MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR
MCPP Board of Directors Meeting Minutes November 2012
Michigan League, Ann Arbor, MI
November 11, 2012
Meeting opened at 9:00 a.m. Present, MPC Board members: David Freiband, Sonya Freiband, Ralph Hutchison, David Klein, Michele Rivette, Elizabeth Waiess, Peter Wood (acting secretary). Past President: M. Meisels. Member: Janet Robinson.
1. The minutes of the meeting of September 16, 2012 were corrected and approved unanimously.
2. Treasurer -Michael Rudy
3. President - Elizabeth Waiess
Motion: I move Motion by Michele Rivette (Programs):
Move for approval that we rent the Vandenberg room at the Michigan League for the November 11, 2012 program (cost: $250 rent + catering)
Sonya Freiband seconded. Motion passed.
Motion by Michael Rudy (Treasurer):
I request authorization from the Board to borrow $5000 from the development fund in order to have sufficient cash in the checking account to meet our regular operating expenses over the next month, pending the receipt of membership dues. And I further request that $3,000 be withdrawn from the Development Fund to be deposited as a retainer to meet the expenses associated with our certification application.
Seconded by Ralph Hutchison.
Motion by Peter Wood:
I move that the MPC Board allocate $50 to Reena Liberman to support Cinema Talk events.
Seconded by David Klein
Motion by Michele Rivette:
That the board not meet in October 2012.
Seconded by Laura Pierce.
4. Past President – Murray Meisels
Michael Rudy’s presentation was a great vehicle for attracting new people. How can we do more of this kind of thing? Money and practice issues are great draws, and present an opportunity to show the analytic take on such issues. Pros and cons of focusing on such presentations were discussed.
Accreditation (Ralph Hutchison) – A meeting was held November 10 of the small group which had originally agreed to consider accreditation. Ralph’s report is appended.
5. President Elect – David Klein – no report
6. Education and Training – Peter Wood
7. Programs – Michelle Rivette
Paul Wachtel has been reimbursed for his air ticket. We will hope that he is able to use the money for his next ticket to present to MPC. But on that score, there is no news about his health.
8. Certification – Sonya Freiband
Ivan Sherick was approved for MPC certification as both an adult and child analyst.
9. Committee Reports
Atwell reminds us that nominations are needed. An electronic nomination ballot has been sent out to membership.
Bulletin: David Klein
The Bulletin is forging ahead and should come out early in the new year.
The editor Newsletter Editor asks what the Board would like to see in the Newsletter. Suggestions included articles on Sander Breiner, on accreditation, on the Relational Psychotherapy Program, and on benefits of training in the analytic program (several people might contribute to such an article).
10. New Business - none
The meeting was adjourned. 10:40 a.m.
Minutes respectfully submitted by Peter Wood, acting 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.