2014 (October) International Communication and Development Committee Meeting Minutes

10/9/2014

American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries (ASLCS)

ASLCS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR
Baton Rouge, LA
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

Call to Order

The meeting of the International Communication and Development Committee was called to order by the chair, Liz Clark (AK).

Attendance

The following members of the committee were present:

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Liz Clark (AK), Chair

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Susan Furlong (NV)

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Janice Gadd (UT), Vice Chair

 

Matthew Baker (NV)

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Jackie Shultz (AK), Vice Chair

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David Byerman (NV)

 

Suzi Lowell (AK)

 

Timothy Taycher (NV)

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Crystaline Jones (AK)

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James Goulding (OR)

 

Dave Avant (AL)

 

Obadiah “Obie” Rutledge (OR)

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Pat Harris (AL)

 

Jeff Gossett (SC)

 

Joyce Wright (AL)

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Ann Marie Brown (TN)

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Ann Cornwell (AR)

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Whitney Johnson (TN)

 

Tim Kehoe (CT)

 

Nanette Mitchell (TN)

 

JoAnn Hedrick (DE)

 

Polly Emerson (TX)

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Bob Ward (FL)

 

Robert Haney (TX)

 

Brad Bolin (IL)

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Patsy Spaw (TX)

 

John Hollman (IL)

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Sandy Tenney (UT)

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Susan Kannarr (KS)

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Susan Schaar (VA)

 

Brad Metcalf (KY)

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G. Paul Nardo (VA)

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Butch Speer (LA)

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Jennifer Welch (VA)

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Yolanda Dixon (LA)

 

Melanie Newby (VA)

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Emily White (MO)

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Lisa Gilmer (VA)

 

Andrew Ketchings (MS)

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Steve Marshall (VT)

 

Paul Smith (NH)

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Jeff Renk (WI)

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Lenore Naranjo (NM)

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Greg Gray (WV)

 

Stephen R. Arias (NM)

 

 

 

Other members/guests in attendance included Londi Ensor (AK), Sarah Huber (VA), Cyndy Johnston (OR), Ann Krekelberg (AK), Rose Ramsey (VA), Nathan Hatfield (VA), Mick Bailey (WV), Sam Rowe (WV), Robert Altman (WV), Ben Robinson (AK), and Sadie Ingalls (AK).

Introduction of International Guests

Chair Liz Clark (AK) introduced Nangisa Mai, from the House of Delegates in Palau National Congress; Ann L. Pedro, from the Senate in Palau National Congress; Rick Yarish, Deputy Clerk from Manitoba Legislative Assembly, Canada; and Deb Deller, Clerk, Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Canada.

Chair Clark (AK) asked if anyone on the committee spoke a language other than English. Greg Gray (WV) speaks French and Liz Clark (AK) and Jackie Schultz (AK) speak Spanish.

ANOMAC

Chair Clark (AK) and Janice Gadd (UT) spoke briefly about their attendance at ANOMAC in Durango, Mexico. They spoke about what an honor it was to attend, how the Mexican clerks were so happy to have international guests, and how they treated them so well.

CATTs

Steve Marshall gave a brief rundown of the CATTs meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Rick Yarish, President of CATTs, from Manitoba, Canada, spoke to the committee on how meaningful it is to keep the association with the Americans and how happy he was to be able to attend ASLCS.

International Directory

Liz Clark (AK) explained that the task for this committee is to publish the International Directory. Susan Schaar (VA) advised the committee that Steve Arias (NM) has information on the Westminster employees. Deb Deller has contacts for Scotland and Wales and informed the committee that Ontario will continue to be helpful with the French translation. The ladies from Palau will get the committee contact information for Micronesia, Guam, and Saipan; they would like to see them participate.

Concurrent Session

This committee also plans for a concurrent session during the fall PDS. In addition David Byerman, chair of the Program Development Committee, asked if we could possibly do two concurrent sessions. Some ideas mentioned were setting up a panel on how the different societies are structured and what the acronyms mean.

Reception for International Guests

The committee heard a discussion from Crys Jones (AK) and Jackie Schultz (AK) about having an international guest reception.

Adjournment

Upon a motion by Ann Cornwell (AR), seconded by Susan Kannarr (KS), the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,
Janice A. Gadd (UT), Vice Chair