COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
Council: Dave Canaski, Marilyn Faller, Sharon Karwowski, Kerry Lubold, Andrea Mason,
Heather McDonnell, Janet McGrath, Sheryl Mihopolus, Judi Miladin, Nancy Teodecki,
Angela Van Dekker, Brenda Wright ( absent: Joan Warren, Maria Barlaam)
State Chairs: Debbie Evans, Jim Vallee, Doug
Schaeffer, Jim Murphy, Linda Bridgewater, Karen Taylor, Christine Sears,
Katrina Delgrosso, Ursula Bisconti, Mark Humbert
HESC: Patti Ronan Thompson, Brian Matthews
Guests: Patty Herbst, Jason Santora
Meeting Called to Order, 1:10 PM - Dave Canaski
Secretary’s Report- Nancy Teodecki
Minutes of the November meeting at Lake Placid distributed
prior to meeting. One correction made at meeting.
MOTION: To approve minutes of November 2006
council meeting with correction.
McDonnell/ Van Dekker. Motion
Resignation of Region2 Representative, Steven
Dodds- Dave Canaski
MOTION: To accept Andrea Mason as the new Region 2 council
Procedure and Robert’s Rule- Heather
Session outlined procedures, making motions; follow-up
discussion by council.
Statement by President- Dave Canaski:
Workload concerns: continue to streamline, be more efficient
with volunteer’s time.
Leadership philosophy: review documents- do they meet the
way we now do business; management versus governance ( i.e. committees, but keep ex-officio in the loop.)
Executive Council Budget/Procedures: committee chairs responsible for their
budget; President & Treasurer oversee, review and make suggestions for
executive council items as ‘where do things go’; in response to attack on our
industry, procedures will assist us in addressing the ‘political scrutiny’.
President’s Report: Dave Canaski
2006- congrats to all involved;
final report - February
2007- budget presentation at Feb meeting.
Leadership Conference: one opening remaining; if interested, let
Default Initiative-efforts coordinated by President & Past President,
meeting at Lake Placid with focus on retention.
to College- approached by SallieMae Fund- on agenda tomorrow for
Rich Uncle- latest accusation & issues. Ethics committee’s work
opportunity for joint training; working with Warren Hoffman and Mark
Schwartz. President Hoffman invited to Feb meeting.
meeting sites discussed- cost versus mission/purpose/image.
Conf- executive council meeting if needed at the Niagara Falls conference.
to update Executive Council History on Website.
Committees reporting to President:
Governance Committee- Judi Miladin
meetings held recently: Mission statement must be in place first, then
preliminary work on Long Range Plan (LRP) , and then Constitution’s
By-Laws to be in-line with LRP.
statement pulled from our June meeting. Please take back to Regions
for discussion with possible adoption at Feb meeting:.
NYSFAAA is a charitable, volunteer professional
association that promotes access to post secondary education for all students
and conducts professional development and networking opportunities for its
members and colleagues in related educational professions.
Constitution has ‘Statement of Purpose’
committee wants a short mission statement that can be printed on
the website and letterhead, with a ‘Statement of Purpose’ document
expanding on the mission statement.
of LRP- committee has questions on outline and membership on committee
Scholarship Committee- Debbie Evans
No report received.
Government Relations- Jim Vallee/ Christine
our participation with the Legislative Forum, Feb 5/6, 2007 in
Albany. Registration forms have just
been released. Jim will sign us up
and notify Marilyn of the amount due.
committee chairs know your legislative reps in order to
set-up appointments for Feb 6.
the Legislative Training Workshop during late January or early
February. Bill Cavin has agreed to
lead the Committee’s efforts again this year.
to coordinate a NYSFAAA visit to Washington D.C.(neither EASFAA nor the
Tri-State Association has a plan at this time that we could partner with).
Treasurer’s Report- Marilyn Faller
of Balance sheet and Budget Overview: some confusion on conference budget
line items and sub-accounts. Marilyn will re-sort to make more sense and
e-mail council the update.
mileage reimbursement: 48.5 cents
from attorneys regarding Directors and Officers indemnification insurance
(D & O coverage)/ liability protection, and the issue if those members
handling funds should be ‘bonded’.
Marilyn will research costs and policy language.
Banking Options: Bill pay via internet versus paper checks. HSBC offers
this as free service and permits multiple users. Marilyn moving forward
with service when she receives final information from her contacts.
