The MPA website is up and running - please let Joy Neal know if any suggestions or things that need to be updated.

Erin McQuin is preparing to publish the 2nd MPA newsletter.  Board article are due to Erin by 6 March.  Please contact Erin at 410-854-6363 if you would like to offer an article or would like to see something specific in the newsletter.

If you have recently changed your e-mail address - please sent it to joy.mpa@comcast.net

We use these addresses to mass mail important information quickly.

The next Board of Directors meeting was not finalized at this meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 7:03 PM.

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July 22, 2008
Executive Board Meeting Minutes

Opening
The Board of Directors meeting of the Maryland Polygraph Association was called to order at 5:45 PM by President Dan Baxter on 7/22/08 at 901 Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum, MD 21090.

Members Present
Dan Baxter, Lorry Ginovsky,Bud Rudacille, Nate Rettig, Dave Saneman, Jeff Johnson, Erin McQuin, Joy Neal

Approval of Agenda
The agenda was unanimously approved as distributed by the President.

Minutes of the Meeting
Jeff Johnson presented the 2008 Annual Seminar financials as well as a treasurer's report, which was accepted by the Board.

A debrief of the May 2008 Annual Seminar took place, with a comprehensive review of the critique and speaker suggestion sheets. Several suggestions were offered by the general membership for topics of interest for the 2009 seminar, to include, more emphasis on the privatge examiner, case studies with chart analysis and Polygraph from the QC perspective.  Nate Rettig and Bud Rudacille are the Chairmen for the 2009 May seminar.  Preliminary dates are 14-15 May at Patuxent Greens Country Club.  More details to folow.

We are in the process of planning our November 2008 1-day seminar - more details to follow as they are firmed up.  If you have any ideas or speakers that you would like to see in November please contact Dan Baxter on 410-854-6363.

Lorry Ginovsky, Chairman of the membership committee, had nothing to report.

The MPA website is up and running - please let Joy Neal know if any suggestions or things that need to be updated.

It was decided that the MPA will donate some door prizes for the next APA seminar.  Jeff Johnson is handling that.

Erin McQuin is taking the lead on establishing a MPA newsletter for the general membership. Ideas that were discussed were a letter from the President, Tech Corner, an article about the seminar and articles from Law Enforcement and Private examiners.  We are looking for ideas from the membership and anyone who may be interested in helping Erin with this endeavor.  Please contact Erin at 410-854-6363 if you would like to offer an idea or a helping hand.

If you have recently changed your e-mail address - please sent it to joy.mpa@comcast.net

We use these addresses to mass mail important information quickly.

The next Board of Directors meeting has been set for Tuesday,23 September at 5:00.

Meeting adjourned at 6:55 PM.

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June 12, 2007
Executive Board Meeting Minutes

Opening
The Board of Directors meeting of the Maryland Polygraph Association was called to order at 5:40 PM by President Dan Baxter on 6/12/07 at 901 Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum, MD 21090.

Members Present
Dan Baxter, Lorry Ginovsky, Dave Saneman, Jeff Johnson, Erin McQuin, Joy Neal

Approval of Agenda
The agenda was unanimously approved as distributed by the President.

Minutes of the Meeting
Jeff Johnson presented the 2007 Annual Seminar financials as well as a treasurer's report, which was accepted by the Board.

A debrief of the May 2007 Annual Seminar took place, with a comprehensive review of the critique and speaker suggestion sheets. Several suggestions were offered by the general membership for topics of interest for the 2008 seminar, to include, polygraph in court, case studies with chart analysis and cultural differences.

Lorry Ginovsky is going to lead a recruitment committee, which was designed to identify people in the local surrounding areas who are not currently members of the MPA. Lorry will elicit the help from the general membership to recruit from police departments, private examiners and also to branch out to Delaware, since their association is not active. More details will be out in the near future regarding this initiative.

The MPA website is in the process of being updated. Please check back frequently for new additions and information.

Erin McQuin is taking the lead on establishing a MPA newsletter for the general membership. More details to follow.

Dan Baxter lead a discussion on the review of the MPA by-laws. After the 12 June meeting it was agreed that all members of the Board of Directors would review the current by-laws and meet again to discuss any issues. A mailing will go out to the general membership to ratify a majority vote for any proposed updates.

We are in the planning stages of a MPA social event as well as a one-day seminar. More details to follow.

The next Board of Directors meeting has been set for Tuesday, 7 August at 5:00.

Meeting adjourned at 7:40 PM.

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December 5, 2006
Executive Board Meeting Minutes

Opening
The Board of Directors meeting of the Maryland Polygraph Association was called to order at 6:20 PM by President Bill Cotton on 12/5/06 at the Headquarters of the Howard County Police Department.

