2012 (April) Canadian-American Relations Committee Meeting Minutes

4/21/2012

American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries (ASLCS)

ASLCS SPRING MEETING
Phoenix, AZ
April 21, 2012

Call to Order

The Canadian-American Relations committee meeting was called to order by Denise Weeks (NC), chair, North Carolina House.

Attendance

The following members of the committee were present:

X

Denise Weeks, Chair (NC)

 

Diane Keetch (NV)

 

Bo Hoover, Vice Chair (WV)

 

Ann Krekelberg (AK)

X

Steven Marshall, Vice Chair (VT)

 

Dowe Littleton (AL)

X

Dave Avant (AL)

X

Suzi Lowell (AK)

 

Mick Bailey (WV)

 

Tim Mapes (IL)

X

Diane Bell (FL)

 

Charlotte Mary (VA)

 

Paul Campos (WA)

 

Albin Mathiowetz (MN)

X

Liz Clark (AK)

 

Jennifer Mertz (IN)

 

Laura Clemens (OH)

 

Brad Metcalf (KY)

X

Ann Cornwell (AR)

 

Lori Mullens (WV)

 

Bernard Dean (WA)

 

Lenore Naranjo (NM)

 

Joy Engelby (MO)

 

Melanie Newby (VA)

 

Londi Ensor (AK)

 

Tracy Ortiz (TX)

 

John Garrett (VA)

 

Gary Randall (MI)

 

Greg Gray (WV)

 

Don Richardson (MS)

X

Lourdes Guerra (TX)

 

Sherry Rodriguez (NV)

 

Robert Haney (TX)

 

Marilyn Seaton (MO)

 

Pat Harris (AL)

 

Scott Sloan (TN)

 

JoAnn Hedrick (DE)

X

Patsy Spaw (TX)

 

Brad Hendrickson (WA)

X

Alfred Speer (LA)

 

Jacqueline Hord (MO)

X

Sandy Tenney (UT)

 

Steven James (MA)

 

Kirsten Waid (AK)

 

Chawetta Johnson (MS)

 

Alan Whittington (TN)

 

Crystaline Jones (AK)

X

Joyce Wright (AL)


Approval of Minutes

Upon a motion by Ann Cornwell (AR), seconded by Suzi Lowell (AK), the minutes of the last meeting held Oct. 1, 2011, during the Annual PDS, in Branson, MO, were approved.

Old Business

Joyce Wright (AL) reported on the successful Joint Canadian-American Conference that was held in Montgomery, AL in October 2011. The 65 attendees at the conference enjoyed great weather, good food, lots of music, and excellent programs and speakers.

Suzi Lowell (AK) reported on the efforts to revive the Canadian-American Clerks exchange. She recapped participation since 1997 and recommended some revisions to the informal agreement which exists between ASLCS and CATTS. Suzi will revise language and present proposal at the next meeting of the committee. Diane Bell (FL) moved, seconded by Ann Cornwell (AR), to request that the Executive Committee approve a $500.00 stipend to encourage participation. The motion carried.

New Business

It was announced that the 2013 Joint Canadian-American Conference may be in Prince Edward Island. Ann Cornwell expressed interest in hosting the 2015 Joint Conference in Arkansas.

Adjournment

Upon a motion by Sandy Tenney (UT), seconded by Liz Clark (AK), the meeting was adjourned.

Recorded by Sandy Tenney (UT).

Respectfully submitted,
Denise Weeks (NC)