From: Anne Cottongim
To: 'Pat Parker'; 'Sullivant, Larissa'; 'Lauren Collins'; 'Barb Bonge'; 'June VanWingen'; 'Korinna Kasara'; 'Helen Levenson'
Subject: Minutes of MichALL board meeting held February 7, 2007
Attending: President Larissa Sullivant,
VP President Elect Lauren Collins,
Secretary Anne Cottongim,
Treasurer Barb Bonge,
Member at Large Kori Kasara,
Member at Large Helen Levenson,
Volunteer at Large Michael Tillman-Davis. Absent with notice Past President Pat Parker.
Larissa read an email from Pat Parker indicating that she
is ill. The Board decided to send her flowers next month
to wish her well and to thank her for her three years of
service with MichALL.
Lauren Collins, VP President-Elect announced that she has
accepted employment at Duke University and will be leaving
Wayne State University in Detroit on February 20,
The elections cycle has just begun for next year so it was
agreed to add the position of President to the ballot along
with VP/President Elect and Secretary. The board requested
that Barb Bonge, Larissa Sullivant, and Kori Kasara
serve as this year's nominating committee. The
nominating committee will present a slate of candidates
to the President to post to the members with time for
additional candidates to be nominated pursuant to the
constitution. The Secretary will email the ballots to
members on March 12, 2007 with a return date of March
Barb Bonge presented the Treasurer's Report and it was
accepted without change.
The Board agreed that since there is expected to be very
low MichALL turnout at AALL in New Orleans that the
organization would forego having a table or breakfast this
year but that it would be considered again next year.
The Board approved continuing the payment for services
rendered by the Webmaster.
Lauren Collins updated the board on her progress in planning
the 2 day Spring Meeting to be held on May 10-11, 2007
at Wayne State University in Detroit. MichALL has received
a donation from Lexis and are expecting donations
from Westlaw and Lexis Nexis Academic soon. The speakers
have been confirmed and Lauren will send them official
packets of materials next week. She will also send
via email registration forms that will list Anne Cottongim
as the contact for returning the forms and registration fee
on February 19th or 20th. The forms and fee will be due to
Anne by April 20 so that Anne can cancel the rooms being
held by the hotel if no one is going to use them by the
Kori volunteered to place the registration form in the upcoming
newsletter in order to ensure that all MichAll
members get a copy.
The next board meeting will be via conference call on
April 25, 2007 at 9:30 am.