Board Meeting on August 30, 2020
Resolution Nr. 1
ALA Board decides to send a congratulatory message to the newly elected city government of Riga and tasks board president P. Blumbergs to carry out the correspondence.
Resolution No. 2
ALA Board supports the selected recipients of scholarships from the Education budget: Pauls Galiņš, Alexander Kenney, Sandija Linde, Jekaterina Šarigina, Erna Špele, Kristīne Zīriņa. Each will receive $2500 from the Miezīšu fond.
Resolution Nr. 3
The ALA board approves Liga Ejupe to coordinate the 2021 Summer internship program (Pavadi Vasaru Latvijā).
Resolution Nr. 4
Taking into the lack of storage space and display space at the Rockville museum, the ALA board agrees to allow Latvian Museum director Lilita Berga to begin the deaccession process of the excess items in the Rockville museum collection.
Resolution Nr. 5
The ALA board agrees to transfer $82,596.96 from the SunTrust bank account to the Raymond James Board Reserve fund #625 for the Century Bequest donation received from Julijs Vilde.
Resolution Nr. 6
The ALA board agrees to transfer excess funds from the Sun Trust account to maintain approximately $250,000 in cash at the bank and to have the ability to cover immediate cash flow needs.
Resolution Nr. 7
The ALA board accepts the financial reports (Statement of Financial Position and Budget vs Actual) as presented by the Treasurer without changes.
Resolution Nr. 8
The ALA board decides to send a letter of recognition to retiring Congressman John Shimkus for his longstanding support of the House Baltic Caucus.
Resolution Nr. 9
The ALA board decides to hold the 69th ALA Congress using a virtual format on October 23-24, 2020.
Resolution Nr. 10
The ALA Board approves the list of 43 candidates for the annual ALA recognition award. Names will be published after the November 18 celebrations.
Resolution No. 11
The ALA Board decides to support the Global Center for Latvian Art funding request with a donation of $8,000.
Resolution Nr. 12
The ALA board confirms the following candidates (see above) as individual member delegates for the 69th congress. (Please note that Indra Ekmanis was confirmed in a March resolution, but could not attend the postponed Congress.)
Resolution No. 13
The ALA board decides to support the Latvian National Opera Guild (LNOG) with $10,000 for the Hamlet production, which will be staged by the Latvian National Opera and will be presented in early 2022. For this donation, ALA will receive various sponsor “gifts” and advertisements from the LNOG, as well as exclusive access to the opera recording after the premiere, which ALA will offer to U.S. Latvian centers.