April 15, 2011

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April 15, 2011

A quorum of the Board was in attendance and the meeting was called to order at 3:20 p.m.


Voting Members: Jürgen Braungardt, President; Patricia Wilson, Secretary; Drew Hutchinson, Treasurer; Duncan Bennet, Board Member at Large; Sandy McQuillin, Board Member at Large; and, Kelly Sharp, Board Member at Large. Non-Voting Member: Joan Wickstram, EBCC and Claire-Elizabeth DeSophia, Member.

ITEM I: MINUTES OF MARCH 20, 2011 Board Meeting distributed. MSC approved as written.

ITEM 2: The results of the Board Retreat Visioning was presented by Drew Hutchinson and Duncan Bennet. A draft vision statement was proposed and discussed. It was decided that the revisions to the statement would be sent around via email to gather other board members’ input and then would be finalized and placed in the newsletter to be prepared by Kelly Sharp.

ITEM 3: The Treasurer’s Report and financial information were updated by Drew. New signature cards were signed by the Executive Board for the bank transfer of the reserve account. The format of the financial information makes it hard to discern progress and know what’s happening. Drew provided an example of a running budget showing income/expense, to which could be added membership renewal information.

ITEM 4: Termination of Hudson – The team of Jurgen Braungardt, Patricia Wilson and Sandy McQuillen will research the possibilities of the contract terms, the refund of part of the contract paid in advance, and the replacement person/team.

ITEM 4.5: At this point, the question of Claire-Elizabeth DeSophia joining the board came into question. She indicated she’s interested and would like to participate as a liaison between EBCAMFT and CAMFT. It was Motioned, Seconded, and Confirmed that Claire-Elizabeth would be our newest Board Member at Large.

ITEM 5: Website: Renewal is in progress.

ITEM 6: Newsletter: Kelly met with Infolane. Kelly will now coordinate the articles and David at Infolane will aid in sending them via eblast. The newsletter is expected to be sent by 4/28 or 4/29. There will be an article about the vision statement, Sandy will write about the Retreat, and Jurgen will write a President’s statement.

ITEM 7: General Membership Meeting: Sandy will confirm with Church for either 6/5 or 6/18 from 9 a.m. to noon.

ITEM 8: CEU program review was postponed. EAST BAY CHAPTER

ITEM 9: Office closure will be final on April 30th. The furniture will be on etree and other advertisement by Sandy. Sandy will hold open house for furniture sale and removal on the Friday before the closure.

ITEM 10: Insurance Renewal – we will need to address this item prior to December 2011. After the meeting, it was discovered that the renewal date is December 4, 2011.

ITEM 11: CAMFT Conference – EBCAMFT representation. Jurgen will forward the email from Carol Marks to Patricia, who will work out the details with Carol for representing EBCAMFT for a day.

ITEM 12: Next Meeting Location will be at Drew’s office in El Cerrito. An email with the address will follow or can be found on his website.


With no further business to come before the Board of Directors, the meeting adjourned at 6:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Patricia Wilson, Secretary


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