Professional Journal Committee Meeting Minutes

Professional Development Seminar/Spring Meeting
Pittsburgh, PA
April 16, 2011

Call to Order

The meeting of the Professional Journal Committee was called to order by Angi Murphy (VA), Co-Chair.


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


Melanie Reekes, Co-Chair (VA)


Laurel Johnston (HI)


Angi Murphy, Co-Chair (VA)


Amy Leach (CA)


Hobie Lehman, Vice-Chair (VA)


Bernadette McNulty (CA)


Bonnie Alexander (ID)


Tara Perkinson (VA)


Mardi Alexander (TX)


Susan Furlong Reil (NV)


Brad Bolin (IL)


Don Richardson (MS)


Ginny Edwards (VA)


Peter Wattson (MN)


Polly Emerson (TX)



Other members/guests in attendance included Emily Howard (VA), House Journal Clerk.

Approval of Minutes

Approval of the minutes of the last meeting on September 8, 2010, during the ASLCS meeting, in Milwaukee, WS, were deferred until the full committee meets in San Antonio, TX, for the NCSL Annual Meeting.

Old Business

The committee members discussed the upcoming spring publication and that the three individuals who had committed to writing articles backed out for various reasons. The discussion continued from the previous meeting about possible ways to solicit requests for articles for the publication.

New Business

Members discussed publishing the journal annually rather than biannually. This could possibly ensure getting more articles and allowing more time to write them.


Upon a motion by Mardi Alexander, seconded by Angi Murphy, the meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,
Angela Murphy (VA), Co-Chair