ASLCS Canadian-American Relations Committee Meeting Minutes

NCSL Legislative Summit
Louisville, KY
July 25, 2010


Call to Order

The meeting of the Canadian-American Relations Committee was called to order by Diane Bell (FL), Vice Chair. 


The following members of the committee were present: (Check members present)


Patsy Spaw (TX), Chair


Ann Krekelberg (AK)


Diane Bell (FL), Vice-Chair


Lydia Lee (NV)


Brad Hendrickson (WA), Vice-Chair


Millie MacFarland (ME)


Robert Altmann (WV)


William MaGill (VT)


Stephen Arias (NM)


Steven Marshall (VT)


Jane Atkinson (VA)


Charlotte Mary (VA)


Dave Avant (AL)


Al Mathiowetz (MN)


Johnye Bennett (VA)


Brad Metcalf (KY)


Bradley Bolin (IL)


Annette Moore (UT)


Paul Campos (WA)


Norman Moore (AZ)


Laura Clemens (OH)


Ann-Berit Moyle (NV)


Ann Cornwell (AR)


Neva Marie Parker (CA)


Bernard Dean (WA)


Don Richardson (MS)


Polly Emerson (TX)


Cooper Roberts (LA)


John Garrett (VA)


Sherry Rodriguez (NV)


Pat Harris (AL)


Obie Rutledge (OR)


JoAnn Hedrick (DE)


Susan Clarke Schaar (VA)


Bo Hoover (WV)


Alfred Speer (LA)


Russell Humphrey (TN)


Sandy Tenney (UT)


Bruce Jamerson (VA)


Karen Wadsworth (NH)


Steve James (MA)


Kirsten Waid (AK)


Chewetta Johnson (MS)


Peter Wattson (MN)


Crystaline Jones (AK)


Denise Weeks (NC)


Diane Keetch (NV)


Alan Whittington (TN)


Tim Kehoe (CT)


Joyce Wright (AL)


Joel Kintsel (OK)


Paul Ziriax (OK)


Other members/guests in attendance included Mick Bailey(WV), Gina Shaffer (AL), Ann Carmichael (AL), Dowe Littleton (AL), Burney Durham (TN) and Chad Mariage (Ottawa, Canada). 

Approval of Minutes

Upon a motion by Denise Weeks, seconded by Dowe Littleton, the minutes of the last meeting held April 10, 2010, during the Spring Meeting in New York, NY were approved. 

Old Business

Denise Weeks reported the details for the concurrent session involving international guests to be held during the annual Professional Development Seminar in Milwaukee are still in discussion.

Pat Harris reported the 2011 Joint Canadian American Clerks Conference will be held either the second or third weekend of October in Montgomery, AL. The Renaissance Hotel will be the venue and the rate quoted is $119. per night. Chair Spaw will be working on topics and programs for the meeting. JoAnn Hedrick stated a popular topic for the past joint meetings has been Compare and Contrast. 

New Business

Laura Clemens stated that she was aware that a contingency from Nigeria may attend the annual PDS and perhaps would participate in the concurrent session for international guests. 

The committee welcomed the attendance of Chad Mariage of Ottawa, Canada. 


Upon a motion by Pat Harris (AL), seconded by Steve Arias (NM), the meeting was adjourned. 

Respectfully submitted,
Denise Weeks (NC), Acting Recorder