International Communication and Development Committee Meeting Minutes

ASLCS Spring Business Meeting
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
April 16, 2011

Call to Order

The meeting of the International Communication and Development Committee was called to order by Denise Weeks (NC), Chair.


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


Denise Weeks, Chair (NC)


Brad Hendrickson (WA)


Jay Braxton, Vice-Chair (VA)


Martha Hopson (AK)


Robert Altmann (WV)


Russell Humphrey (TN)


Diane Bell (FL)


Crystaline Jones (AK)


Brad Bolin (VA)


Tim Kehoe (CT)


Paul Campos (WA)


Ann Krekelberg (AK)


Liz Clark (AK)


Mary Ann Krol (KY)


Ann Cornwell (AR)


Steve Marshall (VT)


Bernard Dean (WA)


Annette Moore (UT)


Polly Emerson (TX)


Neva Marie Parker (CA)


Londi Ensor (AK)


Sherry Rodriguez (NV)


Jeff Finch (VA)


Obie Rutledge (OR)


Greg Gray (WV)


Susan Clarke Schaar (VA)


Lourdes Guerra (TX)


Scott Sloan (TN)


Judy Hall (OR)


Gina Spartz (AK)


Robert Haney (TX)


Patsy Spaw (TX)


Pat Harris (AL)


Alfred Speer (LA)




Peter Wattson (MN)




Jeannine Wood (ID)

Other members/guests in attendance included Sandy Tenney (UT), Deborah Deller (Toronto, Ontario, Canada).

Approval of Minutes

Upon a motion by Sandy Tenney, seconded by Susan Schaar, the minutes of the last meeting held September 11, 2010, during the Professional Development Seminar, in Milwaukee, WI, were approved.

Old Business

There was not any Old Business pending before the Committee.

New Business

Susan Schaar discussed doing a Comparative Government Panel with an international delegation at the Legislative Summit in San Antonio. She has spoken with Kathy Brennan-Wiggins of NCSL about the session. Choosing panel members and discussion topics will be focused on at a later date.

The production of the International Directory was discussed. Chair Weeks has received the information for most of the international associations. She will forward the Spanish information to Melanie Newby for translation and will forward the French information to Deborah Deller for translation. A final production date is to be determined.

Chair Weeks discussed hosting a small reception for international guests at the PDS in Branson, Missouri. It was suggested that the reception could be held in the Hospitality Suite on Tuesday, September 27 from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm. The Executive, International Communication and Development, and Canadian-American Relations Committees would be invited to attend the reception. Chair Weeks and Patsy Spaw, Chair of the Canadian-American Relations Committee will coordinate the planning of the reception.


Upon a motion by Sandy Tenney, seconded by Russell Humphrey, the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,
Jay Braxton, VA, Vice Chair