The minutes from the March meeting were approved as amended.
Treasurer's Report: Anita reported that the money market balance was $3512.75 as of March 7. There is $4332.54 in the checking account and $76.85 in savings. There are currently 111 members. A copy of the treasurer's report is appended to the Secretary's copy of the minutes.
One outstanding issue is Ralph Ferragamo, the Keynote speaker, would like his honorarium be given to support a student organization. Peggy felt he is very flexible on how the money be spent as long as it goes to assist students. After discussion of several options it was decided that the LAUNC-CH Professional Development Committee be given the responsibility of awarding this money to UNC-CH SILS students. It should be used to help them attend the LAUNC-CH conference in the coming two years. The Committee can decide the details of how the scholarships will be awarded.
Peggy also reported that 57 people applied for conference fee reimbursement through UNC-CH Human Resources. This includes only two problem situations, but Peggy feels the problems should be worked out soon.
Newsletter Editors: Geneva reported that the next Newsletter should be out soon. She also reported that Lynn Eades suggested the bylaws include the duties of the Newsletter editor(s). Lynn provided suggested wording for inclusion in the bylaws for the Board to review. It was noted that responsibility for managing the web page should also be included. Changes to the bylaws will be discussed at the May meeting. It was suggested that there be two or more editors with staggered two year appointments. The duties of the editors should be specifically defined. It was also mentioned that the bylaws be renumbered, with the editor section becoming number two. It will be somewhat challenging to find a good place for the duties of the editors since it is not a standing committee.
Professional Development: Hsi-Chu was not present. Brenda reminded everyone that the Research Forum is May 16. Board members are encouraged to bring a contribution to the forum.
Professional Welfare: Libby said she didn't have anything to report. She did mention that Caroline Hamby recently passed away. A card will be sent to her family.
Program Committee: Frieda reported that there are no programs planned for May.
The next meeting will be on May 14 at the Planning Library
The minutes were taped by Anita Booth, and typed by Sandra Dyer.