2014 (October) Support Staff 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 of the Support Staff Committee was called to order by Jay Pearson (VA), chair.

Attendance

The following members of the committee were present:

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Jay Pearson (VA), Chair

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Jamie Kruse (NE)

 

Ron Smith (LA), Vice Chair

 

Lucinda Benjamin (NV)

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Mary Andrus (UT), Vice Chair

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Joe Prange (OR)

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Gina Spartz (AK)

 

Ann-Marie Sweeney (PA)

 

Tisha Gieser (AK)

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Kim Cox (TN)

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Stephanie Hall (AK)

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Daniel Hicks (TN)

 

Paula Rossetto (CA)

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Tammy Letzler (TN)

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Jacquelyn Delight (CA)

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Alan Whittington (TN)

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Steven Tilley (LA)

 

Janice Gadd (UT)

 

Michael Linn (MN)

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Tara Perkinson (VA)

 

Gail C. Romanowski (MN)

 

Jeff Finch (VA)

 

David G. Surdez (MN)

 

Tricia Vaughn (VA)

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Julie Bochat (MO)

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Jay Braxton (VA)

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Joy Engelby (MO)

 

Jan Waldrop (VA)

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Carol Newton (MO)

 

Michelle Wright (VA)

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Kathy White (MO)

 

Virginia “Ginny” Edwards (VA)

X

Elaine Logan (MO)

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Erin Gillitzer (WI)

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Lisa Davis (MS)

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Sarah Burhop (WI)

 

Lindsey Grovom (MT)

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Kristin Canterbury (WV)

 

Dee Barfknecht (MT)

 

 

 

Other members/guests in attendance included James White (NC), Michelle Poole (NC), Jennifer Christopherson (UT), Kathy Jackson (UT), Bo Hoover (WV), Heidi Mayeux (LA), Bernadet Martinez (NM), Tracy Ortiz (TX), Scott Caffey (TX), Bonnie Hoffecker (NV), Greg Glass (TN), Martha Hopson (AK), Jacqueline Bell (MS), Maryann Horch (VA), Johnye Bennett (VA), Nancy Ellison (UT), Marjorie Griffin (NV), Marilyn Seaton (MO), Lucy Darris (MO), and Marguerite Duda (WV).

Approval of Minutes

Upon a motion by Lisa Davis (MS) the minutes of the last meeting held Aug. 19, 2014, during the NCSL Legislative Summit in Minneapolis, MN, were approved.

Old Business

Chair Pearson (VA) let the committee know that he will keep in touch with the members via e-mail and encouraged all to sign the roll and provide e-mail addresses. President Humphrey (TN) reported that he had no new business for the committee at this time.

New Business

Chair Pearson (VA) explained that some of the responsibilities of the committee were to assist with staff breakouts, concurrent sessions, the legislative expo, and the Associate Exchange Program. A sign-up sheet was passed around for those that might be interested in participating in the Associate Exchange Program. Maryann Horch (VA) expressed support for the exchange program and said it was a very positive experience for those that have participated. Tara Perkinson (VA) added that she had participated in Minnesota and had a great experience. Virginia has also been a host state. Angela Andrews (NCSL) also stressed the importance of the Associate Exchange Program and encouraged members to sign up. Julie Bochat (MO) said that recaps of the exchanges go in The Legislative Administrator.

Chair Pearson (VA) added that most of the planning and decisions for the upcoming PDS will be done at the Spring Meeting. He encouraged all committee members to be thinking of ideas for staff breakout session and concurrent session and to respond to forthcoming e-mails.

Adjournment

With no further business to discuss the motion to adjourn was made by Julie Bochat (MO) and the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Andrus (UT), Vice Chair