June 10 & 17, 2011

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June 10 & 17, 2011

A quorum of the Board was in attendance at both meetings.


6/10 Voting Members: Jürgen Braungardt, President; Patricia Wilson, Secretary; Duncan Bennet, Board Member at Large; Claire-Elizabeth DeSophia, Board Member at Large; Kelly Sharp, Board Member at Large and David Leong, Board Member at Large.

6/17 Voting Members: Jürgen Braungardt, President; Duncan Bennet, Board Member at Large; Claire-Elizabeth DeSophia, Board Member at Large; and Kelly Sharp, Board Member at Large.

Note: The following minutes were taken over two meetings.

ITEM I: MINUTES OF MAY 20, 2011 Board Meeting distributed. MSC approved as amended.

ITEM 2: Hudson decision. MSC that Jurgen would write a letter announcing our intention not to renew the contract that expires on December 31, 2011. A copy of the letter was submitted at the 6/17 meeting as had been transmitted to Hudson.

ITEM 3: Preparation for General Membership Meeting: Patricia handed out copies of the Board position descriptions and a discussion regarding flyers and signups was briefly discussed.

It was MSC to accept the new Vision Statement and hand it out at the meeting. It would be put on the website as well to replace the 2005 version.

Set up would be between 8:30 and 9:00 by the Sandy and Patricia. Cleanup would be handled by all members of the Board. An invitation has been sent to all interns and lapsed members (over 2-1/2 years). For a limited time the penalty for late renewal will be waived. An agenda was set and will be forwarded to the membership with a general invitation to attend. Kelly will keep track of all RSVPs.

ITEM 4: Membership – Claire-Elizabeth requested that all membership inquiries be submitted to her.

ITEM 5: Hiring Committee will meet to determine next steps for Hudson’s replacement.

MSC to begin the actual hiring process.

ITEM 6: Finances – Jurgen gave a brief Treasurer’s report stating the bank balance. In reviewing the expenses, it was mentioned that David at Infolane should be considered for an increase. This was tabled until after the General Membership Meeting.

ITEM 7: Kelly again brought up SB747 which asks for cultural compatible training of MFTs about working with the LGBTQ populations. MSC to support this request to support the SB. (1 vote abstained.) EAST BAY CHAPTER ITEM 8: There was a discussion that we need to be in contact more often than the once-per-month meeting. It was decided to try phone meetings. Therefore, the first Phone Meeting will be July 1, 2011 at the 4pm hour. Jurgen will set up the phone-in information.

The next physical meeting will be held at the office of Claire-Elizabeth DeSophia, 2931 Shattuck Ave., Suite 106, in Berkeley on July 15, 2011.


With no further business to come before the Board of Directors, the meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Patricia Wilson, Secretary


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