July 22, 2005

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EAST BAY CHAPTER – CAMFT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

MINUTES

JULY 22, 2005

ATTENDEES

Voting Members: Mary Ashby, Secretary; Annie Bailey, President; Melissa Johnson, President-

Elect; Paula Moseley, Newsletter Managing Editor; Brenda Ponthier, Diversity Co-Chair; Steve

Toby, Past President; Gillaan Yates, Law and Ethics Chair. Non-voting members: Joanne Davis,

Member; Harriet Hanauer, Office Manager; Mike Nold, Newsletter News Editor; Jason Saffer,

Member; Lucie Tetrault, E-Tree Manager. Voting-member attendees constituted a quorum.


AGENDA ITEM 1A, MINUTES OF JUNE 3, 2005

A motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes as written. The motion passed.


AGENDA ITEM 2, E-TREE GUIDELINES

During public comment, EB-CAMFT member, Jason Saffer, issued a verbal and written statement of

concern and a request for public retraction by the EB-CAMFT Board regarding the Chapter E-Tree

Manager’s response to his June 29, 2005, posting in which he, on behalf of himself and colleague

Linda Katz, requested consultation from e-tree members. Jason informed the Board verbally and in

writing that he and Linda had sought legal advice regarding the matter. President Annie Bailey

thanked Jason for his statement and informed him that the Board would consider his statement and

that, since Jason had sought legal advice, the Board would seek consultation from CAMFT and/or

legal counsel. Annie Bailey advised Jason that the Board would put this issue on the agenda for its

next Board meeting, Friday, September 9.

Mary Ashby then presented draft e-tree guidelines for comment by meeting attendees. The new

guidelines are intended (1) to help members use the e-tree effectively and appropriately and (2) to

provide a document that the E-Tree Manager can reference in guiding members’ e-tree use.

Steve Toby suggested that the document be split into two parts: (1) e-tree logistics and (2)

guidelines for e-tree messages. A motion was made and seconded to form an ad hoc committee that

will, by September 9, write guidelines for e-tree message content, including privacy issues. The

motion passed. Steve Toby will chair the committee; Gillaan Yates and Harriet Hanauer will assist

him.

Mary also presented a draft of a disclaimer to be appended to each e-tree message. A motion was

made and seconded to approve the draft disclaimer to be appended to each e-tree message. The

motion passed. Harriet will ask Infolane to add this disclaimer to our website. The disclaimer reads

as follows:

NOTE: This electronic mail transmission was written by an individual member of EBCAMFT

and does not necessarily represent the viewpoint of the Chapter or its Board. This

transmission may contain privileged and/or confidential information for use only by the

intended recipients. Any use, distribution, copying or disclosure by any person, other

than the intended recipients, is strictly prohibited and may be subject to civil action

and/or criminal penalties. If you received this transmission in error, please notify the

sender by reply e-mail or by telephone and delete the transmission.


AGENDA ITEM 3, WEBSITE IMPROVEMENTS

Harriet Hanauer presented Infolane’s proposal to upgrade our website to allow members to use

PayPal to join EB-CAMFT, renew memberships, and register and pay for workshops; and to have an

online mentor-mentee matching program. Infolane quoted two options, a set fee and an increase in

monthly fee. A motion was made and seconded to ask Infolance to either (1) accept half the $1750

now and half in January or (2) raise our fee from $215 to $295/month. The motion passed. Harriet

will contact Infolane about these options.


AGENDA ITEM 4, WELCOME SOCIAL

Harriet Hanauer reported that she, Christa Sharkey (Membership Chair), and Sandy Paolini (Social

Co-Chair) had met to plan a welcome social. The recommend the event be held Friday, September

23, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the EB-CAMFT office. The social will combine welcoming new

members with an open house for members to see the new office and meet Board members. A motion

was made and seconded to approve the event at a cost not to exceed $200. The motion passed.

Harriet will announce this event via the newsletter and an e-mail blast.


AGENDA ITEM 5, NEW BOARD MEMBERS

A motion was made and seconded to appoint Joanne Davis as the new CEU Program Chair and

voting Board member. The motion passed. Joanne moved here recently from Santa Monica. She is

looking forward to defining this new position, which will coordinate our various CEU events, act as

consultant for members who arrange for the events, and keep abreast of BBS regulations regarding

our CEU Provider standing.


AGENDA ITEM 6, OPEN BOARD POSITIONS

The following Board positions are open:

  • Advertising Outreach
  • Legislative Liaison
  • Member at Large
  • Secretary
  • Social Co-Chair
  • Volunteer Coordinator

Anyone interested in one of these positions is invited to contact Chapter President, Annie Bailey.

Victoria Stiefvater-Roffers will contact Pamela Lister, Advertising Chair, about how to set up the

advertising outreach activities.

AGENDA ITEM 7, TREASURER’S REPORT

Victoria Stiefvater-Roffers reported that the Chapter has hired Nancy Klein as the new bookkeeper

with a tentative start date of August 1. Also, Victoria will be meeting with past Treasurer, Linda

Carlson, to set up a new Chart of Accounts and fix some QuickBooks reporting bugs.

Victoria noted that she has moved our spare cash into the savings account until the Board decides

how to invest these funds. The Finance Committee continues to meet monthly to work on ways to

increase revenues and decrease expenses. The two main revenue-raising activities appear to be (1)

sponsoring more fee-based workshops and (2) do more advertising outreach.


AGENDA ITEM 8, OTHER COMMITTEE REPORTS

Paula Moseley reported that Sarah Ashbrook has agreed to be the Newsletter Events Editor. The

Newsletter Committee is meeting August 20. Annie Bailey suggested that the next newsletter

include a photo of the newsletter team, acknowledging the hard work that goes into its production.

Gillaan Yates reported that the next Law and Ethics workshop is being planned for January 2006.

Mary Ashby said that, as the new Website Manager, she plans to conduct a survey to determine

members’ website needs and suggestions for improvements. She also plans to include a website

mention in each newsletter to remind members of the useful features of the website.

Brenda Ponthier distributed notes from the last Diversity Committee meeting. The committee

continues to work on designing a seminar. The next meeting will be Friday, September 9, from 1-3,

at Gil Shepard’s office at 2940 Camino Diablo, Suite 300 in Walnut Creek.


AGENDA ITEM 9, PATRIOT ACT

Chapter member Kathy Anolick had asked Annie Bailey if a Chapter member might represent EBCAMFT

when the Therapists for Peace and Justice (TPJ) possibly meets with Dianne Feinstein to

discuss the impact of this act on our profession. Annie will contact Kathy and let her know that

Kathy can invite EB-CAMFT members to attend, but time is too short to determine what our Board’s

stance (if any is allowed) would be.


AGENDA ITEM 10, MISCELLANEOUS

No items.

The meeting was adjourned.

The next meetings will be from 4-6:00 at the EB-CAMFT office on the following Fridays:

September 9

October 14

November 4

December 2

Mary Ashby, EB-CAMFT Secretary

 

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