LACC Executive Committee meeting minute

Meeting date : April 28, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Location : LA City Club, 555 S Flower St

 

  1. Attendance

Name

Titel

Present

Amb. Zerihun Retta Shumye

Dean

Y

Hon. Michal Sedlacek

First Vice Dean

Excused

Hon. Finbar Hill

Second Vice Dean

Excused

Hon. Daiva Navarrete

Treasurer

Y

Hon. Lorna Johnson

Member at Large

Y

Hon. Liliana Cino

Member at Large

Y

Hon. Abdelhak Saoud

Member at Large

Excused

Hon. Abdulla Al-Saboosi

Member at Large

Y

Hon. Umar Hadi

Member at Large

Y

Hon. Ninda

Member at Large

Excused

Hon. Raife Gülru Gezer

Member at Large

Y

Amb Rudi Veestraeten

Secretary

Y

 

  1. Minutes of the Executive Committee meeting of March 30

The minutes have been approved with no alterations.

  1. Minutes of the Annual General Assembly

The updated minutes are now approved with no further alterations and can be circulated among general LACC members.

  1. Future events

Original tentative schedule:

Date

Organisation

E.C. member in charge

April 23

LACMA

Michael Sedlacek

May 28

Sheila Kuehl, Supervisor 3rd District

Lorna Johnson

June 25

Reagan Library

Daiva Navarrete

September 24

Milken Institute ?

Finbar Hill

October 29

L.A. County Sheriff

Finbar Hill

The schedule has been reviewed, in particular since Supervisor Sheila Kuehl will not be available on the proposed dates (May 26 or June 1 through 5), as follows and with addition of the cost of the next two events::

Date

Organisation

E.C. member in charge

May 28

Kamala Harris, CA Attorney General

Tentative – LA City Club, $50

Lorna Johnson

June 25

Reagan Library, $65

Daiva Navarrete

September 24

Milken Institute

Finbar Hill

October 29

L.A. County Sheriff

Finbar Hill

Furthermore, the Executive Committee has decided to start scheduling the next event for November, December and January. The Secretary will circulate a draft schedule in the coming days.

  1. Informative AGM

The E.C. has decided to organize an extraordinary and informative AGM on June 25. The goal is to better reach out to the LACC general members. The schedule for that day will be:

11:15 am AGM (at the Reagan Library)

12:00 pm Lunch

12:30 pm Keynote speech by John Heubusch, Executive Director

1:00 pm Visit of the Reagan Library

The agenda of the AGM will be as follows:

- Presentation of the Executive Committee

- Presentation of the website

- Survey of the tentative events

- Q&A about future events and speakers.

The invitation to the AGM will include a call for proposals for events and speakers by all LACC members beforehand, to facilitate the discussion during the AGM.

  1. Website LACC

The proposals for adaptation of the website, as submitted by the Dean and the Secretary, are approved. The Secretary will request a quote from the webmaster for some changes, for approval on a future E.C. A calendar will be added for publication of National Days and limited other events (such as film festivals), by the website managers and on the request of a Consulate General.

The E.C. also decides to make the minutes of the E.C. meetings available to all LACC members on the website (restricted pages for members only).

Finally, the E.C. decides to generalize the sending of Verbal Notes through the LACC address lists on the request of a Head of Mission.

  1. Review of the By-laws

This point of the agenda was not discussed in the meeting because we have not received the necessary information to do so.

Los Angeles, April 28, 2015.