February 8, 2002
TO ORDER (Goodman) 2:00 p.m.
Present: Leslie Abrams, West Regional Representative; Laurie Whitehill Chong, Northeast Regional Representative; Norine Duncan, Secretary; Carole Goldsmith, Canadian Representative; Ted Goodman, President; Paula Hardin, South Regional Representative; Trudy Jacoby, Treasurer; Ursula Kolmstetter, Midwest Regional Representative; Karen McKenzie, Past President; Daniel Starr, Vice President/President Elect.
(incoming Board members): Irene Puchalski, Kay Teel.
APPROVAL OF MIDYEAR MEETING MINUTES
Unanimously approved the midyear meeting minutes as sent and modified.
Minutes are posted on the ARLIS/NA web site.
ARLIS/NA VRA EDUCATION TASK FORCE
Approved the Charge for the ARLIS/NA VRA Education Task Force (8 yes, 1 no).
concern about financial support was expressed.
to communicate to VRAC the Board’s desire that the Task Force continue to
investigate sources of outside funding for the workshop.
CHAPTER BYLAWS CHANGES
Unanimously approved the changes to the ARLIS/NW bylaws (rescinded).
to rescind Motion #19 and approve all chapter bylaws changes submitted to the
board; regional representatives to convey errors to the relevant chapter
to withdraw Motion #20 and approve all bylaws changes except those of ARLIS/WNY
bylaws of ARLIS/WNY are in conflict with the bylaws of the Society, Article
XIII, Section 5, which state that Chapter members must be members of the
Regional Reps to remind Chapter officers that their bylaws must be consistent
with Article XIII of the national bylaws.
traditionally the Board has approved changes in Chapter bylaws, the Society
bylaws do not require Board approval. The Board decided that it only needs to
check Chapter bylaws for conflicts with the national bylaws.
Elizabeth Clarke to review Board discussion on this issue and to look for any
legal repercussions. Duncan to send relevant portion of transcript to Clarke.
Rescinded Motion #19, withdrew Motions #20 and #21, and voted unanimously to
return the ARLIS/WNY bylaws to the Chapter to be rewritten to meet the
requirement of Article XIII, Section 5 of the ARLIS/NA bylaws.
Unanimously voted to rescind Motion #9 from the Midyear meeting, which dissolved
the Finance Committee.
Finance Committee is a standing committee that cannot be dissolved without a
bylaws change. The Board’s ad hoc Finance Committee is working on a revised
charge to be presented at the annual meeting.
at the 2002 Pre-conference meeting, 3/20/2002