The meeting opened at …US 9pmEST, …..1 am GMT……..12 noon Australian EST.
Item 2: Members Present:
Lynn Jackson (Chair)(Canada)
Peter Ashley (UK)
Christine Bryden (Australia)
Sandy Cramer (US)
Morris Friedell (US)
Shirl Garnett (Australia)
Allan Gibb (New Zealand)
Heather Hutcherson (US)
Chuck Jackson (US)
Jeanne Lee (US)
Mary Lockhart (US)
Tracey Mobley (US)
Carole Mulliken (US)
Judy Robbe (Brazil)
Larry Rose (US)
Ben Stevens (US)
Elaine Wright (Canada)
Note taker: Paul Bryden (Australia)
Item 3: Agenda
On the motion of Lynn Jackson seconded by Carole Mulliken, the Agenda as circulated was adopted.
Item 4: Adoption of Previous Minutes
On the motion of Mary Lockhart, seconded by Shirl Garnett, the Minutes of the 2004 AGM were adopted as circulated.
Item 5: Reports to the AGM from the President and Directors
The Reports were adopted on the motion of Carole Mulliken, seconded by Elaine Wright.
Item 6: Nominations for the Board for 2005
The nominations for Director were as follows:
Peter Ashley, Sandy Cramer, Lynn Jackson, Morris Friedell, Shirl Garnett, Alan Gibb, Candy Harrison – Pat Rickert, Jeanne Lee, Mary Lockhart, James MacKillop, Carole Mulliken, Judy Robbe, Charles Schneider.
There being 13 nominations for 13 vacant positions, the nominees were elected unopposed on the motion of Lynn Jackson, seconded by Mary Lockhart.
Item 7: Other Business
Participants considered a proposal to appoint Regional Vice Presidents responsible for oversighting, developing and fostering DASNI activities, and expanding Membership in each of the regions of the Americas, Europe and Oceania. It was felt that this could usefully address some practical issues which DASNI faced, and that three regions would be a good start.
The three regions should be represented on the Board (as they are currently) but there was no present need to limit the number of Board Members from any particular region, although this issue might need to be addressed in the future.
Participants agreed that DASNI appoint Regional Vice Presidents responsible for oversighting, developing and fostering DASNI activities in each of the regions of the Americas, Europe and Oceania.
Carole Mulliken moved that the Board look into the possibility of staggered appointments, say one, two and three years, rather than the full Board being elected on an annual basis, in order to provide continuity.
Participants noted the need for DASNI to provide a warm and nurturing environment if it is to work.
Members were informed that a larger link to DASNI had been arranged on the Yahoo main page.
At that point, in light of time constraints (the meeting had been in progress 90 minutes) the Chair adjourned the AGM.