Ms. Monaco called the meeting to order at approximately 7:35 a.m., and the minutes of the 2000 Annual Meeting were approved.
Ms. Monaco informed the Council that William Parsons and Kathy Batts had agreed to run for the vacant Council Member positions. It was agreed that Ms. Mann would generate a special ballot for the members of the Section to vote on these nominations and that Ms. Schriner would e-mail the ballot and tabulate the votes.
Ms. Schriner provided the Treasurer's Report; she indicated that after the payment of Ms. Baker, our speaker at the Annual Meeting, there was approximately $5,500.00 in the account. She also noted that dues would be coming in this month and next.
The next item on the agenda was committee assignments. Pending the voting and the concurrence of Ms. Batts and Mr. Parsons, the assignments were as follows:
Newsletter—Jeanne Yee (with assistance from Ms. Schriner)
Web site—Kathy Batts (with assistance from Mr. Gorzalski)
Ms. Monaco stated that the Access to Justice program had approached the Section for a donation. She pointed out that we had given $500.00 last year. A motion was made, seconded, and passed to donate $500.00 again this year.
The question of whether or not to hold a Managing Partners' Dinner was raised. It was generally agreed that this event had lost its purpose, and it was decided not to hold one this year. Discussion followed on other options for developing interest in the Section, and two initiatives were proposed: web-based courses for access by Section members and a debate/panel discussion of multi-disciplinary practices. Ms. Mann will explore the former, and Mr. Gorzalski will follow up on MDPs for our next meeting.
Ms. Monaco informed the Council of a letter she had received regarding our participation in the planning committee for next year's Annual Meeting. It was agreed not to join this committee at this time.
The last item of business was to determine our meeting dates for the coming year, and it was decided that the second Tuesday of each month the Council would meet at 7:30 a.m. Meeting was adjourned.