Committees reporting to Treasurer:
Development Committee- Katrina Delgrosso
provided comparing 2005/06 to 2006/07 income stream. Some vendors reducing
contributions; some not sponsoring at all. Sponsors making choices where
to spend funds- less on conference, more on annual sponsorship.
listed in 2 locations on website- Schools & Lenders and Member
to advertise the appropriate vendors throughout the year were mentioned at
regional meetings and via the NYSFAAA listserv.
Finance and Budget- Brenda Wright
Marilyn and Brenda met the morning of council meeting. Will meet in late
January to discuss how to assist the Treasurer with some of her duties.
Professional Ethics and Standards Committee- Doug
- 1st meeting 11/30 in
Syracuse. Committee members in attendance: Jim Vallee, Dawn Langdon, Elaine
Hughes, Jim Cirrillo, Brian Levy, Mark Humbert and Doug
Schaeffer. Dave Canaski and 2006 Conference Chair, Beth
Turner, also attended.
- Meeting focus was to
develop recommendations for:
Finance & Budget Committee on re-structuring the budget in the
context of ethics & public
image AND Conference Committee on budgeting and procedures in the
context of ethics & public
image. To assist in the effort
Dave described the current reporting and financial structure of NYSFAAA and Beth described the current
procedures and financial structure regarding the annual conference.
- "State of current affairs"
regarding the political & public relations landscape in the financial
aid and lending industry were discussed: My Rich Uncle- strong
accusations in the media regarding improprieties between lenders
& financial aid professionals; Congress- Democrats now in control,
promising increased oversight of the relationships that schools share with
lenders (Senator Kennedy’s proposed Sunshine Act).
- Determined that steps should be taken to
realign the financial structures of NYSFAAA as an organization and
the annual conference. The proposed realignment would better reflect
the mission and purpose of NYSFAAA. Recommendations drafted and forwarded
to Dave Canaski &
council for December meeting. These reflect only our
committee's recommendations for Executive Council’s review.
discussion: mentioned by H. McDonnell and A. Van Dekker- balance on
committee needed based on feedback from regions. Doug is aware and is
striving to re-enforce a balance. Will also advertise ‘open forum’.
noted was that the MRU impact goes further than FAO; it impacts the
‘appearance of colleges’ when names of colleges are quoted in ads,
publications, etc. Comment: FAO could provide ‘defense documentation’,
i.e. how you prepare preferred lenders list.
First Vice President’s Report- Joan
Warren (reported by Dave in Joan’s absence)
- Membership numbers : paid members 1236
YTD. Provided 10 year table for reference with break down of member
classifications and unpaid invoice list.
advise the regions that they will need to host member-only training events
in January and February in order to boost their numbers. These
events need to be run through Events Management so that I can send
invoices and follow up on payments due. Each region has access to all of
their own data, so they can follow up with non-current members, but I will
be sending a mass email at the end of the year to all former members in
the database who have not joined this year. “
Committees reporting to First Vice President:
Committee & Mentoring Committee- no reports
Committee – Kathy
Flaherty ( report read by Dave)
of the 2006 awards at the banquet on November 8, 2006; program was a
little longer this year in that the association transferred leadership
from one president to the next. Committee was able to move the program
along quite well.
frequent messages were sent to the NYSFAAA list(s) about nominations for
the awards, and forms have been available electronically for several
years, the applicant pool was small. There is a concern that some regions
did not have a single nomination. Over the next few months the committee
will be discussing ways to encourage nominations of colleagues for
recognition of their work for NYSFAAA. The committee may be taking a more
active role in nominating regional members for awards.
discussion: suggestions- be pro-active on nominations as representatives
of council; can some type of form/profile be placed on website for members
to complete? Refer to Membership Committee.
Second Vice President- Maria Barlaam
(reported by Heather in Maria’s absence)
Committees reporting to Second Vice President:
Professional Development Committee
Briggs week confirmed (as reported in Sept minutes)
training in the Fall well attended. Spring date to be in March. If a
region is interested need to know by 12/22.
Novice Training Committee
facility (Cobleskill). More info will be forthcoming in the Spring
Conference 2007 – Jim Murphy
Council Discussion: re- EASFAA training in
Committee report.: J. Miladin asked
that we Refer back to the
Professional Development Committee: what is the recommendation for our level of
involvement? Issues: concerns
on the deadline date (12/22) to decide if we wish to participate; Fall
workshop- logistics, concern with EASFAA turnaround time and communication.. H.
McDonnell suggested that we not participant in the Spring workshop.
