Board Meeting on June 5-6, 2021

Board Resolutions

Resolution Nr. 1
The ALA Board decides to support founding an archive center in the U.S. and will help implement the project together with the American Society for Latvian Cultural and Historical Heritage.

Resolution Nr. 2
The ALA Board decides to urge the Latvian government to ease pandemic restrictions on U.S. vaccinated citizens to boost tourism and support the economy and international cooperation.

Resolution Nr. 3
The ALA Board acknowledges the letter from the Belarusian American Association (BAZA) to the U.S. government condemning the illegal activity of Lukashenko’s management, hijacking Ryanair’s 4978 flight and incarcerating democratic employees. ALA condemns the functioning of the regime.

Resolution Nr. 4
The ALA Board decides to financially support Kursa Summer High School with a $5,000 donation for employee salaries and the Catskill Camp with up to $10,000 in donations for camp needs when the request letter is received from camp management.

Resolution Nr. 5
The ALA Board decides to increase the amount of the summer high school scholarships. Kursa will now annually receive $6,000 and Gaŗezers will receive $26,000 in family support from the Freiberg fund.

Resolution Nr. 6
To complete Congress Resolution 19, the ALA Board decides to establish a Future Planning Task Force. Una Veilande will lead the group. M. Andersons and K. Giga will participate. The new working group will also invite outside organizations to participate.

Resolution Nr. 7
The ALA Board decides to host the ALA 70th Congress in the city of Chicago (not the suburbs) on October 21-24, in hybrid form, with the possibility of broadcasting a speech or event directly.

Resolution Nr. 8
The ALA Board decides to offer a standard grant request form on the ALA website. M. Gudrā will prepare a draft for review.

Resolution Nr. 9
Taking into account that the 2021 Congress will be held in October, the ALA Board decides to offer delegates both the 2021 and 2022 budgets at the Congress.

Resolution Nr. 10
The ALA Board accepts the financial report dated April 30, 2021.

Resolution Nr. 11
The ALA Board decides to hold the next board meeting virtually on Sunday, August 29th. Details to follow.

Resolution Nr. 12
The ALA Board decides to cancel the August “Sveika, Latvija!” trip due to ongoing pandemic conditions and travel issues.

Resolution Nr. 13
The ALA Board decides to support the ALA Latvian Museum’s exhibit and exhibit improvement project with approximately $17,000 from the ALA LV100 fund to cover AV technology expenditures.