Membership and Communication Committee Meeting Minutes

ASLCS Professional Development Seminar
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
April 16, 2011

Call to Order

The Membership and Communications Committee was called to order by Terry Spieler (MO).


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


Susan Kannarr (KS), Chair


Suzi Lowell (AK)


Jamie Kruse (NE), Vice-Chair


Mark Mahoney (IL)


Bonnie Alexander (ID)


Jennifer Mertz (IN)


Mary Andrus (UT)


Angi Murphy (VA)


Judy Barrows (ME)


Melanie Reekes (VA)


Melissa Bybee-Fields (KY)


Jim Schratz (AR)


David Byerman (NV)


Jackie Scott (VA)


Jean Burgin (KY)


Ron Smith (LA)


Scott Caffey (TX)


Terry Spieler (MO)


Lourdes Guerra (TX)


Sandy Tenney (UT)


Linda Hopkins (TX)


Bonnie Trivette (NC)


Bruce Jamerson (VA)


Linda Tubbs (TX)


Ruby Johnson (VA)


Karen Wadsworth (NH)


Cyndy Johnston (OR)


Kirsten Waid (AK)


Cheryl Laube (AZ)


Diana Williamson (WY)

Approval of Minutes

Upon a motion by David Byerman, seconded by Karen Wadsworth, the minutes of the September 11, 2010 committee meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin were approved.

Old Business

Orientation for new attendees at the 2011Professional Development Seminar was the focus of discussion. A suggestion was made to encourage members who sponsor/mentor new attendees to continue contact after the meeting, with the possibility of having 2 sponsors share responsibilities for a new attendee.

As discussed in previous meetings, it was mentioned that pairing international attendees with members who speak the same language would be beneficial. In keeping with the theme “Show Me ASLCS”, the committee would like to propose the orientation begin with 15 – 30 minutes of overview of the Society. A power point presentation on structure, relationship to NCSL, etc. would be followed up with a short question and answer session.

New Business

Other items discussed included updating the membership brochure and securing additional member pins. Karen Wadsworth reported as of April 14, ASLCS has 263 dues paying members, 23 of which are new.


Meeting adjourned at approximately 10:30 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Terry Spieler (MO)