Secretary’s Report- Nancy Teodecki
Committees reporting to Secretary:
Webletter: Laura Worley (reported
- Requests if each region can designate a
representative that would forward regional information or articles from
that region for the webletter. This would assist her with contacts in each region and hopefully
provide a flow of information to her for each publication.
Ideta Daniel (reported by Nancy)
Working with The Legislative Gazette for NYSFAAA's Special Report to be published in the
February 5th issue. Some tentative topics: The future of
Higher Education for low-income students, With the new Congress what will be
the effect on Higher Education, 2006 Scholarship Winners, Highlights from
Annual Conference, Loan Consolidation While Enrolled in School – It Could Still
Happen, Thank you to the Legislators for STEP Increase, HERA NegReg Areas of
Interest for the Graduate and Professional Community.
Questions for council
1: Would like to do an online survey to the
membership using an online tool such as “SurveyMonkey” http://www.surveymonkey.com/ to solicit
feedback on how they use the website and what ideas they may have for
improvement. Do you feel it’s worthwhile? (Council said “yes”)
2: Could each of the
Regional chairs secure a picture for those that are missing one on the website?
Outreach: Karen Taylor & Linda Bridgewater
with Pat Johnson in late October on School Counselor Workshops; what has worked
well in the past, what has not, and concerns going forward.
Conference call 11/28 with N. Teodecki; following
items were discussed:
1- Investigating the
development of two databases to be added to the NYSFAAA website. One
would be a list of Financial Aid Nights to be held across the state (introduced
idea at the Region III school counselor workshop; well received by the
counselors). The second database would be an interactive listing of all
school counselors in the state. The idea would be for school counselors
to log into the NYSFAAA website and update or add information. Enables
the chair of the School Counselor Workshop sub-committee to get information out
to the high schools much earlier.
2- Linda working
with Ken Storms and Wayne Harwood on College Goal Sunday subcommittee.
3- Karen took the
updated draft of the Financial Aid Consultants brochure that Sharon Karwowski
& Anne Barton provided, and updated and re-structured the format. New
title: What You Need to Know About: Using College Planning Services
and Consultants. Copies distributed to Exec. Council members for any
additional suggestions. The brochure is going to print December 21, 2006;
comments need to be sent to Karen before December 20, 2006 for
4- CAAN - Linda and
Karen have decided not to change anything until after the activities for the
current year have been completed. Joint letter put out by NYSFAAA and HESC
(the CAAN letter) updated and will be
sent very early in January. Financial Aid Fact Sheet updated which will
be included with the CAAN letter mailing along with the Student Financial Aid
Wall Chart and the ‘Using College Planning Services and Consultants’ brochure.
5- Final report on High School Workshops to be given at
College Goal Sunday- Ken Storm’s report read by Nancy
application was completed and submitted over the summer; the
3-year/$150,000 grant was approved by the Lumina Foundation, and the
first-year funding of $65,000 has been received by the NYSFAAA Treasurer.
sites have been identified, and NYSFAAA Site Coordinators are completing
logistical details and organizing volunteers. (we were unable to have a
North Country/Region 8 site due to a conflict with SUNY day)
- We estimate that at least 20-25
volunteers will be needed for each site. Please do everything you can to
encourage your Region to participate. Wayne has sent Executive Council members a Regional list of
Site Coordinators so you can direct volunteers to them.
NY CGS Web site is starting up and will be an important resource for
students, families, and volunteers.
We hope to develop this as a management tool for the state-wide
student mailings have begun, announcing the CGS events to targeted, local
populations. Further marketing to the target groups will include
communications from the school counselors, community organizations, and
additional personal mailings.
State Task Force& Site
Coordinators met on 12/11 to continue planning & preparation.
Awareness: Cathy Patella & Anne Barton
(report read by Nancy)
call with N. Teodecki on 11/ 20 to review current project status,
committee structure, and future projects. Cathy and Anne had scheduled a
conference call for 12/8 to discuss planning but unfortunately had to
cancel the call and will reschedule for later this month.
feedback received from Regions 1 & 3 on the Middle School brochures.
Region1 did a mailing to over 70 middle schools, and requests for
additional brochures have been received. Nancy sent a special ‘thank you’
message for Kevin Ryan, Region 1 Chair, to read at their Dec12th meeting,
thanking members of that region for all their support over the past few
distributed brochures at the counselor workshop and will continue to mail
to schools that did not attend. Although the number of middle schools
attendance at Region3 workshop was low, many high schools work in
conjunction with the middle schools, so those counselors took the
brochures on their behalf.
