Board Meeting on December 5-6, 2020
Resolution Nr. 1
The ALA Board approves the newly elected 2020 ALA board committee list.
Resolution Nr. 2
The ALA Board approves a donation of $20,000 to the Enģeļa Sirds (Angel’s Heart) organization from the 2020 ALA Cooperation with Latvia budget to provide 89 additional laptops to children in Latvia.
Resolution Nr. 3
The ALA Board approves a name change for the “Cooperation with Latvia” office (particularly for the Latvian version). In English, the office will now be called the “Support & Aid to Latvia” office.
Resolution Nr. 4
The ALA Board approves Andra Zommere as a non-voting ALA representative on the PBLA Education board for 2021.
Resolution Nr. 5
The ALA Board decides to start a working group to discuss copyright issues. Working group members would include: P. Blumbergs, M. Gudrā, V. Grīnberga, S. Šūmane, L. Berga, and U. Veilande.
Resolution Nr. 6
The ALA Board decides to support the 2022 Latvian Song & Dance Festival in Minnesota with a $25,000 donation. The donation will be distributed across three years: $5,000 from the ALA 2020 Culture Office budget, $10,000 from the 2021 budget, and $10,000 from the 2022 budget.
Resolution Nr. 7
The ALA Board resolves to raise the salaries of the ALA office staff by 3 percent, as well as provide a Christmas bonus ($1,000 to M. Gudra and $750 to B. Dolinsky, after taxes).
Resolution Nr. 8
In order to fulfill ALA Congress Resolution 15, the ALA Board decides to plan a discussion evening on the topic of the care and wellbeing of those in need in the U.S. Latvian community as part of the 2021 Saturday evening programs.
Resolution Nr. 9
In order to fulfill ALA Congress Resolution 19, the ALA Board decides to hold a forum involving representatives of different generations and organizations to discuss what the future of the U.S. Latvian society and ALA might be in 10 years or more.
Resolution Nr. 10
The ALA Board decides to hold the next board meeting on March 6-7, 2021, in virtual format.
Resolution Nr. 11
The ALA Board approves the proposed FY2021 budget as presented by the Treasurer with the discussed changes.
Resolution Nr. 12
The ALA Board decides to hold a short teleconference on February 3rd, 2021.
Resolution Nr. 13 (approved during the Feb 2nd teleconference)
The ALA Board approves Kaija Petrovskis as an ALA representative for the World Federation of Free Latvians (PBLA), replacing Dzintars Dzilna.