Category Archives: CALL Executive Board

President’s Letter

Greetings CALL Colleagues,

We are at that time of the year where we feel pulled in two directions.  Trying to squeeze every last bit of relaxation we can into the final weeks of summer while also sprinting into fall, preparing for new students and new associates.  The tension between those tasks feels even more precarious this year as we factor in our “return to work” plans.  Are we going back to the office? How often? What will it look like? One thing we have gotten very good at over the past year is not only making plans, but also making contingency plans and maybe contingencies to those plans too.  The What Ifs loom large over all of our heads, which can be a source of stress, but I am choosing to look at this time as a source of opportunity. Continue reading President’s Letter

CALL Executive Board Meeting Minutes – May 2021

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 9:00am via Conference Call

Board Members Present: Jamie Sommer, Tom Keefe, Megan Butman, Mandy Lee, Jessie LeMar, and Philip Johnson

Board Members Absent: Lindsey Carpino

Guests: Incoming board members Scott Vanderlin, Sarah Andeen, and Carrie Port

Significant Actions: None

Treasurer’s Report (Section IV)

  • Harris Balance as of May 10, 2021 – $14,835
  • Membership numbers to date – 213

CALL Executive Board Meeting Minutes – April 2021

April 13, 2021 at 8:30 a.m.

Board Members Present: Lindsey Carpino, Jamie Sommer, Tom Keefe, Megan Butman, Mandy Lee, Jessie LeMar, and Philip Johnson

Board Members Absent: None

Significant Actions: The board approved extending the implementation of the strategic plan through May 2023.

Treasurer’s Report

  • Harris Balance as of February 8, 2021 – $14,960
  • Membership numbers to date – 213

 

2021-2022 Executive Board Candidates

The CALL Nominations and Elections Committee is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the election of the Board of Directors for the 2021-2022 CALL year:

Vice President/President-Elect

                              

       Shari Berkowitz Duff                                                  Scott Vanderlin                                Jones Day                                                      University of Chicago

Secretary

                                                     

         Sarah Andeen                                                          Mike McMillan                         Chapman Cutler LLP                                  McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Director

                                          Patricia Scott

                  Carrie Port                                                               Patricia Scott              Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom           Loyola University Chicago

Thank you to committee members Eugene Giudice, Todd Ito, and Julie Melvin for their assistance in putting together the slate, and thank you to all of the members who submitted nominees.

The candidates will be introduced to the membership during the November Business Meeting today. More information about the election process and the candidates’ bios and statements will be made available soon.

 

CALL Executive Board Meeting Minutes – August 2020

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 8:30 a.m.

Board Members Present: Lindsey Carpino, Jamie Sommer, Tom Keefe, Megan Butman, Mandy Lee, Jessie LeMar, and Philip Johnson

Board Members Absent: None

Significant Actions: None

Guests: None

Treasurer’s Report (Section IV)

  • The financial report is pending an in-person meeting at the bank to transfer account information to Tom.
  • Membership numbers to date – These are pending the collection of renewal checks and cleaning up deferred renewals, i.e. those paid for by check, in Neon.

 

CALL Executive Board Meeting Minutes – October 2020

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:30 a.m.

Board Members Present: Lindsey Carpino, Jamie Sommer, Tom Keefe, Megan Butman, Mandy Lee, Jessie LeMar, and Philip Johnson

Board Members Absent: None

Significant Actions: None

Guests: Clare Willis (Membership Committee), Jesse Bowman (Community Service Committee), Todd Hillmer & Debbie Ginsberg (Continuing Education Committee)

Treasurer’s Report (Section IV)

  • We have about $4,000 more in the checking account than this time last year.
  • Membership numbers to date – We currently have 152 paid members and 20 deferred members.

2020-21 Budget – Lindsey, Tom, and Jamie met in September to discuss the budget, which they based on last year’s and projections for this year. The budget was unanimously approved.

CALL Executive Board Meeting Minutes – September 2020

Tuesday, September 8, 2020; 8:30 a.m.

Board Members Present: Lindsey Carpino, Jamie Sommer, Tom Keefe, Megan Butman, Mandy Lee, Jessie LeMar, and Philip Johnson

Board Members Absent: None

Significant Actions: None

Guests: Eugene Giudice and Carrie Port (Meetings Committee)

Treasurer’s Report (Section IV)

  • Tom is a signer on the account now and was able to visit the PO box to pick up renewal checks.
    • BMO Checking: $16,906
    • BMO Savings: $20,820
  • Membership numbers to date – Reconciling membership numbers in Neon should be done soon.