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Meeting Minutes

May 25, 2000

    Members Present:
    Mike Starrs
    Anita Monaco
    Michelle Schriner
    John Gorzalski
    Bruce Christensen
    Tony Jenkins

    1. Minutes:

    The minutes of the April meeting were approved.

    2. Chairperson's Report:

    Mike Starrs asked if we had a chance to review the draft of the annual report he had sent. As no changes were recommended he indicated the report was going to be sent to the State Bar as is.

    3. Treasurer's Report:

    On behalf of Mr. Briggs, Mr. Starrs informed the Council that at the end of April we had approximately $9,600 in our account.

    4. Secretary's Report:

    Nothing to report.

    5. Liaison's Report:

    Mr. Jenkins reported that this is his last year serving as the Council's liaison. He added that if there is any way that he could help us out between now and the end of his term he would be happy to do so.

    6. Committee Reports:

    Website—Mr. Gorzalski informed the Council that all information has been recently updated and he is hoping to have the member listing online in the near future.

    Publicity—Mr. Christensen reported that a number of the flyers sent out announcing the Fine Art of Small Talk seminar were returned due to invalid addresses. Alternative ways to increase attendance at these seminars was discussed as well, with Ms. Schriner volunteering to research marketing techniques and report back at the next meeting.

    Newsletter—Ms. Schriner reported that the next newsletter would be issued in late June or early July, indicating that ideas for articles would be greatly appreciated.

    Membership—No formal report, however, based on the number of returned seminar flyers it was suggested that the Current State Bar's membership report be compared to the updated mailing list compiled by Mr. Starrs assistant, Ms. Miller. Ms. Schriner indicated that she would contact Ms. Roberts and obtain the State Bar's latest membership report and have Ms. Miller compare the two.

    Education—Ms. Monaco asked for the Council's impression of the Fine Art of Small Talk seminar that had just taken place. All agreed that it was well done and they enjoyed Ms. Fine's presentation.

    Discussion followed on what the topic should be for the State Bar Annual Meeting in September, including whether or not the Council even had to have a training session at the meeting.

    Ms. Schriner introduced the possibility of another speaker, Dr. Rick Brinkman, who is known for educating through entertainment, speaking on a number of topics including; how to please hard to please customers, bringing out the best in people at their worst, and life by design. Dr. Brinkman was a speaker at the 1997 ALA Convention in Seattle and was very well received there. Ms. Schriner indicated that she has a video demonstration of Dr. Brinkman and presented the idea of a working lunch to view said video if the interest was there.

    Ex officio—No report.

    7. Adjournment:

    The meeting was adjourned at approximately 10:30 a.m.



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