2017 Annual Meeting


Annual Meeting, Chippewa Valley Civil Liberties Union (CVCLU)

Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Eau Claire, WI

November 2, 2017

Members in attendance: 44

President Ann Heywood called the meeting to order at 6:10 pm.

1. President Heywood welcomed CVCLU members, and CVCLU Board members introduced themselves. President Heywood introduced visiting guests from the ACLU-WI: Molly Collins, Emilio De Torre, Elliott Garb, Gary Lesperance, and Mary Jo McBrearty.

2. The minutes of the October 27, 2016 annual meeting were approved as distributed.

3. Treasurer John Wiltrout reported a checking balance of $669.73 and a savings balance of $5.01. President Heywood passed around a jar for donations.

4. ACLU-WI Executive Director Chris Ott and Development Director Kristen Hansen introduced themselves.

5. CVCLU members discussed proposed amendments to chapter bylaws.

· Article 1. Name change approved without dissent

· Article V. Section 1 change. Approved without dissent.

· Article VI. Approved without dissent.

· Article VI. Section 2c. + new additions. Approved without dissent.

· Article VI. Section 2d. Approved without dissent.

· Article VII. Section 2. Approved without dissent.

· Article VII. Section 3. Approved without dissent.

· Article X. Approved without dissent.

· There was a motion to amend the bylaw concerning the age of student representatives. The motion was to strike the language “under the age of 26.” The motion was seconded. The motion was approved without dissent.

6. The CVCLU held elections for new Board members.

· The candidates were Mohammed Alasagherin, Selika Ducksworth-Lawton, and Ann Heywood. There were no nominations from the floor.

· 24 ballots were cast, and all three candidates were elected to serve on the Board.

7. Heywood reported on a new document produced by the Board, “A History of the ACLU-WI Chippewa Valley Chapter, 1967-2017.”

· Member Sue Gordon requested that a copy of the document be given to the Chippewa Valley Museum.

· Board member Selika Duckworth-Lawton suggested that the CVCLU might sponsor an internship for public history students at UW-Eau Claire.

8. Discussion about CVCLU goals and activities was tabled to stay on schedule for the program to follow.

9. President Heywood announced that the sign-up sheets for volunteer involvement were available upstairs in the church sanctuary.

10. The meeting adjourned at 6:51 pm. Members were invited to the church sanctuary for the program with ACLU-WI speakers Molly Collins and Emilio De Torre.

Respectfully submitted,

David Shih, Secretary