August 2014 Minutes

November 24, 2014 1:26 PM | Admin EBCAMFT


Meeting Minutes

Present: Kelly Sharp, Laura Friedeberg, Peter Carpentieri, Holly Forman, Claire-Elizabeth DeSophia, Ben

Jones, Leslie Bandle

Absent: Craig Toonder

Guest: Caiti Crum

1. Approval of July minutes (tabled)

2. Admin Report: Caiti Crum

-Membership: 835 total, 751 active, 91 overdue, 27 lapsed, 13 new, 4 clinical, 4 intern, 1 associate, 751

e-tree active

-44 renewals

-Archiving lapsed members (400 archived members)

-Four advertisements in newsletter

-Clarified how to receive e-tree mail due to members reporting they are not receiving mail promptly

-CEU program: August presentation in Orinda with Cindy Rasicott on Attachment Theory (15


-Working with Cindy to lengthen CEU Program from 2 hours to 4 hours

-No Berkeley CEU program

-Claire-Elizabeth proposed starting up a Berkeley program (tabled)

-Caiti asked for a volunteer to help with September 13th CEU; Kelly will follow up with Caiti

-Peter proposed that Caiti prepare a job description for marketing/recruiter position in newsletter

(under the supervision of a board member) with an estimate of hours

-Kelly proposed a salary of $100.00 per month and a $500.00 initial incentive

3. Treasurer’s Report: Peter Carpentieri

-40,411 checking

-51,054.63 in savings account

-347.45 PayPal

-91,813.62 total

4. Therapist for Single Payer: Claire-Elizabeth DeSophia

-Motion for EBCAMFT to donate $1,500.00 to Therapist for Single Payer toward educating MFT’s and

other mental health professionals (7ayes)

5. President: Kelly Sharp

-e-mail invitation will go out regarding September 19th social from 5:00-6:00PM at the Claremont Hotel;

all board members excluding Laura Friedeberg (out of town) scheduled to attend

-September board meeting re-scheduled from 4:00-6:00PM to 3:00-4:37PM on September 19th

-Social on September 20th from 4:30-8:00PM at St. Clements Church

-Holly will provide food, wine, beer, water, and soda

-Claire-Elizabeth proposed hiring a pianist for the social; Peter will contact EBCAMFT member, Robert

Schnitzius who may volunteer

-Holly wrote letter in opposition of Chapter agreement

-October 5th hike/picnic from 10:00-11:15AM in El Sobrante; Leslie volunteered to set up at 11:15AM

-Discussed false advertising allegations; Kelly agreed to speak to Gadi regarding concerns

6.   Mentoring Program Update-Laura Friedeberg

-Updated board on Mentor Appreciation Brunch on August 10th (11 participants)

7. Child Pornography Law-Ben Jones

-Spoke with Kathy Atkins regarding clinical repercussions of law

-Downloading/possession of child pornography is mandated reporting

-Motion to draft a letter to CAMFT proposing changes to mandate for MFT’s to report child pornography

(5 ayes)

Meeting Closed 6:00PM.  Minutes submitted on 08-26-2014

Laura R. Friedeberg, Secretary, Mentorship Program Chair


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