2013 (October) Professional Journal Committee Meeting Minutes

10/12/2013

American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries (ASLCS)

ASLCS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR
Sacramento, Calif.
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013

Call to Order

The meeting of the Professional Journal Committee was called to order at 3:48 p.m.

Attendance

Members in attendance were:

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Chair Paul Smith (N.H.)

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Neva Parker (Calif.)

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Vice Chair Ann Krekelberg (Alaska)

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Alysia Peters (Nev.)

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Shelle Grim-Brooks (Nev.)

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Jim Schratz (Ark.)

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Bernadette McNulty (Calif.)

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Steven Tilley (La.)

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Rennae V. C. Meno (Guam)

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Emily White (Mo.)


Visiting the meeting was Kim Miranda (Neb.).

Business

Chairman Smith explained that this was a small committee with a small editorial staff and urged members to review the Bylaws and Standing Orders with respect to the committee and its duties. He noted that there was no Professional Journal in 2012 due to inactivity from the society and that the 2013 Journal would be mailed to members next week thanks to the work of the previous chair, Ms. McNulty. He urged committee members to reach out to the Society, specifically in their own chambers, to solicit submissions. He stated that he would email the index from previous journals to inspire some ideas for topics and that there was a July 1, 2014, submission deadline.

The Chair discussed a possible article he would write on chamber decorum, members Schratz and Tilley stated they would begin work on an article.

Chair Smith said he would work with Angela Andrews on creating a good web presence on the ASLCS website for the Journal.

Adjournment

The Professional Journal Committee meeting was adjourned at 4:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the committee,
Ann Krekelberg, Vice Chair