Board Meeting on March 4-5, 2016
Resolution Nr. 1
The ALA board accepts the financial reports (Statement of Financial Position and Budget v. Actual) as presented.
Resolution Nr. 2
The ALA board resolves to continue to compensate legal counsel Ivars Bērziņš with a $350 hourly rate, to pursue the resolution of several details regarding the Priedīts bequest. As such, the board agrees to raise the 2016 budget for ,,Legal fees” from $2,000 to $5,250.
Resolution Nr. 3
The ALA board accepts a $300 addition to the 2016 Information budget, with regards to CEEC registration.
Resolution Nr. 4
The ALA board accepts a $1,750 addition to the 2016 ALA Museum budget, for print advertising. These expenses will be covered by the Knight fund.
Resolution Nr. 5
The ALA board resolves to transfer funds from both SunTrust Money Market accounts to the SunTrust checking account, to cover ALA operational expenses. With these transfers, both SunTrust Money Market accounts are to be closed.
Resolution Nr. 6
The ALA board supports the following individual member delegates for the 2016 ALA Congress: Maija Hinkle, New York; Eriks Krumins, Milwaukee; Aija Kukainis, Kalamazoo; Janis Kukainis, Kalamazoo; Lilita Bergs, Washington, DC.
Resolution Nr. 7
The ALA board assigns the completion of Anita Terauds’ ALA history book project to Ilze Garoza, with an aim to publish and release the volume by the 2017 ALA Congress.
Resolution Nr. 8
The ALA board resolves to switch to the use of Neopost mailing services, with an initial contract of 3 years.
Resolution Nr. 9
The ALA board resolves to donate $5000 to the Katskiļi camp’s Latvian heritage developement programs fund, with this donation commemorating the camp’s 60th anniversary.
Resolution Nr. 10
The ALA board resolves to initiate a special fundraising campagin for the Latvian centennial, “Hundred for the Centennial”, soliciting $100 for each year leading up to the centennial (2016, 2017, 2018), for a total of $300. The advertisement for this fundraising campaign can contain information about ALA’s activities relating to Latvian national security concerns, and note that the ALA board would like to ensure for a bright future for Latvia, but the donations are unrestricted and will go to the General Fund.