Clare Gaynor Willis

  • CALL Position: CALL Vice President/President-Elect, 2016-2017; Mentorship & Leadership Development Committee, Co-Chair, 2015-2016; CALL Secretary, 2013-2015

November 2014 Business Meeting Round-Up

CALL held its second Business Meeting of the year at Tortoise Club, 350 N. State St. on November 20, 2014.  President Margaret Schilt called the meeting to order at noon and praised the Meetings Committee for finding a great new venue.  Margaret then welcomed several new members.

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CALL Leadership Training Day

By Clare Gaynor Willis, CALL Secretary, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
cwillis@kentlaw.iit.edu

CALL Board members and committee chairs met at DLA Piper on August 7, 2014 for CALL’s annual leadership training session. CALL President Margaret Schilt started the meeting by reporting on her experiences at the AALL Chapter Leadership Summit, Chapter Leadership Training, and business meeting of the Council of Chapter Presidents. Margaret shared what she learned about leadership from the presenter at the chapter summit, Mark Levin. She told the group that Levin emphasized finding ways to use a member’s unique skills even if the volunteer opportunity does not match the usual model of a year-long project or commitment. Margaret said Levin also stressed asking people personally and thanking members for their service.

Those present had several ideas on how to achieve those goals. People liked the idea of spreading out commitments over the course of the year, noting that CALL committee work is often front-loaded in the beginning of the CALL year. Several members wanted CALL to emphasize how involvement with CALL would help members at their jobs. Margaret then noted all of the different ways that CALL already succeeds as an organization: strong chapter identity, quality programming, affiliation, and strength of spokespeople who speak for CALL in larger forums. Continue reading CALL Leadership Training Day

CALL Executive Board Minutes, August 2014

2014-2015 CALL EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
AALL Headquarters, 105 W. Adams St., Suite 3300 (enter on Clark St.)
August 19, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Board Members Present: Maribel Nash, Robert Martin, Stephanie Crawford, Clare Willis, Jamie Sommer, Julie Pabarja, Margaret Schilt

Board Members Absent: none

Guests: Eugene Giudice, co-chair Mentorship and Leadership Development Committee, Scott Vanderlin and Sam Wertime, co-chairs Continuing Education Committee, and Beth Schubert, co-chair Meetings Committee.

Summary:

Treasurer’s report (Section IV):
1. Harris Bank balance as of May 31, 2014: $25,660.33
2. Net income, May 31, 2014: -$1,488.46
3. Membership numbers to May 31, 2014: 306 (41 new members, 265 renewals)

1. Harris Bank balance as of June 30, 2014: $29,789.08
2. Net income, June 30, 2014: $2,208.75
3. Membership numbers to date to June 30, 2014: 175 (7 new members, 168 renewals)

1. Harris Bank balance as of July 31, 2014: $30,320.66
2. Net income, July 31, 2014: -$53.08
3. Membership numbers to July 31, 2014: 219 (8 new members, 211 renewals)

Significant Actions: none.

Executive Board Meeting Minutes: March, April, May 2014

Complete, up-to-date CALL Board meeting minutes are available on the CALL website .

March 2014 CALL Executive Board Meeting

  • AALL Headquarters, 105 W. Adams St., Suite 3300 (enter on Clark St.)
  • March 11, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Board Members Present: Pam Cipkowski, Barry Herbert, JoAnn Hounshell, Maribel Nash, Margaret Schilt, Jamie Sommer, Clare Willis Continue reading Executive Board Meeting Minutes: March, April, May 2014