American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries (ASLCS) Professional Journal Minutes

ASLCS Professional Development Seminar

Richmond, Va.

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012

Call to Order

The chair called the meeting to order at 3:45 p.m. She began by discussing her speech to the membership at the luncheon earlier in the week in which she reported that we had zero submissions for the year and were thus unable to produce a journal.

Vice Chair Smith moved to adopt the minutes as printed in the Legislative Administrator from the Chicago meeting, Johnson seconded and the motion was adopted without objection.

Attendance

The following members were in attendance:

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Bernadette McNulty, Chair (CA)

 

Ann Luck (NC)

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Polly Emerson, Vice-Chair (TX)

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Al Mathiowetz (MN)

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Paul Smith, NH (Vice Chair)

 

Robert Taylor (OR)

 

Tim Anderson (IL)

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Jonathan Palmore (VA)

 

David Bowman (CA)

 

 

 

Jessica Fagan (CA)

 

 

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Ruby Johnson (LA)

 

 

 

Hobie Lehman (MN)

 

 

 

Aldeha Edward-Salvador (FM) Micronesia

 

 

Others in attendance were: Susan Furlong (NV), Ginny Edwards, (VA), Paul Naro, (VA).

Approval of Minutes 

Vice Chair Smith moved to adopt the minutes as printed in the Legislative Administrator from the Chicago meeting, Johnson seconded and the motion was adopted without objection.

Old business:

We had no submissions for 2012.

New business:

The chair stated that she had been approached by several attendees at the conference with suggestions. She will draft a memo requesting articles and giving a summation of the lack of activity from ASLCS members upon returning to CA and have the committee look it over before sending out. 

California will print and mail the journal and wants to keep the ship date at Sept. 1. She requested all articles be submitted by June 30 and would like pictures from all the authors.

There was a consensus of the committee that there not be a particular ‘theme’ to a journal.

Vice Chair Smith will follow up about the LexisNexus publishing aspect that had been suggested at the 2011 meeting in Branson and report back.

President-Elect Wadsworth visited the committee and thanked the members for their service and desire to see a good publication. She suggested that we reach out to our partner organizations and potentially European ones as well for inclusion in future article submissions.

Furlong suggested reaching out to the Inside the Legislative Process people for articles as well. The chair will send email to the whole committee seeking input as to who wishes to serve on the editorial board.

It was suggested by Vice Chair Emerson that before publication, perhaps a week or two, a teaser email be sent to the membership of ASLCS.

Discussion arose as to the layout and look of the Journal. It was discussed that some issues are set through standing orders. The chair will look at the layout and bylaws and seek input from the Executive Committee.

Adjournment

With nothing further to come before the committee, Vice Chair Smith moved to adjourn. Vice Chair Emerson seconded the motion and it was adopted.

The committee stood adjourned at 4:16 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Paul C. Smith, NH (Vice Chair)