January 11, 2020 Board Meeting Summary

  1. We are very grateful to Susan for all her work and presence during her tenure as President.
  2. Spring Program with Jeff Georgi – planning continues. We are excited about our small group leaders, and we will include their names and experience in promotional materials.
    Esther and Russ are the co-chairs.
    Dates: April 17-18, 2020 – Friday/Saturday
    Title: ”Beyond Shame: Taking Another Look at Addiction.”
    Venue: ERUUF
  3. Financials: Pending the formal report, we continue to be in good standing.
  4. Our membership drive and contacting of lapsed members continues. We are grateful for Brian and all his efforts in this arena.
  5. Brian and Esther are working to resolve issues pertaining to approval of CEU hours for future workshops.
  6. We are working on a refund policy for our workshops.
  7. We will have a Fall 2020 Institute chaired by President Peter Millis in Asheville, NC. Planning is ongoing.
  8. We continue to discuss and emphasize diversity consciousness.
  9. We are considering a half-dozen articles on diversity and white privilege and fragility for future Zoom discussions.
  10. Our Mission Statement will be updated to include a stronger diversity statement.
  11. Our next Board meeting is Saturday, February 8, 2020 – 9:30am on Zoom.

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2020 Board Members:
Peter Millis, LCSW – President
Moira Artigues, MD, CGP, PLLC – Treasurer
Esther Swim-Wright, LCSW – Secretary (graphic designer/workshop registrar/historian)
Russ Hopfenberg, PhD, CGP, FAGPA – Member at large
Frances Patton, LMFT, D.Min – Member at large
Derek Easley, MSW, LCSW – Member at large
Brian Clougherty, MA, MDiv, NCC, LPC – Membership/Marketing Chair
Joan C. Seiffert, LCSW, CGP, PLLC