MichALL Board Meeting
October 22, 2010
Present: Amy Ash, Kineret Gable (late), Janet Ann Hedin, Fran Krempasky, Mark Heinrich, Virginia Thomas
Absent: Clare Membiela
I. The meeting was called to order at 11:00 via telephone conference call.
II. Attendance was taken.
III. The minutes from the August 31, 2010 meeting were approved with one revision. Fran will send out revised minutes and ask Jessica to post them to the MichALL website.
IV. Report from President--Janet Ann Hedin
Janet reported that she is updating the membership list. Seventy-nine
people have renewed and we may get more renewals at the fall dinner.
For the AALL insurance count, we will report 79 members. Kineret will
confirm this number once she received all the membership checks. Janet noted that we have more renewals from University of Detroit than usual probably because they joined to attend the joint MichALL/CALL conference.
Janet will send out another membership/fall dinner invitation to the
listserv and MichALL mailing list.
B. Letterhead/Receipt Book
Janet is looking into having a receipt book printed for MichALL. She will get back to the Board with more information.
V. Vice-President’s Report—Virginia Thomas
A. Fall Dinner
Regarding the fall MichALL dinner, Virginia, who is coordinating the
event planning, said that we’re all set with Hershey’s in East Lansing.
She spoke with Scott Hershey who said that they will give us a private
dining room, hors d'oeuvres, and a cash bar. Jane Edwards from MSU
will be our speaker, and she will speak on the National Inventory of Legal
Materials. Nine members have RSVP’d for the fall dinner.
B. Spring Education Meeting
Virginia is planning the Spring Education meeting. Coco Siewert will
give the major presentation. Virginia is working with Duane Strojny at
Cooley Law School about holding the event at Cooley’s Ann Arbor
campus. The Board discussed possible dates and determined that April
15th, May 6th, and May 20th were the best options.
VI. Treasurer’s Report—Kineret Gable
(Aside: Congratulations to Kineret for being named Director of the Library at
No official report.
The bank account at Comerica Bank has been changed to add Janet and
Kineret’s names to the account. The mailing address was also changed.
The checks for membership were deposited. AALL insurance check sent based
on 79 members. A check was written to reimburse Virginia
State University for AALL chapter training.
Treasure’s report will be sent out for Board review.
VII. Secretary’s Report—Fran Krempasky
Fran is working on lifetime membership letters and will send to Janet for
VIII. Past President’s Report—Clare Membiela
No report, Clare not present at meeting.
IX. Members at Large—Amy Ash and Mark Heinrich
X. Old Business
A. Notes—MichALL meeting at CALL
Janet will ask Clare to send notes from CALL. Janet said she will send
The MichALL chapter report to AALL.
XI. New Business
A. MichALL Bylaws
Janet handed out copies of the “MichALL Constitution.” Janet would
like to go over the constitution to see if any updates/changes are needed.
Amy Ash volunteered to chair a committee for this task. Janet will send
Amy the membership names so Amy can solicit other volunteers.
Janet stated that if changes are made to the constitution, they need to
be brought up at our spring MichALL meeting, and given to the
membership 30 days in advance. Virginia will send suggestions to Amy;
and we will let people know about this committee at the fall dinner
Janet also noted that we would need to forward any changes in the
MichALL Constitution to AALL so they could approve the changes.
Virginia has some information about bylaws from her AALL Chapter
training and she will send that to Janet.
Kineret and Janet will be attending free ALL Treasurer’s training via a
XIII. Next Meeting date: To be determined.
Respectfully submitted by:
November 30, 2010