April 2012

ETLA Board Minutes

UT Pendergrass Ag-Vet Library

April 12, 2012



Lisa Travis, President, Presiding

Susan Simmons, Immediate Past President

Alison Jones, Treasurer

Martha Earl, Secretary

Ann Viera, Newsletter Editor

I.               Welcome:  The meeting was convened at 8:35pm.


II.              Minutes from the February 22, 2012 Board Meeting: Martha will distribute these via email later.


IV.            Treasurer’s Report:  Alison reported that ETLA would reimburse $60 to Andy and $10 to Lisa for program refreshments.  Lisa needs an address for the tax form.


V.              Old Business


  1. Programs
    1. Alison’s program, “The Mystery of Madam Pince: What We Know, What We Don’t, and Why It Matters,” had 8 attendees, including Executive Board members and 3 guests.
    2. Rothrock is scheduled for May 10 at Puleo’s on Merchant’s Drive. Attendees will have a choice of three meal and dessert options. The cost will be $25 per person. The cost includes gratuity. Dr. Steve Smith, UTK Library Director, will be the speaker. The Rothrock announcement will go out in mid-April.


  1. Membership
    1. Lisa suggested that membership dues be waived for 2012. The next membership year would be January through December 2013. She suggested sending a letter about dues to members listed on the spreadsheet. The letter will include the ballot regarding the change in membership year by-laws vote. The letter will let the member know whether his or her membership is current and include membership benefits and perhaps a Topie sticker.


  1. Nominations for Executive Board
    1. Ann sent the call for nominations and self-nominations for the positions of Vice President/President-Elect, Secretary, and Newsletter Editor.


VI.            Next Board meeting date-Lisa suggested a conference call with the date to be determined.


VII.           Adjournment at 8:52pm.