Subcommittee: Gear-up- Cathy Patella
the end of December 12,500 packets will be delivered to NY GEAR UP
students. The three-hole pencil pouch includes the Early Awareness Middle School brochure & a mood
pencil that changes from green to yellow. Samples provided to council if
the representatives would like to share with their respective region.
Cathy also thanks the many regional members who assisted in the “stuffing of
pouches and mailing preparation”.
Regional Reports: Due to time constraints at meeting,
regional reports were forwarded to the Secretary for inclusion in the minutes:
meeting held 12/12 at Shanghai Reds in Buffalo. Approximately 75
people attended. 100 toys were collected and donated for Toys for
Tots. Dan Hunter and Warren Hoffman did readings for the
- I read a letter from Nancy Teodecki, Early Awareness, thanking
Region 1 for their active participation with Early Awareness and all the
work they have done. Stephanie Atti is the committee member from
Region 1. Kevin Ryan and Brent McEnroe were mentioned for their
significant contributions and informed the regions that we will be
discussing Kids to College Program by Sallie Mae at the next Executive
- High School Counselor’s Workshop was held November 16, 2006 at the
Classics V. It was a half-day workshop. 102 attended at Classics V
and 46 attended at St. Bonaventure. The counselors were very
happy with the topics that we offered this year and the location.
The evaluations were positive and several counselors suggested topics for
next year. The hot topic this year was the ACG and SMART grants. A
lot of questions were brought up by the counselors.
and chairpeople for the Support Staff Workshop and Admission
Counselors/Financial Aid Workshop are being sought by the region . Spring
2007 NYSFAAA Region I meetings are set up and are on the web site. College
Goal Sunday will be held Feb. 11, 2007. A request was put out for
volunteers. Statement of Principles and Procedures was sent to Region 1
members for review and comments
Region 2- Andrea Mason
- We had our Holiday luncheon and meeting on 12/13 at SUNY Geneseo.
It was announced that I was new Rep to Exec Council. Training was on SFA conference.
- Membership Committee is
starting a new mentoring group where we can bring new members into the group and get them
- A new Training committee
has been created to make the Regional meeting more informative and
Region 3 – Sharon Karwowski
- Discussed the Statement of Principles at our Holiday business
meeting 12/6 held at the Sherwood Inn in Skaneateles and provided a
training session on Diversity. I shared the emails I had received from
Bill Cheetham, John View, and Irv Bodofsky. Dave Canaski expressed the
need to obtain membership feedback. We reviewed the new budgeting process
for funding Regional level and revenue sharing increase per member. We
will continue to submit annual budgets for what our regional activities
will be. Bill was very concerned about the $2,500 minimum regions would
have. He seemed to feel that the Executive level of NYSFAAA was trying to
micro-manage regional business.
- Guidance Counselor Workshops were held. The Binghamton site had 50
attendees. John View has spoken to schools in the Binghamton Area to
encourage their help at next year's workshop. The Syracuse site had 160 attendees and was held at the NYS
Fairgrounds. Novice Training was
not offered this year but will be
considered for next year. Special
thanks to: John View, Bill Cheetham, Nancy Teodecki, and Bonnie Evans for
- Support Staff Workshop was held Oct 24th in Fayetteville. There were 55 attendees and there was
no registration fee this year. No NYSFAAA state sponsorship was requested.
The cost to the region was $2,499.38.
- It is our intention to devote our entire January meeting to the
changes currently being proposed to both the Statement of Principles and
Region 4- no report received
was 2 guidance counselor workshops that are reported by the GC.
- Meeting on 9/28 at
Barnard College. 53 members
attended. In addition to general
updates, there was a Presentation
on ACG and Smart Grants by Sandy Santana and Angela Van Dekker. Several important discussions took
place: Discussion on need for
volunteers, increasing membership attendance at meetings and participation
in general. Outreach to increase participation of CUNY members. Members not receiving emails -List
serve and regional mailings.
Requested that an email reminder be sent to members to make sure
they understood that they needed to check the regional list serve in order
to receive regional news. Both the
Current and Original NYSFAAA Statement of Principles, as well as, the
Proposed Statement of Principles were distributed and discussed. Many
members were upset with the tone of the proposed document. A significant and heated discussion
- High School Guidance Counselor Workshop The workshop was held on November
16th at Fordham University –
Lincoln Center. 143 counselors
attended the workshop. Topics
presented were ACG/Smart Grants, Financial Aid 101, Filling the Gap,
Interpreting the Financial Aid Award Letter, Chase Smart Start
Scholarships and Professional Judgment.
