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Committee Meeting: May 29, 2013

by cherylca last modified Jun 13, 2013 03:03 PM



MAY 29, 2013

10:00 a.m.



Committee members in Attendance: Steven Karrer, Chris Mechler (phone), Caleb Stegall, Dorthy Stucky Halley,  Jonathan Ogletree, Kathleen Graves, David Haley (phone), Gail Finney.

Others in attendance: Matthew Billinger, Jeannie Wark, and Cynthia Rusk.

  • Steven Karrer called the meeting to order at 10:10 with seven members present at this time.  Gail Finney joined at 10:30.
  • Dorthy Stucky Halley moved to approve the minutes from the April 13, 2012 meeting.

- Kathleen Graves seconded the approval.
- All committee members voted to approve the minutes.

  • Steven Karrer announced the next national business meeting in Boston occurring August 27-28, 2013.
  • Steven Karrer stated the new business to address

- Election of new commissioner
- Matthew Billinger presented job description for commissioner.
- Steven Karrer proposed a nomination for commissioner of Kathleen Graves.
- Dorthy Stucky Halley made seconded the nomination.
- Kathleen Graves and Chris Mechler also agreed to this motion.
- Kathleen Graves voted unanimously as new commissioner. 

  • Steven Karrer Presents proposals for rule changes and voting at next meeting on August 19, 2013 so they will be addressed in time for national meeting, without objection.
  • Matthew Billinger had presentation on Power and Importance of the State Council.

- Presented new interstate compact notebooks to all members with updates.
- He referred to national structure, state structure and enhancement power.
- Provided explanation of State Council requirements including Kansas Council, Council member’s role, preliminary recommendations for Council training, state Council duties, and next state meeting and requests for any changes for rule proposals to be noted at that time for the national meeting in August. Steven Karrer wraps up new business and requests for old business questions.

  • David Haley requests clarification on cost information for Interstate compact for Kansas.
    - Kathleen Graves addresses question on costs stating there is no separate funding from federal or state government.
  • Steven Karrer asked for last requests for any concerns.
  • David Haley address mission statement goals and if ever done before.

- Steven Karrer requests if anyone has any input.
- Kathleen Graves states no mission statement has been done in past.
- Chris Mechler also states no mission statement done to her knowledge.

  • Steven Karrer Suggests new meeting be scheduled in August for September or October for dispute of policy at national meeting.

- David Haley confirms September or October is good.
- Gail Finney seconds new meeting recommendation.

  • Steven Karrer requested to the outcome of complaint out of McPherson County, Kansas to Washington with national office.

- Matthew Billinger responded and explained what expired on this case and that there has been no response back yet from the national office but more interstate training might be the sanction.

  • Steven Karrer adjourns meeting and states it will reconvene on August 19, 2013 at 1p.m.

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