CGPS Board Meeting Summary – Saturday, February 9, 2019

Attending: Susan, Brian, Joan, Dan, Frances, Derek, Peter, Russ, Anne, Willa.

I. Reports

A. Treasurer’s Report – Moira
SunTrust – $3354.62
Vanguard – 1793.29
Joan reminded us that we have a policy to keep $5,000 in our total accounts at all times.
B. Trello – Dan
presented Trello to us. A free format for organizing:
Please check it out and we will try it and see if it improves our follow-through. Susan will post from these minutes onto the site. Please post any documents you create onto this site so we can all see them. 
B. Nominating Committee – Joan
C. Membership/Marketing Committee – Brian
Brian gave an in-depth report of progress committee has made in last 2 months. Monthly meetings that began in January will continue. Board gave Brian feedback, support, encouragement and kudos.
D. Program Committee – Derek
1. Fat Mouth –  a. workshop will be 4/12-14 at UNC. Auditorium and 6 breakout rooms are available.
2. Institute – Peter will be the PC committee chair for this event. 
3. Georgi in 2020 – Joan.
E. Scholarship Committee – Peter
Peter emailed the guidelines developed by this committee. It will also be posted on Trello. Please look it over and be prepared to discuss at March Board mtg.
F. Bylaws Update – Peter and Joan

II. Old Business/Action

Willa Casstevens: IASWG-NC Chapter rep. update for the CGPS Board:  IASWG Board President Barbara Muskat has responded very positively, noting that she’s always thought IASWG should connect with other group organizations, and it’s great to hear we’re doing that in NC.

III. New Business/Action

A. AGPA annual meeting 2/24 – 3/3/19 
Board voted to offer free one year CGPS membership to those who sign up at the ASA table who haven’t been members in the past.
B. Networking on Ninth Street 2/22/19 5-7pm. 22 therapists’ offices. Share CGPS info flyer and workshop flyers. Susan can use the above info at this event and AGPA.


IV. Next meeting:

March 9, 2019 – 9:30am on Zoom.

V. Meeting Adjourned

CGPS Links –
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Facebook – Carolinas Group Psychotherapy Society – CGPS
CGPS is on Twitter @CGPSer and LinkedIn

2019 Board Members:
Susan Orovitz, PhD, CGP – President
Peter Millis, LCSW – President-elect
Moira Artigues, MD, CGP, PLLC – Treasurer
Esther Swim-Wright, LCSW – Secretary
Dan Darnell, PhD – Member at large
Russ Hopfenberg, PhD, CGP, FAGPA – Member at large
Frances Patton, LMFT, D.Min – Member at large
Brian Clougherty, MA, MDiv, NCC, LPC – Membership/Marketing Chair
Derek Easley, MSW, LCSW – Program Committee Chair
Joan C. Seiffert, LCSW, CGP, PLLC – Nominations Committee Chair
W. J. Casstevens, PhD, MSW, LCSW – IASWG NC Chapter liaison
OPEN – Membership/Marketing Chair