November 2014 Minutes

November 24, 2014 7:39 PM | Deleted user

Present: Kelly Sharp, Holly Forman, Craig Toonder, Peter Carpentieri, Ben Jones

Absent: Laura Freideberg, Claire-Elizabeth DeSophia, Leslie Bandle,

I. September minutes approved: 5 ayes

a) There are currently 791 Active EBCAMFT members, 28 E-tree only, 527 Clinical members, 158

Interns member, 36 students members, 32 associate members, for a total of 824 total active/ E-tree

b) Caiti elicited discussion around a transitional chapter satisfaction survey for interns being conducted

yearly and offering a check box for new members to agree to electronic balloting. It was agreed upon to

conduct yearly chapter satisfaction surveys for interns and providing a check box for electronic balloting

c) Caiti reported receiving good feedback from members about recent CEU presentations. 

a) Currently there is $37,270.26 in Checking, $51,055.82 in Savings, $762.56 in Paypal account, for a

a) Caiti reported we are currently at max capacity with 61 confirmed attendees for Friday 12/12 at 7pm.

b) Caiti to send during the 1st week of December an E-blast to confirm attendance as space is limited and

only those who have confirmed/ RSVP’d will be allowed to attend.

c) From 4-6 the same  day of the Holiday Party the board will meet at Claire-Elizabeth’s office for their

final yearly board meeting where election ballots will be counted.

d) “Year in Review” to be E-blasted following Holiday Party after submission to Kelly.

a) The Board discussed that most members are in favor of contributing to the Save CAMFT donation

where $6000 is needed. To date they have received $1800 of that goal.

b) The Board voted for an EBCAMFT donation of $1500 at this time. To then discuss again closer to the

end of CAMFT’s state election in March whether to increase EBCAMFT’s donation: 5 ayes in favor

VI. Proposal to offer reciprocal benefits to other CAMFT chapter members

a) The board discussed the need to figure out how to capture reciprocal members; how to verify

membership, and determine what discounted costs to offer to members for CEU presentations.

b) At this time, the board concluded to respond with agreement of interest in participation of reciprocity. 

The board will revisit how they will participate or share discounts with other chapters once further

information is received and upon changes to next year’s CEU’s have been recorded by the state CAMFT

a) The end of year Board dinner is scheduled for 6pm Dec 5th at Bucci's in Emeryville. 

a) Caiti reported on the Chapter Liaison Conference scheduled for Feb 20 and 21st in Costa Mesa.

Content is expected to be more relevant to chapters and the State as opposed to previous years. There is

also more collaboration among chapters expected.

b) Holly reported that Jackie Brookman is envisioning a 5 hour CEU presentation to be offered on a

Saturday in the spring of 2015. The selected topic is Private Practice discussing community building,

referral origination, marketing, etc... The board discussed possibilities for a Panel or Breakout groups.

Kelly and Caiti both expressed interest in participating and inviting other therapist from other chapters to

c) Ben inquired about CEU Saturday morning workshops not currently being scheduled every month and

explored how best to expand the program. Ben also wanted to coordinate use of the space for the 3000

Hour program when not in use by CEU workshops.

d) The board discussed utilizing E-Tree blast announcements and monthly updated lists of CAMFT

members who are not EBCAMFT members about hosted EBCAMFT meetings and events targeting

interns for mentoring and CEUs with membership. Caiti to blast 1st announcement in December or

e) Caiti reported member’s difficulties with Google Groups such as emails disappearing or not being

received. Ben offered to debug and provide a second set of eyes for google groups.

Meeting Closed at 5:51pm 11/22/14

                 Aaron Foster, Guest Volunteer

Submitted 12/1/14


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