Ms. Monaco called the meeting to order at approximately 7:35 a.m., and the minutes of the October meeting were approved.
The first order of business was the determination of the dates for future meetings. It was decided that we would continue with the second Tuesday of the month. The resulting dates are as follows: December 12, January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, and August 14. All meetings will be held at 7:30 a.m. at Baker's Square in Birmingham unless otherwise noted.
Ms. Schriner informed the Council that, as of September 30, our account balance was $5,371.37. Membership dues have not yet been reflected.
Although Ms. Mann did not have any items regarding membership, the issue was raised concerning the existence of different membership rosters. She will contact Karen Williams at the State Bar and get a definitive listing.
Ms. Yee noted that she is looking for ideas for articles for the December newsletter. It was suggested that Mr. Brinkmeyer be asked to provide a brief article and picture; Ms. Schriner added that she could share some organizational tips for inclusion, and Ms. Monaco will write an article on her goals for the membership this year.
There was no report from the Publicity Committee.
Mr. Gorzalski then distributed a copy of the information on the current web site. Ms. Mann promised to provide an updated contact sheet, and she asked Mr. Gorzalski to look into the possibility of accessing a protected portion of the site should the Council be able to provide a course for continuing education for members only.
There was no ex-officio report.
Ms. Monaco noted that she had received a letter regarding the Annual Meeting that indicated that Mr. Gorzalski, as the incoming chair, might want to be part of the planning committee. Mr. Gorzalski declined, and it was decided that we would not provide a delegate to this committee.
Mr. Gorzalski told the Council that he had attended a program on multi-disciplinary practices since our previous meeting, and as proposed at our last meeting, he felt that this should be the topic for our next seminar. Possible speakers were discussed, and it was agreed that early February would be our target date. Mr. Gorzalski will follow up on this and report back at the next meeting.
Ms. Mann presented her findings regarding the possibility of providing a web-based course. Although her discussions with Skillpath were not productive, she will explore options with the ALA and with SkillSoft.
As a final item, Ms. Monaco asked the Council to consider the option of hosting a social function for the membership during the year. No decision was reached at this time. The meeting was then adjourned.