Bylaws and Standing Orders Minutes

Spring Meeting
New York, New York
April 10, 2010 

Call to Order

The meeting of the Bylaws and Standing Orders Committee was called to order by JoAnn Hedrick, DE, Committee member at the request of Chair, Karen Wadsworth, who was not able to attend due to illness. 


The following members of the committee were present:


Karen Wadsworth (NH), Chair


David Gibson (VT)


Ron Smith (LA), Vice-Chair


JoAnn Hedrick (DE)


Paul Campos (WA), Vice-Chair       


Bo Hoover (WV)


Judy Barrows (ME)


Michael Linn (MN)


Diane Bell (FL)


Charlotte Mary (VA)


George Bishop (VA)


Al Mathiowetz (MN)


Bradley Bolin (IL)


Norman Moore (AZ)


Laura Clemens (OH)


Pat O'Donnell (NE)


Claire Clift (NV)


Sherry Rodriguez (NV)


Lisa Davis (MS)


Susan Clarke Schaar (VA)


Yolanda Dixon (MS)


Patsy Spaw (TX)


Marilyn Eddins (CO)


Alfred Speer (LA)


Jeff Finch (VA)


Terry Spieler (MO)


John Garrett (VA)


Jeannine Wood (ID)


Jeanine Wittenberg, NV and President Greg Gray, WV were also in attendance. 

Approval of Minutes

Upon a motion by George Bishop, seconded by Patsy Spaw, the minutes of the last meeting held September 19, 2009,  during the Professional Development Seminar, in Seattle, WA, were approved. 

Old Business

JoAnn Hedrick distributed copies of the proposed Index to the Standing Orders. She stated that the Index was basically the same as what had been printed in the Roster with a few minor additions. She further stated that Committee Chair, Karen Wadsworth, had approved the minor changes that were being suggested. Discussion centered around the fact that the Index would/could be more comprehensive if everything that applies to, for instance, Associate Members is listed under that heading in the Index. Claire Clift offered to work with JoAnn on that effort. A new document will be ready for the Committee to review at the Legislative Summit in July and, if approved by the Committee, will be presented to the Executive Committee for final approval. 

George Bishop had come prepared with copies of the style manual that he had been developing. They were passed out and reviewed and everyone in attendance was in agreement that he is on the right track. There was some discussion about the fact that the Executive Committee will put the exact wording of any new Standing Order in the minutes of the Executive Committee Meeting and the Bylaws and Standing Orders Committee will then be responsible for word smithing the wording without changing the meaning. The idea is that changes to the Standing Orders will remain consistent with the wording already in place.  

New Business

There is no New Business for the Committee to consider at this time.  


Upon a motion by George Bishop, seconded by Claire Clift, the meeting was adjourned. 

Respectfully submitted,
Karen Wadsworth, NH, Chair
JoAnn Hedrick, DE, Substitute Recorder