Business Meeting Minutes
ORLANDO, FL, JULY 23, 2002

Submitted by Jeannine Uppgard, LLNE Secretary, University of Connecticut School of Law Library


President Darcy Kirk welcomed everyone to the joint LLNE/SNELLA luncheon. Darcy thanked the W. S. Hein & Company, and specifically Dick Spinelli, for their generous contribution in support of the luncheon.

Janet Zigato, SNELLA representative, reviewed some of the past year's SNELLA activities including visits to Bridgeport Bindery in Agawam, Massachusetts and to the Commission on Legal Publications in Enfield, Connecticut.

Tracy Thompson, NELLCO Executive Director, acknowledged the work of Ken Svengalis, formerly library director at the Rhode Island State Library. Ken was presented with a certificate recognizing his many contributions to law librarianship at local, regional and national levels. Ken thanked everyone for their support and recalled that his venture into publishing vendor information had been initially encouraged and supported by Maria Sekula and LLNE.

Darcy reported on the strategic plan being developed by the Executive Committee and the new committee structure that is being implemented.

New officers for 2002/2003 were installed. They are:
Michael Hughes - President
Susan Sullivan - Vice-President/President-Elect
Jeannine Uppgard - Secretary
Maureen Quinlan - Education Director
Jeff Flynn - Education Director

Brian Harkins who served as secretary was thanked for his work, as were Jeff Flynn who has agreed to stay on as an Education Director, and Susan Sullivan, who is moving from Education Director to Vice-President/President-Elect.


Cynthia Landau submitted the following figures from the June, 2002 bank statement:
Checking account $13,940.55
Savings account 11,153.72
TOTAL $25,094.27

Membership renewal notices were sent out at the end of July.


Susan Sullivan reported that $500.00 scholarships to attend the annual meeting in Orlando had been awarded to: Wynne Browne, Downs Rachlin Martin, Burlington Vermont and Sarah Devotion Garner, University of Washington Law Librarianship Program. Both recipients attended the luncheon.

Meeting sites for upcoming meetings include:
Fall 2002 Northeastern University Law Library, Boston
Spring 2003 Suffolk University Law Library, Boston
Fall 2003 "To Be Announced"
Spring 2004 Maine State Library/Univ. of Maine Law Library
Fall 2004 Social Law Library, Boston


Stephanie Burke reported that the first activity was the Walk for Hunger held in Boston, May 5, 2002 and LLNE participants raised $600.00. The committee is in the process of developing a proposed Charitable Giving Policy.


John Pedini reported that the newsletter is now available electronically rather than in print. Survey results confirmed that most members favored an electronic version. Members will be notified that pictures will appear in the newsletter unless a member opts out or objects to such a use.

Darcy handed over the 'gavel' to incoming President Mike Hughes. He expressed his thanks to Darcy for her work during her extended term as president. During the coming year, Mike hopes to continue and expand on the many activities that are on-going in LLNE.

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