Other organizations helping with the workshop were: Fordham
University, SUNY FIT, SUNY MRC, CUNY Hunter, CUNY BMCC, NY Automotive and
Diesel Institute, Wachovia, Sallie Mae and National Education. The workshop was sponsored by Academic
Finance Corporation, Bank of America, Chase Education Finance, Citibank,
First Niagara Bank, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., KeyBank, M&T Bank, Nellie
Mae, Nelnet, Next Student, NYS Higher Education Services Corporation,
Sallie Mae Education Trust, Sallie Mae New York, Student Loan Xpress and
Wachovia Education Finance.
- Training Survey of Members was sent to all region
VI members. At this time 48 members have responded.
- December meeting and holiday reception held on
12/13 after the HESC training. Approximately 89 registered. Registrations had to be closed because
of capacity issues. At the meeting, a series of updates were made. Members brought up the statement of
principles from the last meeting, as well as feedback from other regions. Strong
feelings have been expressed. A very brief summary of the first ethics
committee meeting sparked a discussion and concerns were voiced. The
region feels that it is important that meetings be held at least close to
the city. They want to have a
stronger voice. They have
requested that regional representation and voting be more closely linked
to the number of members in the region.
Members will continue to explore their options.
- Tri-Regional planning has begun. We have volunteers from each region and
have contacted the members for potential sites for the following: May 3, 4, 10, 11.
7- Sheryl Mihopolus
- Meeting 10/13: a
discussion of how we balance the needs of staff, students and their families,
and our Colleagues within the Aid Office itself. We discussed the
following: Office set-up, physical layout - what's good, what's not so
good, what we'd like to see in an ideal world. Work assignment and
structure - providing customer service balanced with getting the volume of
work done. How incoming calls are handled. How job assignments are made -
who handles the "counter"
- appointments vs. walk-ins. How we manage staff to keep on task.
- The EASFAA Verification
training was conducted by Clint Hanson and was held on October 27 in
Farmingdale. We had 60 attendees;
total of 65 were registered, but we had 5 no shows.
- Meeting 12/8- roundtable
discussion: 2006-07 changes and additions to the federal programs, need
analysis formulae and packaging/administrative changes. Legislative Update
about lending issues NYSFAAA proposal about ethical principles. Looking ahead at 07/08.
- Our January meeting will
focus on government benefits and will be held on January 12 at Adelphi
University and will feature a professor from the Adelphi School of Social
Work. One of the laws governing federal financial aid changed this year,
and expands certain eligibility criteria for applicants who have already
met a "means test." The
means tests include supplemental security income, food stamp program, free
and reduced price lunch program, TANF, and the WIC program for women and
children. We believe that it will
be very beneficial for our membership to have a representative who could
discuss eligibility criteria for any or all of those benefit
programs. The focus will be on:
What kinds of people are eligible, what the benefits provide, where people
go for assistance, how long the benefits last, and general questions of
that nature. The law didn't
mention Section 8 housing but that's another category of applicants we get
- Conference 2006 :The final report to Executive Council
will be available for the February meeting. Conference evaluations were very positive overall. We expect to have a positive financial
gain from conference revenue.
- Conference 2007:The region was polled for interest in
having a bus available for transport to NYC for conference 2007. All but one school responded indicating
a bus was not desired. Jefferson
Community College expressed interest in a bus, but only if it was leaving
from the Watertown or Syracuse area.
- Policy &
Procedures Manual: The
region was polled on suggestions for changes/updates to NYSFAAA’s policies
& procedures manual. A few
region members responded, but only to say they had no suggestions.
- School Counselor
Workshops Held in
November at Jefferson Community College and the Lake Placid Resort. 74 attendees. Workshops were very well received and very interactive.
- December Holiday
Meeting was held on
December 8th at the Lake Placid Resort, dinner followed at the
Mirror Lake Inn. A raffle was held
to raise funds to be donated to the Crary Foundation.
- Future Training: The region will be polled for future
training workshops to schedule during upcoming regional meetings.
