22:3 (2007:09) 22nd Conference (2007): Business Meeting

September 5, 2007 at 3:03 pm | Posted in Business Meeting, Conference Reports | Leave a comment

22nd CONFERENCE

NASIG BUSINESS MEETING MINUTES
JUNE 1, 2007, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY
Joyce Tenney, NASIG Secretary

CALL TO ORDER AND WELCOME (NOVAK)
At 12:35 p.m., June 1, 2007, Denise Novak, NASIG President, welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order.  She announced Beverley Geer would serve as the parliamentarian for the business meeting.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PAST YEAR (NOVAK)
Novak reported that NASIG moved membership renewal to an online process this year and thanked all of those that made it happen.  She noted that an RFP for the technology functions of NASIG had been drafted and released for responses. 

Novak relayed greetings from Paul Harwood, chair of the United Kingdom Serials Group.  Mr. Harwood was unable to attend the conference but sent best wishes for a successful meeting. 

She encouraged everyone to complete the online evaluation form.  Everyone who completes an online evaluation form, using the email that they used to register for the conference, will be entered in a drawing for a free conference registration for next year.  There is a link to the online evaluation form on the NASIG Conference website.

INTRODUCTION OF THE 2006-2007 EXECUTIVE BOARD (NOVAK)
Novak introduced the Executive Board members for 2006-2007.  Char Simser (Vice President/ President-Elect), Mary Page (Past President), Joyce Tenney (Secretary), Rose Robischon (Treasurer), Members-at-Large Rick Anderson, Adam Chesler, Katy Ginanni, Kim Maxwell, Alison Roth, and Bob Schatz.  Novak expressed sadness over the recent death of NASIG Treasurer Rose Robischon. 

SECRETARY’S REPORT (TENNEY)
Highlights of the May 2007 meeting of the NASIG Executive Board:

  • The official P.O. Box for NASIG will be changed to a New York address to align with the state in which NASIG is incorporated.  The change should take place this summer.
  • The 2006 NASIG Proceedings will have a memorial to Rose Robischon, NASIG Treasurer.
  • The board is working to coordinate and update the technological components of the organization, such as online voting, membership renewal and online conference registration.  To this end, an RFP for technology has been issued and responses will be reviewed this summer.

TREASURER’S REPORT (NOVAK)
Novak asked for a moment of silence in memory of Rose Robischon, NASIG Treasurer.  Novak relayed the arrangements for Robischon’s memorial service in New York.  Also, she noted that the 2006 NASIG Proceedings will be dedicated to Robischon. 

Novak reported that the NASIG balance sheet looks good.  This was the first year that members joining or renewing could make a donation to NASIG via the membership form.  It was a great success. $4,075 was donated as seed money for new scholarships.  She noted that NASIG is in sound financial position, and she thanked the membership for their support.

INTRODUCTION OF THE 2007-2008 EXECUTIVE BOARD (DAVID BURKE AND GAIL JULIAN, CO-CHAIRS OF THE NOMINATIONS & ELECTIONS COMMITTEE)
Burke encouraged all members to complete a nomination form.  Nomination forms were included in the conference registration packet, or they are online on the NASIG website.  He thanked all of the Nominations & Elections Committee members for their hard work this year.

Burke introduced the new board members for 2007-2008:  Jill Emery (Vice President/President-Elect), Peter Whiting (Treasurer), Members-at-Large Anna Creech, Kim Maxwell and Jeff Slagell.

Burke thanked all who had participated in the process.

OUTGOING COMMITTEE CHAIR AND BOARD MEMBER APPRECATION AWARDS (SARAH SUTTON)
Novak and Sutton presented awards to all outgoing committee chairs and board members.  All were thanked for their hard work this past year.

NEW BUSINESS
Novak asked for any new business.  None reported.

OLD BUSINESS
Novak asked for any old business.  None reported.

Novak adjourned the meeting at 12:50 p.m.

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