NEW MEXICO COURT REPORTERS ASSOCIATION CONVENTION

BUSINESS MEETING MINUTES

SANDIA RESORT AND CASINO ALBUQUERQUE

APRIL 1, 2017

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:

Annette Aragon, Past President

Robin Brazil, President

Deb Williams, President Elect

Melanie Lucero, Treasurer

Tillie Tafoya, Secretary

Julianne Beatty, Central Board Member

Augustina Martinez, Northern Board Member

Jamie Sanchez Lopez, Southern Board Member

 

Also present:

Linda McSwain, NCRA representative

Lora Zachek, NMCRA administrator

 

 

Robin Brazil calls business meeting to order

 

Robin recognizes and thanks people:

  • ·        The board of directors
  • ·        NCRA rep, Linda McSwain
  • ·        Bev Schleimer - Realtime reality check presentation
  • ·        Chris LaCounte -  CPR presentation
  • ·        Mark Kislingbury – Write short/write smart presentation
  • ·        Vendors
  • ·        Student members
  • ·        People who have sponsored students to attend convention

 

APPROVAL OF 04/02/16 BUSINESS MEETING MINUTES

Motion by Jan Williams to approve April 2, 2016, business meeting minutes

Second by Mary Seal

Motion carried

 

Approval of 2017 treasurer’s report

Motion by Bev Schleimer

Second by Deb Williams

Motion carried

 

Robin opens floor to any old business:

Is there a certain amount of gifting to law firms or their staff in the bylaws?

  • ·        Determined from the floor that it’s a CCR board issue
  • ·        Mary Loughran reads rule from New Mexico Code of Professional Ethics Advisory Opinion 1998 Number 1 from the CCR Board regarding gifts:  $25 at a time $50 total for the year

 

Ron Blasing asks how did we save 66% at this convention from last year.  Mary Seal explains.

  • ·        There were leftover expenses from 2015 that were not accounted for
  • ·        2015 attributed to the 2016 convention
  • ·        Robin adds it costs more for a casino convention
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Robin recognizes three people that have passed away in the last year in the court reporting community:

  • ·         Thomas Garret, Kay Proctor, Betty Lanphere

 

Robin recognizes court reporters who volunteered at depo school

 

Robin suggests re-designation of board member titles.  Board members are at present designated as northern, central, and southern. Re-designate to “board member one, board member two, and board member three” to eliminate geographic designation.

  • ·        Re-designation of board members is an NCRA board member decision

 

Robin opens floor for any volunteers or nominations for president elect:

Motion by Deb Williams to nominate Dawn Redwine for president elect by acclimation

Second by Ron Blasing by acclimation

 

Motion to close nominations for president elect by Mary Seal

Second by Suzan Smith

Approved

 

Mary moves that Dawn Redwine be elected president elect by acclimation

Second by Bev Schleimer

Approved

 

Robin opens floor for any volunteers or nominations for treasurer:

  • ·        Robin said Kathy Townsend would fill role if no others are willing
  • ·        Teresa Torrez volunteers for treasurer

 

Mary nominates Kathy Townsend for treasurer

Second by Bev Schleimer

Mary withdraws nomination of Kathy Townsend for treasurer

 

Suzan Smith nominates Teresa Torrez as treasurer

Second by Ron Blasing

Approved

 

Deb nominates Allison Ash-Hoyman for board member

Second by Mary

 

Bev moves to close nomination for board member

Second by Mary

Approved

 

Allison Ash-Hoyman for board member approved

 

Linda McSwain honors members of the NMCRA

Thanks members whose terms are ending:

  • ·        Julie Beatty
  • ·        Annette Aragon
  • ·        Melanie Lucero

 

Welcomes New Board member, Allison Ash-Hoyman, and welcomes two board members continuing, Jamie Lopez and Tina Martinez

  • ·        Allison Ash-Hoyman duly installed

 

Linda McSwain thanks outgoing president, Robin Brazil, and welcomes her to the office of immediate past president

From Bev Schleimer:  Linda McSwain pins Robin with “immediate past president” pin.

 

Linda McSwain welcomes incoming treasurer, Teresa Torrez

  • ·        Teresa Torrez duly installed

 

Welcomes Tillie Tafoya as continuing secretary

 

 

 

Welcomes Dawn Redwine as president elect.  Mary Seal serving as proxy

  • ·        Dawn Redwine duly installed

 

Welcomes Debra Williams as President

  • ·        Debra Williams duly installed

 

All board members stand to be welcomed

 

Robin thanks Linda McSwain as NCRA rep

 

Mary moves to close business meeting

Second by Deb

Approved

 

 

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