American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries (ASLCS) Canadian American Relations Committee Minutes

NCSL Summit
Chicago, IL
Aug. 6, 2012

Call to Order
The Canadian-American Relations committee meeting was called to order by Denise Weeks, Chair, North Carolina House.
The following members of the committee were present: (Check members present)


Denise Weeks, Chair (NC)


Ann Krekelberg (AK)


Bo Hoover, Vice-Chair (WV)


Dowe Littleton (AL)


Steven Marshall, Vice-Chair (VT)


Suzi Lowell (AK)


Robert Altmann (WV)


Tim Mapes (IL)


Dave Avant (AL)


Charlotte Mary (VA)


Diane Bell (FL)


Albin Mathiowetz (MN)


Paul Campos (WA)


Jennifer Mertz (IN)


Liz Clark (AK)


Brad Metcalf (KY)


Laura Clemens (OH)


Lori Mullens (WV)


Ann Cornwell (AR)


Lenore Naranjo (NM)


Bernard Dean (WA)


Melanie Newby (VA)


Joy Engelby (MO)


Tracy Ortiz (TX)


Londi Ensor (AK)


Gary Randall (MI)


John Garrett (VA)


Don Richardson (MS)


Greg Gray (WV)


Sherry Rodriguez (NV)


Lourdes Guerra (TX)


Marilyn Seaton (MO)


Robert Haney (TX)


Scott Sloan (TN)


Pat Harris (AL)


Patsy Spaw (TX)


JoAnn Hedrick (DE)


Alfred Speer (LA)


Brad Hendrickson (WA)


Sandy Tenney (UT)


Derek Hippchen (WV)


Kirsten Waid (AK)


Jacqueline Hord (MO)


Alan Whittington (TN)


Chawetta Johnson (MS)


Joyce Wright (AL)


Crystaline Jones (AK)




Diane Keetch (NV)



Approval of Minutes
Upon a motion by Ann Cornwell (AR), seconded by John Garrett (VA), the minutes of the last meeting held April 21, 2012, during the Spring meeting in Phoenix, AZ were approved.
Old Business
Suzi Lowell discussed the revised language of the Canadian-American Exchange Agreement (CAEA). Denise informed the committee that the Executive Committee had not yet approved the request for a stipend and a suggestion had been made that the $500. scholarship be incorporated in the Standing Orders and the CAEA continue to be a separate document.  Denise presented the idea of naming the scholarship the “Jane Richards Scholarship”.  John Garrett moved, seconded by Steve Marshall, the CAEA be presented to the Executive Committee and recommend that the “Jane Richards Scholarship” be established through Standing Orders. The motion carried.
New Business
Denise informed the committee that the Canadian Clerks at the Table was meeting Aug. 7-11 in Victoria, BC.  Butch Speer, Liz Clark, Pat Harris and Denise Weeks will attend on behalf of ASLCS.
Upon a motion by Dave Avant (AL), seconded by Robert Altmann (WV), the meeting was adjourned.
Recorded by Ann Cornwell
Respectfully submitted,
Denise Weeks