MEETING MINUTES – May 10, 2018

West Michigan Counseling Association

Minutes

Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 7:30 – 9:00am

KISD; Board Room

2930 Knapp Street NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525

 

  • Call to Order – 7:40am
  • Approval of Minutes – March 8, 2017
  • Officer Reports
    1. President – Kasey Hagler – New members joining us today. Fall members 2018
    2. Past President – Shawn Bultsma – Had badges to pass on.
    3. President Elect – Anne Harig – N/A
    4. Treasurer – Dave Witucki – N/A
    5. Membership – Renee Hartman – Will work on getting the 2018-2019 application out the first week of August.
    6. Secretary – Angela Pulera – Nothing to report.
    7. Newsletter – Nathan Hansen – Last meeting with the board. Call/email if you need anything.
      • Side note: If any of the board members know of anyone who might be interested in serving on the board and working on the newsletter, please let Kasey know.
    8. Reps at Large – Eric Kelliher – N/A, Diane Schroeder- Nothing to report.
    9. Community Liaison – Matt Johnson – N/A – New member to serve this role. Anthony is our new community liaison. Wedgwood.
    10. Grade Level
      • High School
        • Ken Parker – 3 county initiative regarding “soft skills.” Districts are going to want to see this evaluation on transcripts. If not on transcripts, on student’s EDPs. Ken is on the committee.  KCTC does this as well.
        • Lacy Otteman – West Ottawa has these “soft skill” scores on their transcript. “Pride Score” They market these scores as employability skills.
      • Middle School – MaryAnne Harris, Deanna DiPonio – N/A
      • Elementary – Hillary DeRidder, Judy Bouley – union is fighting for more support. They have lost social work as well.
        • Shawn says to check out House Bill 5874.
    11. Grad Student Rep – Trisha Wallace –

Old Business

  1. Spring Banquet – Fantastic!
  2. Website update – We purchased the hosting, transferred the domain name to the new host. Our old website is our “new” website! Ashley will be returning and will continue to update the website. Started a Google Drive and has all the electronic files from the old website, new pictures, new files etc…
  3. SCECHs for Board – Turning documents in this week. Bri should have these uploaded by mid June.

New Business

  1. New Board members
  2. 2018/19 Schedule
  3. Fall conference

2018-19 SCHEDULE

  • Sept. 6, 2018 – Board Meeting, KISD
  • Oct. 4, 2018 – Board Meeting, KISD
  • October – TBD Fall Conference
  • Nov. 8, 2018 – Board Meeting, KISD
  • Jan. 10, 2019 – Board Meeting, KISD
  • Feb. 14, 2019 – Winter Conference, KISD
  • March 7, 2019 – Board Meeting, KISD
  • April 19, 2019 – Spring Banquet, Downtown Market
  • May 9, 2019 – Board Meeting, KISD

2018/19 WMCA Board

  • President: Anne Harig (2020)
  • President-Elect: Judy Bouley (2021)
  • Past-President: Kasey Hagler (2019)
  • Treasurer: Dave Witucki (2019)
  • Secretary: Angie Pulera (2020)
  • High School Representative: Lacy Otteman (2020)
  • High School Representative: Ken Parker (2019)
  • Middle School Representative: Deanna DiPonio (2019)
  • Middle School Representative: MaryAnn Harris (2020)
  • Elementary School Representative: Hillary DeRidder (2019)
  • Elementary School Representative: OPEN (2020)
  • Representative at Large: Diane Schroeder (2019)
  • Representative at Large: Eric Kelliher (2020)
  • Community Liaison: Anthony Muller (appointed)
  • Marketing/Advertising: Dori Castignola (appointed)
  • Membership: Renee Hartman (appointed)
  • MCA Governing Council Representative: HOLD
  • Website: Ashley VanBemmelen (appointed)
  • WMCA Historian: Kasey Hagler (appointed)
  • Graduate Student Representative: LeAnne Lazar (appointed)

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