THB Board of Directors Mtg. 1/18/15

AAUW Tar Heel Branch

Board of Directors Meeting

Held via conference call

January 18, 2015

Call to Order Virginia Adamson, THB member and consultant to the Board called the meeting to order at 3:30 p.m. on the conference call. She volunteered to act as Secretary.
Roll Call Present:

Virginia Adamson

Karla Atkinson

Diane Schneider

Lill Van Order

Christi Whitworth


Lyndee Champion Ivey

Chesney Reich

Introductions Each person introduced themselves so that Virginia could begin to recognize their voices. Virginia introduced herself as a new THB member and Past State President of BPW/NC. Many said that they wanted the branch to continue and believed it served a purpose in the state. Virginia had received no word from Lyndee or Chesney about their participation in the meeting.
Short Term Actions

Motion 1



Motion 2



  • Appoint Interim President: Karla confirmed that the bylaws allowed the Board to appoint an interim President. Karla moved and it was duly seconded that Christi Whitworth and Lill Van Order be appointed interim Co-Presidents to serve out the unexpired term of President (through June 30, 2015).
  • Nominating Committee: Karla moved and it was duly seconded that Christi Whitworth (as chair), Nancy Shoemaker and Virginia Adamson be appointed to the Nominating Committee to develop a slate for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. To hold elections the slate needs to be ready in mid-February if elections are to be held/concluded at the annual meeting.
  • Communications to the Branch members: Karla explained that she had agreed to make sure that information from the State and National would be forwarded to the members. With the appointment of interim Co-Presidents, they will take on the responsibility of communicating to the branch members, to AAUW NC President, and to have the email changed for National.
Seventh Year Assessment



There was discussion about what needed to be reviewed and what time line needed to be followed for changes to bylaws, policies, etc. Karla confirmed that the bylaws allow for a vote at the annual meeting. Virginia proposed a meeting on January 29 from 7-8:30 p.m. to have Doris Bernlohr and Nancy Shoemaker provide a background on the beginnings of the branch. Subsequent meetings will be scheduled to work on the assessment. Karla agreed to provide links or copies of the bylaws, policies and other pertinent documents to the board members. Other topics to be considered as proposed by Virginia in the call to the meeting were:

  • Review purpose/mission
  • Strategy work on future of THB
  • Possible bylaws changes needed
  • Standard operating procedures for the Board
Adjournment Meeting adjourned at 4:55 p.m.
Virginia Adamson

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