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Meeting Minutes

May 8, 2001

    Members Present:
    John Gorzalski
    Michelle Schriner
    Kappa Mann
    Jeanne Yee
    Anita Monaco

    Ms. Monaco called the meeting to order at approximately 7:35 a.m. The first order of business was a discussion of the golf outing on June 13. Ms. Schriner reported that Mr. Anderson would send us the outline of his presentation next week, and Ms. Yee said that she would send out a flyer via e-mail shortly. Everything else is apparently set, and as previously indicated, all costs will be covered by the vendors.

    Ms. Schriner then gave the Treasurer's Report; the balance in the account as of April 30 was $7,949.54. It was noted that the response from the State Bar did not clear up the inconsistency between the funds attributable to dues and the number of current members.

    The next item of discussion was the Annual Meeting in September. It was proposed that we hand out a flyer about the meeting at the upcoming golf outing, and Ms. Monaco said that she would ask Mr. Parsons to do that. Another suggestion was to have a complimentary breakfast for attendees that morning in Birmingham and then provide vans to drive everyone to Lansing. We also discussed the idea of having a speaker who could address the current economic downturn and the impact on law firms, and we agreed this would be a timely topic. Ms. Schriner said that she would talk with Mr. Starrs about inviting Ed Wesemann, a legal consultant, to be our speaker.

    It was also decided that Ms. Monaco and Mr. Gorzalski will begin working on a slate of officers for next year.

    Ms. Yee briefly discussed her plans for the next newsletter, including a draft article on our February seminar. She will e-mail the newsletter next week. Ms. Monaco agreed to provide an article on the Bench-Bar meeting she will be attending in late May for the subsequent newsletter.

    Mr. Gorzalski handed out a copy of the home page for our website; no changes were made.

    The final item on the agenda was an update on our proposal for online courses with EMU. Ms. Mann reported that Ms. Kustron was no longer handling administrative matters; however, Dr. Boggs had met with Mr. Gaymer of the Continuing Education office at EMU, and he was awaiting a proposal from Mr. Gaymer on costs. As soon as Mr. Gaymer was ready to meet, he would contact Ms. Mann.

    Ms. Monaco proposed that the next meeting be moved from Tuesday, June 12, to Tuesday, June 19, at 7:30 a.m. at Bakers Square. This was approved, and the meeting was adjourned.



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