Mary Lu Linnane - May 2008

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May 2008

VIP Deadline

The deadline for registering a chapter VIP for the AALL meeting in Portland is May 15. The registration forms should be sent to Kim Rundle at AALL Headquarters.

Oregon Convention Center

As you make plans to attend the AALL annual meeting in Portland, remember that you may have to use the FREE light rail transportation from hotels to the Oregon Convention Center. The distance to the AALL hotels and whether they are within walking distance or require use of the light rail is included with the information about hotel registration. You may want to remind chapter members who plan to attend AALL that they need to keep this in mind when working on their schedules.

Chapter Biographies

The chapter biography form has been revised. There will be a link from the Chapter Resources section of AALLNET. The chapter name, chapter acronym, chapter approved date and chapter website URL can only be edited at AALL Headquarters. All other information can be edited online. I'll send a message to the chapter leadership list as soon as it's available for updating.

Chapter Leadership Program and Roundtables

The current President and Vice President/President-Elect of each chapter is invited to attend the chapter leadership program on July 12, 2008 in Portland, OR.

The morning session will begin at 7:30 with a continental breakfast and conclude at 11:30 when we adjourn to join the SIS and committee chairs for lunch. The Chapter Professional Development award will be announced at the morning session.

The afternoon session will run from 1:30 until 3:30 with presentations from a number of AALL staff and committee chairs. It is immediately followed by the annual meeting of the Council of Chapter Presidents, which begins at 3:30 and should last about a half hour.

In addition to the program on July 12 there will be three roundtables. These are listed in the preliminary program that was mailed with the March 2008 issue of the AALL Spectrum.

Government Relations (Mary Alice Baish)
Monday, July 14, 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Meeting Management (Darcy Kirk)
Tuesday, July 15, 7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Treasurer Training (Paula Davidson)
Monday, July 14, 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Annual Reports

Each chapter is asked to submit an annual report. Previously published in Law Library Journal the annual reports are now made available on AALLNET. The deadline date and revised guidelines will be announced shortly.

New Officers

If you haven't already notified me of your newly elected presidents and/or vice-presidents please send me their names and email addresses so they can be added to the Council's listserv.


Mary Lu Linnane
Chapter Council President