Attended and participated in pre and post-conference Executive Board Meetings at the 28th Annual ARLIS/NA Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa., Chaired the Pre-Conference Executive Board Meeting and Membership Meeting, hosted the Convocation and attended all conference-related events: sessions, exhibits, Leadership Breakfast, and receptions. (March 16-22, 2000)
Wrote thank you letters to Pittsburgh Co-Chairs, Conference Committee, Convocation and Membership Luncheon speakers, and all conference donors (April 2000).
Followed up with John Benjamins concerning a “kick-off”sponsorship to establish the Conference Speakers’ Fund (May 2000).
Distributed Final Pittsburgh Conference Report to Headquarters, Los Angeles Conference Planning Advisory Committee (May 2000).
Met VRA President and ARLIS/NA Treasurer in San Francisco, CA to discuss future relationship between the two organizations (April 2000).
Revised ARLIS/NA Management Calendar for 2000/2001 (April 2000).
At President’s request attended “Transition Meeting” in Los Angeles with President and Executive Director to discuss Society priorities and provide overview of the Management Calendar (May 2000).
Participated in conference call with Treasurer and HQ Accountant to finalize Pittsburgh Conference budget.
Served as Board liaison to the Visual Resources Advisory Committee (past three years) and the Distinguished Service Award Committee (past year) and reported all concerns and issues to the Board. Wrote thank you letters to Chairs.
Served as Board liaison to the Joint AASL-ARLIS/NA National Architectural Accrediting Board Task Force (past two years).
Served as Board liaison to the Strategic Planning Task Force. Provided comments to the “short version” and Final Draft and submitted to the Executive Board for its review and approval. Wrote thank you letters to the Task Force members. (1999-2001)
Participated in Executive Committee Conference call (July 2000).
Revised and edited the “Handbook” portion of the 2000/2001 Handbook and List of Members and submitted to Executive Director (July-August 2000).
Attended Executive Board Mid-Year Meeting held in Toronto (September 2000).
At President’s request, assisted with Fundraising for LA Conference. Secured $2,500 from Innovative Interfaces for Internet Room sponsorship; Michael Shamansky Bookseller, Inc. $500 general conference sponsorship; KG Saur $500 general conference sponsorship; Casalini Libri $250 general conference sponsorship. (September 2000).
Participated in daily discussions on Executive Board listserv—answered questions, contributed to discussion and voted on motions. Provided historical perspective when necessary.
Fielded various questions throughout the year from Board members, Conference co-chairs, members, exhibitors, and donors.
Participated in review of Executive Board meeting minutes for Pre, Post-Conference Pittsburgh, Mid-Year Toronto. Will participate in review of minutes to be published for the Executive Board Pre-Conference Meeting in Los Angeles.
In the process of compiling “President’s Papers” covering my three-year term to be submitted to the ARLIS/NA Archives.
It has been a pleasure serving on the Executive Board for the past three years. I have enjoyed working closely with an extremely dedicated group of colleagues as well as the membership at large.
Issues for the Board:
The Joint AASL/ARLIS/NA Task Force will continue with its work and the incoming President will serve as Board liaison.
Several sections of the Policy Manual have been reviewed and revised over the past year. A regular review cycle should be established in order to bring this document up-to-date.