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Construction Law & Public Contracts

A Section of the Virginia State Bar.

Meeting minutes - November 3, 2006

VIRGINIA STATE BAR CONSTRUCTION LAW AND PUBLIC CONTRACTS SECTION
BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETING
November 3, 2006 at 7:30 a.m.
Virginia State Bar Building Richmond, Virginia

I. CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 7:30 a.m. by Elaine Jordan, Chair. The following members of the Board of Governors were present: Jordan, Mauck, McGrath, Metz, Barkley, Rosser, Rephan, Howley, Marston, Pritts, St. Ours, Burch and Smith. The following additional individuals participated in the meeting: Link Christin from the VACLE, Roy Mitchell and William DeVan. Kozak and Alderman were unable to participate.
 
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The Minutes of the September 21, 2006 Meeting in Richmond, Virginia were unanimously approved.
 
III. MEMBERSHIP AND FINANCIAL REPORT
It was reported that the section has money available to perform projects and mailings. The section currently has 734 members, while last year the number was about 700. A copy of the attorneys who were members last year, but did not sign up this year, was distributed.
 
IV. FALL PROGRAM 2006
Mr. Barkley, Mr. Pritts and Mr. Devan served on the committee to prepare the Fall program. It was reported that approximately 120 are signed up for the program. Mr. Christin discussed the plan to increase the number of sponsorships and introduce exhibitors to the next program. He was asked to submit a plan for the board to review.
 
V. FALL SEMINAR-2007
The chair announced that the committee recommended that the Fall 2007 seminar be moved to Kings Mill. After discussion, it was decided to move the program for one year and see how it works out. Mr. Christian will make the arrangements and report to the Board.
 
VI. HANDBOOK COMMITTEE
Mr. St. Ours and Mr. Marston discussed the results of the survey, which indicated that the CD was well received. The decision was made to continue review of the CD and to continue publishing the CD for the present. The thought was to prepare the summaries earlier.
 
VII. SUMMER PROGRAM
Mr. Howley is to work on preparing a topic for the program. The chair reported that the section will combine with the Local Government Section on a program. The possibility of a program on Building Officials and Building Codes was discussed.
 
VIII. NEWSLETTER COMMITTEE
Mr. Howley and Mr. Metz reported the newsletter has been mailed and should be arriving soon. It was suggested the Newsletter should be mailed by April 1 to advertise the Summer Program and by September 1 to advertise the Fall Program.
 
IX. PUBLICATIONS COMMMITTEE
The dedicated issue was well received and went out as scheduled. The board thanked Mr. Rosser and Mr. Barkley, and the authors, for their efforts to make this happen.
 
X. SECTION WEBSITE
Ms. Burch reported that the web site will be updated to list the current board and will be reviewed to determine what other materials should be added.
 
XI. COMMITTEE STRUCTURE
The Chair announced appointments to the six committees of the board. Other members of the section indicating interest were added to the committees. The committees and appointments thereto are contained on the attached sheet.
 
XI. NEXT MEETING
The next meeting will take place in April at a date to be determined.
 
XII. ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to come before the meeting, the meeting was adjourned at approximately 8:20 a.m.
Richard F. Smith, Secretary
APPROVED: Elaine Jordan, Chair