Monthly Teleconference

Saturday, June 14, 2014

2:00 p.m. EST

A. Call to Order:


B. Roll Call of Board Members:Larry A., Joan B., Mary Jo L., Karen R, Vonnie G.,

Allen C., Majbrit M., Ines Z, and Martin C.

C. Establish Quorum

D. Guests Introductions:

          After the introductions:

E. Minutes: Motion to approve the May 10, 2014 Teleconference Minutes as posted on the website. (Karen)

F. Committee Reports

1. ACA WSO Treasurer, Martin C.

2. ACA WSO Literature Committee, Larry A

                    a.  Standardization of Conference Approved Literature (Larry)

                    b.  Audio Book Project (Larry)

                    c. Spanish Groups and Spanish Translations Liaison, Ines

                   d. Intergroup Guidelines Literature (John M)

3. ACA WSO Distribution Office, Gloria

4. ACA (MPS) Members and Public Service Committee,Vonnie G

5. Hospitals & Institutions Committee, Joan B

6. ACA Website/Database Committee, Scott R

 7. European Committee, Majbrit M

 8. 2015 ABC Committee, Mary Jo

 9. OPPM Review Committee, Karen

10. Executive Committee, Joan B.

G. Old Business:

            1. Minutes of 2014 ABC Board meeting

H. New Business:

     Motion #1: To validate for the record the Board’s specific concurrence to provide a specific European e-mail address for Majbrit, WSO Trustee and Chair of the European Committee.   (Majbrit)

Background: Often emails have first gone through Vonnie (MPS) , but the efforts need to be made to make the European Committee more visible and available to the European population. The European emails would need to get to the proper channel of European Committee and having a specific email would be beneficial for this effect. One suggested address would be: [email protected], if it is available.

Motion #2: Move for the Board’s concurrence be reimbursed $93 for the expense of being sent a box of archival materials from a NY member. (Larry)

Background: A gentleman sent items to me that included a ComLine from the Chicago 1989 Business Conference with 189 delegates in attendance, carefully packaged materials including a scrapbook with pictures and accompanying notes; minutes from that conference, showing the tussles of the same kinds of issues throughout our ACA history, and other information that would be invaluable for an ACA Historical Project. This gentleman indicated his need for reimbursement in an immediate fashion as he lives on a fixed income and I was fortunate enough to be able to reimburse him; respectfully asking for reimbursement from this Board. 


Motion #3: Move to validate for the record, the Board’s specific concurrence to approve a purchase order of 3,000 welcome chips for a cost of $690.00. (Mary Jo)


Background: In keeping with our guidelines for ordering merchandise, this order is 1/3 larger than normal because we are selling many more Welcome coins as time passes, and needed to come before the Board for approval.


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