Monday, August 4, 2014

Steering Committee Meeting Minutes (7.14.2014)



Minutes from July 14, 2014 Meeting

1.      Steering Committee Roster

Present: Nick Holmes, Tom Dunn, Kelsey Funes, Scott Griffith and Tony Lehman.

Others Participating: Joe Imperiale, Rob Ruesch and Nancy Holtz. 

2.      Approval of Minutes from June Meeting

The minutes from the June meeting were approved.

3.      Chair’s Report

Nick gave a short report on the Forum Planning Retreat which was held on June 26-28, 2014.

4.      “Concepts List” for Division 1 Programs and/or Publications

The first draft of the Concepts List was discussed and additional suggestions were made (copy attached).  Please send Nick any additional ideas you have for possible programs.

5.      Reports from Division 1 Standing Committees

Tony reported that a push is on to update and improve the division web pages as they are one of the primary ways we can introduce ourselves to potential members and to keep our current members advised on what we are doing.  This will be a topic for discussion at the August meeting.

 The Forum is also investigating the use of Prezi to replace PowerPoint.

 Tom reported on the new member directory that is available in PDF format.  This will be updated regularly; it is important for everyone to log on to the ABA web site and review their contact information to make sure it is accurate and up to date.

6.      Planning for the Fall Meeting (October 16 and 17, 2014.  Chicago)

Nick confirmed that the Division 1 Planning Retreat will be held from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in conjunction with the Forum’s Fall Meeting in Chicago.  All members of Division 1 are invited to attend and participate.

Tony reported that the Division Program for Chicago is still on track.  He will make sure sufficient time is left for attendees to network after the program.

Rob Ruesch led a discussion on the Division 1 social event which will be held on Thursday evening.  A number of divisions are planning to hold a joint sit down dinner.  The consensus is that we would prefer to have a separate event that is not a sit down dinner so we have more flexibility in socializing and networking.  Rob will report back on possible venues.

7.      Construction Litigation Checklists Project

The steering committee discussed Jason Rodgers-da Cruz’s proposal regarding construction litigation checklists.  Jason was unable to attend this month’s call due to a scheduling conflict.  Nick will touch base with Jason and the steering committee will discuss further at a future meeting.

8.      Next Steering Committee Meeting:

Our next meeting will be held on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 3:00 PM EDT


Respectfully submitted,


                                                                                    Nick Holmes,

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