2014 (May) International Communication and Development Committee Meeting Minutes


American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries (ASLCS)

Nashville, Tenn.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Call to Order

The meeting of the International Communication and Development Committee was called to order by Jay Braxton (Va.), chair.


The following members of the committee were present:


Jay Braxton (Va.), Chair


Paul Smith (N.H.)


Bob Ward (Fla.), Vice-Chair


Steve Arias (N.M.)


Terry Rumley (N.C.), Vice-Chair


Susan Furlong (Nev.)


Crys Jones (Alaska)


Russell Humphrey (Tenn.)


Liz Clark (Alaska)


Robert Haney (Texas)


Tisha Gieser (Alaska)


Linda Tubbs (Texas)


Dave Avant (Ala.)


Patsy Spaw (Texas)


Pat Harris (Ala.)


Sandy Tenney (Utah)


Brian Ebbert (Calif.)


G. Paul Nardo (Va.)


Juan (Jay) Alburez-Sevilla (Calif.)


John McE. Garrett (Va.)


Kathleen Lewis (Calif.)


Susan Clarke Schaar (Va.)


Tim Kehoe (Conn.)


Bill MaGill (Vt.)


Brad Bolin (Ill.)


Steve Marshall (Vt.)


Susan Kannarr (Kan.)


Brad Hendrickson (Wash.)


Brad Metcalf (Ky.)


Hunter Goodman (Wash.)


Donna Robinson Holiday (Ky.)


Jeff Renk (Wis.)


Butch Speer (La.)


Greg Gray (W.Va.)


Rob Hunt (Maine)


Robert Altman (W.Va.)


Al Mathiowetz (Minn.)




Other members/guests in attendance included: Joyce Wright (Ala.), Ann Cornwell (Ark.), Polly Emerson (Texas) and Janice Gadd (Utah).

Approval of Minutes

Upon a motion by Ann Cornwell seconded by Joyce Wright, the minutes of the last meeting held Oct. 12, 2013, during the Professional Development Seminar, in Sacramento, Calif., were approved.

Old Business

Chair Braxton reported to the committee that an update on the 2014 International Directory is expected to be completed before the Legislative Summit in August.

New Business

Chair Braxton reported that he is working on a letter for President Lowell to send to legislative principles in other countries who may be interested in the attending the PDS in Baton Rouge, La.

The next order of business was the International Reception at the PDS in Baton Rouge for our international guests. The committee discussed the positives and negatives of past receptions. Ann Cornwell (Ark.) suggested working with the Membership and Communication Committee to incorporate the international reception into the new member orientation program. The committee discussed this and agreed to this approach. Liz Clark (Alaska) suggested doing early outreach to international guests to encourage their participation in this program. Chair Braxton will work with the chair of Membership and Communication to coordinate this.

The next order of business was the concurrent session at the PDS in Baton Rouge. Chair Braxton suggested a concurrent on Legislative Customs and Traditions. The committee agreed to this suggestion.


Upon a motion by Ann Cornwell (Ark.), seconded by Dave Avant (Ala.), the meeting was adjourned.