2013 (October) Program Development 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 Program Development Committee was called to order by Liz Clark (Alaska), chair.

Attendance

Committee members in attendance:

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Mary Andrus (Utah)

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Ruby Johnson (La.)

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Sarah Armistead (Va.)

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Susan Kannarr (Kan.)

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Matthew Baker (Nev.)

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Cheryl Laube (Ariz.)

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Judy Barrows (Maine)

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Barbara LeCarpentier (Va.)

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Lucinda Benjamin (Nev.)

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Ann Luck (N.C.)

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Jean Burgin (Ky.)

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Bill MaGill (Vt.)

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David Byerman (Nev.)

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Michael Menszer (La.)

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Scott Caffey (Texas)

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Lenore Naranjo (N.M.)

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Norma Chastain (Ariz.)

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G. Paul Nardo (Va.)

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Liz Clark (Alaska)

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Terry Rumley (N.C.)

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Philip Cottingham (Texas)

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Susan Clarke Schaar (Va.)

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Yolanda Dixon (La.)

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Jackie Scott (Va.)

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Susan Furlong (Nev.)

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Angela Smith (La.)

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Tisha Gieser (Alaska)

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Ron Smith (La.)

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Cathy Hooe (Va.)

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Linda Tubbs (Texas)

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Maryann Horch (Va.)

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Jennifer Welch (Va.)

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Adanna Hydes (Ky.)

 

 


Other members in attendance: Leslie Edwards (Ariz.), Sue Morain (La.), Merrill LaPlante (La.), Terry Spieler (Mo.), Elaine Logan (Mo.), Nancy Goodman (N.C.), Sherry Rodriguez (Nev.), Sylvia Brown (Nev.), Nancy Ellison (Utah), Jay Pearson (Va.), Tara Perkinson (Va.), Geneva Tulasz (Va.), Randy McCoy (W.Va.), Patty Benskin (Wyo.).

Business

Chair Clark went over the overall goal of the committee—to come up with a program for the 2014 PDS. She encouraged the soliciting of ideas and encouraged those in attendance to fill out their surveys and encourage others to fill out their surveys, as we would be gathering and utilizing the feedback from the surveys for the 2014 program.

Chair Clark encouraged that if members of the committee are interested in serving as a panelist on concurrents or plenaries to let her know. Members of the committee were asked what they liked about the 2013 PDS and for general ideas of what members may like to explore for the 2014 PDS. There was a general consensus that the session Tribal Leadership, Dave Logan, was successful and well received. Norma Chastain (Ariz.) mentioned Leadership Skills, Dave Weber, as a possibility, and Susan Clarke Schaar (Va.) mentioned "The History of the Filibustering Rule" that aired on NPR. "Dealing with Difficult People," Ben Bissell (a past session that we have had), was also mentioned.

President-Elect Lowell stopped by the committee to thank everyone for their assistance and work. She also mentioned that the committee may want to look at the Standing Orders and the committee descriptions to see if any recommendations for updates were found.

David Byerman mentioned that when exploring options for speakers at upcoming conferences, it would be a good idea to obtain local speakers. This would give the attendees a unique and local perspective. It was agreed by many in attendance that this was a good idea.

Chair Clark encouraged involvement and e-mails by committee members for ideas and questions, and indicated that she would be in touch with the committee by the first week of November.

Adjournment

Upon a motion by David Byerman (Nev.), seconded by Yolanda Dixon (La.), the meeting was adjourned.