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Council Meeting Minutes

September 12, 2001

    This Annual Meeting of the Business Law Section was held at the Lansing Center on September 12, 2001, pursuant to notice duly given. Prior to beginning the meeting, Mr. Minkus asked for a moment of silence and reflection of the tragedies of September 11, 2001.

    I. Call to Order and Determination of Quorum. Section Chair Daniel Minkus called the meeting to order at 10 a.m. and determined with the other officers present that a quorum existed.

    II. Approval of Minutes of the Annual Meeting of September 20, 2000. Mr. Minkus called for a motion to approve the minutes of the Annual Meeting held on September 20, 2000. Pursuant to motion duly made and seconded, the minutes were approved.

    III. Treasurer's Report. Ms. Baker reported that the Section continues to be financially sound and presented the Treasurer's Report. Pursuant to motion duly made and seconded, the Treasurer's Report was approved.

    IV. Revised Section Bylaws. Mr. Minkus called for a motion to approve the revised Section bylaws. According to the requirements to amend the Section bylaws, the complete and accurate text of the proposed revised bylaws were published in the Michigan State Bar Journal prior to this annual meeting of the Section, and were approved by the Council and Board of Commissioners at this meeting. A majority vote of the members of the Section present and voting at this annual meeting is required for adoption of the revised bylaws. Pursuant to motion duly made and seconded, the revised bylaws were approved.

    V. Chair Report. Mr. Minkus thanked the committee chairs, directors, and council members for their commitment and work during the past year. Mr. Minkus thanked Robert Wilson and ICLE for their efforts in developing a relationship that will enable the Business Law Journal to be published three times a year. Mr. Minkus thanked Timothy Damschroder, David Foltyn, and Justin Klimko for their work on the Updated Strategic Plan that was adopted by the Council. Mr. Minkus noted that attendance at the Mid-Year Meeting this year was the highest ever. Mr. Minkus was pleased with the development and use of the new Section logo as it increases the Section's visibility.

    VI. Chair Resignation. Mr. Minkus resigned as Section chair and presented Tracy T. Larsen with a gavel to begin his term as Section chair.

    VII. Presentation to Outgoing Chair. Mr. Larsen thanked Mr. Minkus for his tireless work as Section chair. Mr. Larsen presented Mr. Minkus with a commemorative plaque.

    VIII. Nominating Director. Martin C. Oetting, nominating director, presented the following nominations.

      Council Officer Nominations. Tracy T. Larsen, Section chair; Timothy R. Damschroder, vice-chair; G. Ann Baker, secretary; and David Foltyn, treasurer. Mr. Oetting called for a motion to approve the nominations. Pursuant to a motion duly made and seconded, the nominations were approved.

      Council Member Nominations. Vicki Martin-Anderson and Patrick Daugherty were nominated for re-election to the Council for three-year terms expiring 2004. Eric I. Lark, Tania E. Fuller, and Richard A. Sundquist were nominated for three-year terms to fill the vacancies created by the expiration of the terms of Daniel H. Minkus, Michael S. Khoury, and Jane Forbes. Mr. Oetting called for a motion to approve the nominations. Pursuant to a motion duly made and seconded, the nominations were approved.

    IX. Other Business and Announcements. Mr. Larsen announced that the Program Directors Eric I. Lark and Mark Aiello have begun planning the Mid-Year Meeting which will be held at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme in May, 2002.

    X. Adjournment. There being no further business to come before this meeting of the Business Law Section, upon a motion duly made and seconded, the meeting was adjourned.

    Respectfully submitted,
    G. Ann Baker
    Secretary of the Section



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