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August 18, 2011: Conference Call

Participants: John "JB" Daukas, Gary Love, Mark Alperin, Ann Fritz Hackett, Kiyoe Hashimoto, Gersh Abraham, Kate Strayer-Benton, Lynne Gaudet, Jeff Crowe, Pete Bleyler

Unavailable: Belinda Chiu

A motion was made and seconded to approve the June 22, 2011 minutes. The motion was unanimously approved.

Update on Nominating and Alumni Trustee Search Committee and the Alumni Council vote on the number of alumni to nominate per trustee vacancy in the 2012 election?Lynne Gaudet reported on action taken by the Alumni Council Executive Committee to approve the July 18, 2011 recommendation of the Nominating and Alumni Trustee Search Committee that the Alumni Council put forward one candidate per alumni trustee vacancy, for a total of three candidates, on the alumni trustee 2012 ballot. The Council's Executive Committee unanimously approved that recommendation subsequent to which the Nominating Committee chair and the Council's president drafted an email and resolution to all 120 voting members of the Alumni Councilor. The three-week voting deadline on this resolution concludes September 2, 2011.

Association of Alumni Nominating Committee ?JB Daukas explained the function of the Association Executive Committee's Nominating Committee and asked that persons interested in serving contact him by email.

Association of Alumni Ballot Committee?JB explained the function of the Balloting Committee on which the president serves with 3 other members of the Executive Committee. Persons interested in serving on this committee were asked to contact JB by email.

New Business
A discussion pertaining to voting participation in alumni elections followed. JB asked interested Executive Committee members to email him their ideas and whether or not they interested in forming an ad hoc committee on this topic.

The next call of the full committee will be scheduled for some time in October. Lynne Gaudet will email committee members the Vox the Vote links for recent elections. The meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,
Lynne Gaudet
Secretary Treasurer