Maine Career Development Association

Minutes from the June 26th, 2009 meeting (pending approval at June 2010 meeting)

I.President Judy Danielson called the meeting to order at 12:45 PM, welcoming those attending the annual MCDA conference.  In lieu of taking time to make a formal report, she encouraged those present to read her letter, located in the conference packet.  Judy thanked and introduced the Executive Board Members of MCDA and Conference Planning Committee. A special thank you was given to Heather Basset and The Employment Times for their continued support in advertizing this annual event.  Judy noted that our morning speaker, John Dorrer from the Department of Labor has challenged all of us to become more involved in policy making related to career development. Anyone with ideas can include them on the conference evaluation form, and/or contact any MCDA Board member.

II. The minutes of the June 2008 Annual Meeting were approved as written.
III. Treasurer Bev Bayer presented the Treasurer’s Report. The organization is in solid fiscal shape. Bev plans to retire from the position of Treasurer. Anyone interested in the position may speak with her.  The Treasurer’s Report was approved as presented.
IV. Tom Novak presented the Membership Report. There are currently 79 paid members of MCDA, with several more memberships to process as a result of today’s conference. Our goal is to have 100 members. The $10 annual dues is reasonable, and helps to support things like organizing the annual conference and fall workshop, and maintaining our website,  which everyone should regularly check for information about coming events, career development news, things happening on the national front, and more.

V. Jim Peacock, Past-President, and Bev Bayer, Treasurer, presented plaques of recognition and appreciation to outgoing President Judy Danielson and Secretary Jill Barlow-Kelley.
VI. Judy introduced officers for the next two-year term. Bev Bayer will continue as Treasurer. Karen McGrady a teacher in RSU 19 will become Secretary, and Merle Davis, Program Specialist at the Maine Department of Labor takes over as President. Judy will continue to serve the Board as Past-President, and happily handed over Presidential duties to Merle.
VII. Nancy Gibson and Jim Peacock announced that Friday, November 20 is the date of the Fall Workshop. Based on recommendation from last year’s annual conference and fall workshop, the theme this November is combining the Strong and Meyers-Briggs assessments for career development. The cost of the workshop will be kept as low as possible.
VIII. Merle invited those present to participate in an open forum. There being no takers, the meeting was adjourned at 1:10 PM.

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