League of Women Voters of the United States Board of Directors

Board Meeting

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Washington Hilton, Washington DC

 

Board Present

Elisabeth MacNamara                   Peggy Appler                     carolyn Brown  

Patricia Donath                             Mary Klenz                        Toni Larson                        

Janis McMillen                               Karen Nicholson                Anne Schink                      

Norman Turrill                              Linda Wassenich                Susan Wilson

 

Others Present

Martha Rollins (Parliamentarian) and Nominating Committee members Linda Duckworth and Mary Santee

Staff Members Present

Nancy Tate, Zaida Arguedas, Kelly Ceballos, Cheryl Graeve, Greg Leatherwood, Jeanette Senecal, Pamla Sterner, Vicki Strella, Nancy Sturm

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MacNamara called the meeting to order at 12:20 p.m.

New Board Members were introduced.

 

Appointments

Wilson moved that the LWVUS Board be appointed as the LWVEF Board of Trustees. Seconded. Passed.

 

Authorized Signers

Donath moved that the following persons be authorized to sign checks on the LWVUS bank accounts: Elisabeth MacNamara, President; Patricia Donath, Secretary/Treasurer; Nancy Tate, Executive Director; Zaida Arguedas, Deputy Executive Director; and Nancy Sturm, Director of Development. Checks more than $5,000 require two signatures. Seconded. Passed.

 

Wire Transfers

Donath moved that any two of the following persons be authorized to approve wire transfers from the LWVUS bank accounts: Elisabeth MacNamara, President; Patricia Donath, Secretary/Treasurer; Nancy Tate, Executive Director; Zaida Arguedas, Deputy Executive Director; and Nancy Sturm, Director of Development. Seconded. Passed.

 

Committee Assignments

Turrill moved that  the Campaign Finance Task Force, Climate Change Task Force, Clearinghouse Committee, and League Geeks be reappointed for the term of the new Board. Seconded.  Passed.

Donath moved that Elisabeth MacNamara, Janis McMillen, Mary Klenz, and Patricia Donath be appointed as the Executive Committee. Seconded.  Passed.

 

LWVUS Policies

Donath moved that all current LWVUS policies be retained. Seconded.  Passed.  This included the Nonpartisanship policy.

Regarding the terms of the nonpartisanship policy, Karen Nicholson asked for Board permission to serve as an elected official of her local school board, which is a nonpartisan position. Permission was granted.

 

Organizational Services Report

Klenz moved that the Organizational Report as shown in the Board’s report be accepted. Seconded. Passed.

 

Guidance to the Board

Staff will attempt to organize all the comments given.  Janis McMillen will coordinate Board responses. Toni Larson agreed to help.

 

Board Assignments

State liaison assignments have already been given. Board members should start introducing themselves to the state presidents.  Committee assignments will be distributed shortly.

Janis McMillen, carolyn Brown, and Linda Wassenich will be the readers of the Convention transcripts.

 

Retreat

The Retreat will be held in Washington, DC July 26-29. 

 

The meeting was adjourned at 1:32 p.m.

 

 

 

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