Members Present
Bill Cotton, Joy Neal, Bill Walsh, Dan Seiler, Dan Baxter, Dave Saneman, Lorry Ginovsky

  1. Approval of Agenda

  2. The agenda was unanimously approved as distributed by the president.
    1. Board will review the November 1st seminar comments from the attendees.
    2. Discuss May 2007 (2) day seminar and determine the following issues:
      1. Location
      2. Topics/Speakers
      3. Giveaways
      4. Report from the May 2007 Seminar Committee Dan Baxter. Lorrie and Joy
    3. MPA History article.
  1. Approval of Minutes

  2. The minutes of the previous meeting were unanimously approved as distributed.
  1. Open Issues

  2. 2007 Seminar, election of MPA officers, continuing education training.
  1. Motions
    1. Motion was made and passed to change the 2007 MPA seminar to one of two Howard County Police Class room locations. The seminar will be held at either, 6751 Columbia Drive Columbia, MD 21044 or at the new Howard County Police Training Building off Marriottsville Road. Bill Welsh will check on availability of the new building for the seminar. The final decision on which Howard County site will be finalized at our next meeting in January. The seminar dates were set for May 3rd & 4th 2007. Joy, Laurie, and Dan Baxter are co-chairing the seminar committee again next year.
    2. Motion was made and passed that we would have the following topics at our 2007 Seminar:
      1. Speaker on impact of drugs on the examinee - Dan Seiler will and contact Catherine B. Willmore, Ph.D. to see if she would be willing to speak on the effects of drugs on the polygraph examinee.
      2. Lorry and Dan Baxter agreed to talk about non-verbal communication and Dan Baxter will also contact DoDPi to see if any research or speakers might be available to talk on the issue of drug effects on the examinee.
      3. Case studies will be on both afternoons, Bud Rudiculle (Guilty Knowledge testing now called Concealed Information Testing) and Nate Rettig offered to give a block of time and Bill Cotton will call Bob Brisentine as an introduction speaker. The son, Allen will be contacted by Dan Baxter. Bill Walsh will contact Howard Co. Police Chief as an opening speaker. Case studiers were discussed involving the NSA Polygraph Examiners that have recently returned from various overseas assignments. Joy will coordinate with Lorrie and Dan Baxter.
      4. Lorry and Joy agreed to handle the door prizes and food arrangement for a catered lunch and coffee breaks.
      5. Bud Rudiculle had volunteered to speak on "Statement Analysis" Bill Cotton will call Bud. Motion made and passed that the President may authorize up to $200 for any expenses connected to any official MPA activity. The president may also authorize other board member to expend up to $200 on his behalf. Motion was made and passed that the president be reimbursed for any out of pocket expenses incurred during the November 1 seminar.

Next Meeting 1/9/2007 6:30 PM will be a dinner meeting at Mangias Restaurant.

Meeting adjourned at 7:30 PM.

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June 27, 2006
Executive Board Meeting Minutes

Opening
The Board of Directors meeting of the Maryland Polygraph Association was called to order at 6:00 PM by President Bill Cotton on 6/27/06 at the Southern District Howard County Police Department.

Members Present
Charlie Brownlie, Bill Cotton, Joy Neal, Bill Walsh, Dan Seiler, Jeff Johnson, Lorry Ginovsky

  1. Approval of Agenda

  2. The agenda was unanimously approved as distributed by the president.
  1. Approval of Minutes

  2. The minutes of the previous meeting were unanimously approved as distributed.
  1. Open Issues

  2. 2007 Seminar, election of MPA officers, continuing education training.
  1. Motions
    1. Motion was made and passed to have the 2007 MPA seminar at the Patuxent Greens Country Club, 14415 Greenview Drive, Laurel, Md. 20708. The seminar dates are May 3rd & 4th 2007. Joy, Laurie, and Dan Baxter agreed to chair the seminar committee again next year.
    2. Motion was made and passed to donate $200 on behalf of Richard Albright.
    3. Motion was made and passed to have a one day seminar on November 1st for continuing education, specializing in sex offender testing. It was agreed that we would contact a national expert in sex offender testing for this seminar. It was also suggested that we contact a Maryland expert, Larry Stouter, to see if he would give a one hour presentation on what is currently being done by his therapy group. Larry Stouter is the director and founder of the Catoctin Counseling group with offices in Westminster, Frederick and Hagerstown.
    4. Motion was made and passed that the MPA social be moved to March 2007.
    5. Motion was made and passed to have the next MPA board meeting in the Frederick area on August 29th at 7 PM. This will be a dinner meeting at Jug Bridge Restaurant off US 40.

    MPA Board Meeting Minutes

    20 September 2005

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