2014 (August) Membership and Communication Committee Minutes


American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries (ASLCS)

Minneapolis, Minn.
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Call to Order

The meeting of the Membership and Communication Committee was called to order by Yolanda Dixon (La.) on behalf of Ruby Johnson (La.), chair.


The following members of the committee were present:


Bonnie Alexander (Idaho)


Yolanda Dixon (La.)


Johnye Bennett (Va)


Ginny Edwards (Va.)


Megan Consedine (Pa.)


Terry Spieler (Mo.)

Other members in attendance: President Suzi Lowell (Alaska).

Approval of Minutes

A motion by Bonnie Alexander (Idaho) was made to approve the minutes from the May 3, 2014, meeting held in Nashville, Tenn.; Megan Consedine (Pa.) seconded the motion.

Old Business

The question was posed to the members of the committee if there were any changes for the Standing Orders and there were no changes submitted. The question was also posed if there were any changes or suggestions for the new attendee handbook and no suggestions or changes were submitted.

Yolanda Dixon (La.) announced that the committee will host a friendship breakfast table on Oct. 7 (8–9 a.m.) and Oct. 9 (8:30–9:30 a.m.). Members of the committee will be asked to participate based on job duties and will receive an email with more information. Yolanda also reported that Ruby Johnson (La.), chair, Mary Andrus (Utah), vice-chair, and Sarah Armistead (Va.), vice-chair, completed the ASLCS bingo game as the icebreaker and the game was ready to go. A group photo will be taken at the end of new member orientation. Yolanda mentioned that we will partner with the International Communication and Development Committee in the new attendee orientation activities.

New Business

The group discussed the preliminary agenda for the new attendee orientation and made no changes to the agenda.


Upon a motion by Terry Spieler (Mo.) and seconded by Bonnie Alexander (Idaho), the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Ruby Johnson (La.)

Yolanda Dixon (La.)
Minute Recorder