HESC LIASION REPORT – Patti
Ronan Thompson and Brian Matthews
New TAP reporting requirements- new state law requires
an annual report to governor & legislature by February 2007. Report will
include the number of students: receiving TAP in each term, granted waivers by
their institution, decertified for not meeting good academic standards; also
will include credits earned by recipients. HESC will need to collect data from
schools for credits earned. School will receive file during the week of 12/18
of their undergrads certified for each term of the prior year.
Recent webcast had technical difficulties so reverted
to conference call which was successful.
Jeremy Weiss hired to work on TAP manual. Jeremy will
invite members to participant in a focus group in early 2007 for input on
manual. Dave requested that this be sent to him so he can send out to list.
Governor- elect E. Spitzer has met with the HESC Budget
At the conclusion of this report, a presentation was
made to Judi Miladin by Brian Matthews on behalf of HESC for her years of
service to the corporation during her presidency.
Meeting reconvened and called to order by D. Canaski ,
12/15 8:35 AM
ITEM: Kids to College
Dave’s discussion with SallieMae Fund; voiced concern with
taking on another major project.
refer to the Early Awareness Committee for review & recommendations as to
our level of involvement. McDonnell/Karwowski. MOTION approved unanimously.
ITEM: Recommendations of Ethics/Standards Committee:
Committee’s Goal: make recommendations that would
allow for transparency in the relationship that is shared between NYSFAAA and
member partners in the industry with regard to how funds are generated
allocated and ultimately spent.
1- Finance and Budget Committee Recommendations:
MOTION: To Accept Recommendations of the Ethics
Committee with regards to the Finance and Budget Committee. Faller/Wright.
Discussion: Does it fit our needs financially? Report classified revenue into 2 categories,
operating & donated, and committee functions as administrative or missions
TABLE MOTION : To refer these recommendations
to Finance Committee to review.
CALL TO QUESTION- Mihopolus. VOTE ON CALL TO QUESTION-MOTION APPROVED.
TABLE MOTION unanimously
approved. Note to Regions- if
there is a member in your region to assist on finance committee, contact Brenda
Conference Committee Recommendations:
Discussion on items, in particular bullet #5 (NYSFAAA acting as intermediary in
purchase of gifts, drink vouchers, etc). Recommendations may be too
prescriptive versus global and questions on how to police.
Refer these items to Conference 2007 for discussion
and possible implementation for 2007, or future conference committees.
ITEM: Redesign of Budget to Align with New Committee
MOTION: $2500 budget to Ethics Committee
(currently no budget had been
designated) Faller/Wright . MOTION unanimously
ITEM: Statement of Principles/Mission
charge the Governance Committee to develop a mission statement and statement of
principles; to proceed with the development of a new long range plan; and to
subsequently review of all of our governing documents to ensure
congruence with our mission.
committee consists of all past presidents. Suggested for younger member
participants. Committee had already discussed this idea; take to regions
for further discussion.
CALL TO QUESTION-McDonnell. VOTE ON CALL TO QUESTION-MOTION APPROVED.
VOTE on MOTION -
6 ayes, 4 opposed, 1 abstained. MOTION
ITEM: Creation of Diversity Committee- Reconsideration of Council
Action at Sept meeting
H. McDonell stated that she voted on a motion, and later upon review of
the motion in the minutes, realized she casted her voted incorrectly.
MOTION: to reconsider our motion at the September meeting; motion was “That Diversity Committee be
reconstituted and added to the responsibilities of the 1st Vice
President”. McDonnell/ Faller
Miladin/Karwowski. Since Joan is not present, table until Joan can be part of the
discussion and provide language for the committee.
VOTE on TABLE
MOTION : 5 Ayes, 6 Opposed. MOTION DEFEATED.
lead to CALL TO QUESTION- Faller. VOTE TO CALL QUESTION-MOTION APPROVED.
VOTE ON MOTION to
reconsider the Sept motion: 6 Aye, 5 Opposed. MOTION DEFEATED (need
‘majority’ vote on ‘reconsider
motions’) . Therefore the motion at the September meeting, “That Diversity
Committee be reconstituted and added to the responsibilities of the 1st
Vice President”, stands approved.
MOTION : For Dave and Marilyn to be the authorized signers on our
SmithBarney accounts. McDonnell/Miladin. MOTION unanimously approved.
Conference 2007: Jim Murphy
sessions will be designated into categories to assist participants with
selections. Possible speaker Governor-elect E. Spitzer. Discussion will occur
at their January meeting on possible increase of Registration and Booth fees.
MOTION TO ADJOURN at 10:40 AM: Miladin/Faller. MOTION UNANIMOUSLY