2014 (October) Canadian-American Relations Committee Meeting Minutes

10/9/2014

American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries (ASLCS)

ASLCS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR
Baton Rouge, La.
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by Steve Marshall (VT), chair.

Attendance

The following members of the committee were present:

X

Steve Marshall (VT), chair

 

Joy Engelby (MO)

X

Bo Hoover (WV), vice chair

 

Andrew Ketchings (MS)

X

Ann Cornwell (AR), vice chair

 

Denise Weeks (NC)

 

Suzi Lowell (AK)

 

Kim Miranda (NE)

 

Liz Clark (AK)

 

Stephen R. Arias (NM)

 

Gina Spartz (AK)

X

Susan Furlong (NV)

 

Dave Avant (AL)

 

James Goulding (OR)

X

Pat Harris (AL)

 

Obadiah “Obie” Rutledge (OR)

 

Joyce Wright (AL)

 

Ann-Marie Sweeney (PA)

 

Tim Keho (CT)

X

Whitney Johnson (TN)

 

JoAnn Hedrick (DE)

X

Alan Whittington (TN)

 

Jennifer Novak (ID)

 

Polly Emerson (TX)

 

Brad Bolin (IL)

 

Robert Haney (TX)

 

Scott Kaiser (IL)

X

Patsy Spaw (TX)

X

Corey Carnahan (KS)

X

Janice Gadd (UT)

 

Brad Metcalf (KY)

X

Susan Schaar (VA)

 

Donna Holiday (KY)

X

Jennifer Welch (VA)

X

Butch Speer (LA)

 

Jeff Renk (WI)

X

Yolanda Dixon (LA)

X

Greg Gray (WV)

 

Julie Bochat (MO)

 

 

 

Other members/guests in attendance: Deborah Deller, Ontario, Canada; and Rick Yarish, Manitoba, Canada; Robert Altmann (WV); Mick Bailey (WV); Johnye Bennett (VA); Sadie Ingall (AK); Cyndy Johnston (OR); Ben Robinson (AK); Sam Rowe (WV); Terry Rumley (NC); and Jackie Schulz (AK).

Approval of Minutes

Upon a motion by Ann Cornwell (AR), seconded by Bo Hoover (WV), the minutes of the last meeting held May 3, 2014, during the Spring Meeting, in Nashville were approved.

The chair introduced the Canadian guests, Deborah Deller and Rick Yarish, and thanked them for their continued cooperation with the committee.

Old Business

Pat Harris (AL) discussed the Joint Canadian-American Meeting held in Alabama and answered questions from committee members about the number of attendees and the cost of hosting the Joint Meeting.

New Business

The 2015 Joint Canadian-American Meeting was discussed, and although no site has been selected to host, Marshall appointed a program subcommittee to discuss the format and scheduling of the meetings. Those appointed to the subcommittee were: Butch Speer (LA), Yolanda Dixon (LA), Susan Schaar (VA), and Deborah Deller, Ontario, Canada.

Marshall (VT) informed the committee that New Mexico was a tentative location for the Joint Meeting, but that location had not been finalized.

Susan Schaar (VA) encouraged states to host the meeting if possible, and Marshall (VT) encouraged associates to attend the 2015 Joint Meeting.

Adjournment

Upon a motion by Susan Schaar (VA), seconded by Pat Harris (AL), the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,
Bo Hoover (WV), Vice Chair