NYSFAAA EXEC COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
APRIL 24, 2007
Via Conference Call
Council: David Canaski, Nancy Teodecki, Judi Miladin, Marilyn Faller, Andrea Mason, Janet McGrath, , Kerry Lubold, Heather McDonnell, Angela Van Dekker.
Absent: Maria Barlaam, Sharon Karwowski, Sheryl Mihopulos, Brenda Wright
Guest: Steve Dwire (proxy for Region 4)
Meeting convened at 4:30.
Dave updated us on his meeting in Albany on 4/23 with regards to his testimony, his discussion with our counsel, and his meetings with legislative representatives. Counsel did advise that a lobbyist be hired to assist with our efforts after the SLATE bill is passed.
Discussion: legality due to our constitution clause on lobbying. (Article IV, Section 2: “The Association shall not devote more than an insubstantial part of its activities to (a) attempting to influence legislation by propaganda or other means; …”
Our Counsel’s feedback is that we have been in existence for 39 years and an ‘insubstantial’ amount of lobbying time is allowed since we have not lobbied in the past ; the time spent lobbying after the bill passes would be nominal.
MOTION: To hire lobbyist based on the recommendation of our lawyer. McDonnell/Mason. MOTION Approved Unanimously .
Region 1: funding is needed to supplement their regional funds for the Admissions Counselor workshop in June.
MOTION: Region 1 requests $2512.50 for the June Admissions Counselor Workshop. McGrath/McDonnell. MOTION Approved Unanimously .
Update by Dave on current budget line for Executive Council. With the addition of the AdHoc Committee, Next Generation, we will overspend this line.
Executive Session held.
Meeting adjourned at 5:10.