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AOA Conference Call
Thursday, October 27, 2011: Conference Call
Noon-1pm ET

Participants: JB Daukas, Gershen Abraham, Ann Hackett, Peter Bleyler, Gary Love, Mark Alperin,
Jeff Crowe, Kate Strayer-Benton, Belinda Chiu , Lynne Gaudet

Unavailable: Kiyoe Hashimoto

John "J.B." Daukas opened the conference call.

A motion was made and seconded to approve the August 18, 2011 AOA Executive Committee conference call minutes. The motion was unanimously approved.

Mark Alperin gave a report from the AOA Nominating Committee. The only person who is not eligible to run again is Lynne Gaudet. All of the other current Executive Committee members and officers were invited to run again in their current roles. They have all accepted and agreed to run again in 2012. Martha Beattie '76 has been invited to replace Lynne Gaudet as secretary-treasurer on the slate and she has accepted.

JB Daukas provided a report from the AOA Balloting Committee. He noted that the voting period will be March 14-April 11, 2012. The voting period will be posted online by November 16, 2011. The Ballot Committee agreed to allow the same word count limitations for both the AOA candidates' and the alumni trustee candidates' biographies and statements for the ballot insert as in the 2010 and 2011 elections. They also agreed to allow the same word count for candidates' bios and statements on the Vox the Vote website as there was for the 2010 and 2011 elections.

The Balloting Committee approved retaining True Ballot Inc as the election vendor for the 2012 election.

The Executive Committee discussed voter participation in AOA and trustee elections. JB Daukas will ask Pete Bleyler (who had to leave the call early) if he would review the voter participation statistics that had been placed on the Vox the Vote website during recent elections and then the AOA Executive Committee will discuss this topic again during the next Executive Committee conference call.

The next conference call of the Association of Alumni Executive Committee will occur between December 5th and 16th. JB Daukas and Lynne Gaudet will follow up with Executive Committee members regarding some potential dates.

The conference call was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,
Lynne Gaudet
Association of Alumni