Diane Rodriguez - April 2011

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New Council Chair Elected

Congratulations to Patricia Barbone, President of LLAGNY, on her election as new Chair of the Council of Chapter Presidents. Patricia will begin participating in AALL Board events in Philadelphia in July and will assume the role of Chair at the end of the Annual Meeting. I look forward to working with you, Patricia!

Roster Updates

Have you held an election lately? Sworn in new officers? Please let me know if you have any changes or additions to your Chapter rosters. I want to make sure everyone is getting the Chapter Leadership updates and that the online directory is up-to-date. Simply send me your list of officers: name, title and email addresses and I can verify their inclusion on the appropriate leadership listservs.

Message from Margie Maes, AALL Vendor Liaison

Margie Maes, AALL Vendor Liaison, would like to reach out to chapters that have questions or concerns about vendor relations issues. She can be available to attend chapter meetings on request, or to provide guidance to chapters wishing to set up their own vendor relations programs. Feel free to contact her directly at mmaes@aall.org

2011 Annual Meeting Registration is Open

Registration for the 2011 AALL Annual Meeting and Conference, to be held in Philadelphia, PA, is now open. AALL's educational programming is available for viewing online. You can find registration rates online, including a convenient single conference rate. You can also view this year's conference schedule, reflecting some exciting changes – including two new events on the exhibit hall floor: the Exhibit Hall Ribbon Cutting/Opening Reception on Saturday, July 23 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m., and the Closing Reception on Tuesday, July 26from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Once again, AALL is pleased to offer a complimentary one-year AALL membership for non-AALL members who purchase the conference registration package. If your members are not yet part of the AALL community – but should be – please let them know!

CCP Annual Meeting Events

There are many events planned for Chapter Leaders at the upcoming AALL Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. Mark your calendars with the following events:

Saturday, 7/23/11: (by invitation only)

  • 8:00 - 11:30 am Chapter Leadership Training
  • 11:45 am - 1:15 pm Luncheon for incoming Committee & SIS Chairs, and incoming Chapter Leaders
  • 1:30 - 2:30 pm Council of Chapter Presidents Business Meeting

Monday, 7/25/11:

  • 5:30 – 6:30 pm Chapter Leadership Roundtable: Government Relations

Tuesday, 7/26/2011

  • 7:45 – 8:45 am Chapter Leadership Roundtable: Meeting Management

Annual Meeting Forms

If you submitted a meeting scheduling form for the Annual Meeting and Conference in Philadelphia requiring food, you should have received an email with a food and beverage form. The food and beverage order form is due on May 15. It can be emailed directly to Vanessa Castillo. Remember that Chapters are responsible for all costs of equipment and refreshments.

Reservation forms for space in the Activities Area of the Exhibit Hall at the Annual Meeting will be sent out in late April. Hosting a table is a great way to attract new members and show off your Chapter spirit and accomplishments.

AALL Annual Meeting Chapter VIP Program

It's not too early to start considering and planning for a Chapter VIP to attend the AALL Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. More information can be found here: http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/vipman.asp

Chapter Registration Awards

10 Chapters are eligible for Chapter Registration Awards for Philadelphia: ALLUNY, GPLLA, LLAGNY, LLAM, LLNE, LLSDC, NJLLA, SEAALL, SNELLA, and WPLLA. AALL will underwrite one free conference registration for each of the above chapters. It is the intent that the award be presented to newer members of AALL who meet whatever other criteria the awarding chapter may determine. Information will be sent to these chapter presidents from AALL with more information, as well as instructions for recipients.

Chapter Visits

It's never too late to consider scheduling a Chapter visit. Did you know that AALL will pay the visitor's travel expenses, so the visit is at no or very low cost to your Chapter? You will benefit with a wonderful speaker and stay connected to the AALL Board.Simply fill out the chapter visit request form and return it to Kim Rundle. Go to the Chapter Visit page on AALLNET to find information on policies and procedures for chapter visits. Chapter visits are a great way to network and show off your chapter!

Diane Rodriguez
Chapter Council President