Board Meeting on December 1-3, 2017
Resolution Nr. 1
The ALA board charges the Finance committee to develop guidelines to establish a new American/Latvian economic collaboration fund and to present these guidelines at the March 2018 board meeting.
Resolution Nr. 2
The ALA board accepts the financial reports (Statement of Financial Position and Budget vs Actual) as presented by the Treasurer.
Resolution Nr. 3
The ALA board accepts to transfer the coordination of the permanently restricted Anderson Scholarship Fund from the Education office to the Cooperation with Latvia office.
Resolution Nr. 4
The ALA board supports the initiative to host training sessions for the voting station managers for the 10-6-2018 election prior to the ALA 67th Congress by budgeting up to $15,000 to cover the participants’ travel and lodging expenses.
Resolution Nr. 5
The ALA board supports the initiative to rebuild and modernize the ALA website by budgeting up to $5,000 for the project.
Resolution Nr. 6
The ALA board supports the initiative to rebuild and modernize the ALA Member data Base by budgeting up to $10,000 for the project.
Resolution No. 7
The ALA board resolves to establish a new membership level called “Namejs” for those who donate $5,000.
Resolution No. 8
The ALA board resolves to discontinue participation in the Combined Federal Campaign because registration costs exceed the donations received.
Resolution No. 9
The ALA board grants permission to Latvian Television (LTV) to air the new video documenting the ALA summer internship program entitled “Izmēģinājums.”
Resolution No. 10
The ALA board resolves to allow the Cultural office director to disperse requests up to $2,000 from the Centennial Fund. Requests of $2,001 – $5,000 will require the approval of the Centennial committee. Requests over $5,000 will require board approval.
Resolution No. 11
At the request of the Latvian Association of Detroit, the ALA board rescinds the 2007 nomination of Edgars Zarins for the ALA recognition certificate.
Resolution No. 12
The ALA board grants permission to Ojars Kalnins to reprint the book “Chautauqua/Jurmala 1986 – A Latvian American Perspective” published by the ALA in 1987.
Resolution No. 13
ALA Board approves the proposed FY2018 budget as presented by the Treasurer.
Resolution No. 14
ALA Board supports contracting with CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) to perform the 2017 audit.
Resolution No. 15
ALA Board supports Pēteris Blumbergs’ candidacy for the post of the Vice President of the World Federation of Free Latvians and votes to provide him with a mandate for the WFFL VP duties for the calendar years 2018 and 2019.