Beth DiFelice - February 2006

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February 2006

Upcoming Council Chair Election

Stay tuned for information about the candidates for next year's Chair of the Council of Chapter Presidents. Their names and statements will be forwarded to you soon. The election will begin in mid-March.

Upcoming AALL Executive Board Meeting

The next meeting of the AALL Executive Board is March 31st and April 1st. Agenda items must be submitted by March 1st. Chapters can submit agenda items by completing the submission form at http://www.aallnet.org/board/agenda_form.asp. I will be attending the meeting, so please contact me if there is anything you think I should be aware of before the meeting.

Chapter Leadership Activities in St. Louis

Many events are being planned for chapter leadership during the St. Louis Annual Meeting in July. Many of the events will take place on Saturday, July 8th, so please keep this in mind when you make your travel plans. Saturday morning's activity is a workshop designed to help chapters put on educational programs. This will be followed by a Joint Chapter Council and SIS Council Lunch. There will be chapter leadership roundtables in the early afternoon that will give you information on such things as how to write your annual report. The Chapter Council's business meeting will be late afternoon.

Other leadership training includes:

Treasurer Training
Sunday July 9th, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

Meeting Management
Monday, July 10th, 7:45-8:45 a.m.

Public Relations
Monday, July 10th, 10:15-11:30 a.m.

Policies & Procedures
Monday, July 10th, 5:15-6:15 p.m.

Membership Development
Tuesday, July 11th, 7:00-8:45 a.m.

Government Relations
Tuesday, July 11th, 5:15-6:15 p.m.

VIPs

Don't forget about selecting a chapter VIP for the St. Louis Annual Meeting. Information about the VIP program and the Chapter VIP Registration Form are on AALLNet at http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/vipman.asp

Calendar of Professional Education Events

Check out the new Calendar of Professional Education Events at http://www.aallnet.org/calendar/. Thanks to the chapters that are already posting their events. To post an event, click on "Post/Edit Event" towards the top of the page.

Newly-Elected VPs

Please send me the names and email addresses of your new Vice-Presidents so that I can make sure they're on our listserv and that they receive information about this summer's chapter leadership events.

Upcoming Deadlines

March 1st
Deadline for submitting agenda items to the AALL Executive Board

April 1st
Deadline for grant and scholarship applications

April 15th
Deadline for reserving space in the Annual Meeting activities area

May 1st
Deadline for notifying AALL of the recipient of your AALL chapter registration award

May 1st
Deadline for submitting your Chapter VIP Registration Form

Sincerely,

Beth DiFelice
Chapter Council President