MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR
MCPP Board of Directors Meeting Minutes February 2015
Present: David Klein, Reena Liberman, Michael Rudy, Ralph Hutchison, Lisa Larson, Robert Hooberman, Marilyn Frye, Cynthia Hockett, Marybeth Atwell, Sonya Freiband, Peter Wood
1. Secretary: A. Michael (not present) Peter Wood filling in:
The minutes of the meeting of January 18, 2015 were reviewed and approved, following clarification from the last minutes regarding sending letters of thanks to donors to the Foundation. They will go out with Reena Liberman’s signature.
2. President: D. Klein
3. President Elect: S. Freiband
There are now four people registered in the Access Program, an increase of one. We need to seek opportunities to publicize the program and to inform Access participants of MPC classes and programs.
4. Past President: B Waiess (not present) – no report
5. Education and Training: Peter Wood
6. Programs: Cynthia Hockett
All Ann Arbor programs are filled for next year – in fact, there is a waiting list. No one has taken the East Lansing Spots in October, January and May (May is the child presentation date). Suggestions for the unfilled spots included a case presentation, changes in insurance procedures as they affect therapists, and a combination meeting and trip to the Broad Art Museum in East Lansing. We need to find less expensive venues, board members will investigate less expensive venues in both Ann Arbor and East Lansing.
7. Treasurer: Michael Rudy
Michael’s report is attached. There has been a negative cash flow in the year to date, largely connected with reduced membership payments. The stock market has treated us well.
Several members will look for cheaper venues for scientific meetings as a way to reduce expenses.
8. Certification: Reena Liberman – no report
9. Candidate Representative: Michael Rudy – all candidates have finished their coursework and need only to complete their final papers, the speaker excepted. He will be working out some independent studies to finish up his courses.
10. Committee Reports:
501(c)3: Reena Liberman - Reena described the articles relating to the purpose(s) of the Foundation. Trustees will need to discern how to disburse funds, all of which need to come from donations (although the Foundation can apply for grants). MPC’s Development funds and funds from the Cunningham Library Fund can be transferred to the Foundation if desirable, though we need to preserve some of these monies for MPC’s operational costs.
Membership: Lisa Larson
Visiting Professor: Robert Hooberman
Ken Corbett will be the visiting professor, and will present an as-yet untitled paper at the Mediterrano Restaurant in Ann Arbor Thursday, March 19. Robert will take steps to publicize this event
Professional and Community Development: (vacant) – no report
Website: Reena Liberman - no report
Elections: Marybeth Atwell – Major positions come open next year – President-elect, VP for Programs, VP for Training, VP for Certification. So far, we have no nominations and no takers for any of these positions.
CEUs: Marybeth Atwell (interim) - no report
Accreditation: Karen Baker – no report
Registrar: Rebecca Hatton – no report
Bulletin: Diane Burgermeister – no report
Newsletter: Barbara Gamble – no report
Gender and Diversity: Ellen Toronto – no report
Parliamentarian and Bylaws: Elizabeth Waiess – sent a report reminding the Board of procedures to follow in the three-year review of the by-laws. See President’s report.
Ombudsperson: Lynne Tenbusch – no report
Marybeth Atwell, MaryAnne Beltzman
Marilyn Frye, Robert Hooberman
Ralph Hutchison, Lisa Larson
Old Business/ New Business: none
Meeting adjourned at 10:30 am.
NOTES respectfully submitted by Peter Wood, sitting in for Alice Michael, board secretary.
Note: it is MPC policy that Board meetings are open to all MPC members. Priority is given to Board members to address issues, but all MPC members may speak at meetings, time permitting.