2013 (August) Canadian-American Relations Committee Minutes

8/12/2013

American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries (ASLCS)

NCSL LEGISLATIVE SUMMIT
Atlanta, Ga.
Monday, Aug. 12, 2013

Call to Order

Canadian-American Relations Chair Denise Weeks (N.C.), called the meeting to order and Alan Whittington (Tenn.) volunteered to take the minutes.

Attendance

The following members of the committee were present:

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Denise Weeks (N.C.), Chair

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Steve Marshall (Vt.), Vice Chair

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Alan Whittington (Tenn.), Vice Chair

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Steve Arias (N.M.)

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Crystaline Jones (Alaska)

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Liz Clark (Alaska)

X

Suzi Lowell (Alaska)

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Diane Bell (Fla.)

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Alfred Speer (La.)

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Brad Hendrickson (Wash.)

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Dave Avant (Ala.)

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Ann Cornwell (Ark.)

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Megan Consedine (Pa.)

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Ann Kreklberg (Alaska)

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Steve Marshall (Vt.)

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Robert Haney (Texas)


Approval of Minutes

Upon a motion by Ann Cornwell (Ark.), seconded by Diane Bell (Fla.), the minutes of the last meeting held Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Santa Fe, N.M., as printed in the Administrator were approved.

Old Business

Karen Wadsworth, president of ASLCS, reported the Executive Committee had approved the “Jane Richards Scholarship” and she read correspondence from Jane Richards expressing her appreciation.

Denise Weeks, committee chair, reported on the “Canadian-American Relations” article she wrote for the Administrator with information about the Exchange Program and the establishment of the scholarship to assist ASLCS members with the cost of participating in the exchange. Denise talked about her experience and how beneficial it was for her and Debbie Deller when they participated in 1998 and 1999. She also informed the committee that Jane Richards will contribute an additional $1,000 matching the scholarship amount that was established for this year in order for two ASLCS members to participate in the exchange. Denise encouraged members to apply for the scholarship and participate.

Steve Marshall attended the meeting in Quebec and reported it was a very good. He detailed some of the events and highlights of the meeting.

New Business

Ann Cornwell reported Arkansas will not be able to host the 2015 joint conference and we will  need to find a new host.

Adjournment

Upon a motion by Steve Arias (N.M.), seconded by Alan Whittington (Tenn.), the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,
Alan Whittington (Tenn.), Recorder