MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR
MCPP Board of Directors Meeting Minutes October 17, 2021
October 17, 2021
Present: Jerry Brandell, Peter Wood, Liam Faulkner, Miriam Goldstein, Karen Weber, Elizabeth Waiess, David Freiband, Eve Avrin, Linda Young, Shil Sengupta
President: Jerry Brandell
The Board approved the minutes for September 2021 with minor corrections.
Treasurer: Eve Avrin: There have been few financial changes since May. The major outlays in the last report were for Zoom renewal and for tax preparation. Since the MPC Foundation uses the Paypal account, this cannot be closed. However, the bulk of funds in the Papal account can be transferred to the general fund.
Kasia has still not submitted an invoice for her activities so far. Peter Wood will contact her.
Programs: David Freiband:
Membership: Linda Young
The new website is helping with membership needs. Some simplifying of membership categories is in process. Letters will go to new and prospective members, for example non-members who have attended some of our presentations. The process for renewing membership is being simplified. Although our future as an organization is uncertain, we will continue to solicit memberships.
Elections: Marybeth Atwell
Almost all Board positions will come open next year. The Board needs to consider how to recruit people and to find people who will perhaps collaborate on positions – for example co-chairs, or rotating presidencies. Marybeth will get new or revised position descriptions to the next Board meeting.
Psychology CE credits: Miriam Goldstein
Although Mary Nowack had to bow out of collaborating on this work, the position doesn’t seem onerous and Alice Michael, the previous CE person, has agreed to provide support. Miriam will continue to evaluate whether she can handle the work alone. The next re-application to the APA is in 2024.
By-law revision: Peter Wood
Discussion of the revisions to Article 2 of the by-laws led to some changes in wording. Peter will put together the revisions and send them to the Board for ratification at the next meeting in November 2021.