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

ASLCS Professional Development Seminar

Richmond, Va.

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012

Call to Order

Canadian-American Relations Chair Denise Weeks (NC), called the meeting to order and began by introducing the Vice Chairs Steve Marshall (VT), and Alan Whittington (TN).


The following members of the committee were present:  


Denise Weeks, Chair (NC)


Tim Kehoe (CT)


Steven Marshall, Vice-Chair (VT)


Andrew Ketchings (MS)


Alan Whittington (TN)


Ann Krekelberg (AK)


Steve Arias (NM)


Suzi Lowell (AK)


Dave Avent (AL)


Bernadette McNulty (CA)


Diane Bell (FL)


Brad Metcalf (KY)


Paul Campos (WA)


Jennifery Novak (ID)


Joe Carleton (ME)


Sherry Rodriguez (NV)


Lee Cassis (WV)


Donna Scott (OR)


Liz Clark (AK)


Butch Speer (LA)


Ann Cornwell (AR)


Joyce Wright (AK)


Lisa Davis (MS)




Bernard Dean (WA)




Jeff Finch (VA)




Leann Gallagher (CA)




John Garrett (VA)




Pat Harris (AL)




JoAnn Hedrick (DE)




Brad Hendrickson (WA)




Donna Holiday (KY)




John Hollman (IL)



Sylvia Brown (NV), Joy Engelby (MO), Nick Galvin (VA), Sadie Ingalls (AK), Alysia Peters (NV),
Ben Robinson (AK),


Approval of Minutes

Upon a motion by Steve Arias (NM), seconded by Patsy Spaw (TX), the minutes of the last meeting held Monday, August 6, 2012, at NCSL in Chicago, Illinois were approved.

Old Business

The chair reviewed the language of the Canadian-American Exchange Agreement with the committee. She also told about her personal experience as an exchange participant and the many great benefits she received. The committee discussed scholarship possibilities for the Exchange program.

New Business

The committee decided a survey should be sent out to determine who might be willing to host an exchange participant and who was willing to travel as an exchange participant. The survey will be created and sent out soon after the conclusion of the Professional Development Seminar.

The chair informed the committee the next meeting of the Canadian Clerks at the Table would be in Quebec City, Quebec.


Upon a motion by Steve Arias (NM), seconded by Sherry Rodriguez (NV), the meeting